Lot #3 IPA | Evolution Craft Brewing Company

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Lot #3 IPALot #3 IPA
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Lot #3 IPALot #3 IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Evolution Craft Brewing Company
Maryland, United States
evolutioncraftbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
65 IBU

Added by lackenhauser on 09-19-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,645
Reviews:
211
Ratings:
1,018
pDev:
9.34%
Bros Score:
4.03
 
 
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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gerred
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fredduncan
4.52/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mynie
4.36/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce drafts were the Happy Hour special at Birrotecha, so I figured what the heck..

My notes, in full "Like a solid midwest IPA from 2006. I mean that in a good way."

The pour was dark amber and filtered with a decent head. The flavor and aroma were pine and mild citrus. It was very flavorful without being at all overwhelming and I was surprised to see its ABV was as high as 6.8.

It's nothing groundbreaking. Indeed, it's a bit old-fashioned. But it's very well done, and frankly I prefer this style to most contemporary, fruit-heavy IPAs.

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Photo of tpeters
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yancey82
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of agreenman19
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheDoak
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of njbusa
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MJSFS
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gaddabble
3.13/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of WunderLlama
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at McCormick and Schmicks

Clear bronze liquid

Off white sticky, foamy pencil thin foam cap

I get citrus , orange , grapefruit on the aroma

Citrus hop forward over malt taste

Low sudsing , good hop taste smooth , light bite

Good beer

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

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3.87/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PurpleEagle90
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smooth and not overbearing on the palette....goes well with a light lunch.

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3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JayQue
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this on tap at Hurricane Hannas near Ocean City MD. A great IPA for hopheads, yet approachable enough for others!! pours a fairly clear amber color. White frothy head but I can't comment on head size since it was served in a chilled pint glass. Rings of lacing on the glass. Strong hoppy aroma, citrus all the way with grapefruit up front and some mango. Flavor is hoppy and citrus forward but there is fairly strong caramel malt to mute the hoppiness a bit. The finish includes some resiny piney hops. An impressive array of flavors but no simple hops blast to discourage those less enamored with head-shrinking bitterness. Mouthfeel is rich and crisp with some balance between hops and malt (with hops winning out). This is one of the better IPAs andI'm glad I was able to get a fresh one on tap!!!!

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4.36/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gajo74
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Vacationing in the Bethany Beach/Rehoboth DE area. Last time here I was quite impressed by Evolution Brewing from Salisbury MD. Looking forward to trying IPA no 3 after having enjoyed no 6 the last time.
From the bottle it pours an amber color. A vigorous pour produced a bubbly off white sudsy head that soon dissipated to a soapy ring collar and a smattering of lace.
In the nose, my first impressions are of fruit. This consists of apricot, mango, peach, and a touch of grapefruit. Interestingly there is a buttery and caramel malt feel. Not the most IPA like aroma in this respect except that towards the middle there is some pine, resin and herbal dank as it warms.
Speaking of Delaware, DFH, particularly 90 minute IPA, was one of the beers that got me deeper into craft beer ever since I started vacationing here years ago. In some ways, Evo no 3 reminds of a more subdued and drinkable 90 minute IPA. It has that creamy and velvety malt mouthfeel with perhaps a lighter body. It can also be buttery, caramel like, and with a tea like finish. At times the dominant flavor appears to be sweet and malty. Yet there is a gentle and quiet hops profile. It is neither bright nor brassy like other citrusy and resiny hop bombs. Instead it feels like one of those understated and darker Flemish paintings depicting simplicity in landscapes or still life. (Like Vermeer) The hops tend to take on a soft and subdued juiciness and a fruity quality; apricot, peach and mango. There is some mild pine that adds a light touch of bitterness.
Overall this is a nice accessible IPA that is sessionable and a bit on the malt forward side.

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Photo of kbrown
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Budlum
3.54/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Lot #3 IPA from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 1,018 ratings