Even Keel Session IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Even Keel Session IPAEven Keel Session IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States
ballastpoint.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A session beer for Hop-heads, this ale gets double dry-hopped.

Added by xlperro on 06-06-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
923
Reviews:
176
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
9.59%
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
332
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 923 |  Reviews: 176
Photo of Lucular
3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BergBeer
3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of daliandragon
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Enjoying this on my sister's porch in Oakland, CAwhile 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 textueand 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.

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Photo of ericcmay
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bundy462
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a hazy golden burnt orange to yellow color with a slim finger’s worth of white foaminess that quickly dissipated leaving some ever so light stringy lacing sticking in parts and then sliding. The smell had a sweet to slightly piney aromatic hops in front of a light caramel malt. The taste combined freshly and gracefully the hops to the malts leaving no aftertaste and a semi-dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a nice sessionable aspect running about it. The carbonation was somewhat smooth but also a semi - sharp bitter bite on the tongue. Overall, I say this was definitely one of the better session IPA’s I’ve had.

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Photo of Hoptometrist
3.3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Finkline
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dillinger
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crow
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zkoehn
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DarrellK
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TR_Severance
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SoCalBeck
2.66/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Drunk straight from the can. I could not detect a smell. The flavor was okay. It didn't knock my socks off but it didn't taste bitter either. Mouth feel was watery and thin but then again it was a wheat. Good though on a hot day and thirst quenching. I must give this beer additional points for the very low abv/volume. You could easily drink a few and not have that heavy bloated feeling afterwards. Over all a decent beer and one I would probably put in the cooler.

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Photo of Guppy314
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a bottle, pours a clear gold with white (but almost no head). Aroma of floral hops. Taste of bitter hops and tartness like grapefruit, some caramel-like malt, and perhaps dark spicy fruit. Nice, but more of a one-per-night beer.

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Photo of eldoctorador
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of johunnic
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mattias
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zach136
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kurzman
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mitch3114
3.33/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rootscipio
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of q33jeff
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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05/13/15
Very nice. A bit less punch (in flavor and alcohol) than the Sculpin, but a nice refreshing beer nonetheless. Perfect for a nice spring day in a lawn chair. Taste is grassy, touch of pine, touch of citrus, touch of hops. Slight soapy finish, but not too off-putting.

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Photo of wisegreensoul
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlueSpader
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Even Keel Session IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
3.86 out of 5 based on 923 ratings.
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