Ballast Point/Kelsey McNair/Stone San Diego County Session Ale
From Stone Brewing – Ballast Point/Kelsey McNair/Stone San Diego County Session Ale was inspired by homebrewing and exceptional quality of life found in San Diego County. A collaborative effort between three San Diego brewers, this aromatic and flavor-driven beer can be enjoyed during any “session.”
Stone Brewing Co. – Ballast Point/Kelsey McNair/Stone San Diego County Session Ale – 12 oz. bottle poured into an English pint glass. 4.2% abv. Purchased at Whole Foods Market Pasadena,CA.
Appearance: Pours a clear amber gold with no visible bubbles, and a big white rocky head. Leaves behind heavy lacing.
Aroma: Huge grapefruit and modest pine, flowers and minerals.
Taste: Dry bready malt, humongous pine and grapefruit. Finishes earthy and bitter. Flavor lingers well past the sip.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, a tad dry, moderate carbonation.
Overall: The biggest little beer in the land. For the past year or so, as father time has been battling me, I have found beers like this, Firestone Pale 31, Mission Street Pale ale to be my go to beers. Big on hops and flavor, easy on the buzz. This beer is not lacking in flavor or aroma.