Freedom Of '78 - Short's Brewing Company
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Reviews by kevinv:
4.33/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Big thanks to beerindex for the Box 'o Short's! No dating noted on the bottle.
A - Pours a slightly hazy vibrant orange with a large fluffy white head. Carbonation is visible and bubbling the whole time.
S - Wow, this smells great! My experience with guava's is zero-to-none, so I never would have guessed that's what it was, but the smell is very distinguishable from your typical IPA. Healthy dose of citrusy hops.
T - This is odd...in a good way. Most IPA's that have the citrusy flavors like grapefruit, orange, lemon, etc., seem to come through either on the front or mid-palate, but the guava flavors here are strongly present all the way through this drink. Even minutes after my last sip, I still taste it. Nice prickly bitterness. The finish is sweet, as noted above with the lingering guava flavors.
M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. There is an unmistakable oiliness here.
D - I actually really enjoyed this one. I had been interested in trying some of Short's offerings for awhile since they seem to be so outside of the box and this one definitely showcases what they can do.
Looking forward to trying some of their others.
Serving type: bottle
04-27-2011 23:10:22 | More by kevinv
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Freedom Of '78 from Short's Brewing Company
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