Melvin IPA | Melvin Brewing / Thai Me Up

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Melvin IPAMelvin IPA
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4.18/5
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Melvin IPAMelvin IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
West coast style with secret hops and a fresh blast of citrus. 80 IBUs

Added by Bitterbill on 10-19-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,587
Reviews:
105
Ratings:
521
pDev:
7.42%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 521 |  Reviews: 105
Photo of jacob_daniels
3.15/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I want to like this beer more than I do. I like the high ABV, but the taste and smell are just an average west coast IPA. That's not to say it's a bad beer, it's good. But it a higher ABV version of something you drank before. Unless you can't trust your perception, which is a strong possibility. Alex Jones just got a temp ban on Twitter, he's kicked off YouTube, Facebook, and MySpace... I don't get it. A man goes out and SPEAKS HIS TRUTH and he is silenced by BIG INTERNET--Why am I not surprised. All the chemicals in your food, in the air, and THE DIGITAL CHEMICALS BEING SENT OVER THE INTERNET are changing us, making us complacent. I just don't understand.

One sec, someone is at the door.

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Photo of eleimbach
4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AyatollahGold
3.58/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pouring from a 12 oz. can into a pint glass. This beer pours out extremely clear and golden/dark straw in color. It forms a thin white crown. I am loving the clarity of these Melvin IPAs. It's nice that some people are still brewing clear IPAs with confidence. The smell is slight citrus juiciness with some sweetness when taking a deeper breath. Needs a little more. The taste brings a sharp bite to it that doesn't let me detect much else. The mouthfeel is well carbonated and sticky, how it should be. Overall, Melvin makes some solid IPAs. Definitely stuff that you can trust and use as go-to's. They might not be "the best" or knock you off your feet. But you can tell they are well crafted.

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Photo of BklynBryan
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigMike
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Darkmagus82
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance – The beer is served a hazed golden orange color with a one finger head of white foam. The head fades rather slowly over time to leave a decent sum of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is heaviest of a citrus and tropical smells. There is a decent showing of pine and some herb in the nose and with a decent sum of caramel giving an overall smell that is rather sweet and hoppy.
Taste – The taste begins with a very sweet and bready taste with the sweet being of orange, caramel, and some tropical fruits. There is a bready backbone to the brew that, with the sweet, creates a base taste. As the flavor advances from the start, some hop tastes of herb and pine as well as more citrus flavors develop. In the end the sweeter tastes seem to surge with more flavors of tropical fruits, melon, and peach. Some other tastes of pine and herb also increase toward the end, leaving one with a rather sweet and citrus hopped taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average. Overall the feel is rather appropriate for the mix of hop and sweet and makes for an easy drinking medium.
Overall – Sweeter than I was initially anticipating, but overall pretty tasty.

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Photo of EdFed
3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jacobdunne
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Solid IPA. Hop forward while very citrusy. Impressive IPA all the way through!

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Photo of scottspencer
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Marvicsin
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jykleo
3.55/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Canned 2/22. 5 months + old! Too Old ??
12OZ can served to IPA Glass on 7/25.
Alcohol, orange weak aroma. No hop aroma.
First sip leave, alcohol, some fruits and high bitterness but sweetness did not follow.
Clear and crisp.
I will try again when fresh one is available.

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Photo of khargro2
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Nunya
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WTKappler
4.95/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Kusher
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EMH73
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a one inch off white head that left nice lacing. Smells of citrus and pine. Tastes of orange, pineapple, orange peel, pine and a very nice malty presence. Medium bodied, lightly carbonated, slightly dry mouth feel.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.52/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of socon67
3.72/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of skiking70
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of UWDAWG
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz can poured into a IPA glass.

Look- Cooper color, great head retention and lacing.
Smell- Citrus, dank.
Taste- Citrus, well balanced.
Feel- Between thin and medium body, slightly above average carbonation.
Overall- Great beer, no complaints.

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Photo of patre_tim
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Copper with a twinge of haze, moderate carbonation and 4 fingers of off white, copper tinged head.

Smells of pine, hops, caramel, pineapple, mangos, and red chilies.

The taste follows the nose. A bouquet of tropical fruits and pine fixings.

Medium body with little carbonation. Smooth and deceptive ABV.

Got this in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Excellent brew. Survived the long voyage from Wyoming to Thailand, and its still delicious. Drinking June 13th, 2018.

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Photo of gelasin
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mcthfg
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Weisenbeer
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Full bodied hoppy beautifulness. Had never heard of or seen this brewer's work product until I happened upon it in an upstate New York grocery store. Sehr gut!

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Melvin IPA from Melvin Brewing / Thai Me Up
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 521 ratings