Asterisk IIPA | Melvin Brewing / Thai Me Up

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Brewed by:
Melvin Brewing / Thai Me Up
Wyoming, United States
melvinbrewing.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our award winning 2x4s cousin. The * double ipa uses copious amounts of mosaic hops that give this beer strong notes of tropical fruit, stone fruit, mango and berries. Brewed with a blend of Great western 2-row, light crystal, mosaic hops and some top secret stuff.

88 IBU

Added by belgbeerdrinker on 10-11-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,351
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
271
pDev:
7.23%
 
 
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Ratings: 271 |  Reviews: 68
Photo of chrismattlin
4.04/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nunya
4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mecmd
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of juicebox
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GOBLIN
4.02/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Marzen_Fan
3.9/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChrisMon02
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep clear orange color-off white 1 finger head leaving small trails of lacing.

Sweet orange and stone fruits on the nose and palate. Big time battle between bitter hop resin and sweet candy like malt.

Light carbonation, medium bodied and a fairly smooth drinker. Some warming in the chest develops but doesn't detract from the experience.

My first Melvin beer and certainly not my last. I usually don't like sweet DIPAs but this one although on the sweet side, somehow works. Quite unique and enjoyable.

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Photo of Narthax
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mleblanc25
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stephenlee
4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Montanabeerz
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BennyProfane
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of haines710
4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Found this in cans for he first time on the east coast and was very happy to try. Picked up a four pack and have been enjoying. So easy to drink. Very dank and slightly citrus smells and taste. This is a great beer

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Photo of CraftConsumer_97
4.05/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a golden color with a somewhat thick foamy head, which dies down quickly.

Slightly more than moderate (but nowhere near excessive) amount carbonation gives this one an effervescent quality.

This is a very UNIQUE, west coast style double IPA. I see some reviews describe the flavor as "fruity" and "citrus" and "tropical", but, those are not the flavors that dominated when I drank this. The aroma--which is absolutely wonderful--does have sublte fruity/cirtus/tropical hints, but, when you actually drink it, then there's enough bitterness to mute those flavors. Instead of the aforementioned tropical, frutiy flavors, there is a malty/bready, perhaps even carmel-like sweetness, which lingers, and it is balanced by the consitent bitterness. There is a sort of musty overtone to the flavor which adds complexity to the sweetness and challenges the taste buds in an enticing way. I think that's what really makes this unique and gives it an origional personality.

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Photo of eddiefl
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thomash-houston
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Greywulfken
4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Medium-pale gold with a faint haze a coupla fingers of head... Brewed and dry hopped with Mosaic... 5/17/18 canning... Fruity and dank with pine at the same time, it presents tropical notes of mango and orange, with a mustier, herbal edge... Medium feel, moderate carbonation, mildly sweet, moderately bitter... Decent, but not great - and I'm usually keen on Mosaic hops - but in all fairness, even as a canned IIPA, I'd have preferred to try it fresher the first time...

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Photo of Timfromthemainland
4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jbk81
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Damian
4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drank from a 12 fl.oz can purchased at Julio’s Liquors, Westborough, MA
Canned on: 03/07/18
Served in a snifter

The shockingly clear, medium amber body was topped by a small, frothy, bright white head that quickly dropped to a thin collar. Some drippy, streaky lacing trickled down the glass.

Like the appearance, the nose was surprisingly clean with big fruity notes. I could have mistaken this for actual fruit juice instead of fruity hop notes. Tropical fruits came through strongest. Loads of passionfruit and mango. There was a dank, weedy quality too. As the beer sat, juicy orange notes appeared. Nice amount of sweetness.

The flavor was solid but definitely less exciting than the aroma. Citrus dominated. Big juicy clementine and tangerine notes. Moderately tart and tangy. Fair amount of malty sweetness too. Slightly sticky. Grapefruit appeared as the beer moved along the palate. The beer finished with pithy notes of grapefruit rind and some lingering bitterness.

The mouthfeel was uber soft and frothy. Medium-light for the style. The liquid contained a super fine, zippy effervescence that turned fluffy on the palate.

Most hoppy beers I drink now are New England-style haze bombs, but it was refreshing to try a filtered, West Coast-style double IPA for a change. This is a unique and well crafted take on the style that I would someday love to try on tap (or from a fresher can).

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Photo of DoctorEvil65
4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of erickc
4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap at Special Brews Lynnwood, WA.

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Photo of Big_V
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DudMan
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dr_Fox
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Asterisk IIPA from Melvin Brewing / Thai Me Up
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 271 ratings