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Freedom Of '78 - Short's Brewing Company

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very good

386 Ratings
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Ratings: 386
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 52
Gots: 33 | FT: 3
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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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

king75, Jul 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

mikerap100, Jul 24, 2013
Photo of minterro
3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought from Spartan Spirits a long time ago.

Had this rating on my comp for some time forgot to post it.

A&S: Very strong sweet smelling (smells like guava), which balances nicely with a citrus hoppyness. Cloudy orange colored beer, with unfiltered elements. Thin fizzy white head that fizzles out quickly.

T&M: Very sweet (guava) upfront, fades to sour midway through. The classic IPA bitterness comes through late. Medium bodied that feels pretty coarse, low to medium amounts of carbonation.

O: Highly drinkable, but I feel like I got sick of it midway though the bottle. I thought this was a nice take on the IPA.

minterro, Jul 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

BlissJunkie, Jul 22, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

Vuaspeliador, Jul 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

GRBLUE12, Jul 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

fishmich, Jul 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

dmhurdle, Jul 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

PHBoiler, Jul 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

ajzy, Jul 06, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

librariangela, Jul 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

Honus1, Jul 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

jbaker67, Jun 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

jschott75, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of GJ40
3.76/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

GJ40, Jun 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

mzeld, Jun 23, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

gashmoney, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of MacQ32
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
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

MacQ32, Jun 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

lsummers, Jun 14, 2013
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4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

TreyIsWilson, Jun 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Tlab3, Jun 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

thebigredone, Jun 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

midlifec, Jun 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

alex021224, Jun 08, 2013
Freedom Of '78 from Short's Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 386 ratings.