Melvin IPA | Melvin Brewing / Thai Me Up

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Melvin IPAMelvin IPA
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4.17/5
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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:
#2,749
Reviews:
125
Ratings:
572
pDev:
7.19%
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
113
Trade:
1
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Photo of kscaldef
2.5/5  rDev -40%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Showing a bit of diacetyl in this batch.

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Photo of kojevergas
3/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Currently #3 in the top beers of Wyoming list.

CAN: 12 fl oz. Aluminum. Standard pull-tab. Green label design.

7.50% ABV.

Hop profile is fine but not impressive. Floral notes, maybe a hint of oniony hop character...no real fruit or resins or oily flavours. Pale malts keep it balanced.

Smooth, wet, a bit too medium-bodied.

Lacks hop pungency. Drinkable but underwhelming. I can't say I'm impressed with this; maybe it's the third best beer from Wyoming, but what is that really saying?

C+ (3.15) / ABOVE AVERAGE

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12/30/16 2nd impressions from another can:

Clear copper body under an off-white fluffy cap. Head retention is good - ~8 minutes.

Aroma brings floral hops and pale malts, but little else...I guess really faint mango and some muted candied orange peel?Bubblegum phenol from the yeast. I'm not finding any overt citrus, oily hops, strong resins, piney hops, or "dank" cannabis-redolent notes. Aromatic intensity is average. Suggests a balanced IPA, but one which might lack depth of flavour and an interesting hop profile. I find no off-notes or booze.

TASTE & TEXTURE: Candied citrus and warm (read: boozy) tropical fruit is present - mango, orange peel, pineapple. Aside from that, hopwise it's all generic floral hop character. No overt resins, juicy citrusy fruits, oils, pine flavours, biting grapefruit, et al. A blip of oniony hop character. Pale malts and probably caramalt are in there, making this brew way too sweet for an IPA when combined with that candied fruit flavour. I can't say it's well balanced, and depth of flavour is lackluster (as are hop pungency and bite). Flavour duration is average. Flavour intensity is somewhat high.

Medium-bodied, overcarbonated, unrefreshing, slightly coarse, wet. Not oily, gushed, or astringent. Suffers from boozy warmth which is pretty intolerable when coupled with that off-putting pineapple (I happen to despise pineapple flavours in beer).

OVERALL: Booziness makes it less drinkable than most IPAs. Hop selection is poor, at least to my tastes. Those who adore warm tropical fruit will flock to this, but to drinkers like me who prefer juicy clean citrus or resinous oils or grapefruit bitterness, this will underwhelm. I wanted to love it given a trusted friend's recommendation, but it just didn't deliver for me - probably because pineapple-redolent hops aren't for me.

C- / BELOW AVERAGE

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03/07/2018 me mum bought a sixer of cans, so here we go again:

Alcohol warmth drags down this otherwise pleasant enough beer.

C / AVERAGE

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03/09/18:

C+ / ABOVE AVERAGE

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Photo of Kurzman
3/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ncherf
3.11/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jacob_daniels
3.15/5  rDev -24.5%
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 Toynk
3.3/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Sammy
3.31/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of justintcoons
3.32/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz can poured into a shaped IPA glass.

Appearance
Golden. Excellent clarity. 2 fingers of loose head.

Nose
Fruity Pebbles, lemon zest, and grapefruit zest.

Taste
Fruity Pebbles, lemon, and grapefruit zest. Light caramel and honey maltiness. Hints of musky tropical fruits and pine resin.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp, oily, and moderately bitter.

Overall
Pretty standard IPA. I'm not understanding the overprized ratings.

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Photo of Dreynolds1808
3.41/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.42/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

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

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

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

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

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

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

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

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

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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3.52/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.52/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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