ttutony (586) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper color. Nice balance between all of the elements. Hop character shows through well.
graham515 (536) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a beautiful amber into the glass with a quickly vanishing head and bright orange highlights. Aroma is a really nice blend of citrus and spicy resinous hop notes with a bit of candy-like sweetness. Flavor has some caramel malt and a nice balanced (for an IPA) bitterness. Nice medium body makes this quaffable. Loads of flavor on this one. Kudos to the guys at Independence! While admittedly I havenít tried all of their beers, this is the first one I have liked and I REALLY like it!
EDIT: Just saw that the ABV listed is 8%! That 8% is really well hidden.
thirdeye11 (5338) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle) Murky orange pour with a nice oily head of bubbles. Nose of citrus hops, and spicy notes too. Taste of faded hops, earth, some pine and a watery body.
travita (3476) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, golden in color, ok white head. The smell is earth, pineapples, hops, and citrus. The taste is low bitterness, citrus, fruits, and ok
mar (4468) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
amber with a cream head. big citrusy hops on the nose, smooth esters. nice palate, great hop flavor with a smooth finish
kidmartinek (2968) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2009
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The right amount of refreshment on a cool fall day. Copper colored, opaque, with a heavy off-white head. Light and airy nose. The flavor lends a mineral quality to the hops. This one must have started with good water because its good all around. It has the taste and pleasant quality of a traditional IPA. Quick, bitter finish. Leaves you feeling better than you did before.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty simple and approachable IPA with a good nose and well balanced flavors.
SudsMcDuff (5360) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2009 had this while abducted in Austin .. . light perfume hops in the prop nose .. . pretty balanced for an ipa.. . pretty clean also .. . on the whole, a simple beer but an IPA made for the Texas heat .. . gold, low to medium head .. . enjoyable .. . . and wheres the abv, amazingly subtle in that department!
djd07 (2536) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2009
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Flying Saucer Austin. Has an amber color with a small frothy white head that leaves behind good sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a very faint floral hops. The taste is a sweet malt with a lingering bitter hop finish. A good IPA from Independence.
ansermadide (1408) - Kyle, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2009 (On tap at brewery, December 2007.) Man, I miss this beer. After asking for it at every open house since I tried it the first time a year ago, I found out yesterday that they ceased production of their Stash IPA because of the uncomfortable prices of hops this year. A real shame, it is... it was one of my favorites of theirs. A good, hefty and unique drink for Independenceís track record. The better things, as expected, are too worth their weight in hops.
(On tap at the Austin Saucer on April 26, 2009.) Bubbles rise slowly through its perfectly amber color, collectively forming a frothy, white head and leaving behind a thick, solid lacing. Man, I missed this. Moderate roasted hop aroma with a hint of sweetness. Flavor clean, smooth, perfectly hoppy... and the bubbles just keep on rising. Oooh, and a fly, too. Yeah, I missed this one. Thanks, Independence.