Lot #3 IPA - Evolution Craft Brewing Company

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Lot #3 IPALot #3 IPA

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BA SCORE
91
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798 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 798
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 48
Gots: 166 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Evolution Craft Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: lackenhauser on 09-19-2009

65 IBU
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Ratings: 798 | Reviews: 187
Photo of kiki3drt292
3.21/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A pretty meh beer with lots of malt and not much of particularly inviting hop profile.

Photo of coloncrandel
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It's a great IPA! I'm a fan of Evolution. This beer smells great and finishes very balanced. It's a solid IPA. Won't let you down

Photo of CraigS119
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark, but translucent amber with good head retention. Smells of grapefruit pith, pine, resin, blood orange, and maybe some berry esters. Tastes much the same with citrus/earthy/piney notes and a fairly pronounced, toasted malt backbone; moderate hop bitterness and a clean finish (not that syrupy-sweetness of the West-Coast), which I love. Overall, a great IPA. Nothing spectacular, but the toasted notes at the end make it the perfect woodsy/camping beer. 8.45/10

Photo of 50marathons
4.54/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very enjoyable IPA. I love the grapefruit flavor and excellent balance. Very nice.

Photo of Derkalerker
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Well rounded and always good

Photo of HarryPotHead
4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On draught in 16 oz glass. Not much lacing. Nice deep amber color with minimal head to top it off. Nose has a touch of pine, slightly floral, with a touch of citrus. Everything is very subdued though.... Unfortunately nothing really stands out. The most interesting thing about this beer is the unexpected malt backbone. This is a "good" beer....easily sessionable, but definitely not the cream of the crop. Gets a grade slightly above above "meh". LOL!

Photo of hophugger
4.58/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a slightly cloudy deep gold color with off-white head and runny lacing. Aroma is upfront with tons of citrus, especially tangerine, orange and some grapefruit. Taste is similar to aroma with great flavors of citrus, citrus peel and fresh squeezed juice. Mouthfeel is excellent with the right amount of hop bitterness and citrus flavors to balance quite well and make this a very drinkable and very very refreshing beer....

Photo of Telcocoffeedad
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pine notes with a bitter hop finish

Photo of TX-Badger
3.66/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a medium orange gold with off-white head. Lots of pine and citrus on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a nice resinous hop bite.

Photo of JWU
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A- a clear amber with some chill haze. Nice off white head, dissipates kinda quick, but nice lacing none the less.

S- Tangerines, with some grapefruit, some earthyness, and a hint of mint leaf.

T- Some tangerine and orange, a very slight grapefruit note. Leafy mint is there as well. A toasty malt is just barely present. Not overly bitter. The taste is nice, but the hops just don't pop like I want them too.

M- Lighter side of medium, quite active carbonation

O- Very good, but not quite great.

Photo of MorganMessersmith
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's an IPA, nothing special.

Photo of garymuchow
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice fresh classic Am. IPA hop aroma. Good complexity with fruit, grass, a touch of oil (which grows as it warms), citrus and a bit of herb. A touch of malt in the background.
Nice full off-white head caps a darker amber towards orange and brown and largely clear.
Good smooth feel with the bitterness tamed enough to not overpower and create a bite, yet lingering long with a pleasing taste. Well mixed flavors for style and more blending than the distinct hops in the aroma. Firm malting with lower sweetness.
Fully carbonated yet really soft making a better than average feel overall.
I'm imagining summer with this drink, which must mean it is satisfying.
Bottle date of Oct. 2014.

Photo of MattSharpless
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Peach, grapefruit, and fresh pine in the nose. Tangerine, peach, and lingering pine on the tongue with a light mouthfeel. I could probably drink quite a few of these!

Photo of drtth
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours out into the Duvel glass a lightly hazed, nice dark amber, almost copper, color with a 1/2” to 3/4" ivory white head and lots of lacing. The head recedes fairly soon leaving a thin island of foam and a nice ring around the glass that leaves patches of foam on the sides of the glass. There are speckles and legs of lacing when sipping.

The aroma is primarily pine and resin with some citrus and caramel malt providing the background.

While the malt backbone in this beer introduces the show it soon recedes to back up the resin, pine and citrus of the hops as they come out to play. While the malt backbone is always there, with its touch of sweetness, the hops and a bit of bitterness are the stars of the show.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a reasonable, light persistent carbonation that tickles the tongue. The finish is moderately long with some bitter herbal notes and a nice dry finish.

This is a nice, well-balanced IPA that is quite drinkable. Although the sweetness of the malt lasts for quite a while, the dry, lightly bitter ending leaves one ready for another sip and then another sip until the beer is gone (too soon it seems), leaving behind the temptation to open a second to follow the first. This beer has earned a place on my regular rotation list and I definitely recommend it when fresh.

Photo of JooJooEyeballs
4.79/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

West Coast style, solid IPA from the other coast.

Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -2%

Textbook IPA that is worth trying for any IPA fan.
Pours a copper body with two finger head that is wispy and leaves lace patches.
Aroma is citrusy and piney with minimal caramel malt sweetness.
Taste is same as a piney, dry citric hop profile asserts itself but can't dominate tastebuds as there is enough malty sweetness to add balance and body.
Finishes nice and dry and this is a sessionable IPA that can be had for cheap, although the ABV probably takes it out of the "sessionable" category.

Photo of eatsoutalot
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Nicer brew. Ton of citrus, hint of pine needles.
great amber hue

Photo of Ngcba415
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Tried this IPA while visiting Ocean City Maryland. Great beer! I was disappointed when my search for it back home came up empty.

Photo of iamibe523
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Yummy!

Photo of Reemer686
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

This might be the best IPA made in the state of Maryland

Photo of Stevedore
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%

12oz bottle, dated 8/2014 by the notches. Poured into an unlabeled snifter 8/30/2014.

A- Darker amber-orange body with a one finger offwhite head that doesn't stick around for very long. Leaves a very thin film and even thinner collar. Not much lacing. [3.5]

S- Peaches, tropical fruit, some grapefruit and caramel. Even a bit of leafy hops. Pretty appetizing stuff. The peach aspect is actually quite nice. [4]

F- Tropical fruits- I'm thinking passion fruit in particular- with some citrus. Not as much of the peach I was getting in the nose; that may very well be the passion fruit mixing in with the pale malt sweetness. Either way, there is more grapefruit and a solid caramel, bread malt backbone that props the whole house of hops up. Very solidly brewed local IPA. [4.25]

M- Medium in body, not watery or insubstantial in any regard. Silky smooth with the right amount of stickiness and dryness that I enjoy in IPAs. Leafy green hops round the backend out. Very easy to drink and certainly enjoyable. [4]

O- For the most part I didn't appreciate Maryland's beer very much when I was in college, eschewing them for the likes of Dogfish Head, but this one brewery has made strides and I'm surprised I didn't have this one before. A delicious, very good quality local IPA. [4.25]

Final Score: 4.1375

Photo of ChaBrah
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Smoooooth and very rich, yet not too hoppy at the same time. Can't get enough!

Photo of Salt-n-Beer
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

This is an absolutely wonderful IPA. It pours a rich, and ivory in appearance, head. A very complex flavor that is rich in citrusy hops with a mild sweetness that provides an awesome balance. This has become one of my favorite IPAs.

Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev -2%

Complex, sessionable, and super citrusy IPA. Lots of grapefruit flavor mixed with pine and pineapple. Could definitely do a few of these on a hot day.

Photo of MarkGamber
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Drank it from the bottle. It smelled alright but I thought it a tad weak on the nose. Then again, it may have been the high pollen day that was keeping me from smelling much. The taste, however, was quite strong and quite good. I got a lot of lemon and grapefruit out of it with some bitterness at the end but hardly anything over the top. Whether I get this or Lagunitas IPA at any given trip to the distributor depends on the price point.

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Lot #3 IPA from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
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