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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

371 Ratings
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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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silver0rlead

North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tried this on tap and thoroughly enjoyed it so I was glad to find bottles of it. Pours a slightly hazy gold with a frothy white head that leaves really pretty lacing. The aroma has huge fresh hop notes (citrus, grapefruit, flora, pine, heady cannibus), along with some light biscuit and bready character, a bit of caramel sweetness, some fruity esters and not a whole lot else...not much malt depth to the aroma but the fresh hop onslaught takes this to another level. The flavor is similar to the aroma, all hops with notes of citrus and pine, as well as some grapefruit and cannabis, along with a bit of biscuit and bread dough, fruity esters, caramel and a bit of chalk. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, and drinkability is OK but limited by the intense bitterness. This beer has all the flavor of a nice DIPA but half the alcohol, which is interesting and unique.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2010 03:24:34 | More by silver0rlead
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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.