Ballast Point / Kelsey McNair / Stone San Diego County Session Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by ArrogantBastage:
4.3/5 rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12 ounce bottle poured into a glass
A: Pours a bright amber with a thick head. Head lingered long enough to prep for the review and then diminished to a thin ring. A few islands of foam remained on top for a little while but those disappeared about half way through the session. A thin ring remained thru out. No lacing which surprised me considering the amount of hops used in this beer.
S: Pungent hops, loads of citrus up front tinged with some pithy aromas, herbal and spicy hops also hide in the background.
T: Follows the aroma almost perfectly. Loads of citrusy hops giving the beer a strong citrus peel flavor. Some spicy notes make an appearance as the beer warms slightly. A little sweet malt in there too. Not overly bitter as the strong hop aroma would make some expect.
M: Light bodied with a fair amount of carbonation.
D: Definitely possible to have more than one of these in the course of an evening. Highly recommended to people that love hop forward beers.
Serving type: bottle
01-28-2011 22:54:05 | More by ArrogantBastage
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4.1/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From notes, poured into pint glass
A nice little session ale, surprised how much I liked this as I've been pretty underwhelmed by this series. Copper tan in color, the nose is malt-forward with touch of citrus-hop snap drying the bouquet. A little more hoppy on the palate, a citrusy overtone is well balanced by a pleasant toffee sweetness. Nothing is overdone...exactly what you'd want from a daytime session brew. Wish they'd make this again.
Serving type: bottle
07-15-2013 06:28:28 | More by rand
Ballast Point / Kelsey McNair / Stone San Diego County Session Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 364 ratings.