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Even Keel - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Even Keel
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229 Ratings
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Ratings: 229
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.33%
Wants: 7
Gots: 18 | 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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4/5  rDev +7.2%

I've been so soaked into the "it must be of high ABV" to be a real beer that I've forgotten that that's not a factually correct statement. This beer proves that hands down, I asked for this at the Hoppin Pig in the Gas Light after being told the Sculpin tap was over. It was very good, tropical / citrus fruits, standard malt background and highly quaffable. I finds these San Diego area breweries having the ability to blow the Northern CA standard bearers out of the way Well done Ballast Point on this and various others, can't wait to try the stouts and porters into the fall.

nmoreilly, Sep 20, 2014
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tdm168, Sep 20, 2014
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pwogle, Sep 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

TrojanRB, Sep 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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DrBier, Aug 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

What a fantastic session beer. My standard go to for sessions is Founder's All Day IPA, but I think Even Keel has officially dethroned it as my new favorite session beer.

This beer has a malty backbone that other sessions don't seem to have and a flavor that would suggest it has a far higher alcohol content than it does. The beer is very hoppy with a citrus and pine aroma. The bitterness on the tongue is a little smoother than the All Day, so although the IBU may be higher, it has a little less of the bite.

To be honest, if this beer was at 5-6% alcohol I would have given it a 3.75. Because it is so light, dry and drinkable I think it really should be elevated. One of the most quaffable good beers I've had in years. Again, its going to replace the All Day as my new go to and that is really saying something.

JBuckwalter, Aug 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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Even Keel from Ballast Point Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.