Freedom Of '78 | Short's Brewing Company

Freedom Of '78Freedom Of '78
BA SCORE
88.8%
Liked This Beer
4.08 w/ 597 ratings
Freedom Of '78Freedom Of '78
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
shortsbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by surlytheduff on 12-16-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,472
Reviews:
151
Ratings:
597
Liked:
530
Avg:
4.08/5
pDev:
9.8%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
73
Gots:
84
Trade:
4
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 597 |  Reviews: 151
Photo of AlMarzo
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of shivtim
3.32/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Picked up a bottle of this while visiting Northern Michigan. I'm always interested in collaborations.

Poured out into a pint glass. It's mostly clear orange/yellow. Medium sized off-white head. Visible carbonation.

The nose is a wonderful fruity hop blast. The guava really comes through. Pure and tropical. Pine resin.

Taste is a bit awkward. While the tropical/hops combo worked very well on the nose, it's a bit weird on the palate. Strong grassy hops and sticky sour guava mingle tenuously. Interesting, but not really successful.

Solid mouthfeel, but I just can't get over the weird intersecting flavors. I don't think guava was meant for beer.

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Photo of trappistlover
3.4/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

(12oz bottle courtesy of rayl101!). Pours a hazy apricot color with a massive off-white head. This thing was almost a gusher. Nice, active carbonation. Aroma has a nice, bright citrusy guava nose with some mango and a little bit of wood. Taste is very bitter that is like a citrus peel. It’s also peppery and somewhat herbal. There isn’t a ton of sweetness from the malt, or its been over powered by the bitterness. Medium bodied with oily texture and dry, bitter finish. The herbal notes were a bit distracting, but otherwise a pretty good beer.

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Photo of Raime
3.42/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

$1.99 single bottle from my local Meijer.

Look - Deep sunset hazy orange with a low clarity. Carbonation appears low and the head stacks to around two fingers of froth that slowly dies down

Smell - Fruit from the added guava. Has a spicy malty presence. Typical flowery and grassy hop levels.

Taste - More malty than hoppy. Spicy bread levels with some slight flower and a heavy guava mango mixture.

Feel - Fairly thick body with a nice pillowy factor due to the well retained head. Stays malty with the guava always there to remind you.

Overall - I feel this one would have been aeons better had the malt levels bee turned down. The guava really wanted to shine in all its juicy glory but it simply couldn't take dominance due to the bready aspect. A perfectly fine beer but I'll pass in the future.

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Photo of BigMike
3.42/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dhamma73
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of Steimie
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of rsenters29
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of zachary80
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of Gtg642
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of Duff27
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of MisterBisco
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of Eziel
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of moshea
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of antoines15
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of Zuidman
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wtkphoto
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Soneast
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of brother_rebus
3.51/5  rDev -14%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Dont drink beer.

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Photo of Etan
3.51/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz into a tulip.

A: Pours a clear light brass with a small white head.

S: Perfumy guava juice dominates the nose with a hint of oily hops and alcohol.

T: Taste brings guava mixed with piney, earthy hop bitterness. Mild notes of tobacco, light fruity acidity, caramel malt.

M: Between light and medium-bodied with very light carbonation.

O: The guava came through nicely. The combination of guava with the hops used wasn't amazing, but it's drinkable and decent. A bit under-carbed, though.

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Freedom Of '78 from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88.8% out of 100 with 597 ratings
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