Lot #6 Double IPA | Evolution Craft Brewing Company

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Lot #6 Double IPALot #6 Double IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by lackenhauser on 02-27-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
732
Reviews:
128
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
9.49%
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
156
For Trade:
4
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Ratings: 732 |  Reviews: 128
Photo of Nace4
4.47/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CMEG
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.82/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

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Photo of ssimpson89
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodlavers
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heddar33
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nate139
4.8/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

Photo of evanwoertz
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dirtyhands
3.79/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emeyer
3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -14.1%
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.

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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 rdoggg
4.26/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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 parkwood
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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 jricharc
4.39/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jschwamb
3.72/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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 smcel371
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ssoulf
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Lot #6 Double IPA from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
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