DrnkMcDermott (2779) - 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 wasnít to be. So Iíll 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 doesnít have a regular IPA in its line-up, you can try these with no baseline to check them against. Except for the original Lat. 48į.
hopbag (66) - - JUL 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Somewhat generic hop flavor. Lemony bitterness fairly strong. Piney with good resin. Round hop flavor. Prickly carbonation. Decent IPA but I get distracted by the lemon.
keith0718 (360) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. This is a solid IPA. Itís is well balanced, but with a nice piney hop flavor.
williamstome (836) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 3, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gold-brown pour, small white head. Minimal aroma of pot and pine. Flavor is pot and pine, bitter finish. Meh.
joejames (105) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to English pint. Pour deep amber, nice two finger head, loads of lacing. Aroma of pine, grass and orange zest. Taste leans heavy on earthy bitterness, slight sweet caramel. Medium body, resin mouth feel, lively small bubble carbonation. Finishes bitter with notes of spruce, herb, grapefruit and juniper, very dry at the end. This one and Simcoe are my favorites in the series.
BVery (5969) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear rich amber pour with a clingy head. Pine / resin, with some malt. Not as good as some of the others from this series - for me - but Iím more of a citrus hop guy.
Bosco (160) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear brown amber. Even thin lacing.
Delayed burnt toast bitterness.
Pine, grass, some sweetness.
superspak (2447) - Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, best before 10/2014. Pours crystal clear orange amber color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, pine, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity of citrus/pine hops and moderate malt balance; with good strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, pine, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity of citrus/pine hops and moderate malt sweetness; with a good malt/bitterness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and fairly crisp/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with no warming present after the finish. Overall this is very good IPA. Good complexity of citrus/pine hops and moderate malt balance; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
boxofrane (2055) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Wegmans, last in the flight. Pours clear golden, medium off white head, consistent with the rest of the brews. Solid head retention. The aroma is piney, a bit of a sweet citrus and caramel note. The taste has a nice bitterness but very short duration. There is a bit of orange in there and a bit of a grassy hop. Pretty good.
warhawk91 (297) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Pour is a clean orange amber with a lacy white head. Aroma is dank, resiny and bitter with some citrus and pine. Taste is very bitter with a good malty sweetness. Hop profile is resiny with maximum bitterness, lots of grapefruit peel and pine. Definitely the most bitter of the Latitude Deconstructed series.
firemarshal (145) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 23, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from mix pack. Pours clear; amber in color. Aroma is floral, pine, caramel. Flavor is lemon-lime hops overwhelmed by cereal malts. Too thick and syrupy for my taste.