Rhyme & Reason
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Pale Ale - American
Ranked #310
Ranked #9,681
3.98 | pDev: 8.29%
Collective Arts Brewing
Ontario, Canada
Very Good
Rhyme & ReasonRhyme & Reason
Notes: 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
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Larryfunnell from Canada (ON)

4.34/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is an unfiltered IPA, so the pour is a bit hazy, with quite an orange colour and about 2 fingers of head that decline to a modest head with time. The smell hits of orange and hops, which is carried over into the taste. A nice amount of bitterness, and the orange flavour was quite surprising. Overall quite pleasing, and ranks up with a few of my favourites as a go to beer.

Mar 15, 2019
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Bshaw22 from Wisconsin

3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pretty good Pale
Pours semi hazy orange. Nice white head which sticks around with lacing.
Smell is that of some orange and a little pineapple.
Flavor is orange juice bitter with super dry finish. Very drinkable. I could have a few of these pretty decent beer

Jan 30, 2019
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rapayn01 from Kentucky

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

Poured from a 473 ml standard Canadian tall boy pint can. It is a flavorful pale. To me, it tasted a bit like a New England IPA. The can says the brewer used citra hops, which apparently explains the fruity tropical taste.

Nov 20, 2018
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Ghrymm from Canada (BC)

3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 473ml can.
Pours a off clear yellow/gold with a thick white head and tons of lasting sticky lacing.
Not much of a nose at all slight bread and hop notes.
A nice hoppy pale ale with a good bitter finish.

Oct 04, 2018
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CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania

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

L - 1.5 finger yellowish head atop a near-opaque yellow body.

S - orange, grapefruit peel, caramel, pine, herb.

T - follows the nose. Heavy citrus with just a hint of dank. Moderate-low bitterness. Low sweetness. No booziness.

F - medium body with slightly higher than normal carb.

O - they could label this as a “summer ipa” and be perfectly accurate. Light but very flavorful.

Jul 15, 2018
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eberesford from Canada (ON)

3.89/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours slightly misty gold with dense creamy white head. Aromas of lemon and grapefruit. Flavour: Grapefruit not overwhelming with stone fruit in the background.

Jun 20, 2018
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Mysticmage from Canada (ON)

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

poured into a tulip comes out pineapple with excellent collar to start and lasts for a bit. nose is IPA fruity with orange undertones. tastes like an IPA. I found it balanced between hops and fruity flavours. A solid find.

Jun 09, 2018
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and723 from Canada (ON)

3.32/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Look: Pours cloudy orange with a thin head. Remains cloudy after settling and head disappears.

Smell: Strong citrus, mostly grapefruit then orange apple.

Taste: Grapefruit right away but not as overwhelming as the aroma suggests, tapering quickly to subtler fruit tones on aftertaste

Feel: Mouthfeel seems to lack richness and volume.

Overall: For a citrus IPA it delivers what it ought to.

Apr 26, 2018
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jkblr from Indiana

3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz canned 10/8/17 poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass at fridge temp 5.7% ABV. The beer pours slightly hazy orange yellow in color with off white head. The head recedes to a 3/8" cap and leaves a lot of lacing. The aroma is grapefruit and orange. The taste is more earthy with only a hint of the citrus in the aroma. Mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied, adequately carbonated, soft and smoothly bitter. Overall, good. Very happy to have had the chance to try this one. Thanks Brian for hauling it back from Canada.

Jan 19, 2018
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Seducer_McCoon from Canada (SK)

4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very flavourful and extremely balanced. Quite hoppy. Malts make this beer almost sweet and fruity while the grapefruit of the hops comes in at the end. I'd get this again anywhere its available as its a perfectly sessionable beer

Dec 25, 2017
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

i thought this was an excellent pale ale, my first beer from these guys. amazing art on the pint can, and a pretty beer in the glass too, with a light orange hue to it, a little chill haze, and a full creamy inch of white head with excellent retention. the aroma is awesome, fresh hops of familiar varieties and intensity, i smell the northwestern bitterness and grapefruit of simcoe for sure, and some other high alpha stuff. just a touch of baked malt sweetness as well in the nose. the flavor is bursting with hop goodness, on the edge of ipa really. i taste some unexpected tropical fruit, orange melon and mango. i start thinking it could be some nelson or something, but it all of a sudden goes straight centennial on me in the finish, woody like fresh milled lumber and christmas tree, an unmistakeable flavor profile, i am sure there is centennial in this. some soft citra type fruitiness there at the end as well, a nice balance between several quite distinctive hop varietals here, which is the real takeaway of this juicy pale ale for me. its old and new school at the same time, i really dig that, and the malt profile is not irrelevant here at all. some body and some sweetness, but its dry by the end. excellent carbonation and lingering fresh hoppy goodness after the swallow. awesome can of beer, i will definitely be on the looking for more beer from these guys!

Dec 15, 2017
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Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

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

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass form a 1 pint can on November 26, 2017. Look is hazy orange gold. Smell and taste is bitter citrus and sweet malt. Feel is crisp in the finish.

Nov 26, 2017
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Kendo from New York

3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned: August 8, 2017.
Consumed: September 21, 2017.

A: Poured from the can into a Palm tulip. Body is slightly hazy tangerine with a nice 1-finger white head on top. Decent lacing left behind.

S: Not a strong nose at all - some pine and citrus (grapefruit) over faintly doughy malt.

T: More or less follows the nose: crushed pine needles, grapefuit (juice and pith) and an herbal hop bit, all on top of a faintly doughy or crackery malt.

M: Good active carbonation. Call it medium in heft, maybe slightly lighter.

O: Solid beer.

Sep 21, 2017
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Easton70 from Canada (ON)

3.48/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

I've just tried 2 cans of Big Rock beers (their Kolsch and their Session IPA) and was thoroughly disapointed by both so when I openned this one it was a pleasant surprise from a brewery that I had never heard of. The beer looks amazing; a slightly hazy light golden ale with a head like a meringue. I can't get much aroma from it but the taste is pretty good. Fruity at the start and a bitter after taste that knocks the socks off the other the Big Rock flops. It's 5.7% ABV and very drinkable; something I can imagine enjoying on a hot summer day.

Jun 30, 2017
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SawDog505 from New Hampshire

3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a 16 oz Troegs Snulip glass canned on April 11, 2017. Pours a hazy orange with a 2 finger sticky white head that leaves thick patches of lace.

Smell is tangerine, biscuit, pineapple, and grapefruit rind.

Taste follows mild tangerine, biscuit grain, pineapple pulp, and some grapefruit.

Mouthfeel is almost medium, mild carbonation, not really dry, and very drinkable.

Overall I think this has follon off the last few weeks, fresh it had much more assertive flavors.

Jun 28, 2017
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.42/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a ruddy burnt orange color with a concaving white foamy head. Just seems to spread out to the sides extremely slow in its dissipation of the head. Messy semi-thick foamy head. The aroma had some nice caramel crisp sweet malts running over some grassy to light citrus hops. The flavor leans malty sweet. Hops really don’t shine in this one. Malty sweet aftertaste with the same sort of finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Low carbonation moves nice and low. Overall, decent APA for it’s cleanness. Nothing over the top but gets the job done for the style.

Jun 28, 2017
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GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

4.29/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I must say I really love the art work collection on these cans. Featuring some vety unique artwork from artists around the globe.

A bright orange hued gold and amber coloration. Hazy indeed with a quality, chunky and foamy head cover. Thick and long lasting. The thick lacing is most impressive.

The aroma can be enjoyed from a distance, the four big hops from this put put a very pungent hoppy aroma. All the major aspects: pine, citrus, earthy tones, mellons...very fresh or "wet" hop like nose. A sweet, honey/bready malt is also in there in a subtle way.

Such a wonderfully crisp mouthfeel, a slightly lighter body than the big brother beer "Ransack the Universe" IPA. It's quoffability is really off the charts. Light, crisp, yet lush with an earthy, dry bite and finish.

The flavor has a few very stand-out aspects, the malty feel and flavor is extremely impressive. Crispy, earthy tones hit first, followed by a light honey sweetness and rather neutral malt charecter of bready balance. The malt and hop balance seems to be just right for the style. The hops have a massive aroma but the hop complexity in taste is a bit more mellow than I expected, which is fine...this is not trying to be a big IPA. Earthy, leafy dry hop tones in a mildly bitter fashion comes over first, then piney, tart citrus and then some honeydew mellon. The earthy hitter bite in the middle is most impressive and carries on throughout.

5.7 % abv. Is pretty hefty for such a sessionable beer. The complexity is also good for an American Pale ale. One of the finest versions of this style right here.

Jun 16, 2017
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johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.74/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Can from a Lazy Dog
Slightly hazy deep golden color with a huge frothy off white head that persists. Lemony earthy grassy on the nose and more grass and earth than anything in the flavor. Somewhat sharp bitterness. Not bad.

May 26, 2017
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swim from Canada (ON)

3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Opaque light golden yellow with a bubbly off white head

S: Fantastic inviting strong peachy fruity, floral, tangerine citrus aroma. Hints of peppery alcohol.

T: Bold and flavourful, a bit of heaviness to the taste. Quite floral, the fruit and citrus are there too but are slightly masked by the peppery alcohol. A little bit sweet, not too bitter. The aftertaste is slightly lingering and more bitter but not bad.

F: Medium carbonation, a little thick and coating. Some astringency to it.

O: The brightness is countered by the bold pepperiness which reduces the sessionability. Pretty good summer beer and certainly worth a try.

May 20, 2017
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YourMackDaddy from Canada (NL)

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

For as good as this beer is, I don't have a ton to say about it. Maybe because it's been a little bit of time since I had it, and if it was here in front of me now I'd be able to be more detailed. I'll consider redoing this review at a later date.

This is a great APA, one of the better ones I've had. It skews from the traditional style you'd expect just enough to make itself more interesting. Expect an orange colour with a pretty head, fruity and spicy scents, flavours of fruit and spice alongside the usual hoppiness you'd expect from a pale ale (but maybe less so for this one) with a crisp and easy feel.
Overall a very well crafted and *very* well branded beer. Say what you will about labels on some beer, but sometimes you gotta give a little bit of credit where it's due. Gorgeous cans and labels.

May 10, 2017
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D-HopSupreme from Canada ()

4.4/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy orange body with an inch of soapy white head at the top. Aromas of pineapple, mango, passionfruit, garlic, and lime rind delicately lay together in unison. The taste has a pop of bitterness at the back of the palate, while the rest of the tongue is left refreshed with fruit and sharply spicy tones of hoppiness. Very smooth, with a creamy mouthfeel and long lasting finish. Great ale.

Apr 30, 2017
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at C'est What? in Toronto, ON.

This one pours a fairly clear golden orange, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This one smells like orange marmalade and orange zest, grassy hop aromas, pine, and bready malt.

This is a really solid no-frills pale ale. It's somewhere between "West Coast" and "NE-style," leaning more closely to West-Coast, probably. There's a firm but unassuming bitterness, with lots of orange and grapefruit hop flavor, and maybe a bit of melon. There's a definite malt backbone, but it doesn't provide a ton of flavor- it more just keeps the beer from being too watery.

This is light bodied, with a good level of carbonation, and a very crisp mouthfeel.

Collective Arts seems to be making nice little beers- this is a great one.

Apr 10, 2017
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hudsonvalleyslim from Massachusetts

4.12/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First time trying Collective Art. Nice cans! (That's what she said?) Honestly, the artwork was a draw, really caught my eye. A tall boy poured into my new Stone Cow tulip. Cloudy and pale, decent aroma. Balanced, nice body, lacing. Hoppy, what we used to call 'IPA' (Extra Pale Ale says the can.) Some of the common citrusy C-hops, but bittered with Magnum (from their website.) It's got a harsh hoppiness which I've always loved in an IPA, maybe the Magnums.

A brew that gets better and better as you drink down. Great mouthfeel and aftertaste. I'm on my second, and this is an excellent beer.

Feb 25, 2017
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dd43 from Connecticut

3.87/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was a solid pale ale, poured from a can with a very nice semi-hazy appearance. Citrus aromas, some grapefruit, some orange, some mango as well. Not super pungent but it's a pale ale. I recommend you try this.

Jan 18, 2017
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mintjellie from Canada (ON)

3.45/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pale orange and hazy. Towering retentive white head. Spotty lace. Muted aroma of white grapefruit and cannabis. Tastes up front of white grapefruit with pithy, piney bitterness following close behind and lingering in the long finish. Medium bodied and finely carbonated. Smooth and a little bit oily. Good, but I much prefer their session IPA.

Dec 15, 2016
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