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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Tap Handle #618: Melvin - IPA

Tap size:  10.5"
Rarity:  less than 10 seen
Mounting:  internal 3/8" nut

As I mentioned in my previous post about Melvin Brewing, this is the second of two taps I acquired from the brewery. Stylistically it shares much in common with the DIPA tap, except for the character that appears here on the IPA tap. This character is referred to as "Hop Man" or "Melvin" by the brewery, and features a figure with a hop as a head, wearing a hoodie, with tubes and conduit connected to it. It definitely fits the "dark and mysterious" vibe that the owners refer to. Like the 2x4 Man, Hop Man is made of resin and attached to the metal base. Although I like the 2x4 Man character more, this guy's pretty cool too!

For more about Melvin Brewing, see this post.

Click through to read more about Melvin's IPA and to see more photos of this enigmatic tap...

Melvin IPA is a West Coast Style IPA with secret hops and a fresh blast of citrus. It is fruity and intense, but not bitter like the rest of them. It won a bronze medal at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival.

Ratebeer weighted average:  3.8 out of 5
Beer Advocate:  93 out of 100 (outstanding)

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