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Evolution IPA - Golden City Brewery

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Evolution IPAEvolution IPA

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very good

17 Reviews
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Reviews: 17
Hads: 50
Avg: 3.99
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Golden City Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: biking4beer on 11-28-2006

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Reviews: 17 | Hads: 50
Reviews by Flounder57:
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4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had a pint of this last night at the brewery while talking with workers and employees from the brewery.

Appearance: 1/2 inch head was poured, golden orange yellow color, clarity was good, and there were signs of carbonation.

Smell: Nice citrus and piney aroma. All followed by sweet caramel matls.

Taste: Same as above. The sweet malts balance out the bitterness from the hops really well.

Mouthfeel: smooth, medium bodied, medium carbonation, and a little chewy. Very easy to drink and delicious.

Overall: We loved the whole aspect of the brewery and the beer they offered. Such a great find in Golden just tucked a few blocks away from the Coors brewery.

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More User Reviews:
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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of Beaver13
4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle. Pours a clear light amber with a frothy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet sugary melon and caramel malts with fruity piney hops.

The flavor is sweet caramel malts and some melon with a good amount of piney fruity bitterness to balance it. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a very pleasant surprise. This is a very tasty and well balanced IPA.

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of Jason
3/5  rDev -24.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.64/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of u2carew
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz. Bomber
A) Pours with a two finger head, tight creamy. Clear body. Upward carbonation. Bronze in color. Lacing is tight and sticky.
S) Evergreen. Orange.
T) A well balanced IPA. Bold hop bite with a pleasant malt sweetness. Grapefruit. Caramel. Toasty. Hints of honey. Black pepper.
M) Fizzy. Smooth. Creamy in the finish. Medium body.
D) Definitely a keeper.

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Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.76/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of biking4beer
4.07/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a Growler obtained at the brewery.

Pours a very slight head that has big bubbles. Beer is a deep orange that is slightly hazy. Looks good minus the lack of head.

Smell is of super crisp pine with a slight hint of orange. Smells very good.

The crisp pine is the first thing that hits the palate. Good hops. Typical bitterness for an IPA. Grapefruit, but not super bitter.

Nice and smooth IPA with a good level of carbonation. A very drinkable beer that I'll be picking up more of when I'm back in Golden.

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Photo of ilikebeer03
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of BadRockBeer
3.57/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Serving Type Sampled: On Draught at Golden City Brewery

Appearance: Dark gold in color, Fluffy white head.

Smell: Very pleasant cutris hops. Strong grapefruit. Carmel.

Taste: Intense hoppy flavor on top of a mildly sweet malt base. I taste caramel, grassy hops and a slight grainy flavor in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium in body, Low carbonation.

Drinkability: Great. This is a good everyday drinking kind of beer. Especially if you are getting it fresh at Golden City and sipping it in the beer garden!

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Photo of ucsbmullet
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of jacobdunne
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Surprisingly smooth. This was a delicious beer and I recommend it when visiting this quaint, backyard brewery.

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of champ103
4.57/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at Golden City Brewery. Review from notes.

A: Pours a cloudy/hazy orange color. A two finger white head forms with excellent retention and rings of sticky lace.
S: Up front is a nice biscuit malt aroma, light sweetness. Almost immediately a ripe orange, citrus, mango fruit aroma takes over. Just a huge juicy hop aroma.
T: Follows the nose with some light biscuit malts and slight sweetness. Though the huge ripe fruit flavors are the whole show, and are great. One of the closest beers I have come to to fruity juice. Orange, citrus, mango. Mouth watering. Finishes with a perfect dryness.
M/D: A medium to full body. So crisp, clean and refreshing. Perfectly dry as well. So enjoyable to drink. Probably the highlight of my recent Denver trip.

Oh man, this is arguably one of the best IPA's I have had anywhere. I am not a hop head by any means, but the ripe juicy flavors are to die for here. Very highly recommended.

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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Evolution IPA from Golden City Brewery
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