RATINGS: 270   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Zeus IPA is brewed with only Zeus hops from the Yakima Valley area of WA. The hops are added at three points during the brewing process -- bittering, late kettle and dry hopping. Zeus Hops contribute bitterness and an intense, pungent resinous pine flavor. This brew leans strongly toward the hop character, but is softened by the malts sweetness.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
supersournhops (21) - - SEP 19, 2014
Just another SA...good stuff but SA with different hops. Has no aroma like RR or Stone...but non the less good drinking beer but there are better crafts out there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamherbert (1526) - Syracuse, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Honey-orange with a decent slush of head on top. Hops are piney but also a little herbal. The bready, caramel malts are a nice balance in the nose. This one is not a hop bomb. Touch of mineral/wet rock. The flavor is very well-balanced: there is mineral malts, topped with a pleasant, grassy hop character. Has a chunky feel that is very fitting with the moss-like complexities of this one. This one is the best of the sixer so far, I wonder if thats why they put it last.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle:   Moderate to light bitterness.   Very soft pith and peel.   Very chewy.   Moderate bitterness, bit a bit boring.   Seems to bring just bitterness.   Looks good, chewy, but fairly simple.   Needs some sweet fruitiness.   I can understand now the 5 components of Latitude 48.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mtdewa1 (441) - rome, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Golden pour, white head. Aroma is bitter. Some citrus and grapefruit. Taste is pine, citrus, grapefruit and hop bitterness. A little touch of caramel and malts on backend. Very smooth and balanced. My favorite of 5 single hops broken down.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gachupines (1252) - USA - AUG 25, 2014
Amber color with a thick white head. Aroma is light pine. Flavor is pine and mildly bitter with no real malt presence to balance. Comes off a little one note, but not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tommynh (113) - - AUG 20, 2014
Nice golden color, pours with a huge head, nice scent and a good IPA taste, this one probably gives the backbone to the latitude 48 beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
NikkTwist (3051) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Draft at Moriartys. Clear dark amber pour with a slim foamy top. Strong Zeus hops. Earthy, woody and resiny. Medium-dark caramel malt backbone. Autumn leaves. Burnt orange peels. Some breadiness as well. Sharp bitter bite in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dal9000 (590) - Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Pours dark brown with a thick white head. Malty sweet slightly pine hoppy flavor. A little bitter but very smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
MacBoost (1847) - Victor, New York, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Pours a copper color with a white head. Aromas of pine and caramel. Taste is semi sweet and bitter. Flavors of pine sap, caramel candy, rough vegetal bitterness. Brutally bitter and vegetal. Finishes bitter and shitty. No.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (2302) - - AUG 10, 2014
Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance The beer pours a nice amber color with a massive amber tinged head. The head has fantastic retention, lasting a very long time, with it eventually fading to leave a wonderful level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell The aroma of the beer is a nice blend of pine, citrus, and earthy hop smells. Backing these aromas are some nice smells of a bready and doughy nature giving a rather balanced smell to the brew overall. Taste The taste begins with sweeter bready and moderately hopped flavor. The sweeter flavors are mainly of a caramel nature with some light hints of an orange and tangerine sweetness mixed within. The hop upfront are largely of a grapefruit citrus nature with some hints of an earthy hop there as well. The citrus and earthy flavors grown stronger as the taste advances onward, with them being of comparable strength at the end. Some other hop flavors of a light earthy and floral nature develop as well, and mix with the malty and sweet, as well as the other hop flavors, to leave a rather pleasantly bitter but balanced hop flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel The body is a bit above average with the carbonation level being average. The moderateness of both the carbonation and thickness are really nice for the more balanced tastes of the brew. Overall the feel was well done. Overall This was a malty and moderately sweet but hop balanced IPA with a rather easy drinking taste and feel. Overall rather well done.

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