Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by damndirtyape:
4.03/5 rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Single bottle (best by 11/2008) poured into a shaker pint glass.
Appearance: Pours a clear red with orange color notes. Bubbles moving up through the beer go up to a persistent 1/4" tan (with hints of orange) chunky foam with walls and islands of lacing on the glass as I drank it down. Nice color and pretty to look at.
Smell: Grapefruit-scented American hops dominate tempered with a hint of sweet malt. The other hops (German / English) are not present in the smell. It smells like a classic American IPA and quite tasty.
Taste: Grapefruit/citrus/bergamot flavors up front, then this is tempered with some malt sweetness and mild bitter finish that is part of the grapefruit again, and some of the English hops that come out more in the end. The bitter finish with this beer is a mix of American and English bitter flavors. I wish I could describe it better, but if you've had a typical American IPA and an English ESB - you'll know what I'm talking about when you taste it. It's quite good.
Mouthfeel: Thick like an American IPA - a bit chewy and it sticks to the teeth a bit. Some carbonation on the tongue.
Drinkability: While the American IPA is not my favorite style, I have to admit it does grow on me and there are aspects to this beer that remind me of my current favorite AIPA - Dogfish Head 60min IPA. But this beer has it's own character and is very drinkable. It's still a one beer per sitting for me (a lot of bitterness after awhile is too much for me to stomach) but it's quite enjoyable on its own or with a meal (I had it with Ham steaks and Mac n' cheese). A solid good beer.
Serving type: bottle
08-02-2010 22:27:30 | More by damndirtyape
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4.55/5 rDev +27.1%
look: 5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Wow. Just wow. Sooo much better than the Rouge IPA they are selling.
Jesus this is beer at its finest.
Smooth. Hoppy. Sweet. Bitter.
Smells like an orgasm.
Tastes like one too.
I could just be "over excited" but this is absolutely my new favourite beer. Going to try about 24 more...
But this is insanely good...
Serving type: bottle
03-25-2014 02:55:25 | More by TexasRedskinFan
Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 2,838 ratings.