Lot #6 Double IPA - Evolution Craft Brewing Company

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Reviews: 96
Hads: 581
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.2%
Wants: 40
Gots: 97 | FT: 3
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Evolution Craft Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

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: 96 | Hads: 581
Photo of Bierleichen
2.88/5  rDev -30.3%
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. (179 characters)

Photo of cpetrone84
3.22/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pour is golden orange and transparent with a white fairly bubbly head. The nose is fairly balanced with malt and hop. Sticky caramel and light dough with citrus orange hop behind. Taste is much more malt forward, caramel, stale grain and dough. Hops are fairly citrusy and brings a light bitterness through a lightly carbonated finish. Body is fairly full and creamy. (367 characters)

Photo of Gibonow
3.43/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The initial taste is sweet but it finishes with a strong bitter taste that lingers. I'd say it also has a stronger malt taste than other double IPAs I've had. However,the 8.5% is hidden well.

The color is pretty and opaque.

Solid double IPA and I can take my time to enjoy it. This beer was a gift so I don't have any info on price. (334 characters)

Photo of goblue3509
3.44/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an organish copper color with a two finger head and great fingers of lacing all over the glass. A great looking beer. The aroma is of greatfruit hops with earthy hops presen also. The taste is a caramel malt backbone with grapfruit hops, earthy hops and citrus present. The mouthfeel is moderate carbonation. The drinkability is good with the alcohol well hidden and the beer being an easy drink. Overall its a solid beer but in a crowded dipa market it is close to the top but not top of class and needs to do more to distinquish itself. (544 characters)

Photo of jmdrpi
3.48/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

served from the tap in a 10 oz glass.

appears a copper color with bright white head. big pine and earthy hop aroma. taste has just a touch of biscuity malt, but is over powered by resiny hop flavor. the hop flavor is okay, but could be better, doesn't seem to jive with the malt. average body and carbonation level. (317 characters)

Photo of tigg924
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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. (216 characters)

Photo of Hojaminbag
3.53/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lot 6 has a hazy orange body with a beige head. Retention and lacing are both very good.

The aroma has tons of resin and pine with a hint of citrus. You can tell there is a lot of malt in there also, as the sweetness shows up in the aroma.

I was expecting this one to be a citrus bomb, but there isn't a ton of citrus in it at all. Lots of pine, a lot of resin, and a very leafy hop flavor. Just a hint of grapefruit is the only citrus flavors that the hops really impart. The malt base is mostly bready, with equal parts caramel and sweetness.

It has a full body that is just a hint oily.

I think this batch might be a little off compared to earlier ones based on what I've been told. I'll have to give this one another try. Either way, one thing it does very well is hide the alcohol. (790 characters)

Photo of Boardshort_Brewer
3.55/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Very orange, slightly cloudy and an offwhite head. Nice color but I wish it was clearer.
Smell - Not much here for a DIPA, very very little hops and not much else.
Taste - More bitterness than I would prefer, should be balanced out a bit more. Typical piney with a little more citrus hop flavor than most IPAs of this variety. The alcohol is masked nicely though. (376 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.56/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to drewone for sharing this one at AndrewK's tasting.

Bottled 3/2013.

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, honey, cardboard, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with honey, cardboard, and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is definitely past its prime but still drinkable and not really all that bad. (665 characters)

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.63/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a DFH IPA glass.

Appearance - Pours a bright orange and very hazy body. Nice big white head. Lots of sticky lacing and the surface retains a thick layer of foam.

Smell - Grapefruit citrus hops. A little bit of tropical fruit there. Strong hop aroma. Equally strong is a toasty malt aroma.

Taste - That grain flavor is dominant. Amazingly, it cuts through a strong hop flavor. More grapefruit than tropical fruits now. Pine and earthy hops come through also. But that toast flavor is very strong through. Lends itself to an increasing bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Crisp, bitter, not at all sweet. Dry and well carbonated.

Overall - Pretty tasting but that grain is strong as is the bitterness. Independently, they probably would be pleasant elements, but combined they're too much. (820 characters)

Photo of vandemonian
3.63/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Evolution Lot No 6 is a citrus DIPA. It's ok. Maybe I got an old bottle because the flavours weren't that strong. I think it's marked Jan 2013... so yeah, it's pretty old. I'll try to find a fresh bottle and re-review it.

A: CLoudy orange colour and a nice 3 mm head that lasts ok. 4

S: Malty with some weak citrus aroma. 3.5

T: Malty with citrus. The finish is bitter with some mineral-like flavours. I prefer evo 3! 3.5

M: Foamy. Perfect level of carbonation. 4.5

O: 3.5 (477 characters)

Photo of utopiajane
3.64/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours murky and orange with a soft glow in the body of the beer. Decent head of creamy foam that fell pretty fast to some shimmering lace and a thin layer of bubbles on top. Nose is tropical, orange and herbal. Juicy citrus with a good caramel and breaddy malt spine in back. There’s some pine and resin and a faint whiff of soap that doesn’t last. Taste is intense. Grapefruit and tart citrus, pithy then the sweet orange. The malt stayed strong with toasted grain, a little nutty and caramel.The alcohol was warming but not overly present on the palate even though it does show up more and more as it warms. Good oily body and the fruits really lasted throughout the drink next to such a strong malt presence and hop bitter. Finished dry with some bite from the bubbles and a lasting bitter. It even glowed a little in the aftertaste. It drank a little heavy and had a full body but it was packed with flavor that made it really enjoyable. (945 characters)

Photo of nimrod979
3.65/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Saw it on draft @ Bulls & Bears and decided to give it a shot. I like their Lot 3 IPA a good bit.
Poured a clear copper-ish color with a small off-white head. A little bit of a retention and some notable lacing going on here.
Has a citrusy tropical fruit hoppiness about its aroma. along with some malty sweetness.
Citrusy & herbal hops. A lot more piney resin flavor than the aroma gave off. Not overly bitter. Quite balanced by a huge malt backbone to stand up to the hops, I've noticed Evolution seems to overcompensate here. A little on the sweet side but that was expected.
Medium bodied with an oily, juicy mouthfeel. Perfect bitterness in the finish and the high alcohol is hidden well. Pretty nice DIPA and another decent brew from this newer local brewery. (765 characters)

Photo of MikeWard
3.66/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

poured from 12oz bottle into standard pint glass. Bottled on date of May 2013, so 3 months old.

Appearance was a fairly cloudy yellow/orange. Initially good head, which settled down to a thin covering which retained throughout the drink. Only a little carbonation could be detected. Of more concern was the suspended particulates. These eventually settled to the bottle of the glass.

Nose was undistiguished, faint of hops and vaguely fruity.

Taste & mouth was better than expected, given the above. However, virtually no hop bite. And this is a double IPA? Smooth drinking, a decent bodied mouth, and left a pleasant taste on the back of the mouth.

Overall, not too much to rave about on this one. Other than the floating particulates, nothing particularly horrible either. Doubt I would seek this one out again. (818 characters)

Photo of beerthulhu
3.69/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

- Notched 5/13. Consumed 7/13.

A: Strong swirling effervesce within a tarnished orange body of good clarity. 2 inch head is frothy and whipped with a strong rate of retention. Strong lace coverage, meaty stratified rings descend down the vessel.

S: Aroma of pineapple, pepper and celery, fresh green herbs with a touch of fresh wet citrus fresh and young in the glass.

T: Dry citrus toast, bready, peppery herbs, parsely with a warming of citrus flower. Dry grains, caramel juice sweetness peeks through mid-palate along with a pinch of spiciness, grassy pine indicators while ending with a gentle dryness of hops and grains.

M: warm and toasty, bready textured with a good carbonation presence. Medium bodied and a sting of citrus alcohol coming off the tongue.

O: Overall nicely balanced, hops are fairly aggressive without being obnoxious supported by a sturdy malt backbone. Some interesting aroma, good drinking potential. very good overall. (956 characters)

Photo of inlimbo77
3.7/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

8oz snifter glass enjoyed in the middle of the Cantwell's Tavern EVO beer dinner on 2/27/12.

Quick review.

A: Pours a deeper orange amber color than #3. Two fingers of white head. Tight bubbles. Looks like a double.

S: Piney citrusy grapefruits hops. Sweet malts for sure.

T: Initial sip: assaulted by hops on the tip of the tongue. Then mid mouth is sweet malt to help balance but it's almost too much. I wish it was more hop bitterness. The malts are very bready and sweet sugar.

M: Medium leading to full. (513 characters)

Photo of elgiacomo
3.74/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottled January 2013. Served at around 45F.

Pours hazy dark orange witha two finger white head that leaves impressive drippy rings of lacing and holds a good cap.

Aroma is orange, tangerine, floral hops, some pine, some apricot, decent bit of caramel malt. Good to very good strength but might be a touch past its prime.

Flavor is more orange and tangerine, fruity hops, moderate caramel malt in the middle with some sweetness, decent, but not great bitterness on the finish and mild to moderate alcohol.

Mouthfeel is medium-plus bodied, creamy, moderate carbonation.

Pretty good DIPA. Don’t think I’m trying this at its best, would love a fresher sample, but good none-the-less. (693 characters)

Photo of MacQ32
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours copper with a hint of amber.  Leaves a nice finger and a half of light caramel/light tan colored head. Great retention and fantastic lacing.

S - Resinous citrusy rinds, lots of grapefruit tempered by a nice sweet caramel malt backbone.

T - Exactly as it smells, fruity/citrusy hops are a bit staleness.  the markings on the bottle indicate march of 2013. Hopefully thats the bottled date rather than the enjoy by date. Either way its older than ideal which is probably contributing to the slight but obvious staleness.  caramel malts are relatively abundant.

M - Lighter bodied with good carbonation, quite refreshing

O - definitely a bit stale. The taste was still decent but i could see this being fantastic fresh. Will revisit when i have the chance. Giving the benefit of the doubt on the overall rating (825 characters)

Photo of Pencible
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: This poured a cloudy light copper, with some off white head.
S: It smelled like bitter orange zest and candied apricots, with some caramel.
T: It tasted like bitter copper and orange zest, with sweet caramel. It had a clean bittersweet aftertaste.
M: It was fairly thick with some carbonation. Great slick body.
D: This was a decent double IPA. The scent and taste were average, but the body was excellent. The alcohol was pretty well hidden and the finish was smooth, so it was fairly easy to drink. Not super great, but enjoyable. (535 characters)

Photo of Gavage
3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: clear oramge in color with a 1/2" head. Some lace develops during the session.

Smell: pine, grapefruit, and some softer orange tones are easily detectable.

Taste: nice caramel profile with a decent amount of pine, grapefruit, orange, and pears. Alcohol is noticeable and warming here.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Crisp throughout with a dry finish. Aftertaste is long as the flavors linger in the mouth.

Drinkability: I found this to be easy drinking, but took it slow as the alcohol levels are a bit high here. (525 characters)

Photo of John_M
3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Max's today.

The beer pours an orange amber color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is all DIPA goodness, with considerable orange candy, citrus and a whiff of alcohol. This beer smells like a 9% abv. beer. The flavor proflie replicates the nose pretty closely, but is not overly sweet or boozy (something I appreciate). There is some sweet malt of course, but there's enough hoppy bitterness to counter that sweetness very nicely. This DIPA is quite well balanced, with everything nicely preportioned. There's a hint of alcohol on the finish, but it's no more than that, and so drinkability is ultimately pretty good. Mouthfeel is medium bodied to full, with a long, sweet and bitter finish. As noted above, drinkability is pretty good, though I can tell the alcohol is up there a bit. There is a bit of heat from the alcohol, but again, it's only a hint and ultimately this is a pretty drinkable DIPA.

Nice beer...

Edit from 1/12. Tried side by side with FW double jack.... um, well, maybe a few laps back, but we're getting there you all. Cheers! (1,074 characters)

Photo of Sammy
3.91/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Lovely DIPA, bottle from Capone’s. Orange bodied with some retained head. Smooth, above average and relatively smooth mouthfeel(though a little grapefruit acid in finish). Rich, complex, lots of fruit: apricot, mango, orange. Very hoppy aroma. A well crafted DIPA. (266 characters)

Photo of Billolick
3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
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 (381 characters)

Photo of OneDropSoup
3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Many thanks to beandip for this one!

Poured into a tulip pint: Clear, light copper body with loads of nucleation under a dense, sticky, eggshell head. Drops to a thick coating & retains well, leaving hills of lacing.

Very crisp grapefruit in the smell, strong, clear, but light without much sweetness weighing it down. Fresh tea leaves, citrus zest - an "autumnal" sort of character, like dry leaves. Just a hint of an angelfood-like maltiness in the background, but very subtle. Damn, this smells good! A nice cornbread sweetness shows up after a while.

Very dry taste with some citrus zest & pith, tea again. Piney. Just a little bit of sugar hanging around the edges, again very subtle, but enough to keep it afloat. Booze is almost invisible. Bitter, bitter aftertaste that really hangs in there.

Medium-full-bodied, crisp, with an edge to it, & moderate carbonation.

I like that this isn't too sweet, like a lot of DIPAs. It almost errs too much in the other direction, but is saved by that little bit of sugar. Still very dry & bitter, challenging but enjoyable. I could have another one, sure. Thanks again, beandip! (1,129 characters)

Photo of kevanb
3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a stemless wine glass.

The beer pours a bright orange, copper color, fairly murky with a finger or so of soapy white head that has decent retention and leaves behind a great show of lacing. The aroma is nice, citrusy with nice bitter pine behind it, biscuity malt with a fair amount of potent alcohol that burns the nose. Lots of crisp grapefruit with some sweet tangerine citrus, pine and grassy flavors follow with some sweet biscuity grain with a bit of warm alcohol behind, the balance is a little unrefined, but the general flavor profile is very nice. The body is good, a lot of initial fizz and carbonation that quickly gets sticky and juicy that finishes with a great dry punch and a bit of an alcohol burn.

Verdict: An enjoyable DIPA from Evolution and my first experience with this brewery. The lack of balance and notable alcohol presence at just 8.50% is a bit of a turn off but this was definitely an enjoyable beer. Will definitely be looking to try more of Evolution's lineup. (1,018 characters)

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Lot #6 Double IPA from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.