HuskerTan (2451) - Ravenna, 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. kevinsenn (2310) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2016
Can. Light tropical aroma. Light floral, grassy, and tropical hop taste, with a dry medium bitter finish. MetalNHopHead (2269) - 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 IBU’s the bitterness scale is similarly "even." That’s the kind of result you’d expect with 10 malt varieties, 6 hop varieties, and 2 yeast strains. Small beer doesn’t always mean a scaled-down brewing process. Golden pour. As you’d think, there’s a large dosage of lemon, grapefruit, and pine. However, don’t 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 Point’s best. Doofgoblin (513) - 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 it’s got a nice strong generic hop aroma and taste that seems very fresh. It’s 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. SaintMatty (7608) - 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.
SPDickerman (1315) - 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. gyllenbock (10033) - 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.
vyvvy (6839) - St. Louis, 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. maximet (165) - 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. malvrich (364) - 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.