Bonus Beer – Arcadia Sky High Rye

Style: Rye Beer

Purchased at: Arcadia Tavern

What makes this beer different: Grapefruit hop flavor

Will I be drinking this again: Hard to find in PA so probably no

Grade: B+

1/02/2010: Had this on tap at the Arcadia Tavern in Battle Creek. This is actually my first beer from Arcadia so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. They had a lot of other stuff on tap, but most of them actually didn’t rate very high on beer advocate. So I decided to go with this one because it rated a B+, and I am trying to be more open to hoppy beers.

Very nice golden color as you can see, and it smells like a barnyard to be honest, very raw. Citrus and Grapefruit hop flavors are the first thing to hit you, but they fade a bit after drinking about half of the beer. Then the rye malt kicks in and ends up being very smooth, a bit dry, and well balanced. Mouthfeel was a bit heavier than I expected, but still about medium. I am starting to crave hoppy beers every once in awhile, and this one hit the spot. Would have ranked it higher if it would have been more balanced from the start.

Published in: on January 2, 2010 at 11:50 pm  Comments (1)  
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