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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 89   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (13538) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2017
12 once bottle from Elmer’s in Escanaba. Hazy amber, large foamy tan head, good retrention. Aroma of guava, pine, pale malt. The taste is guava, papaya, pine, pale malt. Medium bodied, crisp. Solid.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Msdrbeat (736) - East Lansing, USA - MAY 12, 2017
Bottled. Delightful. The guava is just light enough to be discerned. Great hoppiness.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zubblwump (83) - Michigan, USA - MAY 2, 2017
Pours a nice golden honey color. The guava really stands out in the aroma, along with citrus and pine. Bitter on the front, with a solid IPA backbone. Bitterness lasts, but it’s not unpleasant. I like this one

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (6518) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 2, 2017
Bottle: Cloudy yellow-amber with a thick, off-white head. Grapefruit, sour pineapple aroma. Very bitter....grapefruit-peel, pine taste. Sharp acidity and a ton of citrus. Nothing mild about this one.

1.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
thedm (6102) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 17, 2017
This bottled brew from a bottle shop was served at a cool temperature and poured a head of foamy fine to medium sized white colored bubbles that were very long lasting and left behind a strong bubbly carbonation body semi-transparent orange colored body and a good lacing. The strong aroma was citrus. The sharp mouth feel was very tingly at the start and at the finish with a strong citrus aftertaste. The strong flavor contained notes of citrus. A horrible one that I would rather not drink again. If I wanted to drink raw citrus, I would have eaten a Pink Guava.....Not! I couldn’t stomach it and poured it down the drain!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
phranq (163) - - APR 7, 2017
Pineapple and mango in the nose pours cloudy amber orange. Taste is tropical, bitter un even finish. Pretty good all around.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (5718) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 26, 2016
Rocky frothy white head. Passionfruit, mangoes and pineapples in the nose. Really nice. Medium full body. Smooth, slightly astringent not that bitter. Very fruit driven interesting

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
cheap (5742) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2016
$2.50 bottle. Typical non BO IPA aroma. Ever so slightly cloudy pale. Redundant IPA flavors all round. Some co2 makes this IPA almost palatable. Bitter lengthy terribly on style IPA flavors. IPA flavor is so thick you can’t taste any guava. Difficult rude nasty bitter finish, just like any other IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (4880) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2016
12oz bottle from Savor Growl: gold pour, thin sturdy white head. aroma of fruity, floral, guava, pine. tastes are guava and pine with grapefruit, bready, floral, dank weed. thinnish palate, light spike of carbonation. strange one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (3732) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2016
Cloudy orange yellow pour with white soapy head. Aroma of pineapple, grapefruit, and tangerine. Tropical fruit flavor with some pine and hop bitterness. Very nice beer.


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