Lot #6 Double IPA
Evolution Craft Brewing Company

Lot #6 Double IPALot #6 Double IPA
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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #627
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
92
Ranked #2,882
Avg:
4.13 | pDev: 9.44%
Reviews:
138
Ratings:
766
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Evolution Craft Brewing Company
 
Maryland, United States
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SCORE
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Lot #6 Double IPALot #6 Double IPA
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milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

3.97/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy amber/orange appearance with an average size, off white head and a fair amount of lacing. Straight up hop aroma of tropical fruit and a bit of resin. Taste dominated by the piney, fruity hops. The modest sweetness provided by the caramel malts only make a minor dent. Alcohol becomes more pronounced in the aftertaste. Full bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel leading to a lingering finish.

Jun 18, 2020
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JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A beautiful beer poured into a clear glass mug. Not much to smell here, but what a nice taste. This has a great hop/malt balance and a profound hoppy aftertaste. The high ABV is noticable, but not offsetting.

May 16, 2020
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Vetbidder from Pennsylvania

3.77/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Amber orange in color with a white head and a slightly cloudy appearance. Malty and citric nose that harken back to those earlier days IPAs. Malt forward flavor follows the scent with some sweetness and general citrus undertones. Mild bitterness with a bready malt flavor sitting on the palate. Ok carbonation and a medium thick feel This is pretty good in a change of pace from the usual juicy hop bomb IPA’s I normally go for.

Mar 28, 2020
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Radome from Florida

4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from a 12 oz bottle bought in Northern VA.

L - Burnished gold to light amber in color, crystal clear. Dense, rocky, persistent head is off-white. A gorgeous beer.

S - Fresh aromatic hops impression: herbal, lightly citrus and lightly tropical. Underneath the hops there are strong malt aromas of bread and biscuit.

T - Well-balanced flavors between malt and hops, with the emphasis maybe just slightly onto malt. The malt is bready and sweet. The hops are an equal blend of tropical, citrus and herbal flavors.

F - Medium body verging on heavy. Creamy, moderate carbonation. Medium to strong hops bitterness. Deceptively light alcohol presence.

O - This is fresh-tasting DIPA that leans a bit more toward the malt balance than most. I'm OK with that.

Aug 24, 2018
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Tony210 from New Jersey

4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a darkish amber, big billowy head. Big caramel malt aroma. Sweet with a big malt body, this almost seems like a throwback. I used to love this type of IPA. Now I prefer the lighter bodied, happier east coast IPA's. But I still appreciate this type of beer and love it. They last a lot longer too. This one is 2 years old and tastes great!

8/20/18
12 oz bottle dated 4/2016
4.25 rating

Aug 21, 2018
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Evolution Craft Brewing Company "Lot No 6 double i.p.a."
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle without freshness dating (the label is not notched with a month or year)
$2.49 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: It's poured a cloudy orange body beneath a finger-thick head of creamy off-white foam. I guess that's OK, cloudy or hazy beers are "in" at the moment. The aroma is quite floral and malty sweet, but also a bit piney and earthy, which is unusual and interesting. The flavor brings in some nice fruitiness that's like apricot and apple and soft citrus, and some golden and medium caramel flavor in its biscuity malt base. Again, that's fairly unusual these days, so kudos to them for doing something different. It's clean, sweetly malty but balanced by a firm bitterness, and mostly dry in the finish with some earthiness, hop resin, delicate pine and residual almost honey-like malt lingering pleasantly. At this point the head has dropped to a partial, very thin surface covering and wide creamy collar but the lacing is quite nice. Except for the cloudiness it would score really well. In the mouth it's medium-full in body and delicately bristling and then creamy smooth with a moderate to median carbonation that seems natural. The alcohol never really shows other than a light wash in the finish although you can sense that it's there and that it's got some strength to it. Overall I'm impressed. This is probably the best beer I've had from Evolution Brewing. It's really nicely balanced, and quite unique. It's a great beer to sit down and relax with, and with spring upon us and summer coming soon I think I'll pick some of this up as an after-dinner porch beer. On the other hand, I think it would pair really well with some smoked chicken or beef fresh off the grill so maybe I'll try that as well. Certainly worth checking out!
Review# 5,956

Apr 22, 2018
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GeorgianBayPackr from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very good DIPA. Well balanced. Easy to drink. Medium body & medium hop bitterness. Would be very easy to want to drink another. The finish is dry

Jan 01, 2018
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Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Trillium IPA glass.

Look is a slightly hazy amber with an off white head.

Aroma is resin hops and sweet molasses malt.

Definitely an old school double ipa with a lot of malt and an intense bitter resin flavor.

Delicious.

Dec 31, 2017
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Rockuba from District of Columbia

4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Overall, a great beer. I love the taste and flow. Drinking at the brewery now, I'm impressed by the scale of their operations. Lot 6 is a friend, a friend that will always be there for you.

Sep 02, 2017
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mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

3.82/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tall glass: color is copper, hazy, chunks of yeast sediment floating throughout and following the bubbles vertically; head is white, frothy, dissipates to thin top and some lacing on the glass.

Smell is toasted malt, then moderate bitterness, neutral aromas with some pine, earth, and citrus rind.

Taste is less malty than the aroma, not much toast or biscuit; hop bitterness come on strong, flavors are primarily earthy, piney, and rinds of citrus fruits.

Mouthfeel is bitter, no oversweetness, carbonation might be a touch high but works as the bitter flavors are more earthy; just a good bite to follow the strong bitterness.

Overall a good DIPA: very pleasant malty aroma, good bitterness and simple composition. The yeast presence in the beer is high, but in no way detracted from flavors that I could perceive.

Jul 14, 2017
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of pine, hints of citrus. Taste is dank, resin, some pine, malts, orange peels, considerably bitter. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer, but I was left a little disappointed, I have had much better DIPA's.

May 01, 2017
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SawDog505 from New Hampshire

4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a 13 oz Weyerbacher tulip glass bottled in March. Pours a beautiful slightly cloudy orange with a 2 inch sticky white head that covers the glass with thick layers of lace.

Smell is tangerine, apricot, herbal earthy hops, pine resin, a little hint of biscuit and grapefruit rind.

Taste follows nicely fresh squeezed tangerine, apricot, guava, and piney grapefruit in very well balanced finish.

Mouthfeel is a little bigger than medium, almost sticky from all the fresh hops, moderate amount of life, maybe a little dry, and excellent drinkability at 8.5% ABV.

Overall this is a very nice beer, a cross between East Coast and West Coast IPA, very nice DIPA, thanks @jzeilinger for this excellent brew.

Apr 23, 2017
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Gajo74 from New York

4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the bottle it pours a turbid and murk dark amber color with hints of copper and orange. A thin film covers the surface but soon dissapates, leaving a thin ring like lace.
In the aroma there is a soft scent of pine followed by a nice helping of tropical fruit. As the drink wears on, the sweetness of the caramel malt shines through.
In the mouth, the caramel malt really comes through, more so than the fruit. It renders the body medium to full, even sticky. Yet, the pine hops are strong; even stronger than in the aroma. They add a nice sting to the mouthfeel and linger in the aftertaste with moderate bitterness. The finish is a combination of hops and sweetness from the malt. Overall, it is a slightly malt forward DIPA with a significant hops presence; it's a good balance. Despite the fuller body, I found this more and more drinkable by the sip. I enjoyed it!

Apr 11, 2017
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ocelot2500 from Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear golden orange color with a frothy, white head that leaves little chunks of lacing.

Smells of bright citrus hops and caramel malts.

Tastes of the bright hops layered over a nice malt base. Hops lead off with notes of grapefruit and pine. Some tropical fruits are also present. Malt comes in with notes of caramel and toasted bread. More hops come through the finish along with some alcohol warmth.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a nicely done DIPA that hits all the right notes.

Apr 01, 2017
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daliandragon from Maryland

4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a new brewer for me. Pours an impressive amber color and big, steady, rocky head. Lace becomes apparent quickly. Orange and mango dominate the nose.

Balanced and controlled on the mouthfeel. Obviously, the flavor is hop forwards, accented with citrus and mango and strongly bitter but also initially shows dark fruits. Alcohol is a player throughout. Also, a slight hint of soap. Kind of understated for a DIPA but improves as it warms. A nice melange of flavors with more malt character but definitely not sacrificing the hop bite. Solid effort here.

Mar 24, 2017
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BJB13 from Maryland

4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 1/26/17 printed on the bottle.
12 oz. bottle poured into a tumbler style pint glass.

Poured clear and coppery with two fingers of off white, fluffy head, that hung around and left sticky lacing. It has a nice full nose with fresh pine and floral hops dominating lighter citrus notes. Tangy, hoppy and sweet with mild hop bitterness. Citrus flavors and a bit of biscuit malt come through in the middle before finishing bitter. Frothy and smooth, almost creamy with moderate carbonation and a medium body.

This is a good, tasty DIPA more in line with the old school style. Very enjoyable and my favorite brew from EVO so far.

Mar 20, 2017
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dar482 from New York

3.2/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The beer comes in a light amber color, good clarity with a bit of heavy, with a fluffy off white head.

The aroma offers sweet tropical fruits, dried mango, orange slices, nectarine, bready sweetness.

The flavor a medium malty sweet flavor up front, along with resin, pine, some grainy malts, onto a truly lingering resiny and evergreen minty pine bitterness and aftertaste. Upfront offers sweet grapefruit bitterness, orange, and a bit more mango, but dominated by that bitterness and the malt.

Jan 29, 2017
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haines710 from Delaware

4.6/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a great tasting beer. Readily available in the Wilmington, Delaware area. I picked up a 4 pack at the supermarket. Poured one into a pint glass tonight. Nice head and amber color. Very drinkable and smooth for a double IPA. Fruity smell and taste with Malty aftertaste. Enjoyed this very much.

Jan 08, 2017
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Beers-es from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap, pours a totaly hazed out orange. Big 2 finger head leaves absolutely massive lacing down the glass. Smell is in the classic grapefruit and pine vein, very aromatic. Taste is similar, with a solid but not overwhelming bitterness. Feel is spot on. This is a really excellent DIPA. Looks like NE juice bomb, while the taste is more classic West Coast style. Very good stuff.

Oct 06, 2016
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Omnium from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle into a tulip glass.
A. Slightly hazy orange gold with a finger of soapy white head medium lacing.
S. Aroma Is nice and juicy hop bomb, slightly dank pine and grass orange and grapefruit just busting with awesome hop Aroma.
T. Big hop resin bite, juicy citrus mild malt some pine, big grapefruit, very classic West coast style.
M. Balanced, crisp and smooth even at the abv
O. Absolutely impressed by this, so vibrant in hop flavor and aroma. Just classic ipa done right

Aug 19, 2016
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: A hazy, amber pour capped with fluff; many strands of lacing hang around

Smell: Grapefruit, pineapple and mango tones; somewhat floral with bready malt tones underneath

Taste: A bit bready in the base but the hops take over quickly, bringing citrus pith, pineapple and mango tones; the bitterness builds, through the middle; the malts bring in balance to the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A bit maltier than I like by DIPAs but this is brewed for balance while still being quite bitter

Aug 17, 2016
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mynie from Maryland

4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served on tap, in a tulip.

Pours a *thick* amber with lots of cloudiness. Fluffy white head.

Smells of dense, pungent pine and big yeast. Reminiscent of Dreadnaught, though the aroma is not as well balanced. Old school for a IIPA.

Tastes as it smells. Pine and light cat pee, slightly syrupy malt dragging things down just a bit, then new bread dough yeast on the back end. Finishes with thick hop resin.

Pretty straightforward for the style, but done well.

Aug 02, 2016
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Jon_Hendricks from Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Pours an orange-copper color.

Overall: Aroma is pine dominant with citrus undertones. The taste starts off with a combination of citrusy hops and biscuity malt/yeast. The finish is pleasantly malty. Lot #6 has a surprising amount of complexity while it maintains a level of balance. This is an excellently crafted imperial IPA showcasing the hops. This is incredibly drinkable and very flavorful.

Jul 28, 2016
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange-amber with a thin white head. Served ice cold, so I'm noting getting much in the nose other than some sweet malt. Strong alcohol kick, malt sweetness and orange in the taste. Medium bodied with strong carbonation. Pretty solid.

Jun 27, 2016
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FriedSlug from North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice deep orange beer with a white head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma is citrus, caramel, pine and malt. The taste is sweet, citrus (mainly orange), caramel, pine and floral notes. Nice sweetness and good bitter finish. Quite a nice DIPA.

Jun 23, 2016
Lot #6 Double IPA from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 766 ratings