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Arcadia Sky High Rye - Arcadia Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

488 Ratings
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Ratings: 488
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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Photo of pathman
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

pathman, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of lisahope27
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

lisahope27, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of Phillyz
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Phillyz, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of Samp01
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden orange amber with a small slowly fading white head. Aroma and Taste s of rye, grains, biscuit malt with some floral citrus bitter hops. A medium body with mild carbonation on the palate. Finish is sweet biscuit malt, rye, grains with some floral citrus hops for balance. Overall a good solid brew.

Samp01, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of radiofish
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

radiofish, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of DavoleBomb
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a perfect pint.

4.0 A: Moderately hazed yellow orange color. Two fingers of frothy off-white head. Retention is about average and a good sized ring of lacing is left.

4.0 S: The rye in this is potent and pleasurable. Earthy and spicy, it gives its distinct aroma. Flowery and herbal hops underneath. A touch of yeast and a moderate neutral malt sweetness.

4.0 T: Tastes as good as it smells. Pretty much the same flavors as in the nose. Earthy, spicy rye, bready yeastiness, mild bitterness, floral and herbal hops, and neutral malt sweetness. There's also a mild peachy fruitiness.

4.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Pleasantly creamy and super smooth.

4.0 D: Solid beer all around. Pick this up if you're a fan of rye.

DavoleBomb, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -18.9%

ejimhof, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

dmorgan310, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of thomseye
3/5  rDev -18.9%

thomseye, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of SportsandJorts
3.06/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: hazy dark yellow. A small white head that fades quickly.

Smell: weak. Grassy,rye. Too faint

Taste: strong grass, faint rye, some citrus

Mouthfeel: fairly light, slight bitterness

Overall: not horrible but nothing interesting or overly well done about it. I know some people are fans of Arcadia but there beers just don't hit it for me

SportsandJorts, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of billyrenfroe
4/5  rDev +8.1%

billyrenfroe, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of woodychandler
4.38/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Another6Pack had told me about a year ago that this beer was going to be CANned and when I got out to such was the case. I then made sure to hit the Beer Cave at D's Six Pax & Dogz in Regent Square and lo and behold ... there they were! The CANQuest (TM) is alive and well, friends!

From the CAN: "Unfiltered. Unpasteurized. Uncompromised."; "Handcrafted and C[AN]ned by Arcadia Brewing Company Battle Creek, Michigan".

I am unsure about the message of the label art. Is this beer going to get me sky high or am I just looking to get bombed? Either way, a good time seems to be on the way!

My Crack and inverted Glug almost caused an overflow of the glass! I have gotten pretty good at knowing when to back off, but this was a near-miss. Color was a deep-gold with NE-quality clarity and loads of CO2 bubbles in evidence. Not only did I end up with two fingers of foamy, rocky, bone-white head with excellent retention, but it looked like meringue! This is getting to be like beer porn. Just beautiful. I was asked during Beer School about the necessity of deCANting the beer and my response was along the lines of how will you be able to see and smell the beer otherwise? The lacing that began to appear as it fell was magnificent. Nose had that pleasant black pepperiness that rye imparts and now my mouth was watering. Mouthfeel was medium and the combined bite of the hops with the rye lit into my poor, bruised tongue like a jackhammer tearing into macadam. The tears that began to roll down my cheeks were of joy with a little bit of pain. I LOVE rye beer and have ever since Sopor turned me onto some of his homebrew about seven years ago in Grand Rapids, Michi[CAN] during my visit. Speaking of lacing and jackhammers, that was what it was going to take to remove from the glass as I drank it down. Finish was smoooth, slightly minty, still peppery and I felt like I could use it as mouthwash. Get some this summer, put it in a cooler, take it to the beach, camping, wherever and you CAN thank me later.

woodychandler, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of DrIPA
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

DrIPA, Jun 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Jas45678, Jun 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

marcb105, Jun 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

enelson, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of DRBiser
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

DRBiser, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of outsider
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

outsider, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of Suds
3.38/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

This is a very clear, transparent yellow color...gold tints, that carries a thin white head. Pine and wood smell...hops. I didn't get a grain, rye scent in the brew, but it did show up later, in the taste. Moderate sweetness, balanced with a strong hop bitterness. Lots of fleshy fruit in the taste. Lingering bitter hop finish and a firm body.

Suds, Jun 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Slatetank, May 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

HardyA, May 29, 2013
Photo of DrDemento456
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Rockin full 1+ inch of head atop of some clear bright yellow beer. Mild carbonation bubbles float to the top.
S - Not very much rye or pale malts, just some hops and sweeter malts. Very mild if anything.
T - Has some rye tones but they don't play well with the hops making for a medicinal bitter finish. The overall taste isn't bad, crisp, sweet, and other than the finish not bad.
M - Light to medium body not bad.

Overall not a bad rye ale, the actual aspect is quite hidden and after a few sips it really starts to be more of an enjoyable pale ale. Not bad.

DrDemento456, May 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

hilgart1, May 25, 2013
Photo of jkeefe1800
3.35/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured the can into a regular pint glass. Poured a slightly hazy gold color appealing to the eye for sure. Aroma came across as slightly spicy, not as much as i expect from a rye but it was definetely noticeable, light floral and citrus notes are also present. Flavor was hop forward with those floral notes coming back into play, rye became noticeable towards the end, was really looking forward to much more of a rye flavor. Finish is slightly bitter and citrus.
Overall solid beer as a whole, would drink it again, but not what I have come to expect from a rye.

jkeefe1800, May 25, 2013
Photo of miwestcoaster
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

miwestcoaster, May 24, 2013
Arcadia Sky High Rye from Arcadia Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 488 ratings.