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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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
20th February 2011
Hazy amber beer, little white head. Nice hops and guava nose. Crispy palate,dry. Bitterish hops - bitter orange marmalde that is wonderfully offset by good guava. Creamy malt base. Unapologetically bitter finish. Another cracking inventive beer from Shorts.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2011
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a clear golden body with a medium cream head. Aroma of weed, guava, citrus, light soap, and mango. Flavor of guava, grass, dank, resin, pine, and caramel malt with a dry, bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11562) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 10, 2011
Draft. Small off-white head, nice lacing, clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, guava, light grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some guava. Medium body, light resin, acidity.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11104) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2013
12oz bottle-thanks to jtclockwork for sharing–pours a dissipating off white head with trailing lace and gold/amber color. Aroma is guava, pine needle/rye, tropical fruit-pineapple/lemon zest, some light/medium malt. Taste is grapefruit rind/pine/guava, secondary light/medium malt. Good effervescence. Taste different from nose.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 23, 2011
A: The beer pours a slightly hazy amber color with two fingers of white head. S: Smells quite a bit like guava, fortunately. Some citrus hops and other sweet fruits with a very strong perfume hop note. A mild sweetness of malt and a definite grapefruit and pine aroma. T: Very perfumey and floral on the palate as well. A moderate fruit/guava flavor, but a bit more towards the grapefruit zest side of things. Some sweet bread and toffee malts, as well. A moderate bitterness. M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. O: Still a nice fruit flavor to this with a nice citrus hop component.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10809) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2011
Tap sample. Poured clear dark amber color with an average creamy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy hop and tropical fruit aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This a very good brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (9247) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9225) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Bottle... Pours clear and amber with a small, creamy, white head. Great retention. The bouquet presents a truckload of citrusy hops blended with a tropical fruit and gourd medley - pumpkin and guava standout. Full-bodied with light, airy carbonation. The flavor is of medium-bitter citrusy hops with moderate acidity that is obviously fruit and/or hop-related and not a sign of infection. Solid malts, but they don’t contribute to the nose or flavor - only the body. Moderately astringent, mildly tart, lightly bitter finish that dries out nicely in the end. Bottle courtesy of FlandersNed!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9225) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 14, 2011
Gold pour. Light head. Dirty hops, guava, maryjane aroma. Flavor is earthy, muddled hops, citrus, guava and reefer. Odd but good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8725) - 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.


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