In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


Independence Brewing Co. Stash IPA

Aroma: “Lemon and orange notes dominate the aroma with a touch of lemongrass in the background. Some tropical fruit notes, and some toasted malt.”

Flavor: “Clean base malt with a touch of honey sweetness and complexity. Notes of lemon, pine, a bit of orange, some grassy notes. The citrus and lemongrass hops cut through the light sweetness and carry the moderate bitterness through to the finish.”

Overall: “"Nice combination of toasted malt and tropical hops that feels very delicate. Well balanced and complex on all fronts. Finishes a touch sweet, but otherwise a very nice IPA.”