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

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#2,527
Reviews:
134
Ratings:
520
pDev:
8.03%
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Ratings: 520 |  Reviews: 134
Photo of sweetbrew82
3.77/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaveMaciolek21
4/5  rDev -2.7%
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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Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Salemjeff
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ben_tries_brews
3.91/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chris826
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Paradox1000
4/5  rDev -2.7%
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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Photo of REVZEB
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
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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Photo of mtbdonn
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of icemanls4
4.11/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Grthka
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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Photo of nlb802
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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Photo of Paoloboston
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

Photo of Hops-Law
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Manta Ray Double India Pale Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 520 ratings