RPA (Rye Pale Ale) | Cameron's Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cameron's Brewing Co.
Ontario, Canada
cameronsbrewing.com

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

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.

Added by ritzkiss on 04-03-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
141
Reviews:
46
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
9.71%
 
 
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21
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Photo of janubio
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap. Purs a big creamy head, with medium retention and a ggod lace. Aroma of citrics, almonds, cloves, honey, something I can't tell, it maybe the rye, but I've never smelled rye :-( Medium body, crfeamy palate, strong carbonation. Taste of almonds, citrics, honey, and again that something that I really don't know what it is. good.

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Photo of SmithyAlan
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mlkluther
3.58/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gtg642
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bryanzk
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nunya
3.91/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerbaron1967
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thank you LCBO for discounting beer every blue moon. I was under the impression this was a Rye beer--as in whiskey. Thankfully I was told it was not--what a gem of a beer.
Very light colour-almost no foam on the pour. The 650 ml bottle is a nice touch-almost 2 beer for a good price. The taste was very pure-no aftertaste. Clean with a bit of a hop kick. Not too strong but very refreshing. Would recommend for those who would like to try a hoppier beer but not one that kicks your ass.
Hop on Board

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Photo of Zonian1
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Mousel
3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ultrarunner100
3.86/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of fortyfield
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LanceH
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.76/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcmchew
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Electros
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tmappin
3.53/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed from the 22 oz bottle in a snifter. This FINE rye pours a light copper color with a nice head of white dissipating bubbles that fades to a thick ring, pooling layer, and very nice clinging lacing. Nose of spicy rye, black pepper, herbal and bittering hops, and touches of citrus fruit. Flavors exceed the nose with spicy rye, black pepper, and caramel malts on all sides. The middle of the taste presents cola flavors that subside to a bitter hops quality that is solid for the style. Smooth and lightly creamy, carbonation is a perfect balance to cut the sweetness and spice of the rye with a bitter and herbal hop finish.

Excellent

Cheers

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Photo of yasky
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nate_pacino
4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CantankerousCaveBear
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Robust pale ale. I love rye, when harnessed properly it adds great dimension to a beer. I associate rye with colder climates, it seems almost obvious that an Ontario brewery would utilize it. I am amazed at the availability of such a well made Pale Ale at the Beer Store. Then again, they do carry Unibroue products as well. Fantastic and flavourful 'session' beer for me. The rye spice melds wonderfully with the grapefruit, dankness, resin and orange rind. The peppery spiciness is balanced by a rather multifaceted and interesting malt bill. Toffee, caramel and biscuit flavours make this a well-rounded brew. I also love the bitter finish, with the lingering hop resin and oils coating the palate. I don't detect any tropical fruit aside from the citrus notes that lean towards orange/grapefruit zest.

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Photo of headlessparrot
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kevinlater
4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

650ml bottle into nonic pint. "G0915" coded on the front label -- bottled july 9 2015? consumed on july 20, 2015

a: clear light copper with two fingers of off-white head

s: rye, caramel, melon, grapefruit, and orange, slight dankness and pine character

t: a damn tasty beer. incredibly balanced. lots of caramel and rye to go around, with the hop characteristics taking a slight backseat -- herbal leafy touches, pine, grapefruity orange, and cantaloupe. finishes with rye flavour and a moderate hop bitterness

m: incredible! medium-plus feel, medium-minus carbonation, creamy and a bit sticky

o: haven't had this beer in over a year, turns out it's still one of my ontario favourites

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Photo of bcuz7
3.91/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaveBar
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Purchased at the LCBO for $13.00 for a 6pk. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a 1" high white head that films out in a minute or two. Very dark gold color. Unfiltered

S- Lots of hops and malt here. Sweet

T- Not much rye but lots of hops! Good malt base. Sweet and sickly. Overall a nicely blended brew.

M- Sweet and sickly.

O- Good brew that bitter bite is nice and overall enjoyable. Will buy again for sure and it's a break from the every day

Food Pairing

This nice brew went well with..... Peperoni pizza!

Enjoy

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RPA (Rye Pale Ale) from Cameron's Brewing Co.
4.12 out of 5 based on 141 ratings.
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