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Freedom Of '78 - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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368 Ratings
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Ratings: 368
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.81%
Wants: 50
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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smutty33

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-15-2012 15:52:54 | More by smutty33
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silentjay

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bottled 3/30/12. about 6 weeks old.

translucent pale copper color with a decent sized almost white head that quickly recedes and leaves chunky lacing.

Holy Guava, batman. very distinct tangy aroma of tropical fruit. behind that is some more tropical fruit. after that comes a bit of grapefruit and more tangy tropical fruit.

again, guava! tangy and sweet. begins with some hop bitterness before the tangy fruit flavors come in and attack the palate. malts add some sweetness on the backend and a bittersweetness lingers.

thinner side of medium bodied with ample carbonation.

well.... I'm not a fan of guava fruit, but in this iteration combined with some bitter grapefruity hops and a touch of malt sweetness makes this a good beer. a novelty, maybe, but I enjoy it.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2012 00:51:48 | More by silentjay
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly orange fruity coloured with loads of white foam that later leaves a lace trail. Very floral citrus hops,and remarkably the fresh guava. Still, smells like an IPA. Very smooth mouthfeel, the guava flavour is pronounced and dominates though it does not overpower, and is blended with hop oils. Hop bitterness blast in the sediment. Very drinkable and a good one.Bottle from Steve. This was cellared somewhat and would not be as appreciated by pure hopheads. Certainly reminds me of CC Guava Grove.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2012 23:36:11 | More by Sammy
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zachary80

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -14%

05-14-2012 00:15:16 | More by zachary80
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klipper

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-13-2012 21:29:20 | More by klipper
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seeswo

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-12-2012 02:00:23 | More by seeswo
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Rempo

Indiana

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-11-2012 22:24:41 | More by Rempo
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danp14

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

05-11-2012 17:26:01 | More by danp14
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superspak

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled 3/30/2012. Pours slightly cloudy golden amber color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Some decent spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of big orange, grapefruit, mango, pineapple, floral, herbal, citrus peel, light pine, earth, and slight peppery spiciness. Very nice and well balanced aromas, with good strength and complexity. Taste of big grapefruit, tart/bitter citrus rind, bread, herbal, pine, orange zest, pineapple, and earthy spiciness. Good amount of earthy and tart citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, herbal, pine, mango, and earthy spiciness on the finish for a while. Great balance of flavors with the guava character and hop bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and crisp mouthfeel. Very easy and smooth to drink at 7%. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming after the finish. Overall this is a great and very interesting IPA collaboration from Shorts and Half Acre. Great balance of flavors; and very smooth and enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2012 05:21:40 | More by superspak
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tulipcitybob

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

05-10-2012 02:17:58 | More by tulipcitybob
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tophers

Michigan

4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured hazy straw with a little bit of particulate matter floating throughout. No big deal - used to this with Short's brew (e.g. Key Lime). Smelled delicious....mix of apricot and oranges. Tasted just the same with quite a kick of bitterness. A bit of a woody hop taste that is noticeable. I would have preferred the apricot and orange taste to shine a little more.

Another very good beer from Short's!!

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2012 23:23:01 | More by tophers
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FishPondManager

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

05-07-2012 00:00:35 | More by FishPondManager
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pschul4

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-05-2012 18:57:44 | More by pschul4
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mugsy62388

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -14%

05-02-2012 00:40:25 | More by mugsy62388
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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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antoines15

California

3.5/5  rDev -14%

05-01-2012 00:53:57 | More by antoines15
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bluesplit63

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-30-2012 14:26:41 | More by bluesplit63
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NoLeafClover44

Delaware

4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to michibrew for hooking me up with this one. 12 oz bottle poured into tulip. Bottled 3/30/12.

A - Pours a golden color with a bright white one finger head. Slightly hazy but translucent for the most part. Good lacing.

S - Tangy aroma loaded with citrus and tropical fruit. Some citrus hops and herbs.

T - The flavor begins a little bit tart with some huge citrus rind flavors. Big citrus hops give a dank orange rind flavor. Great bitterness on the finish and the guava is really noticeable in the aftertaste. Fantastic flavor.

M - Tingly carbonation and a light-medium crisp feel.

O - This was probably one of the best single IPA's I've ever had. The guava and other tropical fruits combine perfectly with the citrus hops to create a unique, complex, and delicious flavor. I wish this one could be found in my area.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 03:41:53 | More by NoLeafClover44
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atoulouk

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-27-2012 14:34:10 | More by atoulouk
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FosterJM

California

3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1233rd Review on BA
Bottle to Pint
12 oz

Thanks to ErikKoppin for this one

App- A standard IPA color with a ton of bubbles and floaties in the bottom. A small white 1/2" head with zero cling. Pretty normal looking really.

Smell- A bit of a candy sugar aroma with a pungent fruit aroma. Had a lot of bitter pine and resin behind the nose. Has that undeniable Shorts yeast aroma.

Taste- Now thats's guava. I appreciate the fact they say its an IPA with Guava. Very fruit forward with like the nose a good blend of piney resin. Still has like the nose as well that Shorts specific flavor. It's to me a very unique IPA. You get many flavors behind it but none quite dominate. The guava is a bit sweet with the hops being a bit bitter.

Mouth- A medium body with a lot of Guava and resin on the residual flavor with a semi flat and low bubble carbonation.

Drink- Undeniably shorts. Tasty, semi balanced and sweet. Couldve been a touch better but I enjoyed it. Would like to see it a bit more thin.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2012 04:02:03 | More by FosterJM
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pentasyllabic


4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-24-2012 22:37:16 | More by pentasyllabic
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nrombes

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-24-2012 22:36:53 | More by nrombes
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

04-24-2012 02:53:53 | More by iL0VEbeer
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jacob4999

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-23-2012 18:46:36 | More by jacob4999
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salinasa

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-22-2012 03:28:32 | More by salinasa
Freedom Of '78 from Short's Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 368 ratings.