Arcadia Sky High Rye - Arcadia Brewing Company
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Reviews by 3FaveryRogue:
3.93/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Been awhile since I've purchased an Arcadia product because their beers never much wowed me. 6 pack of this one, after I had seen it in bombers, was a little bit of a gamble.
[A] Sky high pours a somewhat lagery looking gold color. Beer is somewhat hazy, with a white head that recedes into a soapy ring atop the glass. Upon close inspection, there is miniscule sediment suspended throughout the beer. I'm thinking my pale ales are usually much clearer than this. 3/3.5
[S] My first impression of the nose on this beer was actually "Wow!". Contains a good amount of caramel and fruity esters, mixed with a dose of PNW pine and citrus. Rye, if at all, plays a subtle earthy note, and maybe spices the hops up a little bit. 8/4
[T] Where it matters: The beer begins with a rye bread, caramel, and zesty fruity taste. The malt doesn't really have time to set in before a spicy hop bite works its way into the palate. Yet finishing more caramel. Think this is in pretty good balance in the long rung. 8/4
[M] Finishes VERY dry and bitter. Lively body. Slightly prickly. Thin, and possibly a tad over carbed. As an APA, the hops on this almost become astringent; but I do enjoy them in the spotlight here. 4/3.5
[D] I could see myself having quite a few of these on a cold fall evening. Slightly reminiscent of New Belgium's Hoptober, but there are still significant differences. 4
[O] The gamble paid off. Can't ask much more from this beer for a 6er at the price. Not extremely intricate, but definitely satisfies its requirements. I personally prefer the artwork on the 12 oz bottles over the bomber. I think it would be a great move for Arcadia to step away from their poor, clashy, cartoonish style labels. 15
Serving type: bottle
10-06-2010 14:23:14 | More by 3FaveryRogue
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3.53/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
Cool looking can. Much better that many beers are now in can. More convenient. That said let's give a whirl. Psst goes the top and I get a citrusy hops smell. Pours into a handy glass to a deep yellow with a very large-and-in-charge off white head. On the taste this brew starts with a great heavy mouthfeel upfront with contrite bitterness of hops that dominates. There is some malt in the background but this brew is primarily scotch like hops with a thick malt base. Not complex, but a very tasty brew for the hophead.
Serving type: can
04-19-2014 20:01:29 | More by mooseisloose
3.06/5 rDev -17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Bright yellow in color with a little haze. About a inch of foam on a moderate pour.
Bright tropical fruit scent. As it warms, yeasty scent becomes noticeable.
Predominant taste is resin. In fact, it's rather one dimensional.
For all the foam and lacing, the mouthfeel is very thin and watery.
I think the beer would benefit from a little sweetness. It's drinkable, not interesting enough to drink more than one.
Serving type: can
03-22-2014 01:05:31 | More by msquared36
Arcadia Sky High Rye from Arcadia Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 428 ratings.