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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.

thouse's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
thouse (51) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Look for the new label. Pouring a golden color edging into orangeness with a light white head and light lacing to match, this is one big mouthful of pepper and peach. Itís rich, itís bright, itís happily carbonated, itís got some citrus in it from those grapefruity hops, and nicely dry on the palate thanks to all that rye-ey goodness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kathouse (1509) - Nevada, USA - APR 16, 2016
Golden with a nice white foam. Rye and grass aroma. Great flavors of spice and hop resins. Finish is slightly astringent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Art (2931) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Can at bar in NYC. Yeah it seemed like a rye beer to me but it was so old that the hops had faded to a gross malt bomb. :(

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
60minuteman (1255) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2016
Clear bronze pour, some headish. Watery aroma, rye, barley, resin hop, malt, pine and something a little sweet, thinking itís the peach. Flavor is more mild and not as exciting. Bready and earthy with more pine and rye hop. A slight bitterness at the end plays with the fruit to make this beer almost memorable. Still not my favorite.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ordybill (1171) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a murky orange-light brown color with a small white head. The aroma is full of hops and citrus. The taste is full on citrus, hops and rye. An excellent rye beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (3389) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Pours pale yellow with a creamy white head. Aroma of citrus fruits, grass, and rye. Rye flavor with grass, and some citrus sweetness. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorkenstein (344) - - OCT 4, 2015
Aroma is peaches, melon, and floral hops. Taste is melon, peach, rye, and then sharp floral hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dudeous42 (8) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2015 does not count
Served in a pint glass on tap. One finger head that didnít last. Very low viscosity with little to no lacing. Smell is faintly characteristic of hops and fruit but alarmingly it smells a bit like a light beer with a touch of alcohol coming through. As for the taste, it is much like a light beer upon the first few sips but after more careful evaluation, the tones listed in itís description come through. Most notably a piny bite begins as soon as the beer traverses the back of the tongue. The beginning is generally tasteless like a light beer however the finish is piny, citrusy, and even sweet with no taste left behind. The mouthfeel is watery which explains a non lingering finish, lack of lacing, and why I connect this beer to a big name light beer. Overall this ipa may be good for someone wanting to stop drinking domestic lights and start drinking craft however this is not my first choice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9210) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 13, 2015
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark reddish pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, orange peel, grapefruit, hints of spice, rye, toast, some earth. Taste was a mix of orange, rye, spice, toast into toffee, bread, some pine, finishing bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
murphious2000 (31) - - AUG 13, 2015
Good aromas of citrus and hops, more fuity than I expected. Leaves lacing after a 1 in head, nice foam. Gets thin quickly but lingers through out the glass. Spicy rye with good malt and hop blend...very nice flavor with a little grapefruit bitterness in the finish---very flavorful all the way to the end. So far, my favorite rye IPA by far.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
phaleslu (9017) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Draft in a flight at HalfCut. Pours a cloudy pale gold - lighter than expected - with a white head that settles into a ring and film while lacing the glass. Rye up front, with straw, grass, citrus zest (mostly lemon), and pale and crackery malts. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a bitter, malty mouthfeel. Not bad, just nothing special or that Iíd feel like ordering again.

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