Dixonian (1517) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep copper pour with some off-white head. Nose of earth and herbal hops - flavors of caramel malt, floral hops, and citrus.
Billicus (285) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
aroma pineyness comes up into nose, some tropical criutsy notes, some malt too
color, slight cloudy amber hue same lacing head as expexted with IPAs
taste, mingles pine with flora hops mild well balanced malt finish
overall, this series is awesome each one is different Iam waiting for it come back out!
MotherBrother (619) - Aalborg, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour deep amber, with a large white foamy head.
Aroma is slight fruity, citrussy and piney.
Taste is subdued sweet, with a dry bitter finish. Medium watery body, with a fizzy carb.
BillWyce (615) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From notes: Pours clear orange-amber, with a nice, thick off-white head. Aroma was mildly of citrus, with earthy notes. Medium-thick with a mild depth. Piney hops flavor, with some earthiness mixed in.
BBB63 (5601) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Part 2 of vertical (Next to the Simcoe, Zeus and baseline Lat 48): As expected all three beers have pretty much identical appearances, however the Ahtahum seemed to have an over carbonated head and gets a deduction of 1. "Nice deep golden hue with a big frothy slightly off-white head and streams of lacework."
Aroma: Equal parts piney/resiny with a fruity and slightly spicy nose. This seems to smell the closest to the base beer has any of the 5 different single hops.
The taste of is sort of hodge podge as well... right down the middle with some resiny and leafy notes, some grassy and herbal notes, and some fruity and rind notes. That said it is the most approachable palate of this vertical.
All three offer an "alpha strong" mouth feel that has metallic, tea bag and boozy notes. Hard to distinguish one from the other with maybe the Simcoe being slightly softer.
Overall, this single hopped brew is simply okay... right down the middle and because of that a very low overall score for being lame. My least OVERALL fav of the Lat 48 brews.
ChainGangGuy (4229) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Letís pull up the initial Latitude 48 review:
"Appearance: Pours out a clear, dark amber body with an initially fluffy, though ultimately short-lived, whitish head.
Smell: Sweetish light-colored caramel sauce paired with oven toaster-toasted biscuit tops. Aromatic pops of hoppy spices, lemon juice, and dried, tea-like herbs fill the nose.
Taste: A maltiness tasting of toasted biscuits hit with a small-sized spoonful of caramel and toffee. Thereís a short-lived sweetness that drops out in anticipation of the incoming hops, which bring about a mixture of grassy herbs, lightly earthy spice, and lemon peel (a bit of pith included). Well-integrated bitterness. A last hint of dry caramel and spiced tea on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Lat-48 comes up just shy of the medium body mark. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: A tasty, nicely hoppy brew without hitting you over the head with scorching bitterness. "Itís an ale." --Matt Simpson. Too right, Matt, too right."
OK. Well, appearance and mouthfeel are the similar all across the board and in step with the original, as is the underlying malt character. The Ahtanum hops give it an earthy, fruity dehydrated bitter orange peel scent and flavor.
BVery (5121) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Iím really enjoying this one - very slightly hazy golden pour with a white head and some lacing. Nice orange/citrus nose, good mouthfeel and carbonation. Taste is orange/citrus, some pine, and some earthy/caramel notes. Very good IPA.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Latitude 48 IPA - Ahtanum
Date: November 08, 2011
Appearance: hazy dark orange, fine beige head
Aroma: dry and earthy aroma, lightly spicy, touch of sweet fruityness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, touch of citrus, light bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
mar (4463) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
deep amber with a cream head. mild fruit, hops, and faint citrus on the nose. chewy tropical, crisp finish. smooth and easy to drink.
BostonBeerGuru (1) - - NOV 26, 2011 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A near superior IPA. It pours nicely with excellent head retention and a lacing indicative of a high quality beer. A floral and hoppy scent hint at a bitterness which is present throughout each sip. Itís balanced nicely with a malty copper-colored sweetness that awakens the front of the mouth. Itís not a great finisher as it leaves a sticky and hoppy acidity in its wake. Overall, a very good beer which you can be proud to bring to any party.