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RATINGS: 231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Draft at Devil’s Den in Philadelphia, PA. Pours a dark amber color with rose edges and a two finger, frothy light beige head that has excellent retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap.  Steaks and spots of soapy lace left behind. Resinous earthy hop aroma with subtle hints of citrus countering the dry, grassy pine character.  Underneath there’s a nice malt presence with some caramel, toffee and nut. On the fuller end of medium bodied with a blast of bitter dry hops up front that linger over the sweeter notes into a slightly dry finish.  Lots of earthy pine, grass and soil countered by orange peel, mango and grapefruit.  Well balanced by decent makt backbone with hints of caramel, toffee and light fruit notes.  Overall this is a solid, well balance, easy drinking session ale that has a very strong hop profile.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gowdy (830) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2013
Pint at White Lady (JDW) in Corstorphine. A brown colour with a hint of red. Small head.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarrettB (1163) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 26, 2013
April 15th, 2012 - I’ve never seen Ballast Point’s 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 Keel’s 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 it’s 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 isn’t technically an ESB, but it would find itself in good company with one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHOFF43 (1771) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2014
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (14698) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Draft at Churchkey. Clear bright golden color. Aroma of light pine. Taste is bitter lemony and fruity pine resin.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (3893) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2014
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kayres (580) - , Georgia, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Crisp clean and light. Fresh green hoppy aroma and flavor. Excellent balance ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (4103) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Can. Pours clear orange, large puffy off-white head, dissipates slowly, nice residual lacing. Aroma is perfume, pine, grapefruit, herbal. Flavor follows, light sweet and light bitter, a bit buttery, lots of perfumy hop presence. Light body, pretty solid beer for <4%.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (3391) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Hazy orange colored body, medium sized off-white head, soapy lacing. Light florals and grapefruit. Soft pale malt base with a touch of cracker and cereal. Medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation and mild bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2476) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 16, 2014
Can at Antenna America. Nice. Pine, citrus, how many times can I write this about an ipa. Malty sweetness there, easy going good starter.


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