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Even Keel Session IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Even Keel Session IPAEven Keel Session IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

369 Ratings
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Ratings: 369
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 10
Gots: 64 | 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:
Beer added by: xlperro on 06-06-2006

A session beer for Hop-heads, this ale gets double dry-hopped.
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Ratings: 369 | Reviews: 81
Photo of Northtexan
4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of cl3
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Furley80
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of freduardo
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brother_rebus
3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Child_Pugh
3.52/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smcolw
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Fluffy head for a bar pour. Length if ring lace. Gold cored liquid with nearly no haze.

Starts with a bitter citrus aroma.

The flavor is strongly bitter and astringent. Little malt flavor; this is a hop lovers beer. Long aftertaste. The body is as expected for the style. A bit in your face bitterness wise.

Photo of Donkster46
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrMindbender
4.19/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Matonika
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Look: light to medium caramel color. Nice head retention. Tons of particles in suspension it's not cloudy it looks a orbits. Smell: great hop aroma citrus a lil piney. Taste: super clean tasting for a ipa. A touch of malt sweetness. Plenty of bitterness but not overwhelming it is not oily, so it is not lingering. Picking up pine on it. Overall this is a good session ipa not terribly complex but it is one you could knock back pretty quick and easy.

Photo of ParnellJoseph1138
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-An attractive deep amber, copper hue, not overly carbonated and a thin white head.

S-A mild citrus orange aroma with a hint of the malt lying underneath the hops.

T-Pleasant mild and steady citrus hop character and the grapefruit flavor dominates over the orange and other citrus flavors. Piney and spicing notes also become apparent. The malt provides balance, body and additional depth to this slightly hoppy IPA.

O-I classify this is a hopped up pale ale and certainly it fits the bill as sessionable IPA. One might say it's the perfect lawn mower beer.

Photo of TheTinDoor
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brutalist
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tsandler
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Knapp85
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rage-83
4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of od_sf
3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mothman
3.44/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Slatetank
3.91/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was shared by tenderbranson69 with me, enjoyed chilled from the can.

The color is slight darker pale golden with thick white head head. The aroma is floral and fruity with a slight citrus quality -nice hop aroma. The feel is decent with more malt than expected from the nose but mostly dry and not too intensely bitter.

The taste is very good with some citrus and bitter hop flavors with nice amount of malt with some toasted grain and some mild sweetness level with a slight orange and floral flaovr in the profile. Overall this is better than most of the 'session IPA's' I have had, I consider it a very good pale ale with nice hop flavor

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3.39/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of senglish7
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sazz9
4.19/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brandonld23
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PicoPapa
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can. Pours a translucent brownish orange with very little head. Minimal lacing. The aroma is citrus and tropical fruits as well as some malts. Tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple and orange peel. The taste is very similar to the aroma, but a bit more subdued. Tangerine, grapefruit and some light dank hops. Slightly bready. Quite dry. Very drinkable with a light mouthfeel as expected. Overall, it's a solid Session IPA I would buy again. Not the best, but certainly one of the better ones.

Photo of Kruja5
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Even Keel Session IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 369 ratings.