Sunday, November 3, 2019

Melvin Brewing Stratanaut Hazy IPA

Beer Name: Stratanaut
Brewery: Melvin Brewing (Alpine, WY)
ABV: 6.0%

How sold: 16 oz tallboy cans; on draft
Where bought: Belmont Station (Portland, OR)
Price: $5.19 for single 16 oz can

Date Canned: July 22, 2019
Date Purchased: August 10, 2019
Date Drank: August 13, 2019
When brewed? Limited-time beer. Part of their ExperiMENTAL Series.

What's on the Website: "For this journey into lupulin, we blasted off through the Strata sphere, loading our hazy vessel with flavors of star fruit, stone fruit, and fresh dank provided by this innovative hop hybrid. Fasten your helmet and prepare for an interplanetary voyage! Take in the imagery. Feel the cold can in your hand. Listen to the gas as it cracks open. Smell the tantalizing aromas, savor the bold flavors as they ebb and flow over your taste buds. Get experiMENTAL." Read more here!

Where distributed: Melvin Brewing currently distributes to Wyoming, California, Oregon, Washington, Massachusetts, and New York. Check their BeerFinder for the latest!

Appearance (5%): Poured hazy golden-light orange into a pint glass. Unfiltered. White head, some lacing. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Predominantly pleasing tropical citrus and stone fruit. 4.75/5

Taste (40%): Very soft tropical citrus and stone fruit from start to finish. Trace lupulin/dank complements. Extremely refreshing. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied, good carbonation. Juicy with some dry tongue. 4.25/5

Overall (20%): An outstanding IPA. This reminds me a lot of Melvin's Hubert MPA, which brings the tropical but in a softer capacity. Big fan of the refreshing qualities here. 4.5/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.525/5

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