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Freedom Of '78 - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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383 Ratings
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Ratings: 383
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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gnemesis

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2%

12oz bottle from 2010 poured into wine glass.
Pours amber mixed with orange, topped with a small white head. Dissipates quickly and not much in the way of lacing (wine glass perhaps?). I immediately pick up the citrus and some hits of guava in the nose. The hops are present but mingled with a touch of honey. The taste follows but the guava is more pronounced and mixes well with the citrusy bitterness from the hops involved. The sweet fruitiness of the guava and the touch of honey keep the bitterness from overwhelming this tasty brew. Medium body and a perfect amount of carbonation in this one. It doesn't finish as dry as some IPAs do. I liked this a lot and have already purchased more. Even better- the girlfriend loves it. Would be great nice and cold on a hot summer day.

03-01-2011 05:32:35 | More by gnemesis
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womencantsail

California

4/5  rDev -2%

Thanks to Steve for this one.

A: The beer pours a slightly hazy amber color with two fingers of white head.

S: Smells quite a bit like guava, fortunately. Some citrus hops and other sweet fruits with a very strong perfume hop note. A mild sweetness of malt and a definite grapefruit and pine aroma.

T: Very perfumey and floral on the palate as well. A moderate fruit/guava flavor, but a bit more towards the grapefruit zest side of things. Some sweet bread and toffee malts, as well. A moderate bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O: Still a nice fruit flavor to this with a nice citrus hop component.

09-24-2011 05:21:39 | More by womencantsail
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Michigan

4/5  rDev -2%

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stakem

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2%

Since having Half Acre's version of this collab via a growler that Kegatron shared with me, I've been wanting to try shorts take on it. Thanks to cmurren25 for making that happen by giving me a bottle.

Poured into a sniffer, this brew appears an orange copper color with a creamy cap of white froth that is stained with a hint of yellow coloration. The slow receding of the head produces a webbing of lacework on the glass. A swirl revives the creamy froth of yellowish head back to nearly a finger's strength.

The aroma is tangy with fruit. By now having been exposed to guava on more than one occasion I can without hesitation proclaim that I smell the guava's contribution to this brew's aroma. It smells fruity with a very earthy/grassy character that is also lightly peppery. A mellow sweetness is pleasant and the hops are present but a bit faded at this point.

The taste is herbal with a spiced aspect that mellows out with more sips. The alcohol also contributes a spicy accent. There is quite a modest bitterness that is clingy and oily on the tongue. A bit of a mango fruity flavor is present before turning grassy and herbal with the bitterness. It leaves a flavor of grapefruit rind inside the mouth that is citrusy and resinous.

This is a medium bodied brew with modest carbonation. Easy drinking but quite herbal and clingy with a lasting effect. The alcohol is evident in both flavor and warming factor but it's not distracting, it plays a good role in melding the transition of fruity sweetness to herbal bitterness. Not bad, my only complaint is not getting to have both brewery's offerings on the same playing field of freshness.

03-10-2011 16:18:20 | More by stakem
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Michigan

4/5  rDev -2%

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Freedom Of '78 from Short's Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 383 ratings.