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RATINGS: 211   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (3363) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 1, 2015
Tap at Belmont Station, Portland. Colour is cloudy deep orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, grape, hops and malts.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2008 Taster at Ballast Point/Home Brew Mart. Nice light drinkable brew. Not much to say other than its a definite session beer that has some decent flavor. Great Session beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3357) - Branson, Missouri, USA - FEB 21, 2009
On tap. Color was orange/copper or dark gold. Aroma of floral, citrus and a hint of bread. Flavor was very floral and it lingers nicely. Some bread, caramel, citrus and fruit. Pretty good for the style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3308) - 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!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilliGose (3279) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (3244) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Hazy orange colored body, medium sized off-white head, soapy lacing. Light florals and grapefruit. Soft pale malt base with a touch of cracker and cereal. Medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation and mild bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (3197) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Iíve gotta give some points to Ballast for making a session IPA under four percent alcohol. It pours a nice clear orange color w/ a foamy white head that leaves patchy lace on the side of the glass. It has a great hop nose with lots of mandarin orange specifically along w/ maybe a bit of pine and some assorted and various fruity flavors some of which seem to come from an estery yeast well. This is a dry beer but there is some malt character which implies a bit of sweetness and brings out a slight cherry-like note from one of the six hops they used in this thing. It finishes w/ a firm, earthy bitterness. This is a nice beer something about the hop character to this strikes me as not quite dead on but I enjoy it quite a bit nonetheless.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DarkElf (3038) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (3013) - FINLAND - SEP 28, 2014
Tap@bishops, gamla. Amber. Real nice fruity hoppy nose. Grapefruit, caramels, peaches. Soft nice body. Doesnít feel watery, but light though. Hoppy lingering finish. Good session ipa. Understandably a bit thin in the middle, but very enjoyable still.

-- bb

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnC (3004) - 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


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