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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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(send 'em beer!)
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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rjcoy06

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

04-23-2013 10:22:54 | More by rjcoy06
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

04-15-2014 20:34:15 | More by ygtbsm94
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atone315

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

09-12-2013 20:53:12 | More by atone315
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alex021224

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

06-08-2013 00:08:53 | More by alex021224
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irv2424

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

05-02-2013 22:14:50 | More by irv2424
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Tee2Grn

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

11-25-2012 01:36:37 | More by Tee2Grn
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chippo33

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

05-23-2013 01:28:00 | More by chippo33
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emottram

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

03-27-2014 20:20:51 | More by emottram
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bvdubn

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

05-11-2013 00:54:15 | More by bvdubn
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matthageman

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

05-17-2012 17:53:58 | More by matthageman
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miwestcoaster

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

05-11-2013 20:28:43 | More by miwestcoaster
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

08-24-2013 01:04:16 | More by zekeman17
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Onenote81

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Huge thanks to browna71 (Alex) for a sixer of this fine brew in a recent trade! 12oz bottle poured into a chalice.

Pours a faintly hazy dark copper/orange with a thin half-finger width white head on top. Some spotty lace clings to the glass. The nose is bursting with scents of fresh-squeezed oranges, pineapple, guava. Slightly peppery, with a faint alcohol singe on the back end.

Good full-bodied IPA with plenty of carbonation zip. There's plenty of bitter hops to go around with this beer, but my overall impression is pepper and spices. I expected more of a fruity-tasting IPA, but this one is herbal, earthy, and spicy. Part of this reminds me of Saison Du BUFF (any version) with the herbal notes, but it is definitively an IPA. Some citrus sweetness rounds it out, and there's a crisp bitter finish. As far as drinkability is concerned, the spiciness may wear on me after awhile, but it is a pleasure to sip one. A good bitter beer that will cure my hop-fix any day.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2011 19:47:32 | More by Onenote81
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markgugs

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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bwarren82

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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PhilDaBrewer

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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Lozanoa11

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

05-01-2012 21:40:46 | More by Lozanoa11
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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TechBrew

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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PHBoiler

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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jschott75

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

03-23-2014 01:50:18 | More by fredmugs
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Norseman

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

04-05-2014 01:19:30 | More by Norseman
Freedom Of '78 from Short's Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 376 ratings.