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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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3,149 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,149
Reviews: 1,004
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.01%
Wants: 25
Gots: 208 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -9%

Jfowler05, Aug 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12%

Poppellian, Feb 05, 2013
Photo of JesseMurdock
4/5  rDev +12%

JesseMurdock, Sep 18, 2013
Photo of MikeyC37
1.25/5  rDev -65%

MikeyC37, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of MarkDeming
3.75/5  rDev +5%

MarkDeming, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of bgjohnston
3.85/5  rDev +7.8%

Pours a clear dark amber with an off-white head that quickly dies down to a light foam on top. I get a slight pine aroma off the top of the glass. Taste is as expected: starts off mildly sweet, then progresses to a citrus and pine bite, finishing slightly bitter. Overall, this seems like a light, drinkable beer, good on days when you aren't looking for the next big thing. It may be my next go-to choice when having a large number of people over.

bgjohnston, Nov 09, 2010
Photo of Gabbyaboutipa
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Gabbyaboutipa, May 28, 2012
Photo of gaffm
3.75/5  rDev +5%

gaffm, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of jmarklan
3.9/5  rDev +9.2%

Pours a dark copper/ amber with a dense head. Excellent lacing and retention.

smells of herbal and peppery hops, slight malt.

Tastes of herbal and earthy hops, slightly musky with a light touch of mint. Nice hop profile. A little caramel towards the end, a bit toasty.

Medium body, well carbonated, just right.

Overall: Not my favorite IPA, but certainly a fine beer. Great flavor and at 6% ABV it's a good session beer.

jmarklan, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of iMilky
4/5  rDev +12%

iMilky, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of PatM
3.5/5  rDev -2%

PatM, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of ryhn0
3/5  rDev -16%

ryhn0, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of whiplash3825
3.93/5  rDev +10.1%

Pours a very dark mahogany with a nice 3-finger frothy tan head.

Lots of piney hops in the nose, but also a good helping of dark caramalized malt. Nice balance!

Taste is about like the nose... hoppy at the start like your typical IPA, but with a nice malt backbone throughout. I like this maltier take on the IPA style.

Mouthfeel seems overly carbonated and thick for the style.

Overall an interesting take on an American IPA. Not really being much of a hophead, I like the more robust malts somewhat balancing the hops out.

whiplash3825, Aug 11, 2011
Photo of zhumphrey
3.5/5  rDev -2%

zhumphrey, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of fourplayed
4/5  rDev +12%

2 fnger off white head with some sparse lacing. Clear red tinged amber color.

Very mild smells of citrus and earth hops, some sweet malt notes, some grain.

Taste is more hops up front that are biting and earthy, the sweet notes, malts and grains are very much in the background.

Lite to Medium body, medium zesty carbonation, decent hop bite and dry finish with mild alcohol warmth.

This a good hoppy offering from SA. Good Job! Could have gotten higher rating with better malt, citrus and sweet note balance....but that's just a taste preference.

fourplayed, Dec 01, 2010
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1.25/5  rDev -65%

Will96, Sep 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16%

dowen17, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of rlshep
4.08/5  rDev +14.3%

Aroma: Light grapefruit, pine and orange. Mild alcohol.

Appearance: Off-white chunky head. Good lacing. Fire orange color. Very clear.

Flavor: High bitterness. Citrus and pine flavors comes through from aroma. A touch of dark caramel flavor.

Mouthfeel: Mouthfeel is really dry. Alcohol, noticeable but not hot.

Overall: A pretty good beer a little harsh from the high bitterness. Good aroma and flavor. One of the best Sam Adams beers I've had lately. Would definitely drink again.

rlshep, Feb 11, 2011
Photo of cousineddy
3.43/5  rDev -3.9%

Appearance: Deep amber, copper in color, two fingers of slightly lingering offwhite head, good lacing

Smell: Heavy citrus, hops, and florals. Offset nicely by a suble malty aroma.

Taste: Starts out malty, with a citrusy backnote. Finishes with hops and a slight metallic hint.

Mouthfeel: Not to fizzy, nice even texture.

Overall: This is my first foray into the IPA style. Im not sure if i am ready for a real hop monster, but this seems like a good place to start. It has enough maltiness to keep me from getting bitter beer face. I look forward to sampling for entries of this style in the future.

cousineddy, Jan 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

CoryK86, Oct 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

northbayrugger, Oct 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Bonifeks, Jan 19, 2014
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3.65/5  rDev +2.2%

One of a few beers stocked in my fridge over Christmas. Poured it into a pint glass and here we go -

Frankly, the appearance of this beer is excellent. Two-finger ivory colored head sits imperfectly on top of a fizzy, clear, mahogany body. Eventually it settles down and it sits on top of the beer throughout the drinking. Circular lacing. Really, the appearance is impressive; it's the beer's strongpoint.

Smells mostly piney with citrus rind. Taste's good. Piney, malty and fresh. A smooth brew.

A solid brew as expected. Very very drinkable. I'd be happy to drink this beer any day.

NardiByNature, Dec 26, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Swigit, Jun 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Aeroscorp, Jul 05, 2013
Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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