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Freedom Of '78 - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

370 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 370
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.81%
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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facundoCNB

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4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Golden copper pour with barely any head. This is one of the best smelling ipa I have ever had.. Pineapple, mango, minty freshness, guava, honey... Very sweet tropical fruit aroma.
The flavor is a bit bitter as I take the initial sip, then immediately encounter that delightful tropical fruity hop profile. Finishes with a sweet bready flavor. This is delicious.
Medium in body with lower carbonation.
This is one of the best shorts beers I've encountered so far. A lot like half acre's heyoka.. Hmm I wonder...

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2014 21:51:57 | More by facundoCNB
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

04-20-2014 03:19:05 | More by bwarren82
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Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-19-2014 23:24:19 | More by thickgirth
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hansenm72

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -14%

04-19-2014 03:38:44 | More by hansenm72
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PhilDaBrewer

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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Florida

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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Gemini6

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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EB1

California

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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Stevedore

Wisconsin

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

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Illinois

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Ohio

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Michigan

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Michigan

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Michigan

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Massachusetts

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Michigan

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Freedom Of '78 from Short's Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 370 ratings.