Mango Even Keel | Ballast Point Brewing Company

Mango Even KeelMango Even Keel
BA SCORE
3.75/5
889 Ratings
Mango Even KeelMango Even Keel
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States
ballastpoint.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by HunterSBeerson on 08-11-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,108
Reviews:
191
Ratings:
889
pDev:
11.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
240
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 889 |  Reviews: 191
Photo of Sk8sean86
1.75/5  rDev -53.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of JeffKowalek
2/5  rDev -46.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of conoraugustine
2/5  rDev -46.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of ballenc
2.06/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Poured from a can to nonic pint.

Short and not so sweet - I'm a big fan of Ballast Point but this is easily the worst of their beers that I've had. A very strange flavor - almost a vanilla/buttery taste that is off putting. Bought a six pack hoping it would be a good, low ABV summer beer. After two cans, the rest are going to the back of the beer fridge. Maybe I can pawn them off on some non-craft drinkers at a summer party. I hope this experience can be chalked up to a bad batch.

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Photo of coz
2.1/5  rDev -44%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of RandyBoBandy
2.14/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of gesesq
2.2/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

This one "jumped the shark" for me. Mango just did not work. Overall tasted like watered down candy infused hodge-podge that just did not belong together. One of my favorite brewers but you can retire this one.

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Photo of Ssippisam
2.21/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Photo of rorjets
2.45/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JamLand
2.46/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 1.5

The look and feel were appropriate for the style. I enjoyed the nose, but the taste was medicinal. It took me a bit to figure it out, but it reminded me of the chewable citrus children's Tylenol from my childhood. Overall, the most disappointed I've ever been in a Ballast Point beer.

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Photo of gniv
2.48/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

I did not enjoy this brew. I'm a big fan of the regular Even Keel, but the mango flavor on this one feels fake, and that ruins it. I don't doubt the flavor is natural, as they claim on the can, but it just doesn't come out right in the beer.

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Photo of tsgooch79
2.5/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Fettpopps
2.5/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of SmashAdams
2.5/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

HUGE mango and pineapple smell. Smells like juice. Taste is bitter with hops and a somewhat artificial tasting mango flavor. Way too much with the mango here. Mouthfeel is is thin and crisp. Not for me. nb

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Photo of basaywhat
2.52/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz can. Pours a finger of head on a clear straw body. The aroma is lots of mango. Nice. The taste is a bit of a clash between the mango sweetness and the pine bitterness. The texture is crisp. The aroma is nice, but I’m not a big fan of the flavor.

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
2.53/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Way too sweet. Tastes like mango sweetened ice tea..very syrupy and leaves a bad after taste. Not sure if more hops to balance out would help either.

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Photo of HazelEyedHippie
2.57/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Looks like I'm in the minority with this one. This beer, though in a sense sweet and tropical-feeling because of the mango flavor, was extremely bitter. I just couldn't get over it. The bitterness overtook everything. The mango flavor is nice, and not in-your-face. It's subtle, but definitely discernible. But again, it's overpowered by the bitterness. Bought one can to try from TJ's and I'm glad I did. Will not purchase again. If you don't mind a very bitter beer and you like mango, this is probably for you.

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Photo of RichieRich1812
2.58/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Didier
2.62/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of TMoney2591
2.64/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Served from a can in an Ohio State shaker pint glass.

Insert Chris Kattan joke here. That said, this stuff pours a clear brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises sweet mango syrup and ... well, that's about my nose can really get here. Fair 'nuff. The taste is similarly one-note, a blast of mango-tinted vegetal bitterness that malingers much longer than it ought. Such faux pas. The body is a hefty light, with a rather light moderate carbonation and a crisp finish. Overall, this did absolutely nothing positive for me. The smell is pleasant but artificial, and the taste is just plain offensive. Yeesh.

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Photo of Ninersbeer
2.65/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

What can I say, either you love Ballast Point or meh

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Photo of Moose90
2.66/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

12 oz Can Poured into small glass, forgot to look at the date on the can, but I am assuming this is fresh.

A — Pours a clear and clean light yellowy orange hue into the glass, there is an off white colored head that forms and leaves behind some wisps of foamy lacing behind it.

S — Smell is nice and pungent initially, though not overdone, there are notes of stonefruit and tropical overtones, fairly light and not overly mango focused though. There is a grainy and light sweetness here, some cereal graininess and a overly sweet fruit component, a bit unnatural.

T — Taste is crisp and straightforward initially with grainy notes of cereal and malt. A real resounding fruity pebble note is present and somewhat overpowers whatever else was going on. A very grainy and artificially sweet fruity pebble note dominates the palate.

M — Absurdly bitter and astringent, a huge drying finish, acrid, bitter, borderline unpleasant.

O — A bit of a letdown, this is a supremely bitter and artificially fruity pebble sweet beer, a miss for me. YMMV.

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Photo of wc94wc
2.66/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of clager
2.67/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jmasher85
2.7/5  rDev -28%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A strange and poorly balanced beer, this unfortunate entry into the fruity IPA craze tastes hoppy and bitter in the front, hoppy and bitter in the back, and like a sweet, creamy mango creamsicle in the middle. Someone out there probably thinks it's interesting, but I think it's the beer equivalent of those poorly paced movies that start and end as a comedy but have way too much drama and story in the middle.

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Mango Even Keel from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 889 ratings
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