Lot #3 IPA | Evolution Craft Brewing Company

999 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 JayQue
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
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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Photo of Nace4
4.46/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gajo74
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
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 -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Budlum
3.54/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. Rcvd in trade. The appearance was a somewhat hazy golden amber/copper color with a two finger white foamy head that must last for a good minute and a half until finally it started dieing and leaving some foamy bubbly lacing clinging to the sides of the glass. The smell was a strong pine/citrus combination of sweet to bitter stickiness in the scent, decent caramel aroma in the background. The taste was bittersweet all the way through in a spectacular caramel sweet sort of way. Bittersweet pine/citrusy aftertaste leading to a dry finish. On the palate, it sat a light to medium in body with a decent sessionability about it. Carbonation is good for an AIPA and for me as there’s a decent acceptable harshness and a good dry bitterness lingering over my mouth and tongue. Overall, this was a pretty good AIPA that I would have again if I saw it and this would even be a decent offering with its respected food.

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Photo of ssimpson89
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of malfunxion
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DJMonet
3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.25

I've kept Evolution #3 in my IPA rotation for years. It's such a solid early '90's-style IPA. I really like the glow the ale provides on a sunny day when you hold it to light. It could be a bit more pungent, but the herbal/resin flavor has such a nice lingering taste... If you're in the DC-Metro/Baltimore area, it should be a fairly easy find.

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Photo of jtw21
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of evanwoertz
4.55/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of therica
3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dirtyhands
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of N1Nkasi
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rdoggg
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of parkwood
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BJB13
3.82/5  rDev -5.9%
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 +10.8%
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 Rdubbia
4.66/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A slightly high ABV, but a delicious beer.

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Photo of jmg480
3.49/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlexSergeevich
4.32/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice IPA with clean taste and long complex aftertaste.

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Photo of citizencane
3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
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 chicagoish
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of neenerzig
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
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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