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Divided Sky Rye IPA - 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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Divided Sky Rye IPADivided Sky Rye IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

228 Ratings
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Ratings: 228
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 9
Gots: 20 | 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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Ratings: 228 | Reviews: 36 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

kemoarps, Jun 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

CheapBeerBuzz, Jun 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

DIPAFAN, Jun 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

spants, May 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

ButtomsUp, May 25, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

jono0101, May 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

mikeburd1128, May 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

freduardo, May 14, 2013
Photo of DIM
4.45/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a: This golden, straw colored brew has a slight haze to it. It was served to me with a thick creamy head, that never really faded and left solid sheets of lace in its wake.

s: Fresh floral hops with some pithy citrus. Grapefruit in particular. Rye bread and some sugar cookied.

t: Huge, fresh hops pummel the palate with flowery grapefruit rind and some aspirin bitterness. Some earthy rye bread and sweet sugar cookies manage to peek through.

m: Full bodied for sure, but soft and creamy at the same time.

o: God damn but this is some good beer! Never heard of the brewery but I enjoyed the hell out of my two pints tonight. One of the best rye IPAs I've tried.

DIM, May 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

jklecko2, May 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

kinmundy77, May 05, 2013
Photo of shand
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to BA Redbird. Divided Sky pours golden with a huge white head that retains for an eternity. The aroma is a bit muted, some rye tones creep up behind some non-descript hops. The taste is very nice, it's got an upfront big floral hop that blends very nicely with the rye flavors. The mouthfeel is lighter and moderately carbonated, and the drinkability is great. Overall, Divided Sky is a great rye IPA that I could see being an easy local favorite if I was in St. Louis.

shand, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of draheim
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap into a really big pint glass @ Llewellyn's in Wildwood. Pours a clear coppery amber w/ a 1-finger head, moderate carbonation.

Aroma is a blend of floral and citrusy hops and vaguely spicy rye malt. Smells good but a little muted. Might not be super fresh.

Taste is hoppy up front, backed up by the dry spicy biscuity flavor of the rye malt. Finishes bitter.

Mouthfeel is crisp and drinkable, refreshing.

Overall a solid, enjoyable rye IPA but not a beer I'd go out of my way to try again.

draheim, Apr 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

ROGUE16, Apr 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Higy, Apr 11, 2013
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4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
Photo of GossageBrewery
4.11/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured this American style Rye IPA from a bottle into a pint glass. This one poured a thick white head, clear amber color, excellent retention and excellent lacing left on the glass. The aroma consisted of spicy rye and floral hops. Smells wonderful. Medium bodied, this IPA has a foundation of spicy rye, bitter hops dominate the flavor profile. Hints of sweet carmel are present as well. Overall, very nicely balanced- not outstanding but a heavy dose of both rye and hops.

GossageBrewery, Apr 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Schlafly33, Apr 09, 2013
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3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a deep golden straw color with a frothy head that sticks to the glass
very floral smell with lots of aroma
lighter body than id prefer
Taste of Rye, Fruity and Citric hops leaves you with a drier bitterness

Overall good beer id defiantly get it again

Awilson2s, Apr 09, 2013
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3.23/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A - pours a corn, straw gold with a fairly consistent head of about 1/2 inch. Light for an IPA, hazy.

S - fair smell of rye and hops. Nothing out of the ordinary.

T - instant taste of rye with a hop bitterness that lasts throughout. Spice and floral characteristics of the beer are evident.

M - light-medium body that sticks to the tongue. Well carbonated.

O - a frothy rendition of the style with a strong, but not overpowering hop presence that nevertheless dominates the beer. I could do with a greater malt presence and more distinct hop aroma, but this is a decent beer.

oscaryuengel, Apr 09, 2013
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4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

big thanks to jhighlandbrewing for tossing me this extra and the matching tulip! popped on 7/21/91 divided sky and opened the bottle.

a - brew poured a classic murky orange with a massive frothy head that was extremely milkshake like in nature. coated the glass. murky to the light.

s - clean, crisp with nice sweaty hopping and a good dosing of flax like rye.

t - zing. rye rye rye my baby.

m - really grainy and rye heavy. a bit dry. the head froths in my mouth in a similar way that a pliny's head froths around.

o - overall much like the giant country horns in the 7/21/91 divided sky, rye is center stage blasting away. would love to check out the ipa without the rye too...as a fan of the style, this was nice to check out.

cosmicevan, Apr 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

waddellc2, Mar 24, 2013
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3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

mdcrouser, Mar 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Localdrinklax, Mar 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

beestes, Mar 14, 2013
Divided Sky Rye IPA from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 228 ratings.