7th Anniversary Ale (Oak Aged English IPA) | Independence Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Independence Brewing Co.
Texas, United States | website

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Mora2000 on 10-30-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings:
6
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
9.83%
 
 
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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 6
Photo of scottyb2337
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer uses Independence's Stash IPA as it's base and then oak ages in a pretty unique way. The brewery doesn't use barrels or chips, instead it uses an oak "screw". this device provides more surface area for the beer to come in contact with. In doing so the flavors are introduced within a shorter period of time and keeps the brew "younger".

Overall a very young, fresh tasting IPA. Bright, fresh pine and citrus notes to start, changing into mellow oaky dry finish with the perfect amount of hop bite. A personal "everyday" favorite.

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Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Draught House 43rd Anniversary Party.

The beer pours a hazy golden yellow color with a small white head. The aroma has a lot of floral notes from the English hops, but there is also a nice orange citrus component and some lightly oaked notes.

The flavor follows suit. You can definitely tell the base beer is an English IPA with the floral and slightly earthy hop notes, as well as some biscuit and a little bit of orange citrus. The oak is light, but is pretty well done. It doesn't overpower the other components, but accentuates them instead.

Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation.

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7th Anniversary Ale (Oak Aged English IPA) from Independence Brewing Co.
4.07 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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