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RATINGS: 119   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


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHOFF43 (1749) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Bottle. tons of weedyness, guava all over this one. Wow, incredibly.guava filled. not bad, very interesting but so much guava

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hamilton23 (606) - Alpine, California, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Poured from 12 oz bottle. Pours a nice copper color. Aroma is cat pee and guava. Sometimes the same smell frankly. Taste is OK, but hard to overcome that aroma

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (8963) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Bottle @ bnielsen13. Thanks to Jeff. Pours a clear dark golden appearance with a cream colored head. Huge spicy guava, passion fruity, mild cake aroma. Weedy, dandelion, thick guava, a bit dank flavor. Jesus, there’s a lot of guava. Sort of interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (2990) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2013
Bottle shared by Sarro and crew who very graciously hosted us during the Hill Farmstead 3rd anniversary snowstorm. Gold pour with generous white head. Aroma is really fruity, lots of guava, light hoppy aroma, lots of tropical fruit. Really liked the flavor, really fruity, not sweet, mild hop bitterness. Very tasty fruit IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RamyG4 (320) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Bottle from mikem409. Orange-amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma is surprisingly strong guava, and citrusy hops. Taste is more of the same; guava and hops, with the guava coming through more as it warms. Medium sweet, medium bitter. Finish is bitter and fruity, with a little alcohol. Light-medium body, moderate carbonation. I was expecting a hint of guava, but there’s a lot. The guava and hoppiness works though.

1.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
budznsudz (554) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Drank from bottle initially smells and tastes good. Citrus and fruit but the aftertaste is horrid. Disgusting. Drain pour.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kcorum10 (325) - Arizona, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Pours a clear amber color with a thin white head. Aromas of guava with flavors of guava and pine with a slightly bitter finish. This reminds me of the air I smell up in the mountains.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mittenator (1277) - Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Bottle. Caramel color with a slight haze and grayish/beige head. Almost all guava and strawberry aromas. Tart guava that finishes with some piney hops. Finishes bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpar73 (453) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Off-white head, nice lacing, clear amber body. Aroma is sweet, guava, light grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some guava. Another nice IPA from Joe.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3848) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 4, 2013
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours amber with a lacy, off-white head. Atom of tropical fruit, floral and citrus hops, and some pale and caramel malts. Flavor the same with a nice blend of fruits and hops. Average texture. A really interesting IPA.


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