Even Keel Session IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

Even Keel Session IPAEven Keel Session IPA
BA SCORE
3.81/5
926 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:
#13,531
Reviews:
178
Ratings:
926
pDev:
9.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
333
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 926 |  Reviews: 178
Photo of AlexFields
3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gajo74
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden and light amber color. An aggressive pour from the can yields a bubbly head that soon disapates into a sudsy cap and thin crown.
Citrusy in the nose, then mostly clean, and later followed by a stronger scent of caramel malt as the drink warms.
In the mouth the piny hops leave a prickly feel, a dry palate, some citrusy zest and a moderate bitterness in the finish. Light and crisp, it quenches the thirst really nicely.
I'm a bit confused about this brew's designation, as it is referred to on here as an APA and a session IPA in the can. Whatever you want to call it, it is indeed a nice sessionable brew.

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Photo of rangerred
4.17/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of krbrevard
4.41/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

There is an old light house that sits on top of Point Loma in San Diego that overlooks the bay and land in one direction and in the other direction overlooks the sea. This strip of land is ubiquitous when looking outward from the beaches and it towers over everything else in the area. This is literally/geographically and figuratively Ballast Point. Why write that about Even Keel? Because like every other beer they brew, this session IPA towers over everything else. Just flat out dynamite...

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Photo of Sam_The_Elder
3.44/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cfcairns
3.15/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of DesertFox24
3.27/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DrinkThemAll
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I was actually very surprised with this beer. At 3.8% I kind of laughed before i opened it. The hop profile is very present, and looks good as well. It is a very light bodied beer, but still tastes so lovely. I could drink a million of these and be very happy. Definetly a beer on a hot summers day, that won't dry you out. I think this will server well as an entry brew for people just getting into the scene. Not over powering by any means, and still has that IPA aroma and taste.

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Photo of Chris77McGrath
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gawz
4.43/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bryan12345
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jeremiah_Nelson
4.41/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Zazzi82
3.37/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of olideacon
4.36/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheOakKing
4.19/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TedStrosser
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.82/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sludgeman
3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PJCarnell
3.54/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of InsaneBeerLover
2.74/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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

Photo of DAS30
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Even Keel Session IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 926 ratings
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