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RATINGS: 124   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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
manny57 (162) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Damn you, badnews - beat me out for first rating. Anyway, 12 ounce bottle purchased from salut in kzoo, mich. Fantastic aroma, but the taste is a little watery. Definitely not too bad at all though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12109) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dionysus (1454) - Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Bottle pours deep amber with an off-white head. Aroma shows notes of guava, mango, apricot, orange, and toffee. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of pine and some slight herbal characteristics. Overall body is moderate and sticky with well balanced bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11614) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomthompson89 (1924) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2011
hazy amber, nice foam, nose is tropical and guava, citrus as well. flavor is yummy. very well made IPA that can definatly sneak up on you as 3 went down far to easy. nose seems to perfectly match the nose.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9279) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (3272) - 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!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4459) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 4, 2013
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours amber with a lacy, off-white head. Atom of tropical fruit, floral and citrus hops, and some pale and caramel malts. Flavor the same with a nice blend of fruits and hops. Average texture. A really interesting IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpar73 (604) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Off-white head, nice lacing, clear amber body. Aroma is sweet, guava, light grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some guava. Another nice IPA from Joe.


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