Friday, April 26, 2013

Cameron's Brewing Company - Rye Pale Ale

Cameron's Rye Pale Ale, Craft beer, ontario, review, ontario, oakville
Cameron's Rye Pale Ale
ABV 6.6% (Bottle 650ml)
The Brewery

The Brew
"It is made of a combination of seven different floral British and pungent American hops, some which are added in a dry hopping process...The hops are well supported by a large malt bill of five character malts with a generous portion of rye."

The Pour
Two finger pillowy head that has satisfying retention with lots of nooks and crannies.  The body is deliciously cloudy and golden hued with the promise of Belgian unfiltered goodness.

Aroma
Lots of grapefruit with a touch of tangerine, orange peel and floral British style hops over a sweet malt backbone.  The more pungent hop notes do not overpower with pine but balance the nose nicely. 

Taste
For a pale ale, this brew has a big strong body I assume is from the heaps of rye used.  The cloudiness of the pour does not disappoint and complements a sudsy but heavy mouth feel.  You get smooth malt feel upfront, growing hop flavours of citrus and pine pounce in the middle and depart with a fairly bitter finish and clean aftertaste.

Overall
Cloudy and full bodied and certainly different.  The rye makes for an interesting brew that combines the feel and taste of an IPA with the body of a traditional English cream ale along the lines of Kilkenny.  Not exactly to my personal hop taste, but well put together and a solid B+.  I can see why it rates so high at  Ratebeer and Beer Advocate.

Up next...
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company Fourth Dementia Olde Ale.

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