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Even Keel Session IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Even Keel Session IPAEven Keel Session IPA
BA SCORE
3.81/5
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928 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#14,103
Reviews:
179
Ratings:
928
pDev:
9.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
41
Gots:
333
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 928 |  Reviews: 179
Photo of spelingchampeon
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of pin
3.57/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of huthuty
4.67/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

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Photo of BabaBeer
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cyclonece09
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Tbone2131
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lucular
3.38/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BergBeer
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of daliandragon
3.85/5  rDev +1%
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 +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bundy462
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
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 -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Finkline
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dillinger
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crow
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zkoehn
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DarrellK
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TR_Severance
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Guppy314
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
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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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Mattias
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zach136
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kurzman
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Even Keel Session IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 928 ratings
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