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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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BigRedEye

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

11-14-2012 05:39:50 | More by BigRedEye
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dustyonbass


4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

07-27-2012 06:21:35 | More by dustyonbass
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ronzorelli

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

11-26-2012 23:44:38 | More by ronzorelli
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GMB

Japan

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

09-18-2012 00:40:11 | More by GMB
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Evan47

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

02-13-2013 22:45:03 | More by Evan47
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gartlesby

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

06-08-2013 00:56:04 | More by gartlesby
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RicoFalcon


4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

07-01-2012 23:32:52 | More by RicoFalcon
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Florida

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

11-05-2013 21:13:59 | More by gbohl
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lostgrrl666

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

07-06-2013 22:49:34 | More by lostgrrl666
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Furley80

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

03-23-2014 01:31:07 | More by Furley80
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

05-06-2013 00:57:56 | More by iL0VEbeer
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suspect

New York

4.15/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle (no date) into a Samuel Adams perfect pint glass. Thanks to my Secret Santa miikezombie for the hookup.

A: Pours hazy, cloudy, golden in color with amber hues. Relatively aggressive pour leads to a full two-finger fluffy slightly off-white head that disappears over the course of 5 minutes to leave a full sticky coating on the glass. Similar lacing leads all the way to the bottom.

S: Big time aroma on this one...almost unexpectedly so. Full citrus nose with big time piney resin meets subtle yet very present malt backbone. Hops reach right up and yank out your nose hairs.

T: Pine and grapefruit from the nose do a flip flop here as the pine takes center stage leaving grapefruit to wave its hands in the background. Very nicely done flavors here...lots and lots of hops and a nice little slide into home from the malt at the very end. Excellent.

M: A touch thin on the feel, the hop oils don't really coat the mouth too much but there is a nice finish. Ample carbonation.

O: Extremely well done IPA. This one came out of left field for me. Totally unexpected, really really nice. Overall I enjoyed the first immensely and will be said when I finish my second and last one.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2011 01:44:21 | More by suspect
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bundy462

Texas

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
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

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
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

4.04/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2013 02:38:21 | More by Gueuzedude
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imasloth

Texas

4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

So they changed their recipe in August 2011 after switching brewers. I wasn't in love with the old recipe so I was excited to taste the new stuff.

A- Poured roughly into a pint glass, giving a two-finger white head atop a reddish/golden beer. Lightly carbonated. Head recedes slowly leaving good lacing near the top of glass.

S- This is what made me so excited the first time I had the new recipe. It's all citrus and piney hops. Smells awesome.

T- Like the smell, awesome. Good mix between bitter and flavor on the hops. The citrus flavors (grapefruit?) override the pine but both are still recognizable. Guess it's the Galaxy and Cascade hops they use ... I love it.

M- Very little body, but the bittering provides good mouthfeel while drinking that fades quickly after swallowing.

O- I love it. I'd recommend it to others. It's my second favorite Texas IPA (to Real Ale Lost Gold).

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2011 22:27:10 | More by imasloth
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brentk56

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
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daveytheformer

Oregon

4/5  rDev +8.4%

12-17-2011 05:26:29 | More by daveytheformer
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JuniperJesus

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.4%

04-17-2014 09:01:31 | More by JuniperJesus
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Jasonp79

Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.4%

08-29-2013 23:21:00 | More by Jasonp79
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PhotoMattT

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.4%

09-15-2012 01:34:13 | More by PhotoMattT
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TexIndy

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.4%
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]

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2012 01:37:38 | More by TexIndy
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TheRealDBCooper

Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands

4/5  rDev +8.4%

01-18-2012 02:56:44 | More by TheRealDBCooper
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XicanoBeerRun

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.4%

02-02-2012 15:00:29 | More by XicanoBeerRun
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Xzfgiimtsath

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.4%

05-10-2013 00:29:25 | More by Xzfgiimtsath
Stash IPA from Independence Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.