Stash IPA - Independence Brewing Co.
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1.93/5 rDev -47.7%
On tap at the Draught house Pub in Austin. Pours amberish with little head. Taste is actually almost exclusively alcoholic. More like a (very) strong ale with a hint of hops than an IPA. Not a very hoppy taste at all, and really a poor IPA, unfortunately. No wonder the bartender was trying to sell me on the Sierra Nevada 2007 anniversary IPA instead...
02-13-2008 21:36:42 | More by JDV
2.2/5 rDev -40.4%
Tried this on tap tonight at Z-Tejas here in Austin.
This is a very sweet interpretation of an IPA. Too sweet in my opinion. It starts off with a berry like sweet flavor that rides all the way through. The bitterness seems more like a sour kind of off flavor rather than the bitterness one would expect for the style. Sweet berry flavor is very present in the finish, and contributes to the almost sticky too thick of mouthfeel.
Overall, this is a lousy interpretation of an IPA in my opinion. The very sweet flavors are out of place, the hop bitterness seems to be more of an off-flavor, and I found myself nearly unable to drink the whole pint.
12-25-2007 06:10:33 | More by AustinBeerLvr
District of Columbia
2.23/5 rDev -39.6%
A - cloudy copper/orange with little to no head
S- VERY faint aroma of some citrus and a hint of pine
T - For an IPA there isn't much hop flavor. A small bite at the finish but overall it's mostly just a sweet beer with a touch of hops.
D - It goes down easy enough, but with nothing much going on it would be hard to get me to order another.
02-22-2011 13:24:36 | More by cysiam
2.63/5 rDev -28.7%
Lightly chilled 12 oz. bottle into a shaker pint. Date on the bottom of the bottle appears to be 2.15.12.
Look- Clear deep gold with three fingers of dense off-white head that falls slowly. Lighter in hue for an AIPA. Dense lacing.
Smell- Bready, musky, a bit of apricot and popcorn. Swirling brings out a funky sweet/sour aroma, like lemon yogurt crossed with baked twinkies.
Taste- Follows the nose, Starts out with a light sweetness that transitions into soft fruits and herbal bittering. Middle presents pine and a bit more citrus, along with light toffeelike malt. Strong earthy, musky undertones throughout- almost raunchy, sweaty. Finishes bitter and lemony. Hard water aftertaste.
Mouthfeel- Medium-full body, soft carbonation. Smooth. Finishes crisp and a somewhat cottony.
One is probably enough.
Overall- Not great, not terrible. Not overbearing in any department, but on the whole it feels a bit muddled. I'll probably pick it up again in the future just to see what it's like fresher (darn bottom-of-the-bottle dates), but I don't really recommend it.
06-30-2012 07:56:13 | More by Lawl3ss
2.65/5 rDev -28.2%
Murky, very dark gold, it looks thick. Basically flat, the lightest wisp of skim.
Smell is muted, a touch skunky, sweetness as it warms, apricots, English ale esters perhaps, lots of caramel.
Taste is blah, like a malty pale ale, fairly bitter, especially on the lingering aftertaste, but no hop flavor really, perhaps a touch of citrus. There's a flash of sweetness mid-palate, a touch fruity, melon, but quickly overshadowed by a bitter, long finish, with a bit of hops peeking out on the aftertaste. A touch of alcoholic heat and plasticy phenols as well.
Mouthfeel is dry, medium bodied, not as thick as it looked, but heavy for sure, at least for my taste in the style.
Drinkability is ok. It's not at all my taste in the style, which is very light malt and huge hops. The flaws are modest though, and overall it's fairly bland for the style, that I could suck it down without pain, but without pleasure as well. Below average overall.
09-14-2011 21:29:17 | More by ccrida
2.83/5 rDev -23.3%
This golden-colored beer poured paler than I expected, which, after the first few sips, matched my perception of it as a light, watery IPA. It's only faintly aromatic with a correspondingly weak taste, and as an inexperienced beer reviewer I struggled to discern the component flavors. After pondering the matter through the course of a session, I'm settling on this description: The aroma was resinous and the taste was grainy. Overall, it's a drinkable beer but an undistinguished one, lacking the liveliness and mystique of other more flavorful IPAs. In the future, I probably wouldn't order this beer if there were another IPA or pale ale on tap.
02-03-2011 23:05:05 | More by anap
2.9/5 rDev -21.4%
Thanks to htomsirveaux for the Teas brews!
A - Gold and hazy with a little white head and spotty lace.
S - Vague hop, slightly vegetal, some alcohol, kind of homebrew-ish...
T - Basically the same as the nose. Decent taste, not too bad, but not spectacular in any way. Nor are any of the flavors particularly sharp or succinct.
M - IPA. Decent.
D - This is a solid beer, albeit unremarkable. I wouldn't pass it up, but then again, I probably wouldn't buy it either.
06-15-2010 13:37:31 | More by ktrillionaire
2.93/5 rDev -20.6%
A - pours an orangeish copper color without much of a head on it
S - smells of cinnamon, grapefruit, and caramel malts; not much of a hop presence on the nose
T - caramel and bready malts form the backbone of this beer and steal the battle for most dominant flavor on the palate. Ends with earthy, grassy hops that are dominated by the malts on the exhale. Not a very hoppy IPA.
M - full body with low carbonation; average
D - If this was a pale ale I would have rated it higher. However, given that it is an IPA it fell short of the mark in the hop category. I was expecting a bit more out of this, especially given the giant hop leaf on the label.
09-09-2011 15:25:42 | More by birchstick
3/5 rDev -18.7%
From notes. 1 finger white fades fades to ring promptly. Slightly hazy, coppe/orange. SMELL is weak and grainy with low hop presence. TASTE is sweet, malt forward with underlying sharp piny bitterness that lingers. Not very complex. Reasonably smooth, bit off balance. FEEL medium body, pleasant texture, some drying and bitterness in the finish. Mellow enough to session, but not very interesting. Way too many better IPA's to be drinking this one regularly.
10-27-2009 13:49:40 | More by sprucetip
Stash IPA from Independence Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 271 ratings.