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RATINGS: 426   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, - NOV 11, 2012
tap. aroma of clean dank citrusy hops with a pleasant tropical fruit tangerine sweetness to round things out. nice balance. not too bitter, not too sweet. worked pretty well. not terribly potent aroma, but very easy to drink. good job at the session hoppy pale ale style.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HuskerTan (1560) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - JUL 20, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2016 Can. A- Subtle pine, caramel malt, mango, citrus, stone fruits. A- Amber color, clear liquid, off white head. T- Subtle bitterness, citrus, tropical fruits. P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, balanced finish. O- This is light! About as session as it gets. Very balanced between the bitterness, malt, and notes of citrus. There was nothing that stood out and made me say wow, other than wow, this is solid and I could drink a ton.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1951) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2016
Can. Light tropical aroma. Light floral, grassy, and tropical hop taste, with a dry medium bitter finish.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MetalNHopHead (1298) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUL 13, 2016
With an ABV of only 3.8%, Even Keel is laid-back, even by Session IPA standards. With a modest 40 IBUís the bitterness scale is similarly "even." Thatís the kind of result youíd expect with 10 malt varieties, 6 hop varieties, and 2 yeast strains. Small beer doesnít always mean a scaled-down brewing process. Golden pour. As youíd think, thereís a large dosage of lemon, grapefruit, and pine. However, donít be surprised to note some malty sweetness. Crisp and slightly sticky texture. If all-day enjoyment is your thing, Even Keel is one of Ballast Pointís best.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doofgoblin (478) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - JUL 13, 2016
This is probably one of my favorite session ipas. The aroma is really crisp and the taste is very hoppy with a nice bite of bitter. No really strong characteristics populate this beer but itís got a nice strong generic hop aroma and taste that seems very fresh. Itís not really overly complicated, which is really within the style. Plus the low alcohol is a great way to mow the yard and not cut off your toes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (6627) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2016
355ml Bottle - Amber with a foamy head. Pine, dried apricot and tea in the aroma. Hoppy and tangy taste with pine, tea, peach and grapefruit.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SPDickerman (1152) - Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2016
Pours clear orange with a large white head. Smells juicy with hints of pine. Taste is fruity with some solid bitterness. Light-bodied with a wet texture and average mouth-carbonation, Ballast Point Even Keel finishes with a lingering juicy bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (7305) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2016
Bottle from Bottl3.5hop, Stockholm. Hazy amber with a large white head. Aroma of mango, some pineapple, citrus and light caramel. Similar taste, also some malt. The body was medium as was the bitterness. A good Session IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (5529) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 4, 2016
It pours crystal clear golden copper with a beige head. The aroma has pine, grapefruit, toasty/cracker malt and some floral notes. It has a light body with a lot of moderate intensity carbonation. The taste is on the woody papery side with cracker and citrus zest. The finish is quite bitter. Pretty solid for a 3.8% beer. Think I prefer the mango version, but both are solid.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maximet (157) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2016
Light copper with a nice off white foam. Grapefruit all the way, clementine, mango, slight caramel.A little too bitter, very dry. Medium body, creamy with a lively carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
malvrich (219) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2016
Can evidently 4 weeks old into an IPA. A: Crystal clear pale orange with little head despite lively carbonation. Sticky lacing though. S: Herbs and tea. Spruce needles. T: Pine and bitter grapefruit pith. Faint fruit and spruce as it warms. M: Light but not quite too thin on the mouth. Sprightly tingle and clean zesty finish. O: Pretty good but not outstanding in any way though I like the distinctive scent. At its price, not likely a repeat purchase.


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