Wow…who would have guessed it…more snow. Luckily it was only a dusting and not a foot or you would have heard me yelling from NJ. Think spring!
Beer #85 is San Diego County Session Ale by Stone Brewing Company. Brewed in the style of an American Pale Ale, this collaboration beer between Stone Brewing Company, Ballast Point Brewing Company, & Kelsey McNair has an ABV of 4.2%.
This brew poured a hazy dark orange color with a minimal white head that got smaller with every sip. The nose was very pleasant, heavy on the grapefruit hoppy aroma and something I think may have been honey? The taste fell a bit short for me, there was a blast of pine grapefruit like flavors up front with an odd soapy bitter taste bringing up the rear. There was a decent bitter aftertaste that I kind of enjoyed but that soapy taste didn’t sit well with me. It was a medium bodied brew with some decent carbonation. It was fairly easy to drink with the low ABV although I think it may be a bit too bitter (not for me of course) for most to be a session beer.
This could have been better but something about the odd soapy taste really bugged me. Oh well, they can’t all be a Kingly brew but here’s hoping that tomorrows will be more suited for a King as opposed to a Jester.