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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Tap Handle #563: Chameleon Ryediculous IPA

Tap size:  9"
Rarity:  Scarce
Mounting:  internal 3/8" nut

This is my third Chameleon tap profiled on the site, and while they all bear a similar appearance, they are distinctly different enough to make all of them worth obtaining. The Ryediculous variety features the same chameleon as seen in the previous taps that I've profiled (#188 & #189), submerged in a glass of beer, but this time it is dressed in a colorful jester outfit. I still love that you can see the tail down in the glass, that never gets old. The label is a decal applied on top of the glass, and like the other varieties it is prone to peeling up along the edges (especially the corners). It also has the same recessed nut for mounting, so you'll need a longer bolt that other taps that have internal nuts. Like the other Chameleon taps, this one is very scarce - I have only seen one other.

For more about Chameleon, see this post.

Click through to read more about Chameleon's Ryediculous IPA and to see more photos of this colorful tap...

This IPA/Rye hybrid begins with a citrusy, earthy, slightly spicy hop nose. Soon the playfully assertive Cascade and Chinook hops flex their bittering muscles for balance and a clean finish to this medium-bodied ale.

Ratebeer weighted average:  3.16 out of 5
Beer Advocate:  77 out of 100 (okay)

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