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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPASamuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA

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2,835 Ratings

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Ratings: 2835
Reviews: 990
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.25%

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Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Kwjd. Fantastically drinkable and enjoyable IPA.Balance! Pours initially foamy grapefruit muddy grapefruit colour appearance. Hops citrus and pure to smell. Above average mouthfeel, even creamy. Not an astringent note. Goes down smoothly. Good one!

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2010 00:47:06 | More by Sammy
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3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear copper color with a 2 inch puffy whitish-orange head that settles down to a dome on top of the beer. Nice latticework of lace forms on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus zest and herbal hops with a solid malt backbone. Taste is of citrus zest mixed with some herbal hops. The malt on the finish is not as apparent as I would have thought. Medium hop bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a pretty good level of carbonation with a smooth and slightly creamy mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good IPA and another solid beer from Sam Adams.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2011 05:08:27 | More by UCLABrewN84
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3.95/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

"The teller of a mirthful tale has latitude allowed him. We are content with less than absolute truth."

--Charles Lamb

Blazing bonfire orange with butterscotch highlights and a fawn colored crown that filled about one-third of the glass on the first pour. A gentle rockiness during melting and an attractive array of lace solidify the above score.

The nose is a pleasing combination of hops that is dominated by the tropical fruitiness of Simcoe. Ahtanum and East Kent Goldings are present as well. More power and pungency is needed for the style, however. It smells like the malt will be lightly toasted rather than exclusively pale.

Latitude 48 IPA is well-brewed beer that succeeds because my favorite hop (Simcoe) has the lion's share of the flavor spotlight and because it's impressively hoppy. A 'best by' date of February 2011 means that this bottle is a few months old, at the very most.

The malt is, indeed, lightly toasted bready and is earthy and nutty as well. Those flavors are matched (first half of the mouthful), then exceeded (second half of the mouthful) by a rush of bitingly bitter grapefruit peel. On second thought, Ahtanum carries as much of the load as Simcoe. Guessing IBUs is a fool's game... but this fool says 75ish.

The mouthfeel would be right at home on a 7.5% IPA. The beer is more full and creamy than expected and the bubbles add exactly the right amount of sparkle, without slipping over the line into sharp fizziness.

Latitude 48 IPA is a more than worthy American IPA that I would love to drink again and again. It's hard to figure why some so-called craft beer lovers hate on BBC/Sam Adams. With the exception of Sierra Nevada and Anchor (and a few others that I'm probably forgetting), these guys are the best 'our beer is available everywhere' breweries in America.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2010 11:25:54 | More by BuckeyeNation
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South Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I really like this beer. Stopped over at the inlaws on our way out of town and this was in the fridge, well 5 mins turned into 2 hours so I decided to take a try. Served cold an poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 06/30/2010.

The pour was very nice. Clear medium amber with a nice solid head of white on top that reached about an inch in height before settling down. Smooth lacing and nice carbonation coming up through the glass.

Aroma is light citrus hops, grasses, hints of lavender or some herbal touch to it as well. Warming brings out touches of lemon among other light fruit notes. Really nice and easy drinking IPA. Crisp, clean and easy flavor as the light hops bounce across the tongue and the medium biscuit like finish comes across smooth and light leaving a nicel ong lingering dry finish.

Overall it was very drinkable and one of the easiest IPA's I have ever come across. Would have no issue with this one again.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2010 15:02:06 | More by mikesgroove
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2.58/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

A: The beer pours a dark amber color, almost copper with a finger of slightly off-white head.

S: Intensely sugary and sweet. Lots of caramel and toffee, perhaps some brown sugar. A little bit of cardboard too. Minimal hop aroma, perhaps some grass and floral hops.

T: Harsh bitterness with an almost woody flavor. Grassy hops and some piney notes. After the hop flavor, big time sweet and malt character. Caramel and toffee with a bit of toasted bread.

M: Medium in body with a medium level of carbonation.

O: A harsh lasting bitterness to this without any real enjoyable flavors.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2011 04:28:02 | More by womencantsail
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North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear amber color with a prodigious head; loads of lace left behind

Smell: Floral grapefruit, with toffee undertones

Taste: A little bit of toffee malt, up front, and then the melange of hops takes over; grapefruit and pineapple flavors abound but there is is a European element, too; after the swallow, the toffee malt re-emerges to balance out the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A very respectable IPA; well-balanced and flavorful

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2011 03:12:08 | More by brentk56
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Quebec (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured an amber color ale with a nice foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of bitter and citrus hops is dominant with a semi-sweet caramel malt base. Taste is OK with solid notes of bitter hops and a semi-sweet caramel malt which is well balanced with the hops profile. Body is full with good carbonation. Nothing extraordinary about this IPA but well brewed nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2011 20:02:25 | More by Phyl21ca
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3.49/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Steering away from the common and more traditional styles for which the Boston Beer Company is known, they step down this creative and deviant path of IPA to celebrate what it is to win over the more serious beer lovers- creating a statement that the Sam Adams brand isn't just for the "crossover effect". Or, do they?

As the hoppy ale pours, it brings on a golden-copper hue that's deeply amber and clear as a bell. As its arid froth builds, its less creamy and more honeycomb as its large pockets climb up the glass. But with long staying power and trickling with broken lace, the ale certainly looks the part of IPA.

Its somewhat subdued scent is white washed with citrusy and sprucy hop character. White grapefruit and a host of bitter citrus peels shape the beer's predominant bouquet. As a toasted and nutty scent comes about, it brings a sweeter caramel and honey character that weaves together like graham crackers. Yet trailing with a pleasant herbal and grassy scent, a waft of broken pine needles emit as well.

To taste, the beer is toasty-sweet and softly grainy. The taste of bran and toasted kinwoa come to mind as its cooked caramel and cracker-like flavor trends dry and grainy. But the middle brings about the hop dominance that IPA deserves. Grapefruit, tart oranges, a pep of lemon and something juniper-like comes about as the ale develops a gripping bitter quality that's decorated with chives and pine resin to finish.

Its dry body is highly sternly carbonated and it easily lifts its early caramels to leave that palate with husk, toasted nuts and a mineral "scrubbing character". The ale is highly crisp, highly clean and only allows a glimmer of astringency to enter the fray as its grain and vegetative hops are stretched a bit too thin. Slight warmth closes the taste, even as its sharp bitterness lingers onward.

I rather liked the beer as it is the rustic and unrefined taste that shaped IPAs of a decade ago. I fully appreciate that taste even as newer varieties have clearly created more unique flavor and fuller body. A full appreciation of the range of IPA reveals that there's not only one way to do hops.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2014 07:23:09 | More by BEERchitect
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4.08/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours out a clear, dark amber body with an initially fluffy, though ultimately short-lived, whitish head.

Smell: Sweetish light-colored caramel sauce paired with oven toaster-toasted biscuit tops. Aromatic pops of hoppy spices, lemon juice, and dried, tea-like herbs fill the nose.

Taste: A maltiness tasting of toasted biscuits hit with a small-sized spoonful of caramel and toffee. There's a short-lived sweetness that drops out in anticipation of the incoming hops, which bring about a mixture of grassy herbs, lightly earthy spice, and lemon peel (a bit of pith included). Well-integrated bitterness. A last hint of dry caramel and spiced tea on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Lat-48 comes up just shy of the medium body mark. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: A tasty, nicely hoppy brew without hitting you over the head with scorching bitterness. "It's an ale." --Matt Simpson. Too right, Matt, too right.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2010 17:04:09 | More by ChainGangGuy
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North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A good beer on hand to sit back and watch the Big Chill,Go Blue!

Poured into a nonic a rich clear bronze with a large fluffy white head that left multiple rings of lace as it settled ever so slowly.Aromas are a great mix of herbal,leafy,and citric hop overtop of a English malt base,big caramel and biscuit.A great hop profile on the palate,its herbal,its grassy,and its citric,all three German,American,and English hop profiles going on,a bit of iron,and caramel biscuit malt hold up well to the hops.There isnt many American craft brewers that make a better "standard" American IPA than this,I would gladly drink alot more of this.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2010 21:30:50 | More by oberon
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3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Sam Adams sensory pint glass.

Took me a while, but I finally got my hands on a Summer Styles box to try this guy. It pours a clear deep amber topped by a finger or so of thick ecru foam. The nose is citrus hops, caramel, maple syrup, and orange peel. The taste is pretty similar, emphasizing the citrus peel, hoppy bitterness, and a slight edge of toffee. Very straightforward, though tasty, IPA here. The body is light, with moderate carbonation and a dry finish. I'm gonna haveta echo the sentiments of others by saying that this guy should be a year-rounder. It's a solid IPA and would be welcomed by drinkers across the country if given the chance.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2010 22:07:43 | More by TMoney2591
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4.15/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On the advice of a friend who knows his beer, I made sure that I picked up a bottle of Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA. I'd originally passed it by thinking that it was probably just another IPA, and that I'd have a chance to try it on tap, or at the very least, with next year's release.

I'm also not real good at reading the labels. Apparently Latitude 48 refers to the parallel where many hop growing regions across the globe are situated. I'd mistakenly guessed that Boston fell within the 48th, but it's only at the 42nd.

It pours a clear deep-copper orange body with orange highlights below a frothy head of off-white foam. The head retention is excellent, and it leaves some fairly solid walls of lacing behind.

The aroma is full, but not bold. It's hoppy, but not particularly distinctive. It's floral, a touch grassy, leafy, and even a bit spicy - or is that pine? Some fruitiness comes through as well, but I don't find any distinctively fruity / citrusy American hops. In fact, it seems more of German and English hops than anything else to me. Oddly, the 48th parallel does not run through England. It does cross France, but I'm not finding any French Strisselspalt hops here.

The flavor delivers the same hops, mainly floral and leafy, over a medium caramelish malt, except that there is some pine presence in the finish - and perhaps even a bit of citrus! A sturdy bitterness anchors it without stepping beyond the bounds of the malt, and it finishes dry with residual notes of malt and hops. As is normally the case with Boston Beer, it's exceptionally well-balanced and rounded. It's polished from start to finish, and offers a smooth transition across the palate while still accentuating its components at the proper times. That goes to drinkability.

Overall it's quite nice. I find it more English in nature than anything else, but I like the idea behind the hopping, and I really enjoy the way the notes of malt and hop intertwine. On top of that, its bitterness is kept in check, leaving it quite drinkable. Worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2011 15:19:38 | More by NeroFiddled
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Alberta (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, one of a few souvenirs from a recent vacation trip through the NW United States.

This beer pours a clear medium copper hue, with one finger of foamy pale beige head, which leaves some streaky lace upon its demise. It smells mildly of fruity, somewhat bitter hops, and equally tame bready malt. The taste is bitter pine and soft citrus hops, and a not quite up to the task pale maltiness. The carbonation is just south of average, the body medium weight, a bit punchy, but smooth overall. It finishes well-balanced, some latent hops and malt still waging a laid-back war of, well, slappy hands, I guess.

Is it hoppy? Sure. Does something feel underwhelming? Oh yeah. Why do big microbreweries seem to have that effect? Maybe it's the Euro-hop part of the 'Latitude 48' quotient that leaves me wanting...in an American IPA...

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2011 00:54:29 | More by biboergosum
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Rhode Island

3.95/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a murky golden brown color, with a short dense off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, a good amount of hops and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel and a little bit of citrus. Then a hearty malt character comes in followed by a hops presence that is on the lighter side for the style. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean and dry.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, it's certainly not one of the tops beers that I've had in the style but it's still a solid beer worth drinking for a while.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2010 23:18:44 | More by TheManiacalOne
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3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review based on notes

Pours an effervescent amber with 1 finger of sand colored head. Good head retention & average lacing

S: Herbal & piney hops with some orange rind thrown in

T: Follows the nose, plus some breadyness & honey malt up front, Apples & pears as this warms, plus herbal & grassy hops. Finishes grassy with a touch of herbal hops

MF: Medium bodied, soft carbonation & okay balance

Drinks easy enough, but not an IPA I can get too excited about. Would work in a pinch

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2010 18:25:47 | More by russpowell
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New York

4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a beautiful amber color with a thick frothy off-white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a complex malt aroma that boasts of pale, crystal, and bisquit malts along with a mildly aggressive hop nose. It's incredibly balanced. The taste is good as well. It has a bitter hop punch up front with loads of piney character. A solid malt flavor follows with crystal and bisquit malts. It goes down easy with dry, bitter, bready finish. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium/full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a fine session IPA. It's smooth and flavorful without being over the top.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2010 20:48:44 | More by WesWes
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4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Bruery tulip beer is amber, dark, and clear with a thick off white head of small and medium bubbles, carbonation low, lacing high, looks good.

Beer is sharp in the nose and piny.

Beer is sharp at the open with biting bitterness that creeps forward on the palate. Its aggressive and bold, not sweet up front. There isn't much in the way of flavors just the bitterness that builds the more you drink. Its a good IPA but you could have developed the midpalate better.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2010 04:25:47 | More by drabmuh
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3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a clear medium orange color with an off-white head. The aroma is grassy and piney hops but is very faint. The flavor is grassy hops with some pine and citrus mixed in but it is a little faint as well. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. There is nothing wrong with this IPA, but it could be a little more aggressive in the flavor and aroma.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2010 02:04:54 | More by Mora2000
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3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a highly carbonated, dark amber color (dark than the average IPA) with a small, off-white head of foam. It left minimal lacing.

S - It smelled malty, earthy and of some pine notes. Caramel and roasted malt aroma was present, too.

T - I'd say this is a malt-forward IPA. Caramel sweetness dominates with roasty malt and earthy hops backing it all up.

M - It was crisp and sharp with a dry finish. A light to medium bodied ale.

D - This is not your typical American IPA. It leans more toward an English flavor with its malt domination.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2010 02:18:41 | More by zeff80
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4.03/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another new from Sam Adams, so another review to come.

A: Pours a nice 1+ finger head in my SA Perfect Pint Glass and slowly fades. It's crystal clear toasty amber orange color with hints of red.

N: SOme nice hops, some spicy hops, a little pine and citrus, some fresh dry hops, little aromatic grassy hops, some noble hops, similar to noble pils but not as good. The faintest hint of malts behind that.

T: Again, very similar to noble pils in taste, with lots of nice noble and low alpha hops. Chewy hops start with more floral and grassy hops, a little piny taste. No real citrus this time. A decent bitterness too with plenty of low alpha hops and not many heavier hops. A touch of sweetness and dark malts, but much lower on malt. If I didn't know better, I would say SA is trying to disguise the noble pils as this so they can keep it year round, with a few minor changes. I still got a couple noble pils left so I'll go get one and try it side by side once I'm done with the review.

M: Medium body with decent carbonation.

F: A little bitterness on the finish, but never really gets too heavy. Some spicy bitterness with hints of pine and grassy flavors. A touch of chewy hops too, mild and floral overall. Just a touch of sweetness but mostly dry. Leaves a little astringent grassy bitterness too. A nice lingering flavor.

Noble pils comparison: Also poured into another SA Perfect Pint glass so I can compare them better. They seem to have the same head, but noble pils is much lighter with all golden color where latitude is caramel colored. On the nose noble pils is much lighter, grassier, spicier, brighter and fruitier hops where latitude is heavier and chewier hops with a little crystal malt. Taste is also much different with noble pils being a lot grassier, spicier, and more mild on the hops, and no real malt flavors except perhaps a hint of wheat, but latitude has some crystal malts, chewier and piny hops. So I guess I just cracked a pils when I didn't need to, cause they're not really alike. Latitude IS a nice beer though, but different. Hard to tell which I like better, but I think the noble pils for now. But latitude is a nice addition to the SA lineup.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2010 01:18:21 | More by jlindros
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3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sampled April 2011
A big pour produces a four-finger thick, almost glass over-flowing, thickly lacing, tan tinged, pale head. The beer is a dark amber color that shows a brilliantly clear, pretty, deep red stained copper color when held up to the light. The aroma smells of candied orange zest, sweet caramel malt, cracker like malt character, a definite biscuit character, a softly spicy hop character and a touch of pine. This is definitely hop dominated, but the malt actually plays a fairly significant role here (at least there is some noticeable hop character). There is a certain dankness to the nose that reminds me of funky hemp oil like note.

The beer has a soft, malty fullness to it that is a touch creamy textured due to being degassed during my vigorous pour. The beer has a spicy, herbal bitterness to it with a fair amount of peppery grapefruit zest. The bitterness lingers in the finish with a nice bite to it as well as a solid herbal note with a peppery edge to it. The malt plays a more subtle role here in the flavor than it does in the nose; there is a solid biscuit character here as well as a dry cracker like note in the finish. A dank hopiness is a bit more subtle than in the nose, but it is noticeable in the herbaceous finish. There is lots of pine, perhaps a touch of cedar, and even some menthol that is brought out in my second pour as it was soft enough to retain some carbonation. The carbonation adds some prickly texture, as well as a touch of peppery character.

A great start to this series, this was definitely an interesting take on an IPA and I can’t wait to see what the individual components taste like. I like that despite the dark malt base, this is not too crystal malt dominated; the malt is actually quite complimentary here.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2011 14:10:52 | More by Gueuzedude
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3.95/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The Laditude 48 IPA was something that I was rather excited about trying once I came across it. The beer pours out as an appealing yellowish golden color with a pretty thick looking head on it. The lacing on the glas with each sip is pretty impressive as well. The smell of the beer is generously hopped, lots of citrusy aromas on the nose with a little bit of malt coming through in the background. The taste follows the same way as the smell, big citrus flavors up front that finish with a biscuity flavor. The mouthfeel is light and not very filling. The finish is dry making the next sip pretty enjoyable. I like this IPA, hopefully it'll stick around for a little while.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2011 20:11:06 | More by Knapp85
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4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Best before August notched on label:

Pours deep copper with a thin head. Trailing lace slides down the glass with some stickage.

The smell is of citric/tropical fruitiness (mango, grapefruit) with woody notes.

The taste is of bitterish, slightly tart, fruitiness with a sweet, caramelish/toffeeish, backing. It has a floral, slightly woody, spicy dry finish.

It has a creamy, smooth, medium body.

It's a milder, easy-drinking IPA...Don't expect a "West Coast" hop bomb...Still, enough hop character to keep it interesting. It claims to use German, English and American hops. It's a bit "different" - but, still enjoyable. A fine selection for an easy-drinking hoppy brew!

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2010 22:54:54 | More by jwc215
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4.13/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours beautifully with a big tan head forms rocky chunky texture as it billows above the rim of my beer glass. Lacing left behind is thick and even as the glass gets emptier and emptier, why does this variety pack only have 2 bottles of this. Another hop beauty from Sam Adams these hops are so fresh this brew could fill a big gap in the Sam Adams family of beers, that year round IPA they have went without for so long. I like the concept a big hoppy but balanced IPA with hops from the 48th parallel from Germany, English, and American Hops. Aromatics bring out earthy and citrus hop leanings with a fresh grassiness as well, big caramel malt balance going on liquid dessert bread backing up the hop profile. Flavor has a big alpha hop punch with citrus, tropical fruit, and earthy grassy dankness. This is some special stuff going down the gullet, glad to get an early peak at this creation. No raw bitterness on the palate it's much more balance hops coated with caramel slightly burnt sugars, the flavors it suggests are more tropical/citrus, and dank earthy weed. The hop feel brings out an oily texture on the palate with ample carbonation and a bigger bodied than the average Sam Adams summer seasonal release also best buy August, catch this one earlier than later please this is the only new offering out of this variety 12 pack but it's damn worth it.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2010 04:07:22 | More by WVbeergeek
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New Jersey

4.35/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: pours a dark orange color with a big 3" head that slowly falls. Moderate lacing paints the glass.

Smell: earthy and citrus hop aroma is very pleasant on the nose.

Taste: caramel, orange, some grapefruit, a little bit of pine and a bunch of earthy tones create a nicely balanced IPA.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp throughout with a slightly dry finish. Aftertaste is long as the bitterness lingers on the tongue.

Overall: an easy to drink IPA that is refreshing and full flavored.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2011 16:18:59 | More by Gavage
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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 2,835 ratings.