Ballast Point / Kelsey McNair / Stone San Diego County Session Ale | Stone Brewing

Ballast Point / Kelsey McNair / Stone San Diego County Session AleBallast Point / Kelsey McNair / Stone San Diego County Session Ale
BA SCORE
79.3%
Liked This Beer
3.99 w/ 376 Ratings
Ballast Point / Kelsey McNair / Stone San Diego County Session AleBallast Point / Kelsey McNair / Stone San Diego County Session Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by mcallister on 08-07-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
270
Ratings:
376
Liked:
298
Avg:
3.99/5
pDev:
12.28%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
20
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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4.29/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Old review from notes.

Yellow beer with lots of clarity. Nice white 1/2" head. Aroma seemed like a great mix of newer style ipa hops. Amarillo seemed to jump. Plenty of citrus and pine. One of the first session ipas I've come across. The price at $3/12oz was a little heavy, but if they could drop it to $2 a bottle, I think it could work.

This beer stays very light on its feet while packing plenty of flavor. There's been better ones going on lately.

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3.91/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.35/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.4/5  rDev -14.8%

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5/5  rDev +25.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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5/5  rDev +25.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes, poured into pint glass

A nice little session ale, surprised how much I liked this as I've been pretty underwhelmed by this series. Copper tan in color, the nose is malt-forward with touch of citrus-hop snap drying the bouquet. A little more hoppy on the palate, a citrusy overtone is well balanced by a pleasant toffee sweetness. Nothing is overdone...exactly what you'd want from a daytime session brew. Wish they'd make this again.

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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Ballast Point / Kelsey McNair / Stone San Diego County Session Ale from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 79.3% out of 100 with 376 ratings
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