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RATINGS: 222   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Latitude 48 IPA - Ahtanum
Date: November 08, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Trade
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
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+ /4

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4879) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2011
deep amber with a cream head. mild fruit, hops, and faint citrus on the nose. chewy tropical, crisp finish. smooth and easy to drink.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BostonBeerGuru (1) - - NOV 26, 2011 does not count
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 21, 2011
Pours copper/gold with an off white head. Smells resiny with some spicy undertones. Taste is sticky sweet with a resiny bite on the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Butters (3787) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Sampled with joe while trying to clean up some bottles before the baltimore move. Same amber pour as the base beer. light citrus pour with orange peel bitter finish. I like the way it smells better than it tastes. But the east kent goldings is still the top runner so far.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (6105) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 10, 2011
Bottle sample at a Deconstructed tasting at Porter & Sons. Clear amber with an off-white head. Citric hops aroma with floral and piney notes and some caramelly and slightly cookie-ish malt. Sweetish flavor with some caramel, light graininess and a mildly bitter and slightly citric finish. Medium-bodied.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ScoWRee (388) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Pours a beautiful amber color with a thick tan foamy head. Aroma of hops as soon as the cap comes off. Taste is very hoppy. Iím not an IPA guy but, this is pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11299) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2011
Bottle in NYC, shared at Sanderís apartment, while playing Scrabble. Pours clear copper with a nice, white head. Good aroma, light pine, citrus and leaves. Nice flavor, medium sweet, some faint ripe citrus. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Mild sticky finish, bit of oily pine, short to medium duration lingering bitterness. Good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 6, 2011
12oz bottle, courtesy of our friend Nathan. Thanks, dude! Pours a deep, clear orange color; significant, fine-bubbled light-tan head with nice retention and lacing (much more than the last few). Comparatively balanced aroma next to the preceding versions: restrained orange notes, a pine and herbal quality; a mineral crispness. Medium body; medium carbonation; plenty of mineral and piney bitterness, and a much relaxed candied core relative to most of the other versions; surprisingly balanced, with a muted hop flavor and tempered core sweetness. Oddly ok relative to the last four, and while not as charismatic as the Hallertau or East Kent, equally enjoyable. Medium-length, mineral finish: toasty crystalline core, with some lasting pine and floral bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcr (2220) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Bottle. Amber body with a fizzy, off-white head, mostly lasting. Aroma of orange, pine, caramel, sweet malts, flowers and citrus. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture turning velvety, lively carbonation. Good balance between the orange in the hops and the biscuit in the malts. Beer imparts some sweet caramel tests and well as some floral notes. Good hops. Good beer. My favorite of the deconstructed beers.


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