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
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0
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Photo of TheRougeBastard
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brob245
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rarigney
4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of sunsjammer
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Baumer
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very yellow in color. almost bright yellow. minimally hazy. huge head, like 2 inches. settled down to about a quarter inch within 5 minutes and then remained. great lacing. well done on the look. less aromatic than other IPAs that i have had. I smell the hops with faint citrus around it. very subtle aroma overall. nice though. pretty hard to pick out anything specific, mostly jut hops and citrus fruit. tastes great! very well done. a really low key DIPA, by which i mean, the smell and the taste have all of the DIPA qualities, but they are all muted and contained. pretty interested to know how they accomplished this. very unlike other IPAs i have had. Great fruit up front that dissolves into bitterness and then back to fruit. interesting. fruity non bitter quick finish. medium bodied. perfect carbonation for the style. This is one of the smoothest DIPAs i have ever had. very enjoyable in the mouth. overall, i like this beer a lot. There are so many great IPAs in the world it is hard to find distinguishing characteristics. This beer stands out for being restrained along all every axis yet it remains a very full and enjoyable experience. This would taste great in warm weather. I picture this being optimal in late spring / early fall on a porch with rain in the background. smooth and strong.

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Photo of andrewh995
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy straw gold with a white head. Smells of grapefruit zest and some hops. Tastes of lots of grapefruit and floral bitter hops. Medium-large bodied with medium-low carbonation. This is a wonderful DIPA.

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

Photo of MJ64
4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kds2437
4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rawfish
3.74/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of malfunxion
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of dsshuck
3.91/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of danoble1
4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HabaJohn
4.53/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of metter98
3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose—oranges and tangerines seem to stand out in particular.
T: The taste has flavors of orange and tangerine citrus along with notes of melon and a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer goes down all too easy for an Imperial IPA and drinks more like an APA as it hides all traces of alcohol and hardly has any bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of scott2269
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gajo74
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It's Friday, I just put the baby to bed, time to unwind with a nice IPA on a beautiful 73 degree spring evening. Expectations are high considering my love of Ballast Point.
Pours a semi clear golden color, visible carbonation, and a moderate head that retains well. A frothy film persists, and sudsy lacing decorates the glass.
Served cold, the aroma gives off a cool and refreshing scent of fresh fruit. This includes grapefruit, lemon peel, pineapple, pear, mangoes and papaya. A subtle fresh bread roll aroma is in the background.
I'm pretty amazed by the lightness, cleanness and drinkability of the mouthfeel. It feels more like an IPA rather than a DIPA. Alcohol and sweetness well masked, in fact, barely detectable. Instead, there is a crisp and refreshing flavor of citrusy juiciness-grapefruit rind, lemon peel, pineapple-coupled with a pine resin and citrusy hops moderate bitterness that is wholly accessible. Not a hop bomb in the sense that it doesn't allow itself to overwhelm the other flavors, yet, it has a nice kick as well as a resiny, dry and moderately bitter finish.
Overall, expectations were met. This is a wonderful DIPA that is packed with flavors and yet light and clean at the same time.

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Photo of csfcmitchell
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmg480
3.15/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bombelsky
4.52/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clear golden, two fingers frothy dimnishing yo a small crown

High aroma of tropical fruits, citrus.
Very citrusy some floral notes.

High bitterness, high hop flavor, medium-low malty sweetness with grainy notes balancing bitterness very well.

Medium body, soft carbonation, oily, long dry finish, warm alcohol.

Yummy

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

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

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tone77
3.68/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a deep golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of tropical fruits, some citrus. Taste is pineapple, orange peels, mango, pine, touches of alcohol, moderate bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.

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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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