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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4.11/5
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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:
#2,367
Reviews:
128
Ratings:
496
pDev:
8.27%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 496 |  Reviews: 128
Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.84/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Act25
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

it's expensive, powerful juicy, different and probably good for just 1.
a) Completely hazed golden body sports a thin head that fades almost as if it had fruit juice in it, but solid lacing.
s) Grapefruit predominates, too much so, over a light crackery malt back with sun-baked grass. Coastal.
t) Follows the smell but bigger, light, bright, with more fruit flavors mango, pineapple, peach, but most dominant is the grapefruit. Sweet honey like front see saws into bitter peppery finish with big ABV. Big like a Manta Ray.
f) medium-bodied, peppery crisp, clean finish with edgy carbonation. Frisky.
o) Not up to Ballast standards, or the expense, but worth a try.

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Photo of MikeyD_541
4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Manthon
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Samncheese
1.42/5  rDev -65.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Tastes bitter and not pleasant. Love ipas but friends agree this one is to be avoided. Mouth feel is like sprite.

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

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ADKbeerguy
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bpelwood
3.04/5  rDev -26%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of baldy00
3.71/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a bottle into a tulip glass, Gold in color, clear opacity, light head and carbonation, hints of orange and mango and maybe even honey in palate...not classic ipa nor new school ipa

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Photo of bschmidt_37
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FLima
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Golden color with a thick thin head with good retention and leaving laces.
Nice citrusy aroma with notes of passion fruit, lemongrass, stone fruit, lychees, pineapple foam and lots of melon.
Delicious and bold flavor with notes of tangerines, lots of lychees, pineapple, pine, mango, melon, resin, slightly toasted malts, some strawberries and pears. Quite dry and bitter aftertaste. Its 70 IBU is not muffled at all.
Medium to full body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 8.5% is absent.
Well attenuated, intensively bitter, original and fruity DIPA with great complexity. Big beer, I didn’t see it coming. World class worth trying.

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Photo of timmy2b
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of evanwoertz
4.49/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jason_cs
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaxon53
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bundy462
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigMike
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Pencible
3.87/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: This poured a cloudy light gold with a little white head.
S: It smelled like faint citrus zest and resin and bready malt.
T: It tasted like lemon zest and green mango, with some grapefruit and candied apricot. It had a clean bitter aftertaste.
M: It was thick with moderate carbonation. Great big body.
D: This was a solid brew with crisp and bitter scent and taste, but nothing unique or exceptional. The body was solid and the finish was fairly smooth with well hidden alcohol, so it was pretty easy to drink. Not top tier, but still an enjoyable drink.

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Photo of cjohns73
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mactrail
3.47/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Clear yellow brew with plenty of white foam in the tall goblet. Malty body. Sweet but sharp and acidic. Dark bitter aftertaste. Bark dust. Pleasant orange and mango aroma.

Rather sweet and strong tasting. Lots of pine with a woody finish. Some green melon flavor. Plenty of bitterness. On the uncouth side. From the 12 oz bottle purchased at Trader Joes.

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Photo of Adam1993
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lucius10
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
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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Manta Ray Double India Pale Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 496 ratings