Manta Ray
Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,353
Ranked #6,263
4.1 | pDev: 8.05%
Jan 24, 2022
Dec 06, 2016
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.
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Rated: 4.81 by LA2ED7

Jan 24, 2022
Rated: 4.14 by JTuomi from Finland

Nov 19, 2021
Rated: 4.18 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 18, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by hester7 from Texas

Mar 01, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.81/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
355 ml bottle, from the Norwegian importer. ABV is 8.5%. Golden colour, slightly hazy, moderate white head. Nice aroma of pine, tropical fruits and citrus. Well hopped flavour, slightly dry, but still with some residual sweetness. Notes of pine needles, resin and grapefruit.
Dec 14, 2020
Rated: 4.28 by Bruno74200 from France

Sep 29, 2020
Rated: 4.13 by HopBelT from Belgium

Sep 06, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Aug 18, 2020
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Mine poured from a bottle slightly more colorful than an ordinary beer. There's almost no head and there isn't any lacing. There's a smell of bitter hops, but it's not pronounced. Onto what matters most, the taste. It's very good for a DIPA, solid malt base with enough hop complexity to make it an enjoyable quaff. That and the almost total absence of the taste of alcohol in such a style, redeems it from its shortcomings.
Jul 05, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by Kraig from California

May 31, 2020
Rated: 4 by BeerMe8 from Florida

Feb 14, 2020
Rated: 3.9 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Jan 29, 2020
Rated: 4.04 by Burgy from Minnesota

Jan 18, 2020
Rated: 4.13 by Lelampp from Ohio

Dec 30, 2019
Rated: 4.04 by BAsbill from California

Dec 26, 2019
Rated: 3.68 by zknight from Korea (South)

Sep 20, 2019
Rated: 3.87 by Rootscipio from Texas

Sep 01, 2019
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Reviewed by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip glass.

L---Mostly clear, golden color. Puffy white head with good retention and very good lacing. The bottle did fizz over when opened, and it had been stationary since I bought it a week ago. No shaking it up on my part.

S---Hoppy. Peach is prominent. Lots of citrus and a light touch of pine.

T---Pine, peach, orange rind and a touch of malt for balance. Quite nice.

F---Thick & juicy. Good carbonation. Medium mouthfeel. Alcohol isn't noticeable.

O---This is a really good one. I'm glad I bought more than just this one.
Aug 19, 2019
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Reviewed by monkist from Hungary

4.49/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
It is a quite intensive and dank Imperial IPA from the lovely Ballast Point - who make only great beers (?) Why is this one no different?
Because not only is it a superb double IPA with all its traits (tropical aroma, syrupy dank hoppiness and intensive character) but they make it excellently well balanced: it does not become too boozy nor too sweet, it is not too malty nor too bitter - it somehow manages to be a full Double IPA in a way you (or at least, I) love it! Instead of just reading the beer reviews, you had better try this one out if you’re out for a good one!
Aug 16, 2019
Rated: 4 by flyersfan900 from Virginia

Jul 06, 2019
Manta Ray from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 581 ratings