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RATINGS: 305   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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chinchill (2621) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Undated 12 oz can purchased near brewery about 3 months ago and kept refrigerated. Pours golden with a small, partially durable head. Smells spicy and floral, rather as expected. But the flavor clearly reveals wild yeast. Unintentional I believe. So much for unpasteurized in this case? Effects actually fit somewhat with the spicy rye profile and don’t detract that much from the beer, but it certainly doesn’t taste like it is supposed to.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (6141) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2013
From bottle. Pours clear golden with a bubbly white head. Aroma of rye, malts, light fruit and citrus. Flavour is light moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Can to pint, pours a clear golden orange. Scent is citrus and bready. Taste of light citrus hops, grain, and rye in the finish. Easy to drink this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrjaxson (334) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Hop dominated. Overwhelming dryness and bitterness and not even a hint of the malts advertised in the company blah, blah, blah. Nonetheless, quite good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tectactoe (2925) - Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2013 Bottle: shiny, golden color with orange edges. Nice clarity throughout, topped with a big-bubbled, foamy white head. Aroma is kind of... sweaty a first. Strange. Lots of "green", vegetal-like hops; light, wet, floral. Bitter grapefruit peel, dry finish with spicy rye notes, though not as much as expected. Taste has some alcohol warmth, white pepper-like, earthy spice, lots of bready, dry, spicy rye... Much more present in flavor than in aroma. Hops are leafy, ashy pine needles with a heavy finishing bitterness. Some bready malts come into the finish for a rye bread kind of feel. Decent beer, I’m just not the biggest fan of rye. This was enjoyable enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpongeRuiner (880) - Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Definitely one of the ones I liked better from Arcadia. I am usually a fan of ryes also and this one had a nice crisp toastiness to it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EithCubes (5179) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Bottled 3/10/13. Nose of heavy caramel and spice-laden hops with distinct rye and some resin. And some nice lemon-peach-pineapple-mango fruity hops notes. Pours yellow-golden with a rocky white head. Medium body lightly bitter, perhaps even medium, but with a sharply tart start. Dries out quickly and utterly, but shy of astringency, and has a peppery-coriander overtone. Otherwise it’s lemon and very faint pine, and seemingly some Belgian swatches where they’re hard to see. Good one!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ed5388 (2431) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2013
12oz bottle @ Rì Rà (Atlantic City). Pours a hazy light copper color with a thin foamy off white head. Aroma of citrus, spicy rye, white pepper, and herbal hops. Taste has a nice citrus burst up front, followed by some caramel and rye malt, and finishes with some grapefruit and spices.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jethro6191 (481) - Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2013
On cask at the brewery. Pours a clear gold with a big fluffy white head. Spicy fruit aroma. Citrus, orange, lemon, floral, and rye notes. Creamy mouthfeel with some graininess. Low level of carbonation. Good cask ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3124) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013

7/04/2011: Arcadia Sky High Rye (Rye Pale Ale)... Aroma: Generous hoppiness in the aroma that presents wonderful grapefruit, resin, pineapple, and papaya. Appearance: Cloudy, dull pale yellow-beige color similar to that of lemon juice topped with a dense, lasting, and frothy off-white head; fine sediment swirling around the mdoerate carbonation. Flavor: Bittersweet and spicy with some malty sweetness, but mostly contains a nice, even citrus peel hop bitterness; there is also some sticky pine resin and plenty of white grapefruit with just enough tropical fruit to sweeten it up a little bit; moderately dry finish. Palate: Medium-light to medium; slightly slick and oily; good level of carbonation. Overall: This is a nicely done Rye Pale Ale; it is generously hopped with ample bitterness, but the rye malt still comes through; very, very drinkable.

12 fl. oz. bottle (6% Alc. by Vol.) from The Anderson’s General Store in Toledo, OH. Rating #266 for this beer.

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