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:
#1,206
Reviews:
73
Ratings:
281
pDev:
6.99%
 
 
Wants:
23
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40
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Ratings: 281 |  Reviews: 73
Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Almost clear golden color with light beige head. Aroma has quite intense resiny hop notes with tangerine rind on top. Taste follows with really resiny, earthy and leafy hops with bittersweet flavors. Medium body and carbonation. The slightly harsh bitterness makes it more drinkable, hiding the alcohol quite well.

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

12 oz. can.
ASX 27
Canned 10/05/18.
Moderate pour yields a 3/4 inch white head over a bright amber body with some sticky lacing. Nose of tropical fruit, some pine, and a bit of citrus. Taste of tropical fruit, sweet citrus, and pine with a citrus pith/pine resin bitterness on the finish. As it warms the malt comes forward and asserts itself. Nice feel and overall, it starts out smelling a bit like New England and quickly turns into a WCDIPA. I really like the brightness of this beer. Good job from Wyoming. Cheers!

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Photo of ONUMello
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz can dated 9/4/18 poured into a tulip
A: Crystal clear light orange with a one finger head
S: Tropical fruit, pine and citrus rind
T: Tropical fruit, citrus, pine, caramel and earth/herbs
M: Full-bodied but hides the alcohol well
O: A pleasant, well-made DIPA

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Photo of BB1313
4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 9/4/18. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours golden with nice clarity; fluffy white head that falls leaving great bubbly retention and sticky lacing. The aromas have a nice blend of floral, tropical and citrus notes. Some bread and crackers. Some malts. The flavors are bold. There's a nice amount of orange, pineapple and grapefruit. Nice hop flavors. Solid hop bitterness. Malts do their thing. Finishes juicy. Subtle warmth in the finish, but the alcohol is ultimately well hidden. Mouthfeel is full-bodied with moderate to active carbonation. It's sharp, slick, smooth and dangerously drinkable.

This is a great DIPA. I understand why it gets the hype that it does. Really nice use of hops. The craftsmanship is on point. Well done.

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

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

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

Photo of a77cj7
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ADKbeerguy
4.14/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of buschbeer
4.03/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 FL. OZ can
Served in an IPA glass

This beer pours a bright amber color with golden highlights. It is topped with an inch of beige head that leaves spotty lacing.

The aroma is citrusy and dank. It also has a noticeable sweetness.

It tastes just like it smells. It is dank and citrusy with some sweetness.

Velvety smooth with good carbonation

This brewery is new to Ohio. I was excited because the couple beers that I have tried from them were great. This beer is no exception even though they shipped us two month old cans to launch. I would love to try this fresher.

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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

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Asterisk IIPA from Melvin Brewing / Thai Me Up
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 281 ratings