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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

193 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 193
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 9
Gots: 15 | 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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mconner666

Missouri

4/5  rDev +3.1%

03-01-2014 16:37:04 | More by mconner666
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jewellrunner

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

02-28-2014 23:19:39 | More by jewellrunner
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redleg411

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

02-26-2014 23:01:59 | More by redleg411
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dedbeer

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-20-2014 01:53:35 | More by dedbeer
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jmint

Missouri

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-15-2014 00:27:43 | More by jmint
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tpaetow

Missouri

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-07-2014 16:57:51 | More by tpaetow
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Golden orange with 2+ fingers of creamy, fluffy off-white head. Hazy with excellent retention and low carbonation.

Nose
Tangerine, grapefruit, pine and lemon. Hints of mango and Fruity Pebbles.

Taste
Grapefruit zest, Fruity Pebbles and lemon pith. Underlying notes of biscuit and spicy rye. Finishes with florals and pine resin with additional notes of rye sticking around.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, bitter, crisp and dry.

Overall
The hops and rye are represented well along with a thin malt backbone. A nice Rye IPA as long as you like them bitter and dry.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2014 19:46:28 | More by justintcoons
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Biff_Tannen

Missouri

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-06-2014 04:40:35 | More by Biff_Tannen
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kmos27

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

02-05-2014 12:03:13 | More by kmos27
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mschind

California

3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Light copper color, clear. Thin head, not much retention.

S- The rye and the hops really shine through. The earthy spice of the rye works well with the mild pine and citrus notes of the hops.

T- Starts bitter and finishes dry. Very clean, no discernible esters or phenols. The rye overwhelms any malty sweetness that might otherwise be present. Not a bad thing, this isn't a DIPA. The rye and hops are balanced and that just means this is a bit more bitter and dry than your standard IPA.

M- Medium to light body, no discernible alcohol.

O- This would make a good session beer at 6.5 ABV. Refreshing and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2014 21:14:29 | More by mschind
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KCBeerNerd

Missouri

4/5  rDev +3.1%

01-31-2014 14:41:25 | More by KCBeerNerd
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

01-25-2014 17:52:01 | More by bacher468
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

01-24-2014 23:34:36 | More by millerbuffoon
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whatname

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.1%

01-20-2014 22:57:20 | More by whatname
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed out of a 12 oz (4 Hands comes in 4-packs now!?) brown bottle with the bottling date of 11 15 13 clearly stamped on the label. A two-month old rye IPA. Poured into the IPA-specific Spiegelau glass.

Appearance - Initially pours a translucent brassy orange color with a towering four-finger head the color of old parchment. Dense and thick microbubbles that gets a bit away from me as I'm pouring and threatens to spill over the edge of the glass. A flurry of carbonation bubbles ascent to the top--a very active beer. After the massive head dissipates a bit, I finish off the bottle, getting a little bit of the bottle conditioning sediment into the glass. The milkier orange-yellow of the sediment wafts down through the clearer liquid, reaching equilibrium at a hazy mango orange glow. As I drink the beer down, there is a mottling of suds around the side of the glass.

Smell - A nice mix of citric and tropical fruit aromas. Bright clementine and red grapefruit flesh, along with some hints of mango and cantaloupe. Some white bread and buttery biscuit lay down a foundation under the complex mix of phenols. At the end is a hint of black peppercorn and wild ginger.

Taste - Like the smell, big juicy fruit notes up front, but then there is a semisweet caramel element that compliments the grapefruit zest and bitterness from the hops. The rye characteristics are more prominent here as well with that bready sourness you get from rye bread. Some peppery spice as well, but on the finish, the bittering elements take hold drying it out a bit.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with lots of active, but not overpowering carbonation. Less chaotic than soft drink CO2 for certain. Juicy and smooth, with a lingering bitterness on the aftertaste.

Overall, I didn't really have any expectations coming in to this, but I'm very pleased. 4 Hands makes some excellent beer, and this one is no different. The rye characteristics weren't terribly overt, but they certainly helped the body. I will certainly continue to buy this brew with some frequency.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2014 06:29:25 | More by LambicPentameter
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snansel

Missouri

4/5  rDev +3.1%

01-17-2014 04:03:58 | More by snansel
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mfl620ks

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

01-13-2014 19:58:02 | More by mfl620ks
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RMelyon

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

01-12-2014 16:12:03 | More by RMelyon
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Norseman

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

01-12-2014 04:38:57 | More by Norseman
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Fireslayer

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

01-04-2014 21:05:31 | More by Fireslayer
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.03/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2013 04:32:14 | More by WoodBrew
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

12-25-2013 22:52:32 | More by Cynic-ale
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ronin926

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

12-21-2013 19:43:21 | More by ronin926
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Tom_Gilman

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

12-21-2013 01:26:26 | More by Tom_Gilman
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csmalley

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

12-15-2013 00:10:16 | More by csmalley
Divided Sky Rye IPA from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.