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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
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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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Photo of guityler83
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: A quick pour into an english pint glass produced a finger of mixed sized white foam that persisted for a decent amount of time. It left a coat of streaking lacing on the edge of the glass and a layer on top of the moderately hazy copper liquid.

S: Grapefruit, citrus and dank resin hop aroma are the dominant characteristics. A slight toasty note comes in from the malt and a slightly fruity character.

T: A nice assertive pine and reisiny bitterness that leads to a more refined pine and grapefruit hop flavors consistent with the nose. A balancing bread crust and toasty malt profile that doesn't take away from the hop flavors but seems to support it. Clean fermentation character.

M: A medium bodied beer with a medium carbonation level. The reisiny hop oils coat the tongue giving it a slick mouth feel.

O: A resin filled, flavorful IPA with a supporting malt backbone. Won't blow your mind but, you could do a lot worse.

guityler83, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

jaydoc, Dec 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

StevenLaValley, Nov 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

CoolEthan, Nov 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

MattBreight, Nov 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

gbohl, Nov 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

vcoggins, Nov 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Gmann, Oct 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

camwip, Oct 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

2dogbrew, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of Joshgonzales79
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Joshgonzales79, Oct 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

kds2437, Oct 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

fooziex, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of MaddDogg84
5/5  rDev +35.1%

MaddDogg84, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of Gueuzedude
4.04/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A vigorous pour into my small wine goblet produces a two-finger thick, pale tan colored head that leaves a fair amount of sticky, hop lacing on the sides of my glass. The beer is a copper color that shows a brilliantly clear, copper-gold hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of floral, fruity hops and backing caramelized, crystal malt notes. The malt character pretty quickly takes a supporting, subtle role that is more appropriate for an IPA. Specific notes of huge lychee, pineapple, tangelo and candied citrus zest slowly morph into danker leaning herbal notes that are certainly “hemp” influenced, menthol leaning, tobacco like, and pine-sap laden. The beer remains fruit focused in its hop intensity, but has a nicely supporting, ample enough, herbaceous quality to it that provides just enough balance for my “tastes” (in quotes because it is the aroma I am talking about).

The beer has a touch of sweetness that is accentuated by the hop-fruit character, but there is lots of herbal notes as well. The bitterness is actually quite smooth and not as biting as I expected in my first sip, but subsequent sips are more biting, but it is more herbaceous and astringent in a green, raw hoppy way, rather than in a clean bitterness manner. The beer has more of a herbal balance than the aroma, and this allows it to be equally balanced between the fruit and herbal notes up front and in the middle, but the finish is all about the lingering, fairly dank, bitter herbal character. Specific hop flavors of lychee, big pine, touches of menthol, raw hop astringency, and woody notes. The body has a medium’ish viscosity to it, and this is well with in the amply quaffable zone that a decent IPA needs to hit; having said that, it could be a touch lighter bodied, but it would then lean further towards the herbal side of the hop spectrum.

A beer that hits the spot for this hop head. I like the balance between fruity and herbal hop character here; both are prominent enough to keep this beer interesting from beginning to end.

Gueuzedude, Sep 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

laceratekane, Sep 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

attometer00, Sep 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

molson89, Sep 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

taospowder, Sep 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

mcdsports, Sep 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

1up, Sep 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Jame515, Sep 11, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

thugherman, Sep 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Jasonp79, Aug 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

johnrkell, Aug 17, 2013
Stash IPA from Independence Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 292 ratings.