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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8405) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2014
Good session ale, and I do not mind the terminology. Very good orange flavour. 50 IBU. Very nice for 3.5% abv.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarrettB (998) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 26, 2013
April 15th, 2012 - Iíve never seen Ballast Pointís Even Keel in a bottle, but I can see this being a popular San Diego session beer for folks with long nights of low-key entertainment ahead of them. As it were, it suffers from being part of a line up of tasters at the actual brewery, with spicier beers here and there talking over Even Keelís more measured style. But I can still see where this is an excellent, high quality pale ale. The brew is a light, maple color, glowing with refracted light, and sporting a decent cap of large beaded bubbles on the head. The nose is light, made lighter by the diminutive stature of the tasting glass, and has pleasant notes of tangerines in simple syrup, and the earth sweetness of graham crackers. And like itís namesake, it is a stolid, rocksteady beer on the flavor. Mineral water and slight change from a blank mouth filling sensation to a low, murmuring malty glow is just what one hopes for from an ESB. Even Keel isnít technically an ESB, but it would find itself in good company with one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gowdy (722) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2013
Pint at White Lady (JDW) in Corstorphine. A brown colour with a hint of red. Small head.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Don2711 (99) - - OCT 25, 2013
Again not really impressed. Bad after taste as far as I am concerned. Not one for me.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MannyGoldberg (160) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2013
Spoons in Peckham, 23rd Oct 2013. Cask vers. So here we have it....the Session IPA....the latest innovation from California. Except this looks and tastes more like a hoppy bitter and real session-able beers with US IPA style flavour profiles have been available over on this side of the Atlantic for years anyway. Alright but expected much more. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2013
GABF 2013. Pours a dark orange appearance with a cream colored head. Somewhat spicy hoppy, grassy herbal, light fruity aroma. Really easy drinking, grapefruit, orange citrusy, toasted malty flavor. Solid, easy drinking beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielFullard (24) - Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2013
Cask at Wetherspoons Real Ale Festival Lovely light and fruity drink. Slight bitter aftertaste

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2013
On tap at GABF 2013, had some onion and pine aroma, taste is very prominent pine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (2540) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Had this on draft at sheffields. Orange cloudy pour with creamy white head. Light honey pine and slightly hoppy taste. Good for a session IPA

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2013
On draught at Home Brew Mart. Pouts clear copper with an eggshell head. Aroma is bready malts, citrus, resin. Taste is malty with some bitterness. Good flavor for the ABV.


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