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Ballast Point / Kelsey McNair / Stone San Diego County Session Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Ballast Point / Kelsey McNair / Stone San Diego County Session AleBallast Point / Kelsey McNair / Stone San Diego County Session Ale

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BA SCORE
89
very good

371 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 371
Reviews: 271
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 11
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mcallister on 08-07-2010)
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UMNbeerhunter

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4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Southern Tier flute on 6/23/11

Pours a nice orangish mango color with a finger of head that dissipates leaving no lacing on the glass. Beautiful color but I wish their was more head and lacing on this one.

Smell is a hop slap in the face. Tons of citrus grapefruit, and some sweet malt character comes out more as the brew warms. I think I smell some mango too. I like the aroma of this brew but I would liked to have some more complex hop smell, some more mango and maybe a tad bit more sweet malt.

Taste is much the same. I get a lot of the hop bitterness as well as the pine, and citrus. The malt characteristics are totally blown away by the hops. Maybe just a little more malt sweetness for balance but still a great taste.

Mouthfeel weight is moderate to medium. Nice resin that leaves a very light pine taste on the pallet that makes you want to take another sip.

Overall this is a great brew for the ABV. You don't see many beers with the hop and malt character that this has without an ABV above 8%. Good job guys I love the brew.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2011 03:47:52 | More by UMNbeerhunter
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Ballast Point / Kelsey McNair / Stone San Diego County Session Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 371 ratings.