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Arcadia Sky High Rye - Arcadia Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

478 Ratings
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Ratings: 478
Reviews: 194
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.7%
Wants: 14
Gots: 16 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: FrognutUnl on 01-11-2009)
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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
Photo of marcb105
3/5  rDev -18.9%

marcb105, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of enelson
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
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

miwestcoaster, May 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

craftbrew502, May 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Slay40, May 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

jeff96gt, May 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

GinsuDave, May 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

CRJMellor, May 07, 2013
Photo of jwhancher
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear yellowish copper with good carbonation and okay head. Smells mostly of lemon & citrus hops with an underlying spiciness I'm assuming is from the rye. I don't get a lot of straight up rye aroma but I think it adds a little complexity with the hop notes. Tastes is much of the same as the aroma. Lots of citrus hops upfront with some spiciness. Decent amount of bitterness is there, but I get sort of a long pronounced sweet lemony taste. Would prefer a tad more dryness, but then again, that's how I personally like my beers. A great summer beer. Pretty easy drinking and something you would want on a nice warm day. A very solid beer. Would try this one again.

jwhancher, May 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

NIURicky, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of smooth_aleing
3.99/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Gets big points just on the head alone. Pours a gigantic head, that settles to an incredible frothy peak. Rich amber color, with good lacing. The nose is complex, good hop kick with a nice rye undertone, with hints of citrus. Nose is suggestive of taste, with good amount of hops and nice bitterness. The rye is certainly there, which I like, and makes its presence known towards the end, a nice lingering coating on the tongue. Mouthfeel is decent, warm and hazy with decent carbonation, slight milkiness. Overall, very good, especially if you're a fan of rye beers.

smooth_aleing, Apr 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

mishtif, Apr 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Jason1337, Apr 22, 2013
Arcadia Sky High Rye from Arcadia Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 478 ratings.