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Stash IPA - Independence Brewing Co.

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Stash IPAStash IPA

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BA SCORE
83
good

253 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 253
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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cdwil

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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

Texas

3/5  rDev -18.7%

11-25-2011 15:08:01 | More by jenray
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Received this as an extra from mhenson42... thanks man!

Bottle Date = 4/12/12

Pours a slightly hazy goldish color with a film of white head. Nice retention on the head and nice lacing. The aroma features aromatic fruity hops along with pine cones and resin. Notes of caramel malt in the background are present. Taste is heavy on the bitterness right away with plenty of pine and a hint of grass and onion. Malts are present but are overshadowed by bitterness. The body feels somewhat heavy and the carbonation is moderate. Overall, this is a tasty little brew, but in the saturated world of IPAs, it doesn't stand out as a memorable or particularly unique brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2012 07:11:28 | More by homebrew311
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gtermi

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

03-02-2013 04:13:54 | More by gtermi
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

03-24-2012 14:04:43 | More by oldp0rt
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birchstick

Colorado

2.93/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2011 15:25:42 | More by birchstick
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wagenvolks

Texas

3.35/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Daddy's (6th Street) in Austin, Texas.

Waitress brought me a deep amberish-brown brew with a good amount of depth to its color and a fair amount of carbonation and head retention. Aroma is dominated by piney & resinous hops with a well-balanced, sweet malt profile, flowery notes, and some citrus.

A big, resinous hop body greets the palate, with fruity notes of banana, mango, and grape. It's sweet, but has that powerful hop note to balance it out. A strange, semi-alcoholic "stale, sweaty air" flavor lingers on the finish, but it's not too distracting. Mouthfeel detects a medium body, average carbonation, but a poor finish that's a bit like wet paper. This beer is good, but it's not something I'd seek out. I'm glad I got to try it though.

Serving type: on-tap

10-21-2007 17:51:42 | More by wagenvolks
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atsprings

North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to wagenvolks for throwing this in as an extra! 12oz bottle into a DFH Signature glass pours a crisp bubbly orange with a nice frothy eggshell head that lasts as a thin layer and leaves nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is nice floral earthy hops in front of sweet malts. The taste is a nice amount of crisp citrus hops with a decent amount of sweet malts backing them up but giving way to a nice lingering bitter citrus hop finish. The beer is quite light, crisp and refreshing. This is a very tasty IPA, one I could certainly see having again if I get the opportunity.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2010 00:26:24 | More by atsprings
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duff247

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.4%

12-18-2011 06:16:33 | More by duff247
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

05-01-2012 02:50:16 | More by millerbuffoon
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Redrover

Illinois

3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this one at Hilton Towers in Houston. After experiencing the beer wasteland around Minute Maid Park, I was looking forward to this one.

Poured into a standard pint glass, the beer was amber with an off-white head. There were bits of lace on the sides of the glass.

I get citrus hops on the nose. Beer smells very fresh.

First taste is of hops (grapefruit) and then some faint caramel malts. It is a bit unbalanced, but was pretty tasty.

It has a slick and oily mouth that added to the enjoyment. While not world class, it really hit the spot!

Serving type: on-tap

07-15-2011 17:59:32 | More by Redrover
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

06-28-2014 20:46:42 | More by Gatordaddy
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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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ktrillionaire

Florida

2.9/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2010 13:37:31 | More by ktrillionaire
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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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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks for this extra Matt.

The beer pours a cloudy burnt-orange and leaves spider web lacing down the sides as it's quarter inch, white head falls flat. There is ample carbonation helping to push forward strong notes of layered, hoppy bitterness and sugary citrus. Very little alcohol is detected while drinking. This IPA tastes relatively fresh, with pungent piney hops and some citrus fruit in the aftertaste. The resiny bitterness lingers for quite some time after words. In summary, this is a tasty IPA, but fails to blow my socks off.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2012 00:32:28 | More by ThePorterSorter
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

10-16-2013 02:56:48 | More by 2dogbrew
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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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CoryR

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

11-13-2012 02:14:31 | More by CoryR
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JDV

Texas

1.93/5  rDev -47.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

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...

Serving type: on-tap

02-13-2008 21:36:42 | More by JDV
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TX-Badger

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

06-08-2014 16:23:47 | More by TX-Badger
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inlimbo77

Delaware

3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle w/o bottle date information. Poured into a Russian River pint glass.

A: Pours a really pretty hop hazed golden yellow color. The thin half finger white head died pretty quickly into a ring around the glass leaving some sticky lacing bits. Good carbo.

S: Smells really delicious tropical fruity. Mango, papaya, grapefruit and peach are some of the notes I get. I don't get any maltiness sp it could be pretty darn fresh.

T: I get a beautiful hop bite on the tip of the tongue. You get those fruity hops again. Mango and peach. In the middle the malt bill nicely balances it out. Really smooth finish. Tasty little beer. Impressed.

M: Medium with a creamy mouthfeel which is strange.

O: B+ I really like this on many levels: smell taste etc.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 22:44:47 | More by inlimbo77
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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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zonker17

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

05-19-2012 13:45:18 | More by zonker17
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beergorrilla

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

02-13-2014 23:21:50 | More by beergorrilla
Stash IPA from Independence Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.