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RATINGS: 418   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   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 (474) - - MAY 29, 2015
Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice..that’s what hits you initially. Massive amounts of citrus dominate this one. It’s just so fresh. Pine, dryness, grapefruit just make this beer so fresh. Session ipa’s 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 (4900) - 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 you’re 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 (295) - 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. I’m 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...

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
maltman53 (459) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - MAR 1, 2016
This is just a real pleasant beer - session or not. Bottle pour light orange with a nice, persistent lace. Nice tropical nose, followed by a crisp, well-balanced mid- and finish palate. Overall, BP is just crushing it when it comes to IPAs with added flavors.

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 (4222) - Arlington, 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
ChadPolenz (1631) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2015
I never get tired of trying a new “Session IPA,” because every brewery takes such a different approach to the style. It’s 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 brewery’s website that indicates it’s 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. It’s slightly dry and spicy (think lemon or orange peel instead of the fruits themselves). Through the middle it becomes a little earthy and herbally – 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 I’d be lying if I said it didn’t 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 (1768) - 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 (4232) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madelfonatree (317) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2016
15285 can label enjoyed January 21, 2016 in a stemless wine glass. Look – Dark orange almost copper. Finger of white medium bubbled head. Nice lacing. See through. 4.25 Smell – Musty. Dank. Malt. Hop. 4.5 Taste – Pine. Must. There is alcohol. Malt. 4.25 Feel – Dry finish. Alcohol and hop burn. Creamy. 4 Overall – This reminds me a lot of Alpha King. I like a musty IPA. 4.25


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