brandon1989 (668) - Lewisville, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2017 DrnkMcDermott (3130) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Once again, I let these sit in my fridge since last July, expecting to do a grand YouTube comparison of all 6 at a time. It wasn’t to be. So I’ll strain myself into just doing two at a time. Tonight its Zeus and Hallertau.
Poured straight into my Sam Adams glass, the Zeus has a notably more orangey head, a little less robust than the Hallertau. Same light copper malt color. Taste still brings on the pine resin and hop-leafy bitterness; this seems to have held out the best, so far, of my aged stash. All these beers have shown a nice, rich malt profile that tilts them toward an American Pale Ale, no matter which hops are used. This has been a fun experiment, and since Sam doesn’t have a regular IPA in its line-up, you can try these with no baseline to check them against. Except for the original Lat. 48°.
pours a nice amber copper color with a two finger creamy white head. The aroma is earthy malts, slight citrus, and bready. Flavor is more of the same. oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2016
Pours a nice deep amber color. Aromas of citrus. Strong hop flavors with malts and a dry finish. alexsdad06 (10651) - West Chester, 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, resiny, citrus, earthy hops, light spices hops, lighter bodied, mild bitterness, decent, more readily available ipa, I liked this better than most of the varieties. tricyclist (1125) - Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2015
For what it is, it’s a respectable IPA. It’s got a hoppy aroma but not overpowering. Malt presence for sure, aroma and flavor. Some resin and pine, earthy green. Medium malt with caramel and a fuller body, medium to full. Not a favorite, but not bad at all. BeerdedDave (1853) - Beckley, USA - DEC 29, 2014
slightly cloudy amber color; piney hop aroma; resiny, piney hop flavor on a medium bodied bready malt base with caramel notes
mansquito (6814) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2014
The Sampler, Brooklyn tap: Pours orange with a white head. Aroma is orange, pine, and herbs. Taste is pretty bitter. Significant amount of resin and pine are there. Lingering aftertaste. Pretty good. Strangebrewer (1334) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2014
bottle. Poured clear copper with a rocky off white head. Sweet malt aroma with floral hops. Medium body, butterery feel on the lips with a moderate dry finish. Toasty malt with herbal hops, pine and grapefruit notes. shrubber85 (11583) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle. Biscuit malt and grass/orange peel aroma. Golden yellow with large off-white head. Sweet biscuit malt and moderately bitter grass and grapefruit peel flavor. Nice body. Great hops. Patrickctenchi (6692) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 5, 2014
Clear copper with a tall, but quick, beige head.
Mild caramel, slightly woody aroma.
Taste is pine, resiny, peppery malt.
Earthy, woody bitter.....
Very tasty. Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Carefully poured into my fancy Sam Adams glass (now, sadly shattered), this has a bright caramel body with a t5hick, dense, and sustained creamy head. It’s got an aroma of fir (no, not "fur") with a hint of grain. It tastes of pine, cereal, and a soft bitterness. The finish is dry and resinous. Not bad.