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Stash IPA - Independence Brewing Co.

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Stash IPAStash IPA

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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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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

05-25-2012 00:27:14 | More by Hopmodium
Photo of beergoot


3.38/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2012 20:35:22 | More by beergoot
Photo of zonker17


3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

05-19-2012 13:45:18 | More by zonker17
Photo of jzeilinger


4.08/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2012 20:15:42 | More by jzeilinger
Photo of homebrew311


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
Photo of akorsak


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
Photo of millerbuffoon


2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

05-01-2012 02:50:16 | More by millerbuffoon
Photo of NeverSettle


4/5  rDev +8.4%

04-22-2012 16:21:03 | More by NeverSettle
Photo of redfox405


4/5  rDev +8.4%

04-02-2012 00:27:10 | More by redfox405
Photo of sliverX

S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

03-28-2012 00:02:10 | More by sliverX
Photo of oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

03-24-2012 14:04:43 | More by oldp0rt
Photo of jheezee


3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

03-16-2012 20:17:36 | More by jheezee
Photo of JedSeed


4/5  rDev +8.4%

03-12-2012 07:41:00 | More by JedSeed
Photo of scottyb2337


5/5  rDev +35.5%

03-07-2012 21:46:59 | More by scottyb2337
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

03-01-2012 20:28:58 | More by bkrbdan
Photo of ucis


4/5  rDev +8.4%

02-28-2012 22:13:43 | More by ucis
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3.08/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A decent IPA. Hazy straw some lacing. Hops on the nose with a little fruity sweetness. Hops, but a little sweeter than I like for a single IPA. A dry finish with a lasting bitterness. An ok IPA. I expected the worst, it being the best beer option at a CVS in the suburbs, and this is ok

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 03:51:37 | More by dbmernin83
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North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy lighter shade of amber with a nice head that leaves copious amounts of lace

Smell: Citrus pith and pine

Taste: The malt plays a relative neutral role as a platform for the pine and pithy flavors that build through mid-palate and linger into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A nice, hoppy IPA - not a knock your socks off beer but a good everyday drinker; better than what I was expecting based on the reviews here

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2012 03:19:45 | More by brentk56
Photo of Jash


3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

02-20-2012 01:14:14 | More by Jash
Photo of ThirstyInAustin


3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

02-18-2012 08:14:02 | More by ThirstyInAustin
Photo of bundy462


4.08/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy tanish brown with a white head.

S: Grassy and grainy malt with a strong hop character.

T: Grainy and grassy body with strong hops but nothing overpowering. A nice balance with a woody character in the finish. Earthy.

M: Smooth at first with a lingering hop on the tongue.

O: Nice IPA, nicely balanced, not the hop blast that you normally get with the style.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 06:11:43 | More by bundy462
Photo of ThePorterSorter


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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New York

3/5  rDev -18.7%

02-11-2012 05:03:05 | More by WeisGuy
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4.5/5  rDev +22%

02-09-2012 01:15:06 | More by Kuges
Photo of mhenson42


4.5/5  rDev +22%

02-05-2012 19:14:33 | More by mhenson42
Stash IPA from Independence Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.