Sunday, June 5, 2011

Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA: Ahtanum

Today I'm drinking Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA: Ahtanum brewed by The Boston Beer Company in Boston, Cincinnati or Breinigsville, Pennsylvania. This is the last of the five in the Deconstructed series used to make Latitude 48 IPA, and I'm a little worn out from it! The story on the back lets you know that these hops are from the Yakima Valley, Washington growing region, on the 48th latitude.  Enjoy before September, 2011.

Malty "Sam Adams herbal" with bread and a light hoppy aroma. Hoppy and quite medicinal in the beginning, quite astringent with tons of bitter pine. The high carbonation really brought those ugly flavors forward, too. With a little warmth, some herbal and bready malts did add a little balance, but not enough to make me want to finish the bottle. I'm a bit tired of this education.

A recap of the five is going to be difficult as not one of them was overly desirable. I guess if forced to rank them, I'd say Simcoe > Zeus > Ahtanum > Hallertau Mittelfrueh > East Kent Goldings. And the combination beer with all of them is easily the best!

Cuisipro Herb Keeper

Traditional Medicinals Organic Mother's Milk Herbal Tea, 16-Count Wrapped Tea Bags (Pack of 6)

Fenway Beer Soap- Made with Sam Adams Boston Lager

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