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RATINGS: 394   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClarkVV (4841) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 8, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2015 Draught at Brava, 7/5/15
Medium-copper with lighter blonde tints and a large, well-retained white head.
Plenty of citrus and light tropical fruitiness in the nose is clean, as allows from these guys and leads to light traces of biscuits and dry caramel. Big notes of grapefruit, softer meyer lemon-like juiciness and touches of pine and mango round it out. No alcohol, obviously and quite clean and bright (and low on resin).
The flavor is amazingly full, robust and deliciously hoppy without being overdone. Not something one can just chug too easily, as there is a good deal of bitterness. Quite impressive they’ve got this much flavor and body in to a beer of this size. I was generally treating this as a sipper, not because it was too bitter/resinous or anything, but because each mouthful was quite enjoyable and the flavor lingered nicely. May actually buy a six pack of this soon.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenkiGonzo (814) - 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 (6389) - 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 (1071) - - 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 (366) - 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 (2683) - 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 (1304) - 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.

3.8
   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 (4618) - 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 (49) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2010
A draft pint at Capone’s 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 I’d 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 I’d ever want to buy a six-pack of!


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