Arcadia Sky High Rye - Arcadia Brewing Company
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Reviews by climax:
3.53/5 rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
This one presents a murky gold color. The eggshell white head is pretty modest but a film holds atop fairly well. Some leopard spots of lace remain as I drink.
Right off the bat while it's still well-chilled, I don't get much rye in the nose at all. The hop aromas, on the contrary, are quite sharp. Bold floral and citrus notes dominate. A bit of bready malt, diacetyl, and butterscotch strive for balance, but lack the intensity to do so.
The spicy and slightly sour flavor hints at the rye a bit more, especially as it warms. The hop kick still overpowers the malt with bold grapefruit and herbal flavors.
Carbonation is very crisp, quite sharp as it hits the tongue. The medium body has a nice chewy character. The finish is on the dry side making it pretty easy to take down.
I can't find any blurb on the bottle or website to catch what the intention is here. IBU's must be pretty high, because the fleeting sweetness is shoved aside by an assertive floral and resiny citrus character.
Serving type: bottle
12-03-2011 23:58:02 | More by climax
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3.63/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Pours a medium golden with a lingering, frothy ivory head.
Aroma is slightly soapy, peppery, and rye spicy.
Flavor reveals floral hops, with a bitter, peppery, finish. The malt backbone is lightly toasted, with sweet hints of caramel.
Though rye spiciness is evident, it doesn't overpower. Very drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
07-04-2014 22:21:37 | More by barczar
3.94/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
I poured a can into a pint glass.
Appearance- Slightly hazy golden color with two fingers worth of foamy head. The heads lingers for a few minutes then slowly fades to a half inch cap and leaves a fair amount of lacing.
Smell- Grapefruit hop aroma with a hint of spiciness.
Taste- Moderate grapefruit and grassy hop bitterness with some rye spiciness and a hint of caramel malt sweetness. It has just enough of a hop presence for flavor but not so much as to be overpowering. The slight spiciness and sweetness add a nice twist.
Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with an average amount of carbonation. Crisp with a dry finish.
Overall- A good thirst quenching beer. This is one of the better rye beers that I've tried and worth having again.
Serving type: can
06-20-2014 00:33:17 | More by scratch69
3.96/5 rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: An impressive pour, with a foamy meringue of a head that squats atop the cloudy goldenstraw colored liquid
Smell: Gently spicy with a hint of lemon
Taste: Opens biscuity, with a citrusy mix of lemon and white grapefruit developing; in the middle, the peppery and spicy tones from the rye take the beer in another direction; a hint of sweetness underneath
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation
Overall: I found myself pleasantly surprised by this beer; the rye was handled deftly and added a nice angle to the other tones
Serving type: bottle
06-11-2014 01:27:30 | More by brentk56
3.65/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a nice golden amber color with a one finger head of white foam. The head fades rather fast leaving a decent leave of foam on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is light overall with some hints of a mainly a bready smell along with a bit of a citrus hoppy smell. Some other light peppery rye smalls are there as well with just a hint of pine.
Taste – The taste begins with a bready and light rye taste mixed with a tangerine sweetness and some grapefruit upfront. There is a little bit of caramel that is later lost as it is buried by more citrus tangerine and grapefruit hop. All the while the rye builds a bit with it bringing along with it some lighter hop flavors of pine. In the end, with the bittering of the grapefruit hop and the moderateness of the rye flavors, one is left with a somewhat moderately fruity, bready rye, and decently bittered grapefruit hop taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower side. Both are rather nice for the mix of rye bread flavors as well as the hops and makes for a nice easy drinker.
Overall – A rather easy drinking sweeter and more moderate rye brew. A nice one to try if you get a chance.
Serving type: on-tap
05-09-2014 23:01:11 | More by Darkmagus82
Arcadia Sky High Rye from Arcadia Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 451 ratings.