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Stash IPA | Independence Brewing Co.

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3.73/5
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444 Ratings
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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:
#24,729
Reviews:
95
Ratings:
444
pDev:
13.94%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
138
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 444 |  Reviews: 95
Photo of jaasen64
3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into pint glass. Thanks to SSW117 for this one!

A- Pours a slightly hazy but mostly translucent slightly golden brown with about a half finger of fairly creamy head that dissipates to a thin layer. About average carbonation. Leaves thick lacing that coats the sides of the glass.

S- Mostly dominated by the malts, slight caramel wheat smell, has a light citrus hop profile in the background with very light lemon and orange aromas.

T- Very malty for an IPA, dominated by those caramel malts, a little bit of wheat, followed by some light citrus in the background. Finishes very slightly bitter with malts and light citrus that lingers for a little bit.

M- Medium bodied, lightly creamy, easily drinkable, smooth.

O- This was a decent IPA. Not the typical IPA that I'm used to- it was definitely dominated by the malts without too much of a hop profile, I drank this as soon as I received it so it should be pretty fresh. Despite the malty profile the flavors actually balance quite nicely and the beer is very easy to drink. Not bad, but nothing out of the ordinary. Thanks again Sam for sending this, glad I got to try it!

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Photo of russpowell
3.44/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours an effervescent gold with 3+ fingers of pearl colored head. Good head retention & lacing

S: Bready & grassy, some mango

T: Grassy, dry, aspirin bitterness up front, More apsirin like bitterness along with dryness as this warms, slight bready sweetness on the edges, but loses the battle, some tangerine as well. Finishes dry with pomelo & a little aspirin

MF: Medium body, lively carbonation, skews a tad bitter

Drinks alright, but the hops didn't really wow me

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Photo of Baldpacker
3.45/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.45/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stebbi7833
3.46/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mortarforker
3.46/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NewGeneric
3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into my Grimbergen goblet.

A: Pours a clear copper color with one finger of slightly offwhite head that fades at a medium pace. Plenty of sticky lacing around the edges.

S: Big citrus hops up front, with some caramel malt and mild touches of spice following. Not overly powerful, but not terribly subtle either.

T: Taste is very similar to smell. Seems to follow the same pattern as well. Citrus hops up front, with a slight earthiness as well, followed by some sweet caramel malt. Hints of spice on the back end. Fairly balanced.

M: Pretty bitter. Also has nice body without being heavy. Goes down lightly slick, but finishes dry. Seems to strike pretty good balances everywhere, but nothing striking.

D: Enjoying this, but probably couldn't have more than a couple.

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Photo of Nichols33
3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of augustgarage
3.49/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Welcome extra courtesy of lnashsig (thanks!). Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

Very cloudy gradient of Persian-Orange to Pink-Orange topped by a lasting dense finger of papaya whip merengue. Heavy soapy lacing. Superior retention.

Faint biscuity malt aroma with a hint of orange marmalade; otherwise not much in the nose.

Bread crusts, white pepper, and thyme on the palate - moderately bitter though the breadiness negates the hops in the finish to some degree. Very earthy somewhat spicy, but surprisingly little fruit or bite throughout.

Well carbonated, soft, pillowy, and not-quite-medium bodied.

Most hop-heads will probably find this to be too malt-forward, but I enjoyed it anyway, and think it would pair well with low-and-slow smokey bbq among other things.

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Photo of Honeybourne
3.49/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of csmartin6
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of johnrkell
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of wo87810
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of hsus0225
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of camwip
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of jheezee
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of dbumgarner
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Leftofthedial
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of erushing
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of JamLand
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of akorsak
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to jamescain for this bottle.

A: The IPA is orange-esque, clearer and supportive of a thin white head. Scant lacing follows.

S: Plenty of balance, both the citrus hops and ample malts wafting out of the glass. The hops aren't bold but they make their presence known.

T: The balance saves the IPA, bringing caramel flavors in to rescue the hops as they fall off. Citrus, just a bit of pine resin, stands out with grapefruit leading the way. The caramel is bready and stronger, more than just a backbone. The finish is predominantly malts with the occasional hop flash.

M: Decent mouthfeel, more of a pale ale with the plentiful malt balance.

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Photo of jsmith313
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bearman13
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of mcdsports
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Stash IPA from Independence Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 444 ratings
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