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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjg74 (2459) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 13, 2006
Tap, O’Briens. Pours light golden orange in color. Mildly hoppy aroma. Good malty balance with the bitterness. Good APA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
papajohn (1248) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - APR 19, 2006
Sample from the tap@O’Brien’s: Light golden color with a small white head. Citrus hop aroma is lemony. Light fruity malt start with a lightly bitter citrus finish. Light bodied and smooth with moderate carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 6, 2007
Tasted at Ballast Point. Light orange color with a fizzy white head. Bright palate. Good hoppy taste and a slightly bitter, crisp, dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUN 19, 2007
On tap @ Ballast Point (Linda Vista) - Pours a clear golden color with a small off white head. Aroma is hops and light esters. Flavor is hops, light esters, and light caramel malt. Nice balance. A light to medium body beer. Very easy drinking. This would be a good beer to convert the non-believers.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (7717) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2008
Draught Small, off-white head over amber-orange ale. Hops, C-hops, but in a discreet citrussy aroma; as well as green apple ester. Very smoky taste, hopscake - even a lot. Cigarette ashes it really are. Quite a lot of taste for such a low-alcohol beer (the brewery blackboard said 3.5 percent!), but the finish is a bit watery after all, and it is discreet - maybe too discreet, but indeed a very flavourful "session"beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 2, 2008
On Tap @ O’Brien’s San Diego. Poured a lightly hazed golden orange. A good citrusy nose with good malt balance and hop flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn (2234) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Pale amber pour beige small head .... aroma of malty sweet caramel light bitter citrusy hops ... taste is malty with a decent citrusy bitter hop little earthy and citrusy .... nice dry lingering bitter hop light and very sessionable for a low abv apa a real nice brew

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MattH (608) - California, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Tap at the brewery. Some interesting floral hoppiness in the flavor and aroma. It reminded me of geraniums. Beer is lighter in body and a tad watery, but not in a bad way.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Foxbush (1219) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Sample of this ale poured a clear amber with a small head. There was malt aroma with this ale. There was a mild bitterness with spicy flavors. Finish was smooth with a soft carbonation. This was tasted at the brewery in San Diego.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (15557) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2013
Draft @the brewery. Pours a hazy orange color with a white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus finish.


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