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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6825) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 20, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (3476) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (9041) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quevillon (2728) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (4143) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2012
Mondial de la Bière. En direct d’un abri contre les attaques nucléaires. Un verre de 6 onces, gracieuseté d’un serveur à la gâchette heureuse. Une bière à la robe dorée et sa petite tête mousseuse. Un nez sans équivoque, doublement et triplement fruité, avec des agrumes, des pêches, des ananas mûrs et même des fraises. Des herbes lorsque le verre tourbillonne. Une assise délicate des céréales : du miel, assurément, et un léger souffle caramélisé. Des saveurs tropicales acidulées et même juteuses, des mangues coulantes et des agrumes enrobés par des malts qui ne sont jamais trop sucrés. Un profil amérisant qui peut ravir les palais les plus sensibles. Un corps de moyenne densité qui aime se faire darder par des bulles fines et explosives. Une texture douce qui peut rappeler la crème. Une finale dans laquelle les fruits acidulés et amers se collent au palais pour quelques minutes. La première bière de la journée. Donc, beaucoup de notes et beaucoup de concentration. Très facile à boire et assez facile à aimer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3197) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2012
12oz Bottle. Fresh guava juice aroma, clean and pithy. Reminds me immeadiately of those Mexican juice drinks. Love that when a beer takes me someplace so quickly. Add a little hoppy beer behind and you’ve got a unique combo. Things get a little murky in the flavor portion, with a strong green bitterness dominating. The guava flavors are good, but this bitterness is a bit tough to push through. Otherwise, a super clean and beautifully dry finish with floral fruit notes. Guava pairs really well with hops here, but watch the bittering for balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (2984) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Surprisingly great IPA with great tropical fruit flavor and medium sweetness. Nicely bitter and crisp. Great beer courtesy of tooch.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (4965) - Arizona, USA - MAY 21, 2012
I love guava and this beer is so freaking sexy. Big guava and hop aroma. The perfect about of guava flavor. There should be more beers like this!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9981) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2012
Slightly orange fruity coloured with loads of white foam that later leaves a lace trail. Very floral citrus hops,and the fresh guava. Still, smells like an IPA overall. Very smooth mouthfeel. the guava flavour is pronounced and dominates though it does not overpower, and is blended with hop oils. Very drinkable and a good one.Bottle from FlandersNed. This was cellared somewhat and would not be as appreciated by pure hopheads. Certainly reminds me of CC Guava Grove.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3747) - Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2012
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled 3/30/2012. Pours slightly cloudy golden amber color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Some decent spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of big orange, grapefruit, mango, pineapple, floral, herbal, citrus peel, light pine, earth, and slight peppery spiciness. Very nice and well balanced aromas, with good strength and complexity. Taste of big grapefruit, tart/bitter citrus rind, bread, herbal, pine, orange zest, pineapple, and earthy spiciness. Good amount of earthy and tart citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, herbal, pine, mango, and earthy spiciness on the finish for a while. Great balance of flavors with the guava character and hop bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and crisp mouthfeel. Very easy and smooth to drink at 7%. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming after the finish. Overall this is a great and very interesting IPA collaboration from Shorts and Half Acre. Great balance of flavors; and very smooth and enjoyable.

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