Recline Pale Ale
Cameron's Brewing Co.

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3.62 | pDev: 10.22%
Cameron's Brewing Co.
Ontario, Canada
Recline Pale AleRecline Pale Ale
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headlessparrot from Canada

3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cameron's really seems to have come a long way since the time when I used to buy their (oddly-numbered) cases at the Beer Store because it was the only in-stock alternative to the big players.

This is a nice--but not outstanding--pale ale that hovers on the edge of being an "India Session Ale"--decent tropical fruits, citrus, piney, dank resin flavours, well-hopped, only weakly complemented by a lightly complementary maltiness. When it comes to this style, freshness matters, and while this is a good beer, I'd probably only put it in the rotation regularly if I could guarantee I was getting it fairly quickly from the brewery. (which, in Alberta, I can't). Still, pretty nice.

Nov 01, 2015
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taxandbeerguy from Canada

2.65/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

341 ml bottle served cold into a shaker pint. Purchased as the other new beer from the summer seasonal pack from Cameron's. Cost was about $2.50 CDN.

Appearance - rich golden color with lots and lots of sediment in the glass. A half finger of white head poured on top with modest head retention. Some visible carbonation.

Smell - dank, resinous aroma. Smells of sweaty gym socks and more dank aroma. Overkill for me. Some way overripe fruit after a few whiffs, that doesn't help things either.

Taste - earthy, bitter, dank. Some grapefruit flavours in there too but not great.

Mouthfeel - some carbonation, medium body flavor clings a little too much to my mouth for a mediocre pale ale.

Overall - not sure if this was a bad bottle or not, other reviews have been quite positive. Although I'm not so sure since the grapefruit flavor was there, which others have raved about. However, this would've had to have tasted amazing for me to get over the awful aroma of sweaty gym socks. I will gladly try again, if I can find a bottle for free, but I'm not going to buy another tasters pack just to give it another shot.

Oct 11, 2015
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TerryW from Canada

3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Yeah, that's good. Very flavourful with a pronounced, but still gentle, citrus character. Not trying to beat you over the head with grapefruit rind, this one. Bready, piney, tasty. Well done, easy drinking stuff.

Slightly hazed golden yellow under a short head, some lace.

Jul 28, 2015
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biboergosum from Canada

3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

341ml bottle, from the current Brewer's Selection packs from Cameron's.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium golden yellow hue, with one skinny finger of wanly puffy, foamy, and mostly just bubbly dirty white head, which leaves some low-lying, lurking iceberg lace around the glass as it quickly dissolves.

It smells of fairly dank pine resin, muddled tropical fruit (kiwi and overripe pineapple, maybe), rather doughy pale malt, and more leafy, grassy, and wet hay-like hops. The taste is bready, grainy pale malt, earthy yeast, mixed pedestrian and more exotic fruit notes, and a plain weedy, grassy, and dead leafy hoppiness.

The bubbles are light and fluffy in their tremulous frothiness, the body a so-so middleweight, and mostly smooth, sure, but with a healthy dose of indeterminate clamminess. It finishes off-dry, just, as the weak graininess appears to be near gasping its last, as those mutt-ish hops thankfully pack 'er in.

Can't say that I see any difference between this and yer average ISA out there right now - a wobbly malt backbone, and a hop schedule that depends on the adventure quotient of the brewing concern at hand. Here, the mix of dank mustiness and fresh tropical fruit doesn't really do anyone any favours - it makes want to sit back up out of the reclined position, and opine - woncha gimme a real beer, man?

Jul 19, 2015
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thehyperduck from Canada

3.97/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

341 mL bottle from their current Brewmaster's Selection mixed pack; bottled May 29 2015 and served slightly chilled.

This session ale pours a hazy golden-yellow hue, producing one finger of soapy, white-coloured froth at the surface. It wilts away over the next three or four minutes, leaving behind an uninterrupted curtain of lace, in addition to a filmy cap and foamy collar. Lots of juicy, tropical fruit on the nose - grapefruit and lemon citrus, as well as mango, peach and a hint of pineapple. Lightly pithy and grassy, with some grainy malt sweetness buried in the background. It's a pretty enticing aroma.

Not bad at all. The malt bill is a bit weak, offering up only a modicum of grainy sweetness that is effortlessly overtaken by the (much more robust) hops. I am getting a lot of peach/apricot flavour, with a sizeable dose of citrus too - lots of zesty lemon, with hints of grapefruit, lime and tropical fruit. The astringency ramps up as you approach the finish, giving it a pithy, lightly grassy climax that lingers briefly into the aftertaste. Light-bodied, with average carbonation levels that give this pale ale a somewhat crisp, lively feel on the palate. Very refreshing, and a pleasure to gulp - my only complaint is that the serving size wasn't bigger.

Final Grade: 3.97, on the high end of a B+. Cameron's Recline Pale Ale is a true patio beer; the sort of thing a thirsty, overheated hophead could sip and enjoy, one after another, over the course of a long summer afternoon or evening. It is really reminding me of Red Racer's ISA, which is one of my favourite sessionable hoppy beers - though Recline's bitterness has a bit more of a lingering punch to it. I like this more than last year's pale ale (California Sunshine), and would argue that this is one of the better Ontario-made examples of this pseudo-style. Nice stuff; worth a try.

Jul 19, 2015
Recline Pale Ale from Cameron's Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 9 ratings