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Arcadia Sky High Rye - Arcadia Brewing Company

Arcadia Sky High RyeArcadia Sky High Rye

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BA SCORE
84
good

428 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 428
Reviews: 188
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.83%


Brewed by:
Arcadia Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: FrognutUnl on 01-11-2009)
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3FaveryRogue

Illinois

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.

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Bright tropical fruit scent. As it warms, yeasty scent becomes noticeable.

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Arcadia Sky High Rye from Arcadia Brewing Company
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