Jabah (536) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2017 KajII (801) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. The pour was a cloudy medium copper orange with a large (2-3 finger) white frothy head that did have great retention, finally reducing to a large cap with some fair spotty lacing.
The aroma was of a light straw malt, pine and citrus hops and a sweet earthy yeast with notes of citrus (grapefruit) and caramel.
The taste was bitter sweet and mildly malty with hints of caramel and citrus from the start, with the finish having a nice hoppy pine ending. The flavor stuck around for an average duration after the swallow with a mild bitterness that faded slowly.
Mouthfeel was light in body with a dry oily texture and a medium carbonation.
Overall an IPA that had a nice malty feel to it, which did a great job of compensating for the bold and healthy hoppiness...
Was first introduced to this brewery about 6-12 months ago when they started distributing to FL. Tried their porter which was decent. Recently moved to Maryland so naturally had to sample this one. Seems to be one of the standard IPAs on tap up here, which I had with a dinner/lunch pairing. Cloudy medium orange appearance. Leans towards the hop side of balance. Smooth and crisp texture. Another one that I'll probably get a 6 of to get a better idea. The_Osprey (9148) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2017
August 2017 - Cask, gravity dispense, at GBBF 2017, Kensington Olympia. As 'Evolution Craft Lot No3 IPA'. Dark orange, almost brown, hazy with a foamy white head. Aroma is elderflower and plasticine. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is boiled sweets, mixed citrus, juicy fruit sugars, grassy finish. Nice stuff. (7-4-7-4-15=3.7) zutote (2) - - AUG 28, 2017 does not count
2nd beer of night. Doesn't smell as good but tastes pretty good. May need to try clean.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jinroh (2277) - ESTONIA - AUG 27, 2017
Pours amber leaving some nice lacings. Quite fruity aroma, some fresh hops there also. Taste is creamy and hoppy at the same time, very smooth IPA. Malty base well balanced with decent hop character. Guava feel there for some reason. Dry malty-bitter finish. MrTipple (6457) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2017
Ripe citrus fruits, sweet orange, caramel, molasses. Slightly hazy gold, tiny, frothy, white head. Light sweet. More sweet tropical and citrus fruits, ripe, candied fruits, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Nice IPA, well-balanced. Cask at GBBF17, Kensington Olympia.
OnTheTrail (583) - Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2017
At Fells Point. Pours dark orange, off white head. Slight haze. Strong grapefruit hops aroma. Nice juicy grapefruity IPA, with some malt, bitter only on the finish. Light to medium mouthfeel. Pretty nice. Scopey (15704) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2017
Cask at GBBF. It pours hazy amber with a small white head. The aroma is sticky, toffee, fudge, honey, dried fruits, fruit cake, candied orange and sugar. The taste is dry, bitter, earthy, wood, leather, tannin, orange peel, toffee, sugar, crystal malt and marmalade with drying finish. Medium body, soft carbonation and oily mouth-feel. A bit sweet, could have more condition. Derhey (5) - - JUL 23, 2017 does not count
A nice beer with a hoppy forefront and a clean finish. Great flavor. Sits lightly on the palate but has a tremendous presence.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Blairgus (4615) - California, USA - JUN 30, 2017
30 June 2017, bottle. orange, hazy, steady bubbles. nose is mild grapefruit rind and a bit of sweet bready malt. med body and fizzy. sweet, alcohol, grapefruit/limoncello. nice. NateH10s (81) - Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2017
Bottle poured into snifter glass
A - hazy orange with small creamy white head
A - pineapple, pine
T - meadium heavy bitter, no sweet, no sour, mild spicy
P - medium long body, smooth thin texture, medium carb, good bitter pleasant finish
O - great IPA