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Even Keel - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Even Keel
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158 Ratings
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Ratings: 158
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.33%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | 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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Reviews by mactrail:
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mactrail

Washington

3.74/5  rDev +0.3%

On tap at the Ballast Point store on Linda Vista Dr. Dry and thin but full of flavor. Resiny and hop scented but not terminally bitter. Pale brownish amber with a modest head.

Fresh tasting and highly refreshing. A big taste of browned biscuits with a long bitter aftertaste. More on the IPA end of the spectrum, but a great example of good taste with less alcohol content than a Utah supermarket beer. After setting the glass aside for a few minutes, that last sip confirms the big aromatic quality.

03-14-2013 03:14:09 | More by mactrail
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71ADub

Virginia

2.73/5  rDev -26.8%

on draft, pint glass at the Cloverleaf, Caldwell, NJ. on sight, nice golden hue. not much hops in the nose. slightly bitter on the tongue, but not strong. finishes ever so slightly bitter, not much backbite. could use more hops during the finishing stage of the boil or during dry hopped, as well as a little more boil hops. good smooth mouthfeel. just needs more hops, would be a good IPA.

10-29-2012 21:01:40 | More by 71ADub
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Bignick254


3.52/5  rDev -5.6%

08-14-2014 05:17:36 | More by Bignick254
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dimitrov

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

08-31-2014 06:30:50 | More by dimitrov
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csmartin6

New York

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

12-21-2013 05:00:03 | More by csmartin6
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SunDevilBeer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7.2%

08-02-2014 23:40:04 | More by SunDevilBeer
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aquazr1

California

4/5  rDev +7.2%

02-16-2014 19:09:00 | More by aquazr1
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chossboss

Oregon

3.9/5  rDev +4.6%

08-22-2014 06:16:20 | More by chossboss
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magictrokini

California

3.53/5  rDev -5.4%

Tap @ Local. Pours clear gold with a bubbly white head. Crisp hops and grass in the aroma, with white grapes. Straw and hops in the front that turns nicely into lemon and resin with drier malt/bread flavors. Very light, shocked to see it was classed as an APA.

12-05-2008 00:04:38 | More by magictrokini
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Zonian1

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

02-28-2014 03:45:41 | More by Zonian1
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ste5venla

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

02-21-2013 08:28:12 | More by ste5venla
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

06-13-2014 23:37:34 | More by mdaschaf
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Tuckersmth

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

07-23-2014 22:02:24 | More by Tuckersmth
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

01-07-2014 20:42:32 | More by Griffith
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

01-17-2014 13:47:54 | More by Sammy
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nickd717

California

4.58/5  rDev +22.8%

Growler shared thanks to largadeer.

Pours clear golden with a one-finger white head and good lacing

Aroma showcases loads of hops for the ABV. Citrusy and herbal, along with a touch of sweet malt.

Flavor is solid for a session beer (in the true sense of the word) like this. Slightly sweet malt with a hop kick that is orangey and herbal, almost tea-like.

Medium-light body with lots of resins attacking your palate.

Overall, wow, this is an excellent a pale ale, especially at 3.5% ABV. I could session the hell out of this, and what do you know, I can even use the verb "session" and not offend the term's tireless defenders when referring to this one.

05-07-2010 17:12:07 | More by nickd717
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Ralphs66

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

06-16-2012 23:06:44 | More by Ralphs66
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mjstacker

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

08-09-2014 11:19:40 | More by mjstacker
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev 0%

On tap at Downtown Johnny Brown's (San Diego, CA) on 3/18/09. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a clear copper with a finger of foamy brite-white head. Retention stays rich and frothy, leaving some solid spotty lacing behind. The aroma is floral and fresh smelling, with a touch of hop spices and some light notes of citrus and bread. Not overly assertive but still pleasant.

The taste is similar, with some sturdy pale malt character and some moderate bitterness to it, with a splash of citrus in the back. The mouthfeel is ligher bodied with a thin creaminess to the carbonation and extremely easy feel.

Solid Pale Ale that was quite refreshing and quaffable after a good sized downtown walk on this warm, nearly spring day. Easy body and sessionalbility and this packed just enough flavor to keep me interested. Good lighter offering form Ballast Point.

03-30-2009 16:46:18 | More by Kegatron
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Schwegler

Nevada

2/5  rDev -46.4%

08-24-2014 21:21:50 | More by Schwegler
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BKotch

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

08-17-2014 06:17:35 | More by BKotch
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Nage37

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

01-15-2014 04:27:30 | More by Nage37
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Mmantia90


4.44/5  rDev +19%

08-19-2014 02:57:33 | More by Mmantia90
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oso

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

03-22-2014 04:50:16 | More by oso
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Elicoleman

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

08-27-2014 19:30:20 | More by Elicoleman
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Even Keel from Ballast Point Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.