GarrettB (1057) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
April 15th, 2012 - Iíve never seen Ballast Pointís Even Keel in a bottle, but I can see this being a popular San Diego session beer for folks with long nights of low-key entertainment ahead of them. As it were, it suffers from being part of a line up of tasters at the actual brewery, with spicier beers here and there talking over Even Keelís more measured style. But I can still see where this is an excellent, high quality pale ale. The brew is a light, maple color, glowing with refracted light, and sporting a decent cap of large beaded bubbles on the head. The nose is light, made lighter by the diminutive stature of the tasting glass, and has pleasant notes of tangerines in simple syrup, and the earth sweetness of graham crackers. And like itís namesake, it is a stolid, rocksteady beer on the flavor. Mineral water and slight change from a blank mouth filling sensation to a low, murmuring malty glow is just what one hopes for from an ESB. Even Keel isnít technically an ESB, but it would find itself in good company with one.
TheHOFF43 (1756) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Ballast Point. Really a solid beer. Tons of hop aroma and flavor, pours a beautiful clear orange and I could drink a lot. Really nice and flavorful, balanced and just overall good.
Travlr (12291) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Churchkey. Clear bright golden color. Aroma of light pine. Taste is bitter lemony and fruity pine resin.
Hermod (3309) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap@ bishops arms, gamla stan, Stockholm. Mahogany color, thick white head. Citrusy fruity hoppy aroma, some sweetness, floral notes. Flavor has grapefruit, blood orange, juicy as hell. Lovely session IPA. Could drink this every day. More please.
fordest (2010) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUL 15, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at San Diego Brewing Company. Golden yellow pour with a decent head. Aromas were very fruity, citrus, peach, some pineapple. Flavors were nice too. A bit more malt than in the nose, and the hops were a touch more bitter than fruity. Not Too Shabby
SDalkoholic (2156) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUL 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ OíBriens: Fills the pint sized shake with a solid golden color and firm foam topping. Aroma is dominated by hops and really lets it be known by the most quickest whiff. Flavor allows the hops to be apparent still but it lacks a full body and gives me the imperssion that it was watered down. Maybe not maybe so i still enjoyed it and thats all that matters.
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - MAY 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap poured a clear gold/copper color with a nice head. The aroma was full of mixed hops. Flavor had a smooth bitterness and good hoppy flavor. Not much of a malt profile and a nice clean fermentation from the two yeast strains used. Nice easy drinking session pale.
decaturstevo (5155) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 31, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At BPB. Hazed yellow orange pour with gooey lace. Sweet malt aorma backed by solid hops. Very hoppy but good malt balance. A lemony hard bitter finish (nice) just a bit fizzy with medium body. Another very refreshing drinker that has a lot to offer.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A damn fine beer, I would drink it until my liver gave way. Nothing offensive at all, just beer bliss. Would get again fo sho.
hell yeah, a solid session beer, very light in body very dry, but nice hop profile, good aroma, i think it could have used a less fermentable base grain or higher mash, but still a rad beer.
vtafro (3564) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Golden pour with frothy white head. Tropical fruit, grapefruit, grassy fresh hop tones. Flavor lacks any strength of hop flavor, letdown on flavor.