Mango Even Keel | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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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:
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Added by HunterSBeerson on 08-11-2015

BEER STATS
Ratings:
850
Reviews:
184
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
11.26%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
232
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 850 |  Reviews: 184
Photo of pstam87
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nwhittin
3.37/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Grupatre
3.24/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of qcghost
3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mothmanscott
3.29/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, deep gold/pale amber producing 3 fingers of frothy, somewhat lasting, beige head that leaves a 3/4 finger of webby, clumpy lace above the collar. Aroma is hoppy grapefruit, orange & tropical fruit (mango) forward with a hint of pine swimming in a sweet caramel background. Taste is a fruity hop forward mix of orange, tangerine, grapefruit, mango sitting on top of bready dough & caramel, finishing with a pine note thrown in. There is an off-putting plastic-like note. Dry throughout with bitterness kicking in at midsip & intensifying in the finish where it becomes a very bitter, lasting citrus rind & pine needle astringent aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation, a little slick, thin prickliness with a chalky aftertaste. A little disappointing release from this fine brewery.

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Photo of descobar
4.49/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

on tap at the Miramar brewery tasting room. - poured deep golden hue with creamy off-white head. full clarity. aromas is all mango and hoppy fruitiness. like a mango jello (amazing). taste is herbal and fruity balanced by malt sweetness. right on! mango flavors are there, not overwhelming with subtle bitterness. medium light body, but no watered down sensation (as in some SIPAs), smooth and crisp carbonation. bitterness and fruity flavors explode on the palate before a dry finish with lingering bitterness. - I love this beer! and at 3.8% I can drink these all day. brilliant!

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Photo of smartassboiler
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hos
4.09/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NolaHopHead
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Great look and aroma. Taste falls short, not bad though. Lots of mango, a little medicinal, bitter finish.

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Photo of bigpoppa67
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of McClinton
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stakem
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I tried this one on draft and the keg kicked so I only a partial pour - it appears clear pale yellow in color with a white cap.

Nose is herbal and fruity with a nice balance of hop character meets fruit addition.

The taste has a hint of pink bubblegum upfront that blends to fruit, citrus and straw grain. At no point does the fruitiness scream mango to me but its there.

This is light in body with a light amount of carbonation. Not bad, will have to revisit sometime.

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Photo of california_republic
2.86/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

I was at a Spec's and the Ballast Point reps were there setting up a display for Victory At Sea. Not having Ballast Point before, I asked about the sextant variety pack and one rep told me that it's a great pack because it's Ballast Point and any Ballast Point is good. Fine, so I got a build your own six pack of Ballast Point and this was the first I tried.

Nose: mango
Taste: mango, pine, bitterness
Finish: mango, bitter
Conclusion: I think Ballast Point is really pushing their arrogance with this one. It wasn't particularly enjoyable and was basically a one trick pony of mango with too much bitterness and nothing else though I guess it's a session beer. IPA flavor s were missing. My impression of Ballast Point at the moment is that they just throw fruit into everything and charge an arm and a leg for it without much regard for crafting something balanced and good. Hope that changes as I try more of their lineup. As far as mango beers are concerned, I prefer Anchor Mango Wheat Ale. Much more depth, balance, and drinkable.

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Photo of DoubleMalt
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ssgunbond
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sweemzander
2.75/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cyning
4.42/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tigerbrau
3.99/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Justinprintz
3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.2/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 12oz can without canning or freshness date into standard pint glass.

L: Copper color with solid finger white head.

S: Mango, citrus hops, Tangerine, Orange, Lemon.

T: Heavy citrus hop flavor and some tart mango. Strange aftertaste.

F: Light bodied and crisp from heavy carbonation. Very dry finish.

O: Not my style of IPA at all.

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Photo of BEER88
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DoreenAndDave
3.29/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Beer is a clear copper/amber with a one-finger white head. As expected, nose is a big blast of tropical fruit. Taste ish a bit one-dimensional: bitter tropical fruit/hops. There's a mango aftertaste that lingers and is a bit unpleasant. Mouthfeel isn't great; it's a bit too carbonated for me. Overall, I wanted this to be a refreshing fruity IPA, but it's not working for me. The mango is a bit cloying (if a bitter taste can be said to be cloying). This beer seems a bit out of balance.

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Photo of akopczyk
4.27/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of suckaj
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mango Even Keel from Ballast Point Brewing Company
3.73 out of 5 based on 850 ratings.
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