Melvin IPA | 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 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
Ratings:
288
Reviews:
58
Avg:
4.25
pDev:
7.53%
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
39
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 288 |  Reviews: 58
Photo of varian7
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zomg
4.81/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of smcel371
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Oakley
4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jera1350
4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a ruddy burnt orange to brown hazy semi-transparent color. Finger’s worth of white foamy head dissipates at a nice pace. Mild thin stringy lace. The aroma starts with a big burst of citrus sweet pulp running over a light glossy sweet malt. Piney hops come in appropriately. The flavor leads with the citrus and piney hops and then balances semi-sweetly with the malts. Leads nice and balanced in the aftertaste bumps the finish with a mild bitterness. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with decent sessionability about it. Carbonation feels good. Bitterness hits appropriately yet brings in with a decent smoothness to it. Overall, really nice AIPA that I would have again.

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Photo of Philcassella
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cavedave
3.7/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear amber topped by a finger of thick off-white foam that only gradually reduces to lasting cap and thick clinging lace.

Bright aroma that is all about sweet and bitter citrus, with some hints of pine, even lighter floral perfume.

Taste pretty faithful to aroma, with neutral sweet and crisp grain added to balance it out. Ends fairly dry but hardly a bitter bomb.

Carb., viscosity, body, and finish all about standard for a West Coast Style IPA.

Decent beer, hardly worthy of some of the crazy praise it gets. Wouldn't kick it out of my glass, won't get again. YMMV

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful clear deep gold to amber with a foamy white head with good lacing. Smells of grapefruit, citrus, Pune and lightly toasted bread. Taste full of cotton candy sweetness followed by citric fruitiness and sharp crsip piney bitterness. Feel is medium carbonation, balanced (very much so), sticky, but finishes dry. Overall, this is a wonderful all day IPA unless it's summer time. Might be a bit too sticky for the heavy heats. Cheers!

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Photo of Jacob17
3.71/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BWood
3.98/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Really good west coast ipa. I like the hop profile but it's not overly bitter. Super smooth feel with a sticky aftertaste that is quite nice. Diamond in the rough here.

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Photo of Buick222
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beerbom
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dipso123
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MFMB
4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A nice west coast IPA as I have been drinking a lot of haze lately. Pours a dark golden to copper color. Nice fluffy white head. Nose is of citrus and pine. Taste of grapefruit, oranges and pine gum. A nice well balanced malt presence. Mouthfeel has a light bit of stickyness that quickly fades to a nice dry crisp finish. Excellent finish to this one.

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Photo of bobv
4.48/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Moderate pour yields a 1+ inch white head over a medium amber body with serious lacing. Nose of tropical fruit, candied fruit, citrus, and slight pine dankness. Taste follows with more of the same and a very nice bitter finish. Very nice feel and overall an excellent fruit bomb that is not, I repeat NOT, cloudy. To all my brewer friends in New England: take notice!

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Photo of DoctorEvil65
4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shelby415
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nrbw23
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of edthehead
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Can_has_beer
4.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chippo33
3.98/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jerk_Store
4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Melvin IPA from Melvin Brewing / Thai Me Up
4.25 out of 5 based on 288 ratings.
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