Freedom Of '78 - Short's Brewing Company
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4.39/5 rDev +7.6%
Golden copper pour with barely any head. This is one of the best smelling ipa I have ever had.. Pineapple, mango, minty freshness, guava, honey... Very sweet tropical fruit aroma.
The flavor is a bit bitter as I take the initial sip, then immediately encounter that delightful tropical fruity hop profile. Finishes with a sweet bready flavor. This is delicious.
Medium in body with lower carbonation.
This is one of the best shorts beers I've encountered so far. A lot like half acre's heyoka.. Hmm I wonder...
04-23-2014 21:51:57 | More by facundoCNB
3.05/5 rDev -25.2%
12oz bottle, indeterminate bottling date. Thanks Kevin. Poured into an unlabeled snifter today, 4/12/2014.
App- Hazy orange body, small one finger white head with little retention, not much lacing.
Smell- Sticky but faint tropical fruit, a bit of burnt rubber, faint pale malt breadiness and sweetness.
Flavour- Pale malt sweetness up front, a little bit of citrus flavours dance on the palate, receding to a burnt rubber flavour accompanied by an unmistakeable tropical fruit flavour, probably guava or papaya. This is not a very tasty profile for me, but I see what they're trying to accomplish here.
Mouthfeel- Medium bodied, slightly undercarbonated, resinous body that isn't too bitter. Faint tropical fruit flavours on the backend. Solid.
Overall- Decent pale ale that certainly does incorporate some tropical fruit flavours into the beer, especially the good aspects. However, the faint burnt rubber-like off-flavours is taking a lot away from my enjoyment of this beer.
04-13-2014 02:23:59 | More by Stevedore
Freedom Of '78 from Short's Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 381 ratings.