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Primal Pale Ale - Evolution Craft Brewing Company

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Primal Pale AlePrimal Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
78
okay

198 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 198
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 1
Gots: 20 | 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:
Beer added by: LilBeerDoctor on 07-11-2009

28 IBU
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2/5  rDev -41.7%

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2/5  rDev -41.7%

Photo of B967ierhunter177
2.15/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

This beer pours a clear, pale yellow with a thin head and some lace. It's aroma is of lemons and dough, rather plain. The flavor is lemony with a hint of vanilla and sweet malt with a mildly bitter finish. The mouthfeel is tingly but thin. Evolution Primal Pale Ale is a deecent beer, dry and crisp. A good match for Potato Encrusted Haddock. Recommended.

Photo of scm2787
2.25/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of BrownAleMale
2.25/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of thgreatrandini
2.35/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Not the best thing they make. Stick to lot 3 and 6

Photo of sneth019
2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of mikeg67
2.58/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On Tap. Pours deep Golden hue with a white head, some lacing and a lot of carbonation. Aroma is of citrus fruit and some biscuit malt. Light, slightly crisp body. Sweet biscuit malt and light earthy hops on the palate. Short, light finish. One might think it is macro. Not much taste but it’s pleasant brew.

Photo of rab53
2.69/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Silent upon uncapping bottle. Not a single bubble of carbonation (contract brewed at Lost Abbey?). Smells strongly of bread/dough/biscuits, like a warm mash tun. Taste is bready with no discernible hop presence. May have been a decent APA with proper carbonation and some hop bite.

Photo of Metatron6
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of BeerThursdays
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of Spider889
2.84/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to mdaschaf for this bottle.

Crystal clear pale straw color. White head is fairly small and short-lived.

Smells pretty unspectacular to me. Very green, very vegetal with slight herbal/skunky aspects. Actually it really reminds me of DFH Shelter Pale. Given the two breweries' proximity, I suppose I shouldn't be surprised.

The taste isn't bad, but it is about as average as you can get in possibly the most vastly perpetuated style in the United States. Doughy and bland overall, with mild pine bitterness on the finish.

Light and crisp, it's going down easy enough. Not something I have any desire to drink again.

Photo of Lukewarring
2.85/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

No head, little scent, thicker dark golden color. Very smooth, homemade style carbonation that tingles the tongue as it goes down. Light, sweet (not fruity) flavor, almost like sugar/honey. Medium-light body, surprisingly light for its appearance. Very easy to drink. Could easily drink a whole six pack.

Photo of betsona
2.86/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to larryi86 for this 12oz bottle. Poured into a pint glass.

A- Hazy golden-orange. Moderate pour produced a two finger white head. Head dissipates throughout drink into a thin covering of lace. No lacing on the glass. Plenty of visible carbonation.

S- Some citrus hops, caramel malt, but nothing all that strong. Is a mild smelling beer without much note.

T- Pretty astringent. Some caramel malt at the front followed by a bitterness that doesn't come from any hop. Some musty flavor comes through at the end that sort of taste like hay.

M- Medium body that has the correct amount of carbonation for an APA. No off flavors linger, which is surprising considering the off flavors that are present during the drink.

D- I really like most Evolution beers, so I was really disappointed that I didn't like this one. The off flavors make this a hard beer to drink, but I am going to give it another try all the same.

Photo of mjw2808
2.9/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

small white head that leaves some lacing. The color is a light kind of watery amber. The nose is of grain, hops, and malt. Taste is very similar, a lot of grainy bread tastes with hops and slight malt sweetness in the finish. Way too grainy for a pale ale in my opinion, which causes this beer to not have a lot fo drinkability. Ive had much better from Evo.

Photo of jhammel01
2.99/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear gold, sudsy head that does not retain. keeps plenty of great lacing on the beer and keeps a nice layer on the top of the beer.

No scent at all. A tiny bit of hops and bread. That is it...Beer has warmed as well and still nothing.

Taste is much better than the scent. Heavy hop bite, pine, grapefruits. Very nice. Finishes with a great satisfying bread finish.

Thin mouthfeel thats almost watery. Good carbonation though!

It's flavors do not resintate as long as you'd like but a very solid drinker. I did like this one, though my review may seem negative. I will definitely try more from these local guys!

Photo of nimrod979
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap. Medium hazy amber. with a small white head that doesn’t last long. Sweet citrus and piney hops in the aroma. The taste has more malt than hops in it though. Earthy, dry and refreshing. It’s rather mild and watery though. Good example of the style. It’s not overly hopped for a pale ale though I still think it’s a bit too watery for me.

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of danwho
3/5  rDev -12.5%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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Primal Pale Ale from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.