Ballast Point / Kelsey McNair / Stone San Diego County Session Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Kanyon22:
3.23/5 rDev -18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Poured into my Murphy's tumbler pint glass.
A: Pours a hazy dull orange color with a super frothy head that is just sitting there doing nothing, which is quite amazing.
S: Citrusy grapefruit with a piney resiny, typical west coast hopped beer smell. Wish I could smell some malts but hops really dominating nose, which isn't a bad thing.
T: Starts out smooth almost lager like, then hits you with a nice zip of the citrus hop and has a pungent clean bitterness at the end. I know at 4.20% abv. the grain bill would be low, but this one seems none existent compared to the hops. Nothing but hops, hops and more hops, which is okay but after your palate is numb to the hops there really is nothing to keep you interested.
M: It sits on the light side of they style verging on watery. It also seems to be lacking carbonation, also has a slight resiny piney coating in the throat.
D: Its an easy drinker for sure at 4.20% abv. but after hops kill your mouth your left with an easy drinking beer that gets boring really quick.
Serving type: bottle
10-28-2010 14:20:02 | More by Kanyon22
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4.1/5 rDev +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 371 ratings.