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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

373 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 373
Reviews: 271
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 14
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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A - Orange color and quite cloudy. Sticky lacing on the glass. Tan foam settles a bit slowly.

S - Pine cones and hop resin smell. Has a light malt and light grain smell. Smells a little like pancake batter.

T - Very nice session beer. Light drinking with a residual sweetness. Finish has a mild bitterness. Tastes very much like a mild west coast IPA, but without the citrus nites and more sweet malt.

M - Easy to session. Light feel, solid balance, and keeps your taste buds interested.

O - Doubt I'll see this one again, but I'd enjoy finding it.

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Pours clear, light amber with a one-inch, off-white, rocky head that deposits sticky lace and lots of carbonation on a fisheye pint glass. Meanwhile, the yeast was left in the bottle.

A fruity first impression is overtaken by pine hops and pine resin, while orange and spices linger in the background.

There is a good dose of bitterness followed by caramel and dried hay. This one is very dry with orange rind and unsweetened green tea being most prevalent. Crispness is followed by a long, dry, bitter finish.

Full bodied with a dry, satin texture, lively carbonation, a hint of astringency and no alcohol whatsoever.

As stated in the name, this is easily a session beer to be enjoyed with friends while winding down after work on a cool evening.

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Ballast Point / Kelsey McNair / Stone San Diego County Session Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 373 ratings.