Evolutionary IPA - Two Beers Brewing Co.
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2.06/5 rDev -41.5%
From 12 oz can to pint glass
A: Copper-tan in color, clear, forms a tight bubbly head that never fully recedes.
S: Floral hops at the front of the nose, earthy. Smells like iced tea mixed with cooked corn and wheat bread. Weird.
T: Astringent, bitter hops at the front. Not piny or citrusy, but earthy, muddled and strangely bitter. Floral-edged hop-profiles often hit of tea, but this might as well have been mixed with ice tea...and not in a good way. Toffee-sweetness is distinct, but doesn't really balance the astringent aspects. Finishes the way it began, bitter, with the different flavor tones all over the place.
M: Medium-bodied, appropriately carbonated for the style.
Possibly the worst modern IPA's I've tasted. Instead of complimenting and harmonizing with each other, the flavors diverge, and individually these, bitter, sweet and bready notes taste terrible. Weird, tea-like nose. Maybe the idea was a Northwest, floral-type IPA, but this tastes like a homebrew gone awry. Try again.
09-03-2013 05:46:12 | More by rand
2.25/5 rDev -36.1%
12 oz. can poured into a pint glass. Zero idea when this one was canned or how fresh it is. With that in mind....
A very nice dark orange pour with just a hint of being unfiltered. Head doesn't last but lacing is good. Doesn't smell terribly fresh or have much of an aroma at all to be honest. The taste is discernibly off for an IPA with an old hop flavor and weird cloying. Flat, boring, old hop flavor. Pretty boring and non-recommendable beer. Hope this one is better when it's fresh (assuming mine isn't). But always happy to get beers from the West Coast in trades and try new things!
10-05-2011 04:18:17 | More by VaTechHopHead
2.58/5 rDev -26.7%
Fresh off the tap the Evolution IPA has a cloudy golden hue, now-you-see-it-now-you-don't head with minimal lacing.
Far off spicy hop nose with almost fruity esters in the background (think Belgian yeast).
Thin feel, up front hop punch that mellows into dry malt and lingers bitter on the back of the tongue with a yeasty taste.
Not a mind blowing IPA but, they have a ways to go to compete in the Northwest.
09-23-2010 23:38:03 | More by CascadeConan
2.59/5 rDev -26.4%
Copper, clear, nice off white lace.
Smell is lemon merengue, sweet malt, marmelade.
Taste is also malty, tons of that iced-tea flavor uou get from two much crystal malt. With the citrus hops, it's remiscent of lipton, with a dry, fairly bitter finish.
Mouthfeel is medium+, dry.
Drinkability isn't killer to my taste In IPA, not a fan of the iced tea with modest hops by local standards. As far as any old ale though, it was easy enough to slurp down.
03-30-2013 06:01:00 | More by ccrida
2.7/5 rDev -23.3%
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.
11-10-2011 17:50:44 | More by Kegatron
2.85/5 rDev -19%
22oz bottle poured into a Pint glass.
A - Pours a hazy, dark orange with a one finger light tan head. Good retention and streaks of lacing left on the glass.
S - Grass, dirt, some citrus.
T - Hop resin, grass, very earthy. Some malted carmels.
D - Good carbonationa and average body.
O - Ok, but heavy for an IPA.
10-18-2011 05:22:57 | More by HuskyinPDX
3/5 rDev -14.8%
12 oz can. No canning dates. Reviewed 3/20/12.
Clear, light copper body. Pours a thick, off-white head that settles out to a patchy cover.
Lots of caramel malt aromas, with some burnt orange peel. Floral and pine hops. Pretty balanced nose.
Malty flavors at first, biscuits and caramel. Slight toasted essence. Leads into some orange peel flavors, with a floral sweetness. Finish is dry and woody, with some pine bitterness. The bitterness is a tad on the harsh side.
A wholly average IPA. Good flavors and hits all the notes it should, but doesn't challenge.
05-02-2012 03:42:18 | More by litheum94
3.03/5 rDev -13.9%
Served in straight pint glass. Poured a light golden yellow with just over an inch of white head that dissipated quickly and left moderate lacing.
A mostly citrus hop, with some floral notes, greets the nose. The taste follows down the trail blazed by the scent. No surprises on the tongue.
This beer goes down a little smoother than most IPAs, making it nicely drinkable. The body is just a little lighter than typical for the style.
Overall, an average IPA that's worth a shot if you see it.
12-24-2009 06:54:33 | More by beertunes
3.08/5 rDev -12.5%
A dense ochre beer with an odd, swampy aroma like a mass of decomposing hops or hops mulch. The flavor has forward hop flavor with citric and leafy components that are more cumbersome than deft. Lace is abundant and the body is fine.
Not bad, but doesn't stand out in the crowded IPA category.
02-28-2010 05:16:10 | More by RedDiamond
3.11/5 rDev -11.6%
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.
06-06-2014 04:13:33 | More by jellikit
3.15/5 rDev -10.5%
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.
11-08-2011 18:43:52 | More by Beerandraiderfan
Evolutionary IPA from Two Beers Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.