Chuck Morris
Melvin Brewing / Thai Me Up

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #761
ABV:
8%
Score:
92
Ranked #4,041
Avg:
4.15 | pDev: 6.75%
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
107
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Melvin Brewing / Thai Me Up
 
Wyoming, United States
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Notes: Chuck Morris is a Double IPA that will roundhouse kick, karate chop and machine gun its way to your heart. Dry hopped to perfection, power-packed like its namesake, but as balanced as a fighter doing the splits. Make sure to stretch first!
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Photo of stevoj
3.71/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Draft at Thai Me Up. Pretty mellow for a DIPA. Light haze, small ring of head. Hoppy aroma, gets more pungent in taste. Light funk, grass, meadow. Sure went down easy.

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Photo of Chris585
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice chill haze and hop floaties and unfiltered appearance. Very nice. 1 finger head a little Rocky. Impressive. Slight tropical vibe yet still west coast bite. Extremely drinkable for the abv. Gets better after one and as it warms. Very well crafted. Better than I expected. Dry on the finish, fruity, mild bitterness, slightly chewy and smooth. It definitely isn’t mild on hops rather, it hides the abv with the malt bill and overall sweetness to even things out. Quality! And I didn’t expect it with this one. Superb

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Photo of arizcards
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a single from the Craft Beer Hop Stop 6.7.19 for $3.49. Canned on 4.9.19, consumed on 8.13.19.
Beer poured golden orange with a beautiful white head.
Nose is a nice dose of citrus and tropical fruit.
Taste is really well balanced between the orange, grapefruit, and mango which is melded nicely with a large but light malt base finishing with a moderate rind bitterness, 6/10 on my scale. Mouthfeel is delightfully light and refreshing.
Overall a really nice beer that I beer that I would pursue again!

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

Pours golden orange. Smells like a hopstravaganza. This one has many layers. Tropical fruit followed by a subtle malt sweetness and a bitter hop finish. Well balanced. Not overpowering like most imperials. You don't order Chuck Morris. It orders you.

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Photo of DrBeergood
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I like Melvin because they tell you all about the brew, in an entertaining fashion, before you even open the can. Let's take this one step at the time to get the most out of the review process.

L: Pours apricot orange. Good and foamy. It's obviously a malty brew, being an imperial (the most alcoholic kind). The hazy appearance coloration matches the malt content. High malt means high carbonation, which is an excellent tool to bring out the bouquet of hops contained within...

S: Lively, vibrant, attentive, subtle in the background. Dank citrus notes, a touch of pine, and a good malty base. When brewers call their beer 'Imperial' they mean they use x2-x3 the amount of hops + malt. (The origin being 19th century English beers shipped internationally.) They're built to last x2-x3 as long as a Miller Lite, take your time with it.

T: It's got a kick to it. (A roundhouse kick if you will) There's a lot going on here. First, the mouthfeel is on point. Second, the ABV and flavor profile is balanced by the weight. Third, I'd estimate this to be roughly 100 IBUs. Fourth, hops are delicious. Fifth, it's dry-hopped so you get extra punch without extra bitter. (But it is still bitter, and delicious) Tastes how it smells, Citrusy, piney, malty, and a bit dank.

The primary taste is hops. The brew was designed from the bottom up to the top to be a hop blend. The malt+yeast exchange is wholesome and bubbly, and the hops just melt in your mouth. That said, when you're dealing with many hop varieties, it's complex, delicately balanced and deliberate. It tastes excellent, and is food for contemplation.

F: Good to great. Residue on the palate, which for an imperial is welcome, it leaves an aromatic finish. I'm going to have to compare the feel against Cloud Racer 5000 and Drunken Master later in the season.

O: Chuck Morris kicks it up a notch. Take a minute to read the reviews below, they are hilarious and informative.

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Cloudy gold with rich white foamy head and very thick lacing.
N: Tropical notes, citrus, pine, and some malt.
T: Follows the nose, really nice tropical flavors with some citrus mixed in and some sweet malt. A mild bite on this one.
M: Medium but very easy to drink.
O: I liked it, nice fresh flavors and smooth, low bitterness made it easy to sip.

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

12 oz can. Stamped 3/27/19

Predominantly clear and deep gold in color. Decent head and retention.

A little bit of alcohol in the aroma and flavor along with strong pineapple, some grapefruit, that is pithy in the finish, and a touch of orange. Slightly dank with a significant amount of pine resin.

Crisp with light malts. Dry finish, and an oily coating and bitterness lingers. Very nice IPA.

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Photo of starstar11
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful americano IPA with great hops chased by Citrus following the nose.

Melvin Heads based in Thailand argue the excellence of Chuck Morris vs 2x4 versus Citradamus.

Bottom line, ALL GREAT and worth the price of a one-way ticket to the brewery in Wyoming. Be there. Yeah.

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

Pouring from a 12 oz. can into a snulip glass, this beer pours out a clear, golden color; like apple juice. But it does have very small sediment floating throughout. It forms a finger worth of tightly packed, well held, white colored crown.

The nose brings a dankness that I like as soon as the can cracked. A weed like dankness mixing with some pine on the back.

The taste comes in revisiting that dank presence, but in a way that’s cleaner. A very slight evidence of crystal malt is in there along with the slightly piney and resinous background. The resin is clean; not burnt. Caramel malt, oranges, slight pineapple.

The mouthfeel is the perfect mix of not being too dry or syrupy. It meets up right in the middle to create an easy drinking 8%.

Overall, I love the dankness in this and love Melvin’s approach to their IPAs, even though the hype has changed, they’re sticking to their guns and doing it well.

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Photo of BB1313
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned on 2/20/19. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours golden with great clarity and transparency; some bubbles racing upwards; small white head that fades leaving nice retention and sticky lacing. The aromas are subtle with a decent amount of floral and tropical notes. Some citrus. Some bread and crackers. Malts are there. The flavors are nice. Some grapefruit and pineapple leading the way. Lots of pine. Nice scathing bitterness. Nice hop flavors. Malts do their thing without dominating and almost take a backseat. Finishes dry. Mild alcohol notes, but the alcohol is ultimately well hidden. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's on the lighter side of full-bodied with active carbonation. It's sharp, crisp, slightly fluffy, smooth and dangerously drinkable.

This is a really nice DIPA. Nice hop flavors. It's bold, but clean and refreshing. The craftsmanship is on point. I really like this one. Well done.

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Once again a great dipa from Melvin Brewing
Resinous, grapefruit, tropical fruits, floral notes. Nice malt bill.
Smooth mouthfeel.
Overall a real delight

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Photo of CHickman
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dank and delicious, this hop bomb is full of juicy citrus flavors like oranges, grapefruit, tangerine, mango, pineapple, butterscotch, caramel, light piney notes, then the malt backbone with graham cracker, apricot, toasted grains, faint brown sugar and malty/earthy notes. Nice level of bitterness throughout that tames the sweetness, this masks the ABV quite well and helps it to down smoothly. An overall enjoyable offering.

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Photo of rex_4539
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Hazy amber color, one finger white head, messy lacing, good carbonation.

S: Subdued tropical fruits and hops.

T: Tropical fruits and slightly hoppy.

F: Medium bodied, quite drinkable.

O: Average, nice DIPA, nothing to die for.

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Photo of metter98
3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very hazy yellow in color—too hazy to see if there is any visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high frothy white head that left lots of lacing on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of grapefruit and orange citrus are present in the nose along with hints of caramel malts.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of grapefruit along with hints to notes of caramel malts. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This Imperial IPA isn't nearly as alcoholic, bitter, or crisp compared to other beers in the style. It is very easy to drink.

Serving type: can

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Photo of DenverHopHead
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz can with a canned on date of 7/30/18; into a tulip.
Appearance- an oily gold with lots of small granules of sediment and very little carbonation; head is medium thick, soapy white head that leaves thick, sticky lattice work lacing!
Smell- oily hop resin and tropical fruit.
Taste - dank hop oil and pineapple, with just a touch of booze!
Feel - medium oily body with slight booze and tangy hop bitterness on the finish!
Overall- terrific DIPA that doesn’t do anything out of the ordinary and plays it safe!

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Photo of Beaver13
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can. Pours slightly hazy orange gold with a medium creamy white head that goes to a thin film that laces the glass.

The aroma is some sweet perfumey malt with lots of dank resiny and slightly catty hops.

The flavor is sweet bready malts with ripe fruit and lot of dank and resiny hops. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, another solid DIPA from Melvin. A bit too dank and resiny for me.

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Photo of Buck89
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. A hazy amber-slightly orange color with a thick off-white head. The aroma was somewhat muted. Mainly citrus - orange and grapefruit - with a slight herbal presence along with bready malt. The taste followed. Mainly citrus and some pine, balanced with a prominent bready malt and slight sweetness from the ABV. Bitterness is there throughout and increasing through the finish, which was clean and dry. Overall an excellent old-school DIPA.

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Photo of UWDAWG
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a snifter.

Look- Pale gold, hazy, no visible sediment, above average lacing, average head retention.
Smell- Pine, herbal, floral.
Taste- Spicy, piney, herbal, slightly boozy finish.
Feel- Medium body, average carbonation.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Rastal Teku from a 12 fl oz can on August 3, 2018. Dry hopping adds pleasant aromas and flavors without any additional bitterness. Nicely balanced.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Can
Canned On: 06/26/18

Poured into a tulip a pretty nice clean/clear dark golden yellow color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger plus white head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit), piney. The taste is hoppy, malty, with a nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit), piney. Medium body, ABV is hidden nicely, with a nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, a pretty tasty brew.

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Photo of BayAreaJoe
4.39/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 6/26/18, consumed 8/3/18

L: Mostly clear honey gold with a nice head that left a lot of lacing.

S: Wow, I really like this strong, full aroma of citrus fruit & peel, tropical fruits, grassy, piney, resinous, and danky hop notes. Really nailed it here.

T: Not nearly as standout as the aroma, still a nice West Coast DIPA mix of flavors.

F: Medium-heavy, strong & somewhat lasting bitterness with a sticky and danky feel.

O: Every Melvin beer I've tried has been in the neighborhood of solid-great, and this is no exception here. Aroma was the best part for sure.

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

12 oz can picked up at the source a few weeks ago.

Pours hazy gold with a moderate head and retention. Earthy pine in the nose. Medium bodied with a chewy, resinous mouthfeel. Piney hops on the palate with a balancing bitterness and faint malt. Finishes with Honey-drizzled pine.

Pretty tasty but pretty much any west coast IPA in Cali.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.15/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Gut reaction from a can:

C+ / ABOVE AVERAGE

Still not seeing what all the craic is over Melvin. This is decent and drinkable, but hardly great for an imperial IPA (especially at this price).

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Photo of woodychandler
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It is so great to have some time to noodle around with The CANQuest (tm)! I am starting to see movement in the backlog & I am having a good time while doing it.

From the CAN: "RIIPA Series"; "Chuck Morris is a Double IPA that will roundhouse kick, karate chop and machine gun its way to your heart. Dry hopped to perfection, power-packed like its namesake, but as balanced as a fighter doing the splits. Make sure to stretch first!"; "Rotational Imperial India Pale Ale Series"; "Fear the Mullet!"; "Recycle!"

Man, I came at this CAN like I was running wild inna streets! It took a jackhammer to Crack! the vent, but I'm more powerful than any CAN could ever hope to be. I backhanded the mutha to set it up for an inverted Glug to remind it who's boss-man in these parts. It decided to rush up at me, forming two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, bone-white head with decent retention, but in the end, it just left some lacing in its wake for me to remember it by. Bye bye! Color was a gorgeous Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7) with NE-quality clarity & as though things weren't hectic enough, here came The Gelt Gang of Mammon, Midas & Croesus, causing their own brand of romper room ruckus as they vied for a taste. Nose smelled like somebody just cut down that pine tree across the way. 8=O Man, if this was a bag o' dank, no wonder they were fighting me so hard! Mouthfeel was big, thick & heavy, like a punch to my already bruised & battered tongue. F'n' Gelt Gang thought that it was pretty funny until I snatched averything away from them to hoard it for myself. Ha ha! The taste, interestingly, was NOT full-on pine, but instead, it was cut with honeydew & CANtaloupe. Mmm. I was not expecting this pleasant surprise & the pleasure musta registered on my mug since things began to settle down right quick. Finish was dry & left NO doubt that this was a big, boozy, bruising brawler of a beer, but it CAN be tamed. I now gonna go lay down …

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

2018-05-30
12oz can served in a tulip. Canned 4/12/18.

Pours hazy amber, white around the edges, medium to small head, lots of carbonation. Smell is honey, hops, and tropical fruit.

Taste is honey, hops, tropical fruit, hops, hops, and also some resin. Mouthfeel is chewy and satisfying. Very nice beer.

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Chuck Morris from Melvin Brewing / Thai Me Up
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 107 ratings