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Old 07-20-2007, 07:08 PM   #1
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Currently, I am in San Diego so we had to visit Stone Brewery. We took the brewery tour and then ate at the bistro enjoying some of their brews. It is a real nice facility which is fairly new. I even went to a presentation on malt and milling which was interesting and enjoyable considering the 4 pitchers of beer at the classroom.

My favorites to date are the IPA and I just now poured a Ruination Ale which is probably the most hop flavored beer I have ever had. It is so full of hop flavor that it has been a revalation to my palate. They brew in 12,000 gallon fermentors and for the IPA I do believe the tour guide said they dry hop with a whopping 300 pounds of hops. Just unbelievable.

So I see big flavor,aroma and high dry hopped brews in my immediate future upon returning home.
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Old 07-20-2007, 07:56 PM   #2
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Ruination is a mighty tasty beer...I have done a wickedly great clone that has prb been my most popular beer to date. If everything shows up today, I will be brewing a Stone IPA clone this weekend!

 
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Old 07-20-2007, 08:53 PM   #3
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That is one of my favorite commercial beers.
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Old 07-21-2007, 03:13 AM   #4
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You suck!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-21-2007, 03:16 AM   #5
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Ruination is a mighty tasty beer...I have done a wickedly great clone that has prb been my most popular beer to date. If everything shows up today, I will be brewing a Stone IPA clone this weekend!
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Old 07-21-2007, 03:20 AM   #6
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Here's mine that I got from AHS. It's all grain and effing rocks!

A real Stone is on the left and my clone is on the right.


 
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Old 07-22-2007, 02:23 AM   #7
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Ha! Done.

Ruination Redux

 
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Old 07-22-2007, 02:27 AM   #8
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Awesome - hope it turned out well for you. So jealous of your Stone tour! I love Ruination...but only in small doses. A 22 oz bomber is way too much, but if I had it on tap, I'd be sipping a little every night!
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Old 07-22-2007, 02:39 AM   #9
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Oh man, I am heading out there in two weeks. I will be stopping by there and picking some of this up!

 
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Old 07-22-2007, 01:21 PM   #10
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Awesome - hope it turned out well for you. So jealous of your Stone tour! I love Ruination...but only in small doses. A 22 oz bomber is way too much, but if I had it on tap, I'd be sipping a little every night!
I agree, I had 2 last night and that is enough. While we were on the tour they were making Arrogant Bastard. They do 4000 gallon boils and combine 3 of them in 12000 gallon feremntors. The guy said they only fermented the Arrogant Bastard for 3 days and then it off to a bright tank. I was somewhat surprised at that but he indicated that they use a hell of a lot of yeast.
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