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Rhyme & Reason - Collective Arts Brewing

Rhyme & ReasonRhyme & Reason

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BA SCORE
87
very good

37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 6.85%


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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mtomlins

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.5%

02-18-2014 17:00:01 | More by mtomlins
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4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

Enjoy

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04-12-2014 19:38:18 | More by DaveBar
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3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A slightly hazy lemon and honey colour. Quarter inch of greenish white head that quickly became a ring. Some lacing with great retention.

Smells of tropical fruits ... mango, orange, grapefruit. Sweet hoppiness .. not super bitter. Aroma grows as the beer warms and grapefruit and pine blossom.

The taste starts with the malt ... sweet bread the then bitter grapefruit and pine come out and into a sharp bitter earthy after-taste. It feels as if bitterness is embedded in my tongue.

Low medium feel. Nice and crisp but a bit watery.

Definitely an American IPA. This was better than I expected. Very enjoyable. My impression going in was a brewery that seemed to care more about the artwork than the beer. I will look for this again.

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03-09-2014 23:48:10 | More by ssmack
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Digimaika2

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4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(4.25) A: Hazy copper with a sizeable creamy and bubbly head that’s coloured a stark white. Recedes promptly to a ring where it sticks around for while. Lacing hangs in sheets.

(4.25) S: Lemon-grapefruit mix, pineapple, subtle pine, toffee, nutty, bread, and an underlying damp grass/weedy aroma. Not the most robust or full aroma but all the aromas seem to be distinctive and pleasant albeit a bit hidden.

(4.0) T: As per aroma with grapefruit zest, lemon, hints of tropical fruits, pine, and baked bread. Although not as pronounced, there still is a slight grassy taste towards the backend. Pleasingly very dry and similarly very bitter.

(4.0) M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Slick and semi-oily with some texture.

(4.0) D: A very good APA that I’ll be keeping my eyes out for again. This has a lot of those great pale ale qualities and comes together very well for the ABV range. The bottle art is also a nice touch. I typically gripe about the 6-pack go-big-or-go-home format, but this is deserving of it and worth the risk.

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02-22-2014 03:31:24 | More by Digimaika2
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3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Can: Poured a light yellow color ale with a generous white head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of citrus hops with lightly sweet malt notes is quiet pleasant. Taste is also a good mix between some citrus hops with some light tropical fruit notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Good drinkability with just enough complexity (hops floral notes could be a bit more powerful) with wheat malt barely noticeable.

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01-14-2014 20:14:56 | More by Phyl21ca
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rhyme & Reason is unfiltered, which explains how it can have such a cloudy complexion despite the sunny colour. It looks as it smells: like peach nectar. Small and displaced puffs of white are spread across the beer's surface like drifting clouds in a summer sky.

The aroma has super concentrated notes of ripe orchard fruits and candied citrus. There's plenty of peach, tangerine, lime, and a whiff of guava. There's also tinges of jasmine green tea and mojito mint. All these fruity and herbal elements are surprising compliments to the beer's sweet and bready maltiness, which impressively adds almost as much aromatics as it does body.

One might expect a beer loaded up with three C-hops (Citra, Centennial, Chinook) as well as Simcoe to be on the flamboyant side, and, indeed, this is about as vibrant as pale ales get. In fact, it has all the fruity, resinous hops and toasty, honeyed malt characteristics of an IPA, albeit tucked into a slightly more approachable and less intimidating package.

I think it's really cool that each bottle have a unique label featuring a different picture from a different artist - it's yet another reason to open bottle after bottle. This is a seriously quaffable ale that has enough vivacious, tropical flavours to keep the palate entertained but not enough bitterness (a notably mellow 55 IBUs) to wreck it.

Rhyme & Reason is a perfect recipe for a brewery endeavoring to use the sociability of craft beer to promote the arts. An offering like this naturally lends itself to stimulative drinking, convivial conversation and is impressionable, somewhat edgy and, with such an exuberant hoppiness, just a little bit pretentious too. It's perfect for the art world!

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2014 00:53:58 | More by biegaman
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polloenfuego

Ontario (Canada)

3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a 12 oz bottle to a pint glass.

This beer pours a light golden color with a generous three finger head. The head lasts for a while and when it breaks you are left with some nice lacing and a thin foamy film. From a smell perspective this is all about the hops. Citrus is dominant with pine coming in afterward, but those classic hops scents are there. Taste is hops forward, but there is a tropical fruitiness as well. The feel is medium with good carbonation.

A nice APA that makes me look forward to seeing what else will come from this brewer.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2014 19:37:50 | More by polloenfuego
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.5%

12-17-2013 02:35:14 | More by mpgillett
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

355 mL bottle from the LCBO; bottled Oct. 10 2013. APAs are a dime-a-dozen these days, but this one has managed to distinguish itself from the crowd right out of the gate with a neat variety of labels from a selection of talented artists. Still, it'll take more than unique packaging to guarantee this one a spot in my pale ale rotation. Served slightly chilled.

Pours a cloudy golden-amber colour, topped with one finger of puffy, frothy white head with great retention. It slowly wilts over a period of five minutes or so, coating the glass in sticky lacing, and eventually culminating in a dense cap and collar. Great aroma, possessing many of my favourite attributes in this style - orange citrus and pineapple, as well as some light pine resin and peach. Not much malt presence; just some light caramel sweetness.

Well-balanced flavour, with a good dose of hop astringency that should please the majority of hopheads. There is a firm caramel malt backbone underlying much of the flavour profile, but the fruity, somewhat tropical features of the hop bill take centre stage. Grapefruit and orange citrus figure in strongly, with additional notes of pine and peach; the latter becomes more prominent as it warms, in addition to a light touch of pineapple. The finish is mostly bitter grapefruit, but with a sweet, almost honey-like accent to it. Somewhat bitter, resiny aftertaste that lingers on the palate for more than a moment. Medium-bodied, with some light hop oiliness and light carbonation that gives this one a soft, satisfying mouthfeel. This is my fourth bottle tonight, so it's reasonably drinkable, but the bitterness is tiring out my tongue. Or maybe it's the alcohol; whatever.

Final Grade: 4.1, an A-. I was mostly drawn to Rhyme & Reason because of the art, but I am highly impressed with the beer itself as well. This is a solid APA that reminds me of a cross between Mad Tom and Naughty Neighbour - two of my favourite hopped-up OCB ales, so I'm singing pretty high praises. It's a tasty brew that I'm sure I'll pick up again at some point - if it's this good after sitting on the shelves for a few months, I'll bet it's even better fresh.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2013 05:12:03 | More by thehyperduck
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Rhyme & Reason from Collective Arts Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.