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RATINGS: 316   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (38879) - 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]

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (22588) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2010
Bottled. Golden colour, small slightly off-white head. Aroma is mild fruityness, some mild bready notes and thatís about it. Flavour is fruits, some nectar and mild wooden notes. A quite pleasant brew in the flavour. Quite zesty aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (19334) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2010
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy floral aroma. Fruity rye malty hoppy citrus flavor. Has a fruity rye malty hoppy bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (18127) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2012
25th August 2010
Hazy amber beer, thick white head. Light semi dry palate. Rye spice and well balanced hops. Bitterish grapefruit with a trace of orange. Finishes mildly bitter and semi dry. Nicely joined up and very drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (17269) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 21, 2010
bottle at home ... amber ... big white foam head ... light fruit nose ... light fizz ... light bitter front ... bright summer fruits ... little pine ... little toffee ... little peach ... actually quite a lot of peach ... nice but little over fizzy

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (15867) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 3, 2011
Draft at Cambridge Commons. Dark yellow ( a surprise). Not much aroma. Taste is moderately bitter black pepper.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (15043) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (14173) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 6, 2015
Can from Brooklyn
Hazy orange color, steady white head. Malty, citrus, a bit of rye in the nose. Medium-bodied. Lemony, citric, sweetish fruity hoppy flavor. A bit plasticky citrusness and alcohol in the finish,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (13231) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 9, 2010
A: The pour is a sort of hazy golden straw color with a big white head. S: The nose is pleasantly hoppy with lots of nice citrus and pine notes and a bit of rye. A good blend of malt and hops, but definitely leaning toward the hop influence. T: A very bright citrus flavor with lots of lemons and grapefruits. A moderately bitter piney quality and nice undertones of rye and sweet malt. M: The body is a bit on the light side. Fairly well carbonated, too. D: This was a really easy drinking and refreshing beer, and was well appreciated after having a few heavier beverages during the day.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12449) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 19, 2009
Bomber. Beautiful orange pour with a frothy, clingy white head. Aroma is mainly citrus. Medium body with creamy carbonation. Lots of fruity hop, and spicey malt underlaying that. Itís very delicious, and the rye really comes out as the hop washes away. Little hot bits pop up. This finishes very floral/fruity, and itís just excellent. The rye note is everpresent. Love this stuff.


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