Style: American IPA

ABV: 7.5

Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 4

Melvin Brewing IPA

What the brewers say

“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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