Evolutionary IPA
Two Beers Brewing Co.

Evolutionary IPAEvolutionary IPA
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #6,838
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
82
Ranked #44,202
Avg:
3.59 | pDev: 13.65%
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
147
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Two Beers Brewing Co.
 
Washington, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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Gots
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SCORE
82
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Reviews by Keepnitrl:
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Keepnitrl from Washington

3.64/5  rDev +1.4%

Sep 26, 2014
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philbertk from Washington

3.57/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

two beers Brewing Company--Evolutionary IPA--India Pale Ale--2011 22 oz. Inaugaral Bottling. 6.20% ABV. 70 IBU's. (3.75 / 5.0) Big frothy foamy rocky mild lace off white head. Fizz hazed rich bright dark amber blood orange color. No sediment. Rich earthy grapefruit floral hop pine malt ester front. Tangy zesty CO2 infused dry rich hop fruit caramel malty amber IPA body. Dry sweet slightly bitter puckery citrus malt hop spice rich refreshing end. Dry hoppy zesty Amber IPA. Highly carbonated. Nice Fresh but likely to age quickly. Sampled 3/24/2011. Purchased for $4.99 @ Ken's Market--Phinney Ridge, Seattle on 3/23/2011.

Mar 29, 2011
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Mitchster from Michigan

3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

$1.69 for a 12oz can at Siciliano's. Brewed with Base Malt, Munich, Vienna, Crystals and carapils. Hopped with Yakima Valley Simcoe, Amarillo and Centennial, then aggressively dry-hopped with Simcoe and Columbus.
OG=1.064, 16 SRM, 70 IBU's, 6.2% ABV.

Pours out to a murky copper, forming a wispy light yellow head with poor retention and good lacing. Carbonation is moderate, ~2.5 carbs. Loads of flittering chunks of yeast/hop debris like someone put a teaspoon of fish flakes in your beer. Pour carefully! Nose has nice notes of grapefruit, pine resin, and mango. Cleanly fermented. Mouthfeel is crisp, clean, a touch of acidity from the hops, mild astringency in the finish, medium bodied. The taste opens with mango, grapefruit, pine resin, sitting on top of a chewy malt body. Well balanced bitterness with some residual crystal malt sweetness, but overall astringent. Nice earl grey tea note in the finish.

A really nice IPA in the can, but considering the copious sediment, it's best drank out of a glass with a careful decant. Kinda defeats the purpose of the can unless you don't mind drinking muck. Nice beer though. Would buy it again.

Mar 15, 2014
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woemad from Washington

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Nov 21, 2013
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indiapaleale from Maine

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour - bright amber with lots of reds and oranges and a big, sticky white head on top. This has some serious lacing. All those tiny little bubbles cascading upwards sure is a nice sight to see as well.

Aroma - you want fresh hops? Perhaps the type of hop aroma that tickles the inside of your sinuses? Well, here you go! Evolutionary IPA has a lot of piney, resiny hoppy goodness going on and its very apparent even from a few feet away. Some nice citrus smell like grapefruit and lemon round out the aroma. Does it get much better than a very aromatic India Pale Ale? I think not...

Taste - a sip of this and you'll get a sense of where all 70 of those IBUs are coming from. Lots of hop flavor is packed into each sip and defended against lupulin overkill by a solid, sweet malty backbone. With Magnum, Simcoe, and Amarillo hops going into this IPA you're tasting some nice array of pineapple and other tropical fruits along with your typical citrus tastes like orange and lemon. This is an IPA that will make your tongue satisfyingly dry but bring it back to life with every sip. Delicious.

Overall - great IPA. This has all the features I'm looking for in an assertive West Coast India Pale Ale. Big hop aroma and flavor and bitter enough to make you know your not just drinking some hoppy amber ale. Well done and I think the aluminum outfit suits it well!

Would I buy more of it? - abso-HOP-lutely. Very tasty IPA with lots of great hop aroma and flavor. It pays to be near the source and you can taste it.

Aug 23, 2011
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RedDiamond from Oregon

3.08/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A dense ochre beer with an odd, swampy aroma like a mass of decomposing hops or hops mulch. The flavor has forward hop flavor with citric and leafy components that are more cumbersome than deft. Lace is abundant and the body is fine.

Not bad, but doesn't stand out in the crowded IPA category.

Feb 28, 2010
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The last of the three CANs from Two Beers B.C., courtesy of inflatablechair. I am really grateful for the hook-up and I urge others to keep their eyes peeled for new CANned beers for me to add to The CANQuest (TM). What once was a habit is now unquestionably a vice.

From the CAN: "This beer is made for the adventurer, the one not afraid of the nuances of life, the complexity of decisions, or the unknown turn in the road ahead. So if you like to embrace life to the fullest, then this is the beer for you. Cheers! [undersigned] Joel"; "Crafted using Washington Hops and Grains".

The Crack & Glug was a bit surprising to me, given the active nature of the previous two CANned beers from these guys. I did not generate a lot of head, despite nearly inverting the CAN and still ended up with barely a finger of tawny head with moderate retention. Zounds, but the hops were pungent on this one, also! Grapefruit and pine in abundance and my hophead jones monkey suddenly reappeared, screeching on my back. Color was a lightly-hazy orangish amber. Mouthfeel seemed a little thin, but the wash of hops across my tongue made up for the modest shortcoming. My, but this was tasty, especially the way the grapefruit flavor was prevalent but not overwhelming. Finish was solid, bitter, and just what the hops doctor ordered and in a CAN no less. This definitely merits CANsideration for cooler space IMHO.

Nov 09, 2011
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GClarkage from California

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Jul 07, 2014
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dirtylou from New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Oct 14, 2013
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akttr from Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Aug 17, 2013
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jwc215 from Arizona

3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. can:

Pours hazed orange amber with a thin creamy head that leaves lacing.

The smell is citric/tropical (orange, some pineapple), herbal with a touch of caramel.

Oddly, the taste doesn't match the nose. Some orange peeks through, but it is overwhelmed by aspirin. A subtle hint of caramel comes through. Bitter finish.

I love hop-forward beers, but this is a bit chalky, and the hops are aromatic and bittering, but not juicy. It's drinkable, but there are so many better examples of the style.

Apr 28, 2016
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RJLarse from Washington

3.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I bought a bomber of Evolution IPA in a bottle shop. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a copper color, slightly hazy with a creamy off-white head.

Smell is a sweet candy and fruit aroma, caramel and lemon.

Taste is a dominant caramel malt flavor, with a mild citrus taste on the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth. Somewhat cloying for the style.

Over all a good IPA, not great. Bump the ABV and might be a decent DIPA.

Jun 24, 2013
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rand from California

2.13/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 1.75

From 12 oz can to pint glass

A: Copper-tan in color, clear, forms a tight bubbly head that never fully recedes.

S: Floral hops at the front of the nose, earthy. Smells like iced tea mixed with cooked corn and wheat bread. Weird.

T: Astringent, bitter hops at the front. Not piny or citrusy, but earthy, muddled and strangely bitter. Floral-edged hop-profiles often hit of tea, but this might as well have been mixed with ice tea...and not in a good way. Toffee-sweetness is distinct, but doesn't really balance the astringent aspects. Finishes the way it began, bitter, with the different flavor tones all over the place.

M: Medium-bodied, appropriately carbonated for the style.

Possibly the worst modern IPA's I've tasted. Instead of complimenting and harmonizing with each other, the flavors diverge, and individually these, bitter, sweet and bready notes taste terrible. Weird, tea-like nose. Maybe the idea was a Northwest, floral-type IPA, but this tastes like a homebrew gone awry. Try again.

Sep 03, 2013
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ccrida from Oregon

2.6/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Copper, clear, nice off white lace.

Smell is lemon merengue, sweet malt, marmelade.

Taste is also malty, tons of that iced-tea flavor uou get from two much crystal malt. With the citrus hops, it's remiscent of lipton, with a dry, fairly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is medium+, dry.

Drinkability isn't killer to my taste In IPA, not a fan of the iced tea with modest hops by local standards. As far as any old ale though, it was easy enough to slurp down.

Mar 30, 2013
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ArrogantB from Colorado

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle courtesy of Harrymel. Dark amber-orange, hazy, good creamy head that laces the glass. Smells pretty good, very hoppy but a fruity hoppiness not so much dank or pine. Flavor is nice and fruity as well, easy to drink. good stuff. This is a good Northwest IPA and I wouldn't mind another!

Jul 25, 2011
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casapy from Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Nov 15, 2013
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Kegatron from Pennsylvania

2.73/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

22 oz brown wax topped bomber into a tulip glass. I enjoyed this one in early Sept. 2011.

Pours a slightly hazed copper, with a several overly foamy fingers of off-white head. This eventually shrinks down to a rich ½ finger, which just drenches the sides of the glass with thick foamy swathes of lace. The aroma is floral, with a touch of a leafy dankness to it, and I’m sad to find, some mineral (almost metallic) off-notes. Citric fruit and malt add a bitter smelling twang across the back of the nose.

The taste has a bright grapefruit character to it that intertwines with a herbal feel. Malts are sweet across the back and help balance out the bulk of that leafy bitterness. Pine and pith finish this strong, with a moderate dryness that sticks to the tongue. Unfortunately, there is a bit of unwanted tartness going on here that makes me think (along with the off nose and overly foamy pour) that there is an infection starting to take shape here. The mouthfeel is medium bodied but as you would expect, is heavily overly carbonated. There is however some underlying slickness here to this and I will say that the sharpness does start to die down after a while.

This was the initial bottling of this beer and well, it showed. Something obviously got in here. It’s a shame to, as I had an opportunity to sample this on tap as well at the same liquor store that I purchased the bottle from and it showed some real promise.

Nov 10, 2011
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Bookseeb from Washington

3.33/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance is a hazy amber supporting a healthy thick head. Smell is sweet with the caramel malt with piney hops and citrusy fruit. Taste has the sweetness from the malt and a bitter "twang"if you will, from the hops and yeast. Mouthfeel is light medium with good carbonation. A little off in the flavor profile with the twanginess, but still has that base for an IPA.

Jul 19, 2012
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Durge from Connecticut

3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A deep musty rusty brown color with a big off-white head and chunky lacing. The aroma brings doughy grapefruit with a heavy yeast idea. Interesting and fairly likeable. The flavor brings an odd collection of tart sweet lemon and vanilla yeast and orange malt. Very interesting but not quite getting to my IPA needs. It grows on you but the hops are largely lost in a sugary yeast theme. This brew is medium-light bodied with frothy carbonation and feel. Unique and a memorable IPA but this probably won’t work for all IPA lovers.

Sep 14, 2012
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Spikester from Oregon

3.32/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy amber with a three fingered cream color head with very good retention. Good amount of lacing. Smell is malty bread dough with a touch of floral hops.
Taste is citrus and piney hops with a big push of bready malts. No idea how old this can might be but the hops have faded in the nose and taste. Seems more like a 35 IBU than 70. Mouthfeel is too little carbonation with a medium body. Finish is long dry and bitter.
Overall a bit underwhelming for a Northwest IPA. I will try this again and hope I can find something a bit more fresh.

Apr 14, 2014
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BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

3.03/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a light golden yellow with just over an inch of white head that dissipated quickly and left moderate lacing.

A mostly citrus hop, with some floral notes, greets the nose. The taste follows down the trail blazed by the scent. No surprises on the tongue.

This beer goes down a little smoother than most IPAs, making it nicely drinkable. The body is just a little lighter than typical for the style.

Overall, an average IPA that's worth a shot if you see it.

Dec 24, 2009
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jlindros from Massachusetts

3.92/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Francois for cracking this.

Light fizzy head, clear amber reddish orange color.

Nose simcoe and citra, grapefruit - tropical fruit but not musty resin, hint of tangerine citrus, no malt.

Taste nice tropical fruit, light grapefruit, pineapple, tangerine with light citrus, hint if musty resin, light pine, decent bitterness. Finish is somewhat bitter, dry, lingering piny and tropical fruit hops, long bitter.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carb but less than I expected for can.

Overall nice, good hops, not too bitter, refreshing, nice tropical fruit without resin.

May 28, 2012
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Mora2000 from Texas

3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to 5000 for sending this can my way.

The beer pours an orange-amber color with a white head. The aroma is full of toffee and grass notes, with not much else coming through. The flavor is more pronounced. I get a lot of the orange and pine notes from the hops, as well as some biscuit malt and a low to medium amount of bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Aug 05, 2012
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twelveinches from Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Dec 12, 2011
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biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle, now just called 'Evo IPA' on the product recently shipped north of 49.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium copper amber colour, with two fat fingers of puffy, densely foamy, and bubbly beige head, which leaves some pleasantly splotchy webbed lace around the glass as it slowly recedes.

It smells of bitter grapefruit and orange rind, a further bit of lemon wedge and a slight soapy edge to its prominent hoppiness, with a tame crackery, grainy pale malt and oh so subtle caramel sweetness passing for offset here. The taste is a bit more balanced, the bready, doughy, and laid-back crackery malt holding fast, with the edgy floral, piney, and meekly citrusy hops reveling in their counterpoint.

The bubbles are steadfast in their supportive duties, and little more, the body average in its medium weight, and generally smooth, without much interference from the hops on this account, so, good! It finishes off-dry, just, the malt giving up the ghost, while the otherwise plodding west coast hops keep on keepin' on.

A so-so Yankee IPA, the attendant bitterness eventually lacking any tangent to real-world savoury pleasure - ya know, the fruit or the forest floor goodness. Anyways, simple in its rendering, and overtly boozy by the end, which speaks to a certain lack of integration. Oh well - this joint is drinkable enough for a Friday night, IYKWIM.

Aug 30, 2014
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