Ballast Point: Even Keel
Credit: John Schulz

The Brewery: Ballast Point, a brewery in San Diego, California

The Beer: Even Keel, their session IPA

Tasting Notes: The San Diego brewery’s tropical Sculpin IPA is rightly lauded as one of America’s finest IPAs, but when you’re drinking six beers, you’ll want this session IPA. Despite checking in at 3.8 percent ABV, the herbaceous, grapefruit-tinged Even Keel remains rather full-bodied.