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Short's Freedom of '78 (Pure Guava IPA)

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by HopHeadHerman, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. MichPaul

    MichPaul Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    I'm the same. I almost bought 2 sixers just expecting it to be different than it was. It was interesting for sure. I thought it was a very sour beer. I did like it, just not what I expected. I would probably buy a sixer each time it comes out.
  2. founder26

    founder26 Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    see I really didn't get any sourness out of it, just a peachy flavor, and really juicy, it almost tasted watered down?
  3. szmnnl99

    szmnnl99 Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    I think tart and bitter more than sour with a grapefruit flavor.
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  4. MichPaul

    MichPaul Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    Huh, yeah, it's funny I didn't get the same thing from it. I thought it was both hoppy and sour at the same time. A lot of times I'll dislike the first beer that I try of one kind, then it dwells on my mind and I want another one. Then it seems to grow on my and I end up loving it. This one probably ranks up there like DFH Aprihop for me. Has a funky taste that kinda grows on you. I'll give this one some time and see what I think after trying a few more of the sixer...
  5. MichPaul

    MichPaul Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    Funny, the word Tart also came to mind to me while typing! That would be a good description as well. Tart and bitter at the same time.
  6. founder26

    founder26 Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    were you drinking other beers along with it? that could have affected the taste of it, I was just drinking the freedom beer. we will be cracking open a couple more today maybe I will change my mind about it lol
  7. MichPaul

    MichPaul Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    Nope, my mouth was also totally void of outside influence. :)
  8. ravot

    ravot Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    i dont mind the case, i'll end up selling at retail to a couple of buddys, so i'll probably stay with 2 sixers. still though, i'm a fan of tart. here's hoping it's solid.
  9. cates1tg

    cates1tg Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    I think this beer is brilliant, if you can get your hands on this it is a must!
  10. Hands22

    Hands22 Member

    Location:
    Florida
  11. Zaphog

    Zaphog Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    I really enjoyed '78. It had a very nice tart but juicy guava and papaya flavor to it. It had a nice bitter finish to it as well.

    I strongly recommend this beer if you can find it! I wish I would have picked up more than one sixer!
    GoldenChild likes this.
  12. szmnnl99

    szmnnl99 Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    Funny thing, I enjoyed the 2nd one much more than my first. I was thirsty after work and the tartness hit the spot. I also wasn't trying to overanalyze the guava flavor.
    MichPaul likes this.
  13. gdfan47

    gdfan47 Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    is this at all a Ween reference?
  14. travMI13

    travMI13 Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    Yes.
  15. HopFace

    HopFace Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    I had this a couple years ago and freaking loved it. Wish I could get my hands on a case of this stuff.
  16. JohnnyHopps

    JohnnyHopps Member

    Location:
    Indiana
    FWIW, I just picked up two sixers on Saturday in SW Michigan.
  17. lewdwig

    lewdwig Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    Freedom of '78 - man, this was good; I should have bought more than a sixer (back in the spring).
  18. MichiBrew

    MichiBrew Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    Man please remove this old thread...
  19. imfrommichigan

    imfrommichigan Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    I agree. It's misleading now.
    MichiBrew likes this.
  20. jb123

    jb123 Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    There is nothing on the site....please tell me more

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