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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hivemind (709) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2011
On tap at Ballast Point (Old Grove) with Andy, James and Dallas for Dallas’ bachelor weekend. Glassy-hued, deep golden pour with no apparent head. Flour, light hops and bread crumbs on the nose and noticeably dry on the tongue. Nice finish. Solid, but nothing great and not very complex.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2011
On tap at the brewery with the bros for dallas’ bachelor party. Light hops in the nose.. Amber body. Unmemorable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3241) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - AUG 22, 2011
tap at the brewery and at the Microbar in Rockford, IL-pours bright orange with a small soapy white head. nose is very husky with lots of hops too-do i detect rye? flavors are sweet, husky, hoppy, with lots of citrus and floral notes. very simple but for the abv, this beer is easy to session. big citrus flavors for such a small beer with a long citrus finish. lingering husk notes but thats to be expected for this beer. tasty!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn (2337) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Pale amber pour beige small head .... aroma of malty sweet caramel light bitter citrusy hops ... taste is malty with a decent citrusy bitter hop little earthy and citrusy .... nice dry lingering bitter hop light and very sessionable for a low abv apa a real nice brew

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
alexjucla (20) - - JUN 13, 2011
On tap at Stone Fantastic session ale. Low abv, but not a "light" beer by any means. Aroma is piney hops, hops, and more hops. Taste is very bready, almost woody. Nutty. Pine and citrus hop flavors dominate, but do not overwhelm. Highly carbonated, pretty full bodied for a low gravity beer. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
keepersj12 (2688) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2011
If I lived here, this would be my beer of choice. Very nice hop aroma with a bit of malt. Citrus and pine stand out. The flavor is very bitter with a big hop hit. The finish is very dry and refreshing. This is one you can have several of and still stand up. Excellent.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2356) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2011
On draft at Capones. Pours a cloudy light orange yellow gold with a frosty medium sized white head. Aroma of grapefruit, bitter hops and light floral hints. Taste is much the same as the aroma. Has a perfumy aftertaste. Hoppy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (5332) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2011 Draft at Churchill’s with Linh. Pours a clear amber body with no head, slight white lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel malts and fresh hop. Mouthfeel is nice with flavors of nice fresh pine and herbal hop.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - DEC 14, 2010
Thus beer does not seem 3.5% to me. It is a Jekyll and Hyde beer. The first half is awesome. Full of citrus and a big hop bite. Then it so of harshes the tongue after that. In comparison to the Stone collaborative San Diego Session, this doesn’t balance out the full glass. Maybe less hop assertiveness would help.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2010
Pours a bright gold with a good-sized off-white head. The aroma is very nice, with some floral and citrus hops that aren’t too overpowering, but are well situated for the style. The taste has the floral and fruity character from the hops, a little bit of bitterness, and a little bit of bready malt. Light to medium-bodied with good carbonation. Not as enjoyable overall as some of the other Ballast Point offerings, but a very nice and sessionable hoppy brew. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 02-17-2010


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