Jan 27, 2011

Evolution Craft Brewing Primal Pale Ale

I hadn’t heard of Evolution Craft Brewing Company until late last year. That could be that they’re overshadowed a bit by their in-state neighbor, Dogfish Head. Could also be that was about the time that I started seeing their products on shelves in my area.

The Primal Pale Ale was picked up last weekend with the company’s Lucky 7 Porter (review to come) while at Cork & Fork in Gainesville — a shop that is quickly becoming one of my favorite in the area to frequent. The pale ale is part of the company’s main line of brews and is a 5.0% ABV American Pale Ale that’s nicely balanced and easy drinking.

Primal Pale Ale photoEvolution Craft Brewing Primal Pale Ale


Primal pours a clear amber in color with a large white head that faded to a decent lacing.


The nose is a nice balance of bready malts and light citrus hops.


There’s a great malt presence up front with a bready, caramel profile. It fades smoothly to a light hop bitterness that lingers for a nice while. The crisp mouthfeel and balance to this brew makes it easy to drink and refreshing.


All I can say is that my new favorite shop better be carrying this when the weather finally warms up in a couple of months. I can see myself having a few bottles of this pale ale after doing some Spring cleaning around the homestead.

Rating: 3.75/5

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