Melvin Brew­ing IPA

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ABV: 7.5% | IBUS: N/A | SRM: N/A What the brewer says

“You can’t al­ways get what you want, but some­times you get lucky. It’s all about the right hops, at the right time. This is how Melvin Grew Up. Fruity, in­tense, but not bit­ter like the rest of them. As long as you don’t take ad­van­tage, we think this is the hop­pi­est re­la­tion­ship you could ask for...hold my hand?”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Bright grape­fruit, le­mon, and tan­ger­ine notes come through up front backed by hints of mint, basil, and oregano. Caramel and bready malt.” Fla­vor: “Tan­ger­ine car­ries through into the fla­vor es­pe­cially well. Le­mon, or­ange, dank, and herbal all work their way in. There’s some al­co­hol ev­i­dent as well. Mod­er­ate malt sweet­ness with some caramel and mod­er­ately high bit­ter­ness.” Over­all: “Good hops fla­vor but an un­der­stated bit­ter­ness. Nice beer with a com­plex hops pro­file out­side of the stan­dard West Coast citrus bill. Lots of or­ange and tan­ger­ine and a fair amount of malt and sweet­ness, but still bit­ter enough to bal­ance prop­erly. Dan­ger­ously en­joy­able.”

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