Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.43/5 rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint.
A- Very clear shiny new penny copper with about two fingers of white thick head. Dissipates into an even covering. Lots circular lacing on the glass. Looks perfect, but that seems to be true with almost any beer poured into the perfect pint.
S-Wild flowers with some grassy aroma are the first notes. I get a lot of sweetness that isn't exactly caramel, but close, maybe a little brown sugar. Nothing all that overpowering. Reminds me of a hopped version of Boston Lager.
T- The front end is pretty dominated by malt. Get some cereal grain taste that gives way to some hoppiness that is not all that bitter. Get some onion in the back end. It is a sweet bitterness due to the malt lingering from the front end.
M- Medium body that sits heavy on the palate. The carbonation doesn't add nor detract from the overall taste. I get a lot of alcohol heat sitting in the back of the throat. Even after taking a bite of a sausage, the lingering sweet bitterness dominates the palate. Not a bad lingering taste, just a tad sweet.
O- This is my third time having this beer and by far the most enjoyable. The hops are a little weak and I would have enjoyed it a lot more. Really looking forward to all the deconstructed versions because this version holds up as a slightly above average IPA. I will give this to my BMC friends as a possible gateway.
Serving type: bottle
05-30-2011 20:20:10 | More by betsona
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