2x4 DIPA
Melvin Brewing / Thai Me Up

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From:
Melvin Brewing / Thai Me Up
 
Wyoming, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
Ranked #261
ABV:
9.9%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,551
Avg:
4.28 | pDev: 7.71%
Reviews:
212
Ratings:
665
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 01, 2022
Added:
Oct 19, 2010
Wants:
  99
Gots:
  168
SCORE
95
World-Class
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Notes: 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
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Reviewed by Mdog from Minnesota

4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
From a 12oz can:

Appearance: Cloudy yellow, big head.

Smell: Grapefruit, sweetness.

Taste: Pretty good bitterness, then moderate sweetness and citrus comes through. Fruity, relatively soft feel. Alcohol is apparent but not too strong. Moderately bitter finish.

Overall: Tried Melvin 2x4 in Omaha, but the cans were old, but the beer was still good. Picked up a fresher 4 pack in Denver, seems to be a little more on the NEIPA/sweeter side than old school bitter DIPA, but still quite tasty.
Oct 01, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by bpfrush from Wisconsin

Aug 15, 2022
 
Rated: 3.99 by zknight from Korea (South)

Apr 28, 2022
 
Rated: 4.39 by FrankCastle from California

Dec 06, 2021
 
Rated: 3.96 by HighwayChile from Kansas

Sep 18, 2021
 
Rated: 4.4 by DMarlinJ from Michigan

Sep 18, 2021
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Reviewed by hopphead31415 from Virginia

4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
I picked this up at the local store and saw that it was canned on 8/24/2021. Today is 8/31/21! It’s only a week “old”! I chilled it down and then poured one into a Rick and Morty themed pint glass. This is a DIPA with 9.9% ABV and 100+ IBUs!

Look-It pours a light-yellow color with good clarity. The head is one finger and white with a foamy, choppy consistency. The head retention is OK and left sparse, drooping, and wet lacing on the glass.

Smell-It smells strongly of grapefruit followed by peach and pineapple in roughly equal amounts. It also has a malty aroma leaning towards honey-suckle. I also get subtle hues of yeast esters.

Taste-The taste roughly follows the nose. I get peach, pineapple, grapefruit, tangerine pith, honey-suckle, a rich malt base without being sticky or syrupy. I also get some subtle herbal notes like clove, dandelion, and white pepper. The flavor is predominantly fruity and citrusy as I described. Therefore, it is almost like a modified west coast IPA! Noticeable piney hops though well-balanced and some light floral notes as well. Mild bitterness carries through to the end. It is on the heavier side of medium-bodied which was surprising for a DIPA.

Overall-This is a very delicious brew that has a clean flavor, and its attributes shine through unambiguously. The alcohol content isn’t very noticeable so pace yourself. Enjoy!
Sep 01, 2021
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Reviewed by Aleforge from Missouri

4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
L: Dark hazy gold
S: Complex notes of pine & citrus, it smells amazing
T: Strong hit of boozy pine resin with a hint of bitter orange peel that lingers for a very long time.
F: Dry mouthfeel, but expected at this ABV.

I like it a lot and had no idea who "Melvin Brewing" even was until today.
Aug 21, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by NickMunford from Wyoming

Jul 18, 2021
 
Rated: 4.35 by chossboss from Oregon

Jun 19, 2021
 
Rated: 3.76 by funku2 from Colorado

Jun 15, 2021
 
Rated: 4.43 by KT3418 from Colorado

Jun 08, 2021
 
Rated: 4.06 by BrewsOverHoes from Georgia

May 07, 2021
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Reviewed by Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours a nice dark golden color. This beer looks somewhat murky, and dank. There's a 2 finger white head. The head looks very fluffy, and cloud-like. The head retention is damn good, and there's some beautiful lacing on the glass.
The nose is a total pine hop bomb. The pine just clings to my nose.
Taste - There's a lot of pine here, but there's also some tropical flavors as well. Tons of guava and mango.
The body is nice and thick. The hops cling in my throat and don't let go.
Solid beer overall.
May 07, 2021
 
Rated: 4.12 by benjaminsa from Vermont

Apr 28, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by Dicers from California

Apr 23, 2021
 
Rated: 4.33 by rangerred from Tennessee

Mar 21, 2021
 
Rated: 4.1 by wc94wc from California

Mar 11, 2021
 
Rated: 3.97 by Blogjackets from Ohio

Feb 07, 2021
 
Rated: 4.15 by lsudduth from Ohio

Feb 05, 2021
 
Rated: 3.87 by patre_tim from Thailand

Dec 11, 2020
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Reviewed by argock from Virginia

4.04/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
08/19/20 stamped on bottom of can. Poured into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint.

A: Mildly hazy light amber with frothy 2-finger off-white head with good retention and a solid collar of lacing.

S: Aroma is more malty than I would expect with some lighter caramel and then hop character of pineapple, peach, and grapefruit notes jump out. Clean without yeast ester character in the nose.

T: More of a balanced DIPA, probably tends more to malty than I usually want, but still a fine beer, but it is showing its age - I bought this can and picked up 3 days after the email and it was disappointing to see such an old date. Despite this, it still tastes great with some mild honey and lighter caramel and pale malt cakelike malt character. Pineapple, grapefruit, peach, honeysuckle, and candied orange come through. Clean without esters and moderate bitterness.

M: Even with the malty character, this DIPA finishes dry with medium body at most and low-medium carbonation to ease drinkability.

O: I wish I had a shot at this 2 months ago but still it was an enjoyable beer.
Dec 03, 2020
 
Rated: 4.04 by 2beerdogs from California

Nov 01, 2020
 
Rated: 4.21 by BaconFingers from Washington

Aug 26, 2020
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Reviewed by avalon07 from South Carolina

4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
L: Poured from a can to a snifter glass. Had a bright, golden yellow color and a clear consistency. There was a quarter inch of foamy, somewhat long-lasting head. Below average lacing.

S: A very good aroma of hops, citrus fruit, malt, peach, and tropical fruit.

T: Tasted of a bit of peach (an underlying sweetness), a good shot of citrus fruit (orange and grapefruit, in particular), some tropical fruit (pineapple, especially), a slight floral quality, a good shot of hops (definitely present, but not overdone), and a little malt (mostly in the finish). This is a remarkably well-balanced and vibrant flavor. Very tasty.

F: An above average amount of carbonation with a slightly slick finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is one of the more solid DIPAs I've tried recently. Drinkable.
Aug 23, 2020
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Reviewed by cbbjr from District of Columbia

4.45/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Pour from a can into a tulip 30 days after the canning date.

Dark gold. Grapefruit, orange, flowers and pine, and slight (emphasis on slight) caramel aroma and flavor. Strong bitterness on front end that carries throughout. Small burning of alcohol, but less than you would expect for being a whopping 9.9%. Medium fee.

One of the easiest drinking and best best west coast DIPAs. Definitely one you have to be careful with since you could drink a few of them all too easily.
Aug 08, 2020
 
Rated: 4.1 by MattSn from Oregon

Jul 17, 2020
 
Rated: 4.66 by Bcgoodman1 from Georgia

Jul 08, 2020
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Reviewed by Limazulu from Idaho

3.98/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A-dark amber with one finger of very creamy head that persisted. Not meant to be a hazy, but I suppose the dry hops cause the cloudy appearance that almost acts like a prism on the sunlight through it
S-Peach and caramel
T-Peach, apricot, piney resin and toasted bread. Maybe a bit sweeter than average for the style. Very bitter as expected, but actually below average for the style due to the excellent malt base
M-Medium (+) body, slick, gently carbonated.
O-very well done. Could have done a better job of hiding the booze
Jun 20, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania

May 20, 2020
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Reviewed by mushroomcloud from Texas

3.77/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12oz can with no visible date. Opened 5-17-20.
2 finger fluffy white head with very good retention...slow roll down to a solid cap.
Bright golden DIPA with a slight initial chill haze. Thick lacing.
Ripe citrus, peach, pine resin, floral, honey and some wild onion/garlic. Syrupy oranges.
Subtle bready and caramel malt aromas.
Peach, floral and citrus hops. Pine. Fairly sweet malt base and leads to a sweet DIPA overall.
Full body DIPA, medium carbonation. Long and piney semi-sweet finish.
Very Good.
May 18, 2020
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Reviewed by colts9016 from Idaho

4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Review #1413

This the second DIPA for the night will consume a third after this. The DIPA was a mess of a beer. I want better results. This beer is from Melvin the last beer I drunk was not astonishing, but it was palatable. The artwork on the can is remarkable. I opened the beer with a hiss followed by a pleasant citrus aroma. The beer is 46 degrees and served in a tulip glass. The pour of the beer created a two-fingered head. The creamy white foam has excellent retention. No lacing was left on the glass. The color of the beer is SRM 6, a deep golden yellow with dark amber hues. This beer is not hazy.

The initial aromas in the beer are pine, grapefruit, lemons, and oranges. Nosing further in the glass, I smell floral ester, resin, bread crust, toasted biscuit, a hint of herbal, and earthiness. A lovely bouquet of aromas in the glass.

The flavors in the beer are resin, pine, oranges, dank, a touch of mustiness, oranges, lemons, herbal (similar to thyme and bay leaves), floral esters, grapefruit, toasted bread crust, a hint of honey, earthiness, and a subtle pineapple undertone.

The mouthfeel of the beer is astringent and slick.

The body of the beer is full, low carbonation, and full finish.

This beer is remarkable. The hop profile meshes well, and the malt backbone is sturdy. The flavors are well rounded, unlike the other beer I drank. This beer, I can taste the 100 plus IBU. I could drink a few of these, yet a few could knock my dick in the dirt. I enjoyed this beer. Must try for any hop head.
May 16, 2020
 
Rated: 4.46 by Monkeyknife from Missouri

May 02, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by Brushkanna from New Jersey

Apr 03, 2020
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Reviewed by drjamyma from Massachusetts

2.6/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
I wanted to like this but it just wasn't my cup of tea. Too strong alcohol with out taste to balance it. More of a double pale ale than ipa. I'm particular about my beer though, about 6.5 percent is the sweet spot for me and I drink plenty of 8 percent ipa's and enjoy them but this at 9.9% missed the mark for me.
Mar 28, 2020
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

4.07/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Gold in color with a faint haziness. There’s a half inch of densely packed, creamy white on top. Moderate lacing. The nose is citrus and pine. I’m tasting sharp citrus and light peppery to earthy hops. The mouth is lightly sticky and dry.
Mar 20, 2020
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

4.45/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Big frothy snow white head. Excellent retention and lacing. Body is a clean, clear, lively, transparent gold.

Grassy, lightly herbal nose, with hints of citrus, honey, pepper, and biscuit.

Clean and bitter on the palate. Notes of melon, cracker, dough, pine, pear, grape, and a kiss of citrus peel, with a bracing, pithy finish.

Smooth and nearly crushable. No hint of the sky high ABV. Lively; not syrupy.

This is a straight forward but incredibly well executed WC-style IIPA. It lacks the depth and nuance of Pliny, and despite the triple digit IBU, it doesn't come across quite as bitter - possibly due to the massive malt base providing the foundation for the 9.9% ABV. It's virtually without flaw, however; color me very, very impressed.
Mar 06, 2020
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Reviewed by Mark-Leggett from Missouri

4.36/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
Had on tap. Golden in color with a big fluffy head and good lacing. Smells of mango, pineapple and floral hints. Taste has citrus and pine. Very smooth and not heavy. Hides the higher avb well. Really good double.
Mar 06, 2020
 
Rated: 4.08 by dt_gbpackersfan from Missouri

Mar 06, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by MjBrewhouse from Idaho

Mar 02, 2020
2x4 DIPA from Melvin Brewing / Thai Me Up
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 877 ratings