Friday, July 28, 2017

Beer Review: Upland Latitude Adjustment

The Latitude Adjustment from Upland Brewing is a pineapple coconut Pale Ale that is offered seasonally and the subject of my latest beer review. Now this was actually done a while ago but is just being uploaded at this time. So if this does pique your interest then make sure to check it out when it returns and if you would just like to just jump ahead to the video review then please feel free to do so by scrolling down to the end of the post. The beer itself comes in at 6.2% ABV and 30 IBU.

Appearance:


The beer itself provided a decent medium color of a beer, a little darker than your light straw but still straw-like and capped by a large, foamy just off- white head. Carbonation was definitely lively as it was able to observe the bubbles just racing up the class. There was some haziness to the body but not too much where I couldn’t see all the way through.


Aroma:


There was no issue at all receiving the coconut and even pineapple aroma, but there was also more of sense of mango and orange making it a nice tropical and citrus feel. The notes of aroma were moderate enough to come out of the glass without as much issue, however what I also sensed was the carbonation much like that of seltzer water which wasn’t as hidden and was lively for sure.

Flavor / Palate:


For 30 IBU I was surprised by the bitterness felt on the initial and on the finish. It wasn’t overly bitter, but it was definitely there, but more than the bitterness the carbonation was very lively. At points, it almost felt like I was drinking a Schweppes, but in a way there was also a refreshing quality around this. The beer did have a nice dry texture as one would expect from an American Pale Ale, and it felt about right with its medium body and tropical taste coming through with each sip.

Overall Summary:


The Latitude Adjustment did one thing I really liked and that was look to be something different. The coconut and pineapple being sought was found and it was like a bit of tropical getaway. I am not sure that I would want to go through a sixer of these, but one or two could easily hit the spot. For me and my palate that likes some bittering at times, this one was 4 out of 5 on my personal Untappd score.



Brewery Links:


Upland Brewing: https://www.uplandbeer.com/

Latitude Adjustment: https://www.uplandbeer.com/beers/latitude-adjustment/

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