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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2013
On tap at Milltown, Carrboro. Nicely complex and flavorful APA, with a handsome orange pour, a leafy and aromatic nose, and a pleasingly bitter profile. Some fruit notes and substantial malts in there for balance and body. Admirable session brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - APR 7, 2013
Draft. Clear light amber body with medium off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit/orange, light bread. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit/orange, some lemon. Light body, light resin.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10763) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours copper with a creamy white head. Light citrus/piney aroma. Med body. Flavor seems moderate pine over caramel. It is finishing nicely bitter. Excellent for a 3.8% ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6010) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Pint on tap at Dutch’s. Very convincing, is my initial impression. Good Moderate to bigger bitter taste, minimal sweet. Mostly clear red orange color. Nice Thin off white head, with good retention. Good bits and splotches of lace. Nice piney aroma, some orange citrus, caramel biscuity malts. Lightly toasty. Medium, maybe slightly lighter body. Very satisfying, convincing session IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10455) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Tap sample. Poured clear golden color with an average to large frothy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate citrus hop and earthy aroma. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Solid brew.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kroney (150) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Can poured into a pint glass. Pours dark orange with a tan head. Aroma is mostly citrus. Taste is unique for an IPA... mostly caramel and brown sugar sweetness. Smells like an IPA but drinks like an Irish red ale. Not bad, but not what I’d expect from a session IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 14, 2006
On draft at O’Briens. This APA -advertised at 4.5% abv - arrived a clear medium amber color with a small white head. The aroma is dominated by hops, lots of grapefruit and other citrus in the nose along with light sweet malts and oddly enough, a whiff of bubblegum. The taste doesn’t disappoint, with lots of bold hoppy flavors, more citrus along with floral notes and fresh fruity malts. Light body and gently crisp carbonation. This was much more flavorful and bold than I expected - definitely would be a great session ale. Another nice one from Ballast Point!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5585) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2007
This was a damn good session ale. Very hoppy both in nose and flavor. Some sweet bready malt, but very mild. Body is very light, but still pretty dry and resiny. The beer was copper in color.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2007
Tap @ Ballast Point. Poured a mostly clear golden color with an off-white head. The aroma was citrusy and hop forward. Citrus flavor that was light with a semi-sweet malt base. Bitter dry finish with a light body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 10, 2008
Tasted on tap at brewery during the RBSG 2008. This pale ale pours a medium amber color from the tap. Small sized white foamy head. The aroma is grapefruity and floral. A medium to lighter bodied Pale Ale. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are grapefruity and citrusy. A touch of peach as well. Light and refreshing. Good flavors, at 3.5% alcohol this would be a great session ale. I could see drinking this on the porch on a warm summer afternoon. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is crisp and clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.


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