Stash IPA | Independence Brewing Co.

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Stash IPAStash IPA
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Stash IPAStash IPA

Brewed by:
Independence Brewing Co.
Texas, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by wagenvolks on 10-21-2007

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Ratings: 457 |  Reviews: 98
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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5/5  rDev +34%

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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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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.52/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy golden color with a thin foamy head. Head retention is minimal as is lacing. Strong citrus, slightly hoppy aroma. Bready, citric malts up front with a strong piney hop , followed by a big bitter aftertaste. Hints of citrus at the end. Astringent aftertaste. Great beer. Definitely enjoy this one.

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