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Independence Brewing Stash IPA

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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Stash IPA is defined by the hops. 7 additions of 4 different varietals, Columbus, Galaxy, Nugget and Cascade create a hop explosion that finishes clean. A dank, resinous and enlightening hop trip. Itís got mad hops.
Head Brewer Michael Waters: "The Stash is a reincarnated beast. It makes sense to go to the source, and IPA for me is defined by the West Coast. Three pounds of hops per barrel, 100 IBU, and a large dose of Columbus hops so the aroma matches the name."


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
onceblind (4286) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Clear deep golden under a thin rocky white head. Dank earthy and resiny nose with a little Indian incense. Big bitter leafy flavor thatís dank and resiny and a little like weed. Pale malt body thatís just balancing enough but the earthy dank tones are pretty prevalent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (2308) - New York, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Draught from esquire in San Antonio. Poured a nice orange, slight floral kick, some pine. A good ipa.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (12253) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Draft at the source. Hazy orange amber color, fluffy white head. Nice aroma of pine needles, orange peel. Taste is big and stick citrus and pine. Very nice.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (4768) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Crisp, very slightly hazy blonde golden coloured body with a thin, half centimetre tall pure white head. Aroma of bright hops, citrus, light malt, alcohol and a bit of grass and herbs. Light to Medium-bodied; Strong grassy, herbal and perfumey hop character up front with a strong malt backbone and an assertive spicey yeast note, for the style, especially. Aftertaste shows mostly herbal and grassy hops with a pungent malt backbone and some stronger alcohol flavours as well. Overall, a nice and pungent IPA with not too much hop bitterness, but more of a grassy and kick from the citrus than anything else. Decent to try, but not great and not in the same boat as the best IPAs from the West Coast. This is pretty much what I was expecting (a middle of the road IPA), until I saw these scores, but this beer doesnít warrant this type of rating. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Whip-In in Austin, Texas on 05-May-2014 for US$1,79 sampled at home in Washington on 11-August-2014.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tonkun (873) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Tap at Houston beer fest. Citrus and pine throughout. Medium body. Light creamy finish. Easy to drink and refreshing. Nice

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4048) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Draught at Esquire, San Antonio. Hoppy IPA with slight citrus in taste. Decent nose. Flavor carries through.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TXBadger (1421) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2014
Pours a hazy amber color with white head. On the nose there is citrus, pine, and flowery hops; follows onto the palate. Finish lingers a while.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2901) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2014
tap. Amber with small head. Averageish IPA with mild malt body and medium hops. Hops seem slightly on the dull side, but reasonable flavor nonetheless.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headbanger (3323) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2014
12oz bottle 12/9/10 (Whole Foods-Lamar)-Pours a hazy orange with a big white head and floaties. Aroma of hops and citrus. Taste of the same with more hops and malt. This medium to full bodied brew is a nice tasting IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gkeh (217) - Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Pours golden, big white head. The nose is big citrus hops, maybe a little sweet malt. Taste is dank, resin, hoppy goodness. Finishes dry, with nice lacing. Fantastic IPA.


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