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RATINGS: 309   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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In honor of our adventurous friends at Sky Dive Inc. in Hastings, Michigan, we crafted a truly adventurous brew in Sky High Rye. A West Coast-style Pale Ale with rye malt, Sky High Rye boasts a massive floral aroma of resinous hops. The hops contribute flavor notes of lemons, peaches, and pine needles, combined with the sweet, malty flavors of toffee and bread. Rye adds a pleasant peppery, spicy note like a fresh slice of pumpernickel bread. Very well-rounded and very drinkable, Sky High Rye will surely inspire adventure in all who taste it.
This West Coast-style Pale Ale is brewed with eighty percent English barley malts and twenty percent rye malt. It boasts a massive floral aroma of resinous hops, contributing notes of lemons, peaches and pine needles and is anchored by the sweet malty flavors of toffee and freshly baked pumpernickel bread.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AtlAggie (241) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2010
Bottle. Aroma is fairly strong citrus and floral hops. Flavor is hoppy up front (pine and floral), making way for rye and some caramel and toffee. Finish is decently bitter. A pleasant beer, easy to drink but still has enough complexity to make it interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RoscoeJackson (377) - Michigan, USA - JUN 24, 2010
pretty good..............................................

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
r464 (2015) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2010
Coppery amber color with a fading whitish head. Tastes crisp with a hoppy lean, hints of citrus and pine. Earthy, a bit sour, and floral with a bit of spice. Very interesting and different.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HonkeyBra (3676) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2010
Orange pour with thin white head. Aroma of rye, slight butter, some grapefruit. Flavor is grapefruit, rye, crystal malt. Thereís a lot of flavor here, but its just the grapefruit, rye, and crystal malt. Iím getting a pain in my stomach as I drink this, but Iím not sure if its related so I wont dock the beer in points for that. I mean, itís not terrible? The hops are there and decent, the rye is there and spicy and good. Thereís just not a lot here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3578) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 1, 2010
Another winner of a beer courtesy of Strykzone. This poured a cloudy light orange color with a fat white head and lots of lacing. The nose shows the rye, and there are citrus hops there as well. Medium to heavy body and a very smooth mouthfeel. The flavor show caramel malts nicely balanced with the rye and hops. The finish is dry and lightly bitter. Well crafted specialty beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBunn (2536) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2010
Bottle. Pours a medium gold with a fizzy white head and aromas tropical fruit and pine hops, a bit of rye and pear/honey sweetness. Flavor is a very nice mix of honey and pine and mango. There is a bit of a skunky hops that comes out in the finish from time to time, but it is a pretty minor flaw.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - MAY 20, 2010
Bottle. When I first cracked opened this bottle I smelled an IPA. Poured a hazy orangish color with a pillowly white head. Left some lacing as it went. Aroma was pine,citrus, and earthy notes. Flavor was grass, citrus, and pine. Finished long and strong. I love this beer. Can you get it in 6 packs? I have only seen this in the sampler packs. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GranvilleTim (1776) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Cloudy yellow pour with a thin white head. Aroma is dominated by the rye. Taste is rye, light hops, light cabonation, quite tasty. Nice lacing and aftertaste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2010
The nice frothy head with a golden orange looking beer underneath sets the stage for a nice drink. No real overwhelming aroma but pleasant. A good amount of bitter hops but nothing overpowering. I got a hint of caramel and orange sweetness but could not detect the rye. This beer is flat out pleasant to drink. It is just too tasty to have with food, a bit too strong as a session beer, but not to overwhelming to sit down with a few.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
revoke (10) - Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2010
I just canít seem to win with Arcadia. I had a great sample of this on draft at Ashleyís in Westland, MI. I thought it would be good in bottles. Once again (3rd different beer from Arcadia), it tasted bitter and skunked from bottles. The draft version has that unique rye-beer flavor and a nice thick texture. It bottles I thought it was a completely different beer... I almost like drinking a rotten grapefruit. Iíd go for Redís Rye from Founders instead (if you have to do bottles). On tap, if you can find it, Sky High might be worth a try.

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