Primal Pale Ale - Evolution Craft Brewing Company
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2.17/5 rDev -36.7%
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.
01-04-2012 00:34:29 | More by B967ierhunter177
2.58/5 rDev -24.8%
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.
08-26-2011 23:13:58 | More by mikeg67
2.68/5 rDev -21.9%
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.
10-02-2011 03:25:23 | More by rab53
2.83/5 rDev -17.5%
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.
03-15-2011 23:46:44 | More by betsona
2.88/5 rDev -16%
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.
06-01-2011 06:59:33 | More by Spider889
2.89/5 rDev -15.7%
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.
09-25-2013 00:19:34 | More by Lukewarring
2.9/5 rDev -15.5%
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.
05-17-2010 23:42:54 | More by mjw2808
3/5 rDev -12.5%
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.
07-03-2011 17:49:39 | More by nimrod979
Primal Pale Ale from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.