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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHOFF43 (2052) - 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


4
beergearbox (60) - London, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2017
Bottle. Like one like the other, Like daughter, like mother. Bit of guava. Nice!

3.6
salvaticas (933) - - SEP 6, 2017
Bottle pour. Fruity on the nose. Pours a crisp amber. Medium bodied - mild bitterness. Slight tanginess. Good malt character. Pretty well balanced but flavor profile is a little weak. Overall pretty good.

3.7
drfabulous (8473) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 4, 2017
12 ounce bottle. Deep orange color with some malt in body and then a decent amount of guava.

1.5
screigh (749) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 5, 2017
Pours a hazy orange color. No head at all. I guess that’s guava I smell. Tastes like a spruce tree.

3.6
GMCC2181 (1613) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JUL 27, 2017
Can from Jason. Light yellow color, decent head that faded fast. Nose of flowers, biscuits, light perfume. Taste is light perfume, flowers, biscuits, light grassy hoppy character. Medium/light body, dry side. Overall... easy drinking IPA. Thanks Jason

3.1
ganache (6029) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2017
Bottle marked 03/27/17. Nose very rubbery hops, caramel, citrus, a bit of jackfruit or even durian. Pour bright golden-orange with a little bit of haze, rocky cream head. Taste more of that tropical, musky, rubbery fruit, guava, medium-strong pine, spice, lightly sweet with low bitterness, bready more than caramel, with medium and very clean bitterness really coming around in the finish and lasting much longer in the long aftertaste. Good, interesting, probably going to turn a lot of people off. [2017.06.23: 3.1]

4.1
shrubber85 (11570) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 9, 2017
Bottle. Orange, guava, caramel malt, and orange peel aroma. Hazy golden yellow with nice eggshell white head. Moderate sweet guava, mango, caramel malt, and moderately bitter orange peel/pine flavor. Good body and nice balance. Very pleasant - great fruit flavor.

3.7
agl108 (1290) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2017
On draft at HopCat. Poured hazy orange with thick white lace. Guava nose. Strong guava, weed, citrus flavor. Medium bodied. Really well done but little overwhelming on the guava.

3.9
Drake (14059) - 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
Msdrbeat (780) - East Lansing, USA - MAY 12, 2017
Bottled. Delightful. The guava is just light enough to be discerned. Great hoppiness.


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