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Natural Selection Genus #2 - Evolution Craft Brewing Company

Natural Selection Genus #2Natural Selection Genus #2

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BA SCORE
83
good

22 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 22
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 10.16%


Brewed by:
Evolution Craft Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Natural Selection is one the cornerstones of modern biology and now Maryland craft beer.

The collaboration began with Genus One, a stock ale and the origin of species. This, Genus Two brewed by Evolution Craft Brewing Co. is aged in Four Roses Bourbon Barrels the contribute tones of vanilla, oak, tannins and bourbon heat. The Genus Three brewed by Flying Dog is generously dry hoped with Galaxy hops.

(Beer added by: brewandstew on 11-04-2013)
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Ratings: 22 | Reviews: 4 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by larryi86:
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larryi86

Delaware

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-22-2013 02:49:10 | More by larryi86
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

04-05-2014 06:11:14 | More by orangesol
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MusicaleMike

Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

750ml bottle. Poured into stemmed tasting glass.

Compared to Genus 3, Genus 2 is a deeper cola brown color with much better clarity, but a poorly retained head. The 2 inches worth of head almost fizzle away to nothing after a mere minute.

The aroma is predominantly of oak, vanilla, dark fruit, and bourbon. It is abundant at first, but fades as the beer sits.

The flavor is sadly weaker up front than I was hoping for. This beer is aged in emptied Four Roses bourbon barrels, and in the finish you pick up flavors of oak, heat from the bourbon, light sweetness from the malt, and not much in the way of bitterness.

Bubbly carbonation, with a thin, medium body.

I was expecting more honestly. As it warmed up, the beer lost a lot of flavor and aroma. I thought it would develop more, but the opposite was true. The barrel quality took over completely. The appearance was weak, smell was decent, and flavor was a bit too one-dimensional.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 07:54:29 | More by MusicaleMike
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slvrmon82

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

03-18-2014 18:10:10 | More by slvrmon82
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3%

02-28-2014 13:21:29 | More by IPAchris
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

02-06-2014 00:50:25 | More by nmann08
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DoubleSimcoe

New York

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

01-22-2014 18:23:16 | More by DoubleSimcoe
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Drknight

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3%

01-17-2014 17:21:07 | More by Drknight
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scottbrew4u

Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Served a reddish brown color clear and with a light tan head that settles to a thin layer of tiny bubbles.
S: Caramel, toffee, dark cherries, port, vanilla and dark bread make a wonderful bouquet.
T: Sweet, rich malt profile with fresh bread, caramel and a touch of clover honey. Great notes of vanilla and dark cherries and oak from the barrel aging.
M: Medium body with a slick mouthfeel and light carbonation. Slight alcohol warmth.
O: This is a decent old ale that really blended well in the barrel to come out a stellar beer! My first beer from Evolution. Great job on this release! This beer is a great sipper and should definitely be given a try.

Serving type: on-tap

01-15-2014 19:29:53 | More by scottbrew4u
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chrishensley

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

01-11-2014 03:27:46 | More by chrishensley
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beernads

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-09-2014 03:58:50 | More by beernads
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3%

01-01-2014 19:50:34 | More by ColForbinBC
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brotherloco

California

3.75/5  rDev +3%

12-28-2013 00:48:23 | More by brotherloco
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Gregaroo

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3%

12-28-2013 00:20:52 | More by Gregaroo
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

3/5  rDev -17.6%

12-26-2013 22:00:30 | More by DeutschesBier
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-25-2013 02:26:49 | More by weeare138
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-22-2013 16:18:02 | More by tommyguz
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inlimbo77

Delaware

3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml, Genus 2 Barrel Aged
Riedel Tulip

A: Pours a deep reddish brown. Tight bubbled light tan head. Fizzy head. Not leaving a lot of lacing.

S: Butterscotch. Vanilla. Oak. Toffee. Tannic.

T: Over carbed. It almost drinks like a scotch ale. Vanilla. Toffee. Caramel. Butterscotch. Tannic dryness. Wood. Finish is dry and lingering.

M: Medium bodied, maybe leading to full. High carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 18:31:25 | More by inlimbo77
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Evan

Maryland

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-08-2013 02:14:50 | More by Evan
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.51/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Was really looking forward to this barrel aged beer, Poured a nice draft, but so so lacing. Suggested thin brew, Aroma was very good with bourbon and wood/vanilla forward. Now I'm getting excited. But taste is slight. You get the bourbon, but it's light...and nothing really else. Where's the base. Ok Ok there is a taste, but nothing remarkable, It's just there. And the mouth feel is thin. drinkable, but just not exciting. Maybe if there was some real malt back bone and and a solid ABV this would be worth discussing. But overall this is just boring.

Serving type: on-tap

12-07-2013 00:40:28 | More by BillRoth
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

12-06-2013 02:37:55 | More by thegerm87
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

11-26-2013 21:25:43 | More by mendvicdog
Natural Selection Genus #2 from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.