Freedom Of '78 | Short's Brewing Company

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Freedom Of '78Freedom Of '78

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by surlytheduff on 12-16-2010

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4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Golden copper pour with barely any head. This is one of the best smelling ipa I have ever had.. Pineapple, mango, minty freshness, guava, honey... Very sweet tropical fruit aroma.
The flavor is a bit bitter as I take the initial sip, then immediately encounter that delightful tropical fruity hop profile. Finishes with a sweet bready flavor. This is delicious.
Medium in body with lower carbonation.
This is one of the best shorts beers I've encountered so far. A lot like half acre's heyoka.. Hmm I wonder...

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle, indeterminate bottling date. Thanks Kevin. Poured into an unlabeled snifter today, 4/12/2014.

App- Hazy orange body, small one finger white head with little retention, not much lacing.

Smell- Sticky but faint tropical fruit, a bit of burnt rubber, faint pale malt breadiness and sweetness.

Flavour- Pale malt sweetness up front, a little bit of citrus flavours dance on the palate, receding to a burnt rubber flavour accompanied by an unmistakeable tropical fruit flavour, probably guava or papaya. This is not a very tasty profile for me, but I see what they're trying to accomplish here.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied, slightly undercarbonated, resinous body that isn't too bitter. Faint tropical fruit flavours on the backend. Solid.

Overall- Decent pale ale that certainly does incorporate some tropical fruit flavours into the beer, especially the good aspects. However, the faint burnt rubber-like off-flavours is taking a lot away from my enjoyment of this beer.

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Freedom Of '78 from Short's Brewing Company
4.07 out of 5 based on 596 ratings.
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