Penn Harvest Rye PA | Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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Pennsylvania Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Fall

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Added by OWSLEY069 on 10-15-2011

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4.43/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A wonderful example of rye IPA.

Opens up with very bready, almost fruitcake-like smell. Appealing color - deep mahogany - and enticing medium head.

Coniferous mouthfeel, coupled with extensive rye bread aroma brings up Eastern European memories of hearty food and simple tastes.

Very tasty, almost like eating dark, sour, chewy, flavorful rye loaf - yet, supremely balanced with sophisticated hop bouquet.

I did not expect this from an unknown Pittsburgh brewery. Almost sessionable, I can drink this with sausage, sauerkraut, smoked bacon and dark rye bread toast with garlic for as long as it's flowing'.

Kudos to the brewery, this is a one well done!

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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

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4.14/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This must be a recent iteration of this brew because it appears starkly different than the other reviews I see here. Pours a clear straw gold with two fingers of white head that leaves a solid collar and substantial lacing.

Certainly not the most rye-ish rye ipa I've had, but pretty darn good nonetheless. Bright and somewhat tropical with ample bitterness and just a light biscuity malt presence. Rye spice is there but hard to find. Body is just a little on the light side. Overall, not sure how much rye there is in the malt bill, but I wouldn't hesitate to order this any time it's on the menu.

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

Typical of the style. Easy drinking but cold have used a bit more hoppy bite.

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Penn Harvest Rye PA

Pours a clear dark amber color, off white khaki head and some lace. Hoppy aroma, with fresh hops and biscuity malt complimenting. In the taste, nice and bitter, with a good amount of peppery rye spice. Strong hop flavor, citrus rind, earthy and pungent. The rye plays nicely with the hop bitterness. Caramel, bready malts accompany. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a good sting of carbonation and hop bite. Overall, a nice offering from Penn, alot different than the usual lineup.

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3.8/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a deep ruby amber hue with a light tan khaki head forming thick and leaving fine even lacing beind on the sides of my chalice. Aroma is pretty nice citrus bursts with herbal leaves. A really nice fresh hopped hop nose going on with a hint of underlying bready caramel malts to balance things out. Much more enjoyable than their standard Rye PA. Robust hop character with spicy rye, caramel malt breadiness in the finish. Super hoppy with hop pellet like bitterness a bit of leafy/vegetable fresh hop notes as well pretty big beer, who knows what the alcohol content is considering it's still labeled as a rye pale ale. Mouthfeel is brash with hop oils flowing strong and bitter definitely finishes bone dry with a juicy malt layer middle and spicy rye finish. Overall this beer is a nice hoppy harvest fall beer, drinkability is nice solid local beer from Penn I'm glad they got with the program and brewed a wet hopped ale.

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3.35/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

There's something weird about this beer. If its supposed to be an IPA, it's an odd one. There certainly are a lot of hops in this one, judging from what I'm seeing as my hop allergy kicking in. But the body is all wrong and too soft and just not bringing it. Which I could say for the beer as a whole. Not sure what the goal was here, but it isn't quite working.

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3.35/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark copper to sienna in color. Hightop pour leaves a tiny quarter-inch glossy head. It STILL laces with elegance.

Very rye spicy and pine and earthy hops. Smells a little herbal. Very toasty for a rye IPA.

Rigorous rye with both pine and pithy citrus hop notes. Dextrinous and chewy. Bitter, but still retaining some wort-y grain sugar. Browning apple, maltose, and caramel malts. Hops lose the battle in the finish. Hefty rye maltiness all throughout. Finely-tuned carbonation creates some graininess on the tongue. Doesn't drink down any better than the next beer.

If you like unadulterated rye malts in your rye beer, this is for you. The hoppiness is dumbed-down, but enjoyably complementary.

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Penn Harvest Rye PA from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
3.5 out of 5 based on 37 ratings.
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