Cosmic Charlie's
Latitude 42 Brewing Company

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Style:
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #1,775
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
84
Ranked #32,873
Avg:
3.73 | pDev: 7.77%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
26
From:
Latitude 42 Brewing Company
 
Michigan, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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Gots
  3
SCORE
84
Good
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TreyIsWilson from Michigan

3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a clear amber with a three finger foamy white head. The leaves tons of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is grapefruit peel and earthy hops.

T - The taste follss the aroma light bready malts, grapefruit peel and piney hops. There is a lingering bitterness in the finish.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Soft creamy mouthfeel with a crisp dry finish.

O - This is a decent Pale Ale. Nothing spectacular just a solid sessionable Pale Ale.

Apr 11, 2017
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StoutHunter from Michigan

3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I picked up a can of Latitude 42's Cosmic Charlie a couple days ago for $1.99 at The Lager Mill. This can caught my eye when I was looking for some new beer to try and I'm interested to see what they can do with this style, so lets see how it goes. 2017 Vintage. Poured from a tall 16oz can into a imperial pint glass.

A- The can looks good, it's got a good design that goes well with the name and it's pretty eye catching. It poured a clear golden amber color that took on more of a darker orange color when held to the light and it had a finger and half worth of slightly creamy off white head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left some spotty lacing behind. This is a pretty nice looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a medium amount of sweetness with the hops being the first to show up and they impart a unique blend of berry, floral and piney hop aromas with no single aspect seeming to stick out the most. Up next comes a little bit of doughy yeast and that leads into the malts which impart a grainy, pale malt, light biscuit, bready and sweet malt like aromas. This beer has a nice aroma, but I was hoping the hops would show up a little more.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it starts off with a somewhat lower amount of medium sweetness with the hops still being the first to show up and they impart all the same aspects that it did in the aroma, but this time it's the piney and floral hops that show up the most with a little bit of fruitiness in the background. Up next comes a slight bit of doughy yeast and that goes into the malts which impart all the same aspects that they did in the aroma, but this time they show up just a little more. On the finish there's a lighter amount of medium bitterness with a pretty malty and fairly hoppy aftertaste. This is a pretty nice tasting beer, the hop profile is a little unique, but I wish the malts were a little more toned down.

M- Fairly smooth, a little crisp, a little dry on the finish, medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel is pretty nice and it works well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a pretty nice beer and it's a solid example of the style, it's pretty balanced for a Pale Ale and I thought the hop profile made it a little unique. This beer had nice drinkability, I could drink one or two, but I might start to get bored with it after that. What I like the most about this beer is the uniqueness of the hop profile, it was nice and it reminded me a little of two hearted ale. What I like the least about this beer is that hops weren't a little bolder and I wish the malts showed up a little less. I might buy this beer again and I wouldn't turn one down. I recommend trying it if your want a balanced pale ale with a little bit of unique hop profile. All in all I liked this beer, but I didn't love it and while it was unique it was just a little too balanced for my liking and that's mainly the only thing that held it back. It's not a favorite Latitude 42 beer and it's a solid example of the style. Nice job guys, this is a solid and slightly unique Pale Ale, keep it up.

Mar 03, 2017
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superspak from Ohio

3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 1/17/2017. Pours fairly crystal clear medium golden/amber color with a 2 finger fairly dense and rocky white head with amazing retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Dense foamy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper, pine, honey, light caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/pine hops and moderate bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper, pine, honey, light caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine/citrus peel/spicy/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon/orange peel, pepper, pine, honey, toasted bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero lingering hop astringency after the finish. Moderate dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp/grainy/sticky, and lightly resinous balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is a very nice American pale ale. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink. Very bright, dank, and earthy on hops; with a nice malt backbone for the low ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Feb 18, 2017
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out a clear amber color with a one-finger white head of foam. It smelled of citrus fruits and floral notes. Lots of sweet caramel flavor mild bitterness. This is a nice APA.

Jan 25, 2017
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Suds from Missouri

3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This brew, from a large can, is an utterly clear liquid...amber-gold in color. Slim head...unremarkable. The aroma is a nice mix of meaty fruit, pale malt, and earthy hops. The taste is balanced, if not just a bit dry, but with a pleasant undercurrent of malt. Solid hop bitterness and flavor from the mid-taste through the finish.

Jan 22, 2017
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98green from Michigan

3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery. Billed as a session pale ale at 4.8%. Look is a bit darker than I expected at a nice Amber. Smell doesn't give much. Taste is much better, with plenty of hop punch, more one the piney side than citrus. Malt build is light. Feel is surprisingly warm for a session. Overall I really like this one.

Dec 22, 2015
Cosmic Charlie's from Latitude 42 Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 26 ratings