XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice amber color with a short white gead. Has a citrus bitterness taste that is easy to drink.
mar (4778) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
deep amber pour with an amber head. nose is dry, light fruits, and faintly bittler. easy on the palate, flavor is bitter, dry, and hoppy.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours gold/copper with an off white head. Smells of biscuits, some nutty hints, some spicy hints, melon, molasses. Tastes of molasses and melon with some spicy elements and a dry earthy finish.
Ughsmash (7087) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Poured clear lighter orange with a very nice cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up soft bready notes and apricot, with crisp, clean earthy accents.. very soft overall and not that exciting or seemingly complex. The flavor found bready notes, molasses, and honey at the core.. lighter-skinned fruity and grassy bitterness around.. some sour notes toward the finish.. soft overall, with a sharp kick at the end. Medium-bodied and scratchy on the palate.. a tad cloying on the swallow.. this came across as more of an ESB, and probably suffered a bit since I didn’t drink it super fresh.
Butters (3725) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled with joe while trying to clean up some bottles before the baltimore move. Same clear golden amber pour with fair light khaki head that is a little smaller than the control beer. Earthy. Decent lingering bitterness. Actually pretty drinkable just with this single hop.
DSG (5631) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 10, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a Deconstructed tasting at Porter & Sons. Clear amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma of some earthy hops, caramel and malt. Flavor has some slightly grainy caramelly malt, a bit of biscuits and honey and earth and earthy and slightly citric hoppy bitterness. Medium-bodied.
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle, courtesy of our friend Nathan. Thanks, dude! Pours a deep orange color; modest, fine-bubbled light-tan head with nice lacing. Lots of candied sweetness coming through in the aroma, with that English-style floral and earthy hop character note quite enough to keep up. Medium body; medium CO2; candied maltiness forms the core of things here, with a light, zesty herbal and floral hop character that just barely cuts through the core sweetness; oranges, dried fruits, not a particularly strong IPA. Modest, toasty finish, with some lingering floral bitterness.
jcr (2165) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Amber body with orange highlights. Fizzy, off-white head. LIght aroma of stale bread, earthiness, caramel and flowers. The flavor is moderately sweet and light to moderately bitter. It finishes light o moderately sweet and light to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture and lively carbonation. The East Kent Goldings hops are not aggressive enough to tame the sweet malts. But certainly not cloying. Just a sweet IPA.
jmagnus87 (2339) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from Pick’s poured into a shaker. Bottle says best by September. Pours a burnt orange with about 1 finger of white head. Aroma of citrus hops and a slight ?caramel? malt. Taste is medium bitter with a very light sweet. Very earthy presence. Medium bodied with a slick yet creamy texture. Lively carbonation and a slightly long, bitter finish. Overall, not too bad. I think I like the regular Latitude 48 better though.
high_on_hops (582) - Burlingame, California, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
An off-white foamy head and golden IPA color. The aroma is sweet and has a strong resin/spruce smell. The taste is smooth and slightly sweet, probably the most drinkable of the 5 deconstructed IPAs.