Lot No6 Double India Pale Ale - Evolution Craft Brewing Company
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4.25/5 rDev +2.7%
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.
08-23-2014 23:30:45 | More by LittleDon
4.08/5 rDev -1.4%
Once again, if I am drinking a bottle during the Great Bottle Purge, it is because I was at The Friendly Greek Bottle Shop and I had to fill out a sixer or be charged extra. I like to blame them, rather than my own alcoholic weaknesses.
We just had a tasting with the Evo rep last Friday, but she was savvy enough to keep me off of the # 6. Lots # 1 and 2 were experimental, leading to Lot # 3 and when the DIPA craze took off, 6 was double 3. I suggest that there be a Crying of Lot 49 IPA in homage to Thomas Pynchon.
I just love a heavy-handed pour since I get the pseudo-cascade initially, followed by the creation of the head. In this case, it was just under three fingers of dense, tawny head that jiggled like pudding when I inadvertently jostled the glass. Color was an oh-so-slightly-hazy Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9). Nose smelled like a citrus grove inside of a pine forest! Grapefruit and evergreen fought for supremacy in my sinus cavity. I raised a toast and took my first sip. Mouthfeel was unnaturally thick and viscous. Jesus! Every time I drink a DIPA, I feel like I am in a battle to the death! It lay upon my tongue like a beached whale, refusing to move, while the hops bored deeply into my poor, bruised tongue unmercifully. Man, you had better like hops (and I do) if you plan to attack one of the leviathans! I was getting a load of hops on the tongue and in the mouth. Finish was hot, dry, desert-like and I felt as though I may need a lay-down after that one. And this coming from a self-avowed hophead! Imagine how amateurs must feel ...
08-12-2014 00:14:20 | More by woodychandler
4.66/5 rDev +12.6%
Growler from the brewery in Salisbury, MD. Into my Beer Geek Nation tulip glass.
Appearance (4.5/5): Clear, copper, lots of soapy off-white lacing on the glass. Looks like a textbook double IPA.
Smell (4.5/5): Massive dankness and tropical fruit notes of pineapple, mango, and grapefruit. This recipe is almost certainly drawing on some of the newer school hops to generate this thoroughly modern IPA aroma that leans heavily towards the tropical side, as opposed to the piney, highly bitter end of the hop spectrum that most old school IPAs would tap in to. Very impressive.
Taste (4.75/5): The hops are very juicy in the foretaste, with plenty of sweet, fruity grapefruit and pineapple notes. The massive hops are fairly well balanced by the sweet, yet dry malt backbone, which helps accentuate the hops and make them pop. The beer dries out nicely in the finish to a grapefruit pith-like flavor that is all bitterness. Lot 6 achieves an impressive complexity through it's seamless transition from flavor to flavor. This is a classic Double IPA being enjoyed the way it was meant to be--super fresh, straight from the brewery's tap.
Mouthfeel (4/5): Smooth initially, though the beer is exceptionally dry in the aftertaste. The carbonation is at a very nice medium level. It has kept well in the growler so far.
Overall (4.5/5): Evolution has really hit on a special recipe, one that offers an excellent amount of complexity. While this beer is all about the hops, the different hop varieties do a great job of bringing different flavors and feels to the beer on its way across the tongue. An outstanding beer that hop heads will love.
08-05-2014 20:43:45 | More by hagbergl
3.99/5 rDev -3.6%
a: Slightly hazy coppery caramel color; served a medium sized, creamy head.
s: Resinous, earthy citrus with plenty of caramel and toffee.
t: Definitely east coast. Earthy, pungent grapefruit rind backed by lots sugar cookies and toffee.
m: Big and creamy.
o: Good stuff, not quite upper echelon.
08-04-2014 03:25:01 | More by DIM
Lot No6 Double India Pale Ale from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 403 ratings.