Melvin Asterisk Double IPA
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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   IBU: 88   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Take an India Pale Ale and feed it steroids, ergo the term Double IPA. Although open to the same interpretation as its sister styles, you should expect something robust, malty, alcoholic and with a hop profile that might rip your tongue out. The Imperial usage comes from Russian Imperial stout, a style of strong stout originally brewed in England for the Russian Imperial Court of the late 1700s; though Double IPA is often the preferred name. You can thank west coast American brewers for this somewhat reactionary style. "Thanks!"

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teamsale (154) - Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2016
On tap. Smells strong pineapple. Tastes pineapple, pine, citrus, medicine, alcohol. Hits hard initially then dies off and the aftertaste dissipates quickly. Good but not great due to some medicine taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stevoj (3841) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Grunt fill from Albertsons. Hazy golden body with thick fluffy head. Potent piney, hoppy aroma. Taste follows on with a huge hoppy hit, silky, velvety body . All around excellence here, ABV present but not overwhelming. Been a long day, so this really enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnGalt1 (1537) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 25, 2016
Draft at The Taphouse in Boise... Pours clear golden... nice foamy white head... Huge piney and pithy citrus with some background allium hoppiness... This one is a monster hop bomb with nice clearly defined hop channels represented.. Pretty dank on the palate.. Maltiness is very present, but dries out very quickly and finishes pretty dry.. Not sweet ever, but perhaps a bit more bitterness would help cut down on the maltiness... Top tier DIPA... Tastes very fresh... Canít wait for the Melvin cans to start showing up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (4994) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 21, 2016
On tap at Black Bottle Brewery. Hazy light orange appearance with a white head. Dank, resinous hop aroma with pine and light citrus zest. Similar flavor, medium plus bitterness balanced by a moderate malt sweetness. Medium to full body, fairly easy drinking for the style overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (3742) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 21, 2016
On tap very hazy dull yellow beige. Thick sticky off white head big sharp citrusy hop flavors. Long lasting resinous bitter trailer. Huge up front hoppiness thick heavy palate

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7535) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 16, 2016
Draft at SB. Pours a cloudy medium amber with a towering dense and creamy off-white head that lasts and lasts. Big sweet nose, lots of mango and pineapple and caramel and spicy notes. Sticky thick heavy body. Caramel, fruits, and spices on the mid palate, gets a bit hot and dry near the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BuckeyeBoy (5783) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 15, 2016
On tap at bier thirty. pours out a crisp golden topped with a white head. nose is great big pine tropical fruit caramel sweetness. taste is more of the heavy juicy fruit hops pine resin and a nice malty caramel sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (12406) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 2, 2016
Draft - Huge pine notes. Clear gold with a decent white head. Pine and sweetness. Would have been great if the sweetness didnít overwhelm pine in taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Berard (620) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - APR 1, 2016
Draft. Pours dark yellow with a thin white head that lingers. Superior hop complexity with flavors of grapefruit and lemon. Hides the 10% Abv so be careful. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bill Becker (793) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - MAR 29, 2016
On draught at the Keg & Cork. 12 ounce globe glass. It arrives looking oh so pretty. A hazy orange goldish coloured brew with a 2"..1"..head of foam. Lacing is outstanding. Mosaic hops are the highlight of this DIPA and they do stand out in the smell. Bitter, very dank, floral as hell. A complete opposite of 2X4 and about equally enjoyable with all the sniffing Iím doing. Dankness of flavour hits me straight out the gate. Mild bit of malt sweetness vs what 2X4 offers. Grapefruit mixed with a mild onion like taste that can either be a plus or a minus. In this case it works. I am very glad that this is so different from 2X4; redundancy would be futile! The general mouthfeel kicks it. I hate to be redundant but. ..I appreciate Melvin taking this DIPA in a different direction. Worthy of trying is an understatement.

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