Stash IPA | Independence Brewing Co.

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83
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431 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by wagenvolks on 10-21-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
431
Reviews:
92
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
14.52%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
132
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 431 |  Reviews: 92
Photo of MichialTanner1
4.13/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrotherK
4.09/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Solid IPA, a little light in color and abut over carbonated, but makes up for it in flavor

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Photo of baseballrock
4.09/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.06/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tacolovesbeer
4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of imasloth
4.04/5  rDev +10.7%
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).

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Photo of jeffmck09
4.04/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gueuzedude
4.04/5  rDev +10.7%
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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Photo of K1ngdomCome
4.04/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of brentk56
4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
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

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Photo of Amsterdallas
4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
4.02/5  rDev +10.1%
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.

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Photo of Irishmonster76
4.01/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JustinPStewart
4.01/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of daveytheformer
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of JuniperJesus
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Jasonp79
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of PhotoMattT
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Booner818
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TexIndy
4/5  rDev +9.6%
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]

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Photo of Longhorn08
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheRealDBCooper
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of XicanoBeerRun
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Xzfgiimtsath
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of blastoderm55
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Stash IPA from Independence Brewing Co.
3.65 out of 5 based on 431 ratings.
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