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Incubator #2 - Evolution Craft Brewing Company

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Incubator #2
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BA SCORE
87
very good

16 Ratings
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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4
pDev: 8.5%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Evolution Craft Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: nmann08 on 08-18-2013)
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larryi86

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

11-22-2013 02:40:10 | More by larryi86
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RandomExile

Maryland

3.7/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: black/brown; thick fine-bubbled off-white head; persistent surface layer; super fine latticed lacing
S: fresh pine, hops, must
T: bitter, pine and hops, very similar to an IPA
M: light carbonation, medium-light-bodied
O: Excellent brown ale, fresh and sessionable.

20 oz / Pint Glass / Victoria Gastro Pub, Columbia, MD

Serving type: on-tap

12-03-2013 05:02:15 | More by RandomExile
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Proclarush

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

10-29-2013 23:37:37 | More by Proclarush
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gillagorilla

Maryland

3.71/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Max's on 11/2/13

A: Dark brown with a slight bit of amber. No lacing.

S: Slightly hoppy. A little bit of lemon. Malty with a bit of barrel in there.

T: Slight bourbon. Nice thickness. Light malt.

M: Prickly.

O: It is quite light overall but better than the base beer.

Serving type: on-tap

10-29-2013 07:29:23 | More by gillagorilla
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

09-30-2013 17:26:19 | More by Zaphog
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

09-22-2013 20:01:11 | More by BillRoth
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Boone757

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

09-01-2013 22:00:15 | More by Boone757
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thegerm87

Connecticut

4/5  rDev 0%

08-27-2013 14:30:38 | More by thegerm87
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The_Barn

Maryland

4.84/5  rDev +21%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is an amazing one off Red Rye beer. The Barn in Parkville Maryland is one of the lucky few to carry this beer. It is a nice anytime beer and am disappointing if they do not make it again, its nice for anyone who would like an ESB or an IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

08-26-2013 19:32:01 | More by The_Barn
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Zimm

New Jersey

4/5  rDev 0%

08-24-2013 22:29:19 | More by Zimm
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bubseymour

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

08-23-2013 21:41:47 | More by bubseymour
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

08-21-2013 16:08:35 | More by AngusOg
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

08-20-2013 17:36:58 | More by Rhettroactive
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at Evolution Public House in Salisbury serve chilled in a shaker pint.

The color is dark crimson with hazed appearance and thick pale tan cap with small bead, lace sticks well, retention is very good. The smell is very pungent with hops, lots of citrus notes -mostly orange but I am unsure what hops they used...probably amarillo with a nice light malt aroma and pepper with some pine hop esters augmenting with the orange rind notes dominant in the nose. The feel is bitter up front with some tangy yeast accent and fruity hop acidity with moderate carbonation and dry finish with low alcohol influence.

The taste is excellent, so much flavor from the hops with fruity and citrus taste and light spice with gentle caramel from the malt and rye. There is a mild stone fruit with a grapefruit type bitterness in the finish with light pine and toast in the malt, a nice blend of taste with hops dominant. Overall this is probably my second favorite rye beer even though it is listed as an amber the description from evolution's website mentions rye. I would say the only similar beer to compare it to would be Red's Rye by Founder's

Serving type: on-tap

08-19-2013 16:54:35 | More by Slatetank
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

08-19-2013 13:33:28 | More by mendvicdog
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.86/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Max's Hopfest.

Pours a dark copper amber color, absolutely no head on the beer.

Smell is a little sweet, floral hops, earthy notes. Not sure if this is brewed with rye, but I get some rye in the nose too.

Flavor is sweet malts, floral and citrus hops. A little grapefruit.

This is medium bodied, very smooth, and very sessionable. I am not always a big red ale person, but this is really good. I like it.

Serving type: on-tap

08-18-2013 21:51:01 | More by nmann08
Incubator #2 from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.