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RATINGS: 170   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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3.1
ganache (5854) - 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 (11324) - 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 (1226) - 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 (13652) - 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 (777) - East Lansing, USA - MAY 12, 2017
Bottled. Delightful. The guava is just light enough to be discerned. Great hoppiness.

4.2
zubblwump (90) - Michigan, USA - MAY 2, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 7, 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
Patrickctenchi (6556) - 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
thedm (6147) - 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
phranq (179) - - 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
TimE (5793) - 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


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