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:
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Added by Erik-P on 12-06-2016

BEER STATS
Ratings:
317
Reviews:
96
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
6.59%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
74
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 317 |  Reviews: 96
Photo of CavemanRamblin
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tone77
3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a deep golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of tropical fruits, some citrus. Taste is pineapple, orange peels, mango, pine, touches of alcohol, moderate bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of Raime
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mojohawk21
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of smithj4
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of VeganUndead
3.73/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

They have set the bar so high with sculpin, I have yet to find another brand from their Ipa's I enjoy as much as their flagship...maybe grunion, even keel is good for what it is. This is a bit more malty than their others, drinks well for the abv, but no fireworks

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Photo of Elicoleman
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beachops
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of clayrock81
3.92/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a light cloudy gold body with one-finger head that stuck around the glass and there's a slightly soapy, earthy acidic aroma. Taste mirrors aroma elements and also has a piney citric bite with touch of grapefruit and sweetness with great balance, light body and hidden ABV.

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Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RandyBoBandy
4.37/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chug-a-lug
4.84/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I normally don't like ABV above 7.5%, but this beer I can not taste the alcohol. The grapefruit aroma is wonderful. I love this beer.

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Photo of Dum3z
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StArnoldFan
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EMV
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Hazy light golden pour with 2 fingers of foamy white head. Great sticky lacing.

S: Tropical fruits.. pineapple and mango.

T/F: Rich... light malts and sweetness complemented by a dank tropical fruit hop kick. Not overly bitter... lots of pineapple and citrus... some floral elements but the fruitiness dominates. A touch boozy but the ABV is dangerously hidden. Well balanced... medium in body. A little sticky/oily. Finish is fruity.

O: A very nice DIPA from Ballast Point... great tropical fruit flavors... dangerously drinkable... pretty much a winner.

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Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of leefx
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dillinger
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MemphisSooner
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Straw color. Looks almost like a pils. Huge nose on this one. All the tropical hoppy goodness you expect from a ballast point IPA. Tons of tropical hoppiness on the palate as well. Alcohol is well hidden, but this one is a bit heavy. Overall, solid West Coast DIPA

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Photo of breardon1776
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jweis
4.26/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.97/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Manta Ray pours a copper color with a big long lasting head, that is also lacing. A wet and sweet hoppy aroma. Taste is wet, and sweeter, with big floral flavors. Good body and feel. Overall, its a sweeter and wetter IPA.

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Photo of IronLover
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Golden yellow in color with nearly perfect clarity. Poured with short, creamy, sticky, bright white foam with good retention. Medium citrus orange aromas with a light dankness and earthy notes of fresh grass and pine. Medium light malt aromas. Medium bodied with soft medium high carbonation and a light creamy feel. Pleasant boozy warmth through the middle that heats up toward the finish. Dark tropical mango-like fruit and citrus orange flavors with a solid mail backbone. Caramel malt flavors followed by subdued medium hop bitterness through the middle. Light booziness toward the end. Finished with a light caramel malt notes, dark tropical fruit and lightly bitter pine hop notes. Generally smooth and mellow. Flavors are subtle and pleasant. Bitterness is subdued. Nice soft feel and smoothness with light, mellow booziness. The overall mellow character makes this very drinkable and the 8.5% a dangerously sneaky.

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Photo of MJSFS
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of justintcoons
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into a shaped IPA glass.

Appearance
Light blonde. 1/2 finger of white head. Good clarity.

Nose
Peach, mango, guava, passion fruit, and candy sugar.

Taste
Guava, peach, passion fruit, and mango. Light pine sap and dankness. Candy sugar maltiness. Finishes with lingering resin and tangerine zest.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp, off-dry, and moderately bitter.

Overall
A really nice tropical DIPA. Easy drinking and refreshing for the high abv.

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Manta Ray Double India Pale Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
4.1 out of 5 based on 317 ratings.
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