Divided Sky Rye IPA | 4 Hands Brewing Co.

Divided Sky Rye IPADivided Sky Rye IPA
BA SCORE
77.2%
Liked This Beer
3.88 w/ 430 ratings
Divided Sky Rye IPADivided Sky Rye IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
4 Hands Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
4handsbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beer brings together tow of our favorite ingredients; hops and rye - serious hops up front provide a pungent, floral, and citrus character. We use centennial, Columbus, and Cascades in this hop lovers dream. The rye provides a slightly spicy flavor and a full mouth-feel. Divided Sky pours straw in color with notes of tangerine, grapefruit, and pine. Drink fresh!

Added by JoEBoBpr on 12-21-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,136
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
430
Liked:
332
Avg:
3.88/5
pDev:
9.79%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
79
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 430 |  Reviews: 68
Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Up from Jacksonville FL and stopped in at the brewery.

A: half finger head on a clear golden with very slight amber hue body.

S: candied orange, syrup, floral and pungent hops

T: the rye comes through nicely in the finish. Up front resin, tart citrus and earthy hops dominate. The caramel malt base is a mild contributor.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: this is a decent beer. The rye is well applied and it's nicely hopped. This one isn't very complex but it's still memorable for the rye presence and how well it's applied.

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Photo of Texasfan549
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, rye, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and rye flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a solid rye presence that is slightly better in the smell.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a very good ipa. pours on the darker side for an ipa with a nice tint of red in there and a 1 inch lasting white head. smells quite spicy from the rye malts, which are very forward in both the smell and the taste. a little aroma of burning toast as well before the hops come in. high alpha wast coast varieties seems to be whats going on here. the taste gives that away, lots of resiny hops imparting slight bitterness and some fruity flavors to the beer. its balanced well with the rye malt. this is a pretty big beer. feel is good, just enough carbonation and a squarely medium body. 5 of these might be too many, but 2 or 3 is just perfect.

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
3.55/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zeff80
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Bailey's Range in St. Louis. 7/2/12

A - Poured a clear, copper color with a small, tan head of bubbly foam. It left sticky rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of citrus, grapefruit and roasted malt. Some caramel aromas, too.

T - It tasted of sweet citrus and tart grapefruit. Good toasty malt flavor with sweet caramel.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a good rye IPA. 4 Hands has made another good.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of mothman
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of nickfl
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of vfgccp
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mendvicdog
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of russpowell
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazed & pretty much gushing straw color with crazy amounts of pearl colored head. Never cleared up, crazy head retention & lacing

S: Peppery & floral notes, grassiness & breadiness

T: Follows the nose, nice malty sweetness up front, grapefruit & pineyness as well. Dryness, more grapefruit, breadyness, plus peppery rye as this warms. Finishes with grapefruit, peppery rye, pine, caramel & woody dryness

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation, nice balance

Easy to drink, some rough edges, but a nice rye slanted IPA & one I would buy again if in sixer format

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of woodychandler
4.39/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

It's odd with 4 Hands BC - we get distribution here in PA, but it is scattered to the point that I CAN find some in PHL, some in LNC & still others were returnees with me from CHI. I dig the graphics on the CANs & I am anxious to CANduct a horizontal tasting/review of their CANned beers. When it is over, if you know of a CAN of theirs that I missed, let me know.

From the CAN: "Food Pairings[:] Blue Cheese[,] Spicy Food".

I Crack!ed it open & performed a gentle Glug to get things started. This raised a finger of soapy, tawny head with limited retention. Color was solidly Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity. Nose held a cool mintiness which I could not attribute to either the hops or the rye. Either way, my mouth was beginning to water. I am like Pavlov's dog(s) when it comes to AIPAs, especially when CANfronted with so many other styles. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was a cool CANbination of pine resin & black pepper! Yes! They really did not need to tell me that rye was involved since it has such a great taste in both beer (especially AIPAs) and whiskey. I have a LOT of Rye Whiskey here at Chez Woody and it is my express elevator to Perdition. I adore that wintergreen & black pepper taste that rye imparts and it was in its full glory in this beer! Finish was dry, cool, delicious. I would absolutely fill a cooler with this at any time of the year! I now need to go score some more.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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Divided Sky Rye IPA from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 77.2% out of 100 with 430 ratings
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