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Freedom Of '78 - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

381 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 381
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 51
Gots: 32 | 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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szmnnl99

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-13-2012 00:36:27 | More by szmnnl99
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Steimie

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

04-12-2012 20:47:09 | More by Steimie
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BeRanger

Michigan

4.2/5  rDev +2.9%

Poured from the bottle into my Short's Pint glass.

A: Light amount of white head, pours typical orangish color. Not a whole lot of lacing going on here.

S: Grapefruit and other tropical fruits, with some sweetness coming from the guava. Also get a little bit of the pine/hops coming through.

T: Very nice meld of the typical IPA tropical and citrus flavors with a bit more sweetness due to the guava. It finishes very nice, the hops are on the backbone but its not very strong.

M: Light bodied, good carbonation.

O: This is a fantastic IPA from Short's. They weren't kidding when they said I'd love this one. I'll be heading up to the store for another sixer to stash before they run out. Well done Short's!

04-11-2012 22:23:02 | More by BeRanger
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MacStinson

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2%

04-10-2012 21:43:01 | More by MacStinson
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KATramp


4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-04-2012 19:13:19 | More by KATramp
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GoldenChild

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

03-28-2012 18:13:10 | More by GoldenChild
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davey101

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

03-20-2012 02:01:13 | More by davey101
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Fitzmke

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

03-14-2012 15:45:03 | More by Fitzmke
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goast8127

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

02-08-2012 01:39:00 | More by goast8127
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trginter

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2%

02-04-2012 02:39:06 | More by trginter
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hopfacebrew

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2%

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Got this as an extra in a trade from my man jopl! Thanks again man!

Poured from a 12oz bottle to a pint glass.

A - Beer poured a slightly hazy orange/amber color with a 1 finger perfectly white head that seemed to slowly fade down to a thin film on the surface with nice lacing.

S - The beer has a nice strong citrus hops aroma mixed with an almost sour fruit tone.

T/M - Interesting flavor. Starts out right where the nose left off with a strong citrus grapefruit hop aroma and a slight sour tone. Then immediately the over powering tart guava fruit flavors meld with a slight malt undertone. The beer finishes crisp and tart.

D - Drinkable beer.

Overall, this is the one of the most interesting IPA's I've ever had and it was a pleasure to have. It's unsual to find such tart flavors to match the bitterness of an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 01-26-2011 03:29:39

01-27-2012 22:17:35 | More by hopfacebrew
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Jstark5150

California

4/5  rDev -2%

01-03-2012 04:13:24 | More by Jstark5150
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whartontallboy

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2%

12-29-2011 19:55:58 | More by TCgoalie
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melissab318

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

12-27-2011 00:35:33 | More by melissab318
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Hoopman

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

12-22-2011 12:04:06 | More by Hoopman
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brydog22

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2%

12-19-2011 02:11:25 | More by brydog22
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McCranky

Illinois

5/5  rDev +22.5%

12-05-2011 22:23:06 | More by McCranky
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jz989

Michigan

5/5  rDev +22.5%

12-02-2011 15:53:38 | More by jz989
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RudiNicole

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2%

11-29-2011 19:40:37 | More by RudiNicole
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California

3/5  rDev -26.5%

11-27-2011 02:36:32 | More by GRG1313
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joelBfrasier

Colorado

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-25-2011 16:24:43 | More by joelBfrasier
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev -2%

11-24-2011 19:38:19 | More by Exiled
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Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -26.5%

11-22-2011 22:16:43 | More by waiting4lunch
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Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

11-22-2011 01:45:22 | More by Supergenious
Freedom Of '78 from Short's Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 381 ratings.