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Hop On Top - Chameleon Brewing

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63
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84 Ratings
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 2.52
pDev: 34.13%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Chameleon Brewing visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 02-09-2010)
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Photo of bigconrad
1/5  rDev -60.3%

bigconrad, Apr 21, 2012
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1/5  rDev -60.3%

planbee, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of muddyh2oblues
1/5  rDev -60.3%

muddyh2oblues, May 17, 2012
Photo of Cullen80
1.2/5  rDev -52.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A- Head dissipates with in seconds of complearing the pour. This beer has a nice clear golden hue but is nothing special.

S- The hopes dominate the aroma of this beer excluding all other aromas that might be present.

T- The piney hops are the only flavor this beer offers.

M- The feel of this beer could only be described as watery.

D- The overwhelming flavor and watery feel to this beer destroyed it's drinkability for me.

I received this beer in a beer of the month club shipment and I will be considering giving the other 2 away (maybe to people I don't really like that much)

Cullen80, Jan 27, 2011
Photo of thedarkestlord
1.25/5  rDev -50.4%

thedarkestlord, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of kendrid
1.25/5  rDev -50.4%

kendrid, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of fuelvolts
1.33/5  rDev -47.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

I received this beer in a beer of the month club. I was very excited to try this as I consider myself a hop head. I pray to God I just got a bad batch. This beer was terrible. Smell is awful and the taste us unbearable. It tastes spoiled. Basically an embarrassing excuse for a beer. I would rather drink flat Natural Light than this.

Appearance: the color of Miller lite, very light. Looks like apple juice.
Carbonation: very thin head that dissipates quickly with zero lacing. Over carbonated an burns the tongue.
Smell: spoiled
Taste: not even worth mentioning. Took 4 sips and started gagging. Basically the worst tasting beer I've ever had.

What a terrible beer.

fuelvolts, Jan 27, 2011
Photo of vfgccp
1.45/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Note: This is one of two Chameleon beers my friend received as part of a beer of the month club, and both were severely contaminated.

A - Medium-light grade honey. Pours a decent head. Moderate lace. Ok retention.

S - Pine backdrop to earthy grains. Touch of sawdust.

T - The bottle I had clearly went bad. Dry, dusty flavor with a very unpleasant vegetable aftertaste.

M - Flat. Unpleasant off-taste of vegetables.

D - Bad batch.

vfgccp, Jan 26, 2011
Photo of argenti44
1.5/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

I had this in a Pint Glass. I received this in my beer of the month club January edition.

The beer poured a straw yellow with no head. No lacing looked like a glass of Urine.

It had a slight soapy smell with a piney sent in the background.

This was like drinking dishwater. It did have a Piney taste up front with citrus around the edges, but the soapy dishwater taste was the most noticeable.

Very flat with a very watered down feel.

I could hardly finish what I started, but in order to make an accurate assessment I felt I owed it to the brewer to finish.

I am wondering if I received a skunky bottle. I have two more left I will update this review.

argenti44, Jan 30, 2011
Photo of slavall
1.5/5  rDev -40.5%

slavall, Jan 19, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -40.5%

fergster75, Feb 13, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -40.5%

Dcv, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of Zachtheporter
1.5/5  rDev -40.5%

Zachtheporter, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of dtivp
1.63/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Selection from the BOTM club.

Poured a straw gold with a small white head, nice retention and moderate lacing with a lasting collar.
It goes down hill from here.
Aroma of some floral hops and nothing else.

I can't describe the taste other than nothing and then you were left with a bitter after taste.

Mouthfeel was watery and thin.

I dumped the beer and opened the second bottle and it was the same and got dumped.

dtivp, Feb 13, 2011
Photo of marcellaproust
1.7/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

I was excited to see a Wisconsin brewery make inroads into Nebraska, albeit a pseudo-microbrew. I drank two bottles, opened a third to taste and then tossed it. The stuff is awful and I'm not only disappointed but out of $8.

A: golden amber, coarse weak head

S: strongest quality: fairly standard floral, greeny, veg scent

T: godawful. The hoppy scents lead you to believe that there will be something *there*: but it's bland, watery (I really believe that there is more taste in a Miller or Bud light), absent until the finish--unfortunately, where what I can only describe as candy-scented plastic, the plastic of tupperware, assaults you.

MF: starved

marcellaproust, Mar 25, 2011
Photo of mechamifune
1.71/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Pours a pretty clean looking gold/orange. Very slight head, slight lacing. Looks little thin. Nothing totally off-putting.

Smell is wierd...reminds me of some really old hops I came across while homebrewing. Lemon? Asprin? Something along those lines. Not good.

Just awful, like the smell but with a terrible, vomit-like aftertaste. Why would they choose to sell this beer?

Mouthfeel is okay. Doesn't come across as thin as it looks in the pour. Not exactly crisp but cut the carbonation is there and it drinks somewhat smooth.

This is an awful awful beer. I could only make it through a third of of it, and I generally try to make it a point to finish every beer I review. Don't let your curiousity get the best of you, don't buy this beer.

mechamifune, Jul 16, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -30.6%

rapayn01, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of mfanch8578
1.76/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Okay. I recently was in Milwaukee, and while there, I figured I could find some really good craft beer. I should have just stuck with the Miller/Coors Tour. I knew no one from the area and had nothing to go on, so I took a couple of stabs in the dark and Hop on Top was one of them.
A- Bought the six based on the artwork on the carrier/bottle (note to self-don't do that) Beer was clear, light, clean looking.
S-Nice, hoppy, cirtusy
T-Wow! If there is an animal that eats only cilantro and field grass, this would taste like its urine.
M-like drinking the above
O-like experiencing the above
I expected more from the Milwaukee craft scene.

mfanch8578, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of Bighuge
1.78/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Hazy golden. Thin dirty white head. Splotchy patches of lace are left behind. Big bouquet of hops on the nose. Very fragrant. Minty. Garlicy. And yes, onion powder too. Flavor follows suit. Actually, a fairly weak body to support much of anything. Hop flavors are onion and garlic. Malts are missing altogether in the flavor profile. Quite weak with hop flavors that don't appeal to me. I liked Chameleon's witbier. Not this one though.

Bighuge, Nov 20, 2010
Photo of uncle8gil
1.78/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

the pour reveales a hazy, golden brew with a crisp, white head. aroma is pretty good: as the label promises, this is an 'aroma ale.' much like that girl in college that looked amazing your freshman year but looked horrific your senior...that girl is this beer. the mouthfeel is thin and watery and the crisp carbonation augments it. the taste is far worse. this beer is the worst tasting beer i have had in recent memory. the fruity esters here have no place in this style and wouldn't be well-done in any other. grape and banana tastes are overwhelming. i am embarrassed this brew comes from wisconsin.

uncle8gil, Jan 10, 2011
Photo of Haessly
1.83/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Serving Type: Bottle

Appearance: Light Golden Bronze, Off-White Head that dissipates quickly.

Smell: Hop aroma that soon turns into smells of Flower, Plastic and Soap.

Taste: Slight Hop and Floral followed by the taste of dirty dishwater. No Malt flavor.

Mouthfeel: Over carbonated. Very thin.

Overall: I want my $9 back. Not sure how this made it out of R&D.

Haessly, May 29, 2011
Photo of Another6Pack
1.98/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pour is alarmingly yellow for an APA. Looks much more like a AAL or ML. Thin, loose head that leaves zero lacing.

Aroma is metallic with notes of gear oil.

Front-end bitterness gives way to dry sourness and powdery hops. Thin body and parching dryness. The flavor seems artificial.

I can drink just about any beer, but this one is tough going.

Another6Pack, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of lionnusmb
2/5  rDev -20.6%

lionnusmb, Mar 09, 2013
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2/5  rDev -20.6%

richkrull, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of twenty5
2/5  rDev -20.6%

twenty5, May 10, 2013
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Hop On Top from Chameleon Brewing
63 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.