Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.38/5 rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
The American craft IPA is one of my favorite styles, my absolute favorite being it's doubled older brother. I find the Samuel Adams Pale Ale to be very underwhelming, however I really enjoyed the hoppy and fresh tasting Noble Pils. Thus I really have no idea where this one will lie!
A - Pours a clear copper amber with a big two finger light tan head. Appears well carbonated in the glass. The head retains but the lacing is not very sticky.
S - Very sweet smelling with grassy, bitter hops. Some citrus. Overly malty and sweet smelling which covers whatever else may be going on underneath.
T - The taste is initially sharp and bitter with piney hops, but then the citrus flavor comes through. Finishes dry and sweet with some noticeable alcohol. Simcoe hops definitely seem to dominate, and it wasn't as overly sweet as I was expecting. Toasted caramel is also present in the finish. It may not be my ideal IPA flavor palette, but it is definitely more along the lines of the hoppier styles I like to drink and considerably hoppy for a Sam Adams brew.
M - A bit resiny and overly sticky. Medium mouthfeel, carbonation level was just right.
O - Overall, not a terrible IPA but definitely not in the same realm as the most coveted American craft brewed IPAs. But for a Sam Adams beer, it is pretty decent and uniquely hoppy.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2011 01:51:12 | More by BeerPhan86
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