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:
914
Reviews:
174
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
9.59%
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
330
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 914 |  Reviews: 174
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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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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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

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

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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

**
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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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

Photo of nmwhitehead
4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Timtac
3.49/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaketaz
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of duvel1979
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of derdtheterd
4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Everydayoff
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

355ml can poured into a pint glass.

Mildly hazed deep amber orange color, it tops with a finger of frothy white head that stays for a while before sinking to a long-lasting bubble sheet atop and leaving lots of lacing along the way.

Lots of hop aroma, citrus, grapefruit, pineapple, lime, pine, resin, and some spice, malt is also there with its biscuit and caramel.

Malt dwells in a base of the flavor structure providing its biscuit undertone. Hop comes into play providing notes of citrus, grapefruit, and some piney resin together with some clean bitterness. It is quite balance overall.

The body is light to medium with good crispness and lively carbonation through the palate, quite smooth mouthfeel, refreshing with a dry finish. Good session IPA, it is still able to keep hop upright despite being relatively low ABV.

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Photo of TerryMills
3.11/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from can to snifter , new penny copper color with 1 finger pure white head,heavy lacing.

Smell is pretty muted for an IPA bit of citrusy grapefruit smell and just a hint of sweet malts.

Taste is just a hint of hops but pretty watered down overall , not much going on here. Balanced but weak.

Feel is very thin and pretty bubbly, watery finish.

Overall it is sessionable for sure because you could drink them like water but ide rather have a little more flavor myself.. Would not buy again.

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4.37/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Even Keel Session IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
3.86 out of 5 based on 914 ratings.
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