Question: Don't a lot of breweries use english yeast to make American style beers? The example I would give is Stone. I believe it is recommended to use WLP002/007 when cloning their beers. Am I incorrect?
no you are correct - nothing wrong with using either 002 or 007 or their counterparts with other yeast companies in an american ale. Stone is just one of a sea of many breweries that do the same.
+1 - And if you stay on the cool side of fermentation temps, then you can still get a pretty clean yeast profile.
So any of you that have tried 007 in an IPA... How is it? I've only used it in a stout and I like it there. I usually only use 001 in my IPAs but was thinking of broadening the horizons a bit.