Asterisk IIPA
Melvin Brewing / Thai Me Up

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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #173
ABV:
9%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,328
Avg:
4.28 | pDev: 7.01%
Reviews:
79
Ratings:
292
From:
Melvin Brewing / Thai Me Up
 
Wyoming, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  22
Gots
  40
SCORE
94
Outstanding
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Notes: 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
Reviews: 79 | Ratings: 292 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Buck89:
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Buck89 from Tennessee

4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can into a snifter. Hazy golden color with a modest but long-lasting white head. Big dank and fruity aroma - Mosaic with berries and earthiness. Taste was just awesome. Huge dank resiny undertone with berries and tropical fruit. Medium bodied and medium carbed. Nice malt backbone with no booziness. Just outstanding.

Dec 13, 2017
More User Reviews:
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frontrangefart from Colorado

5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured on draught at Backcountry Pizza. Wow, this beer is simply incredible. The melon and peach smell off the head is simply exquisite. The color is beautiful. The taste is a beautiful blend between west and east styles of IPA, like a Mountain IPA should be. If you told me there was no alcohol in this beer, I'd believe you. Simply awesome beer.

Apr 22, 2016
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CrashingConcord from Colorado

5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Here's the deal: I'm not even going to summarize any element of this beer. It's the best goddamn double IPA I've ever had. Drink it and experience it for yourself. No one else's descriptors will hold a candle to it. Well done, Melvin. Thank you for existing.

Jan 11, 2017
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macpapi from Oregon

4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I cannot get enough of this beer. Whenever I see it at a beer store or supermarket, I am tempted to pick up a can. It's dankness and Mosaic flavor profile overwhelms me each time.

Asterisk pours a hazy dark-golden color. It has a nice fluffy white head.

Its aroma is full of a dank hop essence. There are also notable hints of citrus and tropical fruits on the nose as well as a bit of a thin malt pull.

Flavor is full of mango and citrus (notable hints of tart lemon balance out the sweet tropical fruit taste). There is also a bit of an astringent hop bitterness that makes for a bit of a pucker effect at the end of the swallow. The beer also has a decent malt backbone to go along with its impressive hop profile.

Moderate carbonation goes along with a bit of bite. A full-flavored and potent feel.

I'll end this review in the same way that it began, by saying that I love this beer. When fresh (and that's the only way I've had it) it is a force to be reckoned with. Pick one up and enjoy it if you like hoppy, flavorful DIPAs.

Jul 30, 2017
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LiquidAmber from Washington

4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a half finger white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of lightly caramel malt, tropical fruit, dank with a little bit of green onion. Flavor follows with pale malt with a little caramel, mango, pineapple, orange citrus, dank and piney hops, finishes with nice resinous pine hops. Medium bodied with light creaminess. A very well balanced imperial IPA, with great fruit and hop flavors, leaning very much in the tropical fruit and pine direction with surprisingly little citrus. The malt feels quite substantial, but has little flavor influence; supports the hops very nicely from the background. An excellent, flavorful imperial IPA, good from start to lingering finish.

Jan 04, 2017
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crob3888 from California

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reminded me a lot of Hopslam. Lots of hops, some sweetness reminiscent of honey, smooth and creamy mouthfeel, incredible lacing from the huge head, and a good price point. A great DIPA.

Dec 01, 2017
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beergoot from Colorado

4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Clear, golden body capped with a sticky, foamy, white head; fine carbonation bubbles with a slow rise. Soft, sweet, fruity aroma; lemon and pine resin. Sweet, juicy flavor, similar to the aroma; bread crust; bold yet balanced hop bitterness; smidgen of alcohol on the taste buds. Medium-heavy body; juicy and wet, ending in a rather dry finish.

This is another outstanding offering from Melvin's. It delivers huge, deep, complex and balanced flavors with a nice alcohol kick without being exceedingly heavy-handed in taste and mouthfeel. Frank Zappa's album cover phrase from "Burnt Weeny Sandwich" captures this beer perfectly: "God! This Is A Tasty Little Sucker!"...

Jan 02, 2017
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Rutager from Canada (BC)

4.26/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Ive never really tasted weed in a beer. Until now, that is

Mar 12, 2016
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vfgccp from New York

4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

SAVOR D.C. 2017

Jul 23, 2017
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rkarimi from Colorado

4.52/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Mar 27, 2016
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denver10 from New Mexico

4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oct 08, 2016
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crobinso from Colorado

4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jan 08, 2017
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MattXT from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 06, 2017
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spark3148857 from Ohio

4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Apr 23, 2017
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afsdan from Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +11%

Aug 13, 2014
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.56/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can dated 10.23.17 with the question, “ may i asterisk you a ?’

Pouredinto a teku glass

Clear golden yellow, frothy two finger white foam cap , settles to rafts and islands of foam, some lacings

Very fragrant apricot, mango, tropical fruits, citrus

Taste of citrus, pine,

Low sudsing, hop taste, not a bite, lingers on the tongue afterwards, alcohol well hidden

Wonderful beer

Repeatable

Great beer

Nov 15, 2017
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benloho from Utah

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nov 22, 2017
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sjones5045 from Pennsylvania

4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jan 01, 2018
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Curt3 from New Jersey

4.73/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Dec 01, 2017
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rolltide8425 from Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dec 07, 2017
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kylehay2004 from Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 12, 2017
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Texasfan549 from Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 02, 2017
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habaceeba from Colorado

3.38/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Jan 30, 2017
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kylemckinnis from Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mar 20, 2016
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heymikew from California

4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nov 18, 2017
Asterisk IIPA from Melvin Brewing / Thai Me Up
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 292 ratings