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Rhyme & Reason - Collective Arts Brewing

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61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 7.52%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Collective Arts Brewing visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our ʻRhyme & Reasonʼ Extra Pale Ale showcases the very best hops have to offer, but at only 5.7% ABV. It’s far more sessionable than your typical American IPA. The flavour and aroma of Citra, Centennial, Chinook and Simcoe hops prevail without excessive bitterness for maximum drinkability. Malt sweetness in the background complements the hops for a crisp finish that will make you keep going back for more!

55 IBU

(Beer added by: Beelzebeer on 10-14-2013)
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Reviews by DaveBar:
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Ontario (Canada)

4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Purchased at the LCBO $14.00 or so for a 6 pack. Served at 8deg C in a draught glass.

A- Pretty good. Opens well with nice head.

S- Excellent! Holy hops batman. Very nice dry hopping experience.

T- See above! Plus this is down right delicious. It's the hop experience I like.

M- Excellent. This bitter bite beer was fantastic. Just a sour note on the end to let you know how long this baby was boiled.

O- Excellent! Very enjoyable. Liking it a lot. It's the lower alcohol, higher hop beer I have been looking for. Problem is though it's expensive. No deals on cases hurts. Will try the brewery to see what's up

Food Pairing

This wonderful little girl went well with... Pad Thai. The spicy nature of the Pad Thai goes well with this hoppy beer.


Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 19:38:18 | More by DaveBar
More User Reviews:
Photo of EvanHarper

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Medium gold / pale amber, very slightly hazy with no visible bubbles to speak of. Gauzy foam cap doggedly sustains itself.

Sweet, hoppy aroma, all honeydew and stonefruit.

Hop-forward, with melon, apricot, pine, lemony, and vegetal (almost oniony) hop notes dominating. Soft malty sweetness is evident as the glass warms up or you hold the beer in your mouth. Very "west coast," no caramel or toffee notes in evidence.

Thinnish mouthfeel, highly drinkable.

Very solid West Coast APA, pushing IPA territory, hoppy and off-dry.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2014 06:22:17 | More by EvanHarper
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Ontario (Canada)

3.86/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Really like the different artistic labels of these, a very good concept. Beer itself was a clear light golden, decent initial head, fading relatively quickly but leaving a bit of film and lace.

S - a hop driven aroma, pungent pine and cedar resins, strong grapefruit, a bit resiny initially which gives way to more tropical mango, guava and peach, florals are present in the background, spicy and very herbal, rosemary, pine forests.

T - starts with a decently balanced profile, gentle floral and grapefruit citrus, then gets a bit more spicy and herbal, with black pepper, pine resins, eventually more coating piney and resinous herbal hops, with a tropical aspect to the finish. Finish is crisp but lingers with a hoppy coating for awhile. It fits the bill for a well-hopped Pale Ale,and is actually quite sessionable with a bit of crispness on the end. Some notes of more complex citrus, tangerine and pineapple start to emerge, overly a tasty brew.

M - moderate bodied with a decent enough carbonation to keep it a float, quite a slick coating bitterness to it. Fuller mouthfeel leading to a decent, but muddled finish, sessionable definitely, but its almost stuck in the middle of the road in a few regards, that being between IPA and session ale. Certainly the bitterness is fairly tempered and it drinks quite nicely..

Overall, a good APA/IPA I would certainly have again as a good session option, on its own right the hops struck me as flavourful but didn't overly impress with how they melded into the beer, but I think this is a quite promising start, and I would look out for more offerings. A very lively beer, might have a few kinks to it, but certainly a flavourful beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2014 03:00:44 | More by mick303
Photo of RyanPollock

Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +19%

07-22-2014 22:22:09 | More by RyanPollock
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

07-15-2014 22:49:42 | More by butler
Photo of BigMikey

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.3%

07-13-2014 20:25:43 | More by BigMikey
Photo of deonreds

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

07-10-2014 09:24:31 | More by deonreds
Photo of kevinlater

Ontario (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

355ml bottle at fionn maccool's

a: a beautiful hazy golden orange with a finger of head

s: vibrant grapefruit, juicy sweet orange, lemon. pine, mango, and pineapple here and there. a very fruity and inviting aroma

t: mirrors the nose. up front is like biting into a grapefruit and then immediately biting into a super ripe orange. pine and sweet lemon mid-palate. easy malt flavours emerge towards the end, bouncing off of the mild-to-moderate grapefruit-esque bitterness. tropical fruits are less prominent than they were in the nose, which is a bit of a disappointment. a fantastic dryness rounds out the tasting

m: medium mouthfeel, light-to-medium carbonation, slightly creamy. excellent

o: wow, just wow. a ridiculously delicious fruity pale ale that seems perfect for the summer days. i will definitely seek this one out again in the future

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2014 05:40:47 | More by kevinlater
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

06-29-2014 13:07:51 | More by avisong
Photo of hunterjames

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

06-26-2014 01:25:08 | More by hunterjames
Photo of CRObighit2

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.3%

06-18-2014 01:26:17 | More by CRObighit2
Photo of JG_McNaulty

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.3%

06-16-2014 01:18:33 | More by JG_McNaulty
Photo of valianes

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -6%

06-14-2014 23:29:18 | More by valianes
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -6%

06-10-2014 01:24:18 | More by Cramshawbar
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4.29/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Golden honey with a good haze, lots of floating white particles, a little fine bubble carbonation, 2 fingers of creamy head. It leaves a solid lacing.

S: Citrus, orange candy, pine, toffee, light red pepper, caramel.

T: Citrus, pine, orange candy, caramel, a good solid bitterness on the end.

M: Medium thick bready, somewhat syrupy body, medium low carbonation, smooth finish.

O: Well rounded American IPA. Really proud of this Canadian brew. As good as any solid American version of this style I’ve had, well done and proves they know what they are doing.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2014 00:27:47 | More by patre_tim
Photo of Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

355mL (yes 355 mL, this is Canada) bottle with a very cool label featuring The Zolas in what looks like a very hipster (or 80s) album cover pic. 3/series 2 ...whatever the hell that means. From the great trader Liamt07 as part of another great box! Cheers bud!

Appearance. Pours a lightly hazy gold with a little orange and a finger of almost white head.

Smell. Man, fresh ruby red grapefruits, some sweet tropical fruits, a touch of orange and cedar with just the lightest hint of pale malts and sugary candy in behind that citrusy goodness. This is the kind of hops I like in a pale ale. Winning so far with this one.

Taste. Some juicy citrus and tropical fruits and plenty of bitterness, slightly woody, light sweetness. Doesn't quite live up to the smell, but a very tasty beer.

Mouthfeel. Just below medium in body, medium carbonation.

Overall. Great pale ale though I bet a lot of people wouldn't expect that big hop bitterness when buying this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2014 00:38:47 | More by Rutager
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Alberta (Canada)

4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

355ml bottle poured into tulip 2/6/14 thanks liamt07 for sending the bottle

A slight haze in a orange amber body, big stream of bubbles coming off the bottom with lots of big bubbles clinging to the side, finger of eggshell foam sits around long enough to leave a couple partial rings

S lots of citrus, orange, lemon, grapefruit, pineapple, and some lychee and guava, lots of tropical hops but not a complete runaway with some caramel malt and a little pine

T slightly less tropical notes, more pine and caramel, just a little spicy, lemon rind, not exactly what I expected after the smell but the quality's still there

M lighter side of medium, enough bubbles to cream it up, bitter but nowhere near a palate wrecker, lingering spruce and rind

O lots going on in something I could drink a 6er of without falling over or getting board, I'd have this in my rotation if I cold get it locally

I'm surprised I've never heard of this one before, thanks again Liam for this little hidden gem

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2014 22:23:58 | More by wordemupg
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Ontario (Canada)

3.28/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottle from the LCBO

A - Golden, hazy, slightly orange appearance

S- Citrus, Orange, a little pine at the end

T- Nice citrus up-front, then bitterness. Can taste the malt. I prefer less malt in hoppy beers. I'm not a fan of the aftertaste. Almost metallic, tin-like.

M- Nicely carbonated

O- Not bad, however, the aftertaste makes it hard for me to rate this higher. Not worth the price IMO.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2014 22:34:36 | More by BakaGaijin
Photo of MJ63

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

05-28-2014 01:24:03 | More by MJ63
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

05-26-2014 00:25:09 | More by nhaimes
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Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

05-16-2014 01:52:41 | More by Coronaeus
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

05-04-2014 03:29:12 | More by Jotora
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Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

05-02-2014 22:34:17 | More by WillAndSarah
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Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

04-24-2014 11:27:16 | More by nullbort
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Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

04-23-2014 01:34:28 | More by irishkyle21
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Rhyme & Reason from Collective Arts Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.