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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
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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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Mcculler

Ohio

2.55/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very pretty beer: orange with auburn and ruby highlights, under a solid off white head that leaves thick lacing.

Smells very mildly of grapes, bitter herbs, bready malts, and grapefruit.

Tastes of bitter herbs, old mint, bland and overripe fruits, grapefruit pith.

Nice mouthfeel - slick with a vigorous and lifting carbonation.

Rather drinkable at 5.8 but I wont go for another.

Sexy looking beer but no substance. This is not my kind of IPA: the English, German, and American hops do not seem to combine well, nor are they being very diplomatic with the malts. And then, this seems like Boston Lager in IPA form. The catchy name got me - but never again, even for 1.35 a single.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2010 02:16:46 | More by Mcculler
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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.

The Latitude 48 has everything I want in an IPA. It's taste is slightly (but not overwhelmingly) bitter, and it goes down easily. It has a pleasant deep amber color and a nice head when poured into a glass. The mouthfeel is smooth, and it doesn't go down heavy like some IPAs (which, don't get me wrong, I like a lot, but just not all the time).

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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 3,012 ratings.