RPA (Rye Pale Ale) - Cameron's Brewing Co.

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RPA (Rye Pale Ale)RPA (Rye Pale Ale)

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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 14
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cameron's Brewing Co. visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Cameron’s Rye Pale Ale ABV is one of our most popular seasonal beers. It was originally brewed for the 2011 Bar Volo IPA challenge, earning 2nd Place, by combining the best parts of American and British IPA styles, we achieved a robust and unique staple. This fusion is hazy orange-amber in colour, with a well-constructed white head. It begins with an up front citrus aroma followed by a complex malt body with a hint of peppery rye which releases earthy floral British hop flavour on the finish.

It is made of a combination of seven different floral British and pungent American hops, some which are added in a dry hopping process. This involves adding hops directly to the fermented beer in the fermenter. The hops are well supported by a large malt bill of five character malts with a generous portion of rye which contributes to mouth feel and Cameron’s Rye Pale Ale’s own special character.

(Beer added by: ritzkiss on 04-03-2012)
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2/5  rDev -50.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -31.8%

Too hoppy for my tastes.

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3/5  rDev -25.6%

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3/5  rDev -25.6%

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3/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of TheHammer
3.09/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Poured with a finger of head that produces decent lacing. Unfortunately, the head didn't stick around very long. The body is a beautiful clear rust color with steady carbonation.

Smell: Plenty of spice, but it's hard to tell if the rye or the hops is the reason. Grapefruit, pine, and pepper with slight herbal and a rough grainy scent in the background. Warming helped it out quite a bit.

Taste: Starts with peppery rough malt that I assume is rye with a slight peach citrus taste which then turns to an IPA slam of hops as the citrus comes forward to quash the pine and herb rebellion that ends the beer.

Mouthfeel: The hops tend to linger far more then the pepper and malt, and produce that oily texture I don't enjoy. The carbonation seems to reign in a lot of this though oddly enough, but it regrettably was spend at the 1/3rd left mark. It's a bumpy ride, from start to finish.

Drinkability: Well the beer settles down well, but smooth and easy it is not. The taste and mouthfeel conspire against it here. It has that rare pleasant dryness to it that makes up some ground for me though.

Final Thoughts: This is my second Rye beer, and it certainly fared better then the first. That still being said, Rye beer does not appear to be my cup of tea. It's like an IPA with the hop kick spread out a bit more, and the sweet malt replaced with it's rougher rye cousin, which I would say is the best piece of advice I can give if you are drinking your first rye beer. Standard beer is toast, and this beer is rye bread toast. Regular toast tends to be sweeter the bread because the sugars in the bread caramelize. However Rye bread toast doesn't really do it quite as well, because, well I dunno, I guess there is less sugar/it's hardier? Either way, rye malt seems to have the same characteristic as there is next to nothing remotely sweet here, which makes for something different, it's just not quite what I'm looking for. Glad I tried it though.

Photo of tbeckett
3.3/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

060413 on bottle. They need to clarify the meaning of this.

A - Slightly hazy copper pour with good carbonation. Two finger fluffy white head. Good finger of retention and great drapes of lace.

S - Subtle rye with lot's of citrus. Good grapefruit and peach. Nice balance, but leans more towards the hops. Rye comes out more as it warms.

T - Sadly the balance doesn't follow through in the flavour. Much more peppery rye spiciness that I don't reall enjoy. Seems like the deep citrus that is there plays second fiddle to the rye. As it warms, rye is less present in the middle and just shows strong in the finish.

M - good carbonation, medium body and a spicy rye finish. Harsh rye to finish that lingers quite a while.

O/D - Slightly torn on this one. Without the rye element I typically don't enjoy, this would be a really solid pale ale for our market. It was really hyped up but I can't really see myself buying this again.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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RPA (Rye Pale Ale) from Cameron's Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.