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Independence ESB - Independence Brewing Co.

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Independence ESB
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BA SCORE
89
very good

21 Ratings
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Ratings: 21
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Independence Brewing Co. visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: elNopalero on 02-09-2012)
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Texasfan549, Nov 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

zonker17, Jan 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

greenspointexas, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of elNopalero
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This pours with a dark orangish hue and a lot of foam. Lightly hopped, aroma-wise, with a crisp hop flavor. What stands out is that there’s an interesting ‘orange bitters’ quality on the finish as well. It’s a well-rounded ESB overall, and one I'd certainly drink again.

elNopalero, Feb 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

phishbone23, Jan 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

ChaseTheAce, Oct 28, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

MaddDogg84, Jan 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

videofrog, Dec 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Radome, Dec 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

JeffSuttonTX, Mar 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

msanborn, Dec 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

StevenLaValley, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of omnigrits
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A. Pours a slightly hazy amber-brown colour with an off-white head. Minimal lace.

S. Some toffee/caramel malts, a little grain, some tangy, citrusy hop aromas.

T. More of the same with a deliciously dry finish. Nice hop character.

M. Medium bodied, a little prickly.

O. I'd be tempted to call this an ASB (American Special Bitter) if such a thing existed. Hey, maybe it does now! The balance leans a little too much towards the hops, I felt. A nice beer to drink though. Independence keeps coming up with plenty of those.

omnigrits, Feb 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

DerekSmigelski, Sep 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

jdwilliamson79, Dec 15, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

SquidVicious, Sep 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

ATXboozer, Nov 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

thugherman, Sep 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

JedSeed, Mar 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

awalsh, Jan 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

TxZemer, Jan 08, 2014
Independence ESB from Independence Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.