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Bristol Beer Factory Independence

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Brewed by Bristol Beer Factory
Style: American Pale Ale
Bristol, England

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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask, Keg & Bottle conditioned; Regular.

US Style pale ale. Very distinctive pale ale that we have hopped continuously throughout the boil.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
R4N5H (369) - SINGAPORE - AUG 29, 2015
Draught, cask at the GBBF 2015 (London Olympia) on 14-Aug-2015. Golden amber colour with a medium sized white head. Floral pine and fruit aroma. Fruit and bitter flavour, oranges and a little grapefruit, with sweet malt and caramel. Nicely balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheKernOwl (24) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2015
Pretty yeasty – wee bit like La Chouffe, say, in colour and clarity - but thoroughly West Coast/transatlantic in flavour. Nose: Really pleasant orange/peach/melon, slight pine. Body: easy-drinking, orange/caramel/peachy, Finish: a hop kick at end and (med-?)long finish. Overall: Nicely American, nicely mild APA; altogether now: #All the lad(d)ies / Who love “Independence” / Throw ya handz up at meee… #

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thomat (2625) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2015
On tap @ GBBF 2015. Golden with a tiny white head. Fruity with floral tones. Fruit, hops, flowers and malt. Medium to light body with a nice bitter sweet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (7876) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 14, 2015
Cask at GBBF 2015. Orange-golden,mbubbly head. Hazy. Orange,mpeach, biscuit nose, Amarillo? Very hoppy, citrus, orange, peaches, grass, pine, earth. Bready malts. Well done.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
EdKing (2173) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2015
Keg at The Lyric. Clear amber to chestnut brown beer with a large white foam head. Nose is very minerally, pine hop, caramel malt, citrousy, grapefruit. Taste is really flinty and chalky minerals with pine, kind of metallic, and then caramel, malty, citrous, grapefruit. Not really liking the heavy minerals in this. Chalk, flinky and pine kind of killing the other flavours.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
witthatsbier (403) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 13, 2015
Cask @ Blackfriars in Glasgow Aroma is fruit with grain Taste is bitter with dry fruit and a long bitter finish another nice beer from this brewery

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlasgowTAD (658) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUN 12, 2015
Pours a murky amber with a frothy white head. Aroma is dominated by caramel malts. Taste is citrusy, caramel, slight hop bitter. On cask at blackfriar

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ragnampiza (751) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - MAY 26, 2015
500 ml bottle drank at Les Vignerons. Light amber, pretty hazym with a big, fluffy and persistent white head. Relatively fresh and pleasent hoppy smell, more citrusy than tropical but with a solid earthy and piney reminiscence. Great drinkability, moderate but clean fruity bitterness. Quite dry and palate cleansing with just a subtle caramel presence in the aftertaste. Average to lively carbonationm light to medium body, creamy texture. Nice!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (9732) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 3, 2015
On tap at Euston Tap, pours a hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out piney hops, metallic notes and biscuity malt. Flavour is along the same lines, with metallic notes and a tangy hop content. Balanced decently but not overly thrilling.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (4985) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2015
Hand-pulled half-pint in the Pheasant, Wellington Shropshire on 28th April 2015. Good looking deep amber body with enough hops to float a Battleship. I like West Coast style APA’s and this had just enough bitterness to give it that sort of taste, too hoppy for some I’m sure, but it worked for me.


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