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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (4687) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13231) - 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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (2814) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - APR 25, 2013
On tap 6 oz. pour at an Evolution Craft Brewing beer dinner in Old Line Wine's The Bistro in Beltsville, MD. Clear, dark rusty brown with a khaki head and good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, bread, caramel, dark fruit, toffee and spice. Taste of roasted malt, dark fruit, toffee and spice. Medium/full body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (7301) - 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 (5976) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reggiedunlop (3657) - 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. 

   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (21421) - 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.

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