The Boston Beer Company in Boston, Cincinnati or Breinigsville, Pennsylvania. With a hop variety name like that, you know that Germany must be involved. Yep, the story on the back lets you know that these hops are from the Hallertau, Germany growing region, on the 48th latitude. This is the fourth out of five in the series that I'll be drinking, all finally put together to make Latitude 48 IPA. Enjoy before September, 2011.
Malty with some citrus and bathroom cleanser aroma. Lightly fruity, earthy and grassy flavors start things off. The maltiness is quite herbal and turns medicinal half way through each sip. Good bitterness, with a bit of lemon rind and some spicy pepper. The 6.0% alcohol shows through but unfortunately highlights the medicinal flavors even more. Not bad but certainly leaves something to be desired.
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