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RATINGS: 269   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Brewed with only East Kent Goldings hops, contributing a mellow bitterness and earthy, floral and apricot notes


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cavie (3980) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2011
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.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LinusStick (2952) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2011
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pacond (187) - Muncie, Indiana, USA - MAY 21, 2011
The least of the latitude beers. Malt still tastes that same but not the best offering.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (7622) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 21, 2011
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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
HonusWagner (1692) - Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2011 Lightly spicy, herbal IPA that is clean, crisp, and extremely drinkable. Again, not exactly exciting but still plenty fine.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAY 20, 2011
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
johnnnniee (2707) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 20, 2011
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11611) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2011
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4785) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 20, 2011
Bottle. Amber - clear, with white head. Bread, sweetness, light fruit, and pine. Not very bitter. Decent, better then the Hallertau, but not as good as the simcoe.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Indra (2689) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAY 19, 2011
12oz. bottle. Herbal, earthy hop aroma, some mild sweetness and malt toast in the background, with lighter notes of tea leaves and spice, some perceived funkiness here as well. Clear medium orange-amber color, with a lasting, fine head and attractive lacing. Flavor is full of the familiar aspects of EKGs -- leafy, herbal, spicy, mildly fruity and quite British, with the toasty, honeyish malty sweetness emerging towards the finish, and very prominent hop bitterness throughout. Semi-dry, lightly resinous and smoothly effervescent on the palate, body is medium. An appropriate showcase for this hop, easily recognizable for me, having had more than my fair share of Samuel Smith’s ales over the years.


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