SNPA is one of the best pale ales out there- its the beer that made SN. I love drinking it for free at casinos. Beyond that I have not found anything of interest in their beer. I have been burned by stone too many times to blindly try their overpriced limited release beer, and haven't had the 11/11/11. If I were on a desert island and a beer plane crashed, I would rather it be stone than SN a thousand times over. Let it not go unnoted that Ruination was instrumental in N. Carolina changing it's ridiculous beer alcohol content laws(this was the beer loved by people who lobbied for the law reform as it was illegal there). Which has now paved the way for SN to set up shop in that state.