Beer Name: Stay Tuned MPA
Brewery: Melvin Brewing (Alpine, WY)
How sold: 12 oz cans; on draft
Where bought: Belmont Station (Portland, OR)
Price: $2.38 for 12 oz single can
Date Canned: September 25, 2018
Date Purchased: October 28, 2018
Date Drank: October 30, 2018
When brewed? Limited-time beer. Part of their Collaboration Series with Absinthe Film.
What's on the Website: "Melvin’s Stay Tuned Melvin Pale Ale pairs with the film like figure eights with its light, copper malt body as the foundation for stacks on stacks of resinous hop layers: tropical trail mix, light stone fruit, and whiffs of blond tobacco prevail. If your mouth’s not watering yet, check your pulse. The dry finish and moreish linger will have you daydreaming of hop pillows and powdery pillow lines—if you don’t lose your edge.
With impeccable timing (the season’s first dustings are up there, folks), Absinthe Films drops Stay Tuned, a film about “staying tuned on every level, physically, mentally, intuitively,” says Justin Hostynek, CEO and Director of Absinthe Films. “But at its heart, it’s just a movie about having fun–and keeping your board tuned. Plus, it’s got one of the heaviest lineups in Absinthe history.” Melvin Brewing is an official title sponsor of the Absinthe Film and the official sponsor of the Film Tour.
It’s a fact: Melvin had big dreams from the beginning and without having the endless support of partners all around us, we wouldn’t be where we are today. Now it’s our turn to give back to the riders with big dreams and by supporting their relentless pursuit of what has never been done before. Stay Tuned…" Read more here!
Where distributed: Melvin Brewing distributed this beer to select states.
REVIEW:Appearance (5%): Poured clear dark copper into a pint glass. White to off-white head, good lacing on the glass 4.25/5
Smell (25%): Citrus-filled. Lemon, grapefruit, and tangerine. 4.75/5
Taste (40%): Follows the nose. Great flavor for a 5.4% pale ale. Lots of lemon and other like citrus. Extremely refreshing and drinkable. Some citrus grapefruit and tangerine aftertaste. 4.75/5
Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-light bodied, good carbonation. Some dry tongue. 4.25/5
Overall (20%): An outstanding Pale Ale. Just like Hubert, this "Melvin Pale Ale" brings amazing citrus flavor while retaining a light, refreshing presence. It's one I can keep drinking for a long time. Keep the Melvin beers coming. So good. 4.75/5
Final Weighted Rating: 4.675/5