Divided Sky Rye IPA - 4 Hands Brewing Co.
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Reviews by mdcrouser:
3.71/5 rDev -4.1%
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.
03-24-2013 02:53:16 | More by mdcrouser
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3.1/5 rDev -19.9%
22 oz bottle. Pours hazy golden orange with a huge creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is rye malts with some sweet bread and not a lot of hop.
The flavor is sweet bready malt with spicy rye and peppery grassy hops with a good amount of bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lots of carbonation.
Overall, a decent rye IPA. The rye is prominent with good bitterness but not a lot of hop flavor.
08-15-2013 03:38:41 | More by Beaver13
4.49/5 rDev +16%
Cloudy light brown in appearance. A thin layer of foam across the top of the glass. The nose is a fantastic blend of piney aroma hops with a twist of rye. I'll be honest, it smells amazing! Very light in terms of mouthfeel. Pine like hops on the forefront and followed by that slight tickle of rye on the tongue. Well executed. The best offering thus far by this brewery and many of theirs are good.
06-30-2013 19:10:04 | More by Franziskaner
3.03/5 rDev -21.7%
Unfortunately I think the bottle my neighbor picked up was a bit over primed and it affected everything...taste, scent, mouthfeel, etc. The beer poured a hazy orangish yellow with foamy big head that did not leave much lacing. The scent carried some citrus and pine....but mostly that overprimed blah. The taste was more malty that hoppy....meaning there was a sweetness that was trying to balance the hop. The mouthfeel was medium in body and the had big carbonation. Overall it was ok...I would definitely try it again if given the chance.
12-27-2013 04:32:14 | More by WoodBrew
4.1/5 rDev +5.9%
Pours a hazed & pretty much gushing straw color with crazy amounts of pearl colored head. Never cleared up, crazy head retention & lacing
S: Peppery & floral notes, grassiness & breadiness
T: Follows the nose, nice malty sweetness up front, grapefruit & pineyness as well. Dryness, more grapefruit, breadyness, plus peppery rye as this warms. Finishes with grapefruit, peppery rye, pine, caramel & woody dryness
MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation, nice balance
Easy to drink, some rough edges, but a nice rye slanted IPA & one I would buy again if in sixer format
10-02-2013 04:12:33 | More by russpowell
3.9/5 rDev +0.8%
Clear light copper body with an inch of white head and nice spotty lacing... poured into a tulip.
The smell is bready with some light citrus tones.
The hops are grapefruit and orange and it has a pretty strong biscuit malt holding it together with a faint rye finish.
Mouthfeel is clean and crisp with good body.
Overall, I was pretty impressed with my first beer from 4 hands.
10-25-2012 12:33:50 | More by Vonerichs
Divided Sky Rye IPA from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.