Product Review: Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA – Ahtanum

The first review in our sampling of the Latitude 48 ‘Deconstructed’ series from Samuel Adams features the Ahtanum hop. This hop varietal is similar to Amarillo and Cascade hops, but slightly less bitter. It presents some citrus notes, but for the most part it presents more earthy and floral characteristics on both the nose and in flavor. This beer pours a deep amber/copper color, that is similar to the original Latitude 48, only just slightly darker.