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Freedom Of '78 - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

341 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 341
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.51%


Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: surlytheduff on 12-16-2010)
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Reviews by andrewjraab:
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andrewjraab

Michigan

3.91/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up the LAST bottle at Copper Vine in Grandville. Poured in a SAPP glass.

Pours a golden amber with good clarity. Fluffy white head quickly dissipates. Decent lacing and stick to the glass.

Smells amazing - big citrus aroma, mixed with a sweet smell of caramel?

T - mouth watering citrus hop juiciness. Finishes with an off balanced bittersweet. Brown Sugar?

O - This was highly drinkable and I'm glad I got a chance to taste it. I wish I could have gotten my hands on more. This is an really solid collaboration and well done summer IPA.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2013 02:16:27 | More by andrewjraab
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12oz bottle, indeterminate bottling date. Thanks Kevin. Poured into an unlabeled snifter today, 4/12/2014.

App- Hazy orange body, small one finger white head with little retention, not much lacing.

Smell- Sticky but faint tropical fruit, a bit of burnt rubber, faint pale malt breadiness and sweetness.

Flavour- Pale malt sweetness up front, a little bit of citrus flavours dance on the palate, receding to a burnt rubber flavour accompanied by an unmistakeable tropical fruit flavour, probably guava or papaya. This is not a very tasty profile for me, but I see what they're trying to accomplish here.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied, slightly undercarbonated, resinous body that isn't too bitter. Faint tropical fruit flavours on the backend. Solid.

Overall- Decent pale ale that certainly does incorporate some tropical fruit flavours into the beer, especially the good aspects. However, the faint burnt rubber-like off-flavours is taking a lot away from my enjoyment of this beer.

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I really wanted to like this beer after reading other reviews and buying into the hype. Picked up two Freedom of '78s in a mix-and-match 6 pack.

A: Light sunrise orange with just a tad of haze and a small dissipating head.

S: The smell was good. Standard sweet IPA smell with good hints of fruit. So far so good.

T: This is where it went down hill for me. The guava took over in the taste department and left a terrible aftertaste. Yuck!

M: Just a light carbonation on this one. Boarder line watery.

O: I have never had guava, now I know why. The after taste is like a seagull shit in my mouth. Freedom doesn't taste like that. Not sure If I am gonna drink the second one or dump in down the drain.

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Freedom Of '78 from Short's Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 341 ratings.