Party At The Moon Tower
Latitude 42 Brewing Company

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #3,601
ABV:
8.3%
Score:
87
Ranked #22,946
Avg:
3.83 | pDev: 8.36%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
64
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Latitude 42 Brewing Company
 
Michigan, United States
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SCORE
87
Very Good
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Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 64
Photo of ChrisMon02
3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can-no date to found anywhere.

Clear medium orange-decent white head-small tracks of lacing.

Weak pine, citrus and malt.

Taste follows the nose. Slight bitterness in the finish. Not a lot going on here.

Mouthfeel is kinda weak as well. Easy to drink but ends up almost watery.

Who knows how old this is. Either way, not what I look for in a DIPA. Pass.

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Photo of xolectic
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

L: Pours amber color, good head retention and lacing.
S: Pine and citrus hops, not overwhelming.
T: Pretty good for an Imperial IPA. Less bitter than expected.
Tastes a little more grassy than the smell. Malty but not really boozy.
F: Clean finish, a little light bodied for an "imperial" IPA.
Overall: I really like this beer but I think the hop freaks will be turned off. It's a very balanced beer. I give this high marks for the style, I'm not crazy about IPAs but this strikes a good balance.

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Photo of Weisenbeer
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Boring lager looking appearance, underwhelming nose, good taste, weird not entirely pleasing feel....love trying new DIPAs, this one just doesn't wow.... albeit, still better than 85% of what is on your grocer's shelf

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Photo of Blackop555
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy amber with a small, creamy of white head that lasts a little bit. Light lacing

Smells mostly of sweet caramely malts and pine and citrus

Sweet malts up front with citrus and pine. Fades to a semi sweet finish of malts and resiny pine that lingers. Medium body with medium carbonation smooth mouth feel.

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Photo of zeff80
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out a golden yellow color with a tan head of foam. It smelled of fresh cut grass, pine and caramel. It tasted of pine, orange and sweet caramel. It was crisp and smooth.

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Photo of schoolboy
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This American double impressed me at Christmas and I bought a few more. They work.

It opens a dark yellow with dainty lacing. The aroma is initially quite arresting, and then it becomes part of your awareness and just melds into the pungent grassy taste, which in turn fades to a big, boozy, lingering aftertaste. It's a big beer that doesn't entirely try to hide the fact.

Obviously I liked this beer - it hits all my hot buttons. The serving size is great too. Recommended for those thick AIPA moods.

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Photo of barczar
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Unsure of age on this one. Atoms is fairly malty, resiny, with muddled citrus notes and a hint of tropical fruit. Grapefruit and mango are prominent.

Flavor is fairly malty, as well. Fruit notes ate muted and pithy, with a resiny, earthy bitter finish.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

1 PINT can
Served in a tulip glass

This beer pours amber in color with some burnt orange highlights and a slight haze. It is topped with two inches of beige head that leaves a little lacing.

It has a malty and piney smell. It might be a little old. There is no canning date to be found.

It starts out with a healthy dose of malt. Pine comes in the middle and carries through the finish.

Medium mouthfeel. Plenty of carbonation

I had this on tap a couple times, so I know it is a solid beer. The taste is not bad, but it seems past its prime. It leaves me a little dazed and confused.

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Photo of StoutHunter
3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I picked up a can of Latitude 42's Party At The Moon Tower from Oppermanns in Midland. I've heard nothing but good things about this beer and I'm interested to see if it can live up to it, so lets see how it goes. 2016 Vintage. Poured from a tall 16oz can into a IPA glass.

A- The can looks very nice, it's got a nice design to it, it's eye catching and I like the Daze and Confused reference. It poured a nice amber orange color that took on more of a golden orange color when held to the light with about a fingers worth of creamy and bubbly off white head that died down to a thing ring that stayed till the end and it left some patchy rings of lacing behind. This is a good looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness with the hops being the first to show up and they impart some citrus rind, tropical fruit, dank hops, pineapple and little bit of green hop like aromas. Up next comes a slight amount of doughy yeast that leads into the malts which impart a pale malt, grainy, slightly bready and sweet malt like aroma. This beer has a very nice aroma, the hop profile is very good and it works great with this beer.

T- The taste seems to be fairly similar to the aroma and it starts off with a medium amount of sweetness with the hops still being the first to show up and they impart all the same aspects that they did in the aroma, but this time the dank and green hops seem to stick out a little more and it's a little less fruit than it was in the aroma. Up next comes a slight bit of doughy yeast that leads into the malts which impart all the same aspects that they did in the aroma, but this time they are a little lighter. On the finish there's a lower amount of high bitterness that lingers with a bitter citrus rind, fruity, dank and green hop like aftertaste. This is a pretty nice tasting beer, but I wish it was a little more fruity like it was in the aroma.

M- Fairly smooth, slightly crisp, a little creamy, medium bodied with a lower amount of medium 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 pretty nice example of the style it had all the aspects that I look for in a DIPA, but I thought the balance could have been just a little better when it came to the taste. This beer has nice drinkability, I think one would be my limit, it might start to wear on me after more than that. What I like the most about this beer is the aroma, it's very nice and it's hands down the highlight of this beer. What I like the least about this beer is the beer is the taste and drinkability, they are both just a little rough around the edges and could use a little more work. I would buy this beer again and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a DIPA, but I don't think it will be an instant favorite. All in all I liked this beer, but I didn't love it and I think with a little more work this could turn into a very nice beer. It's not a favorite Latitude 42 beer, but it is an above average example of the style. Nice job guys, this is a solid DIPA, keep it up.

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Photo of DMarlinJ
4.14/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Doesn't really hit me as a double ipa, still nice piney and fruity hop flavor. I do like the grassy notes too. Has a light mouthfeel for a double, not sticky and an easy bitterness that leaves the mouth clean.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a clear deep amber with a one finger creamy white head. Goodamount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is caramel malts, light citrus and piney hops.

T - The taste follows the aroma. Caramel malts, tangerine, orange peel, mango, grapefruit and piney hops. The finish has a lingering hop bitterness.

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

O - Decent DIPA. The flavors are decently balanced with hops dominating the finish.

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Photo of beertunes
3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Superspak for this one from the NBS BIF #4 MWK box he sent me. 16oz can poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a clean, clear gold-amber color with about 1/4 inch of off-white head that moderate retention and good lacing.

The aroma had a nice, mildly sweet, malt base, with some citrus and pine hops notes on top. Taste rolls the same way at first, but across the middle and back of the tongue, the hops take control of the moon. BTW, what is the Moon Tower? Gonna have to google that.

The body was fairly typical for the style, a bit thinner than I prefer, but likely right on the mark for most folks. Drinkability is very nice, the beer goes down easily, although there is a slight sweetish finish that detracts a wee bit.

Overall, a very nice brew, one that's worth checking out if you see it.

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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce can into tulip glass; no can dating, but is a recent release. Pours crystal clear deep orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, mango, melon, papaya, berry, lemon/orange peel, light pepper, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate malt notes; with great strength. Taste big tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, mango, melon, papaya, berry, lemon/orange peel, light pepper, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine/citrus rind/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, mango, melon, papaya, berry, lemon/orange rind, pepper, pine, toasted bread, and herbal/floral/grassy hop earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and minimal lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, sticky/resinous, and fairly creamy/grainy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome DIPA! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. Very bright, juicy, and fairly dank on hop aromas/flavors; and not too malty or sweet. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of BB1313
3.62/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

16oz can poured into a tulip. Pours golden with nice clarity and transparency; fluffy eggshell white head that slowly falls leaving great retention and sticky lacing. The aromas have a nice amount of citrus notes. Lots of orange with some hints of caramel. Some bready malts are there. The flavors basically follow the nose. Lots of orange and pine needles. Some grapefruit and lemon is present. There's also some pine resin in the mix. Very solid malt backbone, but the malts don't seem to cut down on the bitterness. Finishes juicy with a subtle spiciness. There's a subtle warmth, but it's not hot or boozy at all. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's on the lighter side of full-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's very fluffy and creamy. It's ultimately smooth and dangerously drinkable.

First off, I love the name of this beer. I always appreciate a Dazed And Confused reference. It's also my first time having something from Latitude 42. It's a solid DIPA. Maybe I was personally expecting something different from the hop bill (citra, mosaic, all of the C's), but it's still a nice brew. It's well crafted and enjoyable stuff.

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Party At The Moon Tower from Latitude 42 Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 64 ratings