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

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Added by surlytheduff on 12-16-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
585
Reviews:
149
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
9.8%
 
 
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72
Gots:
82
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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

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

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

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

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Photo of NoLeafClover44
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to michibrew for hooking me up with this one. 12 oz bottle poured into tulip. Bottled 3/30/12.

A - Pours a golden color with a bright white one finger head. Slightly hazy but translucent for the most part. Good lacing.

S - Tangy aroma loaded with citrus and tropical fruit. Some citrus hops and herbs.

T - The flavor begins a little bit tart with some huge citrus rind flavors. Big citrus hops give a dank orange rind flavor. Great bitterness on the finish and the guava is really noticeable in the aftertaste. Fantastic flavor.

M - Tingly carbonation and a light-medium crisp feel.

O - This was probably one of the best single IPA's I've ever had. The guava and other tropical fruits combine perfectly with the citrus hops to create a unique, complex, and delicious flavor. I wish this one could be found in my area.

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Photo of surlytheduff
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a sixer of this tonight. Drank from big Duvel tulip. The beer poured a dark honey/amber color, with a solid two fingers of frothy eggshell-white foam. Given five minutes, the head died down but left some very bubbly lacing on the side of the glass.

The beer smelled absolutely fantastic. I've had my share of citrusy-hoppy IPA's, but this scent was just phenomenal. It's like being in the islands mon. There were chords of fruity aromas striking in my nose. Detected barely a hint of pineyness.

Taste is very guava-forward. Almost acidic. There is a very pleasant sour (sour like eating a grapefruit without sugar) quality. The hops catch up eventually though and provide some nice bitterness at the end.

Mouthfeel is light to medium, with a good amount of carbonation. This is a very drinkable beer. Three thumbs up!

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured from bottle into a pint glass. Pours an orange/gold color with a small head.

Succulent aromas of hops, citrus, navel oranges, guava, and a touch of florals.

Medium bodied with a lot of freshness to the flavors of guava, resin, hops, oranges and citrus. The feel is good, but slightly lacking a little bit on the mid.

This is a real fun IPA. Has the hop forward characteristics, but it isn't too overpowering.

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Freedom Of '78 from Short's Brewing Company
4.08 out of 5 based on 585 ratings.
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