Lot No3 India Pale Ale - Evolution Craft Brewing Company
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Reviews by ThisWangsChung:
4.28/5 rDev +5.2%
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.
Serving type: bottle
12-08-2012 17:25:12 | More by ThisWangsChung
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Lot No3 India Pale Ale from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
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