Flying Dog / Evolution Craft Natural Selection Ale: Genus One
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
A key mechanism of evolution, Natural Selection is one of the cornerstones of modern biology and now, Maryland craft beer.

We’re stoked to announce our latest collaboration, Natural Selection Ale, a three-part release with Evolution Brewing Company.

We’ll launch the first Natural Selection release, Genus One, in March. A stock ale, Genus One has caramel and brown fruit notes that mingle with hints of roast, chocolate, and toast.

Natural Selection Ale: Genus One will premiere during the Craft Brewers Conference in Washington, DC on draft only. Genus Two and Genus Three will be released in October. All three releases will only be available in mid-Atlantic markets.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13233) - Washington DC, USA - APR 22, 2013
Draft. Cola dark-brown body with medium beige head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some grapefruit, vinous, light chocolate, rye, faint bubblegum/alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, grapefruit, some milk chocolate, oat, light rye, bubblegum. Low carbonation, medium body, fairly smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - APR 21, 2013
Tap at Jack Rose. Clear deep brown pour with reddish highlights. Medium tan foam. Weaker retention. Vinegar, odd cherry nose. Dark cherry attempt. Taste is papery, bitter, dark cherry. Okay. Lactic palate, mild chocolate density. Not too bad. Wouldn’t call it Old Ale though. More Belgian Strong.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2013
bleh...pours muddy brown and tastes it, not much going on with tasty malts nor distinctive hops...you can miss this one

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2013
Tap - @ RHP. Pours cloudy chocolate with fizzy cola-like white head. Caramel, malt, chocolate, and roasted nuts on the nose. Tastes is all malty toasty with hints of nuts, light bitter notes, finishes dry and tingly. Medium bodied, long finish. Ok, if not exceptionally memorable. Definitely an old ale. Keep experimenting local boys!!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pras (577) - Maryland, USA - APR 3, 2013
This one was decent. Nice body. Flavor was pretty malt forward. Not much hop bitterness. Tasted good, but nothing remarkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (7485) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 3, 2013
Sampled at Churchkey during CBC week. Pours a hazy, mahogany amber with some cloudy white head. Fruity nose, malty too, caramel, nuts. Flavor is sweet, apple, caramel, nuts. Not much too it. Decent finish.

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