Lot #3 IPA | Evolution Craft Brewing Company

986 Ratings
Lot #3 IPALot #3 IPA

Brewed by:
Evolution Craft Brewing Company
Maryland, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
65 IBU

Added by lackenhauser on 09-19-2009

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Photo of BJB13
3.82/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a nonic pint glass.

Started with a one finger, off white bubbly head with some lacing that lessened to just a thin layer covering the slightly cloudy, copper colored pour. The taste pretty well mirrors the moderate aroma of pine and citrus, specifically grapefruit with the addition of some biscuit malt. Crisp and bitter it finished smooth and a bit sour with a touch of grapefruit. Mouth feel was a little creamy with low to medium carbonation. Not bad.

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Photo of nick_perry
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer will always be special to me, so perhaps my high rating should be taken with that grain of salt. I came of drinking age while a student at Salisbury University, and Lot #3 IPA from EVO was one of the first craft beers I ever tried. Fresh taste of hops and pine. Moderately bitter, with a crisp, slightly dry finish. Leaves a warming feeling.

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Photo of citizencane
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours bright rust color with moderate lacing. Smells of bread and pine hops. Taste is as follows, with tons of complexity; I also get grapefruit, lemon, some spices like nutmeg and cloves. Very complex and different flavors. Good quality, but not one I'd necessarily go for again as it tastes okay but the flavor profile isn't my ideal. The weird spice note and maltiness put something in this that's just...different.

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Photo of neenerzig
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

My dad and I have jaunted off to D.C. for a few days, and I'm sitting at the bar at the hotel we are staying at and am drinking this beer. Poured out of a 12 oz. bottle into some sort of a pint type glass, this beer pours a clear, medium amber/copper color with a white head that's about half an inch thick when first poured. Settles pretty quickly to a medium sized ring lining the inside of the glass along with bits of lacing. Aromas of toasted, somewhat biscuity, caramel malt hat gives way to piney, citrusy hips. The taste is pretty much the same, with slightly toasted, somewhat biscuity, caramel malt sweetness followed by pine and citrus hop bitterness. Nice hints of mandarin and mango here along with a bit of grapefruit too. Good balance of flavors. Has a crisp, yet smooth and slightly frothy, medium to full bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Has a clean finish with a slightly dry aftertaste. Very tasty. Glad I got the chance to try this one.


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Photo of Vetbidder
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Liking the smell of this. Citrus on top with a nice blended malt background. Normal IPA smell done well. Normal citrus/bitter flavor if not a bit piney/metallic after a sec the bitterness sticking with you. Decent, not my favorite flavor profile for an IPA.

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Photo of Franziskaner
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep gold to copper with orange highlights and a murky complexion. There's a fingernail of off white covering most of the top. Light lacing. The aroma is of very resinous and tart citrus. It smells like orange juice to put it straightforward. The taste is very much in line with the aroma with the very sharply tart and bitter citrus hops and some light malt backbone keeps things from getting too out of hand. The mouth is moderately resinous, lightly chewy and sticky.

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Photo of Aerocraft67
4.57/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very nice IPA. Lots of lace, although not a huge head, properly dense. Pretty deep amber color. Rich mouthfeel. Nice sparkle on the tongue. No hop "slam," but hoppy with the bitter tingle you want. A bit more bite than a Dogifish 60, for instance. The nose is sufficiently assertive, but nothing terribly alluring, a bit funky. Priced right. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Jon_Hendricks
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a lightly hazy orange color.

Overall: The aroma contains citrus and pine notes. Lot#3 IPA hits a nice middle ground between citrus and pine flavors. An initial hint of vague malt sweetness is washed away by a melon rind and grapefruit, before finishing with spicy pine notes. This might be one of the most complex IPAs I’ve ever had before, successfully pulling out various hop flavors. Excellent IPA!

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Photo of mccjame
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this as a draft out of a Sixtel into a pint glass.

Look is a warm golden color. You can smell a nice aroma of hops and othersubtle flavors. Taste is smooth for an IPA, but nice and crisp. Overall a great beer.

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Photo of Act25
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

English IPA and a 4 all the way down.

Appearance: Pours a hazy, coppery amber body with a frothy head that leaves lots of lace.

Smell: Trip around the horn. Dank, cedar, ballast, bilge, salty and then... caramel malts with resinous, piney hops.

Taste: I found this beer's caramel backbone could stand up with complex flavors - a lot going on - resinous, piney hops, along with salt, wood, cedar. But more malt than not as in EIPA.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A nicely balanced IPA; one of the best EIPA?

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Copper colored brew with a white head. Fruity and sweet caramel aromas mix with scents of pine. The taste is nicely sweet with some mango and caramel followed by a nice piney bitterness. There is an aftertaste that reminds me of dried apricots. This is a really nice IPA with a little more sweetness and body than I would expect but it works well.

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Photo of dar482
3.35/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The aroma offers a biscuity sweetness, hints of pine.

The flavor follows with a sweet biscuity malt, onto a spicy pine bitterness throughout, hints of grapefruit.

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Photo of BradMacMullin
4.53/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this while in Virginia while on a work event, so beer always tastes slightly better when it is in lieu of working. The initial striking thing is how dark this beer was for an IPA....didn't know what to think. I felt this was a very 'thick' beer for an IPA....an odd initial introduction, but I nice bittery kick to it with a grapefruit background. This was an extremely good beer. The third one was even just as good. Great beer - I intend to buy a 6-pack and hand them out during my Board Meeting

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Photo of RobBEERto
4.78/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

My go to IPA on a regular basis. I may be biased since this craft is produced within driving distance to my hometown. What I love about this beer -- the high floral notes, the intense hop flavor and the way the suds hug the pint. Match this IPA with a dozen raw oysters and you will then understand the term - Its a Shore Thing!

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Photo of FrancisM12
3.46/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

It's well crafted. Nice copper color. Smell is fruity and refreshing. But, it tastes strongly of grapefruit. I personally hate grapefruit. So for me personally, this ipa doesn't work. But I feel like as long as you don't despise grapefruit as I do, this beer might be enjoyable.

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Photo of Whisner
4.42/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Slightly dank, bitter, nice carbonation. A terrific example of what a solid, workhouse IPA should be. An amazing beer from an unlikely spot on the eastern shore of Delmarva.

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Photo of stevoj
3.64/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

on tap at City Tap House in DC. Smooth, mildly tart, slightly chalky IPA favoring some citrus hops. Hazy pour with soft silky head, dry finish cleans the palate. IPA leaning heavily towards APA territory.

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Photo of ipaxensen
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Got a growler from a freshly tapped keg. When this is really fresh it is competitive with many top tier IPAs. Fantastically piney with a nice hop bitterness and balanced malt backbone. Unfortunately this does not age well and starts to "malt out" fairly rapidly. At $10/64oz pour at the brewery it's tough to beat. Highly recommended.

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Photo of gopens44
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice smooth cream colored head rests atop this ever so slightly hazy burnt orange IPA.

Nose carries pine, mango, grapefruit and eucalyptus. Very fragrant beer here.

Immediate taste is a bitter laced grapefruit with hints of pine. Malt kicks in with a subtle yet well balancing hint of caramel, but upon the dry refreshing exit, we are back to a slightly bitter grapefruit taste left on the tongue.

Oh ya.

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Photo of TLWalsh
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap a deep amber color with a decent creamy white head. Has a definite piney hoppy aroma and a medium mouthfeel. The overall flavor is quite balanced, somewhat malty with a citrusy overtone and a crisp hop finish. I would definitely buy this again.

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Photo of Kubishark
3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had at the brewery.

Has a dark orange, brownish, golden hue. Smells hoppy; cirtus and pine. Tastes pretty balanced, obviously a strong hop flavor but with a nice maltiness as well. Has a nice, smooth mouthfeel. I would definitely drink this again.

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Photo of EvoRich
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Pours amber in color with a nice head

Smell: Aromas, of lemon citrus, hop, and tea.

Taste: Bitterness from the hops, and bitterness from lemon citrus. Very little sweetness.

Feel: It has a dryness to it. But it's crisp.

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Photo of Adam808
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle acquired at Ollie's Beer-Beer-Wine (you read that right) in Aspen Hill, Maryland. Poured into my trusty pint glass and enjoyed in front of a screen displaying my beloved Michigan Wolverines.

L: Like what my doctor showed me after my colonoscopy (curious if anyone reads these pretentious reviews tbh)

S: A magnificent cascade pine smell. Full bodied whiff.

T: I waited to write my review until I could taste test it next to Two Hearted (my go to IPA other than Stone). The front is pine and the finish is clean. I should not compare but this beer is infinitely enjoyable to me even if not as "drinkable" as Two Hearted.

F: Here is where I like this beer the most. The feel of the water across my tongue and the finish here distinguish it from so many other IPAs.

O: High marks here because for my local (and therefore cheap) IPA it is more or less perfect. This IPA has personality and like that guy who hawks Capital One credit cards says........personality goes a long way.

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Photo of slusk
4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: pours a hazy orange with a shirt white head

S: Complex hop nose. Pine, citrus, grapefruit and a bit of onion peel with an earthy undercurrent. Nice gentle malt aroma in the background.

T: Nice subtle bitterness with citrus and grapefruit. A little bit of a catty hop or maybe a little onion peel. a decent semi-sweet caramel bedrock supports this IPA.

F: Smooth medium body, medium carbonation. Almost velvety mouthfeel.

O: This is a nice smooth IPA. The hop profile is varied and complex. The bitterness doesn't overwhelm the malt base and the hop flavors shine. A pleasure to drink this.

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Photo of tone77
3.61/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a bronze/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, citrus hops. Taste is well balanced hops and malts, piney, dry at the finish. Feels medium/full in the mouth and overall a tasty and highly drinkable beer.

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