Melvin Brewing / Thai Me Up

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Melvin Brewing / Thai Me Up
Wyoming, United States
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #110
Ranked #5,078
4.13 | pDev: 6.78%
Dec 28, 2021
Oct 01, 2014
Notes: Hubert? I’ve heard of him. A friend of a friend knows him. Apparently he’s awesome, but we’ve never met. Well. It’s about time you did. Most you connoisseurs would just call him an IPA, but we call him an MPA. The Melvin Pale Ale. A welcomed hand shake to your taste buds. Light, crisp, fresh and a little bitty bitter. Lets just say he won’t be that jerk that leaves you at the bar at 2am. He’s low in alcohol. What a nice guy… that Hubert.
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Photo of KT3418
3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by KT3418 from Colorado

This is my favorite flavor profile in pale ales but this one is really good, Left Hands tastes like this but that one is harder to get through, this is still fresh and bright

Dec 28, 2021
4.13 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin on Sep 22, 2021
4.25 by bouncepass from California on Aug 05, 2021
4.25 by NickMunford from Wyoming on Jul 16, 2021
3.98 by guzzleacoldone from Ohio on Feb 27, 2021
4.03 by prototypic from Ohio on Dec 27, 2020
4.52 by Wexfordbeer from Pennsylvania on Dec 04, 2020
4.19 by Gagnonsux from Texas on Dec 01, 2020
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3.62/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
by argock from Virginia

09/09/20 stamped on bottom rim of can. Poured into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint.

A: Clear light amber with 1-2 fingers of frothy off-white head with good retention and craggy lacing.

S: Malty aroma with honeysuckle hop character. Mostly light candied caramel.

T: Flavor is also dominated by light,medium caramel maltiness with herbal honeysuckle hops qualities and flash or grapefruit mid-palate. Clean without significant esters. Medium bitterness. Very old school APA and not in the best way.

M: Slightly tacky from the caramel character but light-medium body and pretty dry finish.

O: This Melvin APA is a shadow of its former self is my estimation with sweet caramel forward impression due to age. A pity.

Nov 24, 2020
4 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio on Nov 23, 2020
4.17 by Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas from Texas on Nov 22, 2020
3.81 by Pro_Magnon from Texas on Nov 15, 2020
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4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Smakawhat from Maryland

Poured from the can, into a nonic(k) pint glass.

A real nice orange bronze color, quite a bit hazy with touches of lemon shiny yellow edges. Real fluffy topped bright white head, standing like layer cake of three fingers, with some real sheets of lacing.

Soft hop aroma, of light herbal tea, mixing with a light touch of juicy orange hop citrus as well. Hits with soft malted caramel and almost a vanilla like aroma of sweetness too. Very nice.

Palate sticks to basic. Brew comes out almost English like in style, with tea like aromas in the mid palate and light caramel, finishing with more of a spicy and light astringent aftertaste of pine and resin. Soft bitterness for contrast, with pleasant orange flavors that are subtle and nice.

Real good solid pale ale. Seems like a mix of English and American hop qualities, but either way it's a good ride.

Nov 13, 2020
4.19 by JTuomi from Finland on Sep 05, 2020
4.13 by BaconFingers from Washington on Aug 26, 2020
4 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia on Jul 27, 2020
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4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by tecatebreath from California

Had a 12oz pour from the brewery in Alpine, WY. Delicious hoppy Pale! Great daytime drinking beer. Surprisingly more hop forward bite than some of their canned IPAs I’ve had in the past. Definitely a very worthy Pale Ale.

Jul 27, 2020
4.16 by Wizzman from Massachusetts on Jul 02, 2020
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3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by NCSapiens from Indiana

Clear golden body with great white foam and lacing. Taste is extremely bitter pine, with notes of grapefruit and malt. There is an overwhelming floral quality that I find distasteful. Otherwise crisp and clean. Overall a well made beer.

Jun 19, 2020
3.81 by bpkrippner from Missouri on Jun 14, 2020
4.25 by gshak from Texas on Jun 06, 2020
4.15 by Monkeyknife from Missouri on May 23, 2020
3.25 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania on May 19, 2020
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3.79/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by mushroomcloud from Texas

12oz can with a freshness date that's very hard to make out. Opened 4/9/20.
1 1/2" off white head, sudsy and dense with good retention. Golden pale ale with limited clarity. Good looking fresh and sticky lace pattern here.
Citrus and tropical nose. Mango, pineapple, peach, orange, grapefruit. Pine.
Fruit salad representing a wide array of hoppy flavors with a hit of piney bitterness on the finish. There's a hefty enough, almost creamy flavor to the malt backbone.
Medium to a more than medium body - carbonation is appropriate. Has a can conditioned type of mouthfeel a la SNPA. Long finish with a good punch of bitterness above that of a typical pale ale. Dry finish as well.
Very good.

Apr 10, 2020
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4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by zeff80 from Missouri

12oz can. Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a small, off-white head of foam. It smelled of toasted caramel, pine and citrus notes. Sweet caramel taste with pine, orange and toffee.

Mar 13, 2020
4.37 by GloryConway from Wyoming on Feb 26, 2020
4.71 by Quafftastic from Virginia on Feb 01, 2020
4.56 by Icka31 from Ohio on Jan 04, 2020
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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by brentk56 from North Carolina

Appearance: Pours a clear golden color with a one finger frothy cap; good retention, splashy lacing

Smell: Biscuity, with hints of caramel, melon and pine

Taste: Biscuit and caramel forward, with melon and piney tones developing; moderate bitterness persists through the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A nice middle of the road APA

Dec 19, 2019
3.75 by rare_bird from Michigan on Dec 02, 2019
3.82 by BirdsandHops from Oregon on Dec 01, 2019
4.25 by DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania on Nov 17, 2019
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4.99/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by ZenAgnostic from Texas

12oz can poured into Duvel tulip. Picked up at grocery store as part of a $10 sixer mixer. CANNED ON 10/11/19 printed on bottom rim of can. So this is less than a month old, should be quite fresh.

Appearance - Pours white, 3 finger soapy head with good retention and weak to decent stick. Very hazy medium-light gold body with lots of floaters that stay equally spaced somehow like they're in a goopy matrix. 4.75

Smell - Distinctly dry grass and orange rind. 5

Taste - Grassy bitter hop but perfectly balanced. Orange rind also shows here. 5

Mouthfeel - Medium to full bodied. Smooth and drinkable. Perfectly balanced astringency that remains hidden but functional in keeping it feeling clean and refreshing. 5

Overall - Great balance. Love it. 5

Nov 14, 2019
4.11 by Fatheroftoomany from Pennsylvania on Sep 18, 2019
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3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by tone77 from Pennsylvania

Poured from a 12 oz. can, Has a golden/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of citrus, peaches. Taste is citrus, some mango and malts, kind of bitter for the style. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer worth trying.

Sep 05, 2019
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by brewme from Massachusetts

Picked-up a four-pack of cans at Kappy's in Norwell for about fourteen dollars. Have had a few brews from these guys before, liked them all. Very solid APA, would definitely get again.

Aug 26, 2019
4.2 by Sludgeman from District of Columbia on Aug 04, 2019
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4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Mister_Faucher from Washington

12oz can picked up at Hop & Hound in Bothell, Washington.
Canned on date is 3/13/19 so a little older. Served in a low ball glass because no clean pint glasses.

Look- Nice, lightly hazy medium gold color. Big fluffy, solid white head that gradually recedes and leaves a good amount of lacing. Carbonation activity is decent as it sits it the glass.

Smell- Citrus and a bit of tropical fruit, dank melon, with hints of lawn clippings.

Taste- Starts out dank melon and tropical, then the citrus from the hops and the malt come in to balance.

Feel- Medium bodied and clean, session or sip at your discretion.

O- Except for 2x4, probably my new favorite Melvin offering, drinks much more like an IPA instead of APA.

Good stuff and very reasonably priced.

Jul 27, 2019
Hubert from Melvin Brewing / Thai Me Up
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