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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

322 Ratings
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Ratings: 322
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.67%
Wants: 11
Gots: 43 | 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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3.66/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Yay craft beer cans! Plus I'm a big fan of the new craze for session IPAs, all the great hops without a ton of booze. Code on the bottom of the can but no discernible date.

Also cans force a heavy pour, and it yields a large fluffy 2+ finger head which I can't finish the pour even, it fades at a med pace wtih nice soapy lacing, hazy sediment laden reddish-orange with a slight copper hue.

Nose is explosive out of hte can, lots of fresh hops, a little floral and grassy but lots of citrus, orange rind, a fruity apricot tangerine like, with a little candied orange, but unfortuntely the bright hops fade quickly to the candied orange, and caramel candy malt, and a little toffee. Could be a little older than it should be.

Taste brings more malts at first, caramel toffee candy malts, a reddish juicy malt. Hops are there btu more background, grassy and a bit spicy, with more generic fruity flavors, a little orange rind and citrus notes but not much, general fruity hops, with mild to fair bitterness, candied fruits, etc. Finish dries a bit, luckily not sticky or sweet, a little more candied orange peel and generic fruits, hops get more spicy and grassy though.

Mouth is med bod, decent carb.

Overall OK but not special, hops are OK but not great, I think a little old unfortunately, also way too malty for a session IPA I think. Fairly enjoyable and sessionable for sure, but not quite what I expected, esp for that first great aroma of hops.

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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.

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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.

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Even Keel Session IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 322 ratings.