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Lot #3 IPA - Evolution Craft Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Lot #3 IPALot #3 IPA

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183 Reviews

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Reviews: 183
Hads: 881
Avg: 4.07
pDev: 20.64%
Wants: 50
Gots: 209 | 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:
Beer added by: lackenhauser on 09-19-2009

65 IBU
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 183 | Hads: 881
Reviews by philbe311:
Photo of philbe311
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
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...

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Derkalerker
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Well rounded and always good

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Photo of hophugger
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly cloudy deep gold color with off-white head and runny lacing. Aroma is upfront with tons of citrus, especially tangerine, orange and some grapefruit. Taste is similar to aroma with great flavors of citrus, citrus peel and fresh squeezed juice. Mouthfeel is excellent with the right amount of hop bitterness and citrus flavors to balance quite well and make this a very drinkable and very very refreshing beer....

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Photo of Zaktcc
4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Pours an opaque bronze-amber color with 2 1/2 finger head. Great head retention and lacing present.

S - Overwhelming aroma of hops hit your nose right off the bat. After the initial hop and pine aromas hit you, hints of a sweet caramel malt take over. Hints of citrus or more primarily grapefruit can be noted as well.

T - Fairly straightforward flavored beer, not too much else I can note. Initially note flavors of pine and hops, proceeded by a mild malt finish. Leaves a piney finish to the mouth

M - Medium - light bodied beer with average carbonation. Very crisp and dry finish; enjoyable.

O - Great local brewery and a beer to live up to that. Very enjoyable IPA overall. Reasonably priced as well.

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Photo of 50marathons
4.54/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very enjoyable IPA. I love the grapefruit flavor and excellent balance. Very nice.

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Photo of DanGeo
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Tiernan
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of LegalAlienBC
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of dandaugherty1221
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of therealJAYZ
3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nstroup
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Boxerjay
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Teamdent3
5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of petewheeler
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Jason
4.03/5  rDev -1%
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.

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Photo of Billolick
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
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

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Photo of warriorsoul
4.12/5  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.

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Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev -1.7%

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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Photo of tripelz
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Ngcba415
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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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Photo of MicroBeerMan1980
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of mjtiernan
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of KOP_Beer_OUtlet
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of PSU_Mike
3.48/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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Lot #3 IPA from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.