Lot No6 Double India Pale Ale - Evolution Craft Brewing Company
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Reviews by ThisWangsChung:
4.25/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottle says 8.5%. 12 oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.
A: Pours a very hazy golden copper color. The head is a nice three finger cream color featuring excellent lacing down the glass. Retention is only decent, however.
S: Quite grapefruit forward, with an underlying touch of peppery, herbal pine. The malt profile seems to be the standard-issue crystal malts, coming across as somewhat biscuity. The general aroma is very good, if not as vivid as I hoped/expected.
T: The grapefruit character comes across more expressively in the flavor. It starts off with a combination of citrusy hops and biscuity malt/yeast. The finish is pleasantly malty; the subtle grapefruit mingles with the toffee and marzipan qualities, with touches of black pepper and pine appearing. Again, like its little brother, it has a surprising amount of complexity while it maintains a level of balance; some sips will be citrusy, others will be piny, and some will even be tropical.
After downing a second one, it becomes very melon-like in its hop character...perhaps a sign of the Citra hops coming through. I'm upping the score here - I'm on my second one and I almost feel like killing a third bottle. It's just superb, yet in a subtle manner.
M: The finish starts off pleasantly clean and dry, before a budding aftertaste of hop nectar and malt sweetness builds and lingers on the aftertaste. General texture is on the heavier side of medium - and yet, in spite of all the things conspiring to make it a difficult drink, it's quite easy to down.
O: This is what FW Double Jack should have been - the reason I single out that one is because the flavor profile here is very reminiscent of the hyped DIPA in terms of its malty, orange/grapefruit forward nature; only it's more balanced, less boozy, not as sweet, and more complex. Or maybe this 4 pack is just fresher than the bottle of Double Jack I had. All I know is A) I'll be coming back to this one at a somewhat frequent rate, and B) it's about damn time MD starts producing a DIPA that's both top notch and well-priced.
Serving type: bottle
02-11-2013 22:12:16 | More by ThisWangsChung
More User Reviews:
4.49/5 rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Recommended by an employee at the Craft Beer Outlet in Philadelphia as an exceptional DIPA.
a: Copper with a finger thick tan head which receded to thick surface foam and dense lacing.
s: Strong citrus
t: Citrus and pine hops over a mild malt base. Bitterness builds on the tongue.
m; Medium with good body.
o: A superior DIPA with plenty of hop flavors.
Serving type: bottle
07-02-2014 03:38:11 | More by scotorum
Lot No6 Double India Pale Ale from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 384 ratings.