smcolw (529) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Solid, if modest head. Starts with some webby lace. The color is light amber/dark gold color.
Pleasantly mellow crystal malt/floral hop aroma.
This is a very easy to drink IPA. It has all of the traditional elements--strong malt start to the taste, notable white-pepper hop swallow and finish, and a decently full body. Moderate carbonation.
brenn79 (1411) - Idaho, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle poured into my IPA Spiegelau glass- Pours copper orange with a nice two finger creamy head and a cascade of carbonation bubbles rising to the surface. The aroma is citrusy, spicy hops, floral. The taste is spicy hops, citrus is in the background, earthy. The body is medium, these hops impart a dense earthy feel that I am not a huge fan of, carbonation is fairly high. I have a hard time comparing to the other Latitude 48 IPA’s since It has been months since I last had them, but this is definitely not in the running for my favorite.
poisoneddwarf (1597) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle from the Fall Variety pack. Aroma is citrusy, Kool-Aid powder, earthy, perfumy, floral. Pours clear copper with a large beige head that laces the glass really nicely. Taste is earthy, citrusy. Crisp and refreshing. Medium body, average carbonation, slick mouthfeel. Nice IPA that diverges from typical Pacific NW examples.
kevinator (672) - The Colony, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It is amazing how a hop can change the profile. This was different than what I expected. The aroma was not strong and woodsy. The color was a dirty golden amber color with a nice head. The weight and carbonation were average. The flavor was blended and unique, almost spicy and earthy. Unique but not my favorite of this series.
zach8270 (3175) - Henrietta, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Slightly hazy orange pour with a fluffy white head. Big citrusy sweet hop aroma that I’m coming to love a lot more than your run of the mill dry bitter hops. Sweet and fruity hops at the start with lots of citrus and almost candy notes. Moves to a bitter middle and a bitter finish but still keeps that citrus and pine resin flavor.
seymour (1307) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle into a schooner glass, part of the 2013 Fall season mix-pack. It poured a mostly clear orange-ish amber colour, slight chill haze, with short-lived white foam. Great American IPA hoppy notes, presumably coming mainly from the Mosaic: citrusy, grapefruity, juicy fruit gum, pine resin, tomato plant and some classic noble earthy, peppery, flowery aspects too. Solid grainbill underneath: crisp, malty, faint caramel, tasty but nothing too notable which might get in the way of the hops. Light body, strong carbonation, well-rounded mouthfeel, long-lasting fruity and bittersweet aftertaste. Really tasty, can’t believe this came in cheap mix-pack from the grocery store. The Boston Beer Company does a great job of keeping the widely distributed beers from tasting mass-produced.
JustPlainLogan (51) - Galveston, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I might not be the most partial when it comes to rating IPAs, even when it is a Sam Adams, but I was not a big fan of this beer. The pros: very hoppy flavor. The Cons: bad aftertaste, less-than-good taste overall. Again, I’m just not a fan of IPAs.
AmEricanbrew (5514) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottles. Bright amber color with ivory head. Nice citrusy, spicy hop, pale malt aromas. medium body, average carbonation. Crisp, spicy , citrusy hop flavors with a solid toasted malt base---very tasty IPA
Bookseeb (89) - Wenatchee, Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance has a golden amber color supporting a fairly thin but steady head leaving fair lace. Smell has a nice balanced aroma between the caramel malt and citric floral hops present. Taste is geared more toward the bittering making it obviously an IPA, but leaving an unbalanced after bittering over the malt. Mouthfeel is medium light with good carbonation.
hawanna (1767) - GERMANY - AUG 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber color, clear, minimal white head, spicy and bitte, lot of hoos notes, medium body