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Stash IPA - Independence Brewing Co.

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Stash IPAStash IPA

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BA SCORE
84
good

292 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 292
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 14.86%
Wants: 10
Gots: 37 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

BigRedEye, Nov 14, 2012
Photo of genitempo
3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured from bottle to glass. Minimal head. Minimal warmth in it's orange body, with a pale hue where the light hits it. Quickly dissolving head, leaving heavy lace on the glass and floating a few colonies.

S - Probably the most inviting aspect of this beer. Heavy florals, mildly toasty. Very welcoming.

T - A very well-constructed IPA for the hops used. Never overbearing, decently balanced.

MF - Median weight that covers the taste buds succinctly. Minimal carbonation.

O - One of the more famous IPAs to come out of the Austin Area ( a surprisingly low score on BA) Stash is a great go-to beer at the bar, and it pairs very well with Seafood, clearing the palate quickly. This isn't my first Stash, it won't be my last.

genitempo, Nov 14, 2012
Photo of CoryR
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

CoryR, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of kemoarps
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

kemoarps, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of BeerHunter76
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

BeerHunter76, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

t0rin0, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of jpd7374
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

jpd7374, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of TheStashRide
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

TheStashRide, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of hmph
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Received with a load of Texas beers from Tofuspeedstar, many thanks!

A - super hazy yellow and dark yellow's, haze makes it look thicker and more of a light brown, finger worth of white head that recedes slowly

S - real nice smell, floral fruity and light with some stickier caramel notes on the end

T - a nice clear piney fruit burst up front with some caramel malt balanced throughout , some hop bitterness that lingers on the end

O - Really a tasty beer, well balanced, lots of good hop flavor with an adequate malt presence to make it a bit creamier and approachable, a nice take on the style, and would have no qualms about drinking one again

hmph, Oct 04, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

ChaseTheAce, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of GMB
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

GMB, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of PhotoMattT
4/5  rDev +8.1%

PhotoMattT, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of barleywinefiend
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a hazy goldenish color with a small white cap, light bubbles and lacing present

S: Nose has a nice blend of pine needles, flowers and lighter tough of orange peel.

T: Immediatell the taste buds detect some light pine but moreso floral and citrus notes. It also has a nice little Earthy approach to it as well. The bitterness is mild as is the sweetness. Finish is a bit slick but rather refreshing

M: Light to medium bodied, well cabornated, no major issues and a little slick and sweet

O: AN enjoyable IPA. Easy to drink and I would drink again.

barleywinefiend, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of Leftofthedial
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Leftofthedial, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of Jmick28
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Jmick28, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of bbcd
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

bbcd, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of jaasen64
3.45/5  rDev -6.8%
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!

jaasen64, Aug 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

chebode2, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of dustyonbass
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

dustyonbass, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of dogfish7
5/5  rDev +35.1%

dogfish7, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of TexIndy
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Looks like a bottling code on the bottom of the bottle but it was offset so the first part was cut-off. Was a hazy golden yellow color with some carb streams. It had a small head that settled into a good collar and a thin covering film. Moderate lacing with some sticking.

The aroma was nice and hoppy with pine and citric pith leading the way. Some caramel malt as well but this is a hop show so just a touch. The taste was also nice and hoppy and again pine leading the way. Also getting some grassy hops as well. Some malt. Mouthfeel was medium with good carbonation. Moderate bitter aftertaste.

Overall, a good IPA that, as others stated, won't blow you away but just seems to hit the easy drinking sweet spot. From Austin so available in TX obviously. Rotation - worth the occasional single in mixed hoppy sixer or maybe even a 4pk. Would like to try on tap [O;Y]

TexIndy, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of channels321
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

channels321, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of IPA1978
3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

IPA1978, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of pgfault
3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

pgfault, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of n00blar
4/5  rDev +8.1%

n00blar, Jul 06, 2012
Stash IPA from Independence Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 292 ratings.