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Lot No3 India Pale Ale - Evolution Craft Brewing Company

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Lot No3 India Pale AleLot No3 India Pale Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.

747 Ratings

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Ratings: 747
Reviews: 175
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 45
Gots: 130 | 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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4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Straight pour from a 12oz pry-off bottle to a tall stemmed flute (standard Ommegang glassware); bottled sometime in August, according to a notch in the paper on the far right side of the label.

Appearance (3.5): Three generous fingers of light tan, off-white foam composed of fine bubbles comes off of the pour, capping a dark golden, kind of bronze-colored body that’s nearly perfectly clear. As the head dissipates, it leaves craters around the edge, leaving a couple of wide arcs of thick lacing around the surface of the glass but not much else going down. It shows good retention, though, with a thick little smudge of foam on the surface ten of fifteen minutes after the pour. Still, for this style, lacing is key.

Smell (4.5): There’s a lovely mix of tropical fruit (pineapple and red grapefruit, a little papaya) mixed with some lighter dank, weedy tones and a little bit of pine needles. More of that skunky resin as it sits in the glass a bit . . . there’s some bready malt with a very light caramel tone and some light brown sugar, but not overly sweet—mostly bready. Some more tangy pineapple aroma comes around as it warms . . . really nice.

Taste (4.25): The flavor delivers what the nose promised: a nice mix of weedy resin, tangy pineapple flesh, pine needles, and just lots of resin and tangy citrus flesh—some grapefruit peel bitterness adding some more edge to all of that hop body. There’s some malt, again following the nose with a breadiness decorated with light brown sugar and some toffee (a little more toasted and tangy than caramel), and some mild nuttiness. But it blends well with that really tangy, bitter hop character—solidly bitter, but not aggressive, really. Overall it’s nearly as good as the nose, but it’s missing some of the sunny fruit tones that made the aroma so nice.

Mouthfeel (4.5): The body is maybe medium weight, give or take a phantom dram or however the hell you want to measure the “weight” of the beer, with a moderate oiliness and a dry finish, thanks to those hops. Yummo. The carbonation is where it’s at, though: a mild but very well-distributed tingle all around the stadium that is my palate. Or whatever. It dissolves into a soft foam that goes down easy.

Overall (4.25): Overall this is a great beer. I love it on tap and it’s great in the bottle, too. It’s not as brilliant as Lot 6 on tap (which so far hasn’t been even close to as good in the bottle as on tap, but that’s for another review). But Evolution apparently knows their way around hops, and isn’t afraid to make a beer that has character beyond just that. Way to go, fellas.

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Lot No3 India Pale Ale from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 747 ratings.