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:
583
Reviews:
149
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
10.05%
 
 
Wants:
72
Gots:
82
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 583 |  Reviews: 149
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

Photo of docoman
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

tastes just as described... I'd probably enjoy it more if I was big into grapefruit type tart flavors, but another good beer by shorts.

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Photo of drbenderdo
4.26/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hammer28
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very good and unique beer. Very good IPA and not to fruity

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

Photo of Tripel_Threat
4.86/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured from bottle into trusty tulip. Color is a bright, shiny orange with a bubbly white two finger head that dissolves to a soapy cap with some lacing. The smell of guava is the first to reach the nose (more prominent this year than last, if my memory serves) then coppery pine, citrus. Grass and floral notes.
The taste, not surprisingly, is juicy guava; sweet, juicy guava and citrus. There's a hoppy bite on the end to let you know it's an IPA. Delicious, refreshing, and makes you wish it was sub-5% so as to be sessionable. The aroma coming from the empty bottle alone is enough to water the mouth.

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Photo of ejmw
4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Monsta-beer-drinker
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Freedom Of '78 from Short's Brewing Company
4.08 out of 5 based on 583 ratings.
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