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RATINGS: 273   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Brewed with only Simcoe Hops, contributing a profound bitterness and dramatic grapefruit peel and pine resin notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cavie (4311) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2011
Bottle courtesy Dixonian. Pours a clear orange color with a light ring of white bubbly head. Aroma is sharp hops. Some spice and lemon. Flavor is dry hops with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerchugger (716) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2011
Pours a bright ruby red with a nice heavy white head andd little lacing left on the glass. Smells of sweet citrus fruits, rich heavy crystal malts, and bitter hops. Strong bitter hops with some nice grain flavors along with a thin caranel backbone. Finish is long and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pacond (188) - Muncie, Indiana, USA - MAY 21, 2011
An example of these american hops to the latitude beers. Enjoyable, fresh and a recognizable malt profile.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (10216) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 21, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear amber orange with a white head that laces nicely and lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has resinous pine hops with a bit of grapefruit and grass as well as a grain backing. Flavor has more of the resinous pine hops but less of the grapefruit and grass. A bit of a grain backing that melds with the pine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
HonusWagner (2127) - Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2014 I like Simcoe but wasnt overly excited by this. Lacked the pungent grapefruit and pine notes that Id hoped for, was kind of bland and actually one of the lesser offerings in the pack.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAY 20, 2011
Pours amber with a decent head that lingers a bit. Hop aromas are strong, oily and gritty. Medium full nectar with good carbonation. Theres a sense of being scorched here. Mildly sweet with a strong hop presence. The finish is very long and bittered well. Much more enjoyable as a beer by itself.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 20, 2011
Simcoe hops always make for interesting beer, but this bottle marks the first Simcoe-only IPA Ive enjoyed. In fact, the quality of this bottle leads me to believe that Latitude 48 would actually be a decent IPA if theyd only leave out those awful Hallertau Mittelfrueh hops. The Simcoe edition appears to be the strongest of the box, bitter and piney but with enough malts to offset this hoppy assault. The beer remains spicy and dry, with a true Simcoe citrus pinecone finish. Again, how is Latitude 48 such a shoddy IPA when, deconstructed, its often tasty?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arayaga2 (2130) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 20, 2011
Copper colored with an inch of off-white head. Aroma is Simcoe, which I love, and taste is surprisingly pithy with a bit of harsh vegetality which fades into graham-crackery malt with lingering tanins. I expected a bit more from the simcoe version, but its still decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (5419) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 20, 2011
Bottle from variety 12 pack. Clear amber, white head, same as the others. Sweet maltiness, candy like fruit, citrus, and lightly bitter hops. Pretty nice, much better then the Hallertau.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAY 20, 2011
12 oz. bottle from the variety pack - Pours a crystal clear copper color with a one and a half finger thick light tan head. Light lacing. Aroma is pine and herbal herbal hops. Flavor is pine, citrus, and herbal hops, esters, and lightly sweetened malt. Medium body. Slight astringent aftertaste. This one is pungent like the Zeus version. A good IPA.

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