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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (4729) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 25, 2011
Bottle from wnoble. Pours a cloudy golden color, with white head. Lots of guava fruit, citrus, clean bitter hops, some sweetness, and fruit/tropical fruit. I enjoyed it quite a bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 19, 2011
Part of the 13 Shorts in one night tasting at the Mikes on 2/18/11. Thanks Mike. Was the first of the bunch, and one of the best. Nose is guava and grapefruit. Taste is great sharp IPA with strong bite of clean guava way in the back. Subtle. Not overpowering at all. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7890) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 17, 2011
Shorts version (12oz) thanks to Mora2000. Pours with a hazed golden body and a small white head. Aroma is big time passion fruit and guava, herbal and dank with a huge fruit note and a nice sweetness. Flavor is dry, bitter and a bit medicinal (medicine and medicinal bud for that matter), guava and herbal. Astringent hops. Dry. Not nearly as tasty as the other version of Freedom of 78.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2011
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a clear golden body with a medium cream head. Aroma of weed, guava, citrus, light soap, and mango. Flavor of guava, grass, dank, resin, pine, and caramel malt with a dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6094) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2011
bottle, thanks to mora2000, dark orange color with soapy foam, dank pndine a citrus aroma, flavor is bitter pine needle, sour and bitter finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gormanb (173) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2011
aroma- strong fresh guava, vegetable, hop, fruit juice, caramel and hints of toffee. pours golden amber with some off white head. taste is bitter fruit, guava flavors are strong throughout, kiwi, vegetable fresh hop. palate is medium to full bodied, carbonated, thin in the finish, but with lingering aftertaste of fruit and hop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2011
Thanks to RBlaszak for sending this bottle my way. The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is very fruity. I get a lot of guava as well as some papaya and apricot. The aroma is very interesting overall. The flavor is fruity, but what really stands out is how dry the beer is. The fruit is guava and some other tropical fruit such as papaya and mango. Low bitterness. The flavor is also a little bit tangy. Once again, very interesting. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A unique take on an IPA. Bravo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2011
Pours a crystal clear gold with a nice rocky head on it. Aroma is citrusy hops with a sweet malty background. medium body with pretty high carbonation. Flavor is mostly citrusy hops, with the guava & sweet maltiness behind it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (6575) - Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2011
1/15/11. Bottle shared at the Sea Bass tasting. Crazy big nose of pot, pine, hops, cat pee, fruit, and more. Sweet tropical fruit flavor with tons of bitter hop kick, pine, and more. A bit strange, but very complex, and quite fruit forward. Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
milewide (1653) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2011
Unique IPA! Tangy fruit aroma and taste. Hops are not lost. Slightly cloudy amber color. Medium head.

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