Mango Even Keel | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Mango Even KeelMango Even Keel

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Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by HunterSBeerson on 08-11-2015

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Reviews: 179 | Ratings: 823
Reviews by Prager62:
Photo of Prager62
3.12/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A twelve ounce can with no visible date code poured in a 12oz. snifter tulip.

Look- Pours a lively amber color with two fingers of frothy off white foam. It slowly settles revealing thick lacing.

Smell- Mango, some floral, sweet malt.

Taste- Caramel malt heavy with some artificial and acidic tasting mango. A bit of floral perfume in the finish.

Feel- Acidic with a slightly bitter bite.

Overall- In three words, not a fan. With no date, I have no idea about freshness, but it was a recent purchase by a friend. A very artificial and malty taste that doesn't do anything for me.

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Photo of PiffJames
4.86/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A beer most real craft beer aficionados will probably hate on. For me, this is my favorite out of all the Ballast Point brews I've tried.

Some fruity beers are sweet which immediately turns me off. I want the flavor of fruit without the sugary shandy taste. Too many of these sweet fruity beers just taste like cheap wine.

This beer on the other hand, just tastes good. It's NOT sweet. It's a creamy mango taste. It doesn't taste watered down at all. It actually tastes quite bold for a 3.8% abv beer. Very apparent pleasant mango taste and smell. Kinda a vanilla thing goin' on too but mainly tasty mango fun.

With all the mango flavor, this still tastes like beer. It leaves you with a mango taste that then turns bitter, reminding you that you are in fact drinking beer.

This is one of my favorite beers I've tired recently and I see this as something I will consistently drink for years to come.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can, which may or may not be the best choice (pleasure vs. cost analysis) right now for we Albertan beer cognoscenti, eh?

This beer pours a clear, bright medium copper amber colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, rocky, and somewhat bubbly off-white head, which leaves some stellar, tightly webbed lace around the glass as it very slowly ebbs away.

It smells of fresh, pungent mango flesh, gritty and grainy pale malt, a bit of lesser domestic orange and white grapefruit additions, subtle earthy yeast, and tame earthy, leafy, and sort of piney green hop bitters. The taste is bready and doughy pale malt, a still understated yeasty thingamabob, some rather reduced mango and other meek tropical fruitiness, weak copra esters, and more leafy, weedy and somewhat floral hoppiness.

The carbonation is gentle in its plain and sort of subservient frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and mostly smooth, nothing really taking the time to mess around here, it would seem. It finishes well off-dry, the fading mango essence kind of disappointing amongst the still sturdy grainy malt.

Overall, a fairly refreshing and enjoyable summertime tipple, the sort more agreeable, I'm guessing, when one's so-called better half doesn't up and interrupt for an hour or so of 'conversation' in the midst of it all. Fuck. Anyways, a good and tasty brew - I wish I had another dozen or so to put back now, for various obvious and lesser so reasons.

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Photo of smbslt
4.07/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

The sweet, fruity aroma (4.25) filled with floral notes came barreling out of the glass as the beer hit bottom and was detectable at arm's length. The golden, orange color belied a maltiness that based on the ABV was not and could not be there. The coarse head receded to a thin tight layer which provided sporadic lacing (3.75). The bitterness was complimented by candied fruit slice sweetness, very big for a session beer (4). Feel was a bit viscous and tacky which worked with the flavor but detracted from its refreshing quality (3.75). Overall an excellent season beer. Always impressed when a brewer can do so much without relying on jacking the abv (4.25).

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Photo of govlady
3.41/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer just tastes super artificial. Doesn't really compare to any of the other fruited ballast point beers, sculpins, etc. not a bad beer for that abv, but just way to artificial. Couldn't drink more than one.

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Photo of DanGeo
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CavemanRamblin
3.43/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tiernan
3.76/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JW_WNC
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.22/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I've liked every Ballast Point beer I've tried.
Until this one.
Started out OK. Gold color with a small white head.
Sweet fruit and floral hop aroma.
Tasting it, I'm thinking mango and hops don't go well together, The beer is too bitter and metallic tasting. No more of these for me.

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Photo of DaftPatrick
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SunDevilBeer
2.82/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of dditto2
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Billolick
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can...numbers on the bottom really make no sense to me (16013 13:02)

Pours with a moderate haze, oatmeal hued and moderate sized head, leaves thicker strands of lace.

I get apricots on the nose...or some kinda fruit

Easy drinking ale, fruit tastes kinda artificial and its messes the taste on this one....not my favorite brew from BP, as Woody said "gimme a Sculpin"

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Photo of tigg924
3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear, gold in color, with 1/2 inch head. Taste is big mango, grapefruit, orange rind, and light leafy hops. Really light bodied. Goes down way to easy. Mango works well with the hops. A lot better than pineapple Sculpin. I would reach for this if I wanted a session IPA.

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Photo of HuskyBoi
4.4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ledouge
3.36/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of SudsSurfer
3.64/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

If you like mango juice then this is for you. Straight mango juice is all I taste. It's super refreshing and crushable. It's like mango lemonade. With a touch of alcohol.

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Photo of BCborn
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Franziskaner
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Copper colored with a light yet significant amount of suspended sediment within the body. There's a massive inch of off white head resting on top. The aroma is dominated by very tropical mango notes that suffocate anything else. The taste is dominated by the sweet, tropical mango notes. The back of the palate is still more on the citrus hoppy end. The mouth is very light and quaffable. This is definitely intended to be imbibed on a hot summer day in mass quantity, but still delivering refreshing, smooth flavor.

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Photo of juicebox
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattyG85
4.16/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a clear golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Big two finger white head that settles into a thin patchy layer.

Smell: A juicy and pretty sweet hop driven aroma with a big scent of mango and other fruits. Upfront scent of sweet mango. Citrus hop scent of grapefruit, orange peel, pineapple, lemon, and tangerine. Light earthy hop hints of pine. Some perfume like hints. Subtle malt hints of grains, caramel, and yeast. A solid aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a juicy and sweet hop forward taste with lots of mango and other fruits. Big upfront taste of sweet mango juice. Citrus hop notes of grapefruit, pineapple, orange peel, tangerine, and lemon zest. Some piney and floral hop notes as well. Bitterness is low. Light backing malt notes of caramel, grains, and yeast. A solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Juicy, crisp, and very smooth.

Overall: A solid twist on a Session IPA. Nice fruit flavor for such a small beer.

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Photo of Mantooth
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Mango Even Keel from Ballast Point Brewing Company
3.72 out of 5 based on 823 ratings.
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