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Divided Sky Rye IPA - 4 Hands Brewing Co.

Divided Sky Rye IPADivided Sky Rye IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

159 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 159
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%


Brewed by:
4 Hands Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer brings together tow of our favorite ingredients; hops and rye - serious hops up front provide a pungent, floral, and citrus character. We use centennial, Columbus, and Cascades in this hop lovers dream. The rye provides a slightly spicy flavor and a full mouth-feel. Divided Sky pours straw in color with notes of tangerine, grapefruit, and pine. Drink fresh!

(Beer added by: JoEBoBpr on 12-21-2011)
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Reviews by mdcrouser:
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mdcrouser

Missouri

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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Divided Sky Rye IPA from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.