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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: 105
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.67%
Wants: 13
Gots: 7 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

BeerClubNiagara, Jan 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Hoppy_McGee, Jan 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

DrJay, Dec 29, 2013
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4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up as part of the Cameron's Taster's pack. Haven't loved the style yet, although this one is highly regarded. Served cold into a pint glass.

Appearance - murky copper brown color with generous 2.5 fingers of off-white head. Substantial lacing left down the sides of the glass and the head actually stays for a good long while. Head is creating a nice little cap on top too.

Smell - Some rye, but also quite a bit of hops are present, and smells deliciously like grapefruit. Faint grainy smell as well but the aromas meld together nicely to create something that is inviting and complex simultaneously.

Taste - Big bitterness from the hops and a certain dry quality to them enhanced by the rye characteristics. The bitterness lasts well into the aftertaste and is a bit excessive for my tastes, but has been nicely blended with the hops for a clean crisp taste.

Mouthfeel - Dry finish, but well carbonated and gives a lively sensation in the mouth. Works well with the flavors in the beer as well.

Overall - So I don't think I'll ever be a rye beer person, but I feel that this is a good representation of the style and illustrates some of the possibilities available especially when crossing with a hoppy pale ale. It was enjoyable and refreshing albeit an intense experience and would definitely pick up again if I were in the mood. Keeps getting better the farther you get into the glass. Definitely recommended for hop heads.

DenisKolkin, Dec 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

randallpink, Dec 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

kevinlater, Dec 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

DuffMan32, Nov 26, 2013
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beerhunter13, Oct 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

JonnyBeers, Oct 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

KevinSP, Oct 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Mr_Rocca, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of Jeffo
4.53/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Got this one at the LCBO

From a bomber into a snifter

APPEARANCE: Pours a one finger, medium looking, off-white head with good retention. Cloudy burnt orange in color with no carbonation evident. Slowly fades to a faint, splotchy wisp with dots of lacing down the glass. Good looking.

SMELL: Big, bold nose with pale malts, some spicy rye, grapefruit, notes of lemon and some honeydew melon as well. Really interesting and enticing. Great.

TASTE: Pale malts, caramel sweetness, some spicy rye malts, with grapefruit and bitter hops at the swallow. Big and lingering finish of spicy rye, some sweet melon flavors, grapefruit and well measured hop bitterness. Really flavorful, interesting and well balanced. Great stuff.

PALATE: Medium-full body and medium levels of carbonation. Very creamy, velvety smooth on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes slightly mouth-coating. Fantastic stuff!

OVERALL: This is excellent. The rye works wonders with the base caramel malts and the hop bill is spot on. A wonderful, full, creamy feel as well. Between this one and Sawdust's Lone Pine IPA, Ontario can easily satisfy my hop cravings without issue. World class beer right here, and I'm surprised the scores aren't even higher. Absolutely wonderful.

Jeffo, Sep 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

strang, Sep 13, 2013
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GoHabsGo, Sep 07, 2013
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yossarian, Sep 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

davemathews68, Aug 07, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

WeizenMike, Aug 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

ajzy, Aug 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

gloryhole, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of thehyperduck
4.48/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bomber picked up from the LCBO; packaging code E3013 (so I'm guessing May 30 2013). I've heard nothing but praise for this stuff, and have been interested in trying it for close to a year now. Lucky me - this batch of bottles actually made it all the way to Sarnia, something I never would have imagined happening a year or two ago. How the times have changed. Served slightly chilled.

Pours a hazy orange-amber colour, topped with two fingers of loose, puffy, off white-coloured head. Great retention; it recedes slowly over the next five minutes or so, absolutely caking the glass with lacing. Looks great, and the aroma is equally enticing - tons of juicy pink grapefruit, lemongrass, and pine needles, along with some mandarin and pineapple notes. I can pick out a slight brown sugar vibe, but the rye and malts in general are hard to detect through the sea of hops.

The flavour is bold, delicious, and no less hoppy than the aroma suggests. Toffee sweetness and bready malts underlie a vibrant array of floral, fruity notes from the seven hop varieties - grapefruit, peach, oranges, pine and cedar being the most prominent flavours. Spicy rye and pepper notes come through near the finish, mingling favourably with the earthy bitterness of the hops. Bitter aftertaste, with the rye lingering on the palate. Medium-bodied, almost pushing full, with mild carbonation and an exceptionally smooth, creamy mouthfeel that I absolutely love. Very drinkable stuff, but I'd rather sip and savour it for a while - why rush something this good?

Final Grade: 4.48, an incredible A grade. Worth the wait - Cameron's Rye Pale Ale is probably the best IPA I've had in the last year or so. The spicy, peppery feel imparted by the rye malts is the perfect companion for the intensely citrusy, earthy flavours of the hops, making for an excellent brew that is certain to please the palates of hopheads everywhere. This is easily the best Cameron's beer I've yet tried, and something that the brewers should be extremely proud of. If this is available regularly, you'd better believe I'll be buying plenty more, as this is definitely a new favourite for me. The perfect choice for my 500th beer tick on BA - and on International IPA Day, to boot!

thehyperduck, Aug 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

nullbort, Jul 26, 2013
RPA (Rye Pale Ale) from Cameron's Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.