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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. It’s 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."


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Clear golden pour. Pine with floral and citrus aroma. Bold and complex taste with the aroma coming through. A good ipa.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (2762) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2012
Sparse old note: vegetal hop aroma -- light yellow/gold - borders on double - warm but only 7% - ok - slight mediciny

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttoadee (668) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Pale pour, small white head that held for a bit. Slight bread smell that is passed by hops...pine cone resin, slight flower perfume, hint citrus. Balanced, but dominant, hop bitterness through the middle. Surprisingly light on it’s feet, nice medium body. Good IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hiikeeba (9) - Fredericskburg, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2012 does not count
I keep trying find something like Pliney the Elder, which isn't available in Texas. This comes close. It's a bit too bitter and lacks that big grapefruit nose I remember. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2012
12oz. Bottle (at 7%ABV per the Bottle).: Got in trade from Errl; THANKS Chris! Aroma of hops, citrus, pine, hop oil, grapefruit, and some crystal malt. Poured orange in color with a small, off-white head that lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of tiny and small-sized particles throughout. Very good lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of hops, pine, resin, wood, citrus, light fruit, and a hint of grass. Medium body. Oily, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Medium bitter, lightly sweet, hop, pine, resin, light fruit finish is lightly dry. 7%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (2716) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 3, 2012
UPDATED: APR 26, 2013 Strong IPA, tastes like a double, drank in Austin Texas, very hoppy, overall solid.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
neepsntatties (1216) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2012
Bottle thanks to "hannont". Colour...apricot-gold with a thin head. Nose... Slightly musty hops. Palate...dusty hops with a dry sharpness. Not spectacular but okie dokie.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2012
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2012
12oz bottle. Cloudy orange body with some white head. Nose of citrus, caramel, and pine. Flavor is pretty balanced with some earthy and pine hops, more caramel.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dnstone (2147) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Juicey fresh pine hop aroma. Copper-golden in color with thick white head. Full bodied pine hoppy up front with solid malt backbone and lingering earthy hop finish.


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