Nephilium (1821) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2011
Second of the single hop Latitude 48’s I’ve tried. Again, I want to say that this is a great thing that the Boston Beer Company is doing for craft beer. This start with a pine and grapefruit nose, with a faint touch of the cattiness of Simcoe. The hop flavor on this one is interesting, there’s a spiciness that exists, and it has a quick punch of pine with a nice long lingering bitterness. This is a nice solid hop for an IPA. zombywoof (467) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAY 24, 2011
More of a perfume aroma than the simcoe. More pine and less grapefruit. More subdued that the deconstructed simcoe. TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAY 24, 2011
Pours a lightly hazy golden orange with a medium creamy bubbly off white head. Aroma pine resin, grapefruit and caramel. Flavor showcases the piney hops. Never had Zeus alone like this. Know this hop better now. arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 23, 2011
Pours slightly hazy reddish orange with nice fluffy, lacing white head. Aroma has notes of garlic, some resin, earth, spice, and a touch of lemon. Taste is resinous and slightly piny, with lemon, earthy tones. Definitely an interesting and complex hop. First out of the 5. tgncc (3140) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2011
The aroma is earth, pitch pine, resin, some caramel. The appearance is clear amber, white head. The flavor is caramel, pitch pine, resin. Medium in body, little oily. The finish is astringent, enduring resin hops. Some metal, some earth as well. Enjoyable overall.
Cavie (4775) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2011
Bottle courtesy Dixonian. Pours a clear orange color with a light ring of white bubbly head. Aroma is floral and perfume. Flavor is earthy hops and roots. pacond (188) - Muncie, Indiana, USA - MAY 21, 2011
An example of these american hops to the latitude beers. But a bit spicy and earthy. Enjoyable, fresh and a recognizable malt profile. zimm421 (57) - Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2011
Appears a very dark copper color with a bubbly off-white head. The nose is of floral and piney scents and a mild sweetness. The taste starts out sweet, mild breadiness, and then quickly moves on to a nice bitter finish with piney flavors here as well. Mouthfeel is just average. Medium bodied with medium carbonation leves. Overall, a good IPA that goes down easy. Best of the deconstructions I’ve had this far. deyholla (12034) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 21, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with an off white head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces nicely. Aroma has a strong pine note with a good amount of resin and a hint of a spicy garlic note. Flavor starts with a strong pine note that lasts throughout the beer with really not much else to speak of. drfabulous (8483) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 21, 2011
12 ounce from the 12 pack box. Last of the bunch for me. Tastes about the same as the rest. Same malt profile. Lightly hopped to the point of not being distinct. Uneventful.