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Hop On Top - Chameleon Brewing

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81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 2.52
pDev: 34.52%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | 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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ruckus232

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +29%

01-11-2013 01:24:16 | More by ruckus232
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bdn72

Illinois

2/5  rDev -20.6%

12-31-2012 00:14:20 | More by bdn72
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richkrull

Wisconsin

2/5  rDev -20.6%

10-08-2012 19:39:52 | More by richkrull
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waldoiverson

Texas

2.15/5  rDev -14.7%

12oz bottle into nonic

a: pale straw, fluffy white head, energetic carbonation

s: this is a weird one. i think this may have been aggressiveness dry hopped, a little musty with a bit of a funky musty mint tone. it reminds me of a spent muslin bag of hops after a few weeks in the secondary fermenter

t: floral dirty sock, milk on the edge of going bad + diacetyl. this is not good.

M: smooth with a bit of carbonation.

O: this beer looks ok, smells suspicious, and tastes bad. avoid.

10-05-2012 00:45:43 | More by waldoiverson
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joefinnigan15

Manitoba (Canada)

3/5  rDev +19%

09-19-2012 01:25:41 | More by joefinnigan15
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durlta

Iowa

2/5  rDev -20.6%

07-22-2012 23:17:06 | More by durlta
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ssjkyle

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +48.8%

07-14-2012 21:55:10 | More by ssjkyle
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purplesugar


4.45/5  rDev +76.6%

I was really skeptical from the appearance; it was a smokey golden color.

But the smell.. the smell. Amazing. Like flowers and Christmas.

Taste was exceptional. To Die For. Tasted like memories.

Surprisingly carbonated. A really crisp and refreshing feel.

When it comes down to it, the sight doesn't give the taste and smell justice. Easily in my top 3.

SERVE THIS BEER IN A GLASS.

-- drinking this beer from the bottle tastes a little metallic.

06-04-2012 05:32:42 | More by purplesugar
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muddyh2oblues

Illinois

1/5  rDev -60.3%

05-17-2012 01:25:32 | More by muddyh2oblues
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

2.43/5  rDev -3.6%

Poured out a light clear straw color with a flash fizzle for a head, minimal lacing. Smell and flavor are mostly made up of garlic and orange peel, as if somebody mixed Simcoe with Cascade in strange proportions. Light pineapple and floral arrangements come in as well. The metallic aroma that everybody seems to mention appears as well once the glass is at room temp, but for me the most startling aspect is just how very garlicky it is, to the degree that it clashes quite badly with the citrus peel. Aftertaste (or finish, if you would prefer) is a bit of a muddy cilantro-garlic mess, and reminds me of leftover stale pizza. Body is thin and watery as well as undercarbonated.

This one is a bit of a mess, but at least the label art is cute to look at...

05-15-2012 23:59:14 | More by WastingFreetime
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bigconrad

Illinois

1/5  rDev -60.3%

04-21-2012 02:24:15 | More by bigconrad
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amart80

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -0.8%

03-10-2012 02:49:12 | More by amart80
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Lemke10

Wisconsin

3.78/5  rDev +50%

I had this on-tap at the Sprecher's Restaurant and Pub in Lake Geneva, WI for $5 in early 2012.

Pours a golden yellow color with about ½ inch of a bubble white head. Plenty of carbonation rising to the top. Has a floral and hoppy scent. Taste is sweet with floral and hibiscus tones that finishes with a nice hoppy after taste. Uniquely grainy that is ultra smooth and refreshing.

02-19-2012 23:40:58 | More by Lemke10
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hilgart1

Illinois

2/5  rDev -20.6%

02-18-2012 14:01:25 | More by hilgart1
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fergster75

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -40.5%

02-13-2012 08:40:33 | More by fergster75
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Fitzmke

Texas

2/5  rDev -20.6%

02-07-2012 21:44:11 | More by Fitzmke
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Dcv

Michigan

1.5/5  rDev -40.5%

02-04-2012 16:19:37 | More by Dcv
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BellsFan

Michigan

5/5  rDev +98.4%

01-28-2012 03:38:14 | More by BellsFan
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dustinfrye

Nebraska

2.5/5  rDev -0.8%

01-17-2012 00:54:01 | More by dustinfrye
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Grebdioz

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -0.8%

12-28-2011 08:12:05 | More by Grebdioz
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Mscarpen

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +98.4%

12-04-2011 22:10:17 | More by Mscarpen
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RoamingGnome

Wisconsin

2.53/5  rDev +0.4%

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint glass

A) More or less golden in color. A rather aggressive pour led to not much head. The head was gone in a hurry. No lacing. Many bubbles rising to the surface. This has the look of a macro lager in many respects.

S) Not much... Watery pine, light floral, a little sweet. It smells like a cleaning product.

T) Very mild citrus and orange peel. The finish is doesn't leave you wanting another sip and the aftertaste lingers in a bad way.

M) Thin and Zesty. A highly carbonated beer.

O) This was just not very good. An almost certain headache waiting to happen. This might be what would happen if you took a decent pale ale, dumped out 75% of the bottle and then added water and some orange peel extract.

11-29-2011 01:31:15 | More by RoamingGnome
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IpeeA

Missouri

3/5  rDev +19%

11-22-2011 00:54:32 | More by IpeeA
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Another6Pack

Michigan

1.98/5  rDev -21.4%

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.

11-20-2011 20:23:42 | More by Another6Pack
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mariposafan

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev +19%

11-18-2011 16:33:59 | More by mariposafan
Hop On Top from Chameleon Brewing
63 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.