Hubert | Melvin Brewing / Thai Me Up

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4.15/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by LotsofLupulin on 10-01-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,116
Reviews:
85
Ratings:
358
pDev:
6.27%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
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Photo of justintcoons
3.45/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can poured into a weizen glass.

Appearance
Blonde. Good clarity. Light carbonation. 1 finger of creamy white head.

Nose
Grapefruit, sulfur, and passion fruit.

Taste
It tastes much better than the smell. Grapefruit, navel orange, papaya, and slight pineapple. Light caramel and candy sugar maltiness. Finishes with pine and zesty florals.

Mouthfeel
Light bodied, crisp, smooth, and semi-dry with a medium-light bitterness.

Overall
The smell is off putting, but it goes down easy for a beefed up Pale Ale.

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Photo of Newbeergeek1
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Melvin Brewery calls this a MPA. Their version of an IPA, Melvin PA. Delightful. Pours a light lemony color, lacing hangs around nicely. I can taste the bitterish taste but it’s nicely done here. I have friends that get Melvin’s brews from Wyoming to me here in Florida. Yay for friends because I have had three of their brews so far and they are really well done beers.

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Photo of jbertsch
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beatfarmer
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PJCarnell
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cfalls
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Iski100
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tigg924
4.53/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 12/07/17. Pours hazy, gold in color with 1/3 inch head. Taste is big melon, tangerine, and grassy bitterness and a touch of unripe strawberry. Bitter, medium-high bodied with moderate carbonation. Really complex for the style. All sorts of wonderful flavors going on here. Fruity, but not juicy like a NEIPA. Different from most pales I have had. I will get this again. Well worth seeking out. Favorite from the brewery so far.

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Photo of Beardown08
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jcflorian
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Manfrombelmonty
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of doktorhops
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Happy New Beer* 2018!!! Well it’s off to a cracker already, with my beer shelf literally bursting with beers leading up to that mystical 1,000 reviews before my self-imposed retirement (for the sake of my liver, gut, and that thing called Diabetes). First up for 2018 is by a brewery known as “Melvin”, yes he thinks he’s people, cute. This Melvin Hubert MPA (which apparently stands for “Melvin Pale Ale”) was recommended by a likeminded IPA fan who told me this was the shit. So without further ado - let’s drink this shit!

Poured from a 355ml can into a nonic pint.

A: Cloudy pale orange, as I might have said in the past with creative licence: Gamboge body, with a fine creamy white 1 centimetre head that slowly compacts down nicely. Looks the tasty part alright. 8/10.

S: Sweet Starburst orange and light piney hops mingle with floral hints and a broad biscuit/dry cracker malt base. Pretty decent hop aroma considering that this was canned in October 2017 (yes hop fade will unfortunately be a factor with a brew this old). Overall this is a rather pleasant American Pale Ale aroma. 8/10.

T: Fresh this would have been a hop beast - there’s still resiny hop tones in the palate after 3 months! Flavours include the aforementioned: Starburst orange, piney/floral hops with a biscuit/dry cracker malt base - which takes centre stage due to the age of this brew. Finishes dry with a mild herbal bitterness. Classic West Coast flavours from Wyoming, and really smooth at 6% ABV, top brew Melvin (if indeed I can call you that). 8/10.

M: Mouthfeel wowed me a bit - this is smooth stuff, up there with Founders Centennial IPA, yum-o! Medium bodied with a creamy/dense carbonation. 9/10.

D: So drinkable I finished it before I got to writing this section. It’s a tasty drop Melvin Hubert, quite dry in the finish too, so it’s moreish. Definitely need to try this again fresh (if I ever get back to the states - not likely at this stage). The body and flavour conspired to quench my thirst and egg me on towards inebriation, as all great beers do. Cons: Not really doing anything new/exciting, more flavour complexity would be nice, but other than that it’s a solid: 8/10.

Food match: Gourmet pizza, something with prosciutto and rocket, other foods that introduce dichotomous flavours of spicy and savoury would work well here.

*To recycle an oft used pun for me.

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Photo of dipso123
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nunya
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Tucquan
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had this on 2017-12-29 in Cambelltown, PA at the Brass Rail Deli on tap

A - Pretty clear gold with a 1-finger white head and nice lace

S - Hop bud dank, pink grapefruit, melon

T - Biscuit with honey, melon, light citrus, pine, mild-moderately bitter

M - Light-medium body and medium carbonation. Dry finish.

O - Enjoyed it but didn't blow me away.

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Photo of Qwest_35
3.64/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodychandler
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Welcome back to #WyomingWedneday as I CANtinue to do whatever I CAN to Bump the Hump & celebrate the midweek in my own indomitable fashion. I am looking at the cover of MAD #1, with the memorable exchange of a terrified man & woman and their thumb-sucking baby on the approach of a menacing shadow as follows: "That thing! That slithering blob coming towards us!" "What is it?" "It's Melvin!" Ha!

From the CAN: "If your beer is not madness, it's not beer"; "Dear Enjoyer, Hubert, If I didn't know you better, I might take you for an IPA, but after one sip, I knew you were a Pale Ale. With your sleek sophisticated approach to life and you general debonairness. You smell of hoppy pleasure and the balance you possess is stunning. I promise not to misunderestimate you."; "Don't Hate, Party."; "Recycle!"

The usual CANundrum here at Chez Woody - To Crack! & inverted Glug or nah? Crack!, oui! Inverted Glug, non! I just could not imagine any value added to doing things that way on this one. It worked out well as, unbidden, it formed a finger of dense, rocky, eggshell white head with great retention that acted like a cap above the beer. Color was a gorgeous Gold (SRM = 5), enticing The Gelt Gang of Midas, Croesus & Mammon to stop in for a visit while the beer gave off loads of CO2 bubbles. Nose was very dank with notes of grapefruit, pine and CANteloupe as well. Mmm. Mouthfeel was a little on the thin side, not watery, but given all of those CO2 bubbles, I was expecting more. The taste was also much more mellow than the nose had led me to expect. The melon flavor(s) was/were prevalent, along with a honey-like sweetness, perhaps from the malt as well as a tea-like mellowness. Oh my! I was expecting yet another AIPA passing itself off as an APA, but such was not the case. This was definitely NOT an AIPA, so by extension & default, their delineation would be fitting. Finish was dry but very mellow. The tea-like flavor gave it a sleep-inducing quality that was quite unexpected. Well done, Melvin. Thanks!

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Photo of stephenlee
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wlynch
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ADKbeerguy
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of brunop
3.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GClarkage
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Massbmx
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hubert from Melvin Brewing / Thai Me Up
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 358 ratings