RPA (Rye Pale Ale) - Cameron's Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Digimaika2:
4.38/5 rDev +7.9%
Bottled dated: 03-19-13 (March 19, 2013)
(4.25) A: Hazy peach-copper colour with a very tall and creamy foam head. Appropriate retention time and very good lacing.
(4.75) S: Incredibly fresh and juicy grapefruit, smooth wet pine aroma, heavily buttered fresh bread, and a sweet toffee-like kick. This emits an overall damp and earthy muskyness that is wonderful stuff. The rye grows a bit stronger as this warms but isn’t overpowering at all. Excellent world-class aroma.
(4.25) T: Mellow and juicy grapefruit, rye malt, pine, ginger, floral and weedy characteristics, and some breadyness (although not nearly as rich and buttery as aroma indicated). This is very flavourful and the rye elements are definitely present but don't overpower this and are complimented nicely with juicy citrus and pine.
(4.5) M: Full bodied with a moderate carbonation. Slick and viscous with a very pleasant dryness and a slight ginger induced heat.
(4.25) D: This really surprised me and the freshness of this certainly came across. Won’t be hesitating to pick up more of this and glad to see Cameron’s experiments in the liquor stores. Highly recommend.
03-29-2013 01:26:35 | More by Digimaika2
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4/5 rDev -1.5%
650ml bottle, recently arrived to Alberta bottleshop shelves.
This beer pours a hazy medium orange brick amber hue, with three fat fingers of puffy, bubbly, and tightly foamy ecru head, which leaves some decent droopy webbed lace around the glass as it slowly recedes.
It smells of musty grapefruit, orange, pineapple, and kiwi citrus, bready, grainy caramel malt, a twinge of spicy rye graininess, wet pine needles, underripe generic melon, a pithy, chalky Pez candies sweetness, and earthy, leafy hops. The taste is gritty, grainy pale and rye malt, acerbic orange, grapefruit, and pineapple rind, sharp pine needles, muddled, weirdly dry tropical fruit notes, and an aggressive hard water flintiness, which may be partly attributable to the latent grassy, herbal hops.
The bubbles are tight, but mostly low-key and palate-friendly, the body on the lee side of medium weight, and really just too much akin to yer typical IPA in its burgeoning astringency to be celebrated for its smoothness. It finishes mostly dry, the fruitiness surely pressing back, as the spicy rye malt, and heady (multiple meanings, yo) IPA-worthy hops strongly profess otherwise.
I know that this is classified here as a rye beer, but c'mon - the IPA bitterness is so much more pronounced than the admittedly prominent rye malt bill ratio. Yer average rye beer is hardly as punchy as this one is, so the average consumer may get the wrong idea. At any rate, a pleasant cross-breeding of styles, glad to finally get a chance to try it, and with the minimal amount of effort, thanks be to Christian!
01-30-2014 01:37:25 | More by biboergosum
4.05/5 rDev -0.2%
Nice hoppy beer. Light golden with enormous foamy white head. Hoppy and spicy aroma.Very good drinkability, with a spicy bitterness. Citrus lemon and grapefruit. Very floral.A bit acidic in the finish.
This one hits the bullseye.
Thanks for hooking me up Jon.
04-26-2012 02:01:22 | More by Sammy
4.2/5 rDev +3.4%
props to andrenaline for including in our latest trade
A - dark slightly hazy burnt orange, tower of light tan head wasn't going anywhere, lots of random sticky lacing
S - spicy and grainy with a touch of citrus and a mild earthiness
T - spicy rye grain mixes well with citrus and mild floral hop notes, touch of metallic on the finish
M - medium to light body with a smooth start that gives way to a pleasant peppery feel with a slightly dry finish
O - big on rye spiciness which i prefer in the style, but maintains its drinkability, a very fine example of the style
06-16-2013 00:42:55 | More by joemcgrath27
4.43/5 rDev +9.1%
Picked up from the brewery, bottle pours a slight haze amber gold with light beige foam head. Nose is pungent from the beginning of juicy grapefruit and citrus hops, bit of rye and malt to round it out. Exactly how I'd want this beer to smell. Taste is quite exceptional, with the spiciness of the rye blending smoothly with the big hop punch and a bit of sweetness out of the backing malt body. Mouthfeel is crisp, making it quite drinkable.
Man, this isnt something I`d expect out of Cameron`s in Ontario to produce. Quite frankly the best beer available right now, though I believe it`s intended to be a spring seasonal. The only downside was the pricing, over $16 for the six pack.
06-17-2012 19:05:07 | More by heebes
4.2/5 rDev +3.4%
Sampled at the PRF BBQ tasting soiree, full pour into a tasting glass. Thanks to James The Canadian for sharing, and Peppers/EmpireStateTroopers for hosting! This beer was a surprise hit of the night, wish I had a bottle of it.
Color is a light amber orange with a sizable head of offwhite foam on the surface. It lingers for awhile and deposits a halo of lacing on the opposite side of the glass.
Hoppy aroma of grapefruit, citrus, with a light grainy/earthy rye component too. Nicely pungent. Bitter hoppy flavors of grapefruit pith and peel, bready rye with a lingering earthy aftertaste, and dry hoppy bitterness. Medium to light body with an adequate carb level. Nice combo of citrus and rye, a session beer contender.
06-29-2012 14:36:15 | More by emerge077
British Columbia (Canada)
4.2/5 rDev +3.4%
Appearance. Pours a hazy amber-orange with a thin off-white head.
Smell. Toasty grains, pine needles and sweet citrus fruits with some spicy hops.
Taste. Piney hops, lemons and yellow grapefruits, some roasted grains and a nice lingering bitterness.
Mouthfeel. Medium+ body with medium carbonation.
Overall. A nice west coast style rye ipa. Enjoyed it.
06-20-2012 01:47:24 | More by Rutager
3.75/5 rDev -7.6%
Bottle: Poured a clear dark amber color ale with a relatively large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of spicy malt notes with citrusy and spicy hops profile. Taste is a great refreshing mix between some spicy rye notes with some citrusy and spicy hops profile which are close to IPA level. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Solid beer which is definitely better then the rest of Cameron’s standard offerings.
05-17-2013 19:12:22 | More by Phyl21ca
4.28/5 rDev +5.4%
Bottle from the brewery. No freshness info but probably about a month or so old.
A - Hazy medium orange colour with a big yellow glow around the edges. Half a finger of cream coloured head formed and quickly receded to a thin layer. Some very light lacing.
S - Huge fresh citrus aroma up front - tones of grapefruit, tangerine and pine. A very light malt sweetness in the background. Very fresh and robust.
T - A sharp bitterness up front with pine, citrus and herbal flavours. The citrus is not as prominent as the nose indicated but there are some big grapefruit and orange zest flavours. A nice rye spiciness in the finish adds a wonderful complexity to this beer.
M - Medium body, silky and creamy. Lots of fresh, sticky tongue-coating hop oils.
O - A great beer and one of Ontario's many bright spots lately. Well done!
04-28-2012 01:07:09 | More by TheSevenDuffs
4.28/5 rDev +5.4%
On tap at The Only.
The best Cameron's I've had to date, pretty solid step up. Hazy orange IPA colour, nose is full of fresh citrus hops, hint of caramel and vanilla. Real hop forward brew, citrus and touch of pine, grapefruit, caramel malt base, just a faint hint of maybe something leaning to diacytl (though I'm sensitive to it), touch of rye spiciness, touch of earth, fresh and drinkable, quite a lingering bitterness for an Ontario IPA.
This one is all about the hops and they shine. And I love me a good beer with rye. Would gladly drink this again and I hope it becomes a bit more available. Really nice stuff.
Edit: Happy to re-review. Been drinking a lot of this on tap at The Only - great hop brightness, citrus character, balanced with a rye spiciness and a slight chewiness. Just a terrific beer and perhaps one of the best in Ontario for IPAs.
04-03-2012 22:32:29 | More by ritzkiss
4.28/5 rDev +5.4%
Thanks to jrenihan for this one.
Poured from a 341ml. bottle, no freshness info.
Appearance: A hazy dark-orange/light brown body, 2-3 fingers worth of head that falls back to a fat ring that clings all around.
Smell: Caramel malt, fleshy grapefruit, good rye presence, a bit peppery.
Taste: Astringent grapefruit and the rye is felt more in the finish though it keeps doing its thing long after the sip. Mineral-like feel , bit of spices and orange round out the flavor.
Mouthfeel: Solid body, spot on carbonation, good creamy feel with a healthy dose of bitterness.
Overall: This needs to be available year-round, preferably in the LCBO. Grab a sixer of this if you can.
11-26-2012 12:37:43 | More by papat444
4.23/5 rDev +4.2%
Bomber from the Ottawa LCBO for 7$
Appearance - Clear amber/copper with a large size fizzy/frothy off-white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for around over 5 minutes.
Smell - Hops, malts, grapefruit, apricot
Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste caramel, malts, and hops. There is also some grapefruit/tangerine/apricots. It ends with a decent amount of hoppy bitterness that lingers.
Overall – Been wanting to try this one for a while, and it lived up to the hype. Amazing to find this much west coast flavour in an Ontario beer. It reminds me a bit of a Firestone Union Jack. With beers like this available locally it makes me wonder why I bother ticking random crappy beers.
04-22-2013 00:24:07 | More by spinrsx
RPA (Rye Pale Ale) from Cameron's Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.