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Old 10-29-2013, 02:53 AM   #1
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Default Do u think stone is a top 5 brewery in the U.S.?

I have never had a stone brew that I liked and went back and tried the ruinination and it confirmed my belief that their beers are average at best. The bottle cap on the ruinination bothered me as did various interviews I saw with the head brewer. The bottle cap had some beer critic quoted as saying you would go def hearing the number of people in america saying stone as a top 5 brewery. The founder of stone acts like his **** don't stink which bothers me. Anyways I'm curious to hear what others think. I'll name some breweries that I'd put before stone but curious to see what others think...

Firestone walker
Ballast point
Founders
Bells
Terrapin
Evil twin
Oskar blue
Hill farmstead
Deschutes
Bells
Alesmith
Avery
Great Divide
Southern tier
Three floyds
The alchemist
Ithaca
Mercury (clown shoes)
Cambridge
Russian river
Hopping Frog
Victory
Troegs
Unita
Dogfish head
Green flash
Flying dog
Breckinridge
Bear republic
Spring house
Ommegang
Thirsty dog
North coast


And these are just some of the breweries I can name right now...


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Old 10-29-2013, 02:55 AM   #2
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No Sierra Nevada on your list?

Wasn't there some tweeting controversy with Stone recently as well?


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Old 10-29-2013, 03:00 AM   #3
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Stone is a top five in my book.
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Old 10-29-2013, 03:05 AM   #4
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I'm amazed at the late hop character in a stone IPA that I buy in FL. Top 5? I can't make that statement. But Stone is certainly a leader in the hoppy beer category.
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Old 10-29-2013, 03:08 AM   #5
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Ya Stone kicks ass....
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ITT, the OP has a chip on his shoulder and isn't ready for bitter/hoppy IIPA's.
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I have never had one. I have also only tried 2 on your list. So??? I can't recall for sure but I think it was Flying Dog that I found disgusting!
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Old 10-29-2013, 03:19 AM   #9
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More often than not the beers I get here are skunked or oxidized. Probably more of a distributer/retailer issue. I remember having a really fresh ruination about 4 years ago that was awesome, and an amazing fresh ipa on tap about 2 years ago. Other than that it's been underwhelming.

I imagine their beers are pretty tasty in Southern California. But in Ohio they kinda suck. I blame ohio for that though.

Greg Koch did get real weird in the last few years. What's up with that gross beard and him going off on bizarre rants? I agree he seems pretty full of himself. Mitch Steele seems like a solid guy though.
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But in Ohio they kinda suck. I blame ohio for that though.
Total BS. Blame your bottle shop not our state.


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