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Arcadia Sky High Rye - Arcadia Brewing Company

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Ratings: 490
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.7%
Wants: 14
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Arcadia Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: FrognutUnl on 01-11-2009)
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1/5  rDev -73%

JoeyDaK, Sep 11, 2014
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1/5  rDev -73%

janizzle, Aug 06, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -59.5%

Pillowburn, May 17, 2012
Photo of maximum12
1.8/5  rDev -51.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Thanks to NJB145 for this extra that arrived in a recent box, furthering my quest to try every bottled/canned/Nalgened rye around. Today the U.S., tomorrow the world. 12 oz. bottle.

Pour is an even, pale yellow that one can see shadows through, but no detail. Mild carbonation. Nose evokes the breezes of a Brussels dubbel more than a rye: sweet, sugary, with a mild pat of orange-inflected spice. Rye Dubbel? That sounds like a fine idea.

Sky High Rye teases with a unique nose then hands me the Arcadia let-down. The rye up front is bowled over rudely by a linebacker of sharp, pungent, something... hops? I believe it is the hops, gone dank & turning into some kind of medicinal penicillin. Maybe it'll clear up those ear sores? Hard to get past, but there's earthiness, maybe a touch of caramel. Mouthfeel is irrelevant, because I'm struggling to get past the four ounce mark.

Four it is. Arcadia's barrel-aged program (barring the excellent Shipwreck Porter) seems to be OK, but I haven't had a 'regular' beer from them I would care to tongue again. Rye is a terrible thing to waste: drain pour.

maximum12, Jul 29, 2014
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2.2/5  rDev -40.5%

ProChorus, Oct 11, 2014
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2.48/5  rDev -33%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clean yellow/ orange-ish color with a white head. In the aroma, a really faint rye note. In the taste, a sweet rye maltiness, almost fruity. A smooth and light bodied mouthfeel, with a semi dry fruitiness in the aftertaste. Quite thin and not much in aroma.

OWSLEY069, Aug 07, 2010
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2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

knepper, Sep 29, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

nineworldseries, Aug 30, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

Brew33, Jan 22, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

Scout11, Mar 24, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

keithbrouillette, Mar 20, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

vinny21bal, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of OttoPeeWee
2.68/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My first beer from Arcadia and my first rye beer. I am kind of tired of every american beer being over the top with hops. Don't get me wrong this is not a bad beer, it's just not balanced. Another beer in the mad arms race over how much hops can you add to a beer before your taste buds can't recognize the taste.

The beer is golden with decent head and good lacing. The smell as you can imagine is floral, grapefruit and grass. The taste is way too bitter. I can barely taste the malt and what I do taste has a funk off flavor. Why put rye in a beer that you can't taste the malt?

OttoPeeWee, Jun 05, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

jadler16, May 02, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

jk3, Feb 02, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

jacobdensford, Aug 13, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

Rons35, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of xnicknj
2.98/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

on tap at khyber in philly

Pours a clear golden orange color with a thick crop of white head resting on top. Retains pretty well while leaving some patchy lacing on the glass.

Soft hop bitterness in the nose with some fruit sweetness. A dash of pineapple and bread with some faint buttyness. Rye spice is understated.

A little bitter and hoppy up front with some citrusy notes. Pineapple and orange with some sweet tones and a dash of rye. A bit bready and buttery in the malt backbone. Touches of caramel towards the finish, which is a little bitter.

Medium body, decent carbonation, sticky and lingering on the tongue. This is way understated on the rye presence, and the hints of butter don't really help either.

xnicknj, Feb 18, 2012
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2.99/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Undated 12 oz can purchased near brewery about 3 months ago and kept refrigerated.
Pours golden with a small, partially durable head.

Smells spicy and floral, rather as expected. But the flavor clearly reveals wild yeast. Unintentional I believe. So much for unpasteurized in this case. The farmhouse effects actually fit somewhat well with the spicy rye/hop profile and don't completely ruin the beer, but it certainly doesn't taste like it should.

Feel: medium-light body is properly carbonated but a bit harsh.

chinchill, Nov 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: 1/3 inch head, hazy, orange-brown in color, moderate carbonation

Smell: citrus hops and rye

Taste: orange, floral hops, some rye, and lemon

Mouthfeel: medium bodied, medium carbonation, sweet start with a bitter middle that gets less bitter on the finish

Drinkability: This is a decent beer, but I do not get as much of a rye taste here as I do in other rye beers. It is ok and if you like bitter beers, pick this up. However I have had better in the style.

tigg924, Apr 21, 2010
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

cynical1027, Feb 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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Arcadia Sky High Rye from Arcadia Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 490 ratings.