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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Zeus IPA is brewed with only Zeus hops from the Yakima Valley area of WA. The hops are added at three points during the brewing process -- bittering, late kettle and dry hopping. Zeus Hops contribute bitterness and an intense, pungent resinous pine flavor. This brew leans strongly toward the hop character, but is softened by the maltís sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2011
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a clear orange body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, grass, pine, and weed. Flavor of dank, spruce, mineral, and earth with a dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerjeff (34) - Sagamore Hills, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2011
Great amber color with wheat color head. Very pillowy head. Nice pine hops aroma. Clean pine hop taste. Sweet maltiness comes across as well. Pine is strong on palate after drinking. Very nice single hop IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2011
bottle, amber orange with perfect tree ring lace, caramel and garlic pine aroma, flavor is similar with an oily finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3247) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2011
12oz. bottle from the Sam Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed mix pack. Orangish-red pour with a medium eggshell colored head. The hops focus on the pungent dank aroma of pine and resin. There are notes of spruce, mint and some some sweet caramel malt. Flavor has a medium to high amount of hop bitterness. To clarify, itís certainly bitter of a Sam Adamís product. The hop showcase here is actually quite wonderful: dank, wet pine along with resin. Quite the testament to the Zeus hop. And, quite an excellent Sam Adams beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10696) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 9, 2011
Bottle from the Arden BevMo in Sacramento, CA. Pours clear copper with a creamy/foamy 4 finger off-white head. Smells like evergreen. Med body. Flavor is like sucking pine needles - well Iíve not done that lately, but itís very evergreen pine resin. Nice flavor. Pleasantly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
keepersj12 (2627) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2011
Pretty decent but not as good as some of the others. this one had a malty bready aroma. The hops were not nearly as pronounced as the others in this series which is what this is all about I guess.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7820) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 8, 2011
Bottle with a best before of September 2011. CTZ time. Pours with a clear, light copper hued body with a large, bone colored off-white head. Head is resilient and there is some decent lacing left behind. Aromas are hoppy, spicy, herbal, pungent, dank, pine, tropical fruit (exaggerated as CTZ tends to do). Grassy, intense, marijuana. Super floral. Pretty much all hops, maybe a tinge of bready malt. No esters. Flavors are bitter, decently cleanly too. Lemon, citrus, light pine, grassy. Surprisingly clean hop bitterness and character. Much less fruit than I am use to with Columbus. Grassy. Light, very dry, bready, malty sweetness. Hops are a touch vegital in the mid palate. Creamy, medium to lively carbonation. Pretty dry on the palate. No astringencies. I love this hop as a major component to IPAs, but rarely as a single hop. This one pulls it off better than others, but feels a bit one dimensional (on the flavor side).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (3892) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2011
12 oz bottle from the mix 12-pack purchased at EZ. Ok Iím just gonna add the appearnace and palate on this one so the next four will be easier to enter. Poured a good looking deep orange/amber with a fuller mostly white pillowy white head. Palate is slightly fuller with an almost creamy mouthfeel and softer carbonation. Aroma on this one is wet pine, cat piss, earth and lemons. Flavor of lemon zest, earth and bread. Nice and one of the best of the 12-pack.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (5830) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2011
Bottle. Pours amber orange withan off white head. Floral and piney hop aroma. The flavor has floral and pine up front, with a little bit of lingering earthy and marijuana notes. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7086) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 8, 2011
Bottled. Poured clear lighter orange with a sticky, well-retained eggshell head. The aroma picked up resiny pine and grapefruit hoppage over honey and caramel maltage.. juicy and enticing. The flavor found a little fruit to go along with the honey and caramel at the core.. bitter around, carrying through the grapefruit and lesser pine.. more peppery toward the back-end, finishing with plenty of resiny bitterness. Medium-bodied and spicy throughout on the palate.. medium-bodied.. well-balanced and tasty!

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