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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

3,011 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 3,011
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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bondjedi

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2.68/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Let me tell you - I live at or about latitude 48 and it is a special zone. Crop circles appear in our latitude because the aliens are warning us that, due to the arrangement of the Van Allen Belt, this area will be safe for the coming solar Killshot. Don't say you weren't warned.

That being said, Samuel Adams Latitude 48 does not do us justice. Overwhelming taste of cheap perfume, and the next day I felt like I had swallowed a golf ball. This isn't the first time I've been burned by a Sammie other than the original Boston lager. Whenever the brewery gets tricky, the results are sub-standard.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2012 23:12:31 | More by bondjedi
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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.

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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 3,011 ratings.