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Divided Sky Rye IPA - 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

210 Ratings
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Ratings: 210
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 9
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
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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3.58/5  rDev -7.5%

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, rye, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and rye flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a solid rye presence that is slightly better in the smell.

UCLABrewN84, Oct 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

GRG1313, Oct 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

spycow, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Up from Jacksonville FL and stopped in at the brewery.

A: half finger head on a clear golden with very slight amber hue body.

S: candied orange, syrup, floral and pungent hops

T: the rye comes through nicely in the finish. Up front resin, tart citrus and earthy hops dominate. The caramel malt base is a mild contributor.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: this is a decent beer. The rye is well applied and it's nicely hopped. This one isn't very complex but it's still memorable for the rye presence and how well it's applied.

kylehay2004, Nov 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

On tap at Bailey's Range in St. Louis. 7/2/12

A - Poured a clear, copper color with a small, tan head of bubbly foam. It left sticky rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of citrus, grapefruit and roasted malt. Some caramel aromas, too.

T - It tasted of sweet citrus and tart grapefruit. Good toasty malt flavor with sweet caramel.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a good rye IPA. 4 Hands has made another good.

zeff80, Jul 06, 2012
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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

russpowell, Oct 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

a very good ipa. pours on the darker side for an ipa with a nice tint of red in there and a 1 inch lasting white head. smells quite spicy from the rye malts, which are very forward in both the smell and the taste. a little aroma of burning toast as well before the hops come in. high alpha wast coast varieties seems to be whats going on here. the taste gives that away, lots of resiny hops imparting slight bitterness and some fruity flavors to the beer. its balanced well with the rye malt. this is a pretty big beer. feel is good, just enough carbonation and a squarely medium body. 5 of these might be too many, but 2 or 3 is just perfect.

StonedTrippin, Jun 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

mendvicdog, Oct 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

MarkyMOD, Oct 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

imperialking, Aug 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

drewone, Oct 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

duceswild, Oct 08, 2013
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4.05/5  rDev +4.7%

On Tap at TJ'S Everyday. My 1st 4 hands beer since they sprang up in Philly after a successful launch during beer week 2012.

4 Hands Divided Sky is a nice looking amber shaded beer with some faint red spots poking out towards the sides. Bright looking with an off tan foam up above that left minor clinks on the glass. The scent is nice and pungent, spicy hop notes, some faint pale malt notes while the rye builds as the glass warms, pleasant smelling beer here with a dab of caramel to even all things out. This is a nice Rye based IPA, not the most aggressive I have had but a nice mix of earthy hop flavor, spicy rye notes, caramel and some malt backing. Reminds me of an amber mixed in with some dank hops and rye malt. Feel is below medium bodied with light carb, not terribly bitey on the tounge. I had two pints of this so that speaks for itself, Divided Sky is drinkable as all get out.

BARFLYB, Oct 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Gonzoillini, Jun 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

brandoman63, Apr 26, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +7.5%

on tap at bainbridge barrel house in philly - served in pint

Hazy copper pour with some golden hues and a frothy, khaki colored head on top. Thick retention with sticky, webbed lacing on the glass while drinking.

Plenty of juicy hops and rye spice in the nose with moments of citrus peel and fruit. Scents of malty sweetness, caramel and soft warmth.

Bitter, spicy bite on the tongue up front with rye spice and a formidable hop profile. Flavorful hoppiness, grapefruit pith and a dash of pine. Medium malt backbone with toasted bread and persistent rye spice. Finishes bitter and dry.

Medium body, well carbonated, sticky and lingering on the tongue. A quality IPA with a welcome addition of rye spice - will definitely drink again. I'm glad to see more of their beer hitting Philly, so keep it coming 4 Hands.

xnicknj, Apr 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Rhettroactive, Oct 12, 2012
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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.

WoodBrew, Dec 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Cynic-ale, Dec 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Hopheadjeffery, Apr 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

vfgccp, Jun 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

bsuedekum, May 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

aasher, Feb 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

ROGUE16, Apr 16, 2013
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4.16/5  rDev +7.5%

On-tap, served in a tulip

"Ahhh, divided sky, the wind blows high."

Pours a slightly hazy bright orange with a fluffy bone white cap. Recedes slowly, and leaves little chunks of lace clinging to the glass.

The nose has the overly dry, herbal aroma from the rye, with some juicy, citrus poking through. Clean biscuit malt holding down the back end.

Herbal, rye notes up front mix with pine resin for a dry, earthy intro while juicy tropical fruits emerge nicely mid-palate. Tangerines, mango, papaya, and white grapefruit lend a juicy, flavorful contrast to the dry notes from the rye. The finish is mildly bitter and builds with each sip, which is always the sign of a well-crafted IPA.

The feel is right on point. Medium body, even carbonation. I wouldn't have figured this to be 6.5%, it drinks super easy.

This is well made rye IPA. Super clean, well-crafted. Definitely ranks up near the top of my rye IPA list. Great balance of dry rye and juicy fruits with a sturdy, light malt bill.

ColForbinBC, Jun 06, 2012
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Divided Sky Rye IPA from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.