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Half Acre / Short's / Piece Freedom Of '78 - Half Acre Beer Company

Half Acre / Short's / Piece Freedom Of '78Half Acre / Short's / Piece Freedom Of '78

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83 Ratings
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.43%


Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed with 1000 lbs. of guava pulp from Ecuador. Collaboration with Short's and Jonathan Cutler of Piece.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 08-06-2010)
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malcontent

Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Spinal meningitis got you down? Half Acre's Freedom of '78 is here to help!

Pours a brilliant shade of golden-orange with just a smidge of head to its credit.

The aroma of this beer is nothing short of a knockout. A vibrant citrus scent emanates from the glass, tugging me closer with every sniff. Tropical citrus at its most intense.

Well, yeah, it's delicious. Huge hop punch right up from with a softly sweet finish that ends up finishing mercifully clean. No lingering hoppy cloyingness (a la Shewolf) here.

The only knock on this beer is that there is a surprisingly high degree of oiliness on the finish, which is a real shame given how clean the actual taste is. If HA can figure out a way to tweak this (like they have done with Gossamer) this could be an all-time great.

I'm almost done with the growler, is that an indicator of drinkability? One of the best to come out of Half Acre, and that's saying something. Gumballhead has a very local competitor for the title of best hopped-up wheat beer.

Serving type: growler

08-07-2010 05:17:24 | More by malcontent
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Half Acre / Short's / Piece Freedom Of '78 from Half Acre Beer Company
93 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.