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Arcadia Sky High Rye - Arcadia Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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469 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 469
Reviews: 193
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.16%
Wants: 14
Gots: 14 | 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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fredmugs

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

03-30-2013 20:04:44 | More by fredmugs
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ridgeline23

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

03-28-2013 00:56:59 | More by ridgeline23
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jtierney89

New Jersey

3.3/5  rDev -10.8%

Hazed faded gold color with a tall sticky white head. Lots of spicy rye on the nose with a good dose of dank hops.

Very spicy, on the heavier side of being medium bodied. Creamy body, Rye flavor throughout. Malt barely comes through showcaseing the rye and a spicy herbal hop note. Some citrus notse as well. Oddly a lot of detectable alcohol. I'm not a fan of rye beers but this one actually isn't too bad. Still a little too much rye for me but otherwise pretty decent besides the overy boozey and spicy back end.

03-26-2013 23:08:31 | More by jtierney89
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

03-26-2013 22:29:10 | More by hollywood_15063
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jduprey007

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

03-24-2013 02:03:57 | More by jduprey007
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dubmax

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

03-19-2013 17:52:49 | More by dubmax
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elevatedgreens

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

03-14-2013 00:20:08 | More by elevatedgreens
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.48/5  rDev -5.9%

A shiny, golden color as it hits the glass, with some light orange tints bordering the edges. Nice clarity throughout the beer, save for a minor chill-like haze in the dense center. A big bubbled, off-white head forms slowly as the carbonation bubbled trudge from the bottom of the glass to the top. The aroma gives off a kind of "sweaty" vibe on the first take. Going back again, I'm smelling a lot of "green" and vegetal hops; light, wet, mildly floral. Some bitter grapefruit peel makes its way in with a drying finish that I'm assuming is from the rye, though there isn't much actual rye aroma being picked up. Just an assortment of garden-basket hops and citrus peels.

The taste contains a little bit of alcohol warmth, despite being only 6% ABV - not necessarily a bad thing, however. It's backed with a white pepper-like, earthy spice - lots and lots of bready and spicy, dry rye. For being so present on the palate, I'm surprised it didn't show more in the nose. The big hop character is back, this time, a bit more leafy and ashy, even with some mild pine needle flavor to them. A dry bitterness strikes about halfway through and carries into the aftertaste. Very light on the citrus flavors overall, maybe a bit of orange zest and grapefruit pith - things tend to stay a bit bitter. The pale malts add a light touch of sweetness, but that's about all they do. Any flavors they contribute seem to get washed out by the rye. The finish is dry and spicy with lots of rye and some mild, earthy hops. Thin-medium body with medium carbonation; slick and wet mouth feel.

Decent rye beer, though nothing to write home about. The most upsetting thing about it was the aroma. Just didn't do much for me; didn't really care for the hop profile it was giving off, and the rye was surprisingly muzzled. Overall, not a bad choice, but there are many others in this department I'd reach for before this one.

03-12-2013 11:43:04 | More by tectactoe
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.1%

03-10-2013 00:29:16 | More by spycow
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Alextricity

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

If you want a rye, you've got a rye.

Had this one straight out of a bottle, as I got it at Green Dot Stables in Detroit. $3 for it. Since I had it out of the bottle, passing up the appearance.

Smell and taste/feel: Rye. Touches of some sweetness to balance out the bitterness of the rye. Medium carbonation with a medium feel. Great example of the style, though this isn't my bag. I like a rye that tastes like Smitten Golden Rye by Bell's. Still, this is one I'd have again ... especially if I weren't four beers deep beforehand.

03-02-2013 16:26:46 | More by Alextricity
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jdellico

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.1%

03-01-2013 19:57:15 | More by jdellico
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foodie9791

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

03-01-2013 03:24:51 | More by foodie9791
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sixerofelixir

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

02-27-2013 18:04:55 | More by sixerofelixir
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CaptainNomihodai

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

02-26-2013 06:12:47 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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LuckyJohn

Colorado

3/5  rDev -18.9%

02-21-2013 06:03:36 | More by LuckyJohn
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Rons35

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

02-19-2013 23:47:32 | More by Rons35
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

02-13-2013 05:20:28 | More by RoryOMoore
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vodkammunion90

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

02-11-2013 04:37:39 | More by vodkammunion90
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jk3

New York

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

02-02-2013 20:29:39 | More by jk3
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EL48823

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

01-28-2013 20:53:46 | More by EL48823
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

01-26-2013 08:24:33 | More by RedneckBeerz
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Brew33

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

01-22-2013 21:18:27 | More by Brew33
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3/5  rDev -18.9%

01-19-2013 17:21:19 | More by Whiskeydeez
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.35/5  rDev -9.5%

A: A pale pumpkin orange pour coloring shows a fine mist of both effervesce and suspended material. A golden-tan head is only skim worthy quickly parting ways to a polished surface. No window dressing.

S: Aroma of tangerine peels and fresh lemon highlights. A hint of fresh orange juice and dry rye bread.

T: Dry orange and a bit watery upfront in terms of flavor. Dry hops of citrus-orange do kick in on the trail end but only may seem significant due to the weak opening. The rye is present but ony slightly, in terms of dry peppery bready hints. Nice hop presence, a bit of spicy bite.

M: Some tingle from carbonation, medium body could use some tightening up.

O: Overall a good dose of hops with only subtle rye highlights. Dry finish. If you are looking for something in terms of rye presence you might be a bit let down. This seems to be a pale ale first sublimented with a minimal rye percentage of the bill. Dry hops are nice with a moderate appeal. Again expect more of a pale ale going in and you;ll find this of moderate enjoyment. Since this is labeled as a rye beer and not a pale ale i will judge and rate as a rye but consider the extra influence of the hops.

01-17-2013 23:30:46 | More by beerthulhu
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BlissJunkie

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

01-14-2013 18:37:41 | More by BlissJunkie
Arcadia Sky High Rye from Arcadia Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 469 ratings.