Ballast Point Even Keel Session IPA

Posted: November 10, 2015 in American Pale Ale, Ballast Point Brewing Company, Reviews

I’m really digging the amount of beers that Ballast Point is canning. I’ve talked about cans before, but since I have a house now, if I’m drinking more beers in cans, it makes the recycling much lighter to take out. This is their session IPA offering and I’ve read a few other blogs that enjoy it. Time to crack it open.


ABV: 3.8%

Style: American Pale Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “A flavorful ale that keeps you balanced. Our Even Keel is a hoppy ale designed for smooth sailing. A full-flavored beer with a silky malt backbone and a bright hop profile of herbs and citrus, it packs all the taste of an IPA in a sessionable alcohol content. This ale is perfect for leisurely days on the water, when all you want are a few beers and a level ride.”

Random: The Ballast Point logos are very simple, but I like how clean they look.

This beer poured with a one finger, white head. It dissipated quickly and left lots of lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, light orange color with moderate carbonation visible. The nose had a lot of grapefruit and grapefruit zest. The taste was much of the same. It had a lot of grapefruit, grapefruit zest and lemon. There was very little malt. It had a thick body, especially for a session beer. The high carbonation made this go down very easily. It had a long finish with grapefruit pith. This was $1.99 a can ($.17 per ounce). I enjoyed this beer, but it wasn’t anything mind-blowing. I would have it again, but there are other better selections out there.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

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