Freedom Of '78 - Short's Brewing Company
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3.05/5 rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
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.
Serving type: bottle
04-13-2014 02:23:59 | More by Stevedore
2.56/5 rDev -37.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
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.
Serving type: bottle
04-04-2014 15:22:38 | More by NuckleDragger
Freedom Of '78 from Short's Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 368 ratings.