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RATINGS: 408   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (4227) - Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2016
12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 11/19/2015. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep orange/amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, honey, light caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of bright citrus/tropical hops and light-moderate bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, honey, light caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine/citrus rind/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, melon, lemon/orange peel, pine, honey, toasted bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/tropical/pine hops and light-moderate bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness from bitterness and lighter body that increases through the glass. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp/sticky/resinous, and lightly creamy/grainy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 3.8%. Overall this is a very nice Session IPA style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/tropical/pine hops and light-moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (9242) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2016
Hazy straw pour with off-white head. Nose was lemongrassy hops, pale malt. Tasted of hops, citrus, florals, some tangerine.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Quick3Beers (749) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 15, 2016
Pours an amber from a can. Nose of generic citrus. Flavor similar with soapy notes, rather thin as most sessions are. Okay beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
60minuteman (1217) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Draft at Split Rail. Hoppy aroma, pine, citrus, lemon peel, melon. Medium-lit body but the hop and full flavor really make it more. Medium bitterness which isn’t bad for 3.8%. Pretty good.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
milewide (1958) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2016
Very bitter...and unbalanced. Little citrus or herbal aroma or taste from hops. Body is thin but decent for 3.8% ABV.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Panzerfaust (752) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - JAN 31, 2016
355ml can from Club de Cervezas. Pours a beautiful clear orange color with a big white frothy head that diminishes slowly and leaves a nice cap. Aroma is intensely hoppy, fruity and citrusy. Huge notes of mandarines, tangerines, oranges and grapefruit upfront and backed up by hints of green herbs, grains, white bread and mellon nectar. Delicious. Taste is mostly bitter, expressive and showcasing sweet citrus fruitiness in harmony with herbal and grassy touches. Nice neutral bready backbone. Body does not feel that light, considering how punchy this one is. You would never believe it’s 3.8% abv. Medium carbonation, strong finish and aftertaste. Definitely an excellent session IPA showing remarkable craftsmanship.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raoul_duke (235) - - JAN 29, 2016
From a can. This is pretty thin, but I suppose that’s what you want with a session ipa, right? Flavor is good a bit of hoppiness. Would drink again if I wanted to go slow.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (5199) - Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Drank from can solid light hops with some pine and citrus flavors follow suit with some zippiness. Solid session ipa.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2682) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Draft - nose is mosaic and citrus. Sip adds a light malt presence. Light as the style would suggest. Meh

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fukito (1001) - Santiago, CHILE - JAN 23, 2016
Shinny golden/ orange with a nice medium bubbly white head. Aroma is strong tropical fruits with some pineapple and mango. Flavor is same hoppy tones with a dry slightly bitter finihs. Nice but a bit one-dimensional and too watery.


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