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2x4 Quadruple Pale Ale - Thai Me Up / Melvin Brewing

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2x4 Quadruple Pale Ale
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Reviews: 18
Hads: 88
Avg: 4.53
pDev: 17.22%
Wants: 60
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Thai Me Up / Melvin Brewing visit their website
Wyoming, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bitterbill on 10-19-2010

Big big DIPA, this behemoth is loaded with Columbus, Centennial, Citra, Simcoe and some other secret hops for a well balanced 2x4 to the face. With an F.G of 23 and an SRM of 4-6, this beer is a heavy hitter, but doesn't have the super maltiness of most other DIPA's.

100+ IBU
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Reviews: 18 | Hads: 88
Reviews by Siriusfisherman:
Photo of Siriusfisherman
4.47/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Hazy yellow with a white creamy head that dissipates quickly. Lacing is good.

A: Huge citrusy/fruity hop notes, tropical, and some spicy/dank character. Not much in the way of malt character, maybe a touch of some neutral breadiness. The hops blast through everything. The hop character in the aroma is amazingly balanced and complex, the best smelling beer I have ever encountered.

T/M: The taste is similar to the aroma, with a big bitterness upfront, and a smooth progression into some intense and complex fruity/citrus hops. The malt adds a little breadiness, and helps in balancing the beer out, although this thing as all about hop flavor. The mouthfeel is light for the strength and does not get that resiny caramel malt character that some DIPAs get.

Overall, this is an incredible DIPA, I wish I could have it on a regular basis. The hops are explosive, complex, and balanced, the malt provides excellent support without ever becoming to sweet or invasive, and the bitterness is big and smooth.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of SkiBum22
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Todd
4.02/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at the Falling Rock.

A bit hazier than I like, but the nose is full of hop danky goodness (like pine needles and mint) that's unlike most of its kind. Flavor follows the same path with a clean malt profile and medium, creamy body. And despite the high ABV and hop-focus it's surprisingly balanced and easy to throw down the neck hole; although the brewer recommended that I use a straw; no joke.

Glad I got a chance to try it.

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Photo of moaner
5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My first ever beer review. Which is appropriate because this is the beer I've been waiting my whole life for. Smells like God just walked by. Tastes like tortured love. Punches like an innocent being dragged off to a life in the slammer. Hops? I guess it's hoppy. If by Hoppy you mean Holy Shi*t I can't believe this is in my mouth right now. The word BOOYAH was created to describe this beer. Run, don't walk, to Jackson Hole. Buy me some extra while you're there!

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Photo of dmourati
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of williamjbauer
4.78/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Served in a shaker pint on tap

A - Mostly clear pale straw with a 1 finger eggshell head with good froathy head retention and moderate lacing

S - Strong tropical and citrus fruits with a big emphasis on mango, grapefruit, apricots.

T - A nice balance of mild bitteness, touch of alcohol, and big tropical fruit notes with a suprising large malt presence. Most DIPA utilize yeast that process all the fermentable sugars to let the hops shine, but this beers seems to showcase the hops well while still staying pretty sweet. Despite the sweetness very palatable, I could drink this all day!

M - Light body, moderate carbonation, alcholol is ridiculously well hidden, I almost doubt the near 10% rating they have on this one.

O - Freaking amazing. One of the brewers was kind enough to chat it up with me and gave me a mini tour. Mad props, can't wait to come back to see their progress. Drink this beer and everything they have as you won't be dissappointed.

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Photo of rudylaw
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of mdaschaf
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of simcoeluv
4.31/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap.

Nice look and head. Fine aroma, excellent taste and feel.

On par with the better Imperials available. If you can find it, don't pass it up.

A very nice Imperial IPA.

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Photo of joshwith
5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of k47k
3.91/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of blindpiggie
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of TreeBear
4.95/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of claaark13
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Elicoleman
3.75/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HighonHops42
5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of LotsofLupulin
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Mineo
5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of renzmcmaster
4.65/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I worked at Thai Me Up, and when this beer would come on tap in the summer of 2014, it would sell out within an hour of the keg being tapped. The beer was that superb. I was spoiled to work there and have such access to this superb nectar of the gods. 2x4 is big and delicious, with apparent and big hops, and despite its high ABV, is remarkably smooth, and has fantastic citrus notes of grapefruit. This thing can be dangerous, but aren't the best things in life? Can't wait for these guys to start distributing this glorious brew, if you're in Jackson Hole, stop and see if you're lucky enough that this bad boy is on tap.

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Photo of kylemckinnis
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of elkinbrown
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jorgerod99
4.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wasatchback
4.65/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow. This is not a West Coast IIPA at all. This is as close to the awesome IPAs coming out of New England as I've ever had out west. It reminds me of a more balanced version of Substance but double the alcohol. Amazing how well the alcohol is hidden with hardly any malt taste. I haven't had any Barley Brown or any Younger but to me this is the best IIPA I've had out west, and I've had most. It's not as fruity as Tree House or Trillium and not quite as well balanced as SOS but man is it good. Personally I could
Do without the simcoe but that's splitting hairs. Can't wait until the brewery opens in a few months. I'll be making the trip on a regular basis!

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2x4 Quadruple Pale Ale from Thai Me Up / Melvin Brewing
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