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RATINGS: 366   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Ten different malts and six different hops (Ahtanum, Cluster, and Spalt to name a few) combine to create this full-flavored, small beer. Even Keel features a silky malt backbone and a bright hop flavor and aroma that come from the late kettle additions and dry hopping with 1.5 pounds per barrel. Even more layers of flavor are created with fermentation being done by two strains of yeast. This session ale is herbaceous with additional citrus aromas of lemon and grapefruit. The orange to copper hue draws you in and the low alcohol volume keeps you coming back for more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (5194) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2015
33cl can at the 2nd Annual Midlands tasting on 27th June 2015: cheers Martin. Golden pour with a good white topping. Tropical fruits in the aroma of this hoppy brew, mildly citrusy in the taste: nice blend and proof American brewers can produce a decent beer without too much alcohol in the brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (3054) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2015
Can share round at Richy’s. Clear gold. Film of white head. Toffee. Orange hop. Grapefruit. Pineapple. Taste is light, piny bitter. Crisp, zingy stuff. Lacked oomph at this stage of day, though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finhead (1435) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Clear, golden pour with a rocky, white head. The aroma has a lot of floral hops. It has light, thin body with lively carbonation. The taste is mildly bitter with a quick finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (3347) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2015
2nd annual midland tasting group. Can from Stirchley wines. Golden beer with small head. Aroma of tropical fruits. Taste is tropical fruits, chalk and citrus. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (5220) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2015
Can during 2nd Annual Midlands tasting group; clear amber pour with a frothy beige head, aroma has pine and tangerine, taste has light pine some tropics, light bitterness, well crushable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdrinker79 (1811) - Idaho, USA - JUN 26, 2015
12 oz can, PDT June 2, a little over three weeks ago is all!- Pours clear old golden with a large white head that reduces leaving cobwebby lace and a small blanket. Aroma is hops man, hops, slightly dank, citrusy, pine, light caramel malts. The taste is extremely hop forward, vegetal which i don’t mind too much, sweet caramel malt. This is a balanced session IPA, aggressive hop profile, but the type of malt they used combats that. Not my favorite Session IPA, i usually prefer mine with lighter malts, and cleaner hops. Half way through my impressions of this beer only grew as i drank it, the strong vegetal notes have seemed to have faded leaving a nice very lemony citrus hop punch with some more or less clean malt. Originally i was going to give this a 3.6, but upping my overall by one and taste by one leaving a 3.8.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (4905) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Can: Strong pine needle nose with pencil shavings also prominent, dandelions. Crystal clear amber, thick yellow head, good lacing. Grass and dandelions, kind of buttery, not really diacetyl, more like buttercups. Light body, easy carbonation. One of the better session IPAs available.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawthorne00 (3051) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2015
Can. Pale amber with an inch of loosish white head that sticks around. Aroma of grapefruit, passionfruit, peach, crackers. 7 Light bodied, really nothing in the middle. A little sweetness with crackers and slight toast. A hint of butterscotch - maybe an attempt to fill things out a bit? Light tropical notes, more grapefruit and some lemon. Dry with moderate bitterness at the end. Sure, the alcohol is lowish but I couldn’t drink several pints of this. OK dust-cutter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BucannonXC5 (1163) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Type: 12-oz. can Glass: Figueroa Mountain pint glass From: Barons Market in Alpine, Calif. Price: $1.79 Purchased: June 19, 2015 Consumed: June 20, 2015 Misc.: Born on April 2, 2015 Poured a honey, pale, mostly clear color with three fingers of khaki-white, frothy head. A good amount of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Below average lacing on the sides of the glass. Below average retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 3.63) Smelled sharp Citra notes up front, mainly grapefruit and nectarine rind. Also caramel, peppery spices, floral, tropical, light mango, rye and buttery malts late. (Smell - (Smell - 4.25) Taste was much less flavorful than the nose, unfortunately. Got Citra, rye, iced tea, floral, grapefruit zest, caramel, lemon, light pine and mango rind. (Taste - 3.50) Light body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt finish. (Feel - 3.50) This was just an OK session ale. I rated it as a pale ale (according to Beer Advocate), but there are much better options out there. (Overall - 3.50) 3.66 83 B

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pilgrimoutlaw (875) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2015
Golden pour from can with white head. Grapefruit, citrus, floral. Moderately sweet and bitter. Light, crisp body. Good session ipa.

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