Independence Pale Ale

Independence Brewing Company

USA

Butter. That's what I was tasting first time I tried it. It was such a handsome amber color in the glass, and had such a pleasant hop aroma the first time I tried this that I almost missed it. But there was something not quite right about the flavor, so I tried another bottle the next night. Hmm...thick, oily head. Take a sip: yep, there it is. Butter. Diacetyls, according to Magic Hat, who seems to really know his brews. I couldn't finish it. Damn. And I had such high hopes for this beer, since this is a new brewery down in Austin. Hope they can correct this soon.

Reviewed: August 19, 2006

Rating: 5/10

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