Bubble Stash
Hop Valley Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #2,783
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
87
Ranked #17,254
Avg:
3.91 | pDev: 6.65%
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
99
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Hop Valley Brewing Company
 
Oregon, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
87
Very Good
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Notes: Our brewers reached into their secret stash of Mosaic cyro hop resin to create a tropical dankness in this new age IPA. Take a hit of these bright sweet fruit notes in this easy drinkin bubbler. You won't want to pass this one!
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Reviews by burnerfinger:
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burnerfinger from Texas

4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

found this in my fridge! 2nd time this month, either my wife is buying beers for me or Im getting old fast!!
poured from the pint can into my pilsner glass:

A bone whit foamy head, settles quick with lots of lacing:
super clear and honey colored

S nice hopes to the nose

T gentle bite to the tongue....

M
a bit on the syrupy side not sweet but a bit thick
Dnot the best ever, but for sure worth the ride!!!

Jan 17, 2021
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Dodgerfan_33 from Nevada

4.39/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice citrus ipa with a balanced amount of hops and bitterness
Look: nice Amber color with a bit of haze and about afinger of head light lacing.
Smell: smells of orange, citrus, pineapple, grapefruit, passion fruit, bit of sweet and dank ness.
Taste: very well balanced Citrus bomb. Perfect hops an ver sessionable at 6.2
Overall: I really enjoyed this Ipa very well balanced and nice citrus notes, a bit of sweetness and hops.

Feb 07, 2018
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CC49 from Oregon

4.41/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

They just re-released this, and I never tried the original release, but this is really on point. Cryo hopped, dry taste, hoppy, but not too bitter. For me this is close to perfection. It has that hoppiness that Hop heads crave, but without the bitterness. I’m actually not sure if this is limited release, seasonal, or a one time thing, but I hope it sticks around. I haven’t had anything from Hop valley that has blown my mind...until now. Hoping this dankness is here to stay, because I can destroy this stuff without even thinking about it. Dangerously crushable. Will repeat as often as possible. Well executed Hop Valley.

Jan 20, 2018
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Marvicsin from California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nov 11, 2019
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BEER88 from Washington

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nov 06, 2020
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Spikester from Oregon

4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear gold with two fingers of eggshell head. Curtains of lace appear as the head drops.
Green slightly dank floral hops some pine and some bready malts.
Taste is green slightly dank floral hops some orange bitter piney and bready malt support.
Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Finish is dry and medium bitter.
Overall a easy drinking IPA. Best by May 25, 2020.

Jan 25, 2020
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gefinley from California

3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Feb 20, 2020
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patre_tim from Thailand

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden with moderate carbonation, and a thin beige foam for head.
Smells of citrus, Pine, Caramel, grapefruit pith and battery acid.

The taste was the nose. It ends with a malty finish.

Medium body with moderate carbonation.

I got this in Redding California and I’m drinking it on May 19, 2019. Excellent brew!

May 20, 2019
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Asics from Washington

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sep 15, 2019
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ChuckTom from Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Apr 25, 2020
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jera1350 from Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aug 01, 2019
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Nage37 from California

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apr 13, 2019
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jdavin from Washington

3.87/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

All of Hop Valley's Cryo hops "stash" beers are very low in IBU. At 45 IBUs, this is not really an IPA, it's an APA (American Pale Ale). An IPA would be at least 50 IBU, and up to 70 if you like more bitter IPAs. The low IBU has the result of making it taste very sweet in flavor and body.

Perhaps the Miller Coors ownership of Hop Valley is causing them to make their beers less hoppy in order to make them more accessible to drinkers who like Coors Light? Whatever the reason, Bubble Stash is one of the better low-IBU sweet "IPAs" in the series - a decent fruity summer drinking beach beer.

Look: Pale yellow color, cloudy / hazy.
Smell: Citrus and sweet fruit - passionfruit, grapefruit, orange.
Taste: Citrusy hop flavor mixed with fruity sweetness.
Feel: A bit sticky on the palate, medium bodied.

Aug 29, 2020
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UCLABrewN84 from California

3.34/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

May 19, 2019
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jakecattleco from California

4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nov 18, 2019
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AleManDan from California

4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer straddles the line between session IPA and full fledged IPA and for the style, this is dynamite.

Great big hop flavors without much bitterness. Indeed can states 45 IBU. Big tingling hop flavors on the tongue after a great albeit subdued aroma (I don’t have the best sense of smell sometimes so it may smell amazing). Big wet hop stone fruits (grapefruit, orange...complex, that’s why we love mosaic hops although I wonder what other hops are on the bill) on the tongue thanks to the mosaic hops and then finishes dry and makes you want to dive back in.

I just bought more for the beach tomorrow.

Apr 20, 2019
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MeanMotaScootah from California

3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Aroma is sweet and fruity - non describe tropical fruits. Pours a light golden color - lots of head and bright carbonation. The mouthfeel is something to note - it's creamy and light - almost like it was a draft. Flavor is mildy bitter, crisp, almost a champagne character. This skews on the sweet hoppy side of the spectrum so a good choice for an introduction to IPAs. This is called an American IPA but I'd say it's more on the West Coast style. A nice beer - pick it up if you get the chance.

May 25, 2019
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beerthulhu from New Jersey

3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

-Enjoyed at Spernard Road House in Anchorage Alaska 2020. On draft.

A: Golden orange is the coloring with a creamy topping fresh off the tap. Light carbonation factor. Nice full band of lacing runs down the vessel (std. pint glass).

S: Sweet fresh fruitiness opens up the aroma. Juicy, pineapple-mango comes to mind. Citrusy flower, dank herbal and dried stonefruit offer a small helping hand. Citrusy-grapefruit and breakfast juice (grapefruit) are abundant.

T: For flavor a crisp mention of grapefruit and semi-dry pineapple open. Crisp with a mid to high level of bittering factor mixes some wet juicy fruit, along with some dried citrusy pine hop cones. Malty sweetness, with bright tangerines and some flowery hops to balance. Touches of grassiness, some dried honey bitterness and bready malts. Dank herbal and pine resin rounds out.

M: Mouthful was very crisp, light to medium offering.

O: Crisp, wet nose, with a mixture of wet and dry hopping for flavor. Crushable at 6%, with a high rate of drinkability factoring in. Flowery dry hops adds just the right amount of finish to look forward to the next thirst quenching sip.

Sep 08, 2020
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WilliamGustin from Nevada

4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What a great, fun beer with dinner! Poured from draft, nice golden color with tight-bubble, dissolving head. Hops noticeable but not overwhelming. Some pine, a little citrusy, just nice balance with a meal. I think someone said ‘lively’ in the other reviews - perfect word for this beer! Not a ‘blow your mind’ beer, but a solid 4 overall for me.

Nov 02, 2019
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UWDAWG from Washington

3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a tulip glass.

Look- Pale gold, hazy, no visible sediment, frothy white head, above average head retention and lacing.

Smell- Tropical, melon.

Taste- Tropical, melon, watery finish.

Feel- Thin body, above average carbonation, watery.

Oct 27, 2019
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jwc215 from Arizona

3.82/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz. can - Freshness date of December 4, 2019 stamped on the bottom:

Pours slightly hazed golden yellow. A foamy head leaves trailing lace.

The smell is of dank resin, pine, pineapple, mango, papaya.

Not the fullest IPA but it is smooth, easy to drink and juicy.

An interesting IPA. Tropical with a dank quality. Sweet-leaning for an iPA, but still has enough bitterness to keep it in style. Worth checking out!

Sep 03, 2019
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SushiSakeBeer from Oregon

4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Dec 06, 2020
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deereless from Colorado

3.42/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aug 02, 2019
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JTuomi from Finland

3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oct 23, 2020
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a_silva_016 from Arizona

4.46/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jun 11, 2020
Bubble Stash from Hop Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 99 ratings