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Stash IPA - Independence Brewing Co.

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Stash IPAStash IPA

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BA SCORE
84
good

302 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 302
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 10
Gots: 43 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Independence Brewing Co. visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: wagenvolks on 10-21-2007)
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Ratings: 302 | Reviews: 88 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by tpd975:
Photo of tpd975
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a nice amber with a solid off white head. Wonderful retention and some nice lace.

S: Aromas of nice candy malts, bitter citrus, and a touch of pine.

T: Fairly hop forward, bitter grapefruit and dank grassy notes. Nice underlying sweetness to round things out, much better than people are giving it credit for.

M: Wonderful carbonation, smooth, with a nice hoppy bite.

D: Good, I like it glad I was sent two of them.

tpd975, Nov 14, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of Tiernan
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Tiernan, Jul 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

csmartin6, Dec 12, 2012
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

SmellsofMahagony, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of Mora2000
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a clear dark yellow color with a white head. The aroma is a mix of piney and grassy hops. The flavor is pine hops as well as some citrus and some grainy notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not a bad IPA, but nothing really stands out that makes me want to try it again.

Mora2000, Jun 07, 2010
Photo of johnrkell
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

johnrkell, Aug 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Dello, Jul 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

wo87810, Jun 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

daveytheformer, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

JuniperJesus, Apr 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

beenitty, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of JohnF
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Bottled.
Nice mouth feel...poured with 1" of head.. End taste a bit caramel overtones. Not very hoppy.

JohnF, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of Andyyyyyy
4.71/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Absolutely delicious ipa! Smell immediately gets you excited to drink the beer. Once it hits the palate, it has a hoppy yet smooth taste with creaminess. Delicious, deliciius , delicious! Fortunately, I live just down the road from Austin so I will have access to this beer. If you truly enjoy hoppy, creamy, amazing ipa's this is the beer to go with. Awesome!!!

Andyyyyyy, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of hsus0225
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

hsus0225, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of augustgarage
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Welcome extra courtesy of lnashsig (thanks!). Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

Very cloudy gradient of Persian-Orange to Pink-Orange topped by a lasting dense finger of papaya whip merengue. Heavy soapy lacing. Superior retention.

Faint biscuity malt aroma with a hint of orange marmalade; otherwise not much in the nose.

Bread crusts, white pepper, and thyme on the palate - moderately bitter though the breadiness negates the hops in the finish to some degree. Very earthy somewhat spicy, but surprisingly little fruit or bite throughout.

Well carbonated, soft, pillowy, and not-quite-medium bodied.

Most hop-heads will probably find this to be too malt-forward, but I enjoyed it anyway, and think it would pair well with low-and-slow smokey bbq among other things.

augustgarage, Aug 13, 2011
Photo of mhenson42
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

mhenson42, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of tempest
3.3/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had a bottle from Whole Foods. The body is a bit thin and the flavor is simple. It is at least a clean beer, unlike the Austin Amber (diacetyl bomb). There's a clear grapefruit juice taste with more herbal citrus rind, but that's about it. It's drinkable and bitter, but not terribly fun to drink.

tempest, Feb 27, 2011
Photo of RomaniIteDomum
3.3/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks, Travis, for sending this beer over.

Pours orange with a good number of floaties, one of which is the size of a pea. The head is nice, but fades quickly.

The smell is full of bright tangerines and pine. This smells quite nice.

Taste wise, it is a little high on the bitter scale without as much depth or structure. Pine, tangerine, and sweet lemon notes abound, but they aren't as coherent as they should be.

The feel is nice and creamy. Just enough body.

Overall, this was good, but I think I would enjoy it more on tap. I get the feeling from other reviews that there are bottling issues, but I do feel a pretty damn good brew hiding under the imperfections I found in this bottle.

RomaniIteDomum, Oct 11, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

camwip, Oct 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

jheezee, Mar 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

dbumgarner, Mar 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Leftofthedial, Sep 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

beergorrilla, Feb 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

heystevec, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of nickhiller
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: slightly cloudy, small head, good lacing, the color of dehydrated morning pee.

S: well toasted bread, mild hops, slight tangy citrus. Pleasant, not too intense.

T: hops, but not overwhelming. Nutty hop rather than fruity hop, walnut (?) Lacking complexity- little bit of horse piss.

M: cask-like, not very carbonated. Bitter on the swallow. Cloudy, thick, tastes unfiltered. Might be a weird pour though.

D: all around decent beer, though I think I've had much better pours in the past. I liked the toast smell a lot. I've had this many times on tap and this one seemed a little watery and flat, compared to what I remember, maybe it was from the last of the keg.

nickhiller, Oct 08, 2010
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Stash IPA from Independence Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 302 ratings.