Monday, November 4, 2019

Melvin Brewing Tropical Lampin' Hazy IPA

Beer Name: Tropical Lampin'
Brewery: Melvin Brewing (Alpine, WY)
ABV: 7.0%

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

Date Canned: September 12, 2019
Date Purchased: October 12, 2019
Date Drank: October 20, 2019
When brewed? Limited-time beer. Part of their ExperiMENTAL Series.

What's on the Website: "Trough the tropical haze, you might find us in the spot cold lampin'. We loaded up this juice bomb with absurd amounts of Galaxy hops, refreshing your palate with a melange of passion fruit, papaya, and pineapple. 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."

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. Frothy white head, good lacing. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): Blend of tropical tart passion fruit with sweet stone fruit mango/papaya. 4.25/5

Taste (40%): Slightly dank or wheat malt-forward to start. More tart citrus showcased, then a slightly sweeter, but still grapefruit-like citrus towards the aftertaste. 4/5

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

Overall (20%): An awesome to excellent IPA. The malt and hops gave this a more citrus-tart bite than I was expecting. It's good, yet the high standards I give Melvin on their West Coast style IPAs almost make this feel like a letdown. 4/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.113/5

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