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RATINGS: 124   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilligoose (3217) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 11, 2012
tap. aroma of clean dank citrusy hops with a pleasant tropical fruit tangerine sweetness to round things out. nice balance. not too bitter, not too sweet. worked pretty well. not terribly potent aroma, but very easy to drink. good job at the session hoppy pale ale style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3216) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (3073) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2012
On tap at Good Dog, pours amber with nice white head and medium lacing. Aromas and taste of grass, citrus, caramel, floral hops, malts. Very dry and bitter finish. Pretty good pale ale overall.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAY 7, 2006
(Draft: OíBrienís and Liarsí Club in San Diego, CA) A great idea from Ballast Point! The nose is very fruity, kind of peachy, lightly hoppy. The flavor is fruity and moderately bitter, but the hops does stand out because the lightly-sweet, grainy malt base is pretty light. Light-medium body, very clean and fairly crisp, moderate carbonation. Pale golden color is somewhat hazy. Smallish, off-white head settles to a filmy layer, leaving a few spots of lace behind. At 4.5%, this is a true session beer for the hopheads in San Diego. I like more malt in my hoppy beers, so while I can appreciate the flavor of the hops, this really isnít a beer for me.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 14, 2006
I had this on tap at Ballast Pointís 10th Anniversary Party. It pours a clear golden color witha mild hoppy flavor. They listed it as a session ale and it certainly is. Itís a very nice middle of the road brew

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2011
Caramel orange, off white cover. The aroma is toast, perfume, citrus hops. The taste is largely the same, very floral and perfumey, light bodied but expected at the ABV level. This beer is fantastic and would make an amazing session if it werenít for the $5.50 price for the pint.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 2, 2008
On Tap @ OíBrienís San Diego. Poured a lightly hazed golden orange. A good citrusy nose with good malt balance and hop flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUN 19, 2007
On tap @ Ballast Point (Linda Vista) - Pours a clear golden color with a small off white head. Aroma is hops and light esters. Flavor is hops, light esters, and light caramel malt. Nice balance. A light to medium body beer. Very easy drinking. This would be a good beer to convert the non-believers.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - FEB 14, 2009
Tap at the Old Grove brewery. Light gold pour with a nice white head. Clean crisp flavor, light on the palate. Not alot of aroma, but this would be really good session beer if available on a regular basis.

3.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
vtafro (2804) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Draft. Golden pour with frothy white head. Tropical fruit, grapefruit, grassy fresh hop tones. Flavor lacks any strength of hop flavor, letdown on flavor.


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