rollingwood (86) - 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.
Oysteib (91) - NORWAY - NOV 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle. Nice citrus aromas. Citrus taste, more specifically orange, with good bitternesd at the end.
Gbgbrouge (115) - SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle, amber with medium creamy head. Aroma is kind of sweet with notes of fruit and syrup and pine. Taste is bitter but well balanced with a slightly sweet malt body, notes of caramel, dried fruit and resin. Light bitter finish.
Block (1481) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This felt more like a summer IPA. Airy, light, lighter fruits with a good hop nose and finish.
espenra (880) - Kurland, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
35.5cl bottle from Systembolaget. Best before 2014-06-01. It poured a copper colour with a medium big white head. Although it was well after the best before date the aroma is still massive hops, malts, pine and some dark caramel or toffee. Aroma is bitter. Lots of resin and pine. More malty than hoppy by now, but hops are noticable after a little while. Lingering aftertaste with notes of citrus and hops. Wish I had tried it when it was fresh.
GG (2323) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle -
Part of the Harvest/Fall pack of 2012. An above average, if not fantastic IPA no matter how you slice it. Wonderful aroma, solid hop profile with a minimalistic approach to the malts, which I loved. The 2 bottles I had went pretty quick. This could stand up pretty well to some of the great IPA’s out there.
Hopmaestro (174) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is slightly hoppy, with caramel and malts taking the upperhand. The taste follows the pattern, and the winner in this race is the malts. It has some hops in there, but they are really weak in this one.
HIGHB4LL (638) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle from Cash Wise in Watford. Appearance: finger slight tan head, head lasts as a film, good lacing, copper color, clear. Aroma: resiny hops, caramel, pine, Palate: medium-light body, average carbonation, bitter dry finish, sticky texture. Taste: sweet caramel malts, into solid piney bitterness that starts almost sweet, and grows into a lasting pine bitter. Overall, very nice appearance, inviting aroma, but a little simple. For the simplicity, I would expect a bit better balance. Good though.
Carlisle (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Rich amber color; thick off-white head with substantial lacing. Nose has earthy and piney notes with malt and some citrus. Malt with piney notes and resiny, grapefruit finish.
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Tommynh (46) - - OCT 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice aroma, dark golden color, nice ipa taste with a bit of malt, no heavy aftertaste, nice ipa from Sam Adams
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shauni2014 (1) - Leland, North Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Best ever love it.. recommended a plus
First time I tried
when playing beer Pong
Loved it love