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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (21633) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Draft. Medium brown color, small tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate, bubblegum. Taste is roasty cocoa, bubblegum. Interesting combo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13309) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (12187) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Tap at the source. Pours clear brown with a medium, frothy beige head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is caramel, toast, and nutty malt, earthy hops and dates. Flavor is malt dominant, light to medium hops with dark fruits and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (7515) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2013
Draft at Churchkey. Poured a brown color with a off-white head. Aroma was roasted malts, some sweet fruit notes. Flavor was some nice roasted malt notes, some toffee, grains. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olsvammel (6194) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2013
On tap at Sorbon in Bromma. Mild smell, malty with caramel. Similar taste. Sweet and malty. Tasty but a bit one-sided.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sonnycheeba (5140) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Tap. Pours dark amber with average, creamy off-white head; decent retention and spare lacing. Aroma is plums, raisins, bread and caramel malts, floral notes, and light cocoa. Flavor is sweet, bready malts forward with supporting floral hops, dark fruit esters, and faint booze; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (4802) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Draft at the brewery. Pours cloudy medium brown with a light tan head. Tasted like caramel, raisins, with slight bitterness. Smells like malt and caramel. Light body and medium carbonation. Interesting flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reggiedunlop (3669) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Pours a murky chestnut color with a medium off white head...decent lacing. Aroma has mild woody/earthy notes and dark fruits...raisin. flavor has caramel and brown sugar, some raisin, earthy/woody hop notes...a balancing earthy bitterness cuts through the sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is earthy/roasty and almost burnt bitter...dry and lingering. 

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