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2x4 DIPA | Melvin Brewing / Thai Me Up

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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
Ranking:
#548
Reviews:
127
Ratings:
562
pDev:
7.62%
Bros Score:
4.02
 
 
Wants:
91
Gots:
104
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 562 |  Reviews: 127
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4.04/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of btbcolo
4.36/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sulty
4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TWStandley
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChipChaight
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can from Beershop NYC on the UWS.
Pours a clear golden orange with sticky white head and excellent lacing, smells like musty dank pine needles, hint of spiciness almost cinnamon-like, and caramel sweetness, taste a nice floral sweetness up front that is beaten back into submission by a tidal wave of citrusy pine bitterness that lingers on the palate, finishes bitter again with a hint of spice and getting almost cinnamon again, this beer is thick and velvety. The name of this beer makes me think of the Melvin the Magnificent Clown song I sang in elementary school at HIS, but I can certainly attest that there is nothing elementary about his beer and it is as magnificent as they come. Yum!

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

Photo of frankie818
4.78/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 20holmbrew
3.95/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Qwest_35
3.97/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of fosters9
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LA_Hue24
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jcooper0027
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pkalix
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. canned on 10/24/17

Pours clear amber gold with a creamy frothy white foam head. Smells like papaya, mango, candied guava, grapefruit, orange citrus pith, lemon, sweet caramelized toasty brown sugary malt, with dank resinous floral earthy herbal grassy pine sap. Tastes like papaya, mango, sweet guava, red grapefruit, orange citrus pith, lemon, sweet caramelized toasted brown sugary malt, with bitter dank resinous floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium-light bodied, smooth and slick with moderate carbonation. Overall a nice DIPA.

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Photo of DeadWalkerAir
3.98/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ichorNet
4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Two entries for this beer on BA, but this one has more ratings so I'll assume it's the "proper" one... I've heard a lot about this from people who know their shit, so it's cool that Melvin finally started distributing it in MA (and RI).

Pours a nearly completely-clear light amber/orange-y color with a sudsy, retentive head that begins with about four fingers but sinks to one-and-a-half, leaving behind spotted, consistent lace. Center of the surface here bears an island of foam measuring about the height of the remaining head around the edges... cool! Great looking stuff! I don't know what I was expecting from this one, but I sure as hell was not thinking this was gonna be some "Stone"-esque, über-filtered ale.

The nose is intoxicating all on its own, with a great balance of piney acrobatics and light-medium caramel and toasty malts. Very, very clean and well-balanced with some light undertones of spice, grass and grapefruit. "Old school double IPA" is what keeps echoing in my head as I drink this sucker. Some underlying notes of mango, pineapple and florals here. Superb and very crisp.

Flavors of tropical fruit and waves of citrus, floral elements, grassy hops and pine resin encompass the palate, leading into a moderately-toasty malt element that feels lively and energetic among the intense hoppiness. Almost none of the nearly 10%(!) ABV is present here, making this quite a dangerously drinkable offering. Some slight notes of toffee coming out as it sips/warms, but overall I just get a lot of punchy, bitter "C" hops. Earthy flavors, fresh cut grass, dragonfruit, papaya and guava flavors start to come around as the Citra hops make their way on to the palate.

Feel is pretty excellent, lending this one a very drinkable and smooth aspect which continues well into the beer acclimating to room temperature. Carbonation is on the lower side, but the crisp and refreshing swallow keeps things from being oppressive despite the strong alcohol content. I'm super satisfied with how clean, simple and flavorful this is. I would definitely be likely to pick this up again. It's a great beer that displays reverence for old-school DIPAs without flaunting that fact... and it's nearly "triple IPA" in terms of ABV. Damn! Great stuff.

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4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I tried this cuz the guy at acton wine and liquors in acton, ma said it was good. Wow, I really liked it!! I liked it as much as ‘v’ which I really like

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4.11/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Maudrey
3.73/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bloodsnot77
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of snowmageddon
4.16/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RichD
4.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WunderLlama
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned on 10/24/7 with the following warning, " be careful, very careful !"

Poured into a teku glass, clear amber, some carbonation, big, frothy, off white one finger foam cap.

Aroma is floral, slightly pine, citrus and a whiff of tropical fruit

Taste is a bit dank, a little pine

Alcohol is well hidden

Hop taste, lingers but doesn't bite

Good beer

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4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JakerLou
4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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2x4 DIPA from Melvin Brewing / Thai Me Up
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 562 ratings
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