Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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4/5 rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle from the 2011 Summer variety pack. Poured into a pint glass.
Look: dark copper body with a thick, foamy off white head that has excellent retention and lacing. Small carbonation bubbles are visible in the body of the beer.
Smell: floral hops with a bit of grass, some pine and hop spice. A little fruity as well. Something tells me this one uses a lot of old world hops, which should make for an interesting IPA thats different from the usual American IPA, laden with citrus and pine.
Taste: follows the nose with mostly floral, grassy, and some pine hop notes. The malt is pretty forward, making this a very balanced IPA reminding you that this is a classically East Coast IPA.
Feel: medium bodied, smooth, not really bitter, and reasonably carbonated. Easy drinking and could easily be sessionable if you wanted it to be.
Overall: now, having gone through all of Sam Adam's summer variety pack, I can say that this is probably their best seasonal variety pack based on the Kolsch and the IPA. The IPA isn't exceptional by any means, but its not particularly bad especially considering the price. Reminds me more of an old world IPA than an American one, but its still good for what it is. If someone shows up at your house with the variety pack, I'd reach for these. Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
05-20-2011 14:28:43 | More by SkunkWorks
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