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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

3,347 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 3,347
Reviews: 1,017
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 14.04%
Wants: 26
Gots: 340 | 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:
Beer added by: JoeyBeerBelly on 04-02-2010

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of acevenom
3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a glass mug. Pours clear golden copper with a tall, frothy biege head. I don't see a lot of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. I can see some collecting along the boundary with the head, but there aren't very many. There is decent head retention. Lacing is left along the side of the glass as the head retreats. There's a malty aroma accompanied by hops. The hops bring floral and citrus notes to the nose. It's a pleasant aroma. It's not exceptionally hoppy like a West Coast IPA, but the hop presence is definitely there. There are big malt flavors. There is a nice blend of bitter, pine, and citrus flavors from the hops. It's not as well balanced as some other IPAs because the bitterness does tend to dominate the other flavors a bit too much. However, it is still good. The body is medium and the carbonation is average. It's fairly easy to drink. Overall, this gets a B from me. It's not the best IPA I ever had, but I do think Samuel Adams is on the right track with this one.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.76/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a slightly hazy, golden amber with an off-white 2 finger head, good retention, and a fairly sticky lacing.

Smell - Faint aroma, mostly citrus. A touch of spice.

Taste - A lot of hop character, citrus, peppery spice, and floral notes. A bit of everything shines through, but citrus cuts through the most. Not too bitter. Hints at a cracker maltiness. Finishes not too far from where it starts.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium in body. Carbonation adds a decent bite.

Overall - One of Sam Adams better offerings. Though a lot of different hop flavors shine through, there's really no change from start to finish, leaving a bit of a one dimensional feel to the experience. In all though, a good IPA.

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1.5/5  rDev -57.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +33.4%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.97/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A solid IPA to be sure. It won't win flavor awards or puckering bitterness medals, but this is a nicely drinkable IPA.

Looks good, light amber/golden. Head is just a touch thin.

It focuses on the bright hops profiles, as i call them. Light citrus with some earth that's not quite earthy...more like grassy. Aroma gives away that this is an IPA and the citrus is noticeable. Somewhat sweet throughout, with that SA yeast poking through.

A summer IPA for me. In the colder months I want something bitter-er and stronger. This can well with a burger or braut

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 3,347 ratings.