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RATINGS: 276   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gorditoabd (629) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 9, 2010
Sampler at the Brew Mart. For a session ale the aroma on this one is surprisingly hoppy. Flavor is very IPA in nature, with great similarity to Big Eye. The lack of ABV on this one, is not noticeable at all... very good stuff

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5550) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Lightly hazy orange amber color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, light pine, citrus fruits, and some toast. Taste of citrus, pine, toffee, grapefruit, grass, and a bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (3056) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2010
On tap at Capone’s. Pours a hazy orange color with no head. Aroma of grapefruit, hops, pine and toasted malts. Fresh flavor with citrus, floral hops, pine and some toasted malts. Very well done!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (3875) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2012
On tap at Good Dog, pours amber with nice white head and medium lacing. Aromas and taste of grass, citrus, caramel, floral hops, malts. Very dry and bitter finish. Pretty good pale ale overall.

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 (877) - 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 (1203) - 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 (15622) - 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 (4044) - 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.


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