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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

3,020 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 3,020
Reviews: 998
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.01%
Wants: 24
Gots: 146 | 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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KLAYNE87

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3.28/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Popping my review cherry. Here I go!

Tried this with the rest of the beers in the Sam Adams' Summer Mixed Pack. When poured, it is a copper color that resembles their Boston Lager (maybe a tad darker). Awesome lacing; the best I've seen from BBC and I've had the majority of their beers. Pretty mellow for an IPA. I'd say it's an IPA with training wheels. I'm not picking up the different hops; it's pretty straightforward and doesn't require me to think too hard. There are much better IPAs out there for around the same price. It's ok in the mix pack, but after more than two it gets boring.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2011 00:31:47 | More by KLAYNE87
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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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