Stash IPA | Independence Brewing Co.

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3.73/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Independence Brewing Co.
Texas, United States
independencebrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by wagenvolks on 10-21-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,188
Reviews:
98
Ratings:
457
pDev:
13.94%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
145
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Ratings: 457 |  Reviews: 98
Reviews by Gueuzedude:
Photo of Gueuzedude
4.04/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of ericstites
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Tiernan
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Kappakoosh
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of csmartin6
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of therealJAYZ
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of phatsmackey
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PhilsPils
2.97/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I like to taste a lot of hops in my IPAs...doesn't everyone? But this is a muddled mess of malt sweetness with unpleasant bitterness at the same time and very little real hops flavor. One of my least favorite Texas IPAs. Tastes amateurish, like a weak attempt at the style by a mediocre homebrewer.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a clear dark yellow color with a white head. The aroma is a mix of piney and grassy hops. The flavor is pine hops as well as some citrus and some grainy notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not a bad IPA, but nothing really stands out that makes me want to try it again.

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Photo of NilocRellim
3.76/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy, golden honey colour. Smells like sweet malts, citrus hops, honey, and pretty dank. Tastes like honeyed biscuits, sweet malts, orange peel and lemon peel hops, pretty dank, yet crisp.

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Photo of tiitomireles
3.89/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Franziskaner
3.11/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Gold to copper in color with an inch of off white on top. The aroma is of onions and dankiness. I'm tasting vegetal hops, pine and light malt. The mouth is lightly sticky and chewy.

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Photo of johnrkell
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Dello
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of ftblkkr
4.63/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Light copper with the right amount of caramel malt. This is a malt forward IPA but with the dank that a great American IPA should have. Nice nose with hops other than Cascade and Citra like everyone else is using these days. I dig it. Perfect ABV for an American IPA.

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Photo of wo87810
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of jeschaefer
3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of daveytheformer
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of JuniperJesus
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of beenitty
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of JohnF
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Bottled.
Nice mouth feel...poured with 1" of head.. End taste a bit caramel overtones. Not very hoppy.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.82/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RDW
4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesStreet
3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Stash IPA from Independence Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 457 ratings