Rhyme & Reason | Collective Arts Brewing

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Rhyme & ReasonRhyme & Reason

Brewed by:
Collective Arts Brewing
Ontario, Canada

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

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Ratings: 239 |  Reviews: 67
Reviews by WeizenMike:
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4.29/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

More User Reviews:
Photo of JakerLou
3.89/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Easton70
3.48/5  rDev -12.3%
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.

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Photo of talbotjf99
4.07/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MJ63
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of biboergosum
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
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 -13.1%
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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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.29/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

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Photo of Rempeba
3.66/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DruC4
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of avisong
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Danomeister
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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 +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Powers30
4.65/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chrishiker1409
4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joemcgrath27
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of DaveCash
3.46/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.42/5  rDev -13.9%
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.

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Photo of Seducer_McCoon
4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
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

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Photo of LPresant
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GJKerr
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaveBar
4.31/5  rDev +8.6%
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.


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Photo of StormAles
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tbone2131
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Rhyme & Reason from Collective Arts Brewing
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 239 ratings