Lot No3 India Pale Ale - Evolution Craft Brewing Company
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Reviews by Kitt:
4.05/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A very thin head of a strong ivory color. Dissipates rapidly with weak lacing. Color of body is a deep brown with a hint of amber.
A rich malty aroma with caramel undertones, but that's about all I'm getting here.
Taste -- a sensational caramel blast with fruity undertones and a rapidly accelerating bitter hop flavor. Bitter hops are sharp on full impact but fade as quickly as they appeared -- although a lasting bitterness remains nicely. Although the hops are strong, they lack the eclectic flavor of, say, a Dogfish 60 minute or Stone IPA. Nevertheless, this is a flavorful beer accentuated by the well balanced hops and malt foundation.
Mouthfeel is smooth overall but carbonation is a bit strong for my taste.
Drinkibility is good. This IPA goes down smooth with viscosity slightly on the weak side. I perfer a more viscous IPA.
I am pleasantly surprised here. This beer is somewhat unique in its initial blast of flavor followed by the accelerating hop sensation. I think the beer would have greatly benefitted by a slightly more eclectic hop flavor and a more viscous mouthfeel. But overall an impressive IPA.
Serving type: bottle
01-22-2011 00:57:51 | More by Kitt
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Lot No3 India Pale Ale from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
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