Stash IPA
Independence Brewing Co.

Stash IPAStash IPA
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From:
Independence Brewing Co.
 
Texas, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #2,970
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
85
Ranked #21,904
Avg:
3.75 | pDev: 13.33%
Reviews:
112
Ratings:
502
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 06, 2024
Added:
Oct 21, 2007
Wants:
  20
Gots:
  153
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Reviewed by redresonatedragon from Washington

3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
This IPA is very herbal and grassy. Pleasant dank citrusy nose, with warm honeydew melon notes. The taste is bigger on the bitter leafy greens. This brew is actually pretty pleasant, showcasing more of the herbal hop qualities, less citrus and tropical fruits. Pretty tasty and reasonably priced, I like it!
Feb 06, 2024
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Reviewed by jmbranum from Oklahoma

4.58/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Purchased in a tallboy aluminum can at Central Market in Southlake, Texas. Poured into a chalice in Oklahoma, where appropriate herbal pairings are legal.

Extremely fragrant with herb, pine, spruce, juniper, and blood orange notes, and . . . pineapple.

This one is tasty, and yes . . . it is terpene-laden as the name suggests it might be.

Huge white fluffy head on a slightly hazy light amber/golden liquid.

This one is a treasure.

Pairing notes: This one reminds me of the beer equivalent of Gewurztraminer (a spicy white Germanic wine), so I think Asian food would be a good match.

As for herbs---- I had this one with Fire Haze --- a very compatible and tasty combination.

Lastly, this one is a creeper. Beware the 7.5% ABV! It sneaks up on you.
Aug 30, 2023
 
Rated: 3.88 by sjones5045 from Pennsylvania

Jul 10, 2023
 
Rated: 3.94 by o29 from Texas

Jul 10, 2023
 
Rated: 4.38 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Jan 29, 2023
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Reviewed by Hooded from Texas

3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
19.2oz can poured into a Tulip glass.
Appearance is hazy yellow-orange with 2 fingers of off-white head. Retention is good leaving a cap.
Strength of aroma is medium. The smell is very herbal with a good amount of malt and some pine.
Strength of taste is medium-high. Taste follows the aroma. It's the most strong herbal flavor I've had in a beer. The hop bitterness is medium but the strong herbal flavor seems to accentuate the bitterness.
Feel is slightly below medium-high in thickness. It's somewhat creamy, carbonation is medium and astringency is low.
Overall, it's good. It's strongly herbal as the advertising suggests.
Oct 16, 2022
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Rated by txaudiophile from Texas

3.97/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Very solid IPA readily available in Texas. Not overpowering in any way, and has a citrus note that is nice. It has a very dry finish.
Sep 16, 2022
 
Rated: 3.77 by kflorence from Texas

Sep 14, 2022
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Rated by Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

2.84/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
12 fl oz pull-tab can from a variety 12-pack box:

C / AVERAGE
Apr 30, 2022
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Reviewed by sjrider from California

3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Drank from a can at Terry Blacks Bbq and at C-Boys for chicken shit bingo in Austin. Nose is a mix of sweet malt, citrus and resiny pine. Taste follows with earthy dank notes and a mild bitterness. Tasty enough to quaff several in a sitting.
Mar 24, 2022
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Rated by KensWorld from Florida

3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Canned 11/25/2021
Dec 30, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by TrojanRB from Texas

Aug 08, 2021
 
Rated: 3.61 by Danzifer from Ohio

Jun 02, 2021
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Reviewed by imnodoctorbut from Texas

3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
tallboy can dated 2/23/21; today is 3/4/21

pours a clear deep gold body with a tall off-white foam head that has moderately high retention and leaves a high amount of thick sticky lacing as it slowly settles to a rocky halo

the aroma is a strong, herbal dankness that I haven't run into in a long time. there are flashes of sweet and zesty citrus and earthy, resinous pine, but the aroma is bookended by a rich, thick (thiccccc) and dank herbal hop variety that is impossible to shake. becomes more floral in the citrus department as it warms.

the taste follows up with what the aroma advertised. the malt reveals itself much more, and is grainy and caramelly - though more akin to toffee variety than the smooth, velvety variety. the citrus and pine meld even more in the taste, sharing common interest in grapefruit, with an earthy and bittersweet balance to the sweet offerings of the malt.

mouthfeel is moderately high carbonation with a medium body. it is lively, though pillowing, with a certain casual abrasiveness. the finish is slightly dry, and there is a thick herbal and earthy bitterness in the aftertaste that coats and lingers.

overall:
I am not usually one to associate "dank" with "herbal" when it comes to hops, but that was indeed the major takeaway here. it is very herbal. it is thick. (like gutter skunk). the malt is sweet but grainy and abrasive. there's grapefruit in the middle, along with pine, adding a welcomed and familiar reprieve. all of that said, this is the most casual dank brew I've had in a while. or, maybe the dankest casual brew. either way, having had it years ago and not been impressed with what came across as an amateurish take on a NEIPA , I am 100% thankful to have given this one another shot. it truly has evolved into something that is not only much more on brand or as advertised, but much more unique and grounded.
additionally, this thing really can be taken around the block for a bit. it's a steady and easy brew all in all and would be great as a sixer.
Mar 05, 2021
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Reviewed by IPAs_for_days_13 from Texas

4.19/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
L: Pours a hazy yellow/orange with a 1/2 inch off-white head.
S: Earthy & floral hop aromas, resinous, balanced malt aromas as well.
T: Medium bitterness, good piney hops taste, grainy maltiness.
F: Medium-bodied, medium carbonation, smooth finish.
O: An all around crushable IPA!
Dec 11, 2020
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Reviewed by HipCzech from California

3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 fl oz can (“09/16/2020") enjoyed in a highball glass on the street patio of the W Austin. Pours a hazy golden amber with a creamy head of white foam and nice lacing that coats the glass. Aromas of malty bread, citrus zest, pine needles and dank herbs. Flavor follows with a solid malty body, some caramel and toffee, rounded out by good citrus, pine and pleasant bitterness and earthiness. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Malt-leaning IPA, both full and balanced but very drinkable.
Oct 17, 2020
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

4.19/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Had this at a local Cajun restaurant and it went extremely well with the food. This beer has a classic IPA taste profile that is more in line with the West Coast varieties.

Had it from draft poured into a shaker pint. Slightly hazy golden yellow color with excellent head and nice curtain lacing. Strong pine smell and taste. Pleasant bitter finish. I love a good NEIPA, but this beer was a nice change. Recommended, especially with food.
Sep 19, 2020
 
Rated: 3.89 by BigMac59 from Texas

Aug 17, 2020
 
Rated: 3.68 by mfigueroa713 from Texas

Jun 11, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 20, 2020
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