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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Ahtanum

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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Ahtanum IPA is brewed with only Ahtanum hops, a newer variety from the Yakima Valley area of WA. The hops are added at three points during the brewing process -- bittering, late kettle and dry hopping. Ahtanum hops contribute a balanced and typically "American" orange peel, piney and floral flavor and aroma to this brew, balanced by a slight sweetness and full body from the five different malts.


3.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 29, 2014
I am unfamiliar with Ahtanum hops so I’m very curious what to expect here. The head is impressive--thick and tight and ample. Dies slowly leaving plenty of chunky lace on the glass. The smell is more neutral than most IPA’s (and certainly the Hallertau version). This is more heavily malt based. There is a mild floral hop, but it is in the background. The tastes also tilts toward the malt (for the style). The hop is peppery. The swallow leaves the feel of white pepper but doesn’t last too long. The flavor is more of moderate crystal malts. Like most of this series, I like the well-balanced body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ICEatALAMO (925) - Troy, Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Bottle. A warm bold amber color. The aroma is flavorful hops the taste is very nice. Strong hops, but not overpowering. For not being an ipa fan, I am a fan of this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Furseth (1950) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2013
Thanx to Mr. Rask! Bottle: Clear red colour, with a nice head! Aroma is dominated of sweet maltynes mixed with citrus and candy sugar, werry sweet! Flavor had a mild sweet candy sugar,citrus mouth feeling, almost like a weak barlywine!! Big body long fruity sweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 9, 2013
A - Pours a a clear rusty copper with a 1 finger off-white head. S - Grapefruit citrus, caramel malt, some berry fruit, along with some floral aromas. T - Follows the nose, grapefruit oil, sweet malt, floral notes, some light berry fruit, citrus bitterness dries the mouth and clings to the back of the tongue and finishes bittersweet. Citrus hops hang on the tongue for awhile. M - Moderate carbonation, slick, medium bodied. The hops are citrus driven and provide good flavor and with a dry bitterness. A nice clean hope profile. Serving type: bottle 05-17-2011

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brandon1989 (239) - Euless, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2013
from notes: pours copper with an off white head. the aroma is citrusy orange, malts, bready, slight floral. the taste is mildly bitter, citrus up front, floral, bready finish, very good. also pick up some pine and mild spices.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2013
15th June 2011
Bright clear amber beer, small white head. Light semi dry palate, smooth. A little creamy malt. Sweetish hops. Floral orange - tangerine, trace of peach. Becomes more bitter towards the semi dry finish. Decent single hop IPA. Tasty and refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StuOhBrew (10) - Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2012
It would be very easy to find a better over-hopped Pale in many a micro-brew. Still, Sam’s variation on Latitude is pretty, pleasant, and goes down easy. As stated by others, the orange peel is a little more prominent here, but not so much so as to detract from enjoyment.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Huhzubendah (2496) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2012
The beer is clear and copper to orange in color. The head is off white, and measures just shy of a half inch. The aroma is earthy and malt, first and foremost, followed by some pine and resin and a light floral presence. As I have stated in my previous reviews of the Latitude 48 Deconstructed Series, the malt profile is too bold and overshadows the hop character. Not bad, but unexciting. This is a beer to be thrown back with spicy wings or bar food, not one to be sniffed and/or savored. Medium bodied with appropriate carbonation. Lingering flavors of malt and pine. Overall, mediocre. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 09-24-2011

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2792) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2012
Last of the "Deconstructed" 12 pack I got last summer and let sit in my fridge since then, thinking I mioght conduct some grand tasting of all 6 at a time. Instead, I just done two at a time, and as the odd bottle out, I’m comparing it to the full L48° bottle. Poured into a shaker, it hits a big head over the same pleasant amber body as the others. Head dwindles to rocky foam. Still a slight orange citrus smell to it, while the hop nose on the full Lat.48° is almost gone. Taste on the Ahtanum has more of an orange zest note, overlaid with dried hops. Another interesting American varietal at work, that I’ll try to find a fresher single-hop version. Still a pretty good and distinctive hoppy beer.


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