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Freedom Of '78 - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

376 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 376
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 51
Gots: 31 | 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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Drk93TT

Michigan

4.65/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up as part of a mixed sixer from the good 'ol Beer Baron.

Poured into a regular ol pint glass at the casa.

A: Light Orange with minimal head on the pour.. has some lacing but nothing crazy.

S: Can smell the bitter fruit and alcohol scent is apparent.. up front smells like dark fruit.

T: Wow. Hits you right away with bitter fruit and fresh pineapple notes (delicious)/citrus/then you can pick up the guava fruity-lingering flavor

M: Complex and fruit flavored, definitly picking up the different flavors in this brew.. balanced rather well with the hops.. Blown away but the complexity in this bottle!

O: Awesome. Another A+ Beer for an already impressive brewery.. Will definitely pick it up again next time ! Its a must try! Not a staple of the American IPA style, but a brilliant and well put together brew.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2012 03:34:07 | More by Drk93TT
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TheCook

Michigan

4.72/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Let me start out by saying I love this beer.

Now let's get down to the nitty-gritty. I am not a professional beer reviewer by any means so bear with my barbaric first attempt!

appearance: light reddish, orange color with a thick head that settled down after a few minutes into a nice frothy layer on top of the glass.

smell: very fruity. The guava over powers everything else.

Taste: starts out very earthy, but finishes with a very refreshing, almost like you popped a piece of gum in your mouth citrus flavor.

Mouthfeel: velvety smooth.

drinkability: if it was readily available very much so but I am told I just drank one of the last bottles around..and this makes me sad as I would really like a second!

All in all I hope they brew up another batch soon!

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2011 05:07:18 | More by TheCook
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danp14

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

05-11-2012 17:26:01 | More by danp14
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cates1tg

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

04-15-2012 12:53:55 | More by cates1tg
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brudz2134

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

04-20-2013 02:50:24 | More by brudz2134
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Buck_Jones

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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ROBSTARR

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

05-03-2013 18:33:16 | More by ROBSTARR
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JamesZ

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

08-08-2013 01:38:37 | More by JamesZ
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SpongeRuiner

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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GoldenChild

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

03-28-2012 18:13:10 | More by GoldenChild
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loki993

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

07-03-2012 19:28:16 | More by loki993
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mattvandyk

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

08-13-2013 22:31:37 | More by mattvandyk
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GR_Beer_Nut

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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librariangela

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

07-04-2013 20:19:36 | More by librariangela
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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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brew3crew

Ohio

4.93/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A-Hazy orange in color. Nice head that dissipated halfway through
S-The guava stands out right away and you can smell it when you step into the room, great smell
T-A lot of bitter hops. Great combination of bitter and sweetness.
M-Very smooth and clean finish.
D-ridiculously drinkable. Dangerous almost

This is prolly the best IPA I have ever had.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2011 01:46:50 | More by brew3crew
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Another6Pack

Michigan

5/5  rDev +22.9%

11-22-2011 00:59:24 | More by Another6Pack
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adam2780

Michigan

5/5  rDev +22.9%

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Michigan

5/5  rDev +22.9%

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Indiana

5/5  rDev +22.9%

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Illinois

5/5  rDev +22.9%

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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22.9%

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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22.9%

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jz989

Michigan

5/5  rDev +22.9%

12-02-2011 15:53:38 | More by jz989
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Michigan

5/5  rDev +22.9%

06-06-2013 12:50:46 | More by TheGoof
Freedom Of '78 from Short's Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 376 ratings.