If there’s one thing I think LIBA nation should know about me, beyond the facts that I love beer and zombies, it’s that I am a serious karaoke enthusiast. Now, I don’t go all that often and when I do I usually suck, but I’m always down to get drunk and sing off-key. Which is what’s happening tonight
While I sit here practicing my best Michael Jackson imitation, I thought I’d pop open a locally-brewed IPA and let you know how it is. Evolution Brewing Company is a small brewery located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, about an hour from DC.
Since I’m always keen to try local beer and it’s described as “aggressively hopped at a rate of over two lbs. per bottle” this brew definitely caught my eye on my last beer run. It pours out a dark cloudy amber color, with just a touch of a foam crown, and a strong fruity hops aroma. So far, so good.
If Lot 3’s appearances were good, the taste is great. It starts out with sweet hops before transitioning into lots of citrus notes through the middle and ending on a dry bitter end note. There’s a pretty good amount of mouthfeel to this beer, even though it’s crisp and light, and the taste sticks around for a while. I did pick up some malted notes after it warmed up a bit.
This is a really good IPA, definitely good for people who like their hops on the tame side, and it packs some punch at 6.8% ABV. I’m not sure how far it’s distributed, but if you’re in the DC metro area, definitely give Evolution a try!