RateBeer
Home >

Flying Dog / Evolution Craft Natural Selection Ale: Genus 3

overall
90
79
style

bottled
common

on tap
common

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A key mechanism of evolution, Natural Selection is one of the cornerstones of modern biology and now, Maryland craft beer. The collaboration between Flying Dog and Evolution begins with Genus One, a stock ale with caramel and brown fruit notes mingling with hints of roast, chocolate, and toast. It will be released mid-March for the Craft Brewers Conference in Washington, DC. Then, a common descent occurs as each brewery brews a second batch of the beer, with Flying Dog dry hopping its version and Evolution barrel aging theirs. genus Two and Three will be released in October.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (2852) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle, pours plum brown with light head and lace. Notes are raisin, rye, nuts, caramel, pumpernickel. Lots of nice caramel hops, grains, bread yeast and other stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boxofrane (1887) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Draft at railroad. Pours hazy reddish brown with a medium sized tan head. The aroma has citrus rind, plum, raisin, brown sugar. The taste has a bitterness up front followed by some nuttiness, vanilla, toffee, almost bourbon notes.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dbarnold (1125) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JAN 9, 2014
I didn’t like the first one at all but this huge dry hopping made all the difference in the world. Has a big fruity nose that makes the beer really interesting and a lot more drinkable. Try this one, if you see the original, skip it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours ruddy muddy dark brown with off-white head. Nose is oaky, teaky, with caramel malt, spice, cobwebby esters. Tastes malty, with aged earthy esters, hops, tannic notes. This is a very good old ale, but not up to my benchmark or the Iron Hill models.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (1395) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2014 Draft at Moriartys in January 2014. Billed under Evolution Craft only. 7.6 ABV. Not certain its Genus 3, but found no listing beyond that. Poured black with just a slight off-white ring. Looks like a clear dark caramel under bright light. Tastes quite a bit like refined dark caramel as well. Only semi-sweet. Dark fruit. Prunes. Thinned molasses. Slight vanilla bourbon. Not much aroma at all. Very unusual. Hard to categorize. Some burnt flavors - but NO wheat, smoke, leather or cigarettes. Tinges of sour, bitter, sweet and spicy - but none of those flavors in any way define it. Though the goal here might be to find a "missing link" between styles, it feels more like a random off-shoot of the tree of beer. Think it might be in its own Genus/Phylum! Very much worth a try!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (3114) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Pizzeria Paradiso, Alexandria tap: Pours brown with a tan head. Aroma is toffee, pine hops, dark fruits. Taste is hoppier and bitter than I would have expected; however, the beer was still nice and toasty, with sufficient, but not overwhelming amounts of sweetness and maltiness. Good show.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a clear brownish red color with a large off white head. Definitely some caramel and dried fruit notes in the nose. The flavor brings a little roasted malt with a slight breadiness as well. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsmerig (1144) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Pours a deep brown caramel with a light tan head. Aroma of floral hops and mint. Taste is lightly floral, lightly sweet, mildly bitter and minty. Surprisingly mellow yet good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8530) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2013
12oz bottle. Poured a deeper amber color with an off white head. Caramel, some fruitiness, chocolate and some roast.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (1614) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Draft. Pours very dark brown with a creamy beige head. Tastes sweet, like raisins, malt, toffee. Light body and low/medium carbonation. Dry finish. Smells like fruits, nuts, and malt.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50