Don’t F*ck Up The Rotation.

With the RIIPA series, Melvin Brewing brings you a ground-breaking rotational program. The next thing in our rotation is always the freshest, most innovative Melvin Imperial IPA. Six fresh RIIPA beers will be dropping in small batches throughout the year. As part of our Rotational Imperial IPA program, one Melvin RIIPA beer will be released in cans and on draft every two months in select markets.

Check Out Our 2023 RIIPA Calendar 

Current RIIPAs

2 x Thor

FEB    ABV: 9.9%    IBU: +100

It’s a new era, and Melvin is ever-evolving, so we decided to give our champion double IPA 2x4 a slight makeover, while exploring its Viking heritage. Our brew squad took the same stellar recipe and fermented it with Kveik, a Norwegian yeast known for its freakish fermentation abilities, contributing to unique flavor profiles. This beauty starts with bright flavors of grapefruit, mango and pineapple, followed by notes of honey, white pepper and pine.


APR    ABV: 9.9%   IBU: 88

Dear Enjoyer, one year, at this great beer fest in America, we got a gold medal for 2x4. The next year, they did not let us enter the contest. So we decided to make a new beer from the future. That year’s winner will forever put an asterisk next to their gold medal. Brewed & dry-hopped with Mosaic.


July    ABV: 9.5%    IBU: 88

Dear Enjoyer, The great Citradamus predicts that this will be the best IPA that you have ever had. Go ahead, put this beer up in your grill. Smell that? Those are hops. Citra hops. Dank-ass Citra to be exact. Your old favorite IPA does not have Citras? Why is that? Because they are wicked spendy and we bought them all, that’s why. Go ahead, yuck it up.


Comet Me Sabro

On Hiatus    ABV: 8.0%    IBU: 75

Sometimes word puns just make the best beer recipes. For our latest RIIPA, the team at the Mothership was playing around with hop-inspired names and came across the delightful combination of Comet and Sabro. The citrus flavors and grassy elements of Comet combined with the piña colada explosion of Sabro made for an impressive mix that was just begging for the imperial Melvin treatment, so we obliged.

Muy Grande

On Hiatus    ABV: 8.5%    IBU: 75

Melvin is bringing you yet another imperial IPA, made with Ariana hops; a big bold brew you can call Muy Grande. These beautiful hops have a 4‑octave range, creating lovely notes of grapefruit, currant, oak & vanilla. We accompanied Ariana with the smooth harmonies of Chinook and Mosaic to create this hit single. It’s time to Break Free from boring IPAs and make your taste buds go Bang Bang!

Cloudy 5000

On Hiatus    ABV: 8.0%    IBU: 60

We revved up the Melvin Machine and made things cloudy, and the haze selection turned out so well this year we had to make ours a double. We’re bringing New England to Wyoming like the powder days in Jackson do, and the result is a cashmere coated hop juice bomb for the Hazeheads. Until next time…Cloudy 5 Gs.

Boom ShakAzacca

On Hiatus    ABV: 8.4%    IBU: 60

For our newest RIIPA release, we paid homage to the classic game NBA Jam with the name Boom ShakAzacca! We knew we had to go hard in the paint with the recipe, so we filled up this hazy imperial IPA with wheat and oats, then triple-double dry hopped it with absurd amounts of Azacca, turbo button down the whole way. 8.4% ABV and bursting with juicy tropical flavors.

Chuck Morris

On Hiatus   ABV: 8.0%    IBU: 98

Chuck Morris is a Double IPA that will roundhouse kick, karate chop and machine gun its way to your heart. Dry hopped to perfection, power-packed like its namesake, but as balanced as a fighter doing the splits. Make sure to stretch first!

Drunken Master

On Hiatus   ABV: 9.0%    IBU: 95

Dear Enjoyer, Like many breweries, ours has TVs. Melvin TVs play Kung Fu. When was the last time you watched a great Kung Fu movie while drinking a great IPA? Maybe it’s time to visit Wyoming. This limited release won the National Imperial India Pale Ale Championship in 2016.

Hop Shocker

On Hiatus   ABV: 8.0%    IBU: 95

Don’t touch me, ’cause I’m electric. And if you drink me, you’ll get SHOCKED! Experience pure uncut lupulin powder. In their clandestine lab, in the wild of Yakima, the crew processed Mosaic + Simcoe hops into alpha acid pow pow. The Melvin posse inhaled deep, and the legend of the Hop Shocker was born.

The Dry Hopper’s Guide to the Galaxy

On Hiatus    ABV: 9.0%    IBU: 90

For our newest RIIPA release, the Melvin brew crew put on their helmets and went extraterrestrial, stepping into space and exploring the vast potential of the hop known as Galaxy. Deep Thought helped us conceive this recipe, and we boosted up our ace West Coast IIPA base with outlandish additions of Galaxy and Nelson, beaming out so many juicy flavors you will need a towel. This cosmic creation is only available for a limited time, but DON’T PANIC!, our interstellar ale journey has just begun…

RIIPA Videos

Chuck Morris

Drunken Master — Part 1

Drunken Master — Part 2

Hop Shocker

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