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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHOFF43 (2032) - 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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (9701) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Draft at Railroad. Pours hazy straw with off-white head. Nose was resiny hops, grapefruit, mango. More hops in the flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (5502) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2016
Nutty and guava flavors. Delicious but weird. Draft at Beermiscuous. Crazy fruit and earthy. Not nsd

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (3568) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2016
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co. and shaker served, showing a cloudy, orangey gold color, with a presentable and rather persistent layer of white, thick & cakey froth, and patches & wavy spray of lacing. The aroma was an expressive nose of nectarine, guava, and some strawberry-like sweetness. Light to medium bodied, with decent carbonation, the taste added a citrus & rind bitterness that possessed some lingering quality, continued the subtle, fruity sweetness, mild malt, and finished with a bit of dryness. Nothing overpowering, but loved the nose, and found this quite drinkable.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yourilevesque (1229) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2016
Thanks to Justin for this great brew! Liquide orangé presque ambré, moyennement trouble et proposant une mousse blanche peu tenace. Arômes frappantes de clémentine, de goyave, de tangerine, de pain grillé, d’ananas et de melon. Une IPA des plus fruitées et surtout, de fruits que l’on ne rencontre pas si fréquemment! Très originaux ces parfums exotiques qui n’ont rien à voir avec l’habituel pamplemousse qui finit par devenir quelques-unes peu blasant. Belle effervescence en bouche alors que le liquide affiche un corps moyen. La combinaison des deux se fait toute en légèreté. Un habile truchement d’aiguille de pin et des mêmes fruits ressentis au nez. Buvabilité extrême! Ohhh qu’il fait soif en cette chaude Saint-Jean Baptiste! Malts cohérents avec l’ensemble fruité et d’amertume élevée. Unique en son genre, une IPA des plus originales et délicieuses!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6537) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2016 Sampled on draft at 3R6P this beer poured a hazy bright golden color with a medium sized creamy white head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was tart, piney and cactusy. The flavor was bitter, citric and piney with notes of cactus and pepper. Long finish. Medium body. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (2247) - Georgia, USA - JUN 26, 2016
Nice fruity IPA. Hazy copper. Guava and lemon in the aroma, more fruitiness in the taste. Nice piney bitterness in finish, good stuff.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jsporrer (582) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Pours a clear golden amber with a thin white ring. Tart citrus aroma. Taste is mostly citrus rind. Fairly harsh and bitter. I couldn’t taste any Guava. Not refreshing or enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thechasm442 (685) - Manhattan, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2016
Bottle. Cloudy apricot with an average white head and great lacing. Aroma is full of guava. Grapefruit, citrus, and some tropical notes as well. Flavor is loaded with citrus and guava. Mild tropical flavors and pine mix with a bit of mild bread like malts. Average mouthfeel and super refreshing.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (4477) - Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2016
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 5/23/2016. Pours slightly hazy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, peach, apricot, pineapple, papaya, guava, mango, light pepper/pine, light caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fantastic aromas with awesome balance and complexity of juicy citrus/tropical hops, guava nectar, and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tangerine, grapefruit, peach, apricot, pineapple, papaya, guava, mango, light pepper/pine, light caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine/herbal/citrus peel bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, peach, apricot, pineapple, papaya, guava, mango, pepper, pine, toasted bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops, guava nectar, and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness, lightly increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately sticky, and fairly creamy/grainy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding fruited IPA! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops, guava nectar, and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the balanced bitterness. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (11179) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2016
Sample at Lock 27. The beer pours a cloudy copper-gold color with a medium thick foamy white head that diminishes gradually to a film. Stringy lacing. Aroma of tropical fruit, hops and malt. Medium body with flavors of citrusy hops, guava and malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a citrusy hops aftertaste. Above average overall.


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