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Even Keel - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Even Keel
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173 Ratings
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Ratings: 173
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.03%
Wants: 6
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  3.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A session beer for Hop-heads, this ale gets double dry-hopped.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 06-06-2006)
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Patches826, Today at 03:38 PM
Photo of 3ricks
4/5  rDev +7%

A session APA at it's best,

3ricks, Yesterday at 04:52 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Stinger80OH, Friday at 03:04 PM
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3.65/5  rDev -2.4%

Hova, Thursday at 12:00 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

zekeman17, Tuesday at 04:46 PM
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3.85/5  rDev +2.9%

Hootie159, Sep 07, 2014
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4.68/5  rDev +25.1%

Mattmarinucci, Sep 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Skud, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7%

pwogle, Sep 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

TrojanRB, Sep 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

alexsergio, Sep 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

SDRedDevil, Sep 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7%

costanzo_mike, Sep 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

ZachT, Sep 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

dimitrov, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of micromaniac129
4/5  rDev +7%

nice and hoppy

micromaniac129, Aug 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

DrBier, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of JBuckwalter
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

What a fantastic session beer. My standard go to for sessions is Founder's All Day IPA, but I think Even Keel has officially dethroned it as my new favorite session beer.

This beer has a malty backbone that other sessions don't seem to have and a flavor that would suggest it has a far higher alcohol content than it does. The beer is very hoppy with a citrus and pine aroma. The bitterness on the tongue is a little smoother than the All Day, so although the IBU may be higher, it has a little less of the bite.

To be honest, if this beer was at 5-6% alcohol I would have given it a 3.75. Because it is so light, dry and drinkable I think it really should be elevated. One of the most quaffable good beers I've had in years. Again, its going to replace the All Day as my new go to and that is really saying something.

JBuckwalter, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of Celtics17
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Missed the mark for me. Very sessionable. But missing some of the big flavors that Easy Jack, Daytime and other session IPA's provide.

Celtics17, Aug 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Elicoleman, Aug 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Dogleg, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of HipCzech
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Serving Type: 12 oz can poured into an IPA glass.

Appearance: Clear, copper golden color. Fizzy white head recedes quickly with limited lacing.

Smell: Brightly hoppy, citrus zest and resin, but also slightly musty, vegetal.

Taste: Refreshing citrus and resin continue with crisp bitterness and slight tartness. Very underrated malt.

Mouthfeel: Very light, thin body with good, moderate carbonation.

Overall: Light, refreshing thirst quencher with a good dose of hop character.

HipCzech, Aug 25, 2014
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2/5  rDev -46.5%

Schwegler, Aug 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

VonZipper, Aug 24, 2014
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Even Keel from Ballast Point Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.