Kingsley (26) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 9, 2006
Looks are deceiving. This appears to be like any ordinary cheap beer, but is the worst beer I’ve ever tried, out of thousands of brands.. My buddies and I bought this putrid stuff on a very depressing Friday night in Pittsburgh when, without warning, we came upon our favorite distributor (Mellinger’s) when it was closed. In anguish, we declared "rude beer week" and trudged to the nearest convenience store to buy the four worst prospects. This beer was far worse than Old Milwaukee, Milwaukee’s Best, and Blatz. The first bottle was so bad, we tried a second just to be sure it wasn’t a fluke. Looks decent enough, but smells faintly of metal and rotting vegetables. Tastes of rusty nails steeped in watery spittle, with hints of aluminum mine tailings and coal dust. Kill garden slugs just fine. Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2005
Smell was decent, a bit corny, appearance was like any pale lager, flavor was decent but definately nothing to brag about, palate was watery. Total was 7/20 due to somewhat cheapness. HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 4, 2005
Passable, but not anything special going on here. Had a slight saltiness that made the beer palateable. Clean crisp and boring. SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 19, 2005
In the bottle. This is my favorite beer made by this brewer. Sure, it is a typical pale lager style- yellow, white head, fizzy. There seems to be a slight bit more maly flavor to Stoney’s than the other lines. Plus, the returnable 16 oz bottles that I stupidly destroyed in the autoclave were awesome. gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2005
This is one of those beers that is in the back of your dads workfridge or around your grandpas shop in the burgh. A decent beer for a cheap price just close your eyes and throw them back. I remember hearing a story of one Pittsburgher drinkin 100 Stoneys Pony bottles. Oh well im done with my rant.
Homebrewerguy (320) - Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2010 This is a rerate because I’m really disappointed in the "new" Stoneys beer. It’s not nearly as good as when it was made by Iron City. Where Iron kept to the original recipe for the most part, this contract brew is just a run of the mill macro: more watery, less flavor, drier and less drinkable. zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2008 [12 oz. bottle] Pale straw color with not much head. Faint sweet malt aroma. The taste was a surprisingly well balanced mix of hops and malt with a slightly sweet yet metallic finish. Not too bad. Got to support the local beer. Frank (4240) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2004
Homebrewers and oldtimers will sometimes talk about a style called a Classic American Pilsner--what American beer tasted like before the entire industry became dominated by three colossal corporate entities. This is what I always imagined it tasted like. The flavor was definitely tilted toward the hops a bit more than most cheap lagers and it actually had a discernible Saaz character. The carbonation was crisp and clean though there was maybe the slightest hint of metallic off note. I like it. I’’d buy this classic Pennsylvania brew more often if was available at my classic Illinois beer store. dwest3 (8) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2004 does not count
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2004 Not bad, not great. Better than Iron Shitty or Rolling Rock as far a western PA brews go. Like a really good Budweiser (oxymoron huh?) The sixer i bought was worth every bit the 2.99 i spent on it. PorterPounder (8316) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2003
Tastes like your Dad's beer when you would steal a sip as a kid. Specimen colored - no head, faint fruity aroma. Bland, middle of the road flavor - not leaning towards either hops or malt. Did not expect much - but better than expected, nothing offensive - little metallic in the aftertaste.