Freedom Of '78 | Short's Brewing Company

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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:
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Added by surlytheduff on 12-16-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
582
Reviews:
149
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
10.05%
 
 
Wants:
71
Gots:
81
For Trade:
3
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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 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%

Photo of gogotonight
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of hansenm72
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%

Photo of GRBLUE12
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of mugsy62388
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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Photo of justintcoons
3.52/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Blonde with 1 finger of tight white head. Good clarity with lively carbonation.

Nose
Guava, pineapple, and candied lemon.

Taste
Loads of guava juice. Eucalyptus, bright florals, and pine with lesser notes of pineapple and lemon zest. Slight biscuit maltiness. Finishes with resin, potpourri, and garlic.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, juicy, smooth, and dry with a moderate bitterness.

Overall
The guava juice really defines this beer. There is a nice balance between the juice and the hops.

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Freedom Of '78 from Short's Brewing Company
4.08 out of 5 based on 582 ratings.
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