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Lot #3 IPA - Evolution Craft Brewing Company

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Lot #3 IPALot #3 IPA

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

774 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 774
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 47
Gots: 145 | 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
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Ratings: 774 | Reviews: 180
Photo of JOldewurtel
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hockey_Fan
4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Capsfan90
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutIrish
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chabu
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeenTired
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ajmitch4
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of garymuchow
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice fresh classic Am. IPA hop aroma. Good complexity with fruit, grass, a touch of oil (which grows as it warms), citrus and a bit of herb. A touch of malt in the background.
Nice full off-white head caps a darker amber towards orange and brown and largely clear.
Good smooth feel with the bitterness tamed enough to not overpower and create a bite, yet lingering long with a pleasing taste. Well mixed flavors for style and more blending than the distinct hops in the aroma. Firm malting with lower sweetness.
Fully carbonated yet really soft making a better than average feel overall.
I'm imagining summer with this drink, which must mean it is satisfying.
Bottle date of Oct. 2014.

Photo of Lurkerson
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattSharpless
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Peach, grapefruit, and fresh pine in the nose. Tangerine, peach, and lingering pine on the tongue with a light mouthfeel. I could probably drink quite a few of these!

Photo of mbmiche
3.54/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smason505
4.58/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FFCaldwell
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drtth
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours out into the Duvel glass a lightly hazed, nice dark amber, almost copper, color with a 1/2” to 3/4" ivory white head and lots of lacing. The head recedes fairly soon leaving a thin island of foam and a nice ring around the glass that leaves patches of foam on the sides of the glass. There are speckles and legs of lacing when sipping.

The aroma is primarily pine and resin with some citrus and caramel malt providing the background.

While the malt backbone in this beer introduces the show it soon recedes to back up the resin, pine and citrus of the hops as they come out to play. While the malt backbone is always there, with its touch of sweetness, the hops and a bit of bitterness are the stars of the show.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a reasonable, light persistent carbonation that tickles the tongue. The finish is moderately long with some bitter herbal notes and a nice dry finish.

This is a nice, well-balanced IPA that is quite drinkable. Although the sweetness of the malt lasts for quite a while, the dry, lightly bitter ending leaves one ready for another sip and then another sip until the beer is gone (too soon it seems), leaving behind the temptation to open a second to follow the first. This beer has earned a place on my regular rotation list and I definitely recommend it when fresh.

Photo of cjgator3
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cyber_phoenix
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JG-90
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of theschmooz
3.52/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JNForsyth
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ptickle
3.42/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MPSTARR
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JooJooEyeballs
4.79/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

West Coast style, solid IPA from the other coast.

Photo of Danny1217
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shandycan
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vinithing
4/5  rDev -1.7%

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Lot #3 IPA from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 774 ratings.