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RATINGS: 125   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."


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7137) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 2, 2011
Bottled. Poured hazy medium golden with a short, sticky whitish head. The aroma picked up honey and bready malts with wet earthy and lesser citrus accents.. smelled sugary, but alright. The flavor found fruity and bready sweetness at the core, with more bitterness than the nose suggested (grainy pine, grassy notes, and citrus led).. peppery and warmer on the finish.. not greatly interesting in any regard, but it was a decent drinker. Medium-bodied and grainy on the palate.. fairly bitter, but not always in a good way.. this was aiight.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammer (1042) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2011
Copper pour from bottle with a nice white head. Aroma is summer fruits and some spice. Taste is citrus, pine and slightly sweet. Mild bitter finish. Very decent IPA.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
drowland (6049) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2011
3/20/11. 12oz bottle courtesy Cavie. I drank the whole thing. Eat me, Travis! Chunky, cloudy amber pour with plenty of yeast sediment and basically no head. Bitter, caramel aroma with spicy, earthy hops and some dirty dishrag. Similar flavor with a dry bite, a hint of astringent vodka flavor, and a dash of butter. Nasty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2011
12oz bottle thanks to Colby as an extra, drank in my Orval glass...Pours a not entirely appealing dark honey gold that is very light on the sides but super dark in the middle. An off white head that rises about a finger and half but looks whimpy, as if its going to fall quickly. It falls to half a finger fast but shows off some nice lacing...A light aroma, malty start of bread and pineapples, but a little generic in both departments. The hops show through on the back reminding me of a really light pale ale. Light wet grass hops that are sweet and have a hint of alcohol...Taste is a slight improvement over the aroma, bready pineapples to start followed by a boring light grass hop. Doesnít taste bad by any means just boring, wish the hops showed off more. An easy to drink pale ale that doesnít have a ton of flavor or anything with it. A decent session beer or one to start the night with, but donít trade for it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2011
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 17/09/2010 Hoppy aroma. Clear golden coloured hoppy and fruity with a hint of bitterness in a creamy malt finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (7410) - Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours a darkish orange/amber, slightly hazy, with a foamy off-white head that sticks for a good while before leaving some nice lacing. It has a nice sweet, but hoppy scent, my nose is kind of stuffed so i am pissed that i cant fully smell this one. The taste is smooth an sweet. The malts mix nicely with the hops which have a slightly tropical vibe. Not an in your face ipa but a solid one. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 08-12-2010 04:07:50

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cavie (3795) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2011
Bottle from Whip In. Murky ass pour that is colored a dark orange to brownish color. Foamy white head. This smells amazing. Lots of sweet hops, floral in nature with some spice. Very fruity and very nice. Flavor is also very hoppy and fruity with a lightly dry finish. This is a very good IPA!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fratto (2616) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2011
Bottle from Cavie. Orange pour with a white head. Aroma is a little bread, caramel, and fruit. Taste is floral, a little citrus, and a little caramel. Sticky aftertaste lingers a little long.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Bottle:   Milky amberish, sediment floats about, huge foamy off-white head, very nice lacing.   Pale hop nose, otherwise pixie stix like aroma.   Soft hoppiness up front, candish sweetness, soft backside.   Fairly smooth, not very bitter, sweeter than most.   This almost seems like a very sweet American Pale Ale.   I am getting some of that airy kool-aid or pixie stix type sweetness.   While not bad, it seems a little like an okay homebrew because of that artificial sweetness.   Body and mouthfeel are average.   Soft hop finish, sweet, candyish in that powdery sugar sorta way.   Tiz okay, but seems a little artificial.   Thanks Bill!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2010
A Sim rate (one of the epic "Pool Table Tastings" in Rome, thanks to Alex): Aroma of sweet, orangey, flowery hops. Flavour thatís sharp initially, with a citric hop that balances out into a real bitter finish. Pretty good beer... and from my home state - yeehaw!


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