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RATINGS: 325   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coyotehunter (696) - , Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2010
Bottle. Aroma of citrus hops along with some floral and herbal hops, some rye crust, hay, doughy malt. Flavor again heavy on the citrus hops with bready malt in the background. Nice bitterness and grainy malt in the finish. pretty damn good really.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
llcooldave (1188) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2010
Pours a nice cloudy amber honey color. Head looks very "frosty" almost like an icy foam floating on the top. Pretty cool. Nice sweet toffee aroma coupled with piney hops notes. Easy malt flavors at the beginning with a strong bitter citrus hops trailing at the end. Overall, this is a really good brew. Sad I only got a couple of bottles and canít get this here in TX.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (9552) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2010
Bottle. Amber with a thin head. Aromas are toast and rye with peach. Caramel with lemon and light woody pine. Bubblegum with peppery notes. Flavours are sweet toffee malts with ripe autumn fruit and chocolate. Very spicy and pine hops on the finish. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (42888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2010

Bottle 12fl.oz.

Unclear light to medium amber orange color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, grain - rye notes, moderate hoppy, flowers - elderflower. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100805]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2010
Had on tap at Smokin Joeís A-pours a transparent yellow color with a pure white head. S-the nose has a fair amount of grain up front and it seems to stay present throughout, the rye is there with notes of spice and a light citrus hop in the back. T-light grain, much lighter than the nose, notes of caramel and a good bit of rye with a light spice. the hops are quite present as well, citrus and floral hops dominate the finish with virtually no bitterness. M-a good feel with a medium body and actually a little chewy, well carbonated beer with a crisp slightly prickly finish. D-this is a good beer, well balanced with the rye malts and the hop assertiveness, the spice characteristic is light and associated with the rye. the feel is nice and makes this a very good drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Hazy golden amber with a rocky white head, medium lively... citrus aroma is big to start with some mildly sweet notes... rye flavor is noticeable, some nice citrus notes followed by spicy rye that drys the finish very nicely... medium body, bone dry finish...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (16735) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2010
Bottle from GBBF 2010. Orange amber with lasting thin beige head. Hoppy aroma, touch of plasticine and spicy rye malt. Itís a decent slightly spicy earthy pale ale. Nice enough, if not too exciting. The plasticine is a bit odd though.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheelz843 (233) - Grand Island, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2010
Bottle. pours a thick cloudy copper color with a nice frothy head. Has a fruity, wheaty aroma. Has a nice hoppy flavor with hints of fruit. aftertaste is smooth with just a bit of a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2010
Draught pint (okay, pints) at Mister Goodbar, Buffalo New York - pitchers of this enjoyed with several drunken reprobates on August 7, 2010 (blankboy, garthicus, rudolf, IPFreely, tupalev and likely others). Hazy gold with an average white head. Smells quite nice, if not assertive - grass/citrus hoppiness and light rye grain - not sweet, thank God. Taste is very good - rye sharpness, dry straw or wheat, and restrained grapefruit pith bitterness, sneaky-boozy (wait for that third pint, youíll see what I mean). Average body, almost a bit thin, but itís on draught - light carbonation, not hugely bitter, but enough to keep us hop-heads happy, with a medium-length bitter finish, and background booziness. This one was very, very well suited to drinking in quantities, although I did eventually start to feel it. Not smash-you-in-the-face with the rye, but itís definitely there, and good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - AUG 9, 2010
Thanks to Jacob, Bobby or Andrew?

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber orange with no head.

Aroma: Cat pee and tangerine.

Taste: Faint citrus and bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Watery, light, fizzy.

Overall: This beer just didnít do it for me.

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