Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Ahtanum - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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2.78/5 rDev -24%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
This was my least favorite of the 5 deconstructed IPAs. The color immediately startled me, seeming rather dark for an IPA. An crystal clear amber hue was the result, and there has been no lacing to speak of.
The smell put me off, and the taste only made it worse. I think I know what made Latitude 48 such a flop as an IPA -- Ahtanum (likely along with the Zeus hops).
The smell was very bready (slightly reminiscent of what I'd expect in a doppelbock), biscuity, caramelly. Maybe a hint of pine, and bitterness graces the nose.
The taste seems predominantly malty, which is not what I look for or want in an IPA. The aftertaste leaves me with some bitterness and piney hop flavor, but it is too little too late.
I think the deconstructed idea is a cool one, but ahtanum just doesn't hold its own.
Serving type: bottle
06-13-2011 00:41:53 | More by AmberMan22
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