arone12 (905) - Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A tasty hoppy ale. A great brew by sam adams! Hazy ale with pine foresty taste!
PhatB420 (588) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A decent beer, but not a hop bomb i thought Sam would come out with. Reminds me more a a balnd pale ale with a bit more hops than usual. Unfulling is what this is all about, as an IPA lover I was sadly dismissed.
HonkeyBra (3057) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark deep red with off white head. Aroma of leafy, slightly spicy hops. Flavor is again strong, leafy, earthy, spicy hops, toffee, caramel. Some iced tea. There’s also a dirty earthy malt kind of thing going on which really isn’t that bad. Some cherries. Mouthfeel is a bit bigger than most sam adams brews. In fact, outside of utopias and their imperial series, this might be their biggest, thickest beer. Pretty ironic that it’s only available in their "summer" series mix pack. Finishes with leafy minty hops.
shigadeyo (2959) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
5/07/2010: Samuel Adams Latitude 48... Aroma: Toffee and fruity maltiness topped with plenty of earthy and slightly spicy hops. Appearance: Deep orange color; transparent; creamy beige head; adequate lacing. Flavor: Chewy caramel and European fruity maltiness (like Marris Otter malt) followed by a somewhat aggressive combination of floral, earthy, spircy, and herbal bitterness; toffee in the middle; some residual sweetness in the front with the hops taking over in the finish. Palate: Medium-body; average. Overall: This beer is like a stronger version (more malt and bitterness) of the Samuel Adams Noble Pils, but the Noble Pils is still better...
12 fl. oz. bottles. Rating #84 for this beer.
joeneugs (2776) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is definitely English in style with some nice bready, caramel malts shining through in the aroma and flavor dept. The pour is clear amber orange with a medium off white head. Good lacing. I’m picking up a lot of caramel, orange and pineapple in the aroma with a hint of grain. The flavor is very grainy/malty with lots of sweet fruit and good balance with the bitter citrusy hops in the finish. Lot’s of bread in the aftertaste as well. This tasted very balanced and clean, and reminded me a lot of Full Sail IPA.
BvilleBronc (85) - Biglerville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2010
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle pour, backyard acquisition. pours a clear darkish amber with large bubbled off white head with good sticky lace. Aroma is of sweet toasty malts with some nice citrus undertones. Hmm....this is an IPA? very sweet and malty with more undertones of bittering hops but not the citrus from the nose. Does have some nice bitter but still does not pan out as an IPA to me. smooth creamy mouthfeel with a short slightly dry finish. Summed: Decent beer but a little heavier on the malt side. Good but not my opinion of an IPA.
thagr81_us (175) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - MAY 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served from bottle into a Samuel Smith imperial pint. Pours a deep red-orange with a one-finger white head that lingers throughout. It maintains nice lacing throughout. The aroma was comprised of only a slight hint of hops and nothing else that I could pick up on. The flavor was a light malt with a small amount of hops. It was light on the palate and had medium carbonation. Overall this was not my favorite bew from Samuel Adams. I was expecting more when I first saw this ’new’ IPA, but was let down. However it is still a nice brew, just not what I expected. It could be improved if there was more of a hoppy flavor to it though.
Ughsmash (6967) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Poured clear deeper orange with a nice cap of beige head. The aroma picked up sweet toffee and caramel notes spiced up by dry floral and earthy hoppage.. malty overall, with with very complementary hops.. well balanced. The flavor found caramel, toffee, and a touch of molasses at the core.. more bitterness than the nose indicated, sporting earthy, floral, and sprucey notes.. finished spicy and quite bitter, with residual sugars. Medium-bodied and sweet overall on the palate.. spicy and well-balanced.. tasty stuff!
smith4498 (2843) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the Summer variey pack. Pours clear copper color with off white head. Citrusy aroma. Citrus and pine flavors with some caramel sweetness. Medium body with average carbonation.
gilkesjm (8) - Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2010 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
caramel, roasty, floral, golden, hazy, white foam, medium sweetness, very bitter, medium sourness, full body, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish,