Rhyme & Reason | Collective Arts Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Collective Arts Brewing
Ontario, Canada
collectiveartsbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

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

Added by Beelzebeer on 10-14-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
178
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
8.29%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
34
For Trade:
0
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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Photo of talbotjf99
4.07/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MJ63
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of biboergosum
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

1L howler from Sherbrooke Liquor store - nice to see more of this Steeltown-adjacent brewery's offerings becoming available in Alberta.

This beer pours a hazy, pale tarnished golden yellow colour, with three fat-ass fingers of puffy, rather loosely foamy, and bubbly off-white head, which leaves some Klingon script lace around the glass as it quickly and unevenly subsides.

It smells of grainy, bready pale malt, lightly dank and musky pine needles, a complex citrus bitterness - white grapefruit, pineapple core, and lemon rind - hints of chive, some hard water flinty notes, and further leafy, grassy, and herbal hop bitterness. The taste is very citrus-forward, with the lemon, grapefruit, blood orange, and kiwi fruitiness hanging it over the grainy, slightly doughy pale and caramel malt, ethereal scallion esters, a fading chalkiness, and more plain leafy, weedy, and grassy hops.

The carbonation is fairly understated in its gentle and brushing frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and mostly smooth, the hops trying to keep the crowd engaged, and not pissed off from some immature and/or clumsy behaviour here. It finishes off-dry, a lingering biscuity caramel maltiness doing well to stay the hops' intent, once again.

A pleasant, and enticing Americanized pale ale, the hops obviously pumped up and trying their darnedest to have Mom see them at their best. The result - an easy-drinking, kind of warming (after enough of it, anyway) hoppy brew, and a good sign of things to come from this outfit, whose artistic pairings still remain lost on me, without the physical copy in my hands, y'know?

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Photo of mintjellie
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.

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3.66/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of avisong
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of Danomeister
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Fantastic beer. Enlightened beer. Incredible hop aroma off the tap with a thick malt backbone and little lingering bitterness. Could have sworn this had New Zealand hops in it from the aroma. Intensely fruity, with that exotic lychee raspberry peachy smell that most good IPAs strive for

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Photo of bryanzk
4.63/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Powers30
4.65/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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

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

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

Photo of DaveBar
4.31/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

Enjoy

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Photo of Tbone2131
4.12/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of liquorpig
3.65/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rutager
4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.78/5  rDev -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.

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Photo of dd43
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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