kassner (1338) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
ON Tap at 3 Sons. Very nice beer. Wonder why it took Penn so long to make one. Amber color, very nice head, full IPA impact with that spicy effect from Rye.
ttutony (635) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown in the glass. Notes of spicy rye malt and a bright hoppiness. Nice bitterness on the palate with a medium-full body. Good balance overall. Enjoyed this one.
Nate (3648) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Mad Mex, McKnight Rd. Medium hop aroma, herbal, and lightly spicy. Sweet roasted character, light grainy notes but can’t detect a lot of rye in the nose. Deep brown-amber clear with thin creamy lacing off-white head. Medium body and carbonation. Starts with medium roasty sweet flavor with brown sugar, fresh hops, and light rye spiciness. Light bitter character that becomes more pronounced towards the finish. Gets drier, too. Spicy hop notes and dry bitter after.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy at Andy’s New Years Eve party/tasting/Fluxx tournament. Pours a clear orange tinged dark amber with a medium sized wheat to beige head. Soft hops and earthy rye, light citrus. Medium bodied, earthy rye and grain. Light bitterness on the finish, good malty backbone. Easy drinking.
Dank (7) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 16, 2012 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
One of the better rye ipas around. Nice hoppy nose, initial flavor was good it quickly faded. Not too dry.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark reddish brown, beige cover. Aroma is lots of C-hops, some spicy, grapefruit tones, then lots of peppery rye malt. Taste is similar, the rye seems to dominate at first, but then the bittering hops power through at the end. In my opinion, it is too much of either the rye or the hops. I would prefer to see one toned back and not clash as much with the other.
lamas (1340) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"Penn Harvest RyePA" draft at Sharp Edge Brasserie, McMurray, PA on 11/18/11. Came to the table a clear reddish amber color with a thick beige head. A pleasant aroma of spicy rye, pine, grapefruits, caramel, and an ample roasted maltiness. Went down relatively medium-bodied. No surprises taste-wise - lots of caramel and big roasted malty qualities upfront. Spicy rye and grapefruits at the end. Well-balanced, pleasant, and drinkable.
Tmoney99 (10445) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured clear brown color with an average off-white frothy head that mostly lated with fair lacing. Moderate toasted rye and sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable brew.
SudsMcDuff (5792) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had at this restaurant by the Duquesne Incline in Pittsburgh, just so i could be a patron and use their bathroom- good excuse for a beer i say.. mild caramel and a touch of sweet rye .. . nice malt bill .. . decent brew .. . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyEqQN9B3mg
matthewjk (889) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
First try from Penn Brewing - poured from 22oz bottle - I like beers made with rye and I have tried some good ones--this one is average. Fantastic ruddy appearance; sticky lacing; little on the bitter side. Balanced? Maybe, but I would like a little more malt in there to balance out the rye that can desiccate your mouth. Full, creamy texture. Not bad.