Ryediculous IPA | Chameleon Brewing

BA SCORE
78
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80 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ryediculous IPARyediculous IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Chameleon Brewing
Wisconsin, United States
chameleonbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.73%

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.

Added by BeerFMAndy on 12-21-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
80
Reviews:
30
Avg:
3.28
pDev:
20.12%
 
 
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4.5/5  rDev +37.2%

Photo of ssjkyle
4.5/5  rDev +37.2%

Photo of BrewMe-BigA
4.42/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Chameleon Ryediculous is a solid American IPA. Ryediculous has a very fruity (pineapple) smell and taste. Thick head and great lacing. The color is very Amber-ish with a very murky look to it. It is exactly what I think of when I think American IPA/Summer IPA. Ryediculous IPA is one of those beers where you could easy have 3-4 of them in a night.

Overall, it is a great brew especially at $1.25 a bottle (I always stock up on Sprechers/Chameleon when I am at the brewery) that I would highly suggest to IPA lovers.

Cheers!

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Photo of illini4x4
4.25/5  rDev +29.6%

Photo of Cresant
4/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served this 12 oz. brown bottle in a Sam Adams glass. No date. The body is honey colored and capped by a dense, nearly white head. The head was creamy and long lasting.

The smell was fresh grain and cut green grass.

The taste was really spicy. There was a brassy bitterness along with the slightly sweet black grape notes. The bitterness lingered a long time.

The mouthfeel was medium in density with plenty of zesty carbonation. This is a very flavorful beer. I love Rye IPAs.

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Photo of stouts4me
4/5  rDev +22%

Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.88/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint. 5.73% ABV, 10355 (Dec. 20, 2010) on the neck.

A - Collar after collar of sticky lace clings to the glass as the off-white head deflates. Ryediculous pours a hazed-over amber brown with golden highlights. A little muddy looking but certainly a great start to this beer!

S - Juicy, fruity hops exude a big, rich American hop aroma of citrus and a resin-rich blast. A sharp rye aroma follows. The bitter hop aroma is backed by a slightly amber malt nose. It's got a good bold American hop aroma.

T - Ripe chinook hops add pine-needle and a very strong oily resin flavor while cascade buds add a light citrus and grapefruit flavor. Hints of sharp rye and amber malt in the flavor don't cut through the strong hops but come in enough to provide some sort of balance. Overall it's a hop explosion.

M - This IPA has a medium body with a harsh dry finish and an increasingly bitter follow-through. I like the resiny citrus bitterness but without the balance it truly needs it seems a little like it's bitter for the sake of being bitter. High carbonation scrubs the tongue pretty well in this one. A good pairing beer for that aspect.

D - It seems like it would be moderately refreshing on a hot summer day but I don't know that I'd really want more than one of these in one sitting. The bitterness starts to wear me down towards the end. The hops seem fairly resin-oily and could use just a little more balance. This is definitely a good IPA. I know a few hop-heads that would love this.

*Also, I tried a second bottle and it went very well with white jalapeño cheddar cheese. It made the spiciness pop a lot more. Good pairing.

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Photo of wheatyweiss
3.85/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a perfect.

Pours a cloudy, cloudy blond, slightly darker than honey. Head is hop oil HUGE and stays forever. The sides of the glass look like they haven't been washed in a month. Just the head on this beer makes it looks quite inviting. The only downfall is the murkiness.

Aroma is of floral spicy hop. Tea like tannin aroma in the middle with a hard hit of grassy hop on the finish.

Flavor is bitter floral hop on the front with slight tannic flavors. Middle yields to rose hip and spiciness. The rye comes through in the middle and gets stronger as the beer warms. Malt is strange, not off putting, but more smooth than crunchy. Finishes dry and with a clean bittering finish.

Mouthfeel is soft and creamy. The carbonation is not harsh and there is a slight oiliness to the tongue which clears completely when the dryness comes through.

Wow, for a 5.73 sessionable IPA with rye, this is pretty damn good. The rye is very nice and the hops are in th front. Slightly lacking in malt, but makes up for it in the overall profile. I would buy this again.

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Photo of drizzam
3.83/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the brown 12 oz twist top into one of my favorite pint glasses.

A - Pours a dark opaque amber in color...Lots of sediment floating about within the body. Topped with an off-white fluffy head that retains decently and leaves a nice veil of lace. I don't remember drinking an IPA that was this dirty looking (due to the high amount of sediment). The nice head jacked the score up half a point for me.

S - Smells of caramel malt and a slight citric hop aroma. Not overly hoppy smelling, but it seems like it should be a good balance of hops and malt.

T & M - The rye presents itself nicely among a bouquet of piney as well as citric hop flavors. There is a nice malt presence to help balance everything out. Medium bodied and it leaves a bitter aftertaste as a reminder of the hops and rye.

D - This is a decent drinker from a brewery that I haven't tried til now. Thanks to my good friend Veachster for donating some of his winnings from the BeerFM raffle at the Central Waters brewery!

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Photo of u2carew
3.79/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz longneck
A) Pours with a two finger head then slowly settles leaving a nice lacing on top and at the edge of the glass. Visible sediment was seen while pouring - not my favorite sight with an IPA. Very cloudy, murky sediment filled body. Amber to ruby in color.
S) Hops and caramel. Floral and spicy spruce tones in the mix.
T) Bitter bite all the way through. Nice melding with the malts and a climax of sweetness in the finish. Lingering black pepper tones in the aftertaste. A very pleasant taste overall.
M) Medium-light body. Fizzy and slightly creamy. A nice hop bitterness on the palate.
O) Besides the presence of sediment this is a very good IPA and very drinkable.

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Photo of Jman_01
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of avacadohotsauce
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of KevMo84
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of tim007007
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Localdrinklax
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of Herky21
3.74/5  rDev +14%
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).

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Photo of Sammy
3.7/5  rDev +12.8%
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.

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Photo of bplabernie
3.68/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zotzot
3.62/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MykeJ
3.58/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.57/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a hazy golden-orange amber color with a big billowy white head. The head fades very slowly over time to leave tons of foamy lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the brew strongest of a grapefruit and yeasty bready smell. Along with these aromas comes smells of coriander and some grass and a little bit of a black pepper

Taste – The taste begins with a rather bready flavor mixed with a little bit of a rye bread taste. There is a lighter spice flavor of coriander up front and a lighter yeasty taste, with both of these growing stronger as the taste moves forward. There is a little bit of a tangerine and caramel flavor at the start, which over time fade, and end up leaving a very dry taste on the tongue. With some other hop flavors of a hay and pine nature coming to the tongue at the end, one is left with a dry and decently dank hopped rye flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thinner side for a 6 % rye IPA with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. The lower carbonation is rather nice overall, but a little thicker of a body may have been slightly better for the style overall.

Overall- A rather nice rye IPA overall. It had a decent blend of dank hop blended with a grapefruit and more malty base.

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Photo of Antg8989
3.56/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours a cloudy pale amber with a foamy cream head. Aroma is of rye. Taste is rye. Tiny hints of blackberry. Sweet malts peak through. Relatively dry. Medium bodied and medium carbonation. Overall this was ok.

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Photo of mdwalsh
3.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Big, 4 finger off white head on a golden amber, just slightly hazy body with tons of active carbonation. The Cap on the head is extremely fine bubbled. Very attractive, but not brilliant.

S: Intense hoppy aroma fills the space around me when I pour. Citrusy, with a hint of resiny pine and a little spicey. Malt provides enough to not make it overwhelmingly sharp.

T: The beer falls a little more out of balance in the taste, going more towards the hoppy, almost astringent-like bitterness. I think the rye malt contributes here because while it is definately a hop-bitterness, there is also a grainy quality reminiscent of a more rye based beer. The sharpness really dominates the beer, there is none of the citrusy-resiny-ness of the aroma, no malt sweetness.

M: Night, refreshing, good carbonation.

D: MM, not much appealing to me here, but for a really sharp meal pairing this could work.

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