Reaper's Harvest
Helltown Brewing

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Style:
Rye Beer
Ranked #33
ABV:
7%
Score:
88
Ranked #10,327
Avg:
4.02 | pDev: 10.2%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
63
From:
Helltown Brewing
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  3
Gots
  16
SCORE
88
Very Good
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clayrock81 from Florida

3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a copper seethru body with good one-finger head and lace ring down glass. The rye/spice portion of beer is noticeable in aroma but it's rather mild as are the citric hops. Smooth beer, medium body so not too filling, has a spicy edge and crisp hoppy finish with a touch of sweetness on the end.

Dec 12, 2018
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flgimp from Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: Cooper with light head
S: bread, malty, slight pine note
T: toasted rye bread balanced with mild grapefruit hoppiness, orange peel
O: nicely balanced rye beer with unique taste. I would do again

Dec 30, 2016
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Abbey on Butler St in Pittsburgh, PA.

This one pours a clear dark copper brown, with a small white head, and a good amount of lacing.

Smells like rye, spicy hops, grapefruit, a little bit of orange, and sweet caramel malt.

This is pretty solid, but not great. This nails both the earthy spiciness of the rye, and the hoppy spiciness of wet-hopped beers pretty well. It's a quite malty IPA, with lots of bready and caramel malt character, but the hop character is still significant, and rises above that. I get some light fruitiness- grapefruit and orange, with lots of spicy pine and grassiness.

This is medium bodied, and pretty drinkable, with a good level of carbonation.

This is my first beer from Helltown, and I'm fairly impressed. Pretty tasty stuff.

Nov 07, 2016
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WoodBrew from Ohio

3.54/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The reaper's harvest was decent. It poured a clear copper with white head and no lace. The scent and taste were bitter...not much in the form of pine or citrus. The taste was balanced enught to make it drinkable. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it was ok.

Dec 12, 2015
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tipmeoverandpourmestout from Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

pineapply hops and rye; light, smooth and eminently drinkable. Just don't mistake the lightness for weakness, because this one packs a punch.
Might just need a case.

Feb 28, 2015
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Mounty4Life from Pennsylvania

4.54/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at gateway grill. Appears a dark reddish brown with fluffy white head that has bubbles. Laces whole way down and is sticky! The smell is what got me! Smells of wet/dry hops, simcoe I think, but not sure. It is so unique it took me back to my basement brewing recolections! Obvious malt back bone that make this a special treat. Tastes is smooth and subtle, the hops creep up and will have you lapping like a dog, soaking up the aftertaste. Rye is hidden and makes everything work. Mouthfeel is too smooth for 8%! I could see this getting dangerous it goes down so well. Overall a superb find and again helltown impresses me with another seasonal!

Nov 25, 2012
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RblWthACoz from Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Oh my. We have a legitimately wet-hopped beer here.

Amazing oily character with a nice spicy tone to it. Great earthy base to it. I'd love to know what hops they used in this one. I'll look it up later. For now, this is a very nice beer.

This is my 2nd brew from these guys and I am now on a mission to try all things Helltown. My new favorite brewery out of the Pittsburgh area, or anywhere for that matter.

Nov 15, 2012
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Stinkypuss from Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Helltown Brewing
Reapers Harvest

LOOK: Amber colored ale with an off white lather. Leaves a little lace and exhibits a fine clarity.

SMELL: Toffee, chocolates, floral hops, pine, grapefruit and mildly sweet smelling.

TASTE: Delicious flavors of hop and robust malt. Grapefruit, pine, and a spicy rye. Rich nutty, chocolatey malts are coming out more as it warms. Finishes more on the bitter side, with a heaping helping of resinous, earthy, pine-like hops.

FEEL: Medium bodied, somewhat crisp and very satisfying. Drinks easily given the strength.

OVERALL: Another high quality offering from the greater Pittsburgh area outfit. This is a world class brew and honestly, I feel a bit spoiled that this is a local offering.

Nov 10, 2012
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GreenJetta912 from Pennsylvania

4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It's golden in color, good lacing, head retention is good but not the best I've seen

The smell is very hop foreward and the rye punches you in the nostrils. Intoxicating aroma of bread and hops. slight lemon hop aroma

Taste is bomb diggity. The rye does not punch you in the face like in the nose. Really good hop/rye balance with a solid sweet malt backbone. This doesn't taste like 8%abv so be careful. It's incredibly smooth if you enjoy hoppy brews. Goes down way too easy. Use caution.

Mouthfeel is very sweet. My guess is all of that came from the use of rye.

The finish is sweet and hoppy. citrus, grapefruit, orange, pine notes. Hint of lemongrass.

Overall: I'm pissed that they are out of it. If you like rye beer, this is worth going out of your way for.

Nov 07, 2012
Reaper's Harvest from Helltown Brewing
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 63 ratings