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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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very good

211 Ratings
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Ratings: 211
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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Photo of Schlafly33
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Schlafly33, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of Awilson2s
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%

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
Photo of oscaryuengel
3.23/5  rDev -16.5%

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
Photo of cosmicevan
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%

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
Photo of 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.

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
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Lisicjm, Mar 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

CaptainNomihodai, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.21/5  rDev +8.8%

The beer pours a a slightly hazy orange with half an inch of off-white head that fades down to a thin blanketing. The nose is subtle with a bit of malt, sweet citrusy hops, and rye (only after a big inhalation). The taste is sweet followed by a vengeful bitterness reminiscent of grapefruit rind and lemon peel. It's medium bodied with a lingering bitterness and rye spice. This beer is a delicious rye IPA with great hop and rye characteristics.

ThePorterSorter, Feb 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Miller650, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of facundoCNB
4.21/5  rDev +8.8%

a beautiful clean copper pour with a perfect 2 fingers of head. barely any lacing, which is weird for an ipa and especially one with rye!

smells of pine, grapefruit, garlic/herbs..this is a wonderfully fresh smelling hop bomb!

the taste is sweet up front with an herbal fresh cut grass like flavor.. then comes a nice spicy bitterness of grapefruit peel.. a very awesome flavor profile, but really all just hops! i get a slight hint of what would be the rye malt, but the hops are way forward in this one.. and well, hey - i'm not about to complain!

medium body with moderate amount of carbonation. surprisingly refreshing for a hop bomb of an ipa. i wouldn't mind trying a less fresher bottle to see the effect of the actual grain bill on the palate! definitely a solid beer by a brewery i've never heard of up until now.

facundoCNB, Feb 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

oldvines, Feb 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

sil1, Feb 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

aasher, Feb 13, 2013
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4.06/5  rDev +4.9%

Bomber poured into a Duvel tulip. Slightly hazy body that is a golden color with a small orange hue. Big 3-finger off-white head that has good retention leaving a bit of lacing.

Nice hop aroma - pine resin and grass. A bit of citric notes follow, but very little malt or rye in the aroma.

The flavor is a nice bump up from the aroma. Plenty of pine and citrus hop flavors that combine nicely with the spicy rye. Solid malt backbone brings it all together.

Medium mouthfeel and no notice of the alcohol. Overall, a very good Rye IPA. Would definitely seek this out again, and might consider buying it regularly if available in bottles or cans.

FanofHefe, Feb 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

Whiskeydeez, Feb 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Eaglefan344, Feb 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

StevieDavie, Jan 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

spycow, Jan 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

RickDeLucio, Jan 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Weischej, Jan 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Kittiwakedave, Jan 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

slapperloon, Jan 11, 2013
Divided Sky Rye IPA from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.