Freedom Of '78 - Short's Brewing Company
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Reviews by Pellinore1:
3.58/5 rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Thanks to kdub87 for this bottle.
Pours clear orange into a pint glass, producing two fingers of just barely off-white head. This fades gently, settling into a thin cap.
One moment I think I smell a classic IPA, citrus hops with a touch of pine, then I am sniffing a glass of tropical fruit juice. Very interesting aroma here, and quite pleasant.
I don't think the flavors come together quite as well as the smell does. Again we have hops and tropical fruit, but I almost feel like the hop bitterness is fighting the sweetness, rather than complementing it. Certainly not bad, but it seems a little messy.
Light to medium body, with nice carbonation, this is a pleasant feeling beer.
Drinkability is fine, just limited a bit by the unusual flavors. One is good, but I'd prefer to follow it with a more traditional IPA.
Serving type: bottle
01-24-2011 00:12:09 | More by Pellinore1
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