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RATINGS: 123   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trancecyclist (42) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2010
A draft pint at Caponeís Fresh Hop Fest. Had to try this after seeing the good ratings on Ratebeer, and I have to concur. A 3.5% beer is not one Iíd be inclined to order, but this one is different. The lack of malt body in the beer is compensated for by the hops which result in a beer that is as tasty as many 6.5% IPAs around. Leave it an excellent San Diego brewer to produce the first low alcohol beer Iíd ever want to buy a six-pack of!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (2713) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2010
On tap at Caponeís. Pours a hazy orange color with no head. Aroma of grapefruit, hops, pine and toasted malts. Fresh flavor with citrus, floral hops, pine and some toasted malts. Very well done!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5248) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Lightly hazy orange amber color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, light pine, citrus fruits, and some toast. Taste of citrus, pine, toffee, grapefruit, grass, and a bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
LtDan (1743) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Appearance: Pours a yellow gold with an amber tint. The body is clear, and atop sits a modest layer of foamy suds. Once the head subsides, it grips onto the glass and leaves its markings all the way down.

Aroma: Lemon, tangerine, grass.

Taste: Dry malt, gigantic citrus hops. Lots of grapefruit and orange.

Mouthfeel: Thin with very active carbonation.

Overall: Beautiful and spot on. Up there with my favs from Firestone Walker and the Collaboration they did earlier this year.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4425) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 6, 2010
Tap at TJs. Pours a lightly hazy golden orange with a creamy Off white lacing head. Aroma of tea, fresh orange hops, bready malt. Hoppy and fresh. Flavor of fresh hops, pine, tea, floral notes. Bready and nutty malt profile.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2010
Draught at TJís: Aroma of cirtus, grapefruit, and hops. Very nice aroma for such a low alcohol beer. Poured amber in color with a small, white head that diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer, as well as around the edges. Slightly hazy. Lightly sparkling. Good lacing. Flavor is medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of hops, citrus, grapefruit, malt, and slight caramel. Medium body. Tingly, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Medium sweet, medium to heavily bitter, hop, grapefruit, malt, and caramel finish. This beer demonstrates that 3.5%ABV does not mean no flavor. I am impressed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8157) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 12, 2010
Tap at Toronado SD. Poured a hazy orange with a thin white head. Good lace sticking around despite the mediocre tap pour. Aroma is lemony, dank weed with massive orange peel oil and perfume. Taste is insanely perfumey and oily bitter then moves to chewy kumquat and curacao. Just not quite enough body to be an IPA- more of an APA. But now Iím reading 3.5% abv! Holy $#%@. This is one hilarious mild ale that will destroy your face.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2010
A damn fine beer, I would drink it until my liver gave way. Nothing offensive at all, just beer bliss. Would get again fo sho. hell yeah, a solid session beer, very light in body very dry, but nice hop profile, good aroma, i think it could have used a less fermentable base grain or higher mash, but still a rad beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (3456) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 6, 2010
Growler shared thanks to largadeer on BA. Pours clear golden with a one-finger white head and good lacing. Aroma showcases loads of hops for the ABV. Citrusy and herbal, along with a touch of sweet malt. Flavor is solid for a session beer (in the true sense of the word) like this. Slightly sweet malt with a hop kick that is orangey and herbal, almost tea-like. Medium-light body with lots of resins attacking your palate. Overall, wow, this is an excellent a pale ale, especially at 3.5% ABV. I could session the hell out of this, and what do you know, I can even use the verb "session" and not offend the termís tireless defenders when referring to this one.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (10527) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
This is the second time Iíve had this beer. The first time was at Blue Palms and then at Ballast Point. I was not impressed the first time, but figured I would give it another chance. A: The beer is a very clear light golden color with a thin layer of white foam that leaves a bit of lacing on the glass. S: Considering the description and all the mentioning of dry-hopping, I had high expectations. This is a pretty fragrant beer, especially for a pale. Lots of citrus hop aromas going on here. T: This definitely has more of an IPA flavor to it. A lot of bitter pine and grapefruit flavors from the hops with hardly any malt flavor. You would not expect this to be such a low gravity beer. M: The beer is quite light on the tongue, but that is the point of it. Very lively carbonation helps to keep it light as well. D: This is a beer I wish was more readily available (even bottled). An amazing session beer and very refreshing. Itís nice to see such a flavorful, low alcohol beer like this.


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