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Primal Pale Ale - Evolution Craft Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
okay

173 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 173
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 14.04%
Wants: 1
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Evolution Craft Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
28 IBU

(Beer added by: LilBeerDoctor on 07-11-2009)
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VikeMan

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +46.2%

01-20-2013 15:00:42 | More by VikeMan
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mdwalsh

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

04-21-2012 20:12:07 | More by mdwalsh
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Chav27

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

05-17-2014 01:05:37 | More by Chav27
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Muse

Maryland

4.3/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I'm a fan of the crisp, refreshing pale ale.This one stacks up well.

My first exposure was in a restaurant/bar in Ocean City MD - the only pale on tap. I remember being surprised, and years later remembered the label when I came across the bottle. I remain impressed!

This sits high on my list of drinkable American pales, alongside the likes of Troegs, Dogfish Shelter, and my newest fav, Wyld.

Primal is a bit more earthy on the finish - almost peppery. Very bold for a fairly low alcohol (5%) ale, but clean from start to finish. Tasty!

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2012 00:14:04 | More by Muse
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briandaube

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

06-02-2012 20:55:35 | More by briandaube
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pinkysup

New York

4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

11-17-2013 20:47:42 | More by pinkysup
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Zimm

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

08-24-2013 22:09:44 | More by Zimm
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Pinto21

Arizona

4.1/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale clear wet straw with ok head that fades to lacing fairly quick.
Smells of fresh sweet malt and piney hops. Not too impressive
Taste is a lot more impressive. An apparent pine hop that leads to medium pale malt sweetness that balance it out. Very nice. The bitterness isn't too much but good for APA

Mouth and drink are good for APA. Gonna drink a few of these tonight

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2010 01:18:59 | More by Pinto21
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

amber pour with loads of carbonation coming up to the surface to form a nice little head of white that was about an inch or so high. nice lacing coming down the sides of the glass as well. aroma is nice and tight, clean piney hop notes give way to grapefruit, light lemon grass and a decent touch of simple malts. crisp, clean, and completely drinkable flavor has me from the first sip. really easy to put down and i could see myself easily drinking 4 or five. nice sharp bite of hops on the front which mellows into a very well balanced and lightly sweet buttery flavor, but keeps it all very, very light

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2011 01:27:14 | More by mikesgroove
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mjtiernan

New York

4/5  rDev +17%

12-04-2011 04:36:15 | More by mjtiernan
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cclark67789

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +17%

11-03-2013 01:07:42 | More by cclark67789
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 12 oz bottle from Liquid Assets. I can't wait until Saturday and a visit to Evo...

A: The pale ale is a light golden color, a bright yellow color. Two fingers of white head were generated in the pour and laced nicely around the mouth of the glass.

S: Biscuity grains and citrus hops. The two competing aromas are well-suited to each other, neither one getting an advantage.

T: Ahh, a fresh pale ale. The hops zing out of the glass, citrusy and firm. They are paired with light cereals and grains, toasted just a bit. Low alcohol, or seemingly low alcohol, provides a boost. The floral hops, even though the ale is well-balanced, stand out.

M: The mouthfeel is toasted and grainy with a nice streak of hoppiness running through it. The floral citrus hops steal the day with their soft bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2011 19:01:15 | More by akorsak
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One_Man_Gang


4/5  rDev +17%

11-17-2012 17:30:29 | More by One_Man_Gang
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The_Barn

Maryland

4/5  rDev +17%

08-28-2013 18:28:17 | More by The_Barn
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mcc1654

Illinois

4/5  rDev +17%

11-28-2011 20:57:27 | More by mcc1654
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +17%

05-27-2014 23:13:36 | More by Oakenator
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ROGUE16

Delaware

4/5  rDev +17%

12-07-2011 13:18:20 | More by ROGUE16
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srw

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +17%

02-19-2013 01:34:44 | More by srw
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yergermeister

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +17%

04-18-2012 14:01:23 | More by yergermeister
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NumberNone

Maryland

4/5  rDev +17%

09-16-2012 19:08:58 | More by NumberNone
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bmur112

Maryland

4/5  rDev +17%

10-17-2012 18:39:22 | More by bmur112
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DeezJutz

Maryland

4/5  rDev +17%

04-09-2012 15:07:41 | More by DeezJutz
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bonkers

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +17%

12-04-2011 12:22:25 | More by bonkers
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redfox405

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +17%

09-09-2012 22:21:49 | More by redfox405
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Furley80

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +17%

05-17-2014 20:37:53 | More by Furley80
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Primal Pale Ale from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.