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RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2011
The beer pours an amber-copper color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the orange citrus and pine hops. I also get a little bit of bread in the aroma from the malt. The flavor is more of the same. In addition to some malt notes that taste somewhat like iced tea, I get a lot of juicy orange and pine from the hops. The bread from the malt keeps the bitterness fairly low. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (6403) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Bottle: The aroma is a little light and consists of caramel, light pine, and a touch of orange. It pours a transparent amber with a one finger off-white head that fades to a very thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with light caramel that mixes with some light orange flavors. The finish is moderately hoppy with pine and light floral notes. Light-medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel. The somewhat weak aroma knocks it a point or two.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep, clear amber with soapy off-white head. Aroma is slightly confusing but nice....notes of subtle pine, earth and citrus peel...all blended into one. Flavor has notes of caramel malt, light sweetness, subtle pine, earth and citrus peel with a nice bitter in the finish. Mouth feel is medium body with high carbonation. Overall, very solid brew! The notes in this I believe is a dominant characteristic in the regular latitude.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (10484) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 5, 2011
Bottle @ home. Copper appearance with a cream colored head. Piney, resiny, light citrusy hoppy nose. Resiny, medium piney, lightly citrusy hoppy flavor with a sticky, piney aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (9982) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2011
Bottle from Capone’s sampler pack. Pours medium copper with 1-finger frothy off-white head. Nose is caramel malt, tannins, tangerine, floral, and I swear I smell mild rauchy notes. Tastes very citric, orange zesty, with a solid c malt bill, and resiny piney finishing notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 5, 2011
12oz bottle from "Deconstructed" mix pack. Pours a beautiful clear golden orange with a frothy off white head that left some nice lacing. Nice floral citrus nose, light hop bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vyvvy (5857) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 3, 2011
Pours golden / amber with a beige head. The aroma has somewhat spicy hops, light bread, caramel, doughiness and a hint of lemony citrus. Medium crisp body with moderate micro sharp carbonation. Starts with toasty caramel malt, crackers and spicy hops. The finish continues with much of the same, but there is a very earthy character to the hoppiness and some dirty citrus. Decent IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2371) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2011
12 oz bottle from Decon 12 pack. Pours a translucent copper color with a small off-white head that soon fades to a fine ring. The aroma is soft and earthy with some fresh green pine and sweet caramel malts. The flavor is spicy with white pepper, pine, pecans, citrus, toffee and caramel. The palate is full and smooth with lively carbonation. Finishes medium in duration with lingering biter pine. Once again I prefer the single hop over the regular latitude 48.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2011
This version of the Latitude definetly stood out from the rest in as far as complexities. Definite peperry / spice and grass aroma. The taste was earthy/ dirty, orange peel and hop. It was blended well with a nice medium body and good dry finish. Well Done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (5772) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Dry pine in the aroma, the flavor is slightly complex, with the pine mixing with the citrus and the malts to create a balanced flavor. A pretty good IPA.

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