Why I’m Taking a Break from Stone…

I’ve made a decision that was probably a few years in the making. I’m gonna take a break from Stone beers for a while. This came to me after trying their 13th Anniversary ale. It was a boring beer. Did I enjoy it? Of course. I love hoppy beers. My problem is that it tasted just like every other hoppy beer that Stone makes. It was too similar to their IPA, Ruination, Arrogant Bastard, and one of my favorites, Double Bastard. The hop profile is almost exactly the same. Maybe I’m just tired of hoppy beers (not true), but besides from their collaborations and stouts, Stone has not made a beer worth buying, in my opinion.

I like most of the beers that Stone makes. They’re all great beers. Stone, however, has become such an overrated brewery that I don’t feel like supporting them until they can do something on their own that’s different. So I say to you, Greg Koch, cut the hops and branch out a bit. Stone 13th Anniversary is one of the most boring beers I have tried recently.

Now flame away…

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