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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

2,971 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 2,971
Reviews: 996
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.01%
Wants: 23
Gots: 132 | 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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nppeders

Minnesota

3.7/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

So I bought a 12-pack which has a couple of the regular Latitude 48 as well as 2 each of the deconstructed Latitue 48's that are single hop version. Simcoe, Zues, Halertauer Miff., East Kent Golding, and Antenaum. The base beer reminds me a bit of the Mikkeler single hop series. Too much caramel malts, and malt base in general too let the hops shine through. I'm still getting the hops really well in this beer though and here's what I think about it.

appearance - copper-redish color. good head that disapates, but the lacing is wonderful. Sticky.

smell - Caramel hits me first off. That's not what I was looking for. Then I get some orange rind but that's about it. Maybe a little lemon in there as well as some floral and herbal notes. Not bad, but loads of caramel.

taste - caramel malts again lead the way with grapefruit, pine, and breadiness blending in nicely in the middle. finish's with a nice bitterness.

mouthfeel - medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Kinda slick and soft mouthfeel

overall - It's possible that the caramel malts are shinning through because this is past it's prime. not sure. I like the combination of hops that come through in the flavor, and the bitterness is nice, but the aroma isn't quite where I'd like it to be. Nice beer over all. I'm excited to sample the single hop versions.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2011 03:06:24 | More by nppeders
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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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