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Ryediculous IPA - Chameleon Brewing

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BA SCORE
75
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64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.2
pDev: 21.88%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Chameleon Brewing visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.73% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Cascade and Chinook were used in the boil with a large Cascade dry hopping in the lager tank, Ryediculous has around 73 IBUs.

(Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 12-21-2010)
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1/5  rDev -68.8%

Chokobo, Dec 16, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -53.1%

Flick204, Feb 26, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -53.1%

Rihup, Aug 17, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -45.3%

planbee, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of vitrael
1.93/5  rDev -39.7%

Poured from a bottle into a conical pint, came in my beer club this week.

A: Despite a careful pour this one is near opaque with lots of large visible sediment in suspension and otherwise very hazy. Small white film of a head and no lacing.

S: Surprisingly absent a strong hop aroma, just a light whiff, and considering the name, no discernible malt character.

T: The bitterness level here ends any possibility of a structured tasting. After one sip I pulled away and sneezed--something I usually do when I start drinking an IPA, but there wasn't a lot of accompanying hop pleasure. The hop character is piney, but the lingering flavor is unpleasantly bitter. The malt character is grainy and difficult to pick out amidst the hopping here.

M: Appropriate to the style with the right level of carbonation, but of negligable importance in absence of an otherwise decent tasting.

I would not recommend this beer to anyone, except for an example of what to do wrong in an IPA. The solution is not just "add more hops". In this case despite the advertised 73 IBU, the perception of bitterness is so strong in the finished product that I'm surprised this recipe ever went to production. I hate to crap on a local brewery but I am disappointed and would consider telling the brewer to reconsider this beer if I had the energy--feels like a flop.

vitrael, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of kojevergas
2.3/5  rDev -28.1%

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a Brouwerij De Molen beer stemflute in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are average, but the idea of a rye IPA is intriguing.

A: Pours a 1.5 finger head of fair cream and thickness, and good retention - though the ABV is in an average range. Colour is a murky semitransparent copper. It's not real inviting, but the appearance of beer appeals to me.

Sm: Bittering hops, rye, pine, mango, and generic malts. A mild to moderate strength aroma.

T: Overdone bitterness manifests most on the climax, but is present throughout. It's hop forward, with a sort of stale pine note that plagues the third act. Doesn't taste fresh or clean. Poorly balanced and built, with the notes from the nose competing instead of cooperating. No layering here. Badly built. I don't really care for it.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with some light rye coarseness. It's badly done, and doesn't suit the flavours except in its inadequacy.

Dr: A poorly executed failed experiment at brewing a rye IPA. I wouldn't have it again, even on draught at half the price. Leave this one on the shelf even if you're a big fan of the style.

D+

kojevergas, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of sweemzander
2.42/5  rDev -24.4%

12oz. bottle poured into a nonic. Thank you to BeerFMAndy for the bottle!

(A)- Pours a hazy caramel colored amber. Produced a great off-white fluffy head with great retention too. Plenty of lacing all-around the glass.

(S)- A big bread-like yeasty dryness up front. Some minimal citrus notes. Finishes lightly spicy.

(T)- Similar to the smell in some ways. A big bread-like dryness with that spicy carraway aspect from the smell dominating over the now rather subtle citrus flavor. Rather malty as well for the style.

(M)- A good carbonation level. The rye definitely completely takes over the flavor profile. Dry, spicy, and overall bitter in an almost burnt/ acrid sense. Some subtle sweetness on the tail end. The citrus takes the far far backseat just barely poking its head through.

(D)- An interesting take/idea on the style, but turns out to be rather bitter and malty with very minimal citrus present.

sweemzander, Jan 28, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

amart80, Apr 03, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

BlackBeerPirate, Feb 22, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

jayschares, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of Soneast
2.63/5  rDev -17.8%

Local bottle store started carrying this brewery, so I figured I may as well give them a shot, starting with this RyePA which is one of my favorite styles.

Pours a murky, golden/bronze color. Lots of sediment in the bottle. Grows a bout a half-inch cream colored head, that is fairly creamy, although recedes rapidly to a thin bubble layer.

Aroma is pretty nice, with a juicy fruity hop character, no so much citrus as tropical fruits, with a slight grassiness overall. I don't really get much rye on the nose, mostly a semi-sweet graininess with the overall fruity hop character.

Well I certainly get the rye in the flavor profile, adding a relatively strong, sweet grainy flavor. The hops seem less flavorful than I was hoping for, the juicy, tropical fruit hop aromatics do not carry through into the flavor, rather just a mild spoiled fruit flavor. The bitterness isn't real intense, but it has a medicinal, aspirin like quality to it, which is pretty unpleasant. The rye leaves an overall sweet grainy flavor in the finish, which combined with the powdery, aspirin bitterness, is pretty unpalatable.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a pretty high amount of carbonation. The beer is fairly drinkable, well balanced, but lacking a bit in hop flavor and the rye seems to be a little much giving the beer an overall sweet graininess, that I for one, am not a big fan of.

Soneast, Mar 19, 2011
Photo of TMoney2591
2.71/5  rDev -15.3%

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

What country would Balky have to have been from if he said "Don't be ryediculous"? Anyway, this stuff pours a clear sunrise brass-amber topped by over a finger of cream-white foam. The nose comprises grass, grapefruit peel, mild biscuit, flowers, and mixed greens. The taste may or may not bring in more of the same, but I can't see very much beyond the blast of grassy bitterness, though a bit of rye bread kinda sticks out there in the distance. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, I can't say I came close to enjoying this beer. It's a mess of overt bittering hops, with no concept of balance or nuance.

TMoney2591, Feb 02, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

Rochefort10nh, Jul 14, 2014
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2.9/5  rDev -9.4%

Pours a deep golden wheat with off-white head that starts at about an inch but falls to a quarter inch before long. Noticeable carbonation and cling as it goes down. The bouquet yields mostly caramel and malt, with very little in the way of rye coming through. The initial taste registers as pine hops and pure alcohol; and instead of moving to what I thought would be the rye side, it settles quickly on a pronounced hop bitterness that lingers on the palate. The mouthfeel is medium-bodied, with distinct effervescence and a somewhat syrupy quality.

The lack of citrus notes is off-putting in this beer, especially since the only distinct flavor remaining is that of bitter pine. And the lingering aftertaste is bitterer than most other IPAs I've had, and not in a pleasant way. There is some subtle complexity to the taste, but I feel like a lot more alcohol flavor is coming through than it should.

DabblinWiscCraft, Jul 09, 2011
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3/5  rDev -6.3%

richkrull, Oct 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -6.3%

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3/5  rDev -6.3%

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3/5  rDev -6.3%

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3/5  rDev -6.3%

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3/5  rDev -6.3%

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3/5  rDev -6.3%

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Ryediculous IPA from Chameleon Brewing
75 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.