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Freedom Of '78 - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

376 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 376
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 51
Gots: 31 | FT: 2
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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kdmcguire10

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

04-20-2013 23:30:09 | More by kdmcguire10
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imfrommichigan

Utah

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

09-13-2013 02:33:38 | More by imfrommichigan
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Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

04-23-2014 03:02:21 | More by Mphis
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HopHeadHerman

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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hilgart1

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

05-09-2013 02:30:38 | More by hilgart1
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dmhurdle

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-17-2013 16:06:31 | More by dmhurdle
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whartontallboy

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-01-2012 01:02:15 | More by whartontallboy
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Baab200

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

03-08-2014 02:35:55 | More by Baab200
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elliott1184

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

05-17-2014 21:27:01 | More by elliott1184
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Hoopman

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-22-2011 12:04:06 | More by Hoopman
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fgilbert2

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

05-07-2014 01:29:54 | More by fgilbert2
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

04-24-2012 02:53:53 | More by iL0VEbeer
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MIbeer27

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-26-2014 19:07:44 | More by MIbeer27
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Agentveba

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

09-12-2013 03:42:07 | More by Agentveba
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GinsuDave

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

04-05-2014 01:49:03 | More by GinsuDave
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Sirvis

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

04-24-2013 21:22:53 | More by Sirvis
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Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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Texas

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Michigan

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

04-23-2013 23:47:42 | More by Michigan
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MichPaul

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I don't think I have ever had a straight up 4.5 review, this is my first.
This pours a cloudy orange with minimal head or lacing. I could use more head/lacing but I won't knock it on that. It's still beautiful.
What a great aroma! I can almost smell it as I pour. That guava and the hops mix so well. Very citrusy, enough to make it a perfect Summer beer.
Taste is a mix of sweet, sour bitterness and has an aftertaste that lingers in a good way.
About medium on the carbonation, gives it a nice mouthfeel that goes down quite smooth.
Overall, this beer is bitter sweet in two ways. Taste, and the fact that it will probably not be back for quite some time. I loved this beer and can't wait for the next time I will see it.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2012 18:53:44 | More by MichPaul
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tsmokin

Michigan

4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

first of all this beer is not retired!! they have this every year since its creation.(2010)

bottled 4-9-13
poured 4-17-13
this is one of my top 10 from short's if not top 5. the smell of this beer is amazing. nothing quite like it. the taste is fruity from what i can only asume is guava. not your traditional IPA for sure. I can only say good things about this brew and company. if there is a bad reveiw of this beer they either 1. got an infected bottle(which doesnt happen much anymore)2. they dont like the taste of guava 3. or they got a really old bottle that wasnt refridgerated.

but as for me i think this beer is just outstanding.

also thanks half acre, dont know much about you guys but hopefully that will change

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2013 19:48:04 | More by tsmokin
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

chilled out with this one this afternoon before a busy day of running around. served cold and poured into a pint glass.

nice pour with a great amber color and a smooth, even head of white that rose to about two inches before fading back down and coating the glass with a good amount of lace.

aroma of deep citrus hops, loads of grapefruit and orange, hints of lemon and pineapple, really a well made ipa. smooth and medium body let the flavor really hit home nicely and a nice smooth finish was loaded with resin filled citrus flavors and loads of dryness that soaked the water out of your palate.

overall really nicely done and a very solid ipa. i was quite impressed with how drinkable it actually is.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2011 22:42:27 | More by mikesgroove
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Urbancaver

Ohio

4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very interesting brew... After having mango mama i was really excited to try this one. Pours crispy clear and beautiful with a good amount of white frothy head that disappears quickly. Smells like hops and guava. Doesn't tast all that different than daisy cutter with guava added. Fairly subtle but good. A bit weak on the mouthfeel but overall very drinkable

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2010 00:18:55 | More by Urbancaver
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ColdPoncho

Ohio

4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - body is a very nice orange color, hard to see through, with a sizable frothy white head.

S - You can smell the guava from feet away. That's complimented nicely by citrus and piney hops.

T - strong hops up front, mostly grapefruit, and then a touch of guava sweetness on the back. bitterness lingers in the aftertaste. Really well balanced, nothing too fancy.

M - a good body, not hugely robust, but not thin, somewhere in the middle. It's hard to keep this in my mouth long enough to figure it out. I wouldn't call it creamy, but its good.

D - I think this is crazy drinkable. It tastes great, and isn't too big or anything.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2011 19:09:13 | More by ColdPoncho
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masey222

Michigan

4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Pours a slightly cloudy golden pee color not to different from a macro american pilsner with a small to non existant head and a good lacing all the way down...
It smells of the guava and mellon like sugars, delicious to me, with a tinge of really sweet floral hop...
god, it doesn't taste like anything I have ever had, the guava really comes through in the beginning with a really rich sweetness then as you swallow the hop comes through and dries out the palate and leaves a really nice and dry floral IPA taste in your mouth, all and all the beer is very well balanced and interesting to drink, an adventure in every sip...
It has a light carbonation that isn't abrasive and is crisp which really adds to the flavor and over all drink of the beer but the consistency is like tonic so a little thin for me...
It drinks well and is a very intriguing one of my more preferred fruit beers thus far.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2010 20:27:29 | More by masey222
Freedom Of '78 from Short's Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 376 ratings.