Even Keel
Ballast Point Brewing Company

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From:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Style:
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #782
ABV:
3.8%
Score:
86
Ranked #20,264
Avg:
3.81 | pDev: 9.97%
Ratings:
956
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 03, 2021
Added:
Jun 06, 2006
Wants:
  45
Gots:
  345
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Notes: A session beer for Hop-heads, this ale gets double dry-hopped.
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3.78 by jaxon53 from Connecticut on Apr 03, 2021
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Sigmund from Norway

355 ml can, from a trade with Cunningham. ABV is 3.8%. Deep golden to orange colour, moderate white head. Moderate aroma of pine, dust and grapefruit. Dry flavour, with distinct piney and grapefruity hops throughout. Bitter finish.

Dec 12, 2020
 
4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Aug 18, 2020
 
3.79 by craigbelly from Iowa on Jul 31, 2019
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4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

For west coast style session this is tops. I imagine as our taste for higher and higher ABVs have dominated the region this would get lower rating, but it is outstanding. My go to session until it was replaced in beer stores for the mango version that sold better. That one tasted artificial to me.

Apr 30, 2019
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3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Squire from Mississippi

Nice amber gold color with white cap and lacing.

Aroma of citrus hops and ripe mango.

Taste is hop forward that emphasized a fresh citrus approach resting on the ripe fruit tinged malt base. Mango is present from start to finish but remains a servant to the hops. I believe there's a touch of pine in the hops as well. I also find something in the aftertaste that I can only describe as slightly nutty. Don't know where that comes from but I like it.

Medium texture with balancing carbonation.

It's balanced, refreshing and a bit more interesting than the usual Session IPA but it's not something I find interesting enough to buy again.

Mar 18, 2019
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2/5  rDev -47.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

Unknown vintage; drank 10/25/15 @ the Yarchives.

See-through orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a huge eggnog head; a curtain of frothy lace.

Pine, caramel & grapefruit notes in the nose.

Medium thin mouthfeel.

Pine, caramel & grapefruit notes in the nose.

Medium thin mouthfeel.

Pine, caramel & faint urine flavors; a hyper bitter finish.

The opposite of my IPA profile; I'm impressed they packed this much flavor into a session ale, but sadly that flavor is terrible.

Mar 17, 2019
 
2.75 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania on Mar 06, 2019
 
3.75 by COBEERHUNTER from Colorado on Feb 06, 2019
 
3.75 by psoriasaurus from Thailand on Feb 03, 2019
 
5 by Kwright from North Carolina on Jan 22, 2019
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3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by brwnchrstpher from Pennsylvania

Herbal and dry.

Jan 18, 2019
 
3.5 by bigschoolrecords from Pennsylvania on Jan 06, 2019
 
3.83 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts on Nov 28, 2018
 
4.25 by Sullymsu from Ohio on Sep 20, 2018
 
3.83 by Futbolmanby from Michigan on Aug 20, 2018
 
3.37 by bankboy66 from New Jersey on Jun 30, 2018
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3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by VABA from Virginia

A-Pours a light amber color with a nice head and lacing
A-Aroma has hoppy and citrus hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a hoppy and citrus flavor
M-A light bodied decently carbonated beer
O-A nice Session IPA

May 14, 2018
 
3.79 by UtahBeerPleb from Utah on May 10, 2018
 
3.77 by Jrosso from New Jersey on Feb 25, 2018
 
3.78 by Fishwhisperer from Michigan on Feb 19, 2018
 
3.82 by ArnoldBlumenthal from Maryland on Feb 02, 2018
 
3.26 by TheCrowsEye from California on Jan 16, 2018
 
4.09 by PMarcy78 from Minnesota on Jan 05, 2018
 
2 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Dec 28, 2017
 
3.6 by LarrysDeerGut from Illinois on Dec 21, 2017
 
3.91 by Jarrettperez from South Carolina on Dec 20, 2017
 
3.68 by jenrhart from Minnesota on Dec 04, 2017
 
3.92 by brewnme from Maine on Dec 01, 2017
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3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by deleted_user_1111368 from Delaware

20oz IPA glass. Pours light orange, with a quick dissipating light head. Fairly stick lacing throughout.
Smells of hearty hops, orange/GF with a hint of lemon. Light on the malt. Tastes of GF upfront with a round of citrus and hops cutting right through. Bitterness on the side, MF is carbonated, but well done for a 3.8ABV session. It has become my go-to session beer.

Nov 10, 2017
 
3.57 by pin from Australia on Oct 28, 2017
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4.67/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by huthuty from Utah

Golden/copper ale with a mean head
Smells very hoppy and springy, a near perfect pale ale aroma
Very unique spicy and citrusy hop taste with a bitter finish
Overall definitely a good session with tons of flavor

Oct 15, 2017
 
3.75 by BabaBeer from California on Oct 08, 2017
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3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

Poured from a can into a pint glass. Pours orange yellow with a fluffy one finger head. Smells of citrus and piney hops, very hop forward for a session. Tastes of citrus hops with decent malt backbone, predominately tropical citrus. Beer is light bodied and every easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, a very good beer.

Oct 01, 2017
 
3.87 by Tbone2131 from Connecticut on Sep 03, 2017
 
3.38 by Lucular from Maryland on Aug 14, 2017
 
3.53 by BergBeer from Hawaii on Aug 09, 2017
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3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by daliandragon from Maryland

Enjoying this on my sister's porch in Oakland, CA while on vacation. It is tasty, with decent but not overpowering hop flavors, and crazy drinkable, at a puny 3.8% abv, less than Coors light. Tight in texture and well engineered throughout.
Definitely in the style of "daydrinking"IPAs. This is a nice impression of a "diet" IPA that you can inbibe all day.

Aug 02, 2017
 
3.88 by ericcmay from Illinois on Jul 27, 2017
 
3.75 by bundy462 from Texas on Jul 17, 2017
Even Keel from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 956 ratings