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Even Keel - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Even Keel
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113 Ratings
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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | 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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RyanAU

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -46.5%

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

California

2.25/5  rDev -39.8%

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

Virginia

2.73/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

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

Massachusetts

2.95/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

California

3/5  rDev -19.8%

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

California

3/5  rDev -19.8%

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

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -19.8%

02-18-2012 06:39:59 | More by pmarlowe
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

06-11-2014 08:30:08 | More by Birmz
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Roze

New York

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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

Hawaii

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

05-19-2014 01:44:41 | More by Smarty_Pints
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Halcyondays

California

3.35/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Connecticut

3.4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

06-13-2014 23:37:34 | More by mdaschaf
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Ralphs66

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

06-16-2012 23:06:44 | More by Ralphs66
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Nage37

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

07-10-2014 10:19:14 | More by spark3148857
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California

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

07-03-2014 01:53:21 | More by More_betterness
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drewone

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-25-2013 18:25:56 | More by drewone
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Even Keel from Ballast Point Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.