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Lot No3 India Pale Ale - Evolution Craft Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

730 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 730
Reviews: 172
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 43
Gots: 107 | 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:
65 IBU

(Beer added by: lackenhauser on 09-19-2009)
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Reviews by ThisWangsChung:
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4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a vaguely cloudy copper color. The head is a two finger offwhite color with the excellent texturing i expect from a good IPA. Lacing is patchy but somewhat consistent.

S: I'm really liking the variety of hops this provides. Not only does it feature both pink grapefruit and mango from citrusy hops, there's also a spicy pepper note from piny hops. Malts are generally neutral.

T: Much like the aroma, this IPA hits a nice middle ground between citrus and pine flavors. An initial hint of vague malt sweetness is washed away by a midtaste of melon rind and grapefruit, before finishing with spicy pine notes. This might be one of the most complex IPAs I've ever had before, successfully pulling out a melange of various hop flavors (alongside light maltiness) at differing points in the flavor progression. The fact it manages to fuse this subtle complexity with high drinkability is just gravy.

M: The texture is never too heavy or too light on the palate. It is, however, a hair too sharp, especially near the finish. Carbonation is just right.

O: This really needs more love. The IPA I think this is closest to in terms of its flavor profile is FW Union Jack - and that's mighty high praise. Maybe I'm a homer and I just like it because it's both inexpensive and one of the few craft offerings so readily available in my area...nah, this is just an excellent IPA.

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4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle.

Clear dark amber hue, not a peep from the head so the head stays a head and does not crackle to lacing until several sips are taken. Smells of grapefruit, tangerines, pipe tobacco and peppermint from the hops ... hint of toasted bread in the back. Super smooth with an oily hop slickness on the tongue. Perhaps not a huge bitterness, it does have a sting to it, the flavor is quite vast with floral, citric, minty and leafy flavors. Hint of grapefruit rind? The maltiness at least puts its foot in the door with a well rounded toasted bread flavor. Alcohol is noticeable with fruity esters and warmth but not hot at all.

Delicious comes to mind, a bit of a slow sipper as there is a lot going on here ... a well put together ale.

Photo of Billolick
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle. Best by Mar 2013 notched onto the side of the label. Picked up by a friend at Stateline on the MD/DE border

A: Hazed medium amber, loose medium khaki head, that leaves ample scattered bits of lace.

S: Grapefruit dominates.

T: Hoppy brew, more grapefruit. Smooth and tasty IPA.

M: Pleasant on the tongue and coating the mouth. The body is medium and the carbonation is on point for the style.

O: Highly enjoyable AIPA. Another well crafted beer from Evolution. This is my first time trying the Evolution beers and so far, I'm impressed

Photo of warriorsoul
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Grabbed a sixer from Stateline at the recommendation of fellow BA BeerThursdays, who I fully trust to point me in the right direction.
Pours a clear amber color with a full finger of bright white head. Minimal lacing and the head dissipates rapidly.
Spicy hops up front in the aroma with a hint of citrus.
Flavor is nice. A very safe IPA, but solid. Not pushing any boundaries, which makes this one heck of a session beer for the style. Spicy hops still dominate the flavor profile, but more of a floral (pine) quality lingers in the aftertaste. Biscuit malt rounds out the hops, but definitely leaning towards the hops as it should.
Clean finish and the mouthfeel is fantastic. 6.8% abv is just where it should be.
Thanks to Evolution for dating their bottles, I'll be sure to grab this one when I find myself in MD and look forward to a visit to the brewery real soon. A great first impression.

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.

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

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Lot No3 India Pale Ale from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 730 ratings.