Cloudy 5000
Melvin Brewing / Thai Me Up

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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #1,579
ABV:
8.2%
Score:
90
Ranked #12,160
Avg:
4.02 | pDev: 10.7%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
37
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Melvin Brewing / Thai Me Up
 
Wyoming, United States
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Notes: We revved up the Melvin machine to maximum juice per minute for this hazy RIIPA. Additions of flaked oats and wheat create a pillowy mouthfeel, and massive amounts of Mosaic and Citra hops provide a juice box of ripe mango, passionfruit, papaya and pineapple flavors. Until next time…Cloudy 5 Gs.
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Photo of Bruno74200
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very pale yellow, slightly hazy with a big white head.
A lot on the pineapple, the grapefruit, the orange blossom.
A bit boozy
Nice mouthfeel
A good dipa

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Photo of UWDAWG
4.55/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 can into a tulip glass.

Look- Golden, hazy, no particulate sediment, white frothy head, above average head retention and lacing.

Smell- Citrus, slightly floral, slightly weak smell.

Taste- Citrus, mango, orange, slightly boozy finish.

Feel- Medium feel, average carbonation, slightly astringent finish.

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Photo of patre_tim
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Yellow and hazy with lots of fine bubbled carbonation, topped with three fingers of white head.

Smells of malt, over ripe pineapple, and some dank notes.

The taste is of dankness, with weed, Greenleaf, some citrus notes, and a good malt backing.

Medium body with foamy carbonation. I got this in Reno and I’m drinking in Redding California July 24, 2019.

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

Picked-up a four-pack of cans at Bradford's in Plymouth for about fourteen dollars. Have had a few brews from these guys before, all solid. This was nice, just below a 4.25.

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Photo of bobv
4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. can.
Moderate to vigorous pour yields a one inch white head over a hazy golden body with some sticky lacing. Nose of slight tropical fruit, slight citrus, and slight pine. Taste mirrors nose with the flavors of the aromas becoming more pronounced. There is a fleeting onion flavor (at first) which doesn't detract too much. Orange is the main flavor with a slight citrus pith bitterness on the finish. Nice feel and overall, this reminds me of a few Vermont DIPAs (Frost Lush and variants & Bent Hill Blood Orange) that I really like. Cheers to Wyoming!

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Photo of DrBeergood
4.39/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy Imperial IPA. One step at a time, we're going to peel this like an onion.

L: Pours golden, hazy, lots of head but not too much. Excellent lacing. If you want more bubbles give it a swirl, there are more bubbles to be had. It's an excellent beer to swirl to get more aromas on the nose.

S: On the nose, the classic Melvin hops. Pine, tropical citrus, ect. If you've had Melvin before, you'll be familiar with the general profile. But I digress, it's a very complex scent, where you're distracted by the flashing colors so to speak and forget about the malt and yeast that ARE the brew.

T: Perplexing. It's certainly contributing to my buzz. What I like most about it is it's general heaviness. This beer is like a good food. If you were going to sit down and have one fine brew, this is excellent. If you want to watch the Lord of the Rings trilogy, get maybe 12 of these. I think Melvin describes it best, "...massive amounts of Mosaic and Citra hops provide a juice box of ripe mango, passionfruit, papaya and pineapple flavors. "

F: Heavy. Foamy. A bit of residue that has you savoring every delicious drop. It will leave you contemplating things. Like, how did they even make this? Melvin Brewing would be worth a tour.

O: God Bless the brewers. Truly magnificent. The beer for a sophisticated gentleman.

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Photo of Beaver13
1.84/5  rDev -54.2%
look: 5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

12 oz can, canned on 5/14/19. Pours very hazy orange gold with a big rocky white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sulfur onion hops.

The flavor is a little fruity wheat that is quickly dominated by big catty dank hops. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, I usually like Melvin's IPA even though they are heavy on the dank side, but this one is too catty and oniony.

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Photo of BeerseAnyone
3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a IIPA at 8.2%. Nice coloring with some lacing left from a below average 3/4 finger white head. It mentions cashmere on my can and, if that hop is in there, combined with the mosaic, is potentially producing an “onion/flower” flavor that doesn’t really agree with me. Plenty drinkable all the same. One and done for me.

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Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

4 pack cans purchased at the 76 gas station in Bothell, Washington, Pckd on date 5-15-19 served in a pint glass.

Look- Hazy light amber color, minimal carbonation, decent head and head retention as consumed.

Smell- Melon, light tropical and pineapple, also some rotting onion vegetable smell is in there.

Taste- Melon and pineapple with a bit of that same green background.

Feel- Medium body with a light combination tingle on the tongue.

Overall, not their best offering imo, but pretty easy to drink.

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Photo of LarryV
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Maybe it's my schnozz but the aroma is pretty mellow, I discern some distant hops, a little citrus.Pours an attractive hazy orange with a modest head. First thing that hits my palate is a burst of hops with stay on the palate and finish dry.The 8% alcohol is absolutely hidden in this beer, an easy drinker. Quite good, I would buy this again, really enjoyed it.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. Can
Canned On: 05/14/19

Poured into a Trillium glass a very nice cloudy pale yellow/orangy color, very nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger white head, which also leaves some pretty nice creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, peach, mango, apricot), with some pretty nice diesel like. The taste is very nice hoppy, malty, with a really nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, peach, mango, apricot), pretty nice diesel like. Medium body, ABV hidden very nicely, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, this is a pretty tasty brew. Addictive! Orange Juilus! Milkshake!. Glad to see this around here. This one surprised me!

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.64/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Can canned May 14th 2019.

Pours a hazy lemon orange with a finger of foam, slowly receding foam.

The smell is very hoppy and bitter with a strong nose of onions that goes to dankness. I know there's malt somewhere but I don't get any.

The taste is less aggressive, thankfully. Bitterness has calmed to more of a hoppiness. Onions and dank notes are more sublime. I even get a touch of toasted malt. It finishes lightly bitter.

Fairly smooth mouthfeel though I do get a bit of harshness during the swallow.

All in all, I reckon that this is above average for the style and my opinion of the style.

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Photo of BB1313
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 5/13/19. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy glowing golden with a fluffy white head that falls slowly leaving great thick retention and sticky lacing. The aromas have a nice blend of citrus and tropical fruits. Some pineapple leading the way. Malts are there. The flavors follow the nose. More pineapple along with some grapefruit and orange. Some floral notes in the mix. Some fresh grass. Mild hints of bread and crackers. Moderate bitterness. Very nice hop flavors. Malts do their thing. Finishes juicy. Alcohol basically goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is full-bodied with moderate to active carbonation. It's fluffy, creamy, smooth and dangerously drinkable.

This is a really nice "New England IPA". The hop aromas and flavors are really nice. It's really enjoyable and fun to drink. Melvin does some good stuff when it comes to hops, and this one is no different. Well done.

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Photo of ChrisMon02
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can poured into a sniftner.

Cloudy orange color. White head that leaves some cobwebs of lacing. Faint tropic fruit, citrus and a touch of herbs on the nose. Taste is muted tropical fruit, some tangerine and a trace of onion. Mouthfeel is medium. Not bad but not memorable either. I prefer their other offerings over this one.

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Cloudy 5000 from Melvin Brewing / Thai Me Up
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 37 ratings