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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: 52
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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Ratings: 376 | Reviews: 119 | Display Reviews Only:
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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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Honus1

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-02-2013 00:20:45 | More by Honus1
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HopsHopenstein

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-29-2013 04:13:39 | More by HopsHopenstein
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-28-2013 21:49:19 | More by jbaker67
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jschott75

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

06-27-2013 18:45:35 | More by jschott75
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GJ40

North Carolina

3.76/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampled from a 12oz bottle in a tulip pint glass. Thanks surge1311!

A - Golden and extremely clear with a small white head that dissipates quickly. A slow but steady rise of small bubbles.

S - Guava, huge at first but then more subtle, with hints of tangerine and pineapple.

T - Follows the smell with guava and tropical fruits. Crisp with a mild bitterness. It's an odd combination but it gets you. I found myself wavering between "that's just too much" and "wow, I like that".

M - Thin with a mild carbonation.

O - An interesting combination of flavors. Not an everyday beer but well worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2013 21:47:37 | More by GJ40
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mzeld

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

06-23-2013 06:39:46 | More by mzeld
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gashmoney

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

06-22-2013 15:30:07 | More by gashmoney
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MacQ32

South Carolina

3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Boilermakerryan for this one!

A - Pours a bright orange, somewhat hazy but very vibrant in color. Decent near white/light tan half finger head, retention is so so, lacing is fantastic!

S - Smells fantastic, pine and a pretty hefty caramel malt aroma. Mild grainy aromas.

T - Lots of APA fruity flavors - apples/pears, mildly bitter pine flavor, slightly peppery and grainy with a fantastic sweetness at the finish. Not very bold, a little too weak imo - bottled about 2 months ago so perhaps past its prime.

M - Light bodied, super refreshing, appropriate/slightly light carbonation.

O - Pretty decent, very refreshing, just not very bitter/hoppy

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2013 23:26:29 | More by MacQ32
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lsummers

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden copper orange that's somewhat cloudy. Not much of a head on this with no retention. Looks nice in color lacks a bit of character.

Smells very different then any typical east or west coast IPA. A peppery spicy hop note comes first. Lots of pine and bready rye.

Taste is so much different and refreshing. This has all the ipa bitterness but blends it well into a spicy, peppery pine note. There's tropical fruity note that blends well and definitely lets you know this was brewed with fruit.

Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated with some sticky quality. Chewy and round.

Overall, this is a great, refreshingly different ipa. Something I could see myself craving every once in a while and would love to try this on tap.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2013 03:51:32 | More by lsummers
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TreyIsWilson

Michigan

4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Pours a light copper with a thin white foamy head.

S - Lots of tropical fruits (guava, mango, & peach) with a faint floral hop aroma.

T - Follows the nose. Tropical fruit right upfront. The tropical fruits fade into a nice piney hop finish. Finish also has a somewhat sour citrus aftertaste.

M - Thin mouthfeel with medium carbonation. A bit watery. Dry crisp finish.

O - I really dig this beer. Lots of nice tropical flavors. Highly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 03:31:10 | More by TreyIsWilson
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Tlab3

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-12-2013 00:40:38 | More by Tlab3
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-08-2013 22:39:40 | More by thebigredone
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midlifec

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-08-2013 00:51:19 | More by midlifec
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alex021224

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

06-08-2013 00:08:53 | More by alex021224
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TheGoof

Michigan

5/5  rDev +22.9%

06-06-2013 12:50:46 | More by TheGoof
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HisBoyElroy

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-05-2013 22:21:00 | More by HisBoyElroy
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HarmonMW

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-04-2013 01:51:39 | More by HarmonMW
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Anonymous1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-02-2013 23:51:23 | More by Anonymous1
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Jas45678

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-01-2013 01:10:46 | More by Jas45678
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DanGeo

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-30-2013 03:29:27 | More by DanGeo
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mdaschaf

Washington

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-29-2013 04:22:00 | More by mdaschaf
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Prager62

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

05-29-2013 01:12:34 | More by Prager62
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Dhamma73

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -14%

05-27-2013 17:00:27 | More by Dhamma73
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TheRuss9585

Vermont

3/5  rDev -26.3%

05-23-2013 14:30:59 | More by TheRuss9585
Freedom Of '78 from Short's Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 376 ratings.