Short's Freedom of '78 (Pure Guava IPA)

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by HopHeadHerman, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. MichPaul

    MichPaul Jan 28, 2012 Michigan
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    I'm the same. I almost bought 2 sixers just expecting it to be different than it was. It was interesting for sure. I thought it was a very sour beer. I did like it, just not what I expected. I would probably buy a sixer each time it comes out.
     
  2. founder26

    founder26 Sep 9, 2009 Michigan

    see I really didn't get any sourness out of it, just a peachy flavor, and really juicy, it almost tasted watered down?
     
  3. szmnnl99

    szmnnl99 Apr 3, 2006 Michigan
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    I think tart and bitter more than sour with a grapefruit flavor.
     
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  4. MichPaul

    MichPaul Jan 28, 2012 Michigan
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    Huh, yeah, it's funny I didn't get the same thing from it. I thought it was both hoppy and sour at the same time. A lot of times I'll dislike the first beer that I try of one kind, then it dwells on my mind and I want another one. Then it seems to grow on my and I end up loving it. This one probably ranks up there like DFH Aprihop for me. Has a funky taste that kinda grows on you. I'll give this one some time and see what I think after trying a few more of the sixer...
     
  5. MichPaul

    MichPaul Jan 28, 2012 Michigan
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    Funny, the word Tart also came to mind to me while typing! That would be a good description as well. Tart and bitter at the same time.
     
  6. founder26

    founder26 Sep 9, 2009 Michigan

    were you drinking other beers along with it? that could have affected the taste of it, I was just drinking the freedom beer. we will be cracking open a couple more today maybe I will change my mind about it lol
     
  7. MichPaul

    MichPaul Jan 28, 2012 Michigan
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    Nope, my mouth was also totally void of outside influence. :)
     
  8. ravot

    ravot Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    i dont mind the case, i'll end up selling at retail to a couple of buddys, so i'll probably stay with 2 sixers. still though, i'm a fan of tart. here's hoping it's solid.
     
  9. cates1tg

    cates1tg Jul 18, 2010 Michigan

    I think this beer is brilliant, if you can get your hands on this it is a must!
     
  10. Hands22

    Hands22 Oct 14, 2011 Florida

  11. Zaphog

    Zaphog Sep 23, 2011 Michigan
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    I really enjoyed '78. It had a very nice tart but juicy guava and papaya flavor to it. It had a nice bitter finish to it as well.

    I strongly recommend this beer if you can find it! I wish I would have picked up more than one sixer!
     
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  12. szmnnl99

    szmnnl99 Apr 3, 2006 Michigan
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    Funny thing, I enjoyed the 2nd one much more than my first. I was thirsty after work and the tartness hit the spot. I also wasn't trying to overanalyze the guava flavor.
     
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  13. gdfan47

    gdfan47 Jul 8, 2005 Pennsylvania

    is this at all a Ween reference?
     
  14. travMI13

    travMI13 Jan 7, 2012 Michigan
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    Yes.
     
  15. HopFace

    HopFace Feb 29, 2012 Colorado
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    I had this a couple years ago and freaking loved it. Wish I could get my hands on a case of this stuff.
     
  16. JohnnyHopps

    JohnnyHopps Jun 15, 2010 Indiana
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    FWIW, I just picked up two sixers on Saturday in SW Michigan.
     
  17. lewdwig

    lewdwig Jan 6, 2013 Michigan

    Freedom of '78 - man, this was good; I should have bought more than a sixer (back in the spring).
     
  18. MichiBrew

    MichiBrew Nov 26, 2010 Michigan

    Man please remove this old thread...
     
  19. imfrommichigan

    imfrommichigan Jul 12, 2012 Michigan
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    I agree. It's misleading now.
     
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  20. jb123

    jb123 Dec 3, 2012 Michigan
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    There is nothing on the site....please tell me more
     
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