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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (8171) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2013
12oz bottle, shared by robotopera. [Rated on 5/15/2012 - moved when I realized I had accidentally uploaded my rate under the wrong brewer] Minimal white head. Clear amber color. Prominent tropical fruit aroma, as well as a good hop bitterness. It’s like a fruit-IPA, very interesting. Nice, lighter crisp carbonation, and dry texture. Good hoppy sweet aftertaste. Bitter, with a sort of tangy sweetness. Really unique, interesting brew. Robby: "Oaty."

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
blklab2007 (2081) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle through trade. Pour has a golden orange color with a ring of off white head on the glass. Aroma has guava, pepper, citrus, and some malt. Mouth feel is medium light and the carbonation medium low. Flavor has real guava, citrus, mild bitterness, and a lingering finish. Interesting mix of fruit and hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HisBoyElroy (107) - Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2014 Remember this one being better than this. Bit sweet with a soapy taste. Glad I only bought the one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ICEatALAMO (1095) - Troy, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle. Pour is a light orange. The aroma is huge blood orange with some tart/faint sour. The taste is a little thin and funky. The blood orange comes through a lot which actually saves the beer imo. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4609) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Pours a hazy deep orange with a small bubbly white head. Aroma of guava, tropical fruits, herbs, cherries and citrus. Flavor of the same guava and tropical fruits. Kind of herbal. Grapefruit and piney hop notes. Nose is sugary but beer is dry.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHOFF43 (1771) - 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 (617) - 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 (10028) - 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 (4030) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - 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 (323) - , 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.


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