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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
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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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claspada

New Jersey

2.93/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The aroma is mostly citrus, with grapefruit dominating as well, but a few traces of pineapple and orange.

Taste is average at best. Unfortunately the overall flavor falls a little flat. Somewhat salty taste; wierd indeed. I get decent amounts of bitter pine and pale malts, but overall the taste just seems a little hollow to me.

The body is light-medium with an abundance of bubbly carbonation. This beer is fairly refreshing, but I just want more flavor out of this beer. NOT AT ALL worth the inflated "collaboration" price tag associated with this beer. Maybe better on tap, but not necessary to seek out or purchase if over $2 a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2010 21:29:47 | More by claspada
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GDBEERMAN

Colorado

4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into mug.
A: This session ale pours a very nice, light golden color and the white head sits in a nice fluffy manner. The lacing is left in a thick layer. The appearance of this brew would say that it could be a larger, more strong brew, like its counterparts.

S: The aroma is medium intensity, but shows strong notes of grapefruit. A bit of a herbal aroma.

T/M: The taste is a bit of an over powering grapefruit, one that is some what nice, because it is sensed that the taste is coming from the hops, but not too complex with other flavors. The mouthfeel is very nice, with a smooth and refreshing wash down, leaving a dry and bitter off taste.

D: This is a really good session brew, light in body, but still holds the key hop flavors that are enjoyed. The cost 3$ per 12oz bottle, does not make it that much of a session ale. not some thing I would spend almost 20$ for a 6pack of.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2010 13:12:26 | More by GDBEERMAN
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chefkevlar

South Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a nice clear light copper color, with an inch or so of thick head. Very noticable lacing also.

S: Incredibly hoppy, with notes of citrus and pine dominating subtle hints of pineapple and honey.

T: Very hop-forward taste but without a great deal of bitterness. The finish is malty and smooth.

M: Medium light body with high carbonation leaves a very clean feeling.

D: Most definately sessionable, but complex enough to keep from being borning. It's just a shame that this is such a limited release.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2010 23:35:09 | More by chefkevlar
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Vdubb86

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass on-tap at Durty Nellie's in Palatine, IL

This pours a nice golden orange color with a frothy coarse white head. The aroma is of many varieties of noble hops, most likely Saaz and Magnum. If there is caramel malt in there it's well hidden. The flavor is harshly bitter in nature, knowing Stone, that was on purpose. The flavor is partially light caramel in nature, but mostly it's a crap-ton of hops. The mouthfeel is rather astringent in nature and the hoppy bitterness doesn't help that at all. It corrodes the mouth and that's not a beer I care for too often. This is a drinkable beer if you can get past the strong bitterness in flavor. It's an interesting session beer if I do say so, but not one I'd readily go for again.

Serving type: on-tap

10-21-2010 22:55:25 | More by Vdubb86
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ncvbc

North Carolina

3.13/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pour is clear golden with medium white head and some lacing down the glass. Good smell of fresh, strong-ish hops. Fresh, green, yummy. Seems stronger than labeled based on the nose. Taste falls short for me. A tad watered down, likely due to a lack of any malt presence. The hops are there, citrus and pine. Quite bitter but again, watery, therefore lacking that crisp/dry sensation on the level that it should be. Fairly one dimensional. I feel that the choice of hops and the overwhelming presence of the hops in this beer are more suited for an IPA than anything. Mouthfeel has a sure bitterness but is a tad thin. Overall, I wouldn't want another. To me, this is a good example of a session beer that falls short of session material. It just doesn't have any redeemable qualities that would bring me back. It's like a watered down baby Sculpin in regard to hop flavor. So to that I ask, wouldn't you rather have a Sculpin?

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2010 05:14:50 | More by ncvbc
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rtepiak

Poland

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i must say a nice session that is personified, like most stone beers, by its exuberant hoping. this is needless to say a nice accent especially seeing as the beer doesn't seem to have any kinks in the other stuff. the pour is orange copper with a nice healthy white head. nose is floral pine and grapefruit. the palate is bright and astringent hop bitter and equally placed hop citrus. simple and good. pure session.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2010 05:10:39 | More by rtepiak
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sdsurfer217

Ohio

4.65/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into a tulip glass

Appearance: Copper in color, very clear. Small amount of white head. Looks inviting.

Smell: Lots of hop smells, pine, floral. Little bit of roasted character. Also some citrus zest. I smell a hint of pineapple in there.

Taste: Plenty of hops initially, pine, with a bitter aftertaste. Pineapple/tropical fruit taste is stronger than in the aroma

Mouthfeel: Coats the mouth nicely and goes down smooth.

Drinkability: Easy to drink for anyone who likes hops. Very balanced beer makes it easy to drink.

Great beer and would love to have many more, but for the price it's a little steep to make it a "session" beer for me.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2010 17:26:44 | More by sdsurfer217
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GJ40

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on tap at the Flying Saucer in Raleigh, NC.

Very nice floral and citrusy aroma. The hop flavor is strong at the start and it finishes with a lingering citrusy bitterness. There's a lot going on hop-wise and it's got some great elements but I think the overall flow could be better.

This beer is well worth a try but it's not one I'd pursue.

Serving type: on-tap

10-20-2010 10:10:28 | More by GJ40
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vdoz3

Oregon

4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle into a curved DFH pint glass, drank with some spicy Chana Sag (spinach & chickpeas). Winning combo. Had this on draft ~2 weeks ago and it tasted like a straight shot of hops and water back then. Not sure if the two weeks has let the hops die down a bit, the food is bringing out its good side, or if it's a draft vs bottle issue, but either way I'm enjoying it more this time around.

The color is a really clean, clear pale orange with a minimal head and surprisingly little lacing considering how hoppy this beer is. The smell is an upfront mix of floral, grassy and tropical-fruity hops all at once with very little behind it. Taste is a similar hop-assault, ending on a tropical fruit note, but also similar in that it dies down really quickly. There's just enough of a hint of malt (slightly coating breadiness) to ease the transition from alpha-acid to water. I'm actually surprised this is classified as a pale ale. Alcohol percentage aside, this has one of the most unbalanced, intense, hop>malt ratios of a flavor profile I've ever come across.
The finish unbelievably clean and dry - there's no cloying malt whatsoever, but rather it feels like you just brushed your teeth, or ate an altoid, or something else refreshing. That definitely gets 5/5 in my book.
As the name suggests, this is a session ale. It goes down smooth and is exceedingly refreshing to drink (especially compared to one too many >10% DIPAs that coat your tongue and turn you in for the night). Oh, right, true to definition, the 4.2% alcohol doesn't hurt either. I'm doing this review on a study/dinner break haha.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2010 06:19:16 | More by vdoz3
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billab914

Virginia

4.43/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Stone nonic pint glass. It poured a light gold, almost amber in color with a thin yet frothy white head to it. It had some nice head retention as I drank it and also left moderate lacing on the glass.

The aroma has a big hoppiness to it. I can definitely pick out the juicy and tropical punch like citra hops coming through. I love the peachy, pineapple like flavors these hops give beers. Another of my favorites, amarillo adds some nice juicy hoppiness of it's own as well. A little bit of grapefruit and pine bitterness comes through in all the hoppiness as well. Excellent hoppy aroma and extremely impressive given the low alcohol content.

The taste follows the nose with some peach and pineapple, juicy citra hops coming through. More of a grapefruit bitterness comes through towards the finish. Excellent hoppy flavors to it overall and all the hoppiness came together very well.

The mouthfeel is light and carbonation is moderate. Drinkability is very good, it had some great hoppy flavors to it and was a very easy drinking beer. It helped that they used my favorite hop varieties as well. The fact that this is a lower alcohol beer just increases the drinkability for me. This is a beer I'd gladly buy often in 6 packs if I could. Excellent beer overall and I really hope we see more beers like this soon.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2010 23:24:48 | More by billab914
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Axic10

New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a light golden with a finger of fluffy white foam.

Smell: Very heavy on floral hops and sweet citrusy fruits. Picking up some grapefruit as well as sweet mango/pineapple. This just smells really "clean".

Taste: Is this really a 4.2% APA?!?! This is a flavorful beer that I would have pegged at around 7% or so based on flavor alone. Bitter, piney hops, grapefruit and some bready malt. Very nice dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, crisp and clean.

Drinkability: An enjoyable beer from these three collaborators. If this was a year round offering and was available in a six pack (and cheaper) I would probably always have this in my fridge. I have two more bottles that I look forward to dirnking.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2010 22:13:19 | More by Axic10
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Onenote81

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Saw this bottle on the shelf and actually thought I was getting the other collaboration brew, Saison du BUFF (actually rang up as that). Very surprised, and excited, to see that it's a low ABV session ale! Let's get to it.

Pours a fair orange with a finger-width creamy off-white head on top. Retention is decent; leaves some light lace behind. The nose on this beer is absolutely stellar! Big floral notes, lots of citrus with tangerine and grapefruit; big piney smack on the finish. Really standout. I could smell this all day.

The body is fairly light, which is expected as this is meant to be a session ale. Carbonation level is a little on the high side, but smooths out on the back end. Definitely a bitter beer. The hops come forward full force, with definite Cascade in the front. The finish is a bit spicy and grating. As a session ale, this could be tamed for me to want multiples of this beer. I like the low ABV though. Glad I got this beer "on accident." Recommend.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2010 15:49:54 | More by Onenote81
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berebrando

California

4.72/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Light orange and yellow. Pours with a thick white head that slowly dissipates. I love the smell - fruit, sweet fruit, like tangerines and various other sweet, not sour, citrus. As it warms, I get more hops and pine. The taste is the best - it's soft, balanced and has a dry, bitter finish. Taste is dominated by a combination of citrus and pine. It feels good in my mouth. Drinkability has to be superior, as this is a high quality, tasteful session beer - you could drink it all night and live to die another day.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2010 02:41:12 | More by berebrando
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chcfan

California

3.4/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

First review in a couple of months. Let's give it this one a go. So, this is the "session beer" by Stone, Ballast Point, and the guy who played Frasier, apparently.

Pours a pale color with a soft, white head that sticks around for a while.

The aroma is really great. Big hop presence and a flavor profile that screams west coast.

There was a big drop off in the taste. It seems as if there was one hop addition at the beginning of the boil and then nothing until it was dry hopped. It is not a harsh bitterness, but it seems to be the only component of the taste.

Not really something I would seek out again as I really don't care for the taste. Also, it's not a good value ($3.20 for a single at a place that has the best prices in the area) at all for a "small" beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2010 00:21:48 | More by chcfan
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Mora2000

Texas

4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with a white head. The aroma is very fruity. I get a lot of fresh papaya and some pine hop character. The beer smells about like an IPA.

The flavor is a mix of papaya and pine with low to medium bitterness. There is a little bit of bready malt, but this beer is all about the hops. Very drinkable.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

This beer has a ton of flavor in a lower alcohol package. I wish breweries would brew more beers like this, instead of just seeing how high the alcohol can be.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2010 19:29:05 | More by Mora2000
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JizackFH

New York

4.75/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Beautiful color, looks like it is going to go down really smooth. not too much head on this beer. You can see through it pretty well but the color is like no other low alcohol beer i have seen before. I thought it would be a much light color.

S - Smells great. Very hoppy, which i love, and a little bit of a fruit scent.

T - I think i may have found my new go to beer. This stuff tastes awesome. I never would have thought that this would be so hoppy. The low ABV is a bit of a back draw but who cares with such a great taste. Grapefruit hops, a little piney. Not watery at all, which is what i was afraid of with it being only 4.2% alcohol.

M - Pretty light but it coats the mouth nicely. i was worries it would be too light but it isn't at all

D - I could honestly drink this beer all day long. It goes down really really smooth, but has a great hop flavor. I don't seem to run into too many beer like this very often.

So this beer is just great. I was very skeptical after buying this beer that it was going to be very light, but as it turns out I am super glad i bought this. I just keep wanting more. I hope I keep seeing these in stores. they are just perfect for an anytime beer. Once again, thank you Stone.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2010 04:30:08 | More by JizackFH
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Beejay

Virginia

3.53/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

My 400th Review!

A: Slightly hazy with a bright orange amber color. Nice white creamy head.

S: Aggressive American hops come stright out. Huge grapefruit, as well as some pine and grassy notes. Perhaps just a little bit of tropical fruit as well.

T: Bitterness comes out right away, grapefruit, citrus and a bit of pine. I think the hops overpower the malt so much that it makes it taste a little on the watery side.

M: Very light in body, carbonation is on the fairly high side. Though it does seem to coat your mouth after you have swallowed.

D: Over all this is pretty good. Though I think it is a little too hop forward, which makes it seem watery. It seems pretty basic for the price. If this was a bit cheaper, it would be a great session ale. At this price drinking any large quantity would quickly become it's downfall.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2010 18:53:03 | More by Beejay
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Givemesome

California

5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow, smells like Double Bastard to me, or maybe just Arrogant Bastard! This has to be my favorite beer right now. A bit expensive for a session ale but worth it! I hope Kelsey McNair starts making this brew in massive quanities soon because he has a winner. Hop's Hop's Hop's! I love it, taste similar to Blind Pig from Russian River and priced pretty much the same with less Alc/Vol. I can drink this all day! Has a very strong Piney, grassy, hop taste that I personallly love in I.P.A's This would be always stocked in my fridge if it were a bit cheaper!

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2010 03:19:13 | More by Givemesome
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crusian

Oregon

4.53/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

bottle from liquormax in colorado.
had the ska equinox tonight, and this says it is also an apa.
pours a golden shower of pent up urine color. not bad. smells amazing though. VERY reminiscent of the saison de buff hops and "clean" "green" nose. very nice.
taste is very clean tasting. the hops are present, but no overwhelming. It is nice to see an actual session beer that is good. like gumball head, this is trying to buck the trend of good beers need to be bigger and higher abv... and with the number of higher abv beers out there that ARE good compared to those that are lower abv and suck... this is nice and refreshing. good job.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2010 04:08:12 | More by crusian
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled October 2010
A solid pour into my 25cl tulip glass produces a four-finger thick, lightly tanned, off-white colored head that leaves some nice lacing as it slowly subsides. The beer is a murky copper color that shows a lightly hazed, bright copper color when held up to the light. Ahh, the aroma is hugely aromatic, densely packed with hop notes that remind me of lychee, kumquat zest, super-ripe tangelo, juicy fruit bubble-gum are all found up front. The backend of the nose leans towards touches of dank hemp oil, pine tar, perhaps a touch of menthol and really just a dank herbal character. The malt character is almost completely subservient to the hops in the nose and I really can't pick out any malt character.

Dry and strangely devoid of flavor as it first hits my tongue, it starts to pick up a dank herbal note and ample menthol character as it rolls across the tongue until this becomes quite dominant in the finish after the beer has been swallowed. There are enough hops in this beer that my tongue is numbed a bit after each sip. Because this is such a light beer, much of the hop fruit character from the nose is severely muted in the flavor; still some tropical fruit notes of lychee and kumquat peek through at times. The hops even get a bit abrasive and even astringent in the finish, but surprisingly the bitterness on this beer doesn't seem too over the top; with such a light body I would have expected this to be bracingly bitter but the bitterness is actually fairly smooth. A touch of biscuit like malt plays a supporting role here and is the biggest malt component in this completely hop dominated beer.

The aroma on this beer is a hop lovers dream, unfortunately due to the nature of a lower gravity beer; much of the expressive hop character from the nose is deadened in the flavor. I could smell this beer forever; unfortunately the taste is a bet meh.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2010 22:28:37 | More by Gueuzedude
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mondegreen

Georgia

3.58/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into a Stone shaker pint.

A: Very pale yellow, almost like translucent straw, A healthy head sits atop the brew for several minutes, ultimately fading into a thin layer of froth atop the brew.

S: Bright hops. Not face smacking, but certainly respectable given the ABV. It's apparent by the nose (and the name) that hops are the focal point of this brew.

T: Floral and hoppy, but quite thin. A lingering bitterness on the back end, with a hint of grain. Respectable for a "session" pale ale.

M: Very very thin, but nicely carbonated.

D: Strong point of the beer, obviously. Very quaffable.

As a side note, why in the world is this beer $3.49 for a single? This is the sort of beer that I could drop $7-9 for a six pack and feel like I got a decent deal. It's a solid beer, and I appreciate what the West Coast guys did on this one, but the hops, malt, yeast, and water in this one don't add up to the final price. Collabo tax, I guess.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2010 21:27:33 | More by mondegreen
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nerdrocker101

Georgia

2.98/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a nice golden, straw yellow with a dense, billowing white head that never seems to fade away.

The smell is mostly citrus, with grapefruit dominating but a few traces of pineapple and orange.

Okay, so far, so good. Unfortunately the flavor falls a little flat for me. Somewhat salty taste. I get little amounts of bitter pine and pale malts, but overall the taste just seems a little hollow to me.

The body is light-medium with an abundance of bubbly carbonation. Slightly powdery.

Fairly refreshing, but I just want more flavor out of this beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2010 00:26:36 | More by nerdrocker101
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stinoski

West Virginia

4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Slight hazy orange, minimal head retention

S- Very pungant! I like! Very resiny with undertones of onion

T- Lots of citrus, pine, and onion hit your pallete hard. Hop flavor much better than most IPAs. However, after the initial hop bombardment, not much of an aftertaste. Very dry and almost cleanses the pallete immediately.

M- ULTRA carbonated! Actually had to let this sit for a few minutes for an appealing mouthfeel. When removing the cap, it actually made a popping sound like a cork

D- Very light and drinkable, although still packing a hop punch.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2010 01:32:04 | More by stinoski
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largadeer

California

4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at The Trappist in Oakland.

Clear golden amber with an inch of head that retains well, leaving some lacing clinging to the glass.

The nose reeks of grapefruit and pine, it's very rindy and resiny, very bold dry hopping with little discernible malt. Exactly what I was hoping for from a beer like this.

The palate, unfortunately, is quite thin, though nicely balanced between hop flavor and bitterness. Grapefruit, orange peel, pine, cut grass, a bit of pepper - the hop flavor has a lot going on. It finishes dry and bitter, though it could use just a bit more body to be completely satisfying.

Serving type: on-tap

10-11-2010 23:38:51 | More by largadeer
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MbpBugeye

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Light gold in color with a weak looking bit of haze. It cant decide if it wants to be cloudy or clear. I would like it better if it made up its mind. The head is small, almost fizzy, short lived and white. Nice lacing despite the poor retention.

S- Impressively strong and pungent. I can smell this beer at arms length. Its very hoppy and dense. Deeply pungent and dank hops. Citrus, pine, earth, and a little suggestion of toasty grain. Very nice.

T- Quite bitter. Certainly much, much, much more bitter than I expected from this beer. The taste is as robustly hoppy as the nose. Strong, assertive hop oils put your tongue in a vice. Very dense flavors of pine bough and sap. A little bit of citrus tries to sweeten things up by the end, with minimal results. Malts are basically crushed under the weight of the piney hops.

Finish is intensely coniferous and bitter.

M- HOLY CARBONATION BATMAN! Sharp, nearly painful levels of carbonation. Luckily this beer is on the light side and is very crisp and biting so it doesnt totally ruin it.

Speaking of crisp, this beer is frighteningly dry. So dry, in fact, you could use this stuff as kindling.

D- Sessionable? Well without getting into the obnoxious arguments over abv and definitions, Ill say this... Its perhaps too bitter and hoppy and wildly unbalanced to be what I would call sessionable. The low alcohol and moderately refreshing qualities of it would allow me to ask for another (oh and the low price too). I think Ill actually buy more, but I wont be sessioning it. Besides, its 0.2% too high for that anyway.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2010 23:24:03 | More by MbpBugeye
Ballast Point / Kelsey McNair / Stone San Diego County Session Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 371 ratings.