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Short’s / Half Acre Freedom Of ’78

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RATINGS: 125   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cosmo6644 (63) - Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Grapefruit and sweet fruit aroma, lots of guava on the taste, very unique and fairly nice ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (1800) - Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2015
Bottle dated 3/31/15. More fruit than hops. Has more of a grapefruit acid than guava. Tropical fruits. Slightly bitter. I was really thirsty and it hit the spot.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chucklemation (701) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2015
Pours a pale bronze with a foamy white head. Aroma is lots of guava and some fruity/floral hops. Flavor is floral hops and guava fruit, which lends a dry bitter taste. The guava adds a nice character to the beer. Very well done.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigtaster (779) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2015
From bottle into snifter. Cloudy bright orange color with medium off-white head, good lacing. Nose is mango, guava, grapefruit, really nice. Body is medium, medium to low sweetness, balanced finish, smooth carbonation. Lingering oranges in the finish. Balanced, delicious, fruity drinkable, impressive beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Abner (135) - Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2015
Bottle. Pours a light gold color, slight haze, lasting head. Aromas of citrus, a light sweetness of tropical fruit. Taste is guava up front, some citrus fruit; medium sweet, but slowly a light bitterness takes over. Maybe a bit heavy on the guava for my tastes, but this is a great IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lukedarock (242) - Howell, Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Damn! This collaboration beer is good, has some new flavor kicked in with guava and tangerine, still stays true to ipa, will have again

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ESBob (379) - Indiana, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours a light gold with medium head. Aroma is a light fruit, citrus, grapefruit. Taste is slighlty sweet with that guava coming thru. Medium body, slightly bitter finish. Interesting flavors here.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (1721) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Pour is cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma and flavor of sweet fruit, earth, floral, and agave. Finish is sweet and slightly bitter. Good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (3099) - Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle: Gradient of light-amber & deep-gold, highly translucent with lots of clarity; creamy layer of white foam leaves nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is a lovely tropical & hoppy combo. Huge bouts of guava nectar & guava juice colling with wild, wet, & weedy hops. Light grass & pine essence with the guava giving off a generic tropical vibe (you can pull mango & tangerine from this as well), Tertiary biscuit malt. Taste is juicy guava, tropical nectar, grassy hops, light pine, & a touch of perfume. Mix of hoppy bitterness & juicy fruit sweetness. Slick mouth feel. A wonderful guava injected IPA, one of those beers that really hits the spot in the summertime.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Miciaih (1) - casnovia, Michigan, USA - APR 19, 2014 does not count
I’ll do my best with my sinus issues Smell is non existent do to a sinus infection.


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