Divided Sky Rye IPA | 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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Divided Sky Rye IPADivided Sky Rye IPA
BA SCORE
3.88/5
Very Good
441 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:
#9,848
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
441
pDev:
9.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 441 |  Reviews: 70
Photo of WhoRy9er
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Poured a Light copper color. Taste was super heavy on the hops. Rye comes in late and works to round off the edge towards the end of a tasting experience that is otherwise typical of a nice, modern, hopped up ipa.

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Photo of KenProCo
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Jcorn
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of qcbrewer
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AdamAlway
4.29/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Clear orange with a light amber touch. Very light and bubbly white head.

S: Pine and grapefruit dominate the slightly sweet smell. A little bit of hops, malt and other tropical scents are also present.

T: Mostly tropical flavors up front that transition to a moderately bitter, earthy middle. Finishes strong with a blast of pine and hops and a strong spike of bitterness that lingers on the back of the tongue and throat.

F: Medium body and carbonation. Quite dry that makes you really look forward to the next sip.

O: Makes we think of sitting out in the mountains on a nice cool summer evening with one of those tropical drinks with a little umbrella in it. Only better because I don't really like tropical drinks. This was a great extra to receive. I really enjoyed the earth and tropical mix.

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Photo of EmptyPockets
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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Photo of krh
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not a big fan of this one. A little "light" on everything. May be a good intro to the style, but I prefer more oomph.

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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 Lambdon
3.43/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of craigdb
3.49/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bnes09
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kkrxseven
4.36/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of foundersfan1
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cjohns73
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StL_Rob
4.43/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a narrow chalice: color is an opaque straw/gold, head is bright white, presents about 1/2 inch thick then dissipates to thin top with some lacing.

Smell is floral, fruity, solid citrus presence with a touch of rye malt earthiness.

Taste is a bit earthier and grainier than many ipas, obviously due to the rye malt, but a bit more citrus hops and presence, with some floral aromatics.

Mouthfeel is dry but not biting with a nice fuller presence than some ipas.

Overall, a good drinkable ipa, the rye is light but noticeable, in appearance and taste.

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Photo of Gotti311
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Divided Sky Rye IPA from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 441 ratings