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RATINGS: 330   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
malkyore (377) - - MAR 3, 2013
Arcadia never lets you down. Never. Thick white head that sticks around for a while. Its kind of a murky gold color. Its pleasant to look at. Smells like an ipa. Citrus and wheat in the nose. Tastes like an ipa too. Bitter hoppy punch with a nice smooth refreshing finish. This is a great beer that I will definitely be getting again!


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (2707) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (5125) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chucklemation (1525) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2016
Pours a hazy light copper with a foamy white head. Aroma is rye, citrus, spice, and resin. Flavor is almost tart lemon, rye, and some resin. Has a nice, smooth body with plenty of carbonation and low bitterness. Solid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markas101 (2385) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2016
Bottle, Biostation, Michigan. Hop aroma with some grain and honey. Full body, sweet and thick with a resin rye finish.

2.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
p0rkch0p (102) - Missouri, USA - JUL 12, 2016
Fire sale at conrads. Bready, dry, mild sweetness. Unfamiliar with brand but love the ryes

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kathouse (1750) - LAS VEGAS, 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Art (3205) - 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. :(

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
60minuteman (1505) - 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 its 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ordybill (1566) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (3663) - 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.


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