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Ryediculous IPA - Chameleon Brewing

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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 21.81%
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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Photo of claspada

New Jersey

3.28/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a red-hue bronze color with an inch of off-white head with pretty good retention and some spotty lacing on the way down.

The aromas begin with a bit of rye zest along with some mild West coast citrus hops, though those are not as forward as the rye maltiness. Also there is some earthy and floral hops in the background.

The tastes definitely showcases the rye maltiness once again, but then finishes with an odd/strong bitterness and a bit of astringency. There's some floral and herbal hop character lingering in the background. Overpowering bitterness is a bit unpleasant here. Really getting overwhelming C-hop flavors, a bit too catty for my taste.

The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with average carbonation and a surprisingly strong bitterness/astringency in the finish.

Overall this is not my cup of tea for sure, overpowering catty hops despite a nice dose of rye maltiness. Maybe the combination just doesn't work here or they aren't in balance but but there isn't anything too enticing about this beer. Honestly has a hard time throwing this down so I ended up draining it.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2012 13:57:23 | More by claspada
Photo of MatthewWilde


3.53/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sample: 1 bottle 2012

A: Pours a small foamy white head, a bit hazy, brown-burnt orange, strong internal carbonation, looks good

S: Citrus, some pineapple, decently sweet-smelling, smoke, various wood notes, decently fragrant overall

T: Begins with citrus, hops, quickly becomes quite bitter, certainly not bad, but a tad out of balance, strong hops

M: Other than being a little too bitter, generally smooth, has some watery qualities, but drinkable, a bit drying on the mouth and therefore a tad over-lingering

O: A nice strong rye, solid ipa as a whole, just a little too bitter and overpowering on the palate

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 00:31:51 | More by MatthewWilde
Photo of amart80


2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

04-03-2012 01:31:37 | More by amart80
Photo of gva


3/5  rDev -6.5%

03-30-2012 09:03:25 | More by gva
Photo of illini4x4

4.25/5  rDev +32.4%

03-20-2012 01:00:12 | More by illini4x4
Photo of Tschnab

New York

3.43/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- a cloudy brown with a light brown two finger head and a lot of sticky head.

S- some toasty malt and rye, a light spice, a piney hop aroma as well.

T- front of the palate is a great balance of rye and a bright orange citrus, then the hops take over the rest of the palate. More balance and more rye would get this beer at least a 4 in taste, but the initial taste is great.

O- a pretty good rye ipa, not enough rye to really win me over like some others in the style but still nice.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 23:11:22 | More by Tschnab
Photo of Hessian257

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-08-2012 01:59:40 | More by Hessian257
Photo of GR3

3.5/5  rDev +9%

03-04-2012 15:51:20 | More by GR3
Photo of Jsmitty1967


3/5  rDev -6.5%

03-04-2012 03:58:27 | More by Jsmitty1967
Photo of ek_ek


3.5/5  rDev +9%

03-02-2012 17:04:32 | More by ek_ek
Photo of jayschares


2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

02-28-2012 03:30:44 | More by jayschares
Photo of Ecolello87


3.5/5  rDev +9%

02-27-2012 01:29:54 | More by Ecolello87
Photo of Flick204


1.5/5  rDev -53.3%

02-26-2012 04:17:38 | More by Flick204
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2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

02-22-2012 05:17:53 | More by BlackBeerPirate
Photo of travMI13


3.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another one from my quarterly beer of the month club. 2011 vintage. 12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Hazy, murky, light orange body with an inch of frothy, white head. Tons of lacing left down the side of the glass. Whoa. I really love how this looks.

S: Gentle grapefruit and orange notes with hints of rye and malt. The nose is not very strong here.

T: Strong lingering bitterness from almost lemony hops. Definitely getting some lemon peel here. The rye and the hops play off each other pretty well. This is bombing my palate pretty nicely, actually. Not a whole lot of balance; this thing is in your face.

M: Medium carbonation with a dry, bitter finish.

O: This is a solid IPA. I would definitely say better than average. I really enjoy the lingering bitterness here. The rye is probably a little subdued for a RyePA, but this is certainly not a bad beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 04:11:51 | More by travMI13
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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -6.5%

02-07-2012 16:24:27 | More by CoalPorter
Photo of vitrael


1.93/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2012 03:04:56 | More by vitrael
Photo of BellsFan


4.5/5  rDev +40.2%

02-04-2012 01:02:59 | More by BellsFan
Photo of mattafett


3/5  rDev -6.5%

02-03-2012 00:46:12 | More by mattafett
Photo of kojevergas


2.3/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.


Serving type: bottle

02-01-2012 02:18:26 | More by kojevergas
Photo of dustinfrye


3/5  rDev -6.5%

01-17-2012 00:53:29 | More by dustinfrye
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4/5  rDev +24.6%

12-12-2011 00:37:40 | More by stouts4me
Photo of Herky21


3.78/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: It's hazy, clouded, and somewhere between amber and pale. Rye, would be exactly the color, actually. Nice white lacing reveals the heavy carbonation.

Smell: Floral hops hit you right away, just like opening up a bag. Citrusy, lemon afternotes.

Taste: Dry in the middle with long, lingering bitter notes that sit in your mouth. Great lemon taste to follow up the sensory.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is spot on. It's just heavy enough to carry the bitter hoppy goodness.

Overall: Reminds me of Summits 25th anniversary, but slightly less dry in the middle. If you like hops you'll love it. It's definitely high in IBU's. The bittering in the middle could have a better balance. Maybe more rye, or a little more malt, or 5 minutes less with the bittering hops would push this to a perfectly balanced beer. (A little tweaking, obviously).

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2011 04:12:05 | More by Herky21
Photo of Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle fresh from Sprecher brewery. Floral hops, golden yellow body with a generous retained white creamy head. Average mouthfeel, with some astringency, but still a good drinker because of the edge and hop profile. Really bitter as the IBU 73 shows. Must try for hopheads and anyone a fan of the bitter or sour camp.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2011 01:34:11 | More by Sammy
Photo of ferrari29


3.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer poured from bottle into Nonic shaped pint glass

A - Beer poured with a half finger white colored head; dissipated very quickly, but formed a nice layer of lacing around the sides of the glass; very well carbonated; body color is a bit of a mix of dark copper and brown porter; clear

S - Deep rye smell; plenty of breaded or toasted malt scents; some hop and pine; caramel

T - Clean combination of dry hop and rye flavor; smooth caramel and biscuit malt back-end; slight grainy taste

M - Dry, thin blistering hop taste; very profound hop bitter aftertaste; slightly effervescent

D - Pretty good drink; kind of lingers for a bit longer than I enjoyed; very bitter and hoppy which is great for hop heads but a little too much for guys like me who just want to enjoy a glass of brew

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2011 05:09:40 | More by ferrari29
Ryediculous IPA from Chameleon Brewing
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