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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

177 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 177
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 13.74%
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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SickNukes

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -41.5%

05-21-2012 18:14:17 | More by SickNukes
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DrBass

Maryland

2/5  rDev -41.5%

08-25-2013 02:25:25 | More by DrBass
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B967ierhunter177

Pennsylvania

2.17/5  rDev -36.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2012 00:34:29 | More by B967ierhunter177
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scm2787

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

08-24-2012 05:05:46 | More by scm2787
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BrownAleMale

Wisconsin

2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

06-20-2013 07:50:06 | More by BrownAleMale
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sneth019

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

02-25-2012 00:50:45 | More by sneth019
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

06-26-2012 15:48:56 | More by TheBigBoy
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BillRoth

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

09-22-2013 20:10:25 | More by BillRoth
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mikeg67

New Jersey

2.58/5  rDev -24.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-26-2011 23:13:58 | More by mikeg67
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rab53

Washington

2.68/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2011 03:25:23 | More by rab53
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Metatron6

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

02-15-2013 19:55:42 | More by Metatron6
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Mojoman8561

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

10-14-2012 12:14:01 | More by Mojoman8561
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BeerThursdays

Delaware

2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

11-15-2011 17:14:38 | More by BeerThursdays
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betsona

Idaho

2.83/5  rDev -17.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2011 23:46:44 | More by betsona
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Spider889

Ohio

2.88/5  rDev -15.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2011 06:59:33 | More by Spider889
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Lukewarring

Maryland

2.89/5  rDev -15.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2013 00:19:34 | More by Lukewarring
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mjw2808

Maryland

2.9/5  rDev -15.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-17-2010 23:42:54 | More by mjw2808
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nimrod979

Maryland

3/5  rDev -12.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-03-2011 17:49:39 | More by nimrod979
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Dcunicelli

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12.3%

05-17-2013 09:36:55 | More by Dcunicelli
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3/5  rDev -12.3%

04-26-2013 23:03:38 | More by mendvicdog
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danwho

California

3/5  rDev -12.3%

01-03-2012 21:13:46 | More by danwho
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Pecafaced

Maryland

3/5  rDev -12.3%

02-02-2014 02:22:23 | More by Pecafaced
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haddyhustle302

Delaware

3/5  rDev -12.3%

12-06-2011 02:46:26 | More by haddyhustle302
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Metz

Maryland

3/5  rDev -12.3%

04-22-2012 15:04:29 | More by Metz
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antsmarching713

Maryland

3/5  rDev -12.3%

12-01-2011 03:25:23 | More by antsmarching713
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Primal Pale Ale from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 177 ratings.