Citradamus IIPA | Melvin Brewing / Thai Me Up

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4.27/5
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Brewed by:
Melvin Brewing / Thai Me Up
Wyoming, United States
melvinbrewing.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The great Citradamus predicts this IIPA will be one of your favorites. Citradamus is Melvin’s world class IIPA brewed with 100% Citra hops, pristine mountain water and northwest malt. Flavors of citrus (duh), pine and total dankness. Dry hopped with ludicrous amounts of Citra for that classic hoppiness that Melvin has become known for.

IBU: 76

Added by Rutager on 04-15-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,447
Reviews:
55
Ratings:
208
pDev:
7.03%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
38
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Ratings: 208 |  Reviews: 55
Photo of SpdKilz
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FBarber
3.61/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pous a clear dark orange color. With a thin but nice velvety white head. Lots of sticky white lacing is left behind as the beer is consumed. The head reforms somewhat along the way.

Aroma is somewhat muted - mild notes of citrus, orange, and grapefruit are there, but its mostly caramel malts on the nose.

Taste follows the nose with some notes of orange, grapefruit, citrus, and pine with a strong sweet caramel malt backbone. Touch of honey comes through as it warms. Mild bitterness on the finish that lingers well into the finish.

Feel is medium bodied, smooth and slick. Mild carbonation.

Overall its a decent IPA, but it comes across much more muddled and subdued. I need this to be crisp and pop to justify the ratings its getting here. As it is, I just don't see it.

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Photo of c014572
4.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Immediately smacked in the face by wonderful citrus fruit aromas when I opened the can. Heavy fruit flavors follows the aroma. Perfectly balanced to me between hops & malt. One of the best tasting beers I have had in a long time. This does not have the bitter backbone so many IPA's have. Where is the alcohol? Perfectly hidden.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of barnzy78
3.96/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz, canned on 08/20/18. Caramel colored ale capped with a thin layer of ivory foam. Juicy Citra hop aroma with light caramel malt. Big and bold flavors with notes of papaya, mango, pineapple, orange blossom honey, caramel, and grain. Full body, modest carbonation, alcohol is very well concealed; quite a sweet finish. Nice flavors with this one, just wish it was more bitter - it's a little too sweet in my opinion, otherwise it was good.

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Photo of ksimons
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-golden orange with two fingers worth of white head

S-lots of tropical fruits and citrus

T-taste also is full of tropical fruit sweetness and citrus with a light bitter finish

M-medium body and good carbonation

Overall I really like the tropical fruits in this one, alcohol is well hidden, dangerously drinkable

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Photo of bschmidt_37
4.52/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GuyFawkes
3.17/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Canned 8/20/18; drank 9/16/18 @ the Yarchives.

See-through orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a nice eggshell head; thick frothy tree-rung lace.

Corn syrup, burnt caramel & faint orange soda notes in the nose; an unpleasant aroma.

Medium thick, syrup-y mouthfeel.

Orange soda & baking soda flavors up front; burnt caramel notes on the finish. No booze heat.

Well...it tasted better than it smelled? I've had my last.

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Photo of dacubz
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Tasted in a Rastal Teku from a 12 fl oz can on August 3, 2018. Brewed and dry hopped with Citra hops. Notes of citrus fruit, pine and dank hops. Recommended.

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Photo of dpgoblejr
4.78/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of UWDAWG
4.66/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

12 ounce can poured into a IPA glass.

Look- Pale amber, clear, average head retention and lacing.
Smell- Citrus, orange, dank.
Taste- Citrus, dank, great balance.
Feel- Thin body, average carbonation, clean finish.

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Photo of Bluecrow
3.92/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

-deep amber can pour with a some haze and thin tan cap. The aroma is sweet. The flavor is more like honey less like the Citra flavor I expected. This is tasty, but a bit hot.

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Photo of brewandbbq
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz undated can from the source.

Golden-copper with a chill haze and a nice head. Citra hops aplenty in the nose. Juicy peach and orange juice. Medium bodied with a creamy, crisp mouthfeel. Juicy tropicals on the palate and some light balancing malt and bitterness. Finishes with ripe citrus and faintly sweet.

Probably my favorite Melvin that I was able to try in Wyoming.

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Photo of haines710
4.71/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Amazing beer and so glad to find it on the east coast. Having a can with lunch on a summer day sitting outside. Hard to beat that and I love the taste of this beer. I get the citrus and hops but doesn’t feel boozy at all to me. I don’t notice the alcohol which might be dangerous lol. Very smooth and perfect. Think I might have another!!

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

Very close to clear orange-gold beer with a coupla fingers of ivory head... Delivers what you'd expect - a big dry hopped Citra vehicle, with ample floral orange impressions with a dank shellac beneath... Medium-weight, kinda tacky, carbonation feels low, mild sweetness, moderate bitterness... About two months old with a 5/14/18 canning but tastes great - was probably even better fresher...

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

Photo of BennyProfane
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DudMan
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crob3888
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bammer21
3.62/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mikexw
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sjones5045
3.94/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of pkalix
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Citradamus IIPA from Melvin Brewing / Thai Me Up
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 208 ratings