1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Even Keel - Ballast Point Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Even Keel
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
84
good

155 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 155
Reviews: 46
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 155 | Reviews: 46 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Schwegler
Schwegler

Nevada

2/5  rDev -46.4%

08-24-2014 21:21:50 | More by Schwegler
Photo of RyanAU
RyanAU

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -46.4%

04-03-2014 01:39:00 | More by RyanAU
Photo of BigBlueShep
BigBlueShep

California

2.25/5  rDev -39.7%

07-07-2014 15:00:26 | More by BigBlueShep
Photo of 71ADub
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
Photo of seedyone
seedyone

New York

2.73/5  rDev -26.8%

05/30/12 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Not sure where we're going with this brew. As an Un-hoppy guy this was not what I had in mind, or for that matter what was Ballast Point was thinking?

Tons-O-Hops but only 3.8% ABV? One would think this would alienate fledgling crafties due to unfamiliar sensations on the tongue with 'less than' sensations on the buzz. My advise...save the vats for something more decisive.

08-06-2014 05:11:10 | More by seedyone
Photo of oso
oso

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

03-22-2014 04:50:16 | More by oso
Photo of joebrewer
joebrewer

Massachusetts

2.95/5  rDev -20.9%

Reviewed at Stone Brewery. Billed as a "mild IPA" by the server.

C: Gold, poured with a very thick head (the short pour isn't BP's fault). There were flecks of hops in the head.

S: honeysuckle

M: slick and oily.

T: Lacks sweetness to balance the hops. Very hoppy, but initially I don't think the beer can stand up to it. Spicy hop flavor. I was expecting more citrus. By the end of the beer, I had gotten used to hop/malt imbalance and the last few sips were refreshing. I'm still a bit up in the air about this approach to the style.

07-22-2009 21:35:28 | More by joebrewer
Photo of caverog
caverog

California

3/5  rDev -19.6%

07-20-2014 17:34:36 | More by caverog
Photo of HStoilkov
HStoilkov

California

3/5  rDev -19.6%

07-02-2012 19:46:18 | More by HStoilkov
Photo of pmarlowe
pmarlowe

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -19.6%

02-18-2012 06:39:59 | More by pmarlowe
Photo of Tuckersmth
Tuckersmth

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

07-23-2014 22:02:24 | More by Tuckersmth
Photo of mjstacker
mjstacker

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

08-09-2014 11:19:40 | More by mjstacker
Photo of Elicoleman
Elicoleman

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

08-27-2014 19:30:20 | More by Elicoleman
Photo of hoppymcgee
hoppymcgee

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

08-02-2012 00:41:24 | More by hoppymcgee
Photo of Birmz
Birmz

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

06-11-2014 08:30:08 | More by Birmz
Photo of jaywes754
jaywes754

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

08-09-2014 22:45:37 | More by jaywes754
Photo of Roze
Roze

New York

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

07-21-2014 20:07:35 | More by Roze
Photo of pukahi91
pukahi91

Hawaii

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

01-06-2013 02:56:36 | More by pukahi91
Photo of Wolberjs
Wolberjs

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

03-09-2014 21:04:38 | More by Wolberjs
Photo of Smarty_Pints
Smarty_Pints

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

05-19-2014 01:44:41 | More by Smarty_Pints
Photo of zander4dawin
zander4dawin

Texas

3.35/5  rDev -10.2%

An extremely bright beer with a floral and upfront hop profile and little maltiness in the body. Has a really light body and crisp taste of a lager and at 3.8% ABV it's really playing up the session factor. A solid beer no doubt but not the king of the session IPA, giving the nod to Founders All Day so far.

08-18-2014 21:56:47 | More by zander4dawin
Photo of Halcyondays
Halcyondays

California

3.35/5  rDev -10.2%

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ,

A: Pours amber with a fluffy one finger white head with good retention and lace.

S: One dimensional pine notes, light malt.

T: Again I got mainly the one note of pine in the hop flavour and some biscuit/toasty malt. A very simple ale.

M: Rather light-bodied and low in carbonation makes it sessionable as it is described.

D: A nice little ale from Ballast Point, if it were cheaper, a pint to stick with for the night, it's a beer that's easy to drink, tasty enough, and you don't have to think about it.

07-16-2009 21:06:19 | More by Halcyondays
Photo of ChrisPro
ChrisPro

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev -8.8%

Draft at Devil's Den.

A - clear golden with a quickly dissipating bubbly head.

S - Huge orange and grapefruit notes in the nose. The dry hopping really dominates here and I don't get any sweetness, which is indicative of what's to come

T - No sweetness whatsoever. This is a dry crisp super bitter APA. I love the hopping, but this beer cleaned up too much. Either it attenuated too much or it was over-hopped, but this beer is just sheer bitterness. I would've wanted something like 30 IBUs with a great nose, but this was just overly bitter and resinous.

M - clean, crisp, decent carb. A little tannic on the finish.

D - I had high hopes for this given the ABV and incredible aroma. The first few sips were sublime, but it would be a struggle to drink anything more than a pint of this unbalanced beer.

02-06-2011 13:41:14 | More by ChrisPro
Photo of Durge
Durge

Connecticut

3.4/5  rDev -8.8%

Found this one on tap at the Fish Market Restaurant in San Diego. Poured cold into a pint glass this showed a light golden color with a whispy white cover and very good lace. The aroma is mild malty citrus, very mild. Taste is light and bubbly wheat and citrus hops, but the hops are very mild, maybe more grassy than citrus. A little harsh, not much sweetness or malt presence. And the hops are way too tame, so what do you have left? Not that much. Drinkable enough if it happens to grow on you, but I wasn't highly enamored.

10-12-2008 06:37:18 | More by Durge
Photo of Zonian1
Zonian1

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

02-28-2014 03:45:41 | More by Zonian1
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Even Keel from Ballast Point Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.