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RATINGS: 332   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GranvilleTim (1855) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Cloudy yellow pour with a thin white head. Aroma is dominated by the rye. Taste is rye, light hops, light cabonation, quite tasty. Nice lacing and aftertaste

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2010
The nice frothy head with a golden orange looking beer underneath sets the stage for a nice drink. No real overwhelming aroma but pleasant. A good amount of bitter hops but nothing overpowering. I got a hint of caramel and orange sweetness but could not detect the rye. This beer is flat out pleasant to drink. It is just too tasty to have with food, a bit too strong as a session beer, but not to overwhelming to sit down with a few.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
revoke (10) - Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2010
I just cant seem to win with Arcadia. I had a great sample of this on draft at Ashleys in Westland, MI. I thought it would be good in bottles. Once again (3rd different beer from Arcadia), it tasted bitter and skunked from bottles. The draft version has that unique rye-beer flavor and a nice thick texture. It bottles I thought it was a completely different beer... I almost like drinking a rotten grapefruit. Id go for Reds Rye from Founders instead (if you have to do bottles). On tap, if you can find it, Sky High might be worth a try.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Finhead (1715) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2010
A hazy orange pour with minimal white head. A nice aroma of bready malt mixed with citrus and floral hops. A semi-sweet taste with some lemon followed by a very dry, bitter finish that is long-lasting.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2010
golden amber pour. small head..aroma is of rye, citrus and floral hops..flavor is very floral as well, and is dominated by rye, orange peel and grass. finishes bitter

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2010
This was a pretty good and flavorful Rye Ale. Being a fan of this style beer i was excited to try this beer and it didnt disappoint. The only negative thing i can say about this beer was it was a little thicker than i would have liked.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2010
Bomber from Binnys Des Plaines. Pours hazy yellow gold with white head. Aromas of hops, citrus, rye, and some wheat. Flavors of rye, citrus, and bitter malts. Basically a pale ale with a bunch of rye. Finishes bitter. Decent ale but not really my thing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (6594) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2010
This poured a cloudy light orange color with a big fluffy white head. Aroma was rye, light bittering and citrus hops. Flavor was a nice blend of malty sweetness, rye and mellow hops, also seemed a bit wheaty and yeasty as well. A nice little surprise to me.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
speonkcake (10) - New York, USA - MAR 12, 2010
This needs to step up to the plate with a better first swing. Flavor got better as it opened up and the rye came through more. Let this one sit while you drink something else and it can be enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djredpop (101) - Downriver, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2010
Pours red-copper w/ good head retention. Lots of hops aroma (grapefruit?). Warm up front, satisfying medium body. A very well-made beer.


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