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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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LadySusan (720) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2012
Sampler at The Mondial de la biere 2012 in Montréal.The color is honey with a thin beige head. The aroma is of tropical and citrus fruits like mango and grapefruit good mix also a good mix of hops. Nice bitter finish and a long lasting feeling in the mouth.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6078) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2012
In short: A refreshing hoppy blonde ale. Good IPA
How: From a bottle at Mondial De La Bière 2012
The look: Clear golden blonde body topped by a very small white head
In long: Nose is vibrant fresh with mangos, passion fruits and the likes. Taste is more of the same, nice fresh cereals, fresh refreshing exotic fruits (even some kiwis), plenty of green pine needles. Overall the flavors are very bright. Quite hoppy. Prickly carbonation. Refreshing. This beer was good, and most people also love the actual freedom of the 70s, as long as they strop to think about the fact that all love songs written during that decade were about a woman with an extremely hairy vagina.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
queenholly (2987) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Bottle. Huge floral orange blossom, light sweet biscuit malt aroma with a hint of mint. Hazy orange with a ginormous, thick creamy beige head. excellent retention. Citrusy floral hops and light biscuity malt flavor with a mild grassy finish. Light to medium body. Good stuff!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (4926) - Utah, USA - AUG 5, 2012
12oz bottle thanks to Timbo and April
Appearance: Pours slightly hazy golden with tons or carbonation and bubbles in the glass (looks like champagne), a huge frothy off-white head and lots of lacing
Aroma: Guava, citrus and fruity
Taste: Tropical fruit, citrus, mild bisquity with a bitter pine finish
Very nice and drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6150) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2012
Bottle at Mondial de la Bière 2012, June 8. Pours a clear orange-copper with a spare diminishing frothy white head. Aroma is very fruity along with hempy hops. Flavour is very hempy along with citrus fruit. Long bitter finish. Medium bodied. Delicious!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2012
[4480-20120608] Bottle. Fishy orange crackers aroma has a very fruity marijuana undertone. Clear, orange amber body with a quick creamy off-white head and some lacing. Lemon citrus hops flavour is quite bitter. Medium body is bitter. Great to sample, just a little unbalanced in the bitterness for my tastes but could be wonderful. (8/4/7/3/14) 3.6
(@ Mondial, Montreal, QC)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 20, 2012
Bottle
Aroma citrus, grassy hints, some lime zest, hint of pineapple.
Appearance slight haze of amber with fine fizzy tanned top. Slight rings on glass. 3+
Flavor and Palate : Lemonade, citrusy, refreshing qualities. Citrus load. Bit one sided yet nice brew either way.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (3058) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2012
Bottle - 341ml. Hazy golden body with a thin white foamy head. Strong hoppy aroma with melon and grapefruit hints. Its sharp hoppy taste carries strong grapefruit and flowery notes. Ends with a long, robust bitter finish. Very good!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (7921) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2012
2012-06-08. Bright orange body with a nice off-white head that fades. 3+ Very leafy cannibis like aroma seems to cover up the fruity base for me, and is a bit strange. 6+ In the flavour it has an interesting fruity character and gets leafy around the edges. The server mentioned guava but I am not sure I have ever had one to be able specifically identify it. Odd sharp fruity character in the finish lingers in the finish and aftertaste. 6+ Average plus palate is very smooth. 3+ Others got more citrus out of it but I got a strong funky leafy marijuana like character from it, as if someone was smoking a joint beside me, which really put me off. Not sure if its the beer, a freshness issue, or my senses but I did not care for this. Bottle at Mondial, Montreal

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quevillon (2531) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2012
Beer #5 at the Mondial de la Bière 2012 (June 8), bottle. Golden blond, thin head. Aroma of herbs and grapefruit hoppiness. Sour taste of grapefruit, well hopped, bitter taste of grapefruit. An IPA grapefruit juice!


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