Manta Ray Double India Pale Ale | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Manta Ray Double India Pale AleManta Ray Double India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
We’ve developed many IPA recipes in our R&D program, but right from the tank, our Manta Ray Double IPA was a winner. Aromas of fresh, citrusy tangerine, melon and light pine leap from the beer and linger over a smooth finish. Like its namesake, this brew can sneak up on you – a big beer without a bite.



Added by Erik-P on 12-06-2016

BEER STATS
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#2,436
Reviews:
131
Ratings:
512
pDev:
8.27%
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4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.11/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrcraft
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jgarvis
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigMac59
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ned57
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Keeling
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TickleMeG00CHmo
4.65/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VABA
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A very nice DIPA with a golden color slight head and lacing, with a very pleasant aroma and taste. Medium bodied with decent carbonation and a decent bitterness.

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Photo of bdiiorio
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brentk56
3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Arrives clear and golden with a decent head and some splashes

Smell: Pine and melon with undertones of caramel and grass

Taste: The pine emerges early, setting a bitter West Coast standard; underneath, there is some caramel and melon along with a dank pithy character, through the middle; the finish is a bit boozy with some residual sweetness

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A classic West Coast DIPA that brutalizes the taste buds

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4.99/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had a 3 month old can. Beautiful west coast DIPA - very complex flavor encompassing citrus, pine, apricot, with a kick ass malt balance. Perfectly bitter.

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3.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of maximum12
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a single – I haven’t seen this around, but I haven’t been looking, either. 12 oz. bottle consumed while watching Andy & Red litter the big screen.

The pour is a titch yellower than a Bud Light, but you could fool Lou down at the corner bar with it. Until he stuck it next to his nose: classic pine, citrus, & you know there is going to be some bitterness right around the corner. West Coast represent.

Manta Ray is more throwback than a Andy Gibb album. Big, bitter hops greet the palate like this was 2009, threatening to wreck the palate in quite a pleasant manner. Pine & citrus from the nose carries through to the tonsils, along with a touch of orange & nostalgia. Sticky.

An old style, easy to drink, bitter-face IIPA. Very good.

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Photo of TJS6
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sjrider
4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy orange-gold color with white head and moderate lacing. Nose is citrusy ,floral hops, pale malt . Taste follows ,quite well balanced for the abv. Easy drinker and quite tasty.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Manta Ray Double India Pale Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 512 ratings