Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by Kinsman:
3.98/5 rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
I've been looking at trying this beer since it came out this summer, and am just now getting around to it.
Pours an amber colored body with a 1 finger thick mostly-white head. Head faded rather quick, but did leave a good looking lace behind.
Aroma is certainly unique compared to many other American IPA's. The blend of European and American hop varieties is very noticeable in the aroma, as it is not as citrusy as many American versions, but not as floral or spicy as an English IPA. Most notable would be an earthy and floral hop presence with a bit of a piney note lingering behind. Citrus notes are also noted, but not in the level that I'm used to. The malt also provides a bit of a toasted bread aroma.
The first taste is pleasantly bitter and heavy on the floral, earth and slightly spicy hops. Hallertau and East Kent Goldings have no problem showing off the Old Worlds best. The dry-hopped Simcoe provides a more familiar American twist with notes of citrus and pine. Again, the malt gives a slightly bready taste but at this point, the beer is fresh enough to be almost all hop flavor.
Mouthfeel shows of a medium-body feel and a slightly bubbly carbonation.
Drinkability ranks high on this IPA. I really appreciate the blend of different hops from around the world. As always, the Boston Beer Company has put out another quality product.
Serving type: bottle
10-22-2010 00:22:45 | More by Kinsman
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