2x4 DIPA | Melvin Brewing / Thai Me Up

BA SCORE
95
world-class
436 Ratings
2x4 DIPA2x4 DIPA
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:
436
Reviews:
99
Avg:
4.34
pDev:
7.83%
 
 
Wants:
92
Gots:
75
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 436 |  Reviews: 99
Photo of acurtis
3.67/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Texasfan549
4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaydoc
4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a quadruple pale ale huh? these names have juse become meaningless now, with no distinction whatsoever, i think its a bit absurd, but at least the beer tastes good. this one is cool because it doesnt have the body from the a lot of heavy grain, but that also doesnt leave it exposed, its nto alcoholically hot at all, and packs a heavy hop punch. i think the varietals are mostly familiar, nothing radical on the ingredient list, but the way the come together is bright and polished, fruity enough but primarily furiously intense bitterness and resinous texture. balance isnt the intent here i dont think, and under normal circumstances it might be too much, but because the beer is so dry, and because the booze never shows, it stays pretty doable for what it is. im not as floored by these guys so far as others seem to me, anointing them the best of the mountain division here, but their hoppy beer is real solid. not earth shattering by any means, but different enough and super fresh.

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Photo of kjkinsey
4.41/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Knapp85
4.32/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nmann08
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

12oz can - you gotta love this brewery's chutzpah, their bravado, their, um, douchebaggery, yeah?

This beer pours a clear, bright medium golden copper colour, with four fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly ecru head, which leaves a bit of streaky and sudsy cloud pattern lace around the glass as it slowly sinks away.

It smells of dank pine resin, some mixed tropical fruitiness (guava, pineapple, and underripe mango), gritty and grainy caramel malt, further domestic citrus notes, a hint of table-top pepper mill output, and some plain leafy, weedy, and gently perfumed floral green hop bitters. The taste is bready and doughy caramel malt, biscuity toffee, muddled exotic fruit, a lesser lemon, orange, and grapefruit character, and more leafy, piney, and estery floral verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly subdued in its barely active frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and generally smooth, with a nice basic bitch creaminess settling in as things warm up after some time out of the basement beer cave. It finishes off-dry, the malt and hops in a palate-pleasing battle of wits.

Overall, this is indeed a stellar DIPA, with nothing particularly complicated about its big fruity and forest floor hoppiness, or stoic sweetness. What is missing, however, is any suggestion of that essentially 20-proof booze factor - I know it's in there somewhere, but damned if I can find it! I have a feeling it will find me (across my head), in the titular manner of this offering.

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Photo of SocalKicks
3.9/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

White head with some lace. Golden orange color.

Big hop bomb. Not very tropical or juicy, just dank and weedy. Earthy a bit of oniony hops.

Medium to full bodied. Bitter and sticky.

Solid dipa. Definitely west coast style.

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

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of XmnwildX12
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of billab914
4.17/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mdaschaf
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of vfgccp
4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Photo of MarkyMOD
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of millerbuffoon
4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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2x4 DIPA from Melvin Brewing / Thai Me Up
4.34 out of 5 based on 436 ratings.
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