Mango Even Keel
Ballast Point Brewing Company

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From:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #3,252
ABV:
3.8%
Score:
85
Ranked #23,125
Avg:
3.75 | pDev: 11.47%
Reviews:
213
Ratings:
768
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 22, 2021
Added:
Aug 11, 2015
Wants:
  18
Gots:
  264
SCORE
85
Very Good
Mango Even KeelMango Even Keel
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Rated: 4.11 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Oct 22, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by hester7 from Texas

Mar 01, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.44/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
355 ml can, 3.8% ABV, from Bris Ølutsalg, Jørpeland. Orange to amber colour, slightly hazy, moderate white head. Aroma of orange marmalade and dust, hints of mango and pine. Fruity and piney flavour, hints of mango and coconut, bitter finish. Good body for its low ABV.
Dec 12, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by Urk1127 from Pennsylvania

Dec 01, 2020
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Reviewed by GarrettB from Colorado

3.3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
June 7th, 2016 - Ballast Point's mango brew gives the session ale trend just the slightest kiss of ripe mango. It's a dark looking brew, contrasting with how ephemeral the flavor is. A light breeze of mango and strawberry comprises the smell, with a characteristic and memorable peppery quality. The flavor is also very light and soft, with that aforementioned kiss of mango and a quick-to-enjoy mouthfeel.
Oct 16, 2020
 
Rated: 3.94 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Jul 28, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Jul 19, 2020
 
Rated: 3.94 by Eric_Standard from Canada (BC)

Jul 17, 2020
 
Rated: 3.77 by Seshin from California

May 11, 2020
 
Rated: 4.53 by BosDen07 from Delaware

Mar 24, 2020
 
Rated: 3.47 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Dec 30, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by Velivolus from Vermont

Nov 30, 2019
 
Rated: 3.85 by jchanley from Illinois

Aug 24, 2019
 
Rated: 3.8 by Jcreek from Illinois

Aug 24, 2019
 
Rated: 3.35 by ravger from Illinois

Jun 01, 2019
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Canned January 2016; drank 2/21/16 @ the Yarchives.

See-through orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a huge off-white head; strong, frothy lace.

Strong mango, cane sugar & blood orange notes in the nose.

Medium thin mouthfeel.

Mango soda flavor up front; dry wheat & mild honey notes on the finish. Refreshing fruit soda vibes; golf heaven!
May 06, 2019
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Reviewed by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

1.59/5  rDev -57.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5
The regular Even Keel was my go to session until I stopped finding it on shelves. I enquired to find that the mango variant was selling far better and replaced it, but for me this one is awfully artificial-tasting.
Apr 30, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by Griffith from Connecticut

Apr 24, 2019
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Reviewed by Squire from Mississippi

3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Deep copper gold color with good white cap and lacing.

Aroma of citrus hops and ripe mango.

Taste is hop forward that emphasized a fresh citrus approach resting on the ripe fruit tinged malt base. Mango is present from start to finish but remains a servant to the hops. I believe there's a touch of pine in the hops as well. I also find something in the aftertaste that I can only describe as slightly nutty. Don't know where that comes from but I like it.

Medium texture with balancing carbonation.

It's balanced, refreshing and a bit more interesting than the usual Session IPA but it's not something I find interesting enough to buy again.
Mar 24, 2019
 
Rated: 3.85 by Danmullens1 from Wisconsin

Feb 06, 2019
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Rated by WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot from Kentucky

4.23/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
In my opinion must serve ice cold.
Jan 24, 2019
 
Rated: 4.8 by Kwright from North Carolina

Jan 22, 2019
 
Rated: 3.21 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Jan 02, 2019
 
Rated: 4.2 by markallmon from Tennessee

Dec 25, 2018
 
Rated: 4.15 by kflorence from Texas

Dec 24, 2018
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Reviewed by wmscottsimpsonjr from Missouri

3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Gold with thick head. Smells of mango, earthy, citrus hops. The mango is strong in the flavor too, with an earthy and citrus hop flavor taking a back seat. Kind of bready, but not strong malt. Dry.
Dec 23, 2018
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Reviewed by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Tasted in a snifter from a 12 fl oz can at 129 Center Cut on November 29, 2018. This hoppy, session ale gets a flavor boost from mango, which perfectly plays off the citrusy hop bouquet.
Dec 03, 2018
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.82/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured from can into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a clear orange amber color with a fizzy white head. The head fades rather fast to leave a trace of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the brew is strongest of a mango smell mixed with other aromas of bready aromas as well as a bit of grass and herb.

Taste – The taste begins with a somewhat more bready taste that has a hint of mango sweetness. The mango grows slightly stronger as the taste advances, but it never gets too overwhelming. All the while some dank hop tastes start entering the flavor profile. These grow stronger to the end, and leave one with a moderately sweet, but nicely dank hopped taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – For a brew of only 3.8 % abv. the body is rather thick with a carbonation level that is one the moderate side. The feel is actually rather nice for the mango and hop, as the thickness seems to accentuate them and make them “heavier” in taste.

Overall – A rather nice session IPA. At only 3.8 % abv., this one has tons of body and flavor. A nice, lightly fruited, and somewhat more dankly hopped session IPA!!
Dec 01, 2018
 
Rated: 4.03 by CSO from Illinois

Nov 18, 2018
 
Rated: 2.55 by Winter48 from Kentucky

Nov 10, 2018
 
Rated: 3.04 by BlueShepard19 from Kentucky

Nov 10, 2018
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Reviewed by penguinsgoboom from California

3.91/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A: Poured a foamy 2 finger head. Color is clear, dark apricot. Good amount of sticky lacing

S: Immediately smell of mango. it mixes well with some floral hops

T: Heavy hop bitterness with a good (and nicely restrained) mango sweetness. It culminates in a deep earthiness. It's as if the seasons changed and the pungent hops browned with the season.

O: A bit too much on the hop bitterness for my taste. It also only has that one singular note. Straightforward, specialized brew that's just ok.
Oct 10, 2018
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Reviewed by psycHOPathy from Georgia

3.27/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Clear amber, half finger of foamy head
Very fruity. Ripe mango and peach dominate
Malty and bready, some pineyness and hop bitterness, plus with what I imagine is the taste of mango peel. Kind of cough syrup sweetness at the end
Medium body, kinda gross feeling
I don't know why I keep trying fruit beers, I never enjoy them
Sep 30, 2018
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Rated by Cyclokiller from Pennsylvania

3.21/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
As far as session beers go this may be last on my list.
Sep 18, 2018
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Reviewed by bankboy66 from New Jersey

3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Very nice as the mango washes over your tongue just enough to remind you you bought a mango beer. Not overpowering and neither are the hops. Pretty smooth and different. Give it a try.
Sep 15, 2018
 
Rated: 3.96 by Unclevince from West Virginia

Sep 13, 2018
 
Rated: 4.04 by jkn09 from Texas

Sep 10, 2018
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Reviewed by KMillard from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
With all the Mandarin, tangerine, bloof margarine ipas out this summer, this is the only one I could stomach on a regular basis. Why? Because it's balanced. The fruit doesn't overpower, the hops don't overpower and judging from other summer fruit offerings, this must be a rare feat. I see in the other reviews about an artificial taste. To me, this tastes like natural mango, even down to the green off flavor parts a mango produce. It's not the slushy mango flavor or the mango chutney flavor, but rather the overripe mango at the market flavor. If ballast managed to produce an artificial version by of that flavor they're in the wrong business. If you are suspicious of fruit beers, try this one.
Sep 06, 2018
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Rated by DavidD3 from New Jersey

3.92/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
The citrus hops and mango flavor work in tandem to create a really solid summer brew.
Sep 04, 2018
 
Rated: 3.63 by Futbolmanby from Michigan

Aug 20, 2018
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