Manta Ray Double India Pale Ale | Ballast Point Brewing Company

Manta Ray Double India Pale AleManta Ray Double India Pale Ale
BA SCORE
92.4%
Liked This Beer
4.12 w/ 408 ratings
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:
#2,115
Reviews:
113
Ratings:
408
Liked:
377
Avg:
4.12/5
pDev:
7.04%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
100
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 408 |  Reviews: 113
Photo of tykechandler
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of budfox
4.79/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of craftbeersweden
3.89/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clear golden beer with a two finger high, white head.

Nose: Orange marmalade, pine, grass, honey, mango, passion fruit and caramel malt.
Taste: Citrus, orange, tropical fruits, pine, hops, biscuit and caramel malt.
Mouth: Medium body. Smooth carbonation. Bitter ending.

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

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

Photo of J220
4.65/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of hotdogtornados
4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

355ml bottle poured into a snifter.

Mildly hazed bright golden color which turns to be translucent thereafter, it tops with a finger of frothy white head that stands for a while with decent retention before sinking to some bubble sheet on the surface and leaving lots of lacing patch and spot.

Nice and bold tropical hop aroma of citrus, lime, melon, frozen mango, passion fruit, pine, and rich dankness. Malt is there too but a bit behind with its bread and biscuit.

The taste is much better when it is warm with all the characters playing in good harmony. Big tropical, zesty citrus, lime, melon, frozen mango, passion fruit, pine, rich dankness, and upright bitterness from hop also some sweet and breadiness from malt. The end and aftertaste is wrapped up and lasting with hoppy goodness of bitter and fruity flavors.

Medium body with smooth mouthfeel and moderate lively carbonation, the feeling is crisp and refreshing with a pleasantly dry finish.

Big and bold hoppy IPA, alcohol is very well hidden making it very good quaffing and enjoying with some unique touch of cold fruits.

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Photo of poisoneddwarf
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle from work. Aroma is melon, apricot, orange creamsicle, faint sweet onion . Pours nearly clear golden with a one finger white head with decent retention and some lace. Taste is mildly bitter with some malt sweetness and lots of juicy fruit flavor; a hint of numbing menthol. Alcohol is extremely well hidden. Pretty good.

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Photo of Nrod
4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kevin6234
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look great in the tulip. Golden with a nice white head. This is a really drinkable DIPA! This could definitely get you in trouble.

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Photo of haywoodjablonski
4.59/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of PA-hunter
4.45/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter glass. 8.5% abv

Appearance- Pours a light golden yellow with a high white head quick to dissipate. Semi-clear

Smell- Rich in citrus notes; pineapple and grapefruit. Some pine notes as well.

Taste- Sweet caramel malt. Floral notes add sweetness. Incoming flavors of citrus come next. Tropical fruit such as pineapple are noticed, along with grapefruit and orange. Finishes with a resinous pine hop bang, dry and bitter.

Mouthfeel- Medium heavy in body. Smooth with active carbonation.

Overall- A great example of a tropical forward IPA. Citrus notes really stand out with this double. Intense aroma that is noticed at the pour. Very smooth and full of flavor. An awesome double that Ballast Point just added to its lineup.

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Photo of CMC73
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of patre_tim
4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Golden with a hint of haze, no carbonation and 5 fingers of foamy, yellow tinged head.

Smells of passion fruit, mangos, pine, caramel and garlic.

The taste follows the nose with a nice sweetness, solid bitterness and big balance of tropical fruit notes. Very refreshing.

Medium to light body with medium to low carbonation.

Got and drank in Chiang Mai. July 8th, 2017. Amazing balance, fruitiness and smoothness.

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Photo of Tone
3.91/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear gold color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of strong citrus hops, piney hops, floral hops, pale malt, slight sweet malt, and slight earthiness. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. There is a strong bitterness. Tastes of strong citrus hops, piney hops, floral hops, pale malt, slight sweet malt, and slight earthiness. Good appearance, blend, too bittern, but otherwise tasty.

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Photo of AllanPatchin1016
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of PaleAleWalt
4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Finkline
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mkh895
4.07/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Antg8989
4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very good DIPA. Pours a light gold with a frothy while head. Decent amount of lacing for this ABV. Aroma is a malty citrus, melon and pine. Starting to hit triple IPA aromas. Taste is similar to the aroma. Feel is soft for a DIPA. Overall, very good.

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Manta Ray Double India Pale Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92.4% out of 100 with 408 ratings
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