Stone Neverending Haze IPA
Stone Brewing

Stone Neverending Haze IPAStone Neverending Haze IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #4,114
ABV:
4%
Score:
86
Ranked #24,378
Avg:
3.83 | pDev: 8.62%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
41
From:
Stone Brewing
 
California, United States
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Wants
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Gots
  5
SCORE
86
Very Good
Stone Neverending Haze IPAStone Neverending Haze IPA
Notes: Featured Hops: Mosaic & Citra

Steve Gonzalez, Senior Manager of Small Batch Brewing and Innovation has been experimenting over the last few years with some different yeast strains, especially a centuries-old – but just recently more available – Norwegian strain called Voss Kveik Ale yeast. This very warm fermented yeast produces intense orange citrus notes, which work perfectly with the intense fruit aromas and flavors of Mosaic and Citra hops. We are excited to kick off another great beer year with this new release!
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Photo of barnzy78
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz can, RVA 12/04/19 EJBY 04/02/20. Opaque peachy colored body qith a persistent & frothy ivory colored head that leaves crazy lacing on the glass . Tropical fruit aroma hinting at citrus and papaya. Hop forward but bitterness is not present; notes of papaya, orangey citrus, and piney mango. Medium body, soft carbonation, minimal bitterness on the finish. I will definitely drink this by the pool this summer.

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Photo of DrDemento456
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

No bad! Often do I scoff at session IPA's half the ABV at the same cost of conventional IPA but this one delivers on being more than just a watery muted mess it actually taste like a beer! Not sure if the craze of the haze has anything to do with it but this one is tasty!

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Photo of BoodahMoogle
5/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfect scores across the board for one simple reason: they packed ALL the smell, taste, flavor and feel of a tremendously huge IPA into a session IPA.

Super smooth and drinkable without risk of a blackout. This is absolutely perfect for someone wanting full figured taste, but still has something to do for the day. Currently refinishing a guitar, and this one’s not going to hold me back!

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Photo of hman43
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: It pours cloudy dark orange with an off white head. Head retention is excellent.

Smell: It has some grapefruit and pine aromas. There are also some slight earth elements.

Taste: It has flavor of grapefruit and pine with a low level of apricots.

Feel: It has a medium mouthfeel with a bit of sharpness in the bitterness.

Overall, the flavors are well blended with a bit of sharpness.

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Photo of fehrminator
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pleasantly surprised by this one. It has the typical NEIPA murk and a muted nose but nice orange notes and is insanely crushable. I'm not usually a session IPA lover (just drink a GD pale ale for chrissakes) but this is well done.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
4.01/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a very hazy orange-amber color with a one finger head of white foam. The head has a fantastic level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a ton of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is big of a grapefruit hop smell mixed with some lighter aromas of tropical fruits and a little bit of grass. Along with these aromas comes notes of pine and herb.
Taste – The taste begins with a nice heavy grapefruit hop taste mixed with a touch of a bready flavor and some fruity tastes of pine. The pine is lighter upfront, but gets quite a bit more potent as the taste advances. Along with the pine getting stronger, other flavors of earth and a grapefruit rind like taste come to the tongue and leave one with a nice dank taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is medium in thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average. For the light abv. the feel is surprising, but very fitting and makes for a great easy drinking brew.
Overall – This is a very nice session style NEIPA. Lots of flavor, low abv. and nice and dank. Well done Stone!!

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Photo of JediMasterLenin
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can into a snifter.

Look: Pours an opaque muddy-brownish orange. Not exactly unattractive but not quite the sexy stylings of the NEIPA. A one-finger white head leaves behind some spotty lacing.
Smell: Peach, apricot and pineapple right off the bat. Orange/Mandarin orange, mango, guava and green melon playing second fiddle.
Taste: Follows the nose almost exactly, but the orange/citrus is a bit more prominent here. A bit of dry earthiness in there.
Feel: On the thin side of a medium body, tight bubbles, good carbonation.
Overall: A NEIPA bursting with flavor for something 4%. As advertised. Quite good!

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Photo of russpowell
3.62/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very cloudy gold/amber with one finger of beige head. Above average head retention lacing

S: Citrus & tropical fruits. If this beer was as good as the nose this would be a different story

T: Tangerine, sour orange dryness, & grassyness up front. Tangerine, drynesss & grassyness, plus a little lime as this warms. More lime & dryness in the finish

MF: Medium/light body with minimal carbonation, pretty good balance

Drinks alright, but I am not really a fan of these lighter ABV IPAs in any style unless on cask

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Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Daring to go where few Hazy IPA have dared to go, Stone Brewing embraces challenge by going soft. Treading in the session end of the IPA pool, A Citra and Mosaic fueled hop bomb come is a firecracker package.

The Neverending Haze IPA pours innocuously enough with a basic heavy haze and a goldenrod appearance with perhaps a peach overcast. A creamy eggshell froth skirts the rim while hosting a bouquet of citrus, herb, tropical fruit and floral perfumes. Creamy sweetness kicks off the flavors with a mild pastry richness laced with honey and shortcake.

The focus swiftly shifts to the hops as the malts simmer to a stern supporting role. Juicy with tangerine, red grapefruit, lime, gooseberry and guava, the tandem of hops have a strong and fruity flavor presence. Trending malty-dry and increasingly bitter, the hops develop a spicy green tea, sassafras and verbena bitterness with the botanicals of gin.

Medium bodied and finishing with a racy and brisk bite, the beer eventually favors the hop bitterness and all of their grassy, and sharply resinous character for a refreshing closure to a fuller flavor to start. A linger of tropical fruit peels and muddled herbs leave a cedar-like bitterness in a medium length aftertaste.

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Photo of jzlyo
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is citrus/tropical fruit, sweet vanilla and pungent hops. The flavor is citrus/fruit, tropical fruit, malts, mild vanilla sweetness and a a spicy hop /hop resin finish.

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Photo of Mindcrime1000
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a tulip.

Pours a very hazy, almost cloudy orange with a three-fingered foamy head that retains very well.

Simple but strong aromas of orange, tropical fruit, and pine resin dominate with some crackery notes.

The brew flavor follows the nose, but with more restraint. Sweet citrusy flavor on the tip of the tongue that quickly gives way to white pepper and earthy grassy hops.

The brew is medium light with decent but restrained carbonation.

It looks and smells great. The flavor leaves a bit to be desired, but it's decent. Worthy of a try.

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Photo of spelingchampeon
4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 12-4-19
Pours hazy orange, light head, minimal lacing after 1 minute. Smell is orange/mango, tropical.. and piney. Taste mirrors the smell, with very little bitterness. MF is light carbonation, medium.. with a smooth carry.

Overall, I'm surprised at the finished product. It has good body, great aroma & flavors and is very well put together. For a 4% beer, I'm floored. Great job Stone!

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Stone Neverending Haze IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 41 ratings