Up & Down
Independence Brewing Co.

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Independence Brewing Co.
Texas, United States
American Blonde Ale
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3.41 | pDev: 21.99%
Mar 21, 2020
Dec 03, 2019
Nitro Coffee Blonde Ale made with Brazilian coffee beans. Made in collaboration with Little City Coffee roasters of Austin, TX.
Recent ratings and reviews.
Rated: 4.26 by BoodahMoogle from Arkansas

Mar 21, 2020
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Reviewed by Robbllaw

1.89/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5
I will say this was out of a can, so maybe a fresh tap would be better. I thought to myself, how are they going to pull off a coffee blonde? Seems impossible to have a blonde ale with a dark coffee. Anywho, very simply: they didnt. One of very few beers I didnt feel bad about letting go to waste. There is a nitro ball in the can. The beer spewed out as if I shook it for five minutes. When pouring into the glass, I ended up 75% foam and the rest liquid. In my opinion these nitro balls make beers taste flat even though theyre bubbly as all hell. Glad I bought only one to try. Good job exploring something new that piqued my interest, but this is an awful brew.
Mar 08, 2020
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.18/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a clear golden color with a one finger head of fizzy white foam. The head fades over a moderate level of time leaving just a little bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is fruity and bready with the fruity aroma being of a bit of orange and some peach. Along with these smells comes a little bit of grass and hay.
Taste – The taste begins with a bit of a slightly bready and crackery taste with a touch of grain and grass. There is a tiny bit of a caramel sweetness upfront which gets a touch stronger as the taste moves forward. All the while some hay and grass comes to the tongue and leaves one with a moderately sweet and bready taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is normal. For feel is decent and makes for a nice easy drinking brew.
Overall – A decent kolsch overall, but nothing all that great. Worth a try but nothing to go out of your way for.
Jan 11, 2020
Rated: 3.8 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Jan 06, 2020
Rated: 3.55 by cdwil from Texas

Dec 22, 2019
Rated: 3.8 by kjkinsey from Texas

Dec 03, 2019
Up & Down from Independence Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.41 out of 5 with 6 ratings