Manta Ray Double India Pale Ale | Ballast Point Brewing Company

Manta Ray Double India Pale AleManta Ray Double India Pale Ale
BA SCORE
4.12/5
418 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:
#2,119
Reviews:
113
Ratings:
418
pDev:
7.04%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
102
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 418 |  Reviews: 113
Photo of zshaft
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

pours nice clean orange yellow. nose is light tropical fruits. taste is nice blend of tropical hops and crisp west coast feel makes this a pleasure to drink. probably my favorite ballist point ipa. nice abv with no butter taste that I get from that dorado ugg. more flavor than sculpin. which I don't like. easy drinking dipa with no off flavors imo. really good.

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Photo of tlema1
3.74/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: beautiful golden color, with a thin white, lacing head
S: citrus, tropical fruit and pine
T: the taste follows the nose, a little more pine
F: bitter, all the mouthfeel is upfront
O: very solid DIPA

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Photo of BeerLover99
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Terp96
3.83/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BFCarr
4.41/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear amber with a thick white head that lasts. There's plenty of carbonation too. Smell is floral/hoppy and pleasant. Taste is great. Hoppy bitterness with a great mouthfeel. Overall, this is what I look for in a double IPA.

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

Photo of ZAP
4.82/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

My kind of DIPA...a lot of tropical and citrus notes on the aroma and taste with some light pine lingering. Thinking papaya, pineapple, mango, tangerine, mandarin oranges...

Light malt base holds up but lets all this juicy hop goodness shine.

Medium to full bodied. Perfect carbonation. Finishes dry and leaves you wanting more after every sip.

Dynamite DIPA.

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Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 1/9/2017. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy medium golden yellow color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tangerine, pineapple, peach, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, grapefruit, lemon/orange zest, light pepper/pine, light honey, biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of bright citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tangerine, pineapple, peach, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, grapefruit, lemon/orange zest, light pepper, pine, light honey, biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine/citrus peel/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tangerine, pineapple, peach, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, grapefruit, lemon/orange rind, pine, light honey/biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero hop astringency after the finish. Moderate dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately sticky/resinous, and fairly grainy balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol for 8.5%. Overall this is an outstanding DIPA. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the balanced bitterness. Surprisingly light on the malt presence for the ABV. Very bright, juicy, and a bit dank on hops; with just enough malt for bitterness balance. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
4.64/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Zazzi82
3.91/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Tasted in a 12 oz snifter from draft at The Craft Beer Store on January 24, 2017.

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Photo of Bearshawks85
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PicoPapa
4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle. Pours a translucent light golden orange color with an Inch of bubbly head. Moderate amount of lacing. The aroma has lots of tropical fruits. Mango, papaya, passionfruit, and some citrus. The taste is more citrusy with some tropical fruit notes. Bitterness at the end with some pine. A bit boozey. Some toasted malts. Medium bodied with an oily mouthfeel. Overall, a welcome addition to the Ballast Point line up of great IPAs.

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

Photo of Lingenbrau
3.84/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very clean and clear bright gold color with a decent white head that laces well. Smells like crushed Smarties, papaya, and mango. Tastes citrusy, slightly tropical, and resinous pine with an intense yet balanced sweetness that lingers. Feel is crisp yet full, somewhat sticky, and chalky. Overall, this is a pretty good DIPA, but I don't care to seek it out again. For BP beers, I'd take Dorado or Barmy over this any day. Cheers!

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a golden yellow color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin ring of lace

S: Citrus and tropical fruits up front with a hint of pine and the faint air of maltiness

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the citrus and tropical fruit notes and wanders into some resiny pine and faint malt notes. Moderately bitter. Alcohol hidden well. Finishes with lingering light bitterness and pine

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. On the lighter side for an 8.5% DIPA

O: Nothing really jumps out, but it's still a very solid DIPA that is incredibly easy to drink with the lighter feel. A sneaky little devil

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

On tap at Ballast Point Miramar. Pours on the pale side for a IIPA, straw gold, with a small head that has good staying power and lace. Nose is lighter fruits and citrus, with some pine resin in the background. Not an in-your-face kind of IIPA. In fact, Sculpin has a bigger nose. However, it is very pleasant. Taste is lighter and crisper than you'd expect from 8.5%. A bit of cracker malt, but certainly leaning towards the fruity hops. Overall, a very solid beer that seems to be smaller than it is.

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

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.73/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Looks like a very recent release from ballast point. A DIPA from them is major cause for interest. This beer pours straw color, very light. Smell is resiny, grapefruit, pine, dank. Not real potent but decent nose there. Taste is standard California IPA fair: no malt character, hops lending citrus, grapefruit, evergreen. Not much to it. Overall this is a bland California yeast IPA. There is nothing new or interesting here. As breweries continue to innovate and create new versions and fresh takes on the IPA this is a status quo, meh, California IPA. Completely average and forgettable.

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Photo of Sulty
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pkalix
3.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of johnpalisi
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jsh420
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Manta Ray Double India Pale Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 418 ratings
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