Asterisk IIPA | Melvin Brewing / Thai Me Up

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / 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:
#935
Reviews:
65
Ratings:
257
pDev:
7.21%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of eddiefl
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thomash-houston
4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Greywulfken
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
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 -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jbk81
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Damian
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
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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4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of erickc
4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
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 +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DudMan
4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dr_Fox
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stofko1992
3.87/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wmcgar01
4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VashonGuy
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IdrinkGas
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cd34
4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jagada
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of antimasone
4.09/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dertyd
4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours out a hazy golden orange color, with a thin white head------------- the aromas are of blueberries, pineapple, citrus and dank weed-------------- the flavors are of sweet Carmel malt, pineapple syrup, blueberries, brown sugar, dank weed and pine, the beer has a medium mouthfeel with a light bitterness on the finish------------- overall this beer was delicious, it's a big bold west coast ipa!!!

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Photo of Duncian
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of curlybird
4.16/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of COR8RFAN
4.71/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bshefftz
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jhlosito75
4.17/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Asterisk IIPA from Melvin Brewing / Thai Me Up
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 257 ratings