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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
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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
Ranking:
#2,146
Reviews:
120
Ratings:
447
pDev:
7.04%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
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Ratings: 447 |  Reviews: 120
Photo of lucius10
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For a DIPA, this one is an easy drinker! Ballast Point has done well with this iteration! The nose is lacking, but it makes up for it in taste...not as sweet and citrus-ey as others, but gives you a nice hop hit at the end. It doesn't overpower you with alcohol at the end.

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Photo of hogrider
3.77/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Muss42
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Trbtodd
3.83/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of calcnerd
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mjurney
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Golden color, clear. Lots of carbonation. Frothy, bright white head.

Aroma:
Strong citrus hops, tangerines, pineapple, tropical fruit, some sweet bready malt.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Moderate-high hop bitterness, mostly citrus, tangerines, pineapples, just a little resinous. Malt background, slight caramel. Finish is bitter, yet very crisp. Light-medium bodied, slight oily, crisp, smooth.

Overall:
It's a very good Double IPA.

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Photo of Aewachiw
3.87/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of timmytee
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light, golden, and translucent in appearance with very little head. Smooth bubbly action on the tongue with notes of pine and fresh apricot at it's finish. Overall a smooth, clean finishing DIPA.

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Photo of MarcieSumpter
4.44/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerMeCJS
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stoutmaster9
4.69/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass, enjoyed with Chocolate, after a heavy gym workout ("The Riddle ... of Steel!")

Pours perfectly pale, thin head of rather fine bubbles, excellent lacing.

Easily among the best of IPA scents, subtle yet refined. Pine and malty -Lmon, other fruits.

Beware: Very easy drinking for an 8.5%

Smooth finish, bordering anticlimax, yet just enough on the forefront to be engaging. A good opener, but after other pint(s), this may easily have too much finesse (or I suppose one may just cleanse their pallet).

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Photo of Kahlerbock
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brewnme
3.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tshute
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fitzy01
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MacStinson
4.45/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a bulbous Sam Adams pint.
Not much head after an average pour. And what little is there doesn't stick around. Crystal clear honey colour with minimal lacing. A ring of foam persists and little islands hang in there throughout the drink.
Smells of sourdough and pine resin. A little copper and wet dog in there. Lots of sticky basement and apricot... slightly dank and fruity.
In the mouth it gets on track. Huge apricot and peach. A little tangerine, more pine and white bread. I suppose I can sense a little melon; rounds out and cools the pallette. Bitter, biting resin is enhanced by the prickly carbonation. All of the flavors pick this brew up off of the tongue, and the spiney bubbles really liven it up. I'd be curious to have this one from a firkin.
Overall, it's wears it's 8.5% well. Big flavors compliment the body and hide the alcohol. Well crafted and nicely accessible DIPA. Enjoyed it and found nothing wrong.
Great West-side brew, would buy it over some of the pricier options in the style and enjoy it just as much (almost).
Don't hesitate.

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Photo of Fremont897
4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Coho11
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Joshuacarper18
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Davit
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopliteMpls612
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Manta Ray Double India Pale Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 447 ratings
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