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RATINGS: 321   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.


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ctplt777 (334) - - MAY 29, 2015
Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice..thatís what hits you initially. Massive amounts of citrus dominate this one. Itís just so fresh. Pine, dryness, grapefruit just make this beer so fresh. Session ipaís are the thing right now and this a cut above the rest. Ballast Point is one of those breweries that you can trust to make an all around awesome beer. I hate to say it because I have as of late but this might be the best session ipa.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (4077) - Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Comes out of the tap a beautiful golden Amber - not much head, but that is an artifact of the pour. Aroma is SERIOUSLY hoppy - like getting a good whiff of fresh-cut pine, evergreem and woody, plus fruity hints. Bold flavor makes you feel as though youíre drinking a liquid pine tree. This is a brewski for serious hop fans! Fruity and malty hints come through as well. Texture is firm and very lively and sassy, leaving a woody evergreen finish. Get on an even keel if hops are your bag!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrhopsbeertalk (225) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 21, 2014
This might be a new favorite session IPA. The aroma is heavy, dank and herbal with scant note of citrus and yeast funk. The flavor is potent and hoppy with some funk and spice from the yeast. Lighter bodied, but solid and balanced. Iím a little surprised my rating is a bit higher than most... I will say this, I had this beer immediately after a Lagunitas Sucks and I still thought it had legit aroma, flavor and drinkability...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
LtDan (1806) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cavie (4043) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2015
Can. Appearance is orange to copper. Aroma is a lovely bouquet of fresh hops, malt, citrus and spice. Flavor matches, and is quite lovely! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chad9976 (1439) - Albany, New York, USA - APR 24, 2015
I never get tired of trying a new ďSession IPA,Ē because every brewery takes such a different approach to the style. Itís amazing how many different flavor profiles are capable of being brewed and how some are so vastly superior to others. I think Ballast Point Even Keel may be one of the best of this latest trend in brewing innovation because of its delectable taste, slightly complex palette, and easy drinkability.

I poured a 12oz can into a goblet. It was canned on 2/11/15 and cost $3.05 ($0.25 per ounce).

Appearance: Copper hue like a shiny penny; crystal clear with bubbles evident. Pours to a one-finger, off-white, foamy head which laces and retains fairly well.

Smell: Pungent aroma of citrusy hops with mild pine and herbal essence as well.

Taste: I was shocked to read the description of the beer on the breweryís website that indicates itís made with 10 different malts and six different hops. While not as complex as say, a Trappist Quad or some kind of barleywine, this is certainly a nuanced palette for the style. Hops obviously are at the forefront with a citrusy flavor to start out. Itís slightly dry and spicy (think lemon or orange peel instead of the fruits themselves). Through the middle it becomes a little earthy and herbally Ė very much in the European pilsner tradition. The malt base is, not surprisingly, light; however it is genuine with an amber/Vienna influence. A slight hop bite as it goes down, but it keeps perfectly with the rest of the body.

Drinkability: At only 3.8% ABV, Ballast Point Even Keel is indeed a light beer, though it still has genuine body to it. The mouthfeel is consistently crisp and well-carbonated, though Iíd be lying if I said it didnít seem a little watery at times. Nevertheless, it is extremely quaffable and refreshing while in the mouth. The hops linger momentarily, but fade eventually. That it comes in cans is the cherry on top since this is exactly what you want in a portable beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1622) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2015
12 oz. can from SoHo Organic Market, Elizabeth City, NC. Dark orange pour with a frothy off-white head. Nice piney and grapefruit hop aroma with light caramel malts. The taste is bright and moderately bitter with piney, grassy, and citrus hops taking center stage. This is one of the first session IPAs I have tried that I could imagine myself wanting to drink several of. An impressive feat that this seems like an IPA and not a pale ale yet weighs in at only 3.8% ABV. Very nicely done.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnRMurdoch (3844) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 17, 2015
12oz can from Hippo Beers. Amber brown, big foamy head. Woody hop aroma. Boiled sweet citrus hop flavour. Bitter hoppy aftertaste. Really well balanced good example of this style.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
keepersj12 (2945) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSSteve (3968) - - NOV 15, 2014
can. lightly hazy with a dusting of sediment under medium sized, creamy, white head. citrus peel, lime, white grapefruit aroma. nice limey bitterness with hints of bitter pith. medium bodied that has a bigger palate than you would expect for low abv.


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