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RATINGS: 212   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
EKGoldings (592) - Radford, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2014
This is a really nice session beer. Light malty, medium hopping, dry palate, quite a nice beer for hot days.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2731) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Pours a clear golden brown from the can with fluffy white head that leaves good lace. Aroma is great hoppy citrus notes that go into nice malty backbone. Taste follows, way more than the 3.8% abv would make you assume. Very nice beer, definitely will be drinking a few of these.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (1004) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Pours a light copper color with a white head. Citrus aroma with light tropical fruits and pine. Flavor starts with a grassy malt followed with citrus flavors and finishing with a grapefruit and pine resin hoppiness. This is one of the better Session IPAís Iíve had.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (2435) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Thanks Jim for sending. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a hazy golden burnt orange to yellow color with a slim fingerís worth of white foaminess that quickly dissipated leaving some ever so light stringy lacing sticking in parts and then sliding. The smell had a sweet to slightly piney aromatic hops in front of a light caramel malt. The taste combined freshly and gracefully the hops to the malts leaving no aftertaste and a semi-dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a nice sessionable aspect running about it. The carbonation was somewhat smooth but also a semi - sharp bitter bite on the tongue. Overall, I say this was definitely one of the better session IPAís Iíve had. Ballast Point is quickly growing on me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mesperon (205) - Hillsdale, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2009
Clear copper with small bubbly head. Nice aroma of light roast and spicy hops. Very spicy bite, caramal and slightly bready malt base with very spicy, piney, slightly resiny hop bite, long mild bitter finish. Very pleasant surprise for a beer labeled "session ale," i was expecting bland and boring.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4590) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 6, 2010
Tap at TJs. Pours a lightly hazy golden orange with a creamy Off white lacing head. Aroma of tea, fresh orange hops, bready malt. Hoppy and fresh. Flavor of fresh hops, pine, tea, floral notes. Bready and nutty malt profile.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trancecyclist (45) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2010
A draft pint at Caponeís Fresh Hop Fest. Had to try this after seeing the good ratings on Ratebeer, and I have to concur. A 3.5% beer is not one Iíd be inclined to order, but this one is different. The lack of malt body in the beer is compensated for by the hops which result in a beer that is as tasty as many 6.5% IPAs around. Leave it an excellent San Diego brewer to produce the first low alcohol beer Iíd ever want to buy a six-pack of!

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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (6547) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2012
Draft. Gold with a white head. Light flowery and citric hops on a grainy and lightly sweet malty base. Could use a few more aromatic hops, but damn this is awesome for how low in alcohol it is. I love that brewers are starting to make beers like this more regularly.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2012
My kind of APA-great hoppy flavor. Well balanced, great session brew, does have a lot of personality for a beer that is only 3.8%. Interesting, some complexity as well.


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