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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Tap Handle #496: Northwest Brewing - Hoppy Bitch IPA

Tap size:  12"
Rarity:  Very Rare
Mounting:  internal 3/8" nut

I paid a recent visit to Northwest Brewing and will have a post on that trip soon. In the meantime, I'm profiling what is probably their most popular tap, Hoppy Bitch. I'm not sure what it is about this tap that drives collectors wild...perhaps it's the name, or the abstract female form, or maybe the devilish aspect featuring horns and a tail...but it's probably all of these, along with the simple black, white and red color scheme, that makes it desirable. The glossy high finish all over the tap, especially the black, means fingerprints easily show up, so it needs to be cleaned if it is handled. This tap rarely hits the secondary market, and when it does it is very expensive.

For more about Northwest Brewing, see this post.

Click through to read more about Northwest Brewing's Hoppy Bitch and to see more photos of this sought-after tap...

Hoppy Bitch is a northwest-style IPA that is bold and balanced, with a rich malty flavor and a strong hop presence. They use premium 2-Row, Crystal, Munich and Victory malts to create the perfect base for showcasing Yakima-grown Columbus hops. After one sip you’ll agree, this is one hoppy bitch of a beer.

Ratebeer weighted average:  3.13 out of 5
Beer Advocate:  78 out of 100

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