Calmer Chameleon – Brew York, York

Calmer Chameleon is a core Session APA brewed by York’s “Brew York”; brewed with CTZ, Idaho 7, Mosaic and Simcoe hops to leave a lasting hoppy, fruity taste.

Photo Credit: Brew York Website


Following a trial brew, Calmer Chameleon fast progressed to being part of the breweries core range, and it’s easy to see why. The beer has a real floral aroma but is balanced well with a citrus kick, largely delivered through the Columbus hops. The blend of CTZ with Idaho 7 and Mosaic means Calmer Chameleon packs a tropical punch, and tastes quite alcoholic even though it’s a low 3.9% ABV session.


Calmer Chameleon is a very drinkable session and is one I’d happily drink over and over. Using the Idaho 7 is an inspired choice as it gives you a sweetness you don’t normally get in Session APA’s; compared to a Hemisphere (FourPure) for example, it’s fruity but doesn’t leave the bitter aftertaste, and the credit has to go to the hops here.


Stunning, to be frank. The hop profile of Calmer Chameleon means the smell is citrusy, fruity and has a refreshing aroma that you’d expect from a beer of this style from Brew York. It entices you into the beer and it doesn’t disappoint in delivering taste.

Description & Rating

Style: American Pale Ale
ABV: 3.9%
Untappd Rating: 3.62 (26/03/2020)

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