Imperial's Independence strain is another versatile option that is slightly higher in esters than their Flagship strain and great for hop forward ales. It will impart some fruit characteristics to help your IPA's and Pale ales shine but can also be used successfully in English ales.
- Attenuation: 72-76%
- Flocculation: Medium
- Optimum Fermentation Temp: 60-72F (16-22C)
I'm glad Imperial Yeast is now bagged; I had a can explode before they changed packaging. Yeast came packed safely with ice pack and was still cool. I used a starter and yeast was viable. Brew (OG 1.064) fermented without issue and hit FG on schedule. Brew is now being dry hopped. I wanted to try a new yeast in West Coast IPA(only used s05/WY1056 before) to accent the hops, so I will update this review on final taste/aroma impressions once brew is ready. My previous experience with Imperial Yeast was great when I used "Darkness" for an Imperial Stout recipe. Highly recommend.