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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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4.12/5
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447 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:
#2,148
Reviews:
119
Ratings:
447
pDev:
7.04%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 447 |  Reviews: 119
Photo of PJCarnell
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Huge hop aroma.when you open the bottle, full of citrus and pine both. Really aromatic. Malt backbone is subtle but supports for hop bitterness well. For the style this is a world class.example

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Photo of sethcroisant
3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of mjgpy3
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of braskey
4.58/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brunop
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of arr3388
3.86/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nygannon
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of robebo44
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of worldkrysis
2.65/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of OtisCampbell007
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Dad picked up a 6 pack of this. Since it was a new beer, I didn't have to worry about him buying 18 month old hoppy beer (a common occurrence for homebrewers 'oh i wasn't impressed by that beer').

Pours a yellow color with good clarity and a 1/2" white head. Aroma smacks of tangerine hoppiness. Ample dry hopping occurred with this beer.

Usual descriptors start jumping in: caramel, pale toasted malts, pine, tropical and citrus fruit. Dry malt presence, pungent hop presence. Bitterness seems to be in the 80ibu range. Hides the alcohol well. Its a very good dipa, does everything right and nothing wrong. Corporate beer ownership can work out very nicely, good distribution, plentiful availability.

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Photo of dbl_delta
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Undated bottle into pint glass. Pours a clear golden-straw color with a persistent off-white head. Initial impression is spices, citrus, and caramel, followed by slightly bitter pine resin. Quite well balanced though. Mouthfeel is medium and a little sticky; carbonation is just a little on the high side. Alcohol is well hidden. Finish is slightly bitter with a touch of astringency. Quite enjoyable. I would definitely revisit.

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Photo of StrangerTides
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

BALLAST POINT MANTA RAY DIPA 9/10/17

No visible bottling date. Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Tree House stemmed tulip.

a: Translucent gold with an inch thick white head which receded to thin surface foam and patchy lacing.

s; Orange

t; Follows the nose with tangerine notes over a medium light malt base and moderate hop bite. Bitterness lingers slightly on the dry finish.

m: Medium plus, very good body and carbonation tingle.

o; A very enjoyable double, with its 8.5% ABV nicely covered. Refreshing but substantial. A worthy step up from their venerable Sculpin.

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Photo of cmcquirk
4.49/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Steve78
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of beergoot
3.62/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Golden amber body topped with a dense, sculpted, white head. Mostly grainy malt aroma with some gentle spice and pine qualities. The taste is much like the aroma with a definite bitter taste lingering long into the finish; very little other hop flavor detected. Medium-heavy body; lush and creamy on the palate; dry finish.

Nearly let this one slip by for reviewing (and reviewing it relatively late as the date on the bottom of the bottle indicates a January 2017 date), so, perhaps an explanation for the lackluster hop presence in the aroma and taste other than the presence of bitterness. In fairness, I'll have to find a fresher release and re-review. But for now, at eight months of age, it's okay...

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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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