Freedom Of '78 - Short's Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev -2%
Thanks Saisonrichbiere for the hook up on this bottle
The beer pours a slightly hazy golden orange a white head that dissipates quickly...into nothing. There is no lacing or sediment. The nose is ripe with sweet tropical/citrus fruits and a touch of pine. The sweetness comes on a bit harsh; definitely a stronger sweetness than I'd prefer. Honestly, it's very similar to mikkeller's tigerbaby in appearance and nose, but has a bit more bite from the hops. The taste is also rather similar to tigerbaby with a huge presence of sweet tropical fruits (guava, grapefruit, mild pineapple), but there is a touch of malty graininess involved as well. The mouthfeel is relatively medium bodied with way too much sweetness. I would have liked a subtle, drier mouthfeel with a crisp, lingering hoppiness. Great beer that meets my expectations from its description and the two collaborating breweries. Definitely worth trying.
01-25-2013 01:20:05 | More by ThePorterSorter
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
Freedom Of '78 from Short's Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 383 ratings.