Freedom Of '78 - Short's Brewing Company
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4.5/5 rDev +10.3%
I don't think I have ever had a straight up 4.5 review, this is my first.
This pours a cloudy orange with minimal head or lacing. I could use more head/lacing but I won't knock it on that. It's still beautiful.
What a great aroma! I can almost smell it as I pour. That guava and the hops mix so well. Very citrusy, enough to make it a perfect Summer beer.
Taste is a mix of sweet, sour bitterness and has an aftertaste that lingers in a good way.
About medium on the carbonation, gives it a nice mouthfeel that goes down quite smooth.
Overall, this beer is bitter sweet in two ways. Taste, and the fact that it will probably not be back for quite some time. I loved this beer and can't wait for the next time I will see it.
06-02-2012 18:53:44 | More by MichPaul
4.48/5 rDev +9.8%
first of all this beer is not retired!! they have this every year since its creation.(2010)
this is one of my top 10 from short's if not top 5. the smell of this beer is amazing. nothing quite like it. the taste is fruity from what i can only asume is guava. not your traditional IPA for sure. I can only say good things about this brew and company. if there is a bad reveiw of this beer they either 1. got an infected bottle(which doesnt happen much anymore)2. they dont like the taste of guava 3. or they got a really old bottle that wasnt refridgerated.
but as for me i think this beer is just outstanding.
also thanks half acre, dont know much about you guys but hopefully that will change
04-17-2013 19:48:04 | More by tsmokin
4.45/5 rDev +9.1%
chilled out with this one this afternoon before a busy day of running around. served cold and poured into a pint glass.
nice pour with a great amber color and a smooth, even head of white that rose to about two inches before fading back down and coating the glass with a good amount of lace.
aroma of deep citrus hops, loads of grapefruit and orange, hints of lemon and pineapple, really a well made ipa. smooth and medium body let the flavor really hit home nicely and a nice smooth finish was loaded with resin filled citrus flavors and loads of dryness that soaked the water out of your palate.
overall really nicely done and a very solid ipa. i was quite impressed with how drinkable it actually is.
02-05-2011 22:42:27 | More by mikesgroove
4.45/5 rDev +9.1%
A very interesting brew... After having mango mama i was really excited to try this one. Pours crispy clear and beautiful with a good amount of white frothy head that disappears quickly. Smells like hops and guava. Doesn't tast all that different than daisy cutter with guava added. Fairly subtle but good. A bit weak on the mouthfeel but overall very drinkable
12-20-2010 00:18:55 | More by Urbancaver
Freedom Of '78 from Short's Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 383 ratings.