Stash IPA - Independence Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 271 | Reviews: 86 | Display Reviews Only:
3.93/5 rDev +6.5%
A- copper, fair head retention with some lacing
S- dried apricots, floral, pine
T- resinous hops, citrus, pine and floral honey like flavor, malty sweetness
M- not as much malty body as I expected for the ABV but has nice sappy hop feel.
O- very good IPA, will always buy when in the Austin area.
07-10-2012 03:10:09 | More by IPA1978
3.98/5 rDev +7.9%
Pours with minimal head and maintains a thin layer throughout. Nose is extremely floral and quite pleasant. Initial taste is expected hoppy. Not much malt flavor. The hops linger, but it's not a chemistry experiment. Overall, a good, big IPA. If you see a tap, grab a pint.
07-07-2012 02:30:28 | More by pgfault
3.63/5 rDev -1.6%
A- Dark golden/light orange and pretty cloudy. Medium head retention and lacing.
S- Very potent. Lots of citrusy hops and sweet, caramel malts present.
T- The caramel malts definitely dominate. A bit too much for my tastes, but there is nice hop presence as well.
M- Medium carbonation and heavy body. I prefer IPAs on the drier side.
O- The aroma was my favorite part of this beer. Overall, I enjoyed it. It was just a bit too sweet, but others will no doubt find that appealing.
07-03-2012 22:50:11 | More by MrBeerExpert
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
3.38/5 rDev -8.4%
Lightly cloudy gold body with a lasting, thick white head.
Citrus and pine hop aroma. A slight hint of malt sweetness sneaks through the dominating hop presence.
Juicy, medium body with soft carbonation lending a smooth feel to the mouth.
Very bittern taste throughout though there is a hint of citrus fruit (I'm reminded of oranges). Very light malt flavors.
A decent AIPA although the strong bitterness comes across a tad harsh overall. Not as well-balanced as any grain characteristics are well-hidden by the hops.
05-20-2012 20:35:22 | More by beergoot
4.08/5 rDev +10.6%
A - Pours a medium to dark orange gold color that's hazy, no head retention and a super thin lacing ring.
S - Spicy with a mild touch of garlic, fruit rinds and resiny, traces of pine. The caramel malt is very, very light and buried. Aroma favors the hops.
T - Lots of earthy pine and tropical fruit resins of grapefruit and oranges with a spicy, rindy, almost garlic-like character. Caramel malt is biscuity and lays pretty low in the background in this hop forward IPA. Hop resins are on the spicy sweet side while the lingering bitterness favors the piney grapefruit side.
M - Medium body, a little sticky, and a very nice long, lingering spicy bitterness of oranges, grapefruit, and pine. Leaves an enjoyable and pleasing coating of spicy hops long after the sip.
O - This beer is FAR more deserving than the current overall score of "80". It's hop forward and in my opinion, very well brewed. If I could buy this locally, this would definitely be a staple IPA in my beer fridge.
05-16-2012 20:15:42 | More by jzeilinger
3.65/5 rDev -1.1%
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.
05-10-2012 07:11:28 | More by homebrew311
3.5/5 rDev -5.1%
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.
05-01-2012 15:58:17 | More by akorsak
Stash IPA from Independence Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 271 ratings.