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Even Keel - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Even Keel
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112 Ratings
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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.33%
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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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

08-11-2013 00:11:51 | More by TXhomebrewer
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NathanMcIntyre

California

4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

06-12-2013 18:18:58 | More by NathanMcIntyre
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Pecan

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

06-03-2013 06:25:53 | More by Pecan
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MastaShonuf

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

06-02-2013 11:16:54 | More by MastaShonuf
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Adamostella

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

05-07-2013 03:01:53 | More by Adamostella
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-01-2013 15:35:26 | More by Gatordaddy
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Blue Palms Brewhouse in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. A foamy curtain of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest. Taste is much the same with earthy hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty and very drinkable for the ABV.

Serving type: on-tap

04-08-2013 05:27:35 | More by UCLABrewN84
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drewone

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

03-25-2013 18:25:56 | More by drewone
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mactrail

Washington

3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Ballast Point store on Linda Vista Dr. Dry and thin but full of flavor. Resiny and hop scented but not terminally bitter. Pale brownish amber with a modest head.

Fresh tasting and highly refreshing. A big taste of browned biscuits with a long bitter aftertaste. More on the IPA end of the spectrum, but a great example of good taste with less alcohol content than a Utah supermarket beer. After setting the glass aside for a few minutes, that last sip confirms the big aromatic quality.

Serving type: on-tap

03-14-2013 03:14:09 | More by mactrail
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ste5venla

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7.2%

01-13-2013 01:48:20 | More by SadMachine
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4/5  rDev +7.2%

01-10-2013 00:13:47 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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pukahi91

Hawaii

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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

New York

4/5  rDev +7.2%

12-16-2012 04:06:07 | More by gshackles
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev +7.2%

11-08-2012 19:36:34 | More by t0rin0
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71ADub

Virginia

2.73/5  rDev -26.8%
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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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at Devil's Den in Philadelphia, PA.

Pours a dark amber color with rose edges and a two finger, frothy light beige head that has excellent retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap.  Steaks and spots of soapy lace left behind.

Resinous earthy hop aroma with subtle hints of citrus countering the dry, grassy pine character.  Underneath there's a nice malt presence with some caramel, toffee and nut.

On the fuller end of medium bodied with a blast of bitter dry hops up front that linger over the sweeter notes into a slightly dry finish.  Lots of earthy pine, grass and soil countered by orange peel, mango and grapefruit.  Well balanced by decent makt backbone with hints of caramel, toffee and light fruit notes.  Overall this is a solid, well balance, easy drinking session ale that has a very strong hop profile.

Serving type: on-tap

08-15-2012 00:06:54 | More by corby112
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baybum

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

08-08-2012 00:38:45 | More by baybum
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Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

07-31-2012 08:22:28 | More by jurbanik
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mhaugo

California

4/5  rDev +7.2%

07-10-2012 06:06:37 | More by mhaugo
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California

3/5  rDev -19.6%

07-02-2012 19:46:18 | More by HStoilkov
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Ralphs66

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

06-15-2012 19:09:08 | More by timwardjr
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.2%

06-08-2012 19:41:49 | More by brez8791
Even Keel from Ballast Point Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.