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Freedom Of '78 - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

373 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 373
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.57%
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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shehateme

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-05-2014 21:02:53 | More by shehateme
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GinsuDave

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

04-05-2014 01:49:03 | More by GinsuDave
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Norseman

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

04-05-2014 01:19:30 | More by Norseman
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huddyball

New Hampshire

2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

04-04-2014 23:19:41 | More by huddyball
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NuckleDragger

Michigan

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
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-04-2014 11:55:56 | More by ShanePB
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jlmathis

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

04-04-2014 05:39:00 | More by jlmathis
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TangoJuliet

New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-04-2014 03:40:52 | More by TangoJuliet
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Sarge3130

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-03-2014 23:12:59 | More by Sarge3130
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dbc5

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-03-2014 11:16:48 | More by dbc5
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arusso13

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-03-2014 00:38:00 | More by arusso13
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Morakaton

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-02-2014 22:25:36 | More by Morakaton
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HardyA

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-01-2014 00:54:35 | More by HardyA
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RuckusDu

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-30-2014 21:12:44 | More by RuckusDu
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MgoJohnStamos

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

03-30-2014 18:11:06 | More by MgoJohnStamos
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vinny21bal

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-29-2014 22:08:11 | More by vinny21bal
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linnymtu

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

03-29-2014 01:54:11 | More by linnymtu
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westlaunboy

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-28-2014 21:06:42 | More by westlaunboy
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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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Flopjack

Michigan

4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle into tulip

Appearance - A pale orange, slim white head, pretty transparent but still has the slightest haze.

Smell - Pine, juicy tropical fruitiness, also some grapefruit and what suspect to be subtle guava.

Taste - Juicy sticky fruity resin and grapefruit right at the beginning that contributes a tart quality that eventually becomes more mellow and flavors of dryer pine, grapefruit zest, and an outstanding fruity flavor of guava that seems to carry well the entire time.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, medium carbonation, refreshing, tart.

Overall - Good beer. First time having this beer and I'm gonna say I'm not surprised by the taste. Defintely looking out for this one again next year.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 03:34:49 | More by Flopjack
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Givemebeer

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

03-25-2014 01:24:39 | More by Givemebeer
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KCBeerNerd

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

03-23-2014 23:47:27 | More by KCBeerNerd
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sever in a pint glass at The Rattlesnake in Boston.

Appearance: A one finger head reduced head to a thin layer. It is a hazy pale orange with some vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Nice light notes of grapefruit, tangerine, and orange with some toasted bready notes and caramel sweetness.

Taste: Same as above with lingering bitterness in the rear. Really chewy and hops fizzle out quickly.

Mouthfeel: Chewy, lingering bitterness, medium bodied, and medium carbonation. Really chewy.

Overall: Not too shabby, but I dig the Humalupalicious from these guys a bit more.

Serving type: on-tap

03-23-2014 17:47:50 | More by Flounder57
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fredmugs

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

03-23-2014 01:01:21 | More by FinchSCF
Freedom Of '78 from Short's Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 373 ratings.