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 Buck89
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one was canned 11 days ago, so very fresh. Poured into an IPA glass. Crystal clear golden amber color with a frothy white head. Big mango aroma with sweet tropical fruity notes. The taste followed with a nice mango presence and big tropical fruit. A slight bready backbone. Very light bodied but not watery. Seemed well-balanced and one of the best low ABV hoppy beers I've tasted.

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Photo of garymuchow
3.91/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is nice. Strong fruit aroma is quite apparent. More amber than orange for color. Good malt character is the backbone for the hop flavors and the mango sweetness in taste. The hop dryness on the finish is unexpected but enjoyable nonetheless. A bit of a grainy character to the taste wrapped in the typically thinner body and slightly watery character. This is towards the top of session ales.
Thanks Bry.

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Photo of zach_960
4.43/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BdM
3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MasterPenguins
3.92/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RBorsato
4.57/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DoubleJ
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Even Keel is a refreshing light beer as it stands, but the idea of adding mango sounds delightful, doesn't it? From a 12 ounce can, on to the beer:

Looks toasted orange with perhaps a hint of it leaning into brown. A solid half-inch of head rests above, dropping into a small creamy lace above. The mango stands out most in the aroma. Waves of crisp grass and a kiss of pine give the mango extra depth and aroma therapy. Mango Even Keel, compared to the standard one, could be viewed as a toss-up in taste. As weird as it sounds, but the mango seems to add AND subtract from the taste. The mango is surely present, adding oomph to the start, but also distracting from the pleasing grassy and dry biscuit and slightly sweet malt base. Its refreshingly, powerful crispness and light body gives the beer an added kick at the end.

Adding pleasurable adjuncts has quickly become the M. O. of Ballast Point. Mango Even Keel is not significantly better or worse than the original, just different.

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Photo of Antc2382
3.59/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheOakKing
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Icemann383
3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of moundbz
3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Keith27614
4.41/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Labeorphile
3.97/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of sd123
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of onlymurderers
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jodio
4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jroberts8811
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of damndirtyape
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can, date stamp of 16159 15:12 EK 76M. Whatever that may mean. Served in a shaker pint glass.

Appearance: Bright orange amber. 1/8" sudsy off-white head. Some strands and small islands of lacing noted.

Smell: Fresh cut mango, floral hops, citrus.

Taste: Mango first and foremost, and then a hoppy transition that lasts through the entire sip and swallow. Some floral and sweet taste in the middle (which may be the Mango again), and then some piney + citrus bitterness at the finish. Quite hoppy from start to finish.

Mouthfeel: Light carbonation, nicely thick for a session IPA. Some stickiness on the teeth.

Overall / Drinkability: A good full flavor beer and the mango flavor really works well with this beer. Great with food (turkey burgers and mixed green salad) and I think this would be good all by itself as well. I could easily have another. A good hoppy IPA with a good Mango accenting flavor.

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Photo of Griphon
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hansenme
3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mitchmoore12
4.36/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great looking head, lots of lacing. Nice light gold color. Smells strongly of mango and citrus hops, little malt detected. Taste is the same as the smell, hop forward and lots of mango to end it up! Feels light and head fluffy. Solid session brew, wolf but again.

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Photo of Berg-the-Boiler
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hkyplyr73
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metropolisz09
4.51/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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