Brandon1989 (660) - Lewisville, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2017 DrnkMcDermott (3099) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I got the 12-pack last July and stashed it in the fridge with the idea of a video tasting comparing all six at once. Never got around to happening. Now it’s 10 months later, and I finally decide to just do two at a time. I’m comparing this to the Simcoe, both poured in Sam Adams glasses.
Pour: I got the whole bottle into the glass, with the foam puffing up just to the rim. Look is filtered amber with bit of floating sediment. Foam stays at the one finger level for some time.
Aroma: Less oxidized than the Simcoe. Hop aroma is greatly settled out.
Taste: Malts to the front now. Hops are only slightly present, just enough to keep the beer honest. Bit of earthy English hop, but just barely there.
Total package is a lighter mouthfeel, like an English bitter. A little too mild to stand as even an English IPA, but that’s my fault for not drinking it fresh.
pours a nice amber copper color with a creamy two finger off white head. The aroma is earthy and bready malts. The flavor is the same. oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2016
Pours a nice hazy golden orange color. Aromas of nice citrus/grapefruit hops. Flavor starts malty and the hops kick in, nice crisp bitter finish. edgallow (4211) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 3, 2015
12 oz bottle pours amber with a white head. Aroma of malts, biscuits and floral. Taste is earthy and malty. alexsdad06 (10378) - 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, heavier on the earthy and grassy, some light fruity character, lighter bodied, mild bitterness, this one lacks the character some of the others have. Leighton (21232) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle at home in CT. Pours clear copper-gold with a big, frothy white head. The nose holds notes of melon, strawberry, mango, bubblegum and citrus. Medium sweet flavor with pale bread sugars, faint dough, gummy berries, tangerine, further melon. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Moderately sweet to finish with slight leafy bitterness, some minerals, more melon and berries, biscuity pale malts, tangerine. Not bad.
BeerdedDave (1703) - Beckley, USA - DEC 29, 2014
slightly cloudy amber color; fruity, floral hop aroma; slightly fruity, floral, earthy hops on a medium bodied bready malt base mansquito (6425) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2014
The Sampler, Brooklyn tap: Pours orange with white head. Aroma is earthy, herbal, and lightly fruity. Taste is more similar to a less malty ESB than it is to what we imagine an IPA to be in this day and age. I am not sure how it really works out at the end, but I feel that more creativity with English hops is in order. chinchill (4989) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2014
12 oz bottle dated best by Sept. 2011 from Sept. 2011 notes.
Appearance: a beautiful clear orange-amber in color with a good head that lasted a long time. Light carbonation visible. Good amount of lacing on the glass.
Smell: More earthy than the standard Latitude IPA as well as at least some of the other deconstructed versions. Some floral and fruit notes and ample malt aromas.
Taste: good flavor without flaws excepting the light hop/heavy malt balance and the less appealing (but still definitely appealing) hop flavor component (earthy and herbal).
Mouthfeel: medium bodied and smooth; soft for style yet with some crispness; slightly dry finish.
Overall: As a fan of standard Latitude 48 I was surprised to like most of the single-hop versions nearly as much. That said, this is not my favorite of these. Like the others, it lacks some of the complexity of the ’regular’ version, but this one also lacks the hop-forward character and aroma. Hop-wise, it is more of an APA than IPA.
But getting past comparison to standard Latitude 48 and expectations for an IPA, this is a very enjoyable brew that grew better with repeated tasting. shrubber85 (11386) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle. Light grass/hay and toffee malt aroma. Golden yellow with nice fluffy head. Sweet barley malt and moderately bitter earthy grass flavor. Well, I can see why most brewers don’t use this hop type for an IPA - this is more in line with a Bitter. Still I like it. Patrickctenchi (6586) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Deep copper/amber with a soft off-white head.
Earthy, berry aroma.
Taste is herbal, fruit/floral bitter.....woody.
Not bad, but nothing really stand out in this one.