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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 89   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (10986) - Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2016
355ml bottle. The smell is great, nice guava scent. Flavor is boring, it dirnks well for a near 7%er but not a huge amount of ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryecatcher (1304) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2016
Bottle. Slightly hazy, orangey-gold pour, big foamy white head with exceptional retention and nice lace. Nose is big tropical fruity dankness, basement full of cats, white grape juice, melon, cakey malt. Mouth is loaded with guava -- if you ever been lucky to find em fresh in your local produce market, you’ll totally dig this... anyway, lots of fruit and chewing gum gives way to bready malt, grassy, grapefruit, bitterness underpinning the whole shebang. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11168) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2016
On tap at TJ’s. Poured a slightly hazy golden color with an averaged sized head. Earthy, grassy, some citrus and some lighter dankiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (2381) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2016
On tap at Champps in Brookfield. Golden copper pour. White head. Big guava nose with other tropical fruits. Light toffee. Taste is of sweet tropical fruit, toffee citrus. Lighter aside of medium bodied. The blend is well done. Solid carbonation. Little alcohol presence. Finishes very well blended between bitter and sweet. This is an excellent tropical ipa! 15

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
malkyore (376) - - JUN 11, 2016
This kind of smells like a sausage. I don’t know how to describe the flavor its like a sausage pine tree... I am confused because that sounds awful but I don’t hate it. I don’t know what’s real anymore..

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
574deadzone (1362) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUN 10, 2016
Pours a darker golden, slight haze, with a good-sized eggshell head that settles after a while and leaves some ropey, spotty lace. Nose involves really pungent and immediate tropical fruit. I haven’t experienced guava first hand to my recollection, so the aroma must be unmistakably guava. There are also some nice dank, piney, resiny hop notes under there, but it’s mostly just zesty, vibrant, eye-opening fruit. Some sweetness, quite bitter, some slight juicy tartness. Light to medium bodied, pretty active, bright on the palate with juiciness and bitterness, finishing dry and refreshing. A really cool beer that I’m so glad found its way to Indiana.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (6560) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2015
Samled at gabf. Golden with a big off white head. Truly unique fruit flavors. Tropical but more. A little pine. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Criz (347) - - AUG 26, 2015
Draft at brew pub. Aromas of spruce, resin, citrus, slight floral. Medium bodied. Golden orange color.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1779) - Maryland, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Savor 2015. Always make a point to see Short’s if they are there. Nice level of bitterness, nice amount of citrus. Hard to distinguish what type of citrus after a long evening at Savor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (7069) - 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.

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