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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Brewed with only Simcoe Hops, contributing a profound bitterness and dramatic grapefruit peel and pine resin notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (10641) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 11, 2011
A: The beer pours a dark amber color, almost copper with a finger of slightly off-white head. S: Fairly dank hop aroma, which you typically expect from Simcoe. However underneath the citrusy and piney hops, there is still that pervasive sweetness to it. T: Citrus and citrus zest. A moderate bitterness to it and some grassy and piney bitterness. Some sweet fruitiness and some of the same sweet maltiness to it but not quite as pronounced. M: Medium in body with medium carbonation. O: The bitterness and intense hop flavor helped to balance out the intense sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TURDFERGUSON (3945) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 11, 2011
Bottle. Well it smell like simcoe, so thats good. Big frothy, steady white head amidst a deep amber body. Itís very green however, almost smells like someone broke apart a simcoe hop pellet. Flavor is also very concentrated, some bitterness, some malt, but way unbalanced. FInishes with lots of piney bitterness. Astringency in finish. Okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10792) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 10, 2011
Bottle from the Arden BevMo in Sacramento, CA. Pours copper with a creamy beige head. Nice aromas of fresh mild citrus and light stone fruit. Med body. Itís grapefruit rind bitter. Certainly much more than the aroma promised. Really good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2011
Amber with minimal head. Perhaps the difference in glass wear is accountable for the difference between this and other Lat 48 variants? I used a strain up pint this time but was drinking out of a curved Three Floyeds glass for previous ratings. The aroma is slightly sweet with a mild citrus character. The body has a strong cereal malt with mostly pine hop flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3274) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2011
12oz. bottle from the Sam Adamís Latitude 48 Deconstructed mix pack. Deep red pour with a medium offwhite pour. Big aroma, featuring a hop profile showcasing grapefruit, tangerine, and pine. There are also some apparent resin and light tropical fruit. Flavor is has a strong bitterness along with a mild fruitiness. The pine and resin are very apparent. This is a quite delicious and bitter IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2011
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a clear copper body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of grass, earth, pine, and grapefruit. Flavor of grass, earth, pine, and caramel malt with a moderately dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (2664) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2011
Very good. Nice aroma of pine and citrus. The flavor is nicely bitter with a bit of pepper. Very dry finish. Quite pleasing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7834) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 9, 2011
Bottle with a best before date of September 2011. Pours with a clear orange to copper hued body. Lots of little bubbles rising to the large, off-white hued, fluffy head. Decent retention and good lace. Herbaceous, herbal and citrus hop aroma. Light pine, sticky, resin. Ruby red grapefruit peel. Light, malt profile that is reminiscent of bread and sticky toffee. Lightly candyish. Light fruitiness. Possibly some esters. Medium to assertive bitterness, but not harsh (like Chinook or another high cohumulone hop). Intense fruityness, grapefruit, light tight tropical fruit up front and through the mid palate. Lingering finish is bitter with notes of pine. Malt flavors are slightly sweet, bready, and are in the background. Hop and bitter balance. Decently dry. Lively carbonation lends to a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Medium bodied (bolstered by the high carbonation). Decently dry finish. No astringency. Light tinge left on the sides of the tongue that I associate with high carbonate water (but Iím not sure that is the case here). My favorite of the group. I do love simcoe hops quite a bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 9, 2011
bottle pours light amber with a medium tan head. Aroma is pine and sour citrus peel, some thin floral notes as well. Flavor is bready malts, biscuit, toast, crackers, lots of pine hop character in the finish. Lingers with a little bit of bitter citrus but dries the mouth out nice. I think this is second to the Zeus in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Snojerk321 (2980) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 9, 2011
12oz bottle from the "Deconstructed" mix pack. Pours a nice golden orange with a frothy off white head. Nose is full of pine and resin just like the description says. Light malt sweetness.

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