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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
390
Reviews:
108
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
6.81%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
96
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 390 |  Reviews: 108
Photo of smcolw
4.07/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Light gold color. Relatively clear. Moderate bar poured head. Extensive ring/webby lace.

Very pleasant, fresh crushed floral hop cones for the smell. There's a bit of citrus rind shavings as well.

The taste has a decent showing off the pale malts. The hop dominates providing a prickly,black pepper essence. Appropriate body and carbonation level. Smooth combination. Relatively short aftertaste given the bitterness. Overall, the combination works well.

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Photo of Rjk00
5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A beautiful looking dipa . Smooth taste little bitter dry at the end one of my favorites. Ballast point rocks.

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

Photo of smutty33
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Ballast Point Manta Ray DIPA is new in our area, as far as I know. Golden and clear, with a head that dissipates rather quickly, it offers pineapple, orange and tangerine in the nose as well as on the palate. Nicely balanced with a dry finish. At 8.5% ABV it could be a dangerous choice to enjoy a few anywhere but at home. Medium carbonation and a bit of pungent zip in the mouthfeel make this a nice DIPA worth trying.

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Photo of luvbier
3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dsa7783
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Bonds Tavern in West Orange. Pours a golden, bright hue with minimal frothing. Pungent aroma replete with hints of grapefruit, tangerine, and citrus. Similar taste profile.

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Photo of JSlack
4.46/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BigSmooth12
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VictorWisc
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Strong tropical nose, pineapple, in particular. Some sweet orange/tangerine as well. Slightly floral The flavor is more resiny, pine, lime rind, no sweetness, but not particularly bitter. Carbonation low, minimal head. Mouthfeel medium. Not bad, but not worth a run to the store.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Golden in color. Clear in appearance. Pine, papaya, lemon and pineapple. Light bodied and nicely carbonated. Fairly dry finish. Bitter, but balanced. Surprisingly delicious.

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Photo of dvmin98
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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Manta Ray Double India Pale Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
4.11 out of 5 based on 390 ratings.
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