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Evolutionary IPA - Two Beers Brewing Co.

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113 Ratings
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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 14.73%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Two Beers Brewing Co. visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beertunes on 12-24-2009)
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Reviews by mdtnelson:
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2.25/5  rDev -36.3%

mdtnelson, Aug 06, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of NWer
4.03/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber into a Deschutes tulip.
Nice two finger head retains well. Good lace pattern.
Smooth balanced flowery with plenty of hop flavor.
Aftertaste very pleasant. No cloy whatsoever.
A very good West Coast representation of the style.
Two Beers makes it very easy to drink local.

NWer, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of drinkofczars
4.47/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Plain copper color. Like an IPA should look like.

S- Great smell. Lot of citrus and floral scents coming through. Smells only a tad bit hoppy.

T- Exceptional hoppy flavor. Citrus flavors ruminate after first tasting. This beer has the similar bitter bite that Ninkasi IPA has to it.

M- Great texture and feel in the mouth. Does not dry your mouth out like other stronger IPA's tend to do to me.

O- Best beer that I've tasted from Two Beers Brewery. They are close to my house so I'm excited to visit them. This is a great beer to introduce someone to IPA. Lots of strong supporting flavors, not to much hop.

Wonderful beer.

drinkofczars, Apr 11, 2011
Photo of Mora2000
3.9/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to 5000 for sending this can my way.

The beer pours an orange-amber color with a white head. The aroma is full of toffee and grass notes, with not much else coming through. The flavor is more pronounced. I get a lot of the orange and pine notes from the hops, as well as some biscuit malt and a low to medium amount of bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.15/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Copper and amber appearance, has the look of a good ipa, white head, about 1". Aroma wasn't dry hoppy enough, plenty of bitterness noticeable in the aroma, but lacked green vegetalness.

Taste, ah, another bitter bomb lacking hop mouthfeel. Substantial malt ratio, a nice move given the high bitterness. Grapefruit and caramel. It seems to be bigger than the abv indicates, just doesn't impart enough of what an ipa should be about: hops. All bitterness and heavy malt. Bring the hops and the citrus flavors next time.

Beerandraiderfan, Nov 08, 2011
Photo of richkrull
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

richkrull, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of biboergosum
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

22oz bottle, now just called 'Evo IPA' on the product recently shipped north of 49.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium copper amber colour, with two fat fingers of puffy, densely foamy, and bubbly beige head, which leaves some pleasantly splotchy webbed lace around the glass as it slowly recedes.

It smells of bitter grapefruit and orange rind, a further bit of lemon wedge and a slight soapy edge to its prominent hoppiness, with a tame crackery, grainy pale malt and oh so subtle caramel sweetness passing for offset here. The taste is a bit more balanced, the bready, doughy, and laid-back crackery malt holding fast, with the edgy floral, piney, and meekly citrusy hops reveling in their counterpoint.

The bubbles are steadfast in their supportive duties, and little more, the body average in its medium weight, and generally smooth, without much interference from the hops on this account, so, good! It finishes off-dry, just, the malt giving up the ghost, while the otherwise plodding west coast hops keep on keepin' on.

A so-so Yankee IPA, the attendant bitterness eventually lacking any tangent to real-world savoury pleasure - ya know, the fruit or the forest floor goodness. Anyways, simple in its rendering, and overtly boozy by the end, which speaks to a certain lack of integration. Oh well - this joint is drinkable enough for a Friday night, IYKWIM.

biboergosum, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of mdaschaf
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

mdaschaf, May 01, 2013
Photo of distantmantra
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bomber poured into a straight pint glass.

A: The beer pours a hazy orange copper color with a nice head of creamy tan foam. There are small strands of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass and moderate lacing clings to the sides.

S: Citrus aroma in the foreground with minimal pine. Plenty of malt and caramel in the background.

T: There is a citrus punch in the beginning bringing with it flavors of grapefruit, lemon and orange peel. This is complimented by a strong backbone of toasted malt and caramel that takes over the profile.

M: Evolutionary IPA has a medium body with moderate carbonation and a dry mouth feel.

O: This IPA has a nice initial hoppy flavor, but it transitions into a strong malt profile a little too quickly for my liking. It's a still highly drinkable beer, but the flavors aren't exactly what I'm looking for.

distantmantra, Aug 01, 2011
Photo of dirtylou
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

dirtylou, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of scootpolute
3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Side-note: I originally had this beer (about two weeks prior) in a can (for a roadie) and was amazed...and was hoping for another chance to review...this time in a bomber-bottle...

P:1 Pint, 6ozs brown bottle with a simple lime-green label with hops illustrated ...

Appearance: Hazy orange/copper beer with a patchy cream off-white foam head that clings to the sides of the glass.

Smell: Very pronounced malts & hop aromas, marmalade with background sweet malts and a heavy bready grain aroma.

Taste: Big malts! This is has some orange peel light hop feel, but mostly malty...

Mouthfeel is a medium carbinated beer with a malty thick full-body.

Taste: The initial taste is malts with orange peel, followed by an some hops...

Mouthfeel A medium/heavy beer with medium (decent) carbination that is heavy, yet smooth...

Notes: This one I first saw (in a can) at an independent grocery store near where I live. I loved how smooth it was...I looked forward to sitting down to review either finding it on tap, or in a bottle...I found it at another market (similar to Whole Foods) in a 22 ozs bomber...Although still smooth, not as good as I remembered it in the can...maybe I was so impressed canned beer could be so good (compared to other macro beers)...after all, kegs are canned beer to eh?!...Chasin' Cheers :~)

scootpolute, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of Gonzoillini
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Gonzoillini, May 16, 2014
Photo of jmccraney
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

jmccraney, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of Kegatron
2.7/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

22 oz brown wax topped bomber into a tulip glass. I enjoyed this one in early Sept. 2011.

Pours a slightly hazed copper, with a several overly foamy fingers of off-white head. This eventually shrinks down to a rich ½ finger, which just drenches the sides of the glass with thick foamy swathes of lace. The aroma is floral, with a touch of a leafy dankness to it, and I’m sad to find, some mineral (almost metallic) off-notes. Citric fruit and malt add a bitter smelling twang across the back of the nose.

The taste has a bright grapefruit character to it that intertwines with a herbal feel. Malts are sweet across the back and help balance out the bulk of that leafy bitterness. Pine and pith finish this strong, with a moderate dryness that sticks to the tongue. Unfortunately, there is a bit of unwanted tartness going on here that makes me think (along with the off nose and overly foamy pour) that there is an infection starting to take shape here. The mouthfeel is medium bodied but as you would expect, is heavily overly carbonated. There is however some underlying slickness here to this and I will say that the sharpness does start to die down after a while.

This was the initial bottling of this beer and well, it showed. Something obviously got in here. It’s a shame to, as I had an opportunity to sample this on tap as well at the same liquor store that I purchased the bottle from and it showed some real promise.

Kegatron, Nov 10, 2011
Photo of DOCRW
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

DOCRW, May 30, 2014
Photo of Kevlee722
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Kevlee722, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another can courtesy of the legendary woodychandler. Poured from a 12 oz. can. This beer came gushing out of the can and settled down to have a burnt orange color with a 2 inch head. Smell is dominated by hops. Taste is also of hops, some light citrus notes, no real malt balance to speak of. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

tone77, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of jellikit
3.11/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: orange. Thin foamy head. Hazy.

S: not much there. Can not smell a thing.

T: medium mealtimes with a funky sawdust aftertaste. Hops are citrus, and pine. Bitter at the end that lingers for a loooong time.

M: medium carbonation, medium body.

O: this is an ok IPA. The bittering hops are too much. The malt off flavor was a deal breaker. Not horrible. Just ok.

jellikit, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of Spikester
3.31/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy amber with a three fingered cream color head with very good retention. Good amount of lacing. Smell is malty bread dough with a touch of floral hops.
Taste is citrus and piney hops with a big push of bready malts. No idea how old this can might be but the hops have faded in the nose and taste. Seems more like a 35 IBU than 70. Mouthfeel is too little carbonation with a medium body. Finish is long dry and bitter.
Overall a bit underwhelming for a Northwest IPA. I will try this again and hope I can find something a bit more fresh.

Spikester, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of spark3148857
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

spark3148857, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

jaydoc, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of Hopmodium
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Hopmodium, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of foxyaardvark27
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

foxyaardvark27, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a medium dark orange amber, one finger fine white head and lacing. Looks nice. Aroma of herbal hops, faint malt. Taste is herbal and citrus hops, followed by sweet malt and a dry, lingering ascerbic bitterness that is not supported by the earlier herbal qualities. Nice start, but lacking in the finish. Medium bodied.

LiquidAmber, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of StoutHunter
3.59/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I got a can of Two Beers Brewing Co.'s Evolutionary IPA from @Another6pack, thanks a lot. I've never had anything from Two Beers before and I'm interested to see how this IPA turns out, so lets see how it goes. No visible canning date. Poured from a 12oz can into a imperial pint glass.

A- The can looks good, it's got a nice outdoor scene on it and it looks likes a beer you should take with you on a camping trip. It poured a hazy copper/orange color that took on more of brighter orange and ruby hue when held to the light with two fingers worth of fluffy off white head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left lots of sticky lacing behind. This is a very nice looking beer, I really liked the color and the head and lacing were also good.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness that bordered one being highly sweet and it's followed by the hops being the first to show up and they impart a nice mixture of citrus hops, citrus rinds, slightly soapy, slightly floral and piney hops aromas with the citrus hops and citrus rind aromas seeming to stick out the most. Up next comes the malts which are a little on the light side and they impart some bready, grainy and sweet malt like aromas. This beer had a pretty nice aroma, the malts showed up just enough.

T- The taste seems to be fairly similar to the aroma and it starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness followed by the hops still being the first to show up and they impart all the aspects that they did in the aroma but this time they seem to be lighter, but they are also pretty even and no soapy hops seem to show up. Up next comes the malts which impart some grainy, bready and slight sweet malt flavors. On the finish there's a higher amount of medium bitterness followed by a citrus rind, hoppy and slightly lingering bitterness in the aftertaste. This was a nice tasting IPA, but I wish the citrus hop and citrus rind aspects came through a little more like they did in the aroma.

M- Fairly smooth, clean, a little crisp, slightly sticky, on the slightly thicker side of being medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel was nice and it worked well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a nice beer and a slightly above average example of a American IPA, there seemed to be nice balance in the taste and aroma, but the hop profile lacked some of those bright flavors that I expect from a West coast style IPA. This beer had nice drinkability, it was fairly smooth, clean, a little crisp, not too filling and the taste did a decent job at holding my attention, I could drink a couple of these but I really don't have the urge to drink another one in a row, so one might be my limit. What I like the most about this beer was the appearance and aroma, they were the highlights of this beer and I thought it looked really nice. What I liked the least about this beer was that more of those citrus hops and citrus rind flavors didn't come through as much as they did in the aroma, I think a brighter citrus flavor would help this beer out a little. I would buy a single of this if I knew it was really fresh and I would recommend it as a solid IPA. All in I thought this IPA was pretty solid, it's a little far from the best IPA I've had, but it's not where near the worst and I'm happy to have the chance to try. This made for a decent first impression for Two Beers and I'm interested in trying more of their beers. Solid work guys, hopefully I'll stumble across more of your beers.

StoutHunter, Feb 27, 2014
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Evolutionary IPA from Two Beers Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.