What happened to the Sky High Rye Pale Ale?
Honestly, there are very few times in the history of Metasip when we’ve actually had to pour something out. This, sadly, was one of those times.
Rye, when done in an ale, can be quite effective. We’ve had Terrapin, which we found quite good. We’ve even tried the local rye ale, one from Temperance called Restless Years, and we found that one to be a solid choice.
But this one…this one failed. Time for the review of Sky High Rye Ale, from Arcadia Ales in Michigan.
Too bitter, really bitter aftertastes, and, again, we poured it out. Sorry, Sky High folks, maybe it was over-ryed or over-hopped or over-somethinged.
Actually, Dave, the website will tell you: it’s 80% English Barley Malt, and 20% Rye Malt.
Whatever it was, the citrusy taste wasn’t there for us, having been overpowered by the bitterness.
6.0% ABV, 55 IBUs.
We’re the wrong people to ask – since we paid $9.99 for a mixed-six pack, this came out to $1.66 for a bottle of a beer that we poured down the drain. However, we’ll give the benefit of the doubt – maybe it was a bad bottle (there was another bottle in the mixed-six that was, we’re CERTAIN, “skunky”) or maybe we had a bad day.
In retrospect, we learned something: the continued value of the mixed-six. Had one and it wasn’t a fit? Pour it out, try another. You’re out less than two bucks.
Metasip Grade: C+
We’ll try this again down the road, we’re sure. And, if we find out we were mistaken, we’ll update our rating accordingly. OR, even better…you can tell us we’re wrong and rate it yourself – do so in the comments.