rollingwood (91) - Maryland, USA - MAR 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear, red-amber with an off-white, 1/2 inch head that subsides into lace. The aroma is restrained but floral and with a touch of sweetness. Latitude 48 (a cool concept, too, I have to admit) is a medium-bodied brew of moderate bitterness (that manifests to my palate as grapefruit) and with a balancing touch of caramel. As it warms (my beginning temperature was 45 degrees F) one can perceive the fresh yeast. The finish is pleasingly but not overwhelmingly bitter. The liquor is floral and with a reserved character, more like a British IPA than an American IPA or an APA.
I agree with the overall rating for the beer, but find it humorous that it receives only a 50 in style points (probably because some think an IPA must knock you into tomorrow with hop bitterness). It need not, and the hops used in this beverage is subtle and floral. A well-priced beer that might strike those expecting a hop wallop to be a pale ale. Well-made beer however you slice it.
Aggiebob (519) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - FEB 9, 2016
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. It poured a clear copper color with an off-white head and minimal lacing. The aroma is citrus and earthy notes. The bitter taste is dominated by a pine and citrus flavoring.
chucklemation (1035) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light pale copper with a long-lasting white foam head. Aroma is citrus, earthy, and pine hops, though very light on the nose. Flavor is caramel, and earthy and citrus hops. Has a light sweetness, and a crisp finish. This is pretty much an under the radar drink that’s not in your face, but refreshing and enjoyable anyway.
pivnizub (9728) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JAN 28, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bouteille: Copper to light amber coloured, almost clear, hardly medium-sized, but creamy and stable off-white head; cough-syrup, soy sauce and nutty traces in the dryish-bitter nose; moderate to solid dry bitter flavour with some sweetish malty spots; medium bodied and still soft, even though a certain tartness is still detectable, no doubt; lingering - hops sticking to the palate - cough-syrupy and herbal hoppy finish, accompanied by toasted malt; warming alcohol in the aftertaste. O.K., but a bit too "cough-syrupy"…
yy0pp (1078) - - JAN 19, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear deep amber color with white head. Aroma - Caramel, citrus, malts, pine. Taste - Bittersweet, orange, caramel, spice, pine.
ElDesmadre (2778) - Mikołów, POLAND - DEC 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Excellent balance with an old world flair despite the US-hops used. Medium, caramelly body, soft mouthfeel, notes of tea, hoppy-floral but also pervded by red fruit esters. Sweetish, light to medium bitter. Lovely malting. Really awesome stuff, they managed to coin together an English tasting IPA that actually is exciting.
DrNosha (1028) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - DEC 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz Flasche. Klare helle Bernsteinfarbe mit schönem Schaum. Fruchtiger Hopfen, grapefruit mit verbranntem Zucker. Schöner runder bitterer Geschmack. Tolle Citrus Frische. Süffig und lecker!
HuldgaardRJ (180) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
(5) Average at best. Low hoppy. Not so interesting. Low ball. Too commercial. You know what I mean - where is the soul Samuel?!
PapaVillum (764) - Valby, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kobberfarvet, rolig og filtreret amerikansk IPA med fin offwhite skumkrone på 3 cm. Svinder til gardiner, kant og overflade.
Humlenuancer af harpiks og græs i næsen sammen med maltnuancer af hø samt citrus-noter.
Rigeligt velsmagende IPA og masser af humlebitterhed. Fint balanceret med en mindre sødme. Smagen tynder dog lidt ud i slutningen, mens den endelige afslutning er næsten besk.
Mellem fyldig krop og blød mundfølelse. Karboneret på et middel niveau, mens konsistensen er tynd til olieret.
Denne øl kunne sagtens være min nye everyday-IPA. Fin øl både alkohol- og prismæssigt.
355 ml, flaske, 6,0 % ABV, BB: 08/2016, købt i Kvickly på Falkoner Allé på Frederiksberg.
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markextrae (2746) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle sample at a bar. poured a murky dark yellow colour with a white head. first notice is some weird kind of minthy, eucalyptus notice. wich i mean in a bad not tasty way. followed by crispy malts, presse dcitrus, and grapefruit. pretty refreshing but a weird taste.
sound67 (595) - Offenbach, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Maker: Boston Beer Company, Boston/Mass., United States ***
Beer: Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA (bottled, 330ml) ***
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA) ***
ALC.VOL.: 6.0% ***
"Brewed with a select blend of hops from top German, English, and American growing regions all located close to the 48th latitude within the “hop belt” of the Northern Hemisphere. The combination of hops in this beer creates a distinctive but not overpowering hop character." [brewery notes] ***
Colour: Deep, slightly hazy amber with a medium, creamy off-white head. ***
Nose: Caramel(!), herbs, pine, whiff of citrus. ***
Texture: Medium- to full-bodied, not watery at all. Modest carbonation. ***
Taste: Herbal and pinewood notes are dominant at the start, together with some unspecified citrus notes and chewy malts. Spicy, too. Medium is a bit resinous, with citric, pine and herbal essences rivaling for dominance. Finish is malty, only modestly bitter - in contrast to the after taste, which emphasizes pinewood. ***
Impressions: Very good IPA/APA with a nice balance of hoppy and malty notes. Not a hop monster to be sure! But the malts add flavour and depth, and the herbal notes are interesting. Not *that* much different from their "Rebel IPA".