Freedom Of '78 | Short's Brewing Company

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4.07/5
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600 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

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Added by surlytheduff on 12-16-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,009
Reviews:
152
Ratings:
600
pDev:
9.83%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
72
Gots:
86
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 600 |  Reviews: 152
Photo of Elicoleman
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Exiled
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Soneast
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of dheldman
3/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of richkrull
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Jas45678
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Fargrow
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of MacStinson
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Iamjeff6
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Onenote81
3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Huge thanks to browna71 (Alex) for a sixer of this fine brew in a recent trade! 12oz bottle poured into a chalice.

Pours a faintly hazy dark copper/orange with a thin half-finger width white head on top. Some spotty lace clings to the glass. The nose is bursting with scents of fresh-squeezed oranges, pineapple, guava. Slightly peppery, with a faint alcohol singe on the back end.

Good full-bodied IPA with plenty of carbonation zip. There's plenty of bitter hops to go around with this beer, but my overall impression is pepper and spices. I expected more of a fruity-tasting IPA, but this one is herbal, earthy, and spicy. Part of this reminds me of Saison Du BUFF (any version) with the herbal notes, but it is definitively an IPA. Some citrus sweetness rounds it out, and there's a crisp bitter finish. As far as drinkability is concerned, the spiciness may wear on me after awhile, but it is a pleasure to sip one. A good bitter beer that will cure my hop-fix any day.

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Photo of PHBoiler
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks Saisonrichbiere for the hook up on this bottle

The beer pours a slightly hazy golden orange a white head that dissipates quickly...into nothing. There is no lacing or sediment. The nose is ripe with sweet tropical/citrus fruits and a touch of pine. The sweetness comes on a bit harsh; definitely a stronger sweetness than I'd prefer. Honestly, it's very similar to mikkeller's tigerbaby in appearance and nose, but has a bit more bite from the hops. The taste is also rather similar to tigerbaby with a huge presence of sweet tropical fruits (guava, grapefruit, mild pineapple), but there is a touch of malty graininess involved as well. The mouthfeel is relatively medium bodied with way too much sweetness. I would have liked a subtle, drier mouthfeel with a crisp, lingering hoppiness. Great beer that meets my expectations from its description and the two collaborating breweries. Definitely worth trying.

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Photo of thebigredone
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of AndyEdgar
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of FBarber
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ri0
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
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 TheFightfan1
3.74/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of coz
3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EB1
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of shehateme
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
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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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gordavidson
4.44/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- An ever so slightly hazy bright orange liquid with a creamy white head that has some pretty good retention.

S- Guava, honey, pine, citrus, and mint. Very aromatic. Stunning.

T- Guava, pine, mint, and some citrus. There is enough sweetness to keep the bitterness from becoming overbearing. Unique and very tasty.

M- The body has some bite to it, both from the bitterness and carbonation. The finish is a tad oily and mostly dry.

D- A delicious take on an IPA. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of jmg480
3.87/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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