Stash IPA | Independence Brewing Co.

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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
Ratings:
434
Reviews:
92
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
14.52%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
136
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 434 |  Reviews: 92
Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of SunglassesJoe
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mconrardy
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of TexAggie011
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of videofrog
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of icculus71
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of CTJman
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of canders0927
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Kiniey01
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Domvan
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of ThurmondTX
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of jdwilliamson79
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of ChrisBanks
3.03/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of ncmussell
3.08/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass. nice head. Good color and not too dark. Not a ton really going on on the nose. Taste is kind of middle of the road, not really on the malty end and not really on the piney end either. There is some fruit there but just kind of all jumbled together. Overall it was a fine beer, but nothing that I need to try again.

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Photo of dbmernin83
3.08/5  rDev -15.6%
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

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Photo of EgadBananas
3.09/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A- Pale hazy orange in color, light off-white, yellow hued creamy head with little bits of bubbles.

S- Small bits of lightly citrus hops, but mostly really rich malts, caramel, and nuttiness. Almost a little bit of candied sugar. Too rich for an IPA IMO.

T- The taste definitely balances things out a lot more. The caramel, sweet malts, are a lot more subtle, and the hop bitterness is more pronounced. Nice bits of sweet citrus.

M- The feel is lighter than anticipated with the rich aroma, but it has a nice crispness, adequate carbonation, and slight creaminess.

D/O- Drinkability is average, and over all, it's a middle of the road IPA. The aroma is a bit too sweet and rich, but fortunately the taste is worlds apart, making this a decent IPA.

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Photo of jmills3
3.09/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Brevbin
3.13/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of OscarGidas
3.16/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Duttonic
3.16/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From notes 11/24/10. Served from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A- Copper/orange hue, two fingers off-white head, mild lacing, little bubbling.

S- Strong alcohol presence up front, floral, hoppy, spicy, malt presence on the tail end.

T/M- Smoother than I expected based on the smell, somewhat watery body, bitter/dry finish.

D- Not overly bitter, nice linger, but not overly remember-able. I need to try it again before I make up my mind, since it may have not been served cold enough, but it did not stand out as much as I was expecting.

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Photo of UTCengOwl
3.23/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had this on tap at Posse East while watching the first round UT game. Hook 'em! I was having some Mexican food and this was their only IPA on tap. Kind of wish they had (512)... oh, well.

The look is pretty standard for an IPA. Posse never pours shaker pints with any noticeable head, so it's kind of hard to review that aspect of the beer. However, it was a hazy orange with a white cap to it. Not inspiring, but not bad, either.

This beer was dominated by its floral hops. Maybe a bit of grapefruit in there, too. However, the hop bitterness in the nose and in the taste wasn't well integrated or balanced. I'm ok with unbalanced hops, but these didn't draw me in like they should have. Maybe I'm just not a floral kind of guy? The carbonation seemed a bit off, too. Could have been delivered a lot smoother. Still, not bad. It wasn't trouble finishing my glass, but I wasn't dying to do it either. A decent enough IPA, but not the best in our market by a longshot.

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Photo of adamhimself
3.23/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The appearance is pretty standard. The beer is unfiltered so it was slightly cloudy and there was a small amount of yeast left at the bottom. It has quite a nice head of foam on it.

The smell was slightly sweet, but very faint. It was most certainly not powerful. A small flowery smell was present as well.

The taste wasn't strong. I would say for an IPA it was on the lower end of bitterness. It almost comes closer to being an APA rather than an IPA. It didn't taste bad and was very refreshing, but there was no unique or "wow" flavor. It wasn't neither amazing nor was it bad.

The mouthfeel was smooth. Not much can really be said about it. Pretty standard.

The best part of this beer is its drinkability. It isn't overly bitter or sweet. This would be a decent session beer and a good beer for introducing someone to IPAs whose never had one before.

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Photo of Tiernan
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Kappakoosh
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Stash IPA from Independence Brewing Co.
3.65 out of 5 based on 434 ratings.
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