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.
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