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
85
very good

285 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 285
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.97%
Wants: 9
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  3.80% 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:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 285 | Reviews: 59 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Spencedawg
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of MA_Nole
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of let8it8grow
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of gillagorilla
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Sir_Goatman
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Tucquan
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had this on 2014-11-23 in Columbia, PA from a 12 oz can

A - Very clear orange-copper with a 3-finger pillowy white head that sticks around and leaves good lace.

S - Bright citrus, touch of bread and mild spice. Inviting.

T - Orange zest tea and a pine/orange peel hop bite up front. Just a hint of biscuit malt sweetness. Very dry. Orange and grapefruit flesh on the finish. It's nicely bitter but not over-the-top. Reminds me of a Surly Bitter Brewer.

M - Light body and light-medium carbonation. Somewhat prickly.

O - This is one fine session IPA. Lots of flavor. Definitely not just bitter/dank hop water. The orange-zest-tea-with-a-half-lump-of-brown-sugar puts pushes this higher than most of the session IPAs I've reviewed.

Photo of porntipsguzzardo
4.25/5  rDev +13%

it's hard to make a beer that's both this sessionable and this hoppy and flavorful. I love session IPAs and this is a great one - hits all the marks of the style and does them with flair - super floral, and very low ABV. Would be amazing on a summer day. They did an awesome job. Ballast Point knows their shit and this beer is further proof.

Photo of Amaeda27
3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of dougfur
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of insearchofhops
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of aeric_7734
4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of seavercm
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of kevdude
4.2/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Jman01
3.16/5  rDev -16%

Photo of malfunxion
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of jeffthepony
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of mscudder
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of jopezu
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of cistercian12
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of JamesBell
2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of Yankees251
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of tonafernandez
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Sean_King
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of BeerforBrendan
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%

Even Keel from Ballast Point Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 285 ratings.