TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAY 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a lightly hazy orange amber with a medium creamy off white head that laced. Aroma of earthy and floral hop notes along with some caramel. Flavor was also earthy hops, bitterness is smooth, dandelions and toasted/caramel malt. This IPA is a great base IPA and really does showcase these different hops. Well done Sam Adams.
rocbyter (2079) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAY 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light hop aroma. Clear orange color with a large white head. Light bitter beginning that fades in the finish and gets sweeter. The hops aren’t very pronounced in this one
Cavie (4311) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy Dixonian. Pours a clear orange color with a light ring of white bubbly head. Aroma is very light. Some hops but faint. Flavor is more bitter than Ahtanum, with light hops and a finish of grains.
LinusStick (3252) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2011
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not bad. On par with the rest of the series. Aroma was pretty weak. Butter, caramel and just a hint of earthy hops. Pour was a nice medium gold with a thin off white ring for a head. Taste was very light and crisp. The EKG hops really are a mellow hop which isn’t necessarily bad. Its mostly malt forward with the earthy and slightly spicy hop bitterness coming in after the swallow. Nice mellow IPA with good carbonation.
pacond (188) - Muncie, Indiana, USA - MAY 21, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The least of the latitude beers. Malt still tastes that same but not the best offering.
deyholla (10214) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a slight gold hue and an off-white head that dissipates to the edges and laces slightly. Aroma has a nice earthy hop note with some grass as well as a bit of light citrus. Flavor begins with some grassy hops but has a bit of a tropical fruit that comes out in the finish.
HonusWagner (2127) - Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2011 Lightly spicy, herbal IPA that is clean, crisp, and extremely drinkable. Again, not exactly exciting but still plenty fine.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAY 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours gold with a decent head that disappears rather abruptly. Mild aromatics but distinctly English with a bit of mold. Medium full nectar with good carbonation. A nice malty backbone is balanced by the hop profile. This one is quite evident that it was geared toward showing the hop variety rather than the beer itself.
johnnnniee (3816) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Part of the deconstructed 12 pack.
Pours a deep amber color with a frothy white head that sticks around for a bit before impaling itself to the sides of the glass. Smells sweet, floral and fruity. Apricots and citrus mixed with hints of bread and caramel. Taste is sweet and malty with a buttery and herbal bitterness that survives long after each sip. I know it sounds weird but try it and you will see what I mean. Fairly dry finish with that long lingering harsh. Medium body and level of carbonation. I will go out on a limb and say that this will be my least favorite beer from the 12 pack. I am glad Sam Adams made this 12 pack its so frikin geeky I love it, but this beer not so much.
Tmoney99 (13602) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured clear copper color with a medium to large frothy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate earthy floral hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate smooth bitter flavor with a moderate bittersweet finish of medium duration. This a good brew.