Even Keel Session IPA – Ballast Point Brewing Co. (San Diego, CA, USA)

Even Keel Session IPA – Ballast Point Brewing Company, 3.8% ABV, 12 fl.oz., (San Diego, California, USA)

  • Style: India Session Ale / ISA
  • Taste: Super sessionable light-full smooth tangerine tangy resin barley malt soft bitter hops
  • Where I got it : Legacy Liquor / Vancouver
  • How much: $3.40 (after 5% off) – 12 fl.oz., November 2015
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: nah

Visual: Pours golden copper orange without much of a head, a very thin fine hazy layer of retention, suspended nano-sediment, lots of slow singular streams.

Nose: hints of tangerine-mango hopped barley malt. (lvl-3)-pungency

Attack: full smooth CO2 mouthfeel, crisp bite

Mid-palate: (lvl-3)-sweetness, tangerine-orange, metallic-resiny barley malt

Finish: residual tangy-tingly, grapefruit exhale, soft bittersweet hops

Summary: Smooth, fine, and full mouthfeel accompanied by a good malt backbone and vibrant citrus hops – another great quality brew along the lines of their Sculpin. Only just a touch of thinness but actually quite nice for only 3.8%.