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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPASamuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA

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BA SCORE
81
good

3,012 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 3,012
Reviews: 998
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.01%
Wants: 24
Gots: 147 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JoeyBeerBelly on 04-02-2010)
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JohnL9013

New Jersey

3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is actually a fine attempt by Sam Adams but unfortunately it does fall short of most other IPA's I've had.

A: Pours a really nice dark amber with a sticky half-inch head and some lacing. Looks great and reminds me of Troegs Amber IPA, "Nugget Nectar".

S: Actually, there's some all right hopping going on here. The smell's pretty good by my standards, although still lacking the sheer force that most decent IPA's have.

T: The taste is where we start to run into problems. I must say, this beer is profoundly bitter. I've had 105 IBU beers before and most all of Stone Brewing Co.'s stuff and this stuff takes the cake because there's not enough other flavors and all you're left with is very bitter beer. Where are the hops in the flavor? This is a trend with SA beers, I find. They'll have a really nice smell but there's no flavoring hops there to support things and the taste is, to summarize, bitter and watery.

M: The mouthfeel is ruined by the bitterness of this beer, plain and simple, otherwise, it would be fine.

D: Despite my qualms about this beer's bitterness, I'll still admit that it's doing all right in the drinkability department, like all SA beers.

Look, SA made a nice effort here but almost anything is better. If you're new to beer and can get any of the following in your area, you need to try them first:

Southern Tier IPA
Bell's Two-Hearted Ale
Yards IPA

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2010 16:04:22 | More by JohnL9013
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I really like this offering by Sam Adams. I generally like their Boston Lager as far as somewhat mass-market beers go. I think that on the whole they've managed to be a very solidly good company despite their size. This is my first venture into the less-common brews that Sam Adams puts out. I've previously had their Boston Lager and their Summer Ale - both of which I enjoy.

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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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