Melvin IPA | Melvin Brewing / Thai Me Up

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Melvin IPAMelvin IPA
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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:
#2,750
Reviews:
125
Ratings:
572
pDev:
7.19%
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
113
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 572 |  Reviews: 125
Photo of nickfl
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Parmesan
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours a slightly cloudy copper orange color with a small white head and thick bands of lacing around the glass.

S: Notes of tropical fruit mixed with some pine and danker hops, smells quite inviting.

T: Notes of tropical fruit, mixed with some piney bitterness, a bit of sap, quite tasty.

F: Medium body and creamier carbonation.

O: A very awesome IPA.

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Photo of Spikester
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy golden rose with three fingers of cream color head. Rings and swathes of lace on the sides.
Smell is slightly dank tropical fruit.
Taste is slightly dank tropical fruit with some resinous hop oil. Just enough malt for support.
Mouthfeel is medium with proper carbonation. Finish is long dry and bitter.
Overall another winner from the Melvin folks.

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Photo of ElGallo
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KMcGrath
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pkjorgy
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep gold clear liquid with a ton of suspended particles; huge fluffy off white foam; good cap retention and moderately heavy lacing. Pine cone, grapefruit, and lemongrass nose. Bitter pine, grapefruit and lemongrass start; earthy hops with semi sweet malt base. Medium lite body, moderate carbonation; lite sticky resin feel. Overall, a well balanced IPA with a dry earthy bitter hops linger.

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Photo of Boone757
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ChuckTom
3.99/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of entenduintransit
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of onewayboogie
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ssimpson89
4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LazyDog
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz can into a Speiglau IPA glass.

Look is a clear golden orange with a frothy white head.

Aroma is pithy citrus pine.

Taste exactly matches aroma. Delicious beer.

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a shiny gold liquid with a beautiful white head.
Aroma is all over the place with resinous, floral and citrusy notes
The taste is bitter but balanced.
Highly drinkable, this is a treat

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.85/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MeganandDana
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vetbidder
3.77/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Amber and see through with a quickly faiding white head from tap. Actually interesting mix of caramel malt and piney notes. Ok. Very caramel based flavor sweet yet slightly better and sticky thick. Pretty decent.

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Photo of FBarber
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a crystal clear dark orange color. Mildly effervescent. Thin white head dissipates steadily but not completely leaving a thin layer of velvety foam along the top of the beer. Nice white lacing is left on the glass.

Fragrant orange, pineapple, grapefruit, and citrusy notes waft across the nose. There is a malty backbone present on the nose with some mildly sweet and caramel notes. Hint of pine comes through as the beer warms.

Taste has notes of grapefruit, orange, citrus and a strong piney flavor that starts out in the background before becoming more powerful and prominent on the back end through the finish. Getting a bit of a copay note from the hops, but that just may be me. Nice solid malty backbone with some caramel-y sweetness. A touch of spiciness is noted more cumulatively in the beer.

Feel is light but it has a bit of an oily slickness to it. Very mild carbonation. Semi-dry to dry finish.

Overall an very well done classic west cost style IPA.

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Photo of desint
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CreedeSon
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Overall very good. A classic & well made West Coast IPA.

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Photo of joe1510
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz Can
$11.99 6-Pack
Iron & Glass - Romeoville, IL

Melvin's IPA is a mighty fine looking drink. It's bright polished copper, a good shine. Good clarity runs throughout and carbonation rises from everywhere. The foam is the purest of whites and easy to get two fingers in height on the pour. The head eventually fades to a silky cap but it leaves behind sticky lace.

The nose is slam packed with citrus qualities. Grapefruit and orange are big but surprisingly enough, lime zest leads the way. There's a touch of drying alcohol amidst the biscuity and sugar cookie malt base. There's a drizzle of caramel with some added sugar but this beer is pretty bright and lean overall. The sugar cookie qualities when mixed with the citric qualities brings about the smell of candied citrus peel. Unique smell with all the forward lime zest. I'm thirsty.

Again, this beer is huge on the citric hops. Candied orange, lime, and grapefruit peels lead the way while orange oils pop up on the backend. This is one vibrant hop profile. That lime is really unique and enjoyable. The sugar cookie malt base is fitting and the compliments of biscuit with the drizzle of caramel really adds a nice depth to the malt profile.

The body sits squarely at moderate in weight. The carbonation is active but soft. There's a sturdy dose of bitterness that lingers until the next sip. The finish is semi dry which helps that bitterness linger. This beer is highly drinkable, especially when considering the abv at 7.5%.

This is my first beer from Melvin and I'm very impressed. It certainly won't be my last. A big, bold, bitter, citric driven West Coast IPA. I can get behind that concept. Keep 'em coming, boys.

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Photo of AleManDan
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very solid IPA—indeed, in many ways it functions as a sort of standard. Piney hop bitterness combines with stonefruit citrus and those “classic west coast style IPA elements are backed up by a malt profile that is at once both dry but also has a bit of a caramel profile that adds just enough sweetness. It’s dank and complex but nothing jumps out in particular. Very balanced but interesting, especially as it warms up.

Worth trying for any hop inclined drinker of ales!

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Photo of barnzy78
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz, canned on 08/30/18. Clear copper colored ale capped with a thick layer of ivory colored foam. Balanced aroma hinting at grain, caramel, spicy hops, pine, and citrus. Hop forward flavors with a bold malt backbone and notes of pine, grapefruit zest, toasted grain, bread crust, and caramel; some fruitiness comes through in the back of the palate adding some depth to the flavors. Medium body, resinous hop oils stick to the palate, bitter and pungent piney finish. This is a very good IPA and is unique enough to recommend to others.

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Photo of ChrisMon02
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can poured into a snifter.

Clear orange color with a nice fluffy off white head. Good amount of lacing.

Nice pop of what I believe to be mosaic. Slightly dank, tropical fruit and malt.

Taste mimics the nose. Slightly sweet malt clashes with bittering hops.

Mouthfeel is spot on. Soft, ample carbonation makes this a really easy drinker.

Really good and a pleasure to drink. Glad Melvin is in Ohio. Will definitely have this one again. Highly recommended.

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Melvin IPA from Melvin Brewing / Thai Me Up
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 572 ratings