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RATINGS: 270   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6863) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
HonusWagner (1534) - Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2011
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.

4
   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.

3.8
   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?

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arayaga2 (1806) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4496) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbkschubert (2900) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RedSox2004 (1314) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAY 19, 2011
Deep amber, almost brown, with a fluffy bright white head, nice retention and lace. Strong grapefruit and pine hops on the nose with a bit of pepper. Crisp bitterness dominates the flavor, with notes of honey and caramel for balance. Medium body, creamy stickiness on the palate, lively carbonation, and a super clean finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thornecb (4512) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 19, 2011
Pours deep amber into a Sam glass. Off-white head with excellent retention pancakes as it recedes leaving spider lacing. Pine and cedar aromas. Dry and well balanced with sweet caramel and pine from front to back. Lasting grapefruit and honey finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2011
(12oz bottle from BevMo! Scottsdale). Pours clear copper with chunky off-white head that leaves some sticky lacing. The carbonation bubbles on this one are significantly lighter than all 4 of the other versions. Aroma has some nice citrus notes along with pungent and spicy notes. Taste is sweet caramel malts with bitterness and some spice. Lighter bodied with an oily texure. Bitter finish. This is nice.


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