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 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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#4,181
Reviews:
135
Ratings:
527
pDev:
8.29%
 
 
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Photo of DenverHopHead
3.86/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle with a packaged on date of 8/2/18; into a tulip.
Appearance- gold, oily, champagne bubbles; head is a thin foamy white that leaves sticky sudsy lacing.
Smell- pineapple, flower petals and a touch of pine tree air freshener!
Taste- some tropical fruit, floral and pine hops with a hint of booze.
Feel - bitter and boozy with a partially dry finish.
Overall- had high expectations for this, so rankings likely reflect a little disappointment on my part; really solid DIPA though!

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4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass.

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4.57/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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3.65/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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3.21/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.77/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaveMaciolek21
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very interesting beer! Don't know if I've ever had a 70 IBU beer this mellow--and in a good way. Light citrus and a touch of pine in a melon envelope. At 8.5%, it's a definite Imperial, but that melon softens the bite, and very sneakily makes it seem more sessionable. Session this at your own risk!

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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3.91/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

I will come back and update this, since I have more to drink. At first try, I was disappointed knowing how good the IPAs are from Ballast Point. First impression was emphasis was on malts rather than hops. Not hop forward.

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4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap. Best ipa from ballast point in a while. The west coast piney and tropical hops led the way in the smell with a decent amount of wheat and hops bitters on the finish. The goldenrod ale really smells how it tastes, uncompromising in lighter citrus, pine and hops. Nice work

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

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4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
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4/5  rDev -2.4%
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4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

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4.65/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Manta Ray Double India Pale Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 527 ratings