2x4 DIPA | Melvin Brewing / Thai Me Up

BA SCORE
95
world-class
468 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Dear (insert your name here), This is the best damn DIPA in the world. So if you were even considering sulking today, think again. Our 2x4 Double IPA is the Gold Winner of numerous note-worthy awards, including the Alpha King Championship; two years in a row and counting. You'd be crazy not to drink this. So close your eyes, open up, and experience the mad floral, citrusy, and clean taste of hop talent. If you don't love it, no...... you will.

100+ IBU

Added by Bitterbill on 10-19-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
468
Reviews:
107
Avg:
4.34
pDev:
7.83%
 
 
Wants:
92
Gots:
82
For Trade:
3
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4.26/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Derek
4.02/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chuckgietzen
4.19/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hallertau
3.96/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DubiousGopher
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SeanMNCraftBeerLover
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Curt3
4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BergBeer
4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jmdrpi
4.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can, dated 2 weeks old

Piney, earthy, citrus, hop aroma. Good bitterness level. Some bready malt flavor to balance the hops. No boozy despite the ABV. Sticky mouthfeel, medium bodied.

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Photo of Brolo75
4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce can poured into a tulip

A: Pours a clear golden amber with a bright white head, tons of lacing, small streams of bubbles up the glass's side, solid head retention, nice appearance.

A: Huge citrus notes, juicy citrus, floral notes, big malt notes as well, alcohol is not present on the nose, very aromatic but lacks depth and complexity.

T: Big citrus peel notes, like crushed grapefruit peel, floral, earthiness, herbal, slight spice notes as well, big malt backbone to balance out the malts, very drinkable for a IIPA with such a high ABV, bitterness is fairly moderate, finish is slight dry with lingering notes of citrus peel, very nice.

M: Full bodied with a slight dry finish, a very drinkable IIPA, alcohol is well hidden.

O: Really enjoyed this beer, more than Melvin IPA, surprisingly 2 x4 is a very drinkable IIPA, lots of citrus peel in this one with a solid malt backbone, it's like crushed grapefruit peel in the glass, will definitely drink more of this if it becomes regularly available in my area.

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4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can dated 07/14/17. Appears golden orange with decent lacing as it goes down. Sweet citrus nose. Taste is dominated by an orange marmalade flavor with just a hint of pine. Finishes somewhat dry with a very slight alcohol burn. I didn't find it to be too bitter despite the high IBUs. Feel is on the thicker side for the style and somewhat syrupy. Overall, I thought this was a solid beer. It's definitely more of an "old school" style IPA but it's enjoyable nonetheless.

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4.11/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brentk56
4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours cloudy and amber colored with a one finger head that scatters lacing around the glass

Smell: Tangerine, pineapple, mango and cantaloup, with undertones of graham cracker

Taste: Tangerine and mango forward, with cantaloup, strawberry and pineapple tones developing; underneath a base of graham cracker malt eases the tropical flavors through their progression; after the swallow, the 100+ IBUs kick in, bringing a very bitter finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation; warmth in the gullet and a tingling on the tongue

Overall: My second Melvin beer and this leaves me wanting more; a bit old school with the scorching bitterness but there is so much more going on in this brew

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Photo of kmoen
4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JeffKowalek
3.25/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Montanabeerz
4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dekkar
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JMUbrewz
3.78/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Expectations were high, but this definitely isn't my favorite. This was from a 3 week old 6'er, purchased in Denver. Lots of residual sugars and caramel malt. Piney, but not nearly the bright citrusy qualities I was looking for in this beer.

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4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.59/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.83/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 22Blue
4.01/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of varian7
4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2x4 DIPA from Melvin Brewing / Thai Me Up
4.34 out of 5 based on 468 ratings.
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