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Lot No3 India Pale Ale - Evolution Craft Brewing Company

Lot No3 India Pale AleLot No3 India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

519 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 519
Reviews: 156
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.34%


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:
65 IBU

(Beer added by: lackenhauser on 09-19-2009)
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ThePaintedGrey

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz. bottle poured into pint glass. Had this about a week or so ago—reviewing from some notes I jotted into my phone.

A: Pours a pristine copper hue with a light haze from the hops. Massive, bubbly and frothy head almost defies the laws of gravity as it towered almost out of the glass! The sides of the glass are absolutely shrouded in sticky lacing. Head eventually deflated to about a finger-width and retained wonderfully.

S: Mostly a hop assault. Tons of grapefruit citrus. Slight hints of pine underneath adding some rustic notes.

T: Lots of grapefruit upfront on the tongue followed by some very flowery hop flavors and a pinch of piney/grassy bitterness that borders on pungent, but doesn't quite cross those boundaries. Bitterness mellows out a bit in the aftertaste thanks to a reserved malt presence.

M: A smidge above medium in the body with a slick, creamy texture and controlled carbonation keeps this from feeling too chewy. Lightly sticky on the palate in the finish, allowing the flavors to linger.

O: A lot of words circulating in my noggin as I type this conclusion—delicious, complex, wonderful... Evolution have a dead-ringer here for a top-of-the-line IPA. While not as blatantly incredible as some of the bigger names, this holds its own with relative ease.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 18:35:47 | More by ThePaintedGrey
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

When looking to the hallmark flavor of any brewery, the palate gravitates to the taste of hops and how they play out in the American IPA. Even though the taste of IPA its alluring and have often become banal, we constantly order another- hoping something stands out. But with Evolution Brewing's Lot No. 3, nothing stands out but that's because everything important stands out!

Its bright honey-amber pour brings about a modest haze that diffuses its rich golden highlights. A tall and frothy column of foam ensues with the creamy color of ivory and that texture of lather. A quite random slathering of lace is inconsistent but intricate where dedicated.

Its scent is less pungent than many of the newer-wave IPA, but the moderate tones is esquitely balanced with all things hops- grapefruit, orange peels, pine, freshly mulled grasses, herbs and spice. Its malt structure rounds out the hops-giving them a "juicy", "ripe", and "vibrant" character even thought the caramel and honey tones seem to come via fruit than of grain.- played to perfection!

Its early crusted, caramelized, and nutty malt sweetness falls dormant quite early in on the palate as the taste of hops set in and dominate the session from the middle onward- pink grapefruit, orange peels, mild pineapple and apricot offer up a glimpse of tropical fruit taste just before a fade to resinous pine, fresh-cut grass and a smooth and dry finish ensues. A trail of citrus and crust provides a rewarding refreshment to the palate.

The beer's body is creamy-dry and medium-weighted as the firm carbonation dissolves into the beer's residual sweetness. But the sweetness quickly fades and the ale races toward dryness, herb, and vegetative finish.

The beer's exquisite balance is creamy but dry, hoppy but smooth. bitter but soft- calling all of the fans of citrus juice and playfully creamy warmth.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2014 07:07:36 | More by BEERchitect
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reebtaerG

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on draft at Greene Turtle Annapolis in a pint glass on 2/21/14

A-This beer poured an orange-caramel color with a small foamy orange-white head that left a bit of lacing.

S-The aroma was sweetish and tangy with notes of citrus, pine, resin and hint of caramel.

T-The flavor was bitter and dry with moderate citrus, pine and a hint of caramel.

M-Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, bitter finish.

O-Overall a solid IPA. I would buy a six pack of them.

Serving type: on-tap

02-23-2014 16:25:52 | More by reebtaerG
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Shroud0fdoom

Maryland

4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

*12 oz. Bottle* I guess I need to start "Ticking" local brews. This is pretty fresh, but we all know in Baltimore "Fresh" means to us is 2-3 weeks old. Anywho lets crack this brew open!
I poured this into my Chimay Chalice. This pours a nice shade of Copper/Medium dark amber. There is a nice 1 finger white head that forced its way to the top, decent carbonation. Going in to smell this Lot No. 3. She smells pretty! First hits of caramel with a nice floral undertone. Nice hints of Peaches linger around. Decent wood embers follow through the aroma, very resinous. A subtle touch of citrus is found in there as well. Smells like a woman's perfume. Ok lets taste this B-atch! This tastes first of heavy resin and grass, with an under flow of citrus(lemon dominate but grapefruit pith is there). The malts are in their place backing up the hop flavors evenly. More of a caramel spread on wheat toast. This finishes dry and subtle bitter. More citrus zest in the aftertaste. This beer feels good on the palate. Medium-light body with soft but prickly carbonation.

Overall: I enjoy this beer a lot. Its not a muddled mess of an IPA and drinkable beyond compare. The Hop bitterness is there but cuts the malt sweetness evenly. You can say this is a very well balanced brew. Next time someone asks for a "Citrus/Resinous Pine/Floral IPA that has a bold malt body, this is what I would recommend.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2014 19:54:35 | More by Shroud0fdoom
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JednoPivoProsim

Maryland

4.26/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12FL. OZ. bottle into a pint glass. Bottled OCT 2013.

Appearance: Pours a dark amber body with a thick white soapy head.

Smell: Fresh pine, caramel, and tropical fruits. I smell coconut.

Taste: Piney bitterness. Not as tropical fruit flavored as I remember. A full flavored IPA that gets better as it warms.

Mouthfeel: Light but with a nice bitter aftertaste. Juicy and resinous.

Overall: I've had this on tap at the brewery and it is a completely different animal. The bright orange fruit flavor is missing in the bottled version. A slight disappointment, but good nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2013 19:57:06 | More by JednoPivoProsim
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RandomExile

Maryland

3.31/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: orange/amber, slightly translucent, light head, minimal lacing
S: sharp hops, citrus, clean
T: bitter, grapefruit, pine, a bit sweet
M: light body, smooth but with a strong bite
O: A solid IPA (not my favorite style), a bit simple to my palate, but well-balanced

Serving type: on-tap

11-11-2013 05:36:26 | More by RandomExile
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weller1js

West Virginia

3.59/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A: pours a very hazy brownish copper, very hazy, moderate carbonation, creamy/bubbly foam that leaves a lingering lacing, but doesn't quite dissipate.

S: hops are sweet and tangy, mild, mellow yet very pleasing.

T: begins very piney, notably more so than what the smell would suggest, malts are medium bodied but subdued, strength of the alcohol presents itself and brings out the bitterness of the hops, both of which linger in a mild finish.

O: good IPA, hops are complex but not overly strong, same with the abv,

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 00:54:58 | More by weller1js
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Kadonny

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a tap at TJs in Paoli PA into a nonic pint glass.

A: A clear lighter copper color with a one finger white fluffy head. Nice glass ring lacing.

S: Citrus hop smells seem to take center stage and they mix with some pine and slight earthy tones. Some biscuit malt is detected.

T: This is a nice hoppy beer. The citrus hops seem to dance in and out of the darker piney hops, it almost seems as one second I get the citrus, then I get the danker pine and slight earthy flavors. Interesting. There is a nice full malt presence with bread and biscuit notes, but it never takes over the hop flavors, it just supports them. Finish turns bitter but with some lingering sweetness the eventually dries towards the very end. Lasting finish from the dryness. Very well balanced beer.

M: Medium mouthfeel with some slight sweetness and a nice finish bitterness and dryness. Not much alcohol detected.

O: This is a nice east coast IPA that leans more towards the west coast style, but still stays nicely balanced. Great beer for the style.

This was my first Evolution beer. I've heard they are hit or miss with their beers, but this one was a hit. Very good beer.

Serving type: on-tap

09-20-2013 13:14:36 | More by Kadonny
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fmccormi

New York

4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Straight pour from a 12oz pry-off bottle to a tall stemmed flute (standard Ommegang glassware); bottled sometime in August, according to a notch in the paper on the far right side of the label.

Appearance (3.5): Three generous fingers of light tan, off-white foam composed of fine bubbles comes off of the pour, capping a dark golden, kind of bronze-colored body that’s nearly perfectly clear. As the head dissipates, it leaves craters around the edge, leaving a couple of wide arcs of thick lacing around the surface of the glass but not much else going down. It shows good retention, though, with a thick little smudge of foam on the surface ten of fifteen minutes after the pour. Still, for this style, lacing is key.

Smell (4.5): There’s a lovely mix of tropical fruit (pineapple and red grapefruit, a little papaya) mixed with some lighter dank, weedy tones and a little bit of pine needles. More of that skunky resin as it sits in the glass a bit . . . there’s some bready malt with a very light caramel tone and some light brown sugar, but not overly sweet—mostly bready. Some more tangy pineapple aroma comes around as it warms . . . really nice.

Taste (4.25): The flavor delivers what the nose promised: a nice mix of weedy resin, tangy pineapple flesh, pine needles, and just lots of resin and tangy citrus flesh—some grapefruit peel bitterness adding some more edge to all of that hop body. There’s some malt, again following the nose with a breadiness decorated with light brown sugar and some toffee (a little more toasted and tangy than caramel), and some mild nuttiness. But it blends well with that really tangy, bitter hop character—solidly bitter, but not aggressive, really. Overall it’s nearly as good as the nose, but it’s missing some of the sunny fruit tones that made the aroma so nice.

Mouthfeel (4.5): The body is maybe medium weight, give or take a phantom dram or however the hell you want to measure the “weight” of the beer, with a moderate oiliness and a dry finish, thanks to those hops. Yummo. The carbonation is where it’s at, though: a mild but very well-distributed tingle all around the stadium that is my palate. Or whatever. It dissolves into a soft foam that goes down easy.

Overall (4.25): Overall this is a great beer. I love it on tap and it’s great in the bottle, too. It’s not as brilliant as Lot 6 on tap (which so far hasn’t been even close to as good in the bottle as on tap, but that’s for another review). But Evolution apparently knows their way around hops, and isn’t afraid to make a beer that has character beyond just that. Way to go, fellas.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2013 03:03:07 | More by fmccormi
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tgreenwood4

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A good solid IPA with a subtle citrus finish. It has what call balance: each of the component flavors works evenly with the rest. Compares well to the other top flight IPA's. It comes from a town on the Delmar peninsula, not far from Milton, DE, the home of Dogfish Head. Perhaps it was because Dogfish Head set the bar pretty high that the folks at Evolution had to set their sights even higher. They certainly have not failed. I bought a six pack just to try it. My vacation house mates went out and bought another today.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2013 00:45:38 | More by tgreenwood4
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Florida9

Illinois

4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Mostly clear copper in color. Forms a rather large, slightly orange tinted head. Good stability. Moderate lacing.

S: Hop forward. Pleasant aroma is a blend of citrus and pine. Orange, grapefruit, pine.

T: Taste is similar. Hop forward, but with an appreciable malt backbone. Pale malt, caramel malt, orange, pine and a bit of grapefruit. Mildly sweet. Earthy on the backend.

M: Medium bodied. Appropriate carbonation. Mild-to-moderate bitterness.

O: A pretty good IPA. Certainly better than I was expecting it to be. A nice hoppy East Coast IPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 00:33:33 | More by Florida9
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1sophrosyne1

Minnesota

4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nearly translucent copper amber. Dense head with nice lacing.
Smells as it should--Strong pine, grapefruit, apricot, and fresh earth.
It tastes round and full with resin, citrus and other orange fruits. Rounded nicely by caramel and malt. The overall flavor is a little too sharply acidic--a more stout malt backbone to hold it up would have helped, as would a heavier spice note. But very nice.
Smooth in. Proper carbonation. Bready and oily feel on the tongue. Lean and just a bit short.
In general, this is what I want when I ask for an IPA. More earthiness and heft to match the dark color would be great, but this is good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2013 01:56:19 | More by 1sophrosyne1
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bcsbeer

Florida

4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Co worker picked this up for me while on vacation, Bay Ridge Wine & Spirits Annapolis MD
$10.99 a six pack.
Bottle dated Jan 2013

Poured a sunset amber with healthy white head. Lasting retention and heavy lacing. The nose favored the malts with grainy biscuit and orange caramel . The hops were present too, with grapefruit and a bit of pine. The flavors were similar, at first picking up on the sweet malts and then here come the bitter hops. Both seeking victory, fighting for the attention of my palate. Back and forth, for 12 rounds. It was a close one. The malts won by a split decision.

I'm looking forward to the rematch.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2013 03:26:54 | More by bcsbeer
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Rock solid retention which sees the head becoming richer and creamier as this one settles about... Ultimately, there is a rich creamy full lacing and thick collar that is amongst the top I've seen in the American IPA style... The color is a crisp medium bronze... This brew is largely still with only a stray sluggish carbonation bubble here and there...

S - The nose leads with a stellar mix of citrusy and tropical fruit hops... Grape fruit... Sweet oranges... Pineapple... A light whiff of mango... There is also a slightly milder earthy and piney hop presence that wonderful compliments the tropical fruit and citrus... All of this hoppy goodness sits atop a solid malty foundation... There is loads of biscuit and freshly baked bread... There is also a light caramel sweetness lurking beneath the surface which only serves to further round out this aroma...

T - The hops are primary player, but never over power... They take on a much more pronounced piney character on the palate as much of the tropical fruit and citrus is missing in action... The hops are solid and consistent throughout and never linger or fade... They are compliment by the strong malt base... Loads of graham cracker and crust along with a mild caramel sweetness serve as a terrific compliment to the hoppiness...

M - Starts a bit juicy and finishes a bit dry... Medium bodied... Moderate carbonation which is a touch to fizzy for my liking... Mostly clean and crisp throughout...

D - The appearance and aroma of this American IPA are top notch and approach world class status... The remaining components are all solidly above average but are a bit of a let down by comparison... A very nice brew that anyone with access to shouldn't hesitate to experience and form their own judgements...

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 19:28:20 | More by philbe311
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-clear amber color with a nice off-white head and good lacing

S-malt, grapefruit, pine, slight herbal

T-toasted bread, grapefruit, pine, hint of sweetness, nice bitter hop finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth and crisp

O-nice IPA with a good balance of flavors

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2013 00:42:17 | More by MDDMD
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.66/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Dark orange full of vibrant effervesce. Peanut shell toned head is average in heigth and retention. Lacing is spotty with spongy dabs on the vessel.

S: Fresh hops, piney-orange-citrus of moderate awarenss. Okay but a little played out and hardly the attention getter in a tough field.

T: Malty flavor, orange citrus, nice depth upon the first taking. Piney-citrus hops are bitter, flowery with a big malting of toasted bread that is warming. Spicy pine bite on the back end with just the slightest of malt sweetness upfront that is soon swallowed by a flowery citrus bitterness. A touch more complexity adn a solid 4.0 rating may be in order.

M: Vibrant carbonation, a big malt lush helping, sharp and tingly, bready and full. Sharp bitterness after the swallow.

O: An ordinary nose turns to a malt forward experience for flavor. Good level of bitterness, strong carbonation factor that is bitter, but not exactly sharply defining. Good malt support, good drinkability and good ibus to boot.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2013 01:04:34 | More by beerthulhu
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JohnnyMc

Ohio

3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

First from Evolution!!

Pours out a nice deep orange with about 2 fingers of a nice, white fluffy head.

The aroma has a decent amount of pine followed by some grapefruit, citrus and some caramel malt and bready malt notes too.

The taste is also very pine forward with a nice amount of grapefruit and some light citrus notes. On the backend there is some sweet caramel notes with some slight bready malt. Not overly complex.

The body is medium and the mouthfeel is crisp.

This is not the most mindblowing or complex IPA I have ever had, but it has a lot of nice hop notes and some decent bitterness. It's a solid example of the IPA style and should be tried at least once. Very refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 01:05:27 | More by JohnnyMc
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blackie

Virginia

4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

draft at Specific Gravity, Salisbury

a: served in a standard shaker pint, this ipa is a caramel amber in color, capped with a thick, frothy layer of carbonation that retains a full layer and leaves heavy lace on the glass

s: juicy, bright hops smell of grapefruit, passionfruit, and mango; supported by a solid caramel malt backbone, malt sweetness and juicy fruit flavors in the middle, with a big bitterness taking up the finish

m: carbonated to somewhere on the lower end of moderate - smooth but with enough air to carry the flavors, body moderate with some sweet weight

t: passion fruit is the dominant hop flavor on the palate, with a full body of sweet caramel malts constructing a nice balance, big flavors all around, finishing long with a strong bitterness

o: a high-quality ipa that hits on all the right notes, this one tends towards the sweeter side with more caramel than some - which I tend to dig

Serving type: on-tap

04-11-2013 03:22:05 | More by blackie
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elgiacomo

Georgia

3.39/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottled February 2013. Served at around 40F.

Pours lightly hazy copper/amber with a one finger off-white head that leaves a ring of lacing and recedes to a small cap.

Aroma is primarily pine, along with earthy & resinous hops, hint of citrus rind, some apricot, decent caramel and bready malt backbone. OK aroma. Good strength.

Flavor is pine, resinous & earthy hops, apricot, touch of citrus, decent bit of caramel and a grainy malt presence, mild to moderate sweetness, strong bitterness, moderate alcohol.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, oily, good carbonation.

Solid IPA, but nothing spectacular. Glad to have a chance to try it, but there are better ones out there.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2013 00:11:58 | More by elgiacomo
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BurpingtonDC

Maryland

4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Nice orange/amber cast with only a touch of haze. Two-fingered foamy/creamy head that left an abundance of lacing on the sides of the glass (Standard pint).

S - Nice carmel, malt and orange notes with maybe a bit of apricot or peach. For as hoppy as this is, I only detected a trace of pine.

T - I have Evolution brews flying way under my radar, even being a MD native, but this is a damn fine IPA. Clean malty sweetness that quickly yields to a fresh hoppy flavor whose bitterness lingers on the a good long while. I was pleasantly surprised by 'ole Number 3--it has everything I seek in an IPA.

M - Mouthfeel is good. Only a bit sticky, very clean and refreshing.

O - Overall I only have good things to say about this IPA. Great flavor, excellent hop profile, clean fresh taste--I will definitely add it to my rotation of "go-to" IPA's.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 01:46:48 | More by BurpingtonDC
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mikem0487

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle with March 2013 etched out on the side of the glass. Hoping this beer is still fresh.

A-A very small minimal white head. Leaves nice lacing on the outside of the glass. An orange/amber color for the body. A little hazy but other than that the clarity is good. I like when a beer is not fully filtered.

S-Enjoy the smell alot. Grapefruit citrus notes. Defiantly some spicy/pine notes with orange rind thrown in. Has a nice caramel malt presence as well. Hops dominant the nose. Very enjoyable.

T-Just like the smell the taste is great. In the beginning and middle of the palate you get more of that spicey/piney notes in there. Than to finish you get this bittering citrus taste which leaves a great after taste. The caramel malts in there help to bring the hop profile down but this beer is defiantly all about the hops. Highly drinkable!

M-Nice carbonation throughout the mouth and the tongue. Medium bodied. Just what you expect in the style.

O-Overall a very drinkable IPA. Defiantly stands out to me as a great IPA.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2013 08:01:34 | More by mikem0487
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stephenjmoore

Maryland

4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Transparent amber colored body. Big, frothy off-white head that lingers around and leaves a lot of lacing.

S- Piney hops, soapy lemon aromas, hint of toasted malt.

T- Really big of piney hops, with the toasted malt sneaking in towards the middle to balance it out. Some citrus flavors right before the toasted malt takes over in the finish.

M- Medium bodied, medium carbonation, coats the palate and lingers around.

O- Good IPA, one of the most pine-forward I have had, but works well. Malty balance makes it really drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2013 00:43:07 | More by stephenjmoore
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours looking nicely. Nose was a very strong pine at first which toned down soon thereafter, but still retained some punch. Flavor is heavy on pine resin. Quite thick. Enough to make it fairly sweet. Feel is good. This is an IPA lover's dream. A nice east coast produced IPA that's bringing muscle.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2013 03:45:47 | More by RblWthACoz
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ALBuff

Hawaii

4.41/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wow... this is one damned good IPA! Not only is its hazy, almost murky, golden body with frothy white head amply attractive, the pleasant aroma of orange peel, grapefruit, and honeysuckle tease the senses before placing lips to glass. Upon first taste, the tongue is coated with big ruby red grapefruit flavors, quickly followed with a strong, malty backbone. After a few discriminating slurps, nuances of other flavors peek through: spruce, pine nut, orange rind, and some florals, maybe honeysuckle or agave flower... this tastes like a complex concerto, a Rite of Spring that'd make even Stravinsky proud.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2013 21:14:13 | More by ALBuff
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CharlatanSin

Connecticut

4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Brought home some bottles from a D.C. area trip. Date on the bottle is a little hard to make out, but I think it's best by March 2013.

Pours with a big, white, bubbly head with lots of lacing that lasts through out. Color is a hazy orange copper. Extremely attractive IPA. Smell is citrus hops.

The taste is very good. Primarily citrus hops, with a moderate biscuit-y malt complement. The finish is especially nice, with a great earthy bitterness in the back of the throat. Mouthfeel is sticky, with carbonation on the low side.

Very well done IPA overall. Would undoubtedly be a regular for me if I lived in the area.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 23:22:52 | More by CharlatanSin
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Lot No3 India Pale Ale from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 519 ratings.