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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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very good

375 Ratings
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Ratings: 375
Reviews: 271
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 12.28%
Wants: 14
Gots: 18 | 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:
Beer added by: mcallister on 08-07-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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12 oz. bottle tried 14 Mar 2011. Served in the Bright Brewing shaker pint.

Medium sized foamy parchment colored head. Well carbonated. Cloudy golden amber in color, some floaties. Aroma is sweet, orange and grapefruit. Pithy bitter to start, and throughout. Juicy grapefruit and citrus. Medium body, sticky mouthfeel. Ethanol is light. Bitter grapefruit finish is a bit dry.

Would be easy to have several of these in a row. Imagine that.

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Ballast Point / Kelsey McNair / Stone San Diego County Session Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 375 ratings.