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Rhyme & Reason - Collective Arts Brewing

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86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4
pDev: 7%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | 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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mtomlins, Feb 18, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
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.


DaveBar, Apr 12, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

Rutager, Jun 05, 2014
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3.73/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

Phyl21ca, Jan 14, 2014
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butler, Jul 15, 2014
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3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle dated 09/20/13 poured in to snifter.

A - Slightly hazy translucent orange colour with a thin layer of white head.

S - Fresh citrus, pine and tropical fruit aromas with a fairly substantial caramel malt sweetness. Some orange, musk and peach notes specifically coming through.

T - A nice hearty bitterness for the style compliments a big musk/dank hop profile with lighter notes of tangerine and pine. While the bitterness is certainly welcome, the flavour profile is somewhat lacking and preventing this from being a top notch pale ale.

M - Light to medium body. Some hop oils present. Moderate carbonation.

TheSevenDuffs, Nov 09, 2013
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dipso123, Mar 14, 2014
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3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

ssmack, Mar 09, 2014
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Canada_Dan, Oct 21, 2014
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Mr_Peninsula, Sep 07, 2014
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4.29/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

patre_tim, Jun 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Caudalie, Nov 13, 2014
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3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO - $13.95 for a 6-pack

Appearance - Clear amber colour with an average size off-white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, hops, caramel, apricots, grapefruit

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel, and hops. There is also some apricots and grapefruit and a bit of resin.

Overall - Like a slightly sweeter (more tropical fruit sugary notes) version of the Naughty Neighbour Pale. I assume they share some of the same ingredients since they are brewed at the same place. A good beer but I think I'll stick with the Naughty Neighbour due the lower ABV which allows for a better session beer.

spinrsx, Nov 01, 2013
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Mr_Rocca, Nov 10, 2013
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RedAleMan, Jan 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

liamt07, Oct 24, 2013
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3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice semi-hazy golden/orange color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of citrus, pineapple, mango (very tropical) piney resins and sweet caramelly malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some citrus, pineapple, a resiny pine bitterness and caramelly malts.

Mouthfeel: It has a low/med carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

SebD, Nov 18, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

thehyperduck, Dec 09, 2013
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Rhyme & Reason from Collective Arts Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.