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Lot #6 Double IPA - Evolution Craft Brewing Company

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Reviews: 108
Hads: 626
Avg: 4.11
pDev: 23.6%
Wants: 43
Gots: 120 | FT: 3
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Evolution Craft Brewing Company
Maryland, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA | 8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: lackenhauser on 02-27-2010

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Reviews: 108 | Hads: 626
Photo of stevoj
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hoppy without being overly bitter (?), is such a thing possible? Dark amber with rich creamy head, hops, malt and chocolate(?) on the nose, malt first then hops in the taste. Malt on the finish, with some hops dragging it out.

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Photo of Kubishark
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had at the brewery. My favorite of the beers I tried from Evo.

Hazy golden, orange, brownish color. Smells of hops and malt. Big and flavorful, well balanced with plenty of hops and delicious maltiness. Medium bodied. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of Act25
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Fine beer. Buy the 6.

a - Pours a dark orange copper color with an inch of white head w moderate lace.

s - Smells of citrus hops, tropical fruits, citrus, fruity malts. Ample fresh hops and fruit.

t - Follows smell of citrus hops, grapefruit, pine hops, tropical fruits, fruity malts. Complex fruit punch. Too Fruity?

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation, with a bit of bitterness.

buy 6.

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Photo of hardysf
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty good dipa. Pours a lot darker than expected. Then a lot hoppier flavor than anticipated with the dark color. Not much nose, but the hop flavor is pretty good. Citrus, melon, andmaybe a touch of pine. Strong bitterness on the finish.

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Photo of Wiffler27
4.41/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

pours a dark orange, some brown tones to it as well. solid white head, nice looking dIPA.

smell is fantastic, very fruity. citrus galore.

great tasting dIPA, nice combination of fruit and pine. starts fruity and finishes piney. maybe i'm wrong but mosaic hops seem to be present.

goes down smooth but has a very heavy pine finish. not bad but not the best either. some people might like that but i prefer citrus to pine in my IPAs/dIPAs.

overall a pretty good beer! great taste, smells fantastic but the finish is maybe a tad too piney and thick for my taste. it isn't a dealbreaker but it is something to note. very fresh as well, it was brewed in September of 2015. Evolution just began being distributed to my county! enjoyed their beers at a fest down the shore in June and it's nice they are now available to me locally.

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Photo of Ksmoove27
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look - hazy, golden brown, one finger white head...decent lacing

Aroma - citrus, sweet malt.

Taste - initial hop, followed by fruit flavors...sweet malt, caramel flavor

Feel - medium body and carbonation...sweet with a dry finish

Overall - good DIPA...nice sweetness with the hoppy effect...I like it!

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Photo of TheBlueWaffle
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Still searching for a fresh bottle of this. Reviewed beer is from June, so about 3 months old.
Good brew, great go to in MD with little competition (Flying Dog, Duclaw, etc...)
Good, but wouldn't seek out unless super fresh.

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Photo of spacecake9
4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into my Dogfish Head IPA glass.
A - Pours a golden amber color with a 2 finger head that leaves a lot of lacing.
S - Aroma is malty and hoppy.
T - Malty, not much citrus.
M - Medium mouth feel and carbonation.
O - I really like this beer. Very well balanced and drinkable.

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Photo of hopphead31415
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I’ve recently started trying a few beers by ‘Evolution’. Not sure what their name means other than that they are positing that they are the next stage in beer evolution. It remains to be seen if that is a fair name to match their brews. I know that this brewery is a far cry from real beer giants, but so far I have pretty much enjoyed the beers by Evolution Brewers. Let’s take a look at this DIPA by Evolution.

Look-This brew pours a lazy hazy orange amber gold with a white foamy head that is stacked and persistent although settles down a bit.

Smell-This is probably one of the most amazing smelling beers that I have experienced in a long while. It has a strong floral and citrus hop component with only mild malts. This is what I prefer so this beer was made for my kind. I get citrus like orange, tangerine, and grapefruit and then I get floral hops like clover, rose petal, and dandelion. Absolutely brilliant!

Taste-The flavor follows the nose, but with more noticeable malts which are based off of toasted grains. The hops also have a resinous component and also become piney on the tongue which were absolutely amazing. The citrus, floral, and piney flavors play together so well and are sufficiently tampered by the mild grainy toasted malts.

Mouthfeel-It has a slight sweet texture, but is not overwhelming and the beer is definitely medium-bodied. The carbonation is fine-tuned to accompany the decent 7.0% ABV.

Overall-I was rather impressed with this beer and did not expect this much from it. Give it a try! Cheers!

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Photo of cbutova
3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Mostly clear deep golden body out of a 12oz bottle into a becher. Thick and creamy white head. Pretty good head retention as it dies to a large blanket and paints the glass with a large sheet and massive thick webs of sticky lace.

S- Mostly hops but I can already tell some sweetness and malts will be presented. Hops drop candied orange peel, apricot, floral, resinous, dank and herbal notes. Medium caramelized sugars and pale barley sweets.

T- As expected the grains are accentuated but at the same time they do not offer enough sweetness to be off putting. Pale and medium caramel, cracked cereal grains, tangerine, bittersweet orange citrus, pine resin, floral and hints of stone fruits.

MF- Creamy and somewhat chewy texture to the medium-heavy body. Moderate bitterness in the finish and a touch of warming.

On the malty side of the spectrum but for me there isn't enough sweetness to really offset the fruity and resinous hops.

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Photo of coloncrandel
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It's my go to IPA. It never lets me down (provided it's fresh...check label). Always love the smells and the tastes are well balanced. It's a delightful trip for all the senses

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Photo of Billolick
3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, with brewed on dating notched onto the side of the label

Pours orangy amber, with a lite khaki cap staying nicely.

Initially malt is what comes through on the nose, as it warms a bit resiny hops mark their appearance

Rich, dense, boldly crafted DIPA (it's got balls) with more hop resins and finishing hops drying things out. Nicely done and well worth a try

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Photo of Tilghman
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Hadn't heard of this Brewer or their DIPA, but came it highly recommended. Had a pint on tap at Lures in Annapolis, MD. (they have an excellent selection of beer on tap) This beer really showed well. First sip and knew it was a winner. Complex taste, good finish all the attributes of a first rate IPA. Can’t wait to find it again.

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Photo of Bierleichen
2.88/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

it is an IPA and I do not care for them. I needed the Evo beer bottle cap for a project, this is the beer that I selected. if you are into IPAs this is probably an excellent beer.

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Photo of hopflyer
4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled January 28, 2015

pours murky dark orange, one finger head and quite a bit of fine floaties.

Big whiff of grapefruit in the nose and strong. Some lemon too but this is very citrus smelling. some bready malt profile is there too.

Taste follows with hit of citrus hops with generous amount of bitterness but not off-putting. Reminds me a bit of victory dirtwolf. Hops back off some and some cracker malt balances it some. Some candy sugar sweetness and then piney hops thrown in for good measure.

Medium body and medium carb. Sticky and leaves a coating in the mouth. Light bitter aftertaste.

Very well made DIPA. reminiscent of dirtwolf but this has a little bit more bitterness but also more sweetness to balance it out. A little heavier and not as much drinkability though. I'm glad I went for this on my local distributors recommendation.

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Photo of Brillig
4.9/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This beer absolutely nails the style for me. Outstanding fresh, bright hoppy flavor. Perfect mouthfeel and finish. May be the best DIPA I've ever had (and I've had many).

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Photo of garymuchow
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Looks and smells pretty much on style. Somewhat darker than many with a amber but holds a nice dense head.
Straight up fresh and somewhat fruity hop aroma. No excess picked up initially, but some intensity nonetheless.
Good big hop sticky yet soft feel. Nice denseness in feel and taste. Hop rich and tasty hop complexity. Nice streak of pleasant bitterness finishes off the drink and lingers and then fades out nicely. Quick ding of alcohol in the pre-fontal cortex lets me know alcohol is there, but just adds softness and tinge of heat in the gut. The hints of excess are there but kept under wraps nicely. A good mix of a grainy flavor that seems both malt and hop based - sort of an earthy flavor.

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Photo of JayQue
4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very good DIPA. Pours an orange/amber color.ostly clear. Medium size white head with good retention and thick lacing on the glass. Strong aroma of citrus hops (grapefruit). Taste is citrus hops and biscuity malt. Very good bitterness.

Mouthfeel is crisp and dry. Rich enough for the style. Not at all "boozy" Very drinkable for a hophead. Nice

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Photo of Doctor_Bogenbroom
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I thought this to be a pretty acceptable Double IPA. I really liked Victory DirtWolf and thought this might be a good one to try as well. It's a little too expensive for what it offers, but all in all it's worth trying at least once.

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Photo of dbl_delta
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Undated bottle into pint glass. Cloudy deep gold with a modest off-white head that dissipates rapidly. Initial impression is citrus, tropical friuts, and malt. Very well-balanced. Medium mouthfeel; medium carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden. Bitter, piney finish. Quite a nice DIPA.

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Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Copper seethru body with one finger head that dies quick but leaves lace patches.
Hoppy, piney, earthy, citric note dominate the nose as this beer is all about hops.
Medium bodied, sticky, extremely dry but not harsh, a textbook hopped up American IPA as there are boatloads of earthy, piney, citric hops and just a little bit of breadiness and sweetness added for balance.
This doesn't reinvent the wheel by any stretch but fans of solid, hop-forward DIPAs that just want a relaxing beer without the bells and whistles should go for this.

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Photo of HattedClassic
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a decent bubbly head that is a bit of an off-white color. The beer itself a hazy bright orange with a lot of yeast sediment still floating about and detracts from the look. The smell has strong hop notes of orange with a hint of lemon and sweet malty backbone that mixes very well. The taste is predominantly hoppy with orange and grapefruit notes offset by the malt sweetness but not by much. The beer has a very dry finish. The beer is a bit on the heavy side with a little bit carbonation which gives it a very smooth finish. Overall, a pretty good beer by itself and I would recommend it.

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Photo of tigg924
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Grapefruit and citrus rind dominate the taste. Taste is bitter, dry, and slightly oily. An above average imperial IPA, but I have had way better in the style. Would not turn down this beer, nor rush out to get it.

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Photo of JohnSand
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

A wonderful IPA. Drinking a bottled one now. Hazy copper, thin head, great flavor. Very balanced, plenty of fruity hops, plenty of sweet malt. I first had this on tap in the Globe in Berlin Md. As soon as the waitress put it down, the hop aroma hit my nose. I wasn't disappointed, I'm still not. Buy it if you can find it.

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Photo of LittleDon
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

A very good IIPA. Decent malt backbone. A bit catty, but not above and beyond what would be expected. Leans toward the sweet side, but not overly so. Medium to medium heavy body. Drank mine two or three months after purchase and still plenty of hops. Inasmuch as the prototypical American beer is an IPA variant, Evolution does a nice job at producing a very drinkable double IPA. Given the alcohol content and amount of sugar, it's not something for every day consumption. However, when you're in the mood for something bigger, this one fits the bill. It doesn't have the pedigree that something like a Pliny or Ruination does, but who cares? For folks who can find it, it is very good, available, and more likely a better value.

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Lot #6 Double IPA from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.