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RATINGS: 277   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
UncleKorm (1050) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2015
Can poured a clear golden hue w/ a large foamy off-white head and minor lacing. Huge citrus and floral hop aromas. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a bold bitter finish. Tastes are grassy hop, grapefruit and light bread. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badhack (400) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 7, 2015
Relatively light toasty malt but very strong citrus hops, plenty of bitter. This one is kind of like eating a tangerine. Drank from the can. Average carbonation and a little sweetness. Refreshing and delicious.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
degbert (1345) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2015
Can. Pours a dark gold -- quite pretty - with a high, large-grained, ecru head. Nose is spruce, pine, grapefruit, and sourdough bread. Substantial hops bitterness on the tongue, with just a touch of toffee-malt sweetness to lighten it up; relatively substantial, but the carbonation is a little low and it throws the mouthfeel off. Finish is a little thin. Decent attempt at a style I’m still not fond of.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
annunz123 (922) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 4, 2015
Tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, and orange in the aroma, with a little underlying caramel malt. Nice bitter, fruity flavor. Mouthfeel is a little light and thin, as expected in a session. Somewhat watery finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (6143) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2015
Athens, Ga. - Five Points Bottle Shop - Atlanta Hwy. - 12 oz can. Medium copper pour, slightly hazy, soft white head. Decent floral aroma with some spruce accents. Flavor has a nice subtle bitterness to it with some muted citrus undertones, light caramel, a bit of nuttiness and just a hint of mint. Mouthfeel is full and nicely textured. Good session material.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jimthechap (2036) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 1, 2015
It’s a fragrant little devil, this. Orange coloured with plenty of sparkling carbonation and a thin covering of white head. Perfumy citrus notes of tangerine and tangelo with some herbal notes of basil and long green grass. The body is light, but bright and tingly. Tart citrus zest in abundance in the flavour with a good twist of citric bitterness. It sits on the tongue quite happily for an age. Sessionable alcohol volume has had little adverse effect on the flavour here.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (2676) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Thanks Jim for sending. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a hazy golden burnt orange to yellow color with a slim finger’s worth of white foaminess that quickly dissipated leaving some ever so light stringy lacing sticking in parts and then sliding. The smell had a sweet to slightly piney aromatic hops in front of a light caramel malt. The taste combined freshly and gracefully the hops to the malts leaving no aftertaste and a semi-dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a nice sessionable aspect running about it. The carbonation was somewhat smooth but also a semi - sharp bitter bite on the tongue. Overall, I say this was definitely one of the better session IPA’s I’ve had. Ballast Point is quickly growing on me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (8346) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[2/20/15] Draught at Ballast Point Old Grove in San Diego. Hazy golden-orange. Aroma of nice citric and slightly tropical hops. Rather dry flavor with fruity hops. Quite light-bodied. Nice and refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fatehunter (1644) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Pours two fingers of head on a clear dark straw body. The aroma is big: lots of grapefruit, lemon, mango and pine. The taste has a nice bitter beginning, it quickly dies off to a thin flavor. The texture is light and crisp. The aroma is great and so is the flavor considering it’s low ABV.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (5568) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2015
pours unclear bright golden orange with a nice creamy off-white head, good retention and lacing. peppery mangoes, candied grapefruit, danky melons, very candy-esque - melon bubblegum, limes, lean toasted graininess - matliness - spicy cereals too, prickly to average carbonation, light body - watery, balanced spicy-citrusy finish. very fruity session ipa that lacks in body. tasty and fun though. good drinkability.


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