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Bristol Beer Factory Independence

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


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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Cask, Keg & Bottle conditioned; Regular.

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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Heidbummer (260) - SCOTLAND - SEP 21, 2016
Pours clear gold, persistent thin white head. Slightly musty. Really really dry, nicely bitter. Refreshing. Not complex, but a good first pint with loads of hops. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Towey1989 (1895) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2016
Cask at The Hop Inn, Newcastle-Under-Lyme. A clear pale amber colour with a medium white head. Aroma of orange, grapefruit, some lemon, slight pine, a little peach, a hint of biscuity malts and subtle grassy, floral hops. Taste of orange, grapefruit, some lemon, slight peach, a little pine, a hint of biscuity malts, maybe caramel and subtle floral hops. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A dryish, fruity, citrus hop bitterness in the finish. A really nice, hoppy APA with a good amount of fruit and slight sweetness. Really drinkable, nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2016
Bouteille 50cl, de et partagée avec Pierre et Thomas. BB 31.05.2017. Batch # 1829. Couleur orange, col blanc crémeux léger. Arôme au nez fruité tropical et agrumes assez plaisant. Rétro malté contre-balance le tout apportant des effluve smalts plus en avant, centrées sur le malt pâle. Palais est fruité assez US dans l’approche, léger tropical, avec des notes agrumes rappelant le Cascade et autres houblons C. Caramel et caractère grains restent plus en avant. Très léger, se boit facilement tout en gardant une inspiration anglaise niveau levure, malgré ce côté américain dans l’usage des houblons.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (18322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2016
Draught at Waterloo Tap, London. Slightly hazy golden beer with a nice lasting offwhite head. Fruity hay aroma, grass, grapes, some grapefruit, tiny sourish. Fruity grassy flavor, citrus, hay, floral notes. Kinda thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (6732) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2016
Keg at Draft House Seething. It pours a clean golden color with a small white head. Aroma is crispy grassy with notes of dried leaves, grains and lemon peel. Taste is also crispy grainy and tangy with notes of grass grains lemon peel and a medium bitter finish. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, refreshing

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (2614) - CROATIA - MAY 23, 2016
Cask at the Brighton Beer Dispensary. Pours orange with white head. Nice lacing. Citrus, ripe fruit, caramel malts, biscuit. Sweetish with bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cimbasso (772) - - MAY 22, 2016
Sampled on draught at the Railway in Blackheath, London. An copper-coloured beer with a thin white head and an aroma of malt and hops. The taste has a good malt component, overlaid with flavours of orange, grapefruit and pine resin. Good mouthfeel. A very nice APA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ForlornHope (417) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours hazy amber with a thin white head. The first whiff shows that this is one hoppy beer - pine resin galore with an earthiness that reminds me of a patch of nettles on a hot day. The sip has a little sweetness, immediately followed with a massive bitterness. There is a juicy maltiness in the background, but the overwhelming taste is of nettle, wood and resin. As you would guess, a raspingly dry finish. I found it slightly unbalanced, but I suspect the hopheads put there would like this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (6291) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2016
Fra fat på Piccadilly Tap 15 Feb 16. Delt med Rune. Aprikosfarget. Lavt tett stabilt skum. Kompakt teppelacing. God fruktaroma. Mest fersken. Smaken grapefrukt. Bra - men lite variasjon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
M_Sack (623) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2016
Bottle. Bronze/orange, off white frothy head with heavy lacing. Aromas of grapefruit with strong caramel backbone. Immediate grapefruit bitterness, mid palate pine and an earthy, biscuity finish. Good balancing malt background tames a hop forward beer. Slightly over carbonated ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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