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RATINGS: 336   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JamesCory (54) - Wheeling, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2011
12 oz. bottle from TJ’s, poured into a 16 oz. shaker.

Aroma: 7/10: some maltiness on the nose, with grassy hops also prevalent. Very inviting aroma.

Appearance: 4/5: long lasting head. Hazy orange color -about what I expected given the style.

Taste: 8/10: Has the bitterness I expect with Rye’s, but not overwhelmingly so. Very good for the style. Quite enjoyable.

Palate:4/5: Medium-low carbo, somewhat soapy finish. Very interesting.

Overall 15/20: Just a very enjoyable beer. Exceeded my expectations for this one, by a long shot.


3.3
floydslip (422) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 10, 2017
Slightly cloudy gold beer with a medium foamy bright white head. Nose of orange pith, pine resin, and herbs. Flavor is fairly dry with a musky dough-like core, followed by some spice and finishing with a slightly astringent, waxy bitterness. Pretty good.

2.7
Jpmercer (80) - shakopee, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2017
Average red 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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
jb (3414) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2017
Bright light yellow, thick head, hazy. Sweet and notes of dough and grain in the nose. Taste is sweet, spicy, and hop influenced all at once. Spicy medium finish. It's a pretty good beer.!

3.3
solidfunk (9407) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2017 light citrus. soft carbonation like old coke. golden pour with decent head. Light bitter finish. easy drinking.

3.8
commonmac (1339) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2017
On tap at the source. Part of the large scale brewery road trip. Unfortunate plastic cup. Price you pay to play bags outdoors. Lighter golden color with plenty of white head. Aroma is mostly citrus with maybe a hint of floral. Taste is mostly bitter but has the pleasant grainy spicy notes of rye. Bright and punchy come to mind as adjectives. Ends with a bitter aftertaste that is well executed. Very solid.

3.1
Msdrbeat (785) - East Lansing, USA - MAY 18, 2017
On tap at Arcadia. Light for a rye. White head. Good punch of hops. Line and lemon. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
drowland (9077) - Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2017
12/23/16. On tap somewhere while home in IL for Christmas. Amber pour with a small khaki head. Toffee and rye bread, caramel and dark fruits on the aroma. Lightly sweet bready flavor, malty, caramel, rye bread. Not bad.

3.7
mvp (270) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2017
Pours murky lemon yellow with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, floral and lemon. Light sweet flavor that finishes bitter but still seems to balance.

3.4
john44 (3402) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2017
Bottle. Golden in colour. Very bitter resinous hops, citrus grapefruit and pine dominate over sweet toffee malts. Distinctly spicy and peppery; also rather earthy. Very dry finish. Really an IPA made with rye malt. Decent. (2010-09)

4
superspak (6015) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - JAN 29, 2017
12 ounce can into pint glass, no can dating. Pours moderate hazy/cloudy golden amber/light orange color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, lemon/orange peel, pine, honey, light caramel, spicy rye, toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/pine hops and moderate rye/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, lemon/orange peel, pine, honey, light caramel, spicy rye, toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine/citrus peel bitterness and rye spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, citrus peel, pine, spicy rye, toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate rye/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero lingering hop/rye astringency after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitter/spiciness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/sticky, and slightly resinous balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6%. Overall this is a great rye pale ale! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate rye/bready malt flavors; very smooth and refreshing to drink with the balanced bitter/spicy flavors. Very bright on hop flavors with great rye malt balance. Still tastes pretty fresh despite no can dating. A really enjoyable offering.


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