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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 Champion (780) Michigan Jan 28, 2012 Beer Trader

    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 Savant (470) Michigan Sep 9, 2009

    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 Champion (775) Michigan Apr 3, 2006 Beer Trader

    I think tart and bitter more than sour with a grapefruit flavor.
    MichPaul likes this.
  4. MichPaul

    MichPaul Champion (780) Michigan Jan 28, 2012 Beer Trader

    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 Champion (780) Michigan Jan 28, 2012 Beer Trader

    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 Savant (470) Michigan Sep 9, 2009

    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 Champion (780) Michigan Jan 28, 2012 Beer Trader

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

    ravot Advocate (535) Illinois Mar 20, 2012 Beer Trader

    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 Savant (275) Michigan Jul 18, 2010

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

    Hands22 Savant (265) Florida Oct 14, 2011

  11. Zaphog

    Zaphog Poobah (1,230) Michigan Sep 23, 2011 Beer Trader

    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 Champion (775) Michigan Apr 3, 2006 Beer Trader

    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 Savant (290) Pennsylvania Jul 8, 2005

    is this at all a Ween reference?
  14. travMI13

    travMI13 Savant (410) Michigan Jan 7, 2012 Beer Trader

  15. HopFace

    HopFace Savant (495) Colorado Feb 29, 2012 Beer Trader

    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 Advocate (740) Indiana Jun 15, 2010 Beer Trader

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

    lewdwig Savant (290) Michigan Jan 6, 2013

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

    MichiBrew Aficionado (170) Michigan Nov 26, 2010

    Man please remove this old thread...
  19. imfrommichigan

    imfrommichigan Advocate (515) Michigan Jul 12, 2012 Beer Trader

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

    jb123 Advocate (555) Michigan Dec 3, 2012 Beer Trader

    There is nothing on the site....please tell me more