ronaldtheriot (1496) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - NOV 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Independence Stash IPA has a fairly thin, white head, a semi-clear, orange-gold appearance, powdery sediment suspended throughout, tight bubble streams, and good lacing left behind on the glass. The aroma is of sharp and strong hop resin, with a background of pine, citrus, and white bread. Taste is hop resin forward, with sweet white bread, some grapefruit (but, not too much), and sweet, white bread. The hop bitterness sets in, as one drinks this down, and the alcohol is not present in aroma, nor taste. Mouthfeel is medium, slick, and prickly, and Stash IPA finishes mostly dry and relatively easy drinking. RJT
onceblind (5307) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
Maverick34 (2546) - New York, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught from esquire in San Antonio. Poured a nice orange, slight floral kick, some pine. A good ipa.
Travlr (15610) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
jgb9348 (5062) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Tonkun (1110) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Houston beer fest. Citrus and pine throughout. Medium body. Light creamy finish. Easy to drink and refreshing. Nice
drfabulous (4697) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Esquire, San Antonio. Hoppy IPA with slight citrus in taste. Decent nose. Flavor carries through.
TXBadger (1881) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
rumproasts (4004) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Headbanger (3514) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.