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RATINGS: 321   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Rota, SPAIN - JUL 24, 2009
Bottle from Pauly’s in Lowell. Pours a light amber color with a soapy white head. Smells predominantly of peppercorn and pine. Tastes of each with added notes of toffee and mild peach. Not bad, but the rye really didn’t seem to play a large role.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2009
Pours a nice pale amber with thick off-white head. Aroma strong of citrus hops, slight floral, pine, grass, and malt which I cannot distinguish as rye in aroma, but becomes evident in flavor. Flavor matches well and has a nice hop bite that I really enjoy. It is a little thin otherwise, but very drinkable and enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jstraw (1946) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2009
Hazy, orange-gold with good, creamy off-white head / Floral nose of dry hops, weed, and rye / Medium body, good malt and hop balance, with good finish / Restrained yet appealing flavors of dry hops, orange, grapefruit, flowers, caramel, and spicy rye / Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8707) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2009
Pours hazy deep gold with 1-finger white head. Nose is orange marmalade, hopcitrus. Tastes hoppy, citric, with some black peppery and floral spicy notes as it warms. I enjoyed this one a great deal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (12459) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 12, 2009
(22oz bottle) Large off-white head atop lightly hazed light amber body, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, rye, lemon, pine, light bread. Taste is moderately sweet, juicy pine, some rye, some lemon, light orange/grapefruit. Light-medium body, some resin. Very IPAish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (3054) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2009
Bomber bottle poured to a Czech pils glass a hazy, orange/amber hue with a foamy, off white head and tight, lasting ribbons of lacing. The nose was mellow malt, citrus, orange and lemon zest, and a touch of pine. The flavor added distinct dryness and appropriate hop bitterness. The body was medium and the mouthfeel was clean.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2009
Brewed in the USA...... Courtesy of AFI96, thanks Waylo !!! Pours a hazy amber color with a nice foamy white head. Aroma of fruit, citrus notes malts and toffee. Taste of malts, warm bread, citrus and caramel. Mouthfeel is dry with a medium body and a slight bitter notes in the finish. Overall, pretty good !! But i must add i really did not taste any rye in this brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2009
22oz bottle split with BeerGestapo. Poured a lightly hazed amber with a small head. The nose was citrus and toffee. Tastes of grapefruit, caramel, and bread with a little bit of rye spiciness in the finish. Smooth but very noticeable bitterness, this was more of an IPA than a roggen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 25, 2009
Bomber courtesy of dmschefke. Pours copper with a white head. Smells of rye, spice, peppery, earthy. Tastes of pronounced rye, citrus, wildflowers, pepper, spice. Full mouthfeel. Excellent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2009
Bottle from Siciliano’s, Grand Rapids, MI. Cloudy orange with medium to large, real creamy, white head. Aroma is pretty big citrus and caramel, dry and subtle pine, some rich rye at the same time. Flavor is pretty resiny pine and citrus flavor, off-dry , caramel, solid but a little green. Medium and creamy body. Very nice.

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