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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5574) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2007
This was a damn good session ale. Very hoppy both in nose and flavor. Some sweet bready malt, but very mild. Body is very light, but still pretty dry and resiny. The beer was copper in color.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - MAY 11, 2007
on tap at ballast point brewery, very light brew, not bad, very low ABV, light color, ok aroma, overall ok brew

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - MAY 7, 2007
Tap poured a clear gold/copper color with a nice head. The aroma was full of mixed hops. Flavor had a smooth bitterness and good hoppy flavor. Not much of a malt profile and a nice clean fermentation from the two yeast strains used. Nice easy drinking session pale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 15, 2007
Nice, crisp, standard APA - when considering this style - it would not be my go to by any means. Pretty darn good though, but it’s nothing I crave - would be a solid summer brew

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 14, 2006
I had this on tap at Ballast Point’s 10th Anniversary Party. It pours a clear golden color witha mild hoppy flavor. They listed it as a session ale and it certainly is. It’s a very nice middle of the road brew

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDalkoholic (2124) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUL 22, 2006
On tap @ O’Briens: Fills the pint sized shake with a solid golden color and firm foam topping. Aroma is dominated by hops and really lets it be known by the most quickest whiff. Flavor allows the hops to be apparent still but it lacks a full body and gives me the imperssion that it was watered down. Maybe not maybe so i still enjoyed it and thats all that matters.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fordest (1964) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUL 15, 2006
Draft at San Diego Brewing Company. Golden yellow pour with a decent head. Aromas were very fruity, citrus, peach, some pineapple. Flavors were nice too. A bit more malt than in the nose, and the hops were a touch more bitter than fruity. Not Too Shabby

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAY 7, 2006
(Draft: O’Brien’s and Liars’ Club in San Diego, CA) A great idea from Ballast Point! The nose is very fruity, kind of peachy, lightly hoppy. The flavor is fruity and moderately bitter, but the hops does stand out because the lightly-sweet, grainy malt base is pretty light. Light-medium body, very clean and fairly crisp, moderate carbonation. Pale golden color is somewhat hazy. Smallish, off-white head settles to a filmy layer, leaving a few spots of lace behind. At 4.5%, this is a true session beer for the hopheads in San Diego. I like more malt in my hoppy beers, so while I can appreciate the flavor of the hops, this really isn’t a beer for me.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bartzilla (532) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 6, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2006 Hell yeah. I like this stuff. The first time I had it was at O’Briens and that followed a strong belgian, so I don’t think those were the right conditions to accurately come to judgement. Had some down at the brewmart today and it was delicious. How do you get such a big body out of a beer with such little alcohol. Trade secrets! Anyway, I’d drink this stuff religiously if they would bottle it. It’s like a safe version of North Star.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - APR 27, 2006
On draft @ O’briens. The 4.5% thing was apparent from the first sip. Tasted kinda flat, lifeless. There was some hop aroma, but it was misleading because the overall feel of the beer was watery. In a word, boring.


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