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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

3,013 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 3,013
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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Reviews by bigrzman:
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bigrzman

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out of a 12oz bottle with a clear freshness date. Pours out with an amber color and a white head that laces the glass.

Smells like lemon dish detergent. Not appealing but I know its the 10 pounds of Cascade hops they pounded into this beer.

Hop bitterness up front. Very beautiful lemony, citrusy, spicy hops with some earthy tones as well. Malts are simple and sweet overshadowed by the massive blast of hops. This has English, German, and especially American hop varieties in it. It is spanning the whole 48th Latitude.

Mouthfeel is prickly and drying. Enjoyable in this style. Body is light to medium.

Drinkability is pretty good. I love IPAs so I am a little biased here.

Low notes on this beer is the smell. It smells like Lemon Palmolive dish detergent. However, the IBU kick in this beer is delightful for all those Hopheads out there!

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2010 17:00:53 | More by bigrzman
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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)
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