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RATINGS: 418   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deftone84 (6) - Addison, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2015 does not count
Very tasty, session beer. Little ABV makes it easy to pound a six pack and not feel bad about it. Nice hoppy, citrusy flavor. Way better than drinking any macro light beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (5507) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Location: 12 oz can from Hoboken Vine, 5/15/15

Aroma: The aroma is mostly resiny/pine hops, some clean lemon/citrus hops come through too
Appearance: Clear and bright orange in color with a frothing, lasting beige head and sheeting lace
Flavor: A lightly sweet taste, very clean from a flavor perspective, with a medium bitter finish
Palate: It has a quite smooth and clean feel, a lighter body, soft carbonation, and a dry finish
Overall Impression: Pretty much right on what I look for in a Session IPA. Nice flavor. Easy drinking. Low alcohol. It is a hint thin compared to the best ones, but otherwise, as you’d expect from Ballast Point, this is excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (2335) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUL 6, 2015
Taster at the brewery. Amber color with nice white head. Hop-forward, grapefruit, citrus. Taste is grassy, shallots, grapefruit, medium bitterness, very refreshing. Good!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenkiGonzo (988) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 26, 2015
Draught at CBM Toranomon. Golden amber with decent lacing. Big citrus hop aroma. Lovely and light.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (6842) - Utah, USA - JUL 30, 2015
On tap at The Beer Bar
Clear dark golden with a medium sized off-white head, lots of lacing. Aroma is floral and piney. Taste is pine and grassy
Nice and tasty, easy drinking

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerdedDave (1257) - - AUG 13, 2015
nice, citrusy hop aroma; really citrusy hop flavor; very light malt base - really like liquid hops - no malt to get in the way; all the hoppiness of an IPA at only 3.8% abv so you can have a bunch

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfontana (570) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 23, 2015
Keg pour at NH Brewfest. Appearance is clear golden pour (absolutely gorgeous) with finger-width white head, mild sparkle and nice lacing. Aroma is strong pine/spruce. Taste is pine/spruce bitterness with some corn. Palate is light-to-medium with average texture and carbonation and strong (almost too much) bitter finish. Overall, a decent amount here for a session IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (3221) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 13, 2015
Can from BottleDog, Edinburgh. Hazy golden body with a medium white head. Steady carbonation. Nice lacing. Aroma of pine, nettles, lime and grain. Flavour of herbs and grapefruit with a steely edge. Medium body with an oiy mouthfeel. Soft fizz. Very clean and easy drinking.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flying_pig (1382) - SCOTLAND - NOV 23, 2015
355ml Can from BottleDog (Glasgow, £2.80):
Fresh & hoppy with lots of flavour despite the low abv. Good bitterness with nice citrus & pine hops. Definitely one of the better session IPA’s & very easy to drink, maybe not quite as good as Stone’s Go To IPA or Founder’s All Day IPA but it runs them very close & is a nice beer that I wouldn’t mind getting again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (4406) - Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2016
12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 11/19/2015. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep orange/amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, honey, light caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of bright citrus/tropical hops and light-moderate bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, honey, light caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine/citrus rind/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, melon, lemon/orange peel, pine, honey, toasted bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/tropical/pine hops and light-moderate bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness from bitterness and lighter body that increases through the glass. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp/sticky/resinous, and lightly creamy/grainy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 3.8%. Overall this is a very nice Session IPA style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/tropical/pine hops and light-moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.


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