oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2016 hopsessed (37) - Kansas, USA - AUG 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Like almost everything Sammy Adams puts out, it’s not mind-blowing/it’s not swill. Very fruity. A touch on the sweet side. For once I feel that the brewer’s description is actually pretty spot on, aside from the fact that this leans more to a Brit IPA than an American. Much more malt focused. But that’s just like, my opinion, man. A hair above mediocre.
Pours a medium gold/orange color. Aromas of citrus/grassy hops and light malts. Flavor light malt sweetness with a grassy hop. alexsdad06 (10430) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2015
12 oz bottle at home from notes. Pours a slightly hazy deep orange amber color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor had caramel malt, biscuits, orange citrus, earthy, hops, grass, some light spices, lighter bodied, mild bitterness, decent, more readily available ipa. chinchill (5024) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Rating of 12 oz bottle from June 2011 notes.
Appearance: a beautiful clear orangish amber in color with an ample head that lasted a long time. Plenty of lacing on glass.
Smell: sweet , fruity, piney and floral.
Taste: caramel malt nicely balanced with a citrusy hop component that turns more piney and bitter in the finish - a excellent dynamic flavor profile that almost earns a 4.5
Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Crisp throughout with a notably dry finish.
Overall: As a fan of standard Latitude 48 (my BA rating is an A), I was surprised to like this single-hop version about as much. While lacking some of the complexity of the ’regular’ version, this one is quite appealing and provides a drier feel. I’ll keep an eye open for beers made with this fine if unfamiliar "newer variety" of hops from the Yakima Valley (WA). slowrunner77 (12051) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
"a hop variety that stands on it’s own quite well. a balanced mix of pine and grapefruit, with a decent floral nose, though nothing pops. lends itself well to the balance of the malt. darker than the others?" smcolw (617) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 29, 2014
I am unfamiliar with Ahtanum hops so I’m very curious what to expect here.
The head is impressive--thick and tight and ample. Dies slowly leaving plenty of chunky lace on the glass.
The smell is more neutral than most IPA’s (and certainly the Hallertau version). This is more heavily malt based. There is a mild floral hop, but it is in the background.
The tastes also tilts toward the malt (for the style). The hop is peppery. The swallow leaves the feel of white pepper but doesn’t last too long. The flavor is more of moderate crystal malts. Like most of this series, I like the well-balanced body.
ICEatALAMO (1350) - Troy, Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Bottle. A warm bold amber color. The aroma is flavorful hops the taste is very nice. Strong hops, but not overpowering. For not being an ipa fan, I am a fan of this one.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Furseth (2161) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2013
Thanx to Mr. Rask! Bottle: Clear red colour, with a nice head! Aroma is dominated of sweet maltynes mixed with citrus and candy sugar, werry sweet!
Flavor had a mild sweet candy sugar,citrus mouth feeling, almost like a weak barlywine!! Big body long fruity sweet finish. OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 9, 2013
A - Pours a a clear rusty copper with a 1 finger off-white head.
S - Grapefruit citrus, caramel malt, some berry fruit, along with some floral aromas.
T - Follows the nose, grapefruit oil, sweet malt, floral notes, some light berry fruit, citrus bitterness dries the mouth and clings to the back of the tongue and finishes bittersweet. Citrus hops hang on the tongue for awhile.
M - Moderate carbonation, slick, medium bodied.
The hops are citrus driven and provide good flavor and with a dry bitterness. A nice clean hope profile.
Serving type: bottle
05-17-2011 Brandon1989 (661) - Lewisville, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2013
from notes: pours copper with an off white head. the aroma is citrusy orange, malts, bready, slight floral. the taste is mildly bitter, citrus up front, floral, bready finish, very good. also pick up some pine and mild spices. madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2013
15th June 2011
Bright clear amber beer, small white head. Light semi dry palate, smooth. A little creamy malt. Sweetish hops. Floral orange - tangerine, trace of peach. Becomes more bitter towards the semi dry finish. Decent single hop IPA. Tasty and refreshing.