Freedom Of '78 | Short's Brewing Company

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4.08/5
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598 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#2,552
Reviews:
151
Ratings:
598
pDev:
9.8%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
73
Gots:
86
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 598 |  Reviews: 151
Photo of Timc32
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of msumike89
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Iamjeff6
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nctide
3.87/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of petrusek23
2.5/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

White head. Golden orange color.

Tons of guava and grapefruit. Very sticky in terms of fruit. Tripical. A bit of pine and lemon. Some resin flavors.

A really nice beer. Glad I got to try this one! I could have a lot of it!

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Photo of TheFightfan1
3.74/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Danmullens1
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dtm426
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Opaque body, orange-yellow, slightly gray cast, short white head, lots of lacing.

S - Lots of fruit. Guava and other tropical fruits. A hint of pine. Slight notes of malt, sugar and honey.

T - So big. Lovely fruit, all guava and tropical, as in the nose. Hop pine, grapefruit, with pith. Delicious, but does teeter toward overload as it warms.

M - Very dry, with lovely fruit. A close that comes straight to the edge of harsh, but very clean.

O - Surprisingly lovely. The fruit is incredible. An IPA that really delivers.

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Photo of Benish
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.76/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FlussigkeitMut
3.89/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.86/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bonis
4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MNJR
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Herbal, lemony, light fruit flavors, grassy, spicy, chewy. A tiny hint of sweet bubblegum flavor, which I agree might be gross, but somehow it works perfectly. Quite good. Very flavorful with a medium body. All flavors compliment each other. Very well made. A summer treat.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a hazy, caramel-gold coloring with a tall, frothy, foamy, clingy, off-white head. Aromas of pineapple, guava, melon, and mango, with subtle grassy hops notes. Flavors are very tangy and sweet tropical fruit notes forward, heavy on the guava and melon, but with solid pineapple, passion fruit, and mango characteristics, as well. Herbal and floral hops notes here and there, but this one is definitely fruit-centric. The body is smooth and mid-range, kept somewhat light by the steady flow of carbonation. The aftertaste is a tropical fruit smoothie, sweet and rich through and through. Smooth, slightly dry, slightly acidic finish. Good beer.

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Photo of MikeWard
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into a glass. Bottled date of 5/27/16.

Clear yellow body, small white head, excellent lacing.

Aromas of floral and faintly non citrus fruit.

Lot going on in the taste department. Some spiciness, some floral notes, and a healthy fruity wash to it all. Very tasty brew.

Medium on the mouth, with a good tart finish.

Overall, an enjoyable different tasting IPA

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Photo of HeartofMiami
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shadytony
4.87/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jp32
4.58/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy golden in color, a bit on the orange side of golden. It's aroma is perfect. Big, fresh, herbal, citrusy hops paired with an inviting tropical fruit aroma. It must be the guava, but I'm only able to pick out that it's some sort of tropical fruit. Really this is one of the best smelling IPA's (or beers) that I can remember.

The flavor is nicely balanced between hops and malts, all with a citrus lineup of red grapefruit, guava, and melon lingering about. It's a tasty, refreshing beer, that is for sure.

I really enjoyed this one, and it's going on my list of things to buy again asap. Cheers!

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

Photo of hoosier222002
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

12 ounce bottle into a tulip glass. Bottled 5/23/16.

Pours a nice looking orange, cloudy, with a one and a half finger head with lots of really foamy lacing. Smell is citrus hops- guava, pineapple, some grapefruit, a little lemon, light malt and yeast, some resiny hop aroma. Some dank hops when warm. Taste is strong citrus hops- guava, pineapple, grapefruit, light malt, some caramel, biscuits, resiny hops. Medium bitterness throughout. Smooth, refreshing, decent body.

The guava really stands out, good flavor overall. An easy drinker., enjoyable. Worth a purchase.

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Freedom Of '78 from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 598 ratings
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