DrnkMcDermott (2793) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Once again, I let these sit in my fridge since last July, expecting to do a grand YouTube comparison of all 6 at a time. It wasn’t to be. So I’ll strain myself into just doing two at a time. Tonight its Zeus and Hallertau.
Poured straight into my Sam Adams glass, the Zeus has a notably more orangey head, a little less robust than the Hallertau. Same light copper malt color. Taste still brings on the pine resin and hop-leafy bitterness; this seems to have held out the best, so far, of my aged stash. All these beers have shown a nice, rich malt profile that tilts them toward an American Pale Ale, no matter which hops are used. This has been a fun experiment, and since Sam doesn’t have a regular IPA in its line-up, you can try these with no baseline to check them against. Except for the original Lat. 48°.
mtdewa1 (301) - rome, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden pour, white head. Aroma is bitter. Some citrus and grapefruit. Taste is pine, citrus, grapefruit and hop bitterness. A little touch of caramel and malts on backend. Very smooth and balanced. My favorite of 5 single hops broken down.
Gachupines (885) - USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber color with a thick white head. Aroma is light pine. Flavor is pine and mildly bitter with no real malt presence to balance. Comes off a little one note, but not bad.
Tommynh (25) - - AUG 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice golden color, pours with a huge head, nice scent and a good IPA taste, this one probably gives the backbone to the latitude 48 beer
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
NikkTwist (1593) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Moriartys. Clear dark amber pour with a slim foamy top. Strong Zeus hops. Earthy, woody and resiny. Medium-dark caramel malt backbone. Autumn leaves. Burnt orange peels. Some breadiness as well. Sharp bitter bite in the finish.
Dal9000 (182) - Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a thick white head. Malty sweet slightly pine hoppy flavor. A little bitter but very smooth.
---Rated via Beer Buddy
MacBoost (1263) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - AUG 14, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours a copper color with a white head. Aromas of pine and caramel. Taste is semi sweet and bitter. Flavors of pine sap, caramel candy, rough vegetal bitterness. Brutally bitter and vegetal. Finishes bitter and shitty. No.
Darkmagus82 (993) - - AUG 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a nice amber color with a massive amber tinged head. The head has fantastic retention, lasting a very long time, with it eventually fading to leave a wonderful level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell –The aroma of the beer is a nice blend of pine, citrus, and earthy hop smells. Backing these aromas are some nice smells of a bready and doughy nature giving a rather balanced smell to the brew overall.
Taste – The taste begins with sweeter bready and moderately hopped flavor. The sweeter flavors are mainly of a caramel nature with some light hints of an orange and tangerine sweetness mixed within. The hop upfront are largely of a grapefruit citrus nature with some hints of an earthy hop there as well. The citrus and earthy flavors grown stronger as the taste advances onward, with them being of comparable strength at the end. Some other hop flavors of a light earthy and floral nature develop as well, and mix with the malty and sweet, as well as the other hop flavors, to leave a rather pleasantly bitter but balanced hop flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body is a bit above average with the carbonation level being average. The moderateness of both the carbonation and thickness are really nice for the more balanced tastes of the brew. Overall the feel was well done.
Overall – This was a malty and moderately sweet but hop balanced IPA with a rather easy drinking taste and feel. Overall rather well done.
arnold931 (528) - Iowa, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark copper with nice off white head and lots of lacing. Nose is pine with some malt sweetness. Taste is bitter pine. A little malt sweetness.
BREWMUSKCLES (2226) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
hard to appreciate after having had the mosaic. brew is good with one dimensional ivy hop flavor and some caramel type malt. some flower in the aroma.
Luvystypotables (622) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A mild aroma of hops nothing distinctive, pours a clear copper color. Dry chalky taste with a dry mouth and a mineral palate.