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

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigMike
3.42/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmg480
3.87/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of jeremy3311
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of FBarber
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ri0
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter. A clear golden orange color with a 2 finger white head. Aroma is of musty tropical fruit with a heavy does of pink guava. Some sweeter candied malts and honey mingle. Flavor is highlighted with the guava, along with some pineapple and grapefruit. It is not as sweet as the aroma would indicate, but the malts help balance the hops and fruit well. Well carbonated and light feel with a clean refreshing finish. Enjoyable, but not something I would want to drink over and over.

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Photo of Lukass
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of micropale
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of brewskis
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | 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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