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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

3,018 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 3,018
Reviews: 998
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.01%
Wants: 24
Gots: 146 | 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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jimboween

Florida

3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

hello: latitude 48- the major hop growing regions of america, germany, and england reside here. hooray hops!

appearance: a dark copper. beautifully lingering head, like that one fluffy cloud meandering across an endless summer sky.

smell: hops. i smell hops. good, as it's an ipa. the low-ish rating is for the quality of the sniffer, not the quality of the sniff-ee.

taste: it is certainly one of the maltier ipa's that i have had. which is not to say the hops aren't there. they are, and quite hoppily so, but this is more balanced than most other american ipa hopfests. which is why the maltiness sticks out for me.

mouthfeel: not sticky, just smooth. i find that the more hop-biased ipa's can be a bit "sticky" on the lips; not this one. its like orange coppery velvet.

overall: a good one. i would be very happy to find this on draft somewhere in florida, though i do not hold out any real hope of seeing it ANY further south than say, southie. it's ok, i'll drink it out of my perfect pint glass on the porch all the same.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2011 03:49:52 | More by jimboween
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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)
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