Divided Sky Rye IPA - 4 Hands Brewing Co.
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Reviews by mdcrouser:
3.71/5 rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
An inch of chunky white head tops a nearly transparent golden-orange hue, bubbles of carbonation quickly streaming upwards. Leaves soapy lace behind.
Nice on the nose - Citrus, toast, some spice and a hint of Belgian yeastiness.
A balance of citrus and floral hops is pretty well done, delivering what would likely be an enjoyable IPA on their own. Probably too much rye though - I don't say that often. Though it doesn't deliver much spice, that characteristic rye earthiness is just too hard here - I'd enjoy it much more if it were in the background, providing a nuanced supporting role to the hops.
The rye is really drying, completely wicks any moisture from the tongue. It really rolls around in the mouth for a while afterwards too.
A good beer that could've been great - seems to try too hard to be what it wants to be, but doesn't need to be.
Serving type: bottle
03-24-2013 02:53:16 | More by mdcrouser
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2.89/5 rDev -25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Had it today, 3/21/14, for the first time in over a year. I can't believe that the same issue I had then with the beer I had now again.
Simply, it's not good. Very poor and thick after taste, with a similar smell that matches that taste. Nothing good about this beer especially compared to its peers.
Overall not impressed and there are many beers I'd choose first over this next time. I wish they would cure that poor after taste of their beers.
Serving type: on-tap
03-22-2014 02:37:43 | More by HOP_KING
3.64/5 rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.
Golden orange with 2+ fingers of creamy, fluffy off-white head. Hazy with excellent retention and low carbonation.
Tangerine, grapefruit, pine and lemon. Hints of mango and Fruity Pebbles.
Grapefruit zest, Fruity Pebbles and lemon pith. Underlying notes of biscuit and spicy rye. Finishes with florals and pine resin with additional notes of rye sticking around.
Medium bodied, bitter, crisp and dry.
The hops and rye are represented well along with a thin malt backbone. A nice Rye IPA as long as you like them bitter and dry.
Serving type: bottle
02-06-2014 19:46:28 | More by justintcoons
Divided Sky Rye IPA from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
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