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Evolutionary IPA - Two Beers Brewing Co.

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Evolutionary IPAEvolutionary IPA

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BA SCORE
81
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117 Ratings
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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.41%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | 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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Photo of Durge
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A deep musty rusty brown color with a big off-white head and chunky lacing. The aroma brings doughy grapefruit with a heavy yeast idea. Interesting and fairly likeable. The flavor brings an odd collection of tart sweet lemon and vanilla yeast and orange malt. Very interesting but not quite getting to my IPA needs. It grows on you but the hops are largely lost in a sugary yeast theme. This brew is medium-light bodied with frothy carbonation and feel. Unique and a memorable IPA but this probably won’t work for all IPA lovers.

Durge, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

redfox405, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of mdtnelson
2.25/5  rDev -36.4%

mdtnelson, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
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 johnnyboy76
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

johnnyboy76, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of CB2maltygoodness
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

CB2maltygoodness, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of scootpolute
3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
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 Bookseeb
3.28/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance is a hazy amber supporting a healthy thick head. Smell is sweet with the caramel malt with piney hops and citrusy fruit. Taste has the sweetness from the malt and a bitter "twang"if you will, from the hops and yeast. Mouthfeel is light medium with good carbonation. A little off in the flavor profile with the twanginess, but still has that base for an IPA.

Bookseeb, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of maximum12
3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to pwnzilla for this stubby little can. So used to seeing a Surly can in my paw that this seems like it's made for kids. It isn't. I don't think. 12 oz. can poured into a pint glass.

Looks like an IPA, light orange with only a slight haze, but rich in carbonation. Nose is on the meadowy side, lots of grassiness & a strong floral piece. Faint citrus.

Evolutionary IPA doesn't cut it on the West Coast scene. Initial impression is there's not much initial impression. Lots of sweet malts up front, with a background bitterness that slowly builds for about six seconds after the swallow. Bit of grapefruit, maybe citrus, but the taste is more resinous than any specific hoppy-like taste. I do like that stickiness.

I can't imagine this beer is going to compete well with all the crazy good IPAs on the West Coast. Not bad by any means, this is actually a good beer, but it has Ron Jeremy-stiff competition on its hands. If a balanced IPA is your thing, go grab some.

maximum12, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of NWer
4.03/5  rDev +13.8%
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 jlindros
3.93/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

jlindros, May 28, 2012
Photo of sukwonee
4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

sukwonee, May 23, 2012
Photo of litheum94
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

litheum94, May 02, 2012
Photo of Kevlee722
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Kevlee722, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of avaldivia
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

avaldivia, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of muchloveforhops3
4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

muchloveforhops3, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of MADhombrewer
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

MADhombrewer, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
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 djbreezy
4.18/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

djbreezy, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
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 twelveinches
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

twelveinches, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of Kegatron
2.7/5  rDev -23.7%
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 woodychandler
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The last of the three CANs from Two Beers B.C., courtesy of inflatablechair. I am really grateful for the hook-up and I urge others to keep their eyes peeled for new CANned beers for me to add to The CANQuest (TM). What once was a habit is now unquestionably a vice.

From the CAN: "This beer is made for the adventurer, the one not afraid of the nuances of life, the complexity of decisions, or the unknown turn in the road ahead. So if you like to embrace life to the fullest, then this is the beer for you. Cheers! [undersigned] Joel"; "Crafted using Washington Hops and Grains".

The Crack & Glug was a bit surprising to me, given the active nature of the previous two CANned beers from these guys. I did not generate a lot of head, despite nearly inverting the CAN and still ended up with barely a finger of tawny head with moderate retention. Zounds, but the hops were pungent on this one, also! Grapefruit and pine in abundance and my hophead jones monkey suddenly reappeared, screeching on my back. Color was a lightly-hazy orangish amber. Mouthfeel seemed a little thin, but the wash of hops across my tongue made up for the modest shortcoming. My, but this was tasty, especially the way the grapefruit flavor was prevalent but not overwhelming. Finish was solid, bitter, and just what the hops doctor ordered and in a CAN no less. This definitely merits CANsideration for cooler space IMHO.

woodychandler, Nov 09, 2011
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.15/5  rDev -11%
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 draheim
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz aluminum can (new to me: a blank silver can with a form-fitted plastic sleeve w/ the artwork), no dates or codes but purchased recently from a reputable bottle shop. Should be pretty fresh.

Hazy orange color with a 1-finger head that dissipates pretty quickly.

Aroma is piney, citrusy, a little floral, grassy. Smells good but a little subdued. Maybe this one is a few weeks past its prime...

Taste is bitter hops right out of the gate. Some nice grapefruit notes, lots of pine. Very hop-forward, not surprisingly. This is maybe a little more piney than I prefer, the can says 70 IBUs but it tastes like more like 90. The balance is tilted heavily toward the hops, but maybe it's just not the best combination of hops? Malt just doesn't seem to be much of a factor. Balance seems off, something missing.

Anyway, it's a good beer if not a great one. But I'm happy to see another new player on the Seattle scene, so I'll be watching for more beers from this brewery.

draheim, Oct 25, 2011
Evolutionary IPA from Two Beers Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.