Divided Sky Rye IPA - 4 Hands Brewing Co.
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Reviews by mdcrouser:
3.71/5 rDev -4.4%
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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