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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   IBU: 99   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
A full-blown “West Coast” IPA chocked full of sticky hop resins. Melrose is brewed with American 2-row malt and a touch of Canadian “honey” malt to accentuate the tropical and citrusy flavors of the Simcoe and Amarillo hops. This beer is generously dry hopped for an over-the-top aromatic experience.

alexandersh's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexandersh (196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Tap at Beachwood; could see the quality, but not quite my style. Aroma of fruit, slightly sour, with a varied hop profile. Alot of grapefruit and citrus in the flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (3958) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Bomber from Bevmo Bakersfield dated 06 01 15 Nose is pine with a little citrus and a hint of mangoes. Clear light orange with a medium off white head. Flavor is bitter with tropical fruity notes. Pretty good tasting IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (7999) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 7, 2015
Bottle, shared on the bus at RBSG. Hazy golden, lemon and light perfume (citronella), light pine, nettles. Sweet doughy malts, crushing bitterness. I really liked the aromatics here, but the bitterness could be tamed a little to allow this to brighten up. Still excellent though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (3175) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Profil aromatique simple mais tellement électrique, terreux, florale, orangé. Le corps est résineux côte ouest avec une franche amertume, trop facile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (7691) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 24, 2015
Bottle - Piney and nice spicy hops. Clear gold with a nice white head. Lots of woody pine and resin. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (6046) - Utah, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Bottle on the RBSG party bus
Clear light golden with a small white head, some lacing. Aroma is grassy and pine. Taste is piney, grassy and resin

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (1366) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2015
22 oz bottle on the RBSG bus. Thanks! A: Golden color, white head, a light run of lacing. N: Pine, pineapple, more grass, lots of citrus, and some melon. T: Big bitterness that’s almost astringent and noticeable sweetness. M: Resinous, medium body, touch of alcohol. O: I like the nose on this one, but I would like the taste, in particular, dialed back a bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (3611) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 19, 2015
22oz bottle pours out golden topped with a white head. Nose is nice caramel sweetness citrus hops and grassy. Taste is more of the sweetness caramel and very nice hop combo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (1219) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2015
22oz bottle pours a pale brown color with a bit of head. Lots of piney musty hops. A little alcohol sharpness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2015
My Bottom Line:
Lemongrass, citrus, flowers and various tropical fruit explode in this hop lover’s dream of an IPA.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the misty honey gold.
-The flavor profile is intense but balanced.
-Malts build enough honeyed connotations to support the hop acrobatics.
-The comfy effervescence feels natural.


   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6449) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 11, 2015
Bottle: good golden hue with lasting head and good lace but...this does not taste like Beechwood nor does it contain any of Barry Melrose tears.

It does have good citrus, dank resins, mineral and metal with very minimal malt presentation. I like but it is a bit same old same old after a while.

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