Independence is an American ale strain that is great for making hop-forward beers! It will produce more fruity esters than a standard, neutral American ale yeast strain. These esters tend to mesh well with hop character, bringing out their full potential. While it can be used in hoppy beers, it can also give a unique character to English ales and stouts, and can work in a range of different ales. Give this one a try next time you are planning on making a hoppy beer!