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Stash IPA - Independence Brewing Co.

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Stash IPAStash IPA

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83
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261 Ratings
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Ratings: 261
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 14.63%
Wants: 10
Gots: 26 | 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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jaasen64

Massachusetts

3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into pint glass. Thanks to SSW117 for this one!

A- Pours a slightly hazy but mostly translucent slightly golden brown with about a half finger of fairly creamy head that dissipates to a thin layer. About average carbonation. Leaves thick lacing that coats the sides of the glass.

S- Mostly dominated by the malts, slight caramel wheat smell, has a light citrus hop profile in the background with very light lemon and orange aromas.

T- Very malty for an IPA, dominated by those caramel malts, a little bit of wheat, followed by some light citrus in the background. Finishes very slightly bitter with malts and light citrus that lingers for a little bit.

M- Medium bodied, lightly creamy, easily drinkable, smooth.

O- This was a decent IPA. Not the typical IPA that I'm used to- it was definitely dominated by the malts without too much of a hop profile, I drank this as soon as I received it so it should be pretty fresh. Despite the malty profile the flavors actually balance quite nicely and the beer is very easy to drink. Not bad, but nothing out of the ordinary. Thanks again Sam for sending this, glad I got to try it!

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 02:05:33 | More by jaasen64
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NewGeneric

California

3.48/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into my Grimbergen goblet.

A: Pours a clear copper color with one finger of slightly offwhite head that fades at a medium pace. Plenty of sticky lacing around the edges.

S: Big citrus hops up front, with some caramel malt and mild touches of spice following. Not overly powerful, but not terribly subtle either.

T: Taste is very similar to smell. Seems to follow the same pattern as well. Citrus hops up front, with a slight earthiness as well, followed by some sweet caramel malt. Hints of spice on the back end. Fairly balanced.

M: Pretty bitter. Also has nice body without being heavy. Goes down lightly slick, but finishes dry. Seems to strike pretty good balances everywhere, but nothing striking.

D: Enjoying this, but probably couldn't have more than a couple.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2010 01:40:17 | More by NewGeneric
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csmartin6

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

12-12-2012 15:26:57 | More by csmartin6
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

07-18-2013 11:46:50 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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johnrkell

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

08-17-2013 21:38:10 | More by johnrkell
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wo87810

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

06-25-2012 16:58:35 | More by wo87810
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hsus0225

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

02-27-2013 04:31:36 | More by hsus0225
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augustgarage

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2011 04:24:05 | More by augustgarage
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camwip

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

10-16-2013 21:33:46 | More by camwip
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jheezee

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

03-16-2012 20:17:36 | More by jheezee
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dbumgarner

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

03-14-2014 21:56:20 | More by dbumgarner
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Leftofthedial

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

09-12-2012 02:30:47 | More by Leftofthedial
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JamLand

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

07-01-2013 22:32:14 | More by JamLand
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to jamescain for this bottle.

A: The IPA is orange-esque, clearer and supportive of a thin white head. Scant lacing follows.

S: Plenty of balance, both the citrus hops and ample malts wafting out of the glass. The hops aren't bold but they make their presence known.

T: The balance saves the IPA, bringing caramel flavors in to rescue the hops as they fall off. Citrus, just a bit of pine resin, stands out with grapefruit leading the way. The caramel is bready and stronger, more than just a backbone. The finish is predominantly malts with the occasional hop flash.

M: Decent mouthfeel, more of a pale ale with the plentiful malt balance.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2012 15:58:17 | More by akorsak
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Bearman13

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

07-05-2013 22:51:21 | More by Bearman13
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mcdsports

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

09-14-2013 05:56:40 | More by mcdsports
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BGsWo22

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

12-13-2013 03:03:05 | More by BGsWo22
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jkoogler

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

07-26-2013 03:13:49 | More by jkoogler
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

02-14-2014 01:04:36 | More by Zaphog
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Berg77

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

05-02-2014 15:56:19 | More by Berg77
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chadski

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

01-04-2014 02:35:26 | More by chadski
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crossovert

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle.

Pours a darkish orange/amber, slightly hazy, with a foamy off-white head that sticks for a good while before leaving some nice lacing.

It has a nice sweet, but hoppy scent, my nose is kind of stuffed so i am pissed that i cant fully smell this one.

The taste is smooth an sweet. The malts mix nicely with the hops which have a slightly tropical vibe. Not an in your face ipa but a solid one.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2010 04:07:50 | More by crossovert
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cdwil

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

01-27-2012 19:24:05 | More by cdwil
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass. Pours a bright hazy golden orange with a big billowy white head that recedes to a thick cap and leaves good lacing. The aroma is tame with some light lemony hops and some floral as well. There is light sweet malts as well but it’s all very subdued. The taste is more of the same and actually a little less impressive. There is some faint citrus hops and light sugary malts. There is a light metallic bitterness in the finish and a fairly surprising alcohol burn. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with good carbonation but the flavors seem watery. Overall a decent session IPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2011 19:41:33 | More by CuriousMonk
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ThirstyInAustin

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

02-18-2012 08:14:02 | More by ThirstyInAustin
Stash IPA from Independence Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.