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Freedom Of '78 - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

385 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 385
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 52
Gots: 33 | FT: 3
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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2.56/5  rDev -37.3%
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.

NuckleDragger, Apr 04, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

Hugonaut13, Apr 21, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

gashmoney, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of chugalug06
2.42/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Pours quite the head... Very think and full head, you cannot pour thsi brew in one full swoop. Head is white in color and fluffy in texture. Brew is slightly murky orange color. Head descends and leave splotchy lacing...

S - Initial scent is of strong mint, upon further investigation there's many different scents... You smell the guava. I also get hints of cinnamon, ginger, pineapple, and orange.

T - Holly bitterness Batman... WAIT, Holly sweetness Batman. WOW a mind blower. This brew is a lot to take on, there's many unique and complex flavors to decipher.

M - Very dry and complex. Wet, but still dry. Heavy and a think drinker. Heavy carbonation too.

O - An extremely bitter brew, one like no other I've had. This brew is a little all over the board. ok, but I wouldn't go out of my to find this one... This brew was a bit too much for my taste buds. Thanks for the brew in a great trade Another6Pack!

chugalug06, May 14, 2011
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1.75/5  rDev -57.1%

Gozags99, Jul 27, 2014
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Freedom Of '78 from Short's Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 385 ratings.