Arcadia Sky High Rye | Arcadia Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Arcadia Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
arcadiaales.com

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This West Coast-style Pale Ale is brewed with 80% English barley malts and 20% rye malt. It boasts a massive floral aroma of resinous hops, contributing notes of lemons, peaches and pine needles and is anchored by the sweet malty flavors of toffee and freshly baked pumpernickel bread.

Added by FrognutUnl on 01-11-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
564
Reviews:
203
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
12.27%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
47
For Trade:
0
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4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a goblet.

Pours hazy orange with a thin ring of sticky foam. Aroma is citrus hops and a bit of spiciness. Smells quite nice.

First sip has a substantial hop flavor and robust bitter finish. Spicy rye flavor comes through as well. This is a very flavorful beer. Malt is in background but provides a munich-like sweetness to the brew.

This is borderline IPA in my opinion, but that is a good thing. Nice robust hoppy flavor complemented by the spicy rye. Very nice.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I dont get to try many Ryes, so I picked this up in a mix-and-match sixer (no telling how long it has been on the shelf).
Appearance - lighter in color than I thought it would be for a Rye (appricot color, hazy, not clear).
Smell - I smelled some kind of spice, orange/tangerine which was light, and a small amount of hops...not a lot of the bisquit/bread like some of the others have mentioned. Is the spice coriander...?
Taste - pretty bitter, spicey, and a touch of the orange/tangerine.
Mouthfeel - went down fairly smooth with some lingering electricity in my mouth. Not the best taste, but I have a hard time disliking most beers.

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3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, pours golden, nice clarity, with a thin white head that leaves limited lacing on the glass. Aromas are spicy, floral hop, biscuity. Tastes are well rounded with grapefruit zest, spicy rye, floral hop, biscuity malt. Mouth-feel is medium, moderate carbonation, tingly on the tongue, finishes semi-dry. Overall, well balanced with nice accentuation of both rye and hops. This is one that I tend to grab every now and then.

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3.13/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a lager glass. Pours a dark gold with a. one finger head. Carbonation bubbles continue to rise along with some odd black floaters coming from the bottom. Leaves a great amount of lacing. Smells of very odd hops and dark bread, along with some medium malt and toasted caramel. Smells weird. Tastes like a weak IPA with a goood amount of malt and hops and a huge hit of dark bread along with some obvious spices. The mouthfeel keeps all mentioned flavors but it allows a tingling spicy sensation to come through and it sticks around even minutes after the beer is finished. Overall, it was a pretty interesting beer although not something that I would prefer. The spice was just weird and it kind of ruined the beer for me.

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3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bought this up in Totowa yesterday, seeing that this was a Rye Beer and I hadn't had one of these in a long time. While nothing about this stood out, this was better than I expected and went down fairly easily. The bitterness was easy to enjoy and there was enough to like here that I'm glad that I have more of these in my fridge downstairs!

The pour to this was nice, with a golden hue that shone a bit and head that filled up the remainder of my pint glass. Not a lot of nose here and ditto for the lacing but the taste had a lot going for it. Lots of rye to be sure, along with a good amount of earthy bitterness, citrus zest, and straw. The mouthfeel was similar to honey and a slight metallic edge stood out in the back. It had been a while since I enjoyed a beer that was so easygoing without being light in taste and body.

The alcohol was nearly unnoticeable as well, making this a great beer to enjoy during a Summer drinking session. Lots of Ryes may be rated higher than this but few are as accessible as this one. This is worth seeking out during the waning warm weather months, for sure.

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Arcadia Sky High Rye from Arcadia Brewing Company
3.75 out of 5 based on 564 ratings.
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