Shiny Diamonds
Independence Brewing Co.

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Style:
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #1,946
ABV:
5.8%
Score:
84
Ranked #34,863
Avg:
3.69 | pDev: 7.05%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
21
From:
Independence Brewing Co.
 
Texas, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
84
Good
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Reviews by tracycramer:
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tracycramer from Texas

4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Most pleasant.

Pale gold in color.

The citrus and other fruit takes a lot of the bitter edge off and gives it balance, unlike Independence’s “dank and resinous” Stash.

A relaxed yet tasty beer with a nice 5.8% punch.

Most pleasant. :D

Feb 23, 2019
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Gagnonsux from Texas

3.67/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Sep 30, 2017
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russpowell from Arkansas

3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effervescent straw color with 3+ fingers of rocky ivory colored head. Great lacing & good head retention

S: Bready, a little citrus, fades when warm

T: Follows the nose, a little lemon, a little lime, & a touch of tangerine up front. Dryness, grassyness, lime, breadyness & a little orange peel, Finishes with orange peel & a little bready dryness

MF: Light body, crisp carbonation, nice balance

A very solid APA, probably the best beer I've had from these guys

Jan 31, 2018
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depechemode1983 from Texas

3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale gold. The head is white, one finger, and foamy. Rentention is moderate and leaves a good amount of lacing.

The noise is juicy. Im picking up pineapple, peach, orange, and a grapefruit bitterness. Its fairly aromatic.

Nice strong bitterness up front and bitter forward. Aproaching IPA range. Still there is a nice tropical fuit sweetness to balance it while adding some complexity.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and wet. Carbonation is in the middle with a very crisp bubbly feel.

I was actually very surprised with this one. A solid well rounded APA for sure

Nov 09, 2018
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kjkinsey from Texas

3.52/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dec 17, 2017
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JayAre46 from Texas

3.76/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Oct 09, 2017
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kylehay2004 from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sep 05, 2017
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StArnoldFan from Texas

3.61/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jan 18, 2018
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Jame515 from Texas

4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nov 14, 2017
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GarbageMan10 from Texas

3.47/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nov 18, 2017
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Karibourgeois from Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Feb 14, 2019
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cgrunin from Texas

3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Oct 22, 2017
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gilgar from Texas

4.33/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Mar 06, 2016
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Pro_Magnon from Texas

3.61/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apr 03, 2018
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JohnDon from Texas

3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jan 25, 2019
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puck1225 from Texas

3.52/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into a tulip glass. Clear light yellow with a huge foamy head that was short lived but good lacing. Lemony smell and taste. Some sweet grassiness. Refreshing.

Feb 18, 2018
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bluesyasian from Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nov 04, 2017
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S-Taylor from Texas

3.15/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

May 03, 2018
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Rangerjak from Texas

3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Feb 01, 2019
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SFC21 from Florida

3.21/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Mar 22, 2019
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RiceOwls27 from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Apr 20, 2020
Shiny Diamonds from Independence Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 21 ratings