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RATINGS: 248   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tennisjoel (1173) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2011
Red body pour with a creamy lasting head. Pine and citrus hops. Slightly bitter, but pretty nice mouthfeel. Overall a nice beer. Many times I enjoy single hopped beers over multiple hopped beers. This is the case here.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 17, 2011
A - Pours a clear copper-orange color with a finger of frothy off-white head. The head fades down to a thin ring leaving behind some nice lacing. S - Aroma is a mix of some citrus hops with grapefruit notes and some caramel malts. There is a touch of floral hops as well and a bit of bready malt smells. T - Starts off with some citrus hops flavor with grapefruit and bitterness. There is a bit of caramel malts in the background. Through the middle some bready malts and a bit of pine hop flavor come through. The finish is a mix of sweet caramel hop and some fruit flavors with some citrus hop bitterness that lingers. M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and crisp and overall pretty dry. There s some nice bitterness in the finish that adds a dry kick that is nice. D - Very drinkable. The bitterness is really nice and the hop profile is also pretty solid. The hop and malt balance here is pretty solid and works well together.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2011
Solid IPA, a step up from my first foray into the mix-pack, the soapy East Kent Goldings bottle. Mellow yet piney, sweet with enough hoppy bitterness to keep the brew lean and tight, this bottle comes off very balanced and a fairly accessible IPA. The piney flavor never grows harsh or medicinal, allowing the malts to fade into a mildly herbal finish. Strange that, so far, Iíve liked both single hop varieties of Latitude 48 way more than the original beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4730) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2011
Nice copper coloured body, slightly more ruby-tinted than the Hallertau varietal with two centimetres of tan head that leaves a nice lace - taller head than the Hallertau. Aroma of resin, pine, grapefruit and a touch earthy - much more caramel scent than the Hallertau as well. Medium-bodied; Assertive resin and grapefruit hops with a lot of pine and drying characteristics toward the end. Aftertaste is actually quite mild with a light bitterness from the piney hops, but not too strong at all. Overall, a bit refreshing, and stronger flavours in hops and malt compared to the Hallertau - the nose is the strongest on this one. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from the Beer Baron in Livonia, Michigan on 30-April-2011 sampled at home in Washington on 16-May-2011 in a vertical test with the Sam Adams Hallertau varietal IPA. I preferred this to the Hallertau.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5537) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2011
Tallahassee, Fl. New Leaf Market - 12 oz bottle - part of the Latitude 48 variety 12 pak. Dark copper, sparkling pour, off white head, nice lacing. Aroma has a nice pungency to it with fresh spruce and some floral notes in the back end. Flavor has a nice subtle bitterness to it with mild citrus notes, some nuttiness, a bit of caramel sweetness in the back end. Full bodied mouthfeel. Most well rounded of the series so far.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (6429) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2011
12 oz. bottle from TWCP Beerfest 2011. This was the last of the Latitude 48 Deconstructed series I had. Pours just like the rest of them, a nice orange-gold color with a small eggshell white head. Aroma of grassy, floral hops, orange peel, sweet, sugary, and caramel malts, and some straw. Flavor is also pretty sweet and malty on top of piney and grassy hops, and grapefruit citrus. Light-bodied, with medium carbonation and a bitter, citrusy mouthfeel. Pretty nice, probably my fourth favorite of the bunch.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerguy101 (5280) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Sampled on 5/14/2011. This IPA pours a medium orange gold color from a 12oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head with nice lacing and decent retention. The aroma is piney and resinous, perhaps a touch of caramel and fruity. A medium bodied India Pale Ale. The malts are caramel and sweet. The hops are very piney and resinous. A whole lot of bitterness, then a whole lot of bitterness. Good carbonation. A very bitter IPA. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is very bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RedSox2004 (1252) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Dark copper red with a nice one-finger head, decent retention and excellent lace. Strong resinous pine aroma, very little in terms of citrus or floral. Pine notes dominate the flavor as well, offset somewhat by honey and caramel sweetness. Medium body, very lively carbonation, sticky mouthfeel, and a crisply bitter finish that lingers for a while.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5824) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Pours a dark old penny, medium foam .. . sobbing .. . light fruitiness, caramel, sap, and a touch of sweet pine- the nicest nose of the deconsís .. . great mouth too, great silky finish .. . wow, this and the simcoe are the stand outs of the pack!! .. . Wheelies Cereal - stays crunchy in the face of adversity! .. .

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4394) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Pours clear deep gold into a Sam glass. Off-white head with medium retention recedes to skim surface. Sweet caramel and resin aromas. Well balanced with sweet caramel and resin from front to back. Lasting Mild resin and grapefruit pith in the finish.


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