Lot #3 IPA | Evolution Craft Brewing Company

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998 Ratings
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
Ratings:
998
Reviews:
208
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
9.36%
 
 
Wants:
55
Gots:
270
For Trade:
4
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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

A good solid IPA with a subtle citrus finish. It has what call balance: each of the component flavors works evenly with the rest. Compares well to the other top flight IPA's. It comes from a town on the Delmar peninsula, not far from Milton, DE, the home of Dogfish Head. Perhaps it was because Dogfish Head set the bar pretty high that the folks at Evolution had to set their sights even higher. They certainly have not failed. I bought a six pack just to try it. My vacation house mates went out and bought another today.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Mostly clear copper in color. Forms a rather large, slightly orange tinted head. Good stability. Moderate lacing.

S: Hop forward. Pleasant aroma is a blend of citrus and pine. Orange, grapefruit, pine.

T: Taste is similar. Hop forward, but with an appreciable malt backbone. Pale malt, caramel malt, orange, pine and a bit of grapefruit. Mildly sweet. Earthy on the backend.

M: Medium bodied. Appropriate carbonation. Mild-to-moderate bitterness.

O: A pretty good IPA. Certainly better than I was expecting it to be. A nice hoppy East Coast IPA.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nearly translucent copper amber. Dense head with nice lacing.
Smells as it should--Strong pine, grapefruit, apricot, and fresh earth.
It tastes round and full with resin, citrus and other orange fruits. Rounded nicely by caramel and malt. The overall flavor is a little too sharply acidic--a more stout malt backbone to hold it up would have helped, as would a heavier spice note. But very nice.
Smooth in. Proper carbonation. Bready and oily feel on the tongue. Lean and just a bit short.
In general, this is what I want when I ask for an IPA. More earthiness and heft to match the dark color would be great, but this is good stuff.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -20%

Lot #3 IPA from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
4.06 out of 5 based on 998 ratings.
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