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RATINGS: 163   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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (6314) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 5, 2016
Bottle. 2 months from bottling date. It pours a golden color with an off whit ehead. The aroma has some caramel, pineapple and florals. The flavor is a little herbal with some pineapple, hints of pine, spruce and flowers. Strong spruce/flowery bitterness. Honey malt sweetness. Good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jredmond (8049) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2016
Bottle shared with Paul, Max and Vinny. Pours a bright clear golden body with thin white lacing. Nose is citrus, melon, guava and spice. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with notes of spice, honey, fruity malt and grapefruit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (6897) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2016
Bottle, pours golden color. Notes are dank guava and fake peach. Too much shorts influence in this one. Too much

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (5078) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2016
Rated on 7-29-2016 (Bottle) The appearance is a medium sized frothy, fizzy white head that mostly diminished, slightly hazy amber body, lively, fast rising carbonation, and one ring of lacing. The aroma is guava, citrus hops, tropical fruit, very earthy, grapefruit, some pine hops, and malt. The flavor presents moderate bitterness, guava, moderately sweet, fruity, zesty, and light grapefruit. The mouthfeel is lively carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. I quickly discovered that my sense of taste does not like guava. It simply is not my thing.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MeisterD99 (38) - Lansing, USA - JUL 29, 2016
Short’s always is the best with edgy beers. Beautiful orange with small white head. Nose is wonderful tropical fruit. Tropical fruit flavors plus guava with a slight bitter finish. Not for craft beer wimps....but a beautiful experiment

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (10471) - 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 (6069) - 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 (4164) - 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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yourilevesque (1761) - 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!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7490) - 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.


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