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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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I really wanted to like this beer after reading other reviews and buying into the hype. Picked up two Freedom of '78s in a mix-and-match 6 pack.

A: Light sunrise orange with just a tad of haze and a small dissipating head.

S: The smell was good. Standard sweet IPA smell with good hints of fruit. So far so good.

T: This is where it went down hill for me. The guava took over in the taste department and left a terrible aftertaste. Yuck!

M: Just a light carbonation on this one. Boarder line watery.

O: I have never had guava, now I know why. The after taste is like a seagull shit in my mouth. Freedom doesn't taste like that. Not sure If I am gonna drink the second one or dump in down the drain.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle into tulip

Appearance - A pale orange, slim white head, pretty transparent but still has the slightest haze.

Smell - Pine, juicy tropical fruitiness, also some grapefruit and what suspect to be subtle guava.

Taste - Juicy sticky fruity resin and grapefruit right at the beginning that contributes a tart quality that eventually becomes more mellow and flavors of dryer pine, grapefruit zest, and an outstanding fruity flavor of guava that seems to carry well the entire time.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, medium carbonation, refreshing, tart.

Overall - Good beer. First time having this beer and I'm gonna say I'm not surprised by the taste. Defintely looking out for this one again next year.

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Freedom Of '78 from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 600 ratings