wlajwl (3483) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Milder in aroma and flavor, this is not as strong in the hop power as the others in the sampler pack. It has a background of an earthy quality to it, and it is balanced as far as hop/malt profile, but it just isn’t quite as good as the rest in the pack.
demitriustown (1027) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle: Aroma has more of the malt characteristics that the other beers. Hops are more grassy and a lightly nutty note. Appearance is a clear amber with a medium white head that lingers. Taste has got more of a rocky taste, buttery, nutty, hops are more subdued malts are there. The hops are bitter and nice. Palate is medium to low carbonation and a linger aftertaste of the hops. Overall, Decent. Cheers!
gpekar (455) - Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a clear medium amber with a tall foamy beige head. This one was a slight bit lighter in color than the Zeus. There was a floral aroma with some pitted fruits like plum or apricot. There was a light amount of carbonation bubbles rising up in the glass. There was a very mild hops flavor initially with lots of roasted malt sweetness. The hops comes through again in the mddle with more of a tart mild bite with a good amount of that stone fruit flavor. The fifnish is milder along the English lines. This one also had good head retention and good clingy lacing throughout. A very good smooth refreshing IPA.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: This version of the L48 has less citrus in the aroma and more earth, much less bitter, and the ending is much less intense.
RSRIZZO (1846) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle poured into a Shaker at 40°. Color is a bright golden with light carbonation and a thin tight head. Aroma of wet leaves and grain. Medium body with a smooth mouth feel. Flavor comes in with a rich feel then malt and a wet hay like hop taste, then a flat bitterness. After taste is flat and bitter. Overall this one isn’t as tasty as the other two I’ve tried so far.
Suttree (4874) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Loos the same as the other latitude 48 varietals. Very British. Mellow hops, with some grassy or hay notes. Smooth and mellow throughout. Definitely the most subtle of the bunch.