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:
590
Reviews:
149
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
9.8%
 
 
Wants:
72
Gots:
83
For Trade:
4
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Ratings: 590 |  Reviews: 149
Photo of emerge077
3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy orange, lasting head and a chunky halo of lacing rings the glass.

Aroma is a little muted, grains and light florals. Vaguely tropical guava and clover honey.
Taste has a slight fruity tartness, and something of an edge to it. Guava flavor is present and distinct.
Medium bodied with a lingering earthy tart bitterness. Overall it's pretty good, though a little overly malty for me.

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Photo of pirmannt1
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 3DMan
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of suckaj
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cgraynice25
4.72/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Fantastic and underrated beer. The guava and citrus dominate the smell and come through in the taste, and the hops give it a nice crisp finish. Outstanding summer IPA.

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Photo of BHansen214
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of carolynschaf
4.84/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of the best beers I have ever had. Right when you open the bottle you smell the guava and it is refreshing. It brings a sweet flavor that makes it the perfect summer beer without adding fruit like orange or lemon. When you taste it, it shocks you with the flavor. First it's fresh and fruity then the hops kick in for a distinct finish. I thought t was very cool that it was a partnership beer in Chicago especially since Short's does not sell outside of Michigan.

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Photo of Patrick_Redbeard
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of daniels79
3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Trent
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eric1Mess
4.37/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MallyOMight
4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ianpstephens
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of strohme2
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stevedlikesbeer
4.36/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pandarus
4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JimGlonke
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of montesown
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kramerbarthomer
4.44/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bajo
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerguy1969
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 98green
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

First visit last year I liked it but wasn't overly impressed. This year I appreciate the guava adjunct a bunch more. That fruity back end is very fun. But it is still a bit muddled up front for me. I can get close to a 4 but can't go past that. Puts me a bit behind consensus. I like this one and will revisit when it comes around, but still not over the top for me

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Photo of Agostini10
3.66/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_fevre
3.82/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of HartsyThaiFood
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Freedom Of '78 from Short's Brewing Company
4.08 out of 5 based on 590 ratings.
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