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Short’s / Half Acre Freedom Of ’78

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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 89   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Freedom of ’78 is a medium bodied IPA with a wonderful, bright clarity and pleasing bronze hue. The aroma is a unique fusion of citrus fruit and subtle pine qualities. The distinct characteristics of the guava nectar are impossible to miss, and attributes of tangerine, nectarine, and even faint honey flavors are detectable. The finish quickly turns to an expected IPA bitterness that turns dry during prolonged tastings


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5601) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2015
Somewhere between a 2 and 4oz draft pour at SAVOR 2015’s Saturday night session. Poured a clear pale golden c9olor with a small white head. Aroma was a blast of pine notes, some bready malts. Flavor was strong resin, pine, floral and a very decent balance of malts. Wonderful.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
firstsip (652) - Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Bottle. Opaque orange pour. Nice head. Sweet nose of dry hopped floral, grapefruit. Full body. Tastes of grapefruit, light citrus, floral dry hopping, honey. Delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (3209) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2015
2-4 oz bottle pour at SAVOR 2015’s Saturday night session. Golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas and tastes of floral notes, lemon and grapefruit citrus. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (1555) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Bottle thanks to Frank. Poured gold orange with min white head. Aroma sweet candy citrus. Light carb med light bod. Tastes bitter dank hop resin.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JFowler (31) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2015
This is a great example of what I like to term a grassy IPA. Golden hue minimal lacing. This particular sampling was a bit warmer than I have had in the past. Had this on draft in the 25oz. Size. Because of the boomba glass couldn’t smell it like i could in a true IPA glass although the taste is very unique. Had this first at Hopcat in Ann Arbor in a flight against some heavy contenders like Stone Delicious and a few others. This beer blew those away. Although I am not a big fan of most of The Short’s beers this one really takes the cake. The super clean fruity light pine flavor is fronted with a super grassy punch that most medium bodied IPA’s just can’t muster. A must try for any true Hophead!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cosmo6644 (84) - Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Grapefruit and sweet fruit aroma, lots of guava on the taste, very unique and fairly nice ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (1848) - Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2015
Bottle dated 3/31/15. More fruit than hops. Has more of a grapefruit acid than guava. Tropical fruits. Slightly bitter. I was really thirsty and it hit the spot.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chucklemation (730) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2015
Pours a pale bronze with a foamy white head. Aroma is lots of guava and some fruity/floral hops. Flavor is floral hops and guava fruit, which lends a dry bitter taste. The guava adds a nice character to the beer. Very well done.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigtaster (791) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2015
From bottle into snifter. Cloudy bright orange color with medium off-white head, good lacing. Nose is mango, guava, grapefruit, really nice. Body is medium, medium to low sweetness, balanced finish, smooth carbonation. Lingering oranges in the finish. Balanced, delicious, fruity drinkable, impressive beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Abner (153) - Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2015
Bottle. Pours a light gold color, slight haze, lasting head. Aromas of citrus, a light sweetness of tropical fruit. Taste is guava up front, some citrus fruit; medium sweet, but slowly a light bitterness takes over. Maybe a bit heavy on the guava for my tastes, but this is a great IPA.


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