Evolutionary IPA - Two Beers Brewing Co.
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4.47/5 rDev +26.3%
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.
04-11-2011 05:27:50 | More by drinkofczars
4.18/5 rDev +18.1%
Appearance - bright orange, mostly transparent, good retention, moderate lacing
Smell - tropical and citrus hops, sweet malts
Taste - tropical hops up front, tons of nice hop flavor, some bite in the end
Mouthfeel - light body for an IPA, a bit slick
Overall - nice hop bill, could use a bit more body, overall a hop forward IPA that has bitter hop qualities, good if you like hops
01-16-2012 23:45:49 | More by djbreezy
4.16/5 rDev +17.5%
12oz can poured into a pint glass. No canning dates or codes or whatnot that I can find.
Pours a nice coppery color, clear, with a large, fluffy beige head which leaves big clumpy lacing. Not a whole lot of active carbonation. Very pretty. Smell is piney, grassy, a little bit floral. I'd say mostly grassy. Oddly, I think I get a hint of mint.
Taste is nicely balanced. Again, strangely, a little mint suggestion, a bit stronger than the aroma. Very piney bitter, slight caramel sweetness. This is a tasty beer.
Mouthfeel is a little oily, a little creamy. Overall, I'm pretty darn happy with this beer.
08-08-2013 03:47:50 | More by snaotheus
4.03/5 rDev +13.8%
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.
06-26-2012 01:41:32 | More by NWer
4/5 rDev +13%
22oz bottle courtesy of Harrymel. Dark amber-orange, hazy, good creamy head that laces the glass. Smells pretty good, very hoppy but a fruity hoppiness not so much dank or pine. Flavor is nice and fruity as well, easy to drink. good stuff. This is a good Northwest IPA and I wouldn't mind another!
07-25-2011 00:42:41 | More by ArrogantB
4/5 rDev +13%
Pour - bright amber with lots of reds and oranges and a big, sticky white head on top. This has some serious lacing. All those tiny little bubbles cascading upwards sure is a nice sight to see as well.
Aroma - you want fresh hops? Perhaps the type of hop aroma that tickles the inside of your sinuses? Well, here you go! Evolutionary IPA has a lot of piney, resiny hoppy goodness going on and its very apparent even from a few feet away. Some nice citrus smell like grapefruit and lemon round out the aroma. Does it get much better than a very aromatic India Pale Ale? I think not...
Taste - a sip of this and you'll get a sense of where all 70 of those IBUs are coming from. Lots of hop flavor is packed into each sip and defended against lupulin overkill by a solid, sweet malty backbone. With Magnum, Simcoe, and Amarillo hops going into this IPA you're tasting some nice array of pineapple and other tropical fruits along with your typical citrus tastes like orange and lemon. This is an IPA that will make your tongue satisfyingly dry but bring it back to life with every sip. Delicious.
Overall - great IPA. This has all the features I'm looking for in an assertive West Coast India Pale Ale. Big hop aroma and flavor and bitter enough to make you know your not just drinking some hoppy amber ale. Well done and I think the aluminum outfit suits it well!
Would I buy more of it? - abso-HOP-lutely. Very tasty IPA with lots of great hop aroma and flavor. It pays to be near the source and you can taste it.
08-23-2011 00:35:56 | More by indiapaleale
3.93/5 rDev +11%
Thanks to Francois for cracking this.
Light fizzy head, clear amber reddish orange color.
Nose simcoe and citra, grapefruit - tropical fruit but not musty resin, hint of tangerine citrus, no malt.
Taste nice tropical fruit, light grapefruit, pineapple, tangerine with light citrus, hint if musty resin, light pine, decent bitterness. Finish is somewhat bitter, dry, lingering piny and tropical fruit hops, long bitter.
Mouth is med bodied, decent carb but less than I expected for can.
Overall nice, good hops, not too bitter, refreshing, nice tropical fruit without resin.
05-28-2012 02:56:32 | More by jlindros
3.9/5 rDev +10.2%
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.
08-05-2012 20:19:16 | More by Mora2000
3.9/5 rDev +10.2%
12 ounce can into pint glass, no canning date. Pours cloudy orange amber color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, orange zest, lemon zest, orange rind, tangerine, pineapple, floral, grass, light pine, light caramel, and floral earthiness. Very nice aromas with bright hop notes and a moderate malt balance; and good strength. Taste of grapefruit, orange zest, lemon zest, tangerine, orange rind, pineapple, floral, grass, light pine, bread, light caramel, and floral earthiness. Moderate earthy floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, citrus rind, pineapple, floral, grass, light pine, light caramel, bread, and floral earthiness on the finish for a bit. Very nice balance and complexity of hop flavors; with a moderate malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly crisp and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice IPA. All around nice hop flavor balance and complexity with moderate malt balance; and very smooth and crisp to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.
09-07-2013 05:04:01 | More by superspak
3.85/5 rDev +8.8%
Appearance- Hazy burnt orange. Small dark white head. Lot of lacing. 4/5
Smell- Earthy, sweet hop aroma. Little bitterness. 3.5/5
Taste- Malty and sweet. Earthy hop flavor. The bitterness builds on itself with every sip. It really shows up halfway through the glass. 4/5
Mouthfeel- Thicker than I typically like but not offensive. 3.5/5
Overall- Good IPA. Nothing spectacular, but I would contemplate buying another. 4/5
03-14-2012 03:37:48 | More by MADhombrewer
3.85/5 rDev +8.8%
$1.69 for a 12oz can at Siciliano's. Brewed with Base Malt, Munich, Vienna, Crystals and carapils. Hopped with Yakima Valley Simcoe, Amarillo and Centennial, then aggressively dry-hopped with Simcoe and Columbus.
OG=1.064, 16 SRM, 70 IBU's, 6.2% ABV.
Pours out to a murky copper, forming a wispy light yellow head with poor retention and good lacing. Carbonation is moderate, ~2.5 carbs. Loads of flittering chunks of yeast/hop debris like someone put a teaspoon of fish flakes in your beer. Pour carefully! Nose has nice notes of grapefruit, pine resin, and mango. Cleanly fermented. Mouthfeel is crisp, clean, a touch of acidity from the hops, mild astringency in the finish, medium bodied. The taste opens with mango, grapefruit, pine resin, sitting on top of a chewy malt body. Well balanced bitterness with some residual crystal malt sweetness, but overall astringent. Nice earl grey tea note in the finish.
A really nice IPA in the can, but considering the copious sediment, it's best drank out of a glass with a careful decant. Kinda defeats the purpose of the can unless you don't mind drinking muck. Nice beer though. Would buy it again.
03-15-2014 03:02:28 | More by Mitchster
Evolutionary IPA from Two Beers Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.