Neverending Haze IPA
Stone Brewing

Neverending Haze IPANeverending Haze IPA
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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #2,824
ABV:
4%
Score:
87
Ranked #19,812
Avg:
3.88 | pDev: 9.79%
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
174
From:
Stone Brewing
 
California, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  4
Gots
  12
SCORE
87
Very Good
Neverending Haze IPANeverending 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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Sigmund from Norway

2.96/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

355 ml can, from Coop Extra, Sauda. ABV is 4%. Hazy brownish-orange colour, moderate to small white head. Moderate aroma of citrus and pine. Thin, watery and fizzy mouthfeel. Dry flavour, notes of pine / resin and grapefruit. Drinkable of course, but I expect more than this from Stone. Won't buy again.

May 08, 2021
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dfillius from Iowa

4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Looks like a standard chill hazy west coast ipa. Not much haze to speak of at all. Aroma is exceptionally lovely, floral and tropical. The best part of this beer. Flavor is nicely juicy, but that stone bitterness shows up, which is kinda nice actually! Thin feel knocks some points off, but for a 4% beer it’s not half bad. Pretty good session ipa, maybe top 10 for that style. But not high ranking when judged as a NEIPA.

Mar 02, 2021
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Jaasoares from Virginia

3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a medium hazy orange. Tropical fruit especially pineapple on the nose with floral aroma. Tastes of a reasonably well balanced grapefruit, hops resin for bitterness and some sweetness from orange and pineapple. A good beer with a lower ABV, which is great.

Feb 22, 2021
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joaopmgoncalves from Portugal

3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured to a wine glass.

A: Body is bright orange but with less haziness than expected. It's a bit opaque but it doesn't fall into the hazy IPA category as the amount of oats here is very low.
S: Huge notes of Citra, orange, where pineapple is probably the most prominent fruit.
T: Taste starts off with a orange peel that moves on to a more exotic tone like pineapple before showing a more bitter profile incoming from the Citra. It's fresh as the hoppiness is tasty and the level of bitterness is high.
M: Body is medium to low which is odd because when you use oats for haziness will result in a smoother and creamier body . Carbonation could be higher. Bitterness is properly high.
O: It's a reasonable IPA, better than most of the last stuff I've been trying.

Nov 12, 2020
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qrazvan from Romania

4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Orange colour, some yeast sediments at the end, nice foamy head.
Hoppy smell, with yeasty notes.
Dank hoppy taste, some citrus peel.
Very refreshing and nice, little alcohol content, perfect for hot summer days.

Aug 01, 2020
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NiceTaps from New Jersey

4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler into a tulip glass.

Burnt orange colored liquid with a foamy white cap. Cloudy, ample wisp and spot lacing.

Gently sweet orange and tangerine over a light cracker malt. A touch of grapefruit rind. There's a slight note of the trademark Stone onion aroma.

Pure citrus IPA flavor, orange and grapefruit. A nod to the Dry Wood Garage in flavor. Earthy, dry grain.

Citrusy and hoppy with tang. Light body with a solid feel. Dry, grass finish.

Easily a warm weather favorite.

Jul 24, 2020
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WickedBeer from Alabama

3.72/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Forgot to rate when I had it. On draft at International Tap House - St. Louis, 02/01/2020.

Good citrusy, lightly tropical nose. Mild floral hops. Palate fairly bitter and sharp, but the interplay between grapefruit, pineapple, and hops really work. Especially for a 4% session.

Jul 13, 2020
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Act25 from New Jersey

4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

54th review. Finest 4% IPA of all, should taste against Carton Boat and all the best.
a) starts with a rocky steep crusty head that lasts and laces over a hazed golden body.
s) Nose is floral, citrus blossom rather than flesh. Ample, inviting.
t) The taste runs floral, perfumed, blossomy, but tempers mid palate to white cake, wood and peppercorn. Lovely balance.
f) Plenty going on in the bittering and bright finish.
o) Now my #1 Session IPA in my experience.

Jun 16, 2020
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vette2006c5r from Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Neverending Haze pours a darker, hazy, copper color, with a small, long lasting head. Aroma is more mellow, fruity. Flavor is sweeter, juicy, lots of tropical fruits. Good body and feel. Overall, a very nice fruity hazy IPA, with a tad of bitterness.

Jun 14, 2020
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Zylod from West Virginia

3.51/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

As always many will go nuts over another ipa, and this one is fruity for sure. Though for me the grapefruit is just too much and it’s not a flavor I
enjoy. One and done.

Jun 12, 2020
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ZenAgnostic from Texas

4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into Duvel tulip. Picked up as part of a $10 sixer mixer during the COVID-19 pandemic. CANNED ON 01/06/20 and ENJOY BY 05/05/20 printed on bottom of can. So i guess I missed the optimal freshness by a month. But it's an IPA so it should at least still be good to some degree. Oh wow, only 4% ABV... maybe not?

Appearance - Opaque orange body that looks basically indistinguishable from orange juice other than maybe the complete lack of pulp and being only slightly more translucent. And maybe a little more head than orange juice has. A loose, wispy 1 finger white head with decent retention and no stick. Actually could be passed off as orange juice if it had a head half the size. 4

Smell - Juicy orange a bit watered down with some wet grass. Maybe even a tiniest hint of grapefruit? 4.5

Taste - Bitter. Grapefruit. Some bitter grassy hop underneath. Bitter upon bitter. But a slight sweetness underneath that takes the edge off. 4

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied. Slightly chewy. Lingering astringency in the finish. 4

Overall - Decent. Maybe it would be better if I didn't have it a month past the ENJOY BY date. I'll try to give it another chance later. 4

Jun 12, 2020
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superspak from Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 12/19/2019, best before 4/17/2020. Pours very hazy/murky deep orange/amber color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice dense spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big mandarin orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, mango, honeydew melon, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, biscuit dough, toast, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/fairly earthy hops and bready malt notes; with big strength. Taste of big mandarin orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, mango, honeydew melon, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, biscuit dough, toast, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of mandarin orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, mango, honeydew melon, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, biscuit dough, toast, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/fairly earthy hops and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy/sticky, and fairly resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 4%, with minimal lingering hop burn after the finish. Overall this is an excellent session NEIPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/fairly earthy hops and bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mellowly bitter/resinous/drying finish; great soft feel/body for the ABV. Awesome Citra/Mosaic profile. Very juicy, vibrant, and fairly dank/earthy hops; with a great wheat/oat/malt backbone for the ABV. Minimal residual sweetness with lingering resin dryness. A very enjoyable offering, and well made style example as expected of the brewery. No complaints. Held up extremely well for the age of the can as well. Loved the hop profile as expected.

Jun 07, 2020
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defunksta from North Dakota

3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy, pale, orange/peach color with a mild white head. SRM of 10. (4.00)

Aroma: Rather strong aromas of juicy tangerine, guava, papaya, grapefruit. Very tropical aromas.

Flavor: Much milder on the flavor. Light notes of bitter citrus with even some tart lemon/apple/grape yeast flavors that almost seem Belgian. The Kveik yeast is working here. Although the fruit falls off on the tongue. Finishes with a mild sweet/sourness.

Feel: Medium-bodied. Moderate carbonation. Rather soft on the palate with a lingering tartness from the yeast.

Compared to Firestone Walker's FlyJack IPL: Pours a darker color. Stronger aromas. More flavors of tropical citrus. Less citrus and pine. Stronger flavors overall. Heavier and sweeter with a larger body.

Overall: Actually the Kveik Yeast here allows it to drink much like a Saison. This is sort of a mix between an IPA and a saison. The yeast makes it interesting. Light, clean, and easy drinking nonetheless. This is one of the more interesting, if not one of the better IPLs I've tried. (Final Rating: 3.96)

May 26, 2020
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neenerzig from Ohio

4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured out of a 12 oz can into one of my pint glasses, this beer pours a fairly cloudy/hazy dark gold/medium copper color with a fluffy looking white head that's over an inch thick when first poured. Settles fairly quickly to a very thick surface coating with a thick ring surrounding the inside of the glass and good lacing. Aromas of some bready, biscuity malts along with grapefruit citrus, tangerine, and a bit of an herbal note. A very similar flavor profile, with bready, buscuity malt followed by the aforementioned grapefruit and tangerine hops that give this a decently juicy, pungent hop flavor profile. Has just a bit of a yeasty note here too. Pretty good balance of flavors. I can taste that herbal note as well here too. Has a fairly crisp, also smooth and slightly frothy, medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Has a citrusy, somewhat bitter, and bready aftertaste.

Eric

May 25, 2020
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AngEo from Texas

3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

L - Pours a cloudy amber with a half finger white head.
S - Fairly one dimensional. Citrus and hops. Although there is nothing wrong with simplicity.
T - Initial taste gives hints of juicy citrus quickly followed by a sharp bite of bitterness that the smell doesnt lead on to. Aftertaste is a tad earthy. A bit more bitter than I expected. The kind of beer I'd rather pair with some salty food than drink alone.
F - Too thin for my liking. Feels overcarbed on my tongue but head was almost non existant even with a 4% abv. Odd.

O - I enjoyed it as I enjoy hazy IPAs. I wouldn't seek it out, but if it were on sale or offered to me I wouldn't think twice.

May 23, 2020
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VoodooBear from Puerto Rico

3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Presentation: 12 oz. can with the canning and best by dates printed on the bottom. Served in a tulip glass.

Appearance: The foamy, one and a quarter finger head stays around for a little bit and leaves behind a lot of patchy lacing that covers the entire glass. It's a murky, dull orange gold color. 

Smell: It's a strong, fruity aroma of fresh grapefruit, orange and tangerine. A slight herbal/grassy note shows up in the background as well.

Taste: It's slightly sweet but not overwhelmingly so. There's a lot of fruit flavor with notes of orange, nectarines and peaches.

Mouthfeel: It's very light and refreshing with medium low carbonation and a fairly dry finish.

Overall: It's a simple but delicious beer with a lot of fruit character that's also extremely light and very easy to drink. Definitely Stone's best hazy offering to date.

May 14, 2020
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BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the can, it pours a lovely hazy amber with a nice just off-white head that slowly dissipates and definitely leaves lacing. In the nose, it is citrus-grapefruit predominates. In the mouth, it follows the nose, light malt with grapefruit and citrus accents. Nice!

May 05, 2020
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Singlefinpin from North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appears hazy orange, with a nice foamy head that dropped quickly.
Smells citrusy, orange, grapefruit.
Taste follows the nose.
Mouth feel is medium light for the style.
Overall a nice session ale I might try again.

Apr 26, 2020
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CTHomer from Connecticut

3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: cloudy; deep gold in color; 1 finger finely pored ivory head that receded to a wispy cap; nice lacing;

S: peach, grapefruit, and pineapple;

T: dull peach from start to finish; mild to moderate bitterness at the end;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: much better balance than more low ABV IPAs;

Apr 23, 2020
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ovaltine from Indiana

4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really hazy burnt orange color with a dense off-white head, the Citra-Mosaic hop combo provides dank citrus aromas, but it’s the taste where this beer really comes together. There’s mango, ripe oranges, and pineapple, really a flavor blitzkrieg, especially considering the low 4% ABV. I’m really enjoying this.

Apr 17, 2020
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LifesAnesthesia from Virginia

3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L - Golden with some hazy and interestingly some particulate along with a frothy white head that sticks around leaving some lacing behind.
S - Juicy tropical fruit notes - some mango and pineapple - along with a slight hint of hops
T - Follows the nose - tropical fruit notes (mango and pineapple as well as some orange) along with a slight hint of hops
F - Medium bodied with a light to moderate amount of carbonation
O - Honestly, a little underwhelming. Very drinkable at 4% but lacking on flavor - really not a standout from Stone

Apr 05, 2020
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HorseheadsHophead from New York

4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Opaque golden orange color, fluffy white head with great retention and lacing.

Tastes like ripe apricot, mango, white bread and a touch of orange zest. A bit of cardboard from either age or oxidation, perhaps. A subtle strawberry note, possibly from the yeast
Super creamy feel for 4%. Great session NEIPA!

Mar 28, 2020
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izraelc from New York

3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dirty orange. Neverending haze is absolutely correct. Big foam. Heavy citrus and tropical flavors but kind of muddled. Slight bitter finish. Smooth. Not overly exciting. Middle of the road for Stone.

Mar 26, 2020
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daliandragon from Maryland

3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a twelver for the weekend at Downtown Crown in Gaithersburg. Definitely has the citrus note spot on in both nose and flavor. The light character makes it very drinkable and the aftertaste and texture are actually pretty good. However a bit of astringence and non hop bitterness hits the roof of the mouth after a few sips that takes away a touch from the experience. Not bad at all, but not a standout among IPAs, particularly those by Stone.

Mar 13, 2020
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mactrail from Washington

3.08/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Cloudy amberish brew with plenty of foam in the IPA glass. Chopped hop debris taste. Murky mouthfeel. Very bitter green-tea-like aftertaste. Actually the aroma is not bad, a citrus peel note. All the "ick" without the flavor, though it's an admirable try to make a low-alcohol hazy IPA. From the 12 oz can purchased at the supermarket.

Mar 11, 2020
Neverending Haze IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 174 ratings