Lot No3 India Pale Ale - Evolution Craft Brewing Company
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4.2/5 rDev +2.9%
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
4.14/5 rDev +1.5%
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
4.25/5 rDev +4.2%
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
4.03/5 rDev -1.2%
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
Lot No3 India Pale Ale from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
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