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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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2781) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jhliesen (713) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle from deconstructed Latitude 48 IPA case---pours with a large, white head and amber color. Orange aroma with a citrus taste and some solid malt follow up. Decent amount of bitterness in the finish. Nice. Total Wine.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lawman834 (217) - Georgia, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Clear amber, thin pale head, plenty of lacing. Highly carbonated. Particularly dry and bitter. Tastes predominantly of lemon peel with faint hints of pine. Another one sided IPA...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
adamhorror (82) - USA - JUL 25, 2014
Pours copper with a 1 finger thick head. Head dissipated quickly. Aroma is a very piney giving way to lemon and grass with a faint orange scent. Taste is piney and a bit of lemon but not overbearing. Mouthfeel is resiny and ticklish from the alcohol and carbonation. A generous lace is left after each sip. A good single hop IPA but not the best in this series.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopbag (72) - - JUL 15, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
keith0718 (361) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle. This is a solid IPA. Itís is well balanced, but with a nice piney hop flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
williamstome (842) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Gold-brown pour, small white head. Minimal aroma of pot and pine. Flavor is pot and pine, bitter finish. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
joejames (109) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (5978) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2014
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosco (160) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Clear brown amber. Even thin lacing. Delayed burnt toast bitterness. Pine, grass, some sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2464) - Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2014
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.

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