Lot #6 Double IPA | Evolution Craft Brewing Company

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Lot #6 Double IPALot #6 Double IPA

Brewed by:
Evolution Craft Brewing Company
Maryland, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Photo of SawDog505
4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

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Photo of Gajo74
4.15/5  rDev +1%
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!

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Photo of ocelot2500
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

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Photo of daliandragon
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of BJB13
4.15/5  rDev +1%
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.

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Photo of dar482
3.2/5  rDev -22.1%
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.

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Photo of haines710
4.6/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

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Photo of Beers-es
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

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Photo of Omnium
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
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

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Photo of brentk56
4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
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

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Photo of mynie
4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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Photo of Jon_Hendricks
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%
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.

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Photo of thebeers
3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.15/5  rDev +1%
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.

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Photo of BFCarr
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy amber with quarter inch white head that dissipates in a few minutes. Smell is of hops/floral and quite pleasant. Taste is hop bitter/oily but not overly obnoxious. Mouthfeel is very good with a light mouth coating feel.
Overall a very nice DIPA.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.89/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Notched bottling date of Jan '16.

Appearance - Pours hazy and golden in color with an off-white, near 2 finger width head. Good retention, then dissipates to a thin, broken layer of surface suds. Strong lacing on display, with big clingy sheets, broken lines and spots making up the pattern.

Smell - Notes of citrus with a touch of spice and pine. Sweet, bready undertone.

Taste - Follows the nose. Citrusy character hitting on sweet orange and a bit of grapefruit. Light spice and pine sit beneath. The malt backbone is evident, with bready flavor and just a touch of caramel. Finishes with faint citrus and pine notes.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with moderate, tingly carbonation. Slick, silky texture makes this an easy drinker before a mostly dry finish.

Overall - Good Double. Extremely drinkable. The one knocked I'd say is that it doesn't challenge the taste buds - it's good, but kind of an oversimplified profile for the style. Good sippin' beer for a Sunday afternoon watching football, but nothing that's gonna wow you with a flavorful punch.

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Photo of bubseymour
4.41/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Dark orange and hazy with 1 finger head. Smell is very tropical and hearty. Tasty is nice and very well balanced with sweet, bready, hoppy, citrusy and a touch bitter at end but not lingering at all. For a double, body is lighter and a little thinner than usual. A very finely made double IPA. Enjoyed this one.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a small shaker pint glass. Pours a medium to dark coppery amber with a two finger off-white head with great retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of mildly biscuit and bready malt, citrus and piney hops and tropical fruit. Flavor is biscuit malt with light caramel, citrus and piney hops, light stone fruit, lemon and orange citrus, nice piney and resinous finish with lingering hops. Medium bodied with a nice creaminess. A very nicely made IIPA with great hop flavors and good malt support although the malt flavor stays in the background. Great lingering hops flavors and bitterness. One of the best IPAs I had on this East Coast trip. From notes on my August, 2015 trip to Delaware.

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Photo of stevoj
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hoppy without being overly bitter (?), is such a thing possible? Dark amber with rich creamy head, hops, malt and chocolate(?) on the nose, malt first then hops in the taste. Malt on the finish, with some hops dragging it out.

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Photo of Kubishark
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had at the brewery. My favorite of the beers I tried from Evo.

Hazy golden, orange, brownish color. Smells of hops and malt. Big and flavorful, well balanced with plenty of hops and delicious maltiness. Medium bodied. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of Act25
3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fine beer. Buy the 6.

a - Pours a dark orange copper color with an inch of white head w moderate lace.

s - Smells of citrus hops, tropical fruits, citrus, fruity malts. Ample fresh hops and fruit. A little dank and pungent.

t - Follows smell of citrus hops, grapefruit, pine hops, tropical fruits, fruity malts. Complex fruit punch. Too Fruity?

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation, with a bit of bitterness.

buy 6. It all comes together.

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Photo of hardysf
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty good dipa. Pours a lot darker than expected. Then a lot hoppier flavor than anticipated with the dark color. Not much nose, but the hop flavor is pretty good. Citrus, melon, andmaybe a touch of pine. Strong bitterness on the finish.

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Photo of Wiffler27
4.41/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

pours a dark orange, some brown tones to it as well. solid white head, nice looking dIPA.

smell is fantastic, very fruity. citrus galore.

great tasting dIPA, nice combination of fruit and pine. starts fruity and finishes piney. maybe i'm wrong but mosaic hops seem to be present.

goes down smooth but has a very heavy pine finish. not bad but not the best either. some people might like that but i prefer citrus to pine in my IPAs/dIPAs.

overall a pretty good beer! great taste, smells fantastic but the finish is maybe a tad too piney and thick for my taste. it isn't a dealbreaker but it is something to note. very fresh as well, it was brewed in September of 2015. Evolution just began being distributed to my county! enjoyed their beers at a fest down the shore in June and it's nice they are now available to me locally.

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Photo of Ksmoove27
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look - hazy, golden brown, one finger white head...decent lacing

Aroma - citrus, sweet malt.

Taste - initial hop, followed by fruit flavors...sweet malt, caramel flavor

Feel - medium body and carbonation...sweet with a dry finish

Overall - good DIPA...nice sweetness with the hoppy effect...I like it!

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Photo of TheBlueWaffle
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Still searching for a fresh bottle of this. Reviewed beer is from June, so about 3 months old.
Good brew, great go to in MD with little competition (Flying Dog, Duclaw, etc...)
Good, but wouldn't seek out unless super fresh.

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