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Evolutionary IPA - Two Beers Brewing Co.

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107 Ratings
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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.12%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | 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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jlindros

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: can

05-28-2012 02:56:32 | More by jlindros
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sukwonee

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

05-23-2012 07:35:30 | More by sukwonee
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litheum94

California

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.

Serving type: can

05-02-2012 03:42:18 | More by litheum94
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Kevlee722

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

04-25-2012 07:20:39 | More by Kevlee722
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avaldivia

California

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

04-12-2012 05:31:13 | More by avaldivia
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muchloveforhops3

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

04-04-2012 22:39:29 | More by muchloveforhops3
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MADhombrewer

Oregon

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

Serving type: can

03-14-2012 03:37:48 | More by MADhombrewer
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LiquidAmber

Washington

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.

Serving type: can

03-01-2012 04:58:47 | More by LiquidAmber
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djbreezy

Washington

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

Serving type: can

01-16-2012 23:45:49 | More by djbreezy
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tone77

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: can

12-17-2011 15:04:07 | More by tone77
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twelveinches

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

12-12-2011 06:49:41 | More by twelveinches
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2011 17:50:44 | More by Kegatron
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: can

11-09-2011 15:28:13 | More by woodychandler
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2011 18:43:52 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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draheim

Washington

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.

Serving type: can

10-25-2011 06:16:06 | More by draheim
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

2.85/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2011 05:22:57 | More by HuskyinPDX
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VaTechHopHead


2.25/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

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!

Serving type: can

10-05-2011 04:18:17 | More by VaTechHopHead
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flagmantho

Washington

3.3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz can into a pint glass.

Appearance: nice rich orange hue with a bit of haze in the body. Head poured almost three fingers of frothy ivory foam. Good stuff.

Smell: earthy, green hops on a pretty neutral malt base. Hop character reminds me of Nugget or some other high-alpha, low-aroma variety. Not bad, but a little homebrew-like.

Taste: very similar to the aroma; kind of a one-dimensional flavor with a decent level of bitterness. Malt, again, is pretty much nondescript. This is not a particularly impressive beer, but it's not *bad*. Just ... boring.

Mouthfeel: medium body with an OK level of carbonation and an OK level of creaminess. Decent but not spectacular.

Overall: this is a very drinkable beer, and it is not in any way "bad"; it's just, shall we say, amateurish. Still not a bad quaff.

Serving type: can

09-29-2011 23:26:55 | More by flagmantho
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awalk1227

Georgia

3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Consumed 9/15/2011 Thanks again Harry!

No date on can

Served into Portsmouth tulip

Pours a fairly murky orange with an impressive two finger white fluffy head. Seems to be hugging the glass a bit, nice! The heads on this brewery's beers has been pretty good so far.

The smell seems a bit muted. There's some sweet orange citrus in the nose, but nothing else despite the large head.

Flavor is actually pretty good. I've head about how the PNW IPAs are great for being a little less on the sweet side, and this is no different. It leaves a very pleasant lingering bitter finish. Not necessarily biting my palate, but making the IBUs known. The faint muted orange/grapefruit rind is here.

It's a little watery for me personally. I feel like a beer this murky would feel a little thicker in my mouth.

A solid offering from a brewery I'm growing to enjoy. Looking for other stuff from these guys! Freshly canned, I'd have sixers of this stuff laying around.

Serving type: can

09-16-2011 00:55:37 | More by awalk1227
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indiapaleale

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: can

08-23-2011 00:35:56 | More by indiapaleale
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distantmantra

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2011 05:14:55 | More by distantmantra
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into dfh signature glass - thanks to harrymel

Pours a clear burnt orange with some reddish hues, a thick beige head slowly fades into a layering of film. Plenty of patchy lacing around the glass.

Stiff scent of pine up front, plenty of biscuit malt with bready notes. Slightly touch of butter, a kiss of sweet caramel and faint citrus.

Bitter and hoppy right off the bat, sticky with pine resin. Orange peel with citrus tones. Burly malt backbone kicks in with a heavier layering of bread and biscuit. This takes on some characteristics of a hoppy red ale for a bit, with a substantial amount of caramel. Finishes dry and bitter.

Medium body, slightly mild carbonation, a little creamy, smooth, yet dry on the tongue, especially during the finish. A pretty solid IPA, definitely maltier than I usually prefer but a decent drinker.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2011 01:47:30 | More by xnicknj
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ArrogantB

Colorado

4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2011 00:42:41 | More by ArrogantB
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drinkofczars

Washington

4.47/5  rDev +26.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2011 05:27:50 | More by drinkofczars
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harrymel

Washington

3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Frank the Tank for sharing this.

A: Pours a copper ale with slight haziness. Less than single finger peanut heat of whipped consistency falls to a medium sheet of the same. No lacing.

S: Plenty of fruits up front on the nose. Atypical of a NW IPA, IMO, this would appeal to the east coast or great lakes palate (think 2 hearted, not as good, but along the same lines). Apricots, peaches, pineapple, citrus. Not much resin or pine at all. Solid malt backbone, plenty of caramel/vienna profile.

T: More bitter up front than I had presumed provided the aromatics. The beer has the early bitterness on the front of the palate that converts into the release of the sweetness of plenty of medium toast malts, some citrus, meaty fruits. Overall, the malt reminds me more of a stronger Red Ale than an IPA.

M: Medium body, maybe a hint light. Medium to light carb. Nothing added or taken away in this category.

O: Well done. I see why they chose this among their flagship bottled lineup. Just started seeing this on the east side of WA, and I hope it hits the tap handles soon. I think it will do well on the handles in the area. Again, I think the overall picture of the beer is more or less a hybrid Red and IPA. Cool beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2011 00:47:37 | More by harrymel
Evolutionary IPA from Two Beers Brewing Co.
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