Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.7/5 rDev +3.6%
Out of a bottle this beer was a rich amber color with a nice head of foam that unfortunately did not retain well and left only a little lacing. The aroma was of pale malt and some biscuity malt along with citrusy hops that slanted towards grapefruit. The flavors were nice especially for Sam Adams, a macro-micro producer. I tasted bitter, piney hops along with the grapefruit notes with a caramel malt background and a clean finish. Simple but effective. The mouthfeel was pleasant, the body medium and the carbonation good.
01-22-2012 22:55:18 | More by thekevlarkid
4.05/5 rDev +13.4%
A: Pours a clear, dark copper with a thick, fluffy beige head that leaves a sticky trail of lace down the sides of the glass.
S: Aromas of biscuits, grapefruit, lemon, and bitter orange are present on the nose.
T: Notes of biscuits, lemon, grapefruit, bitter orange, lemongrass, pine, spruce, and kumquats fill the mouth. The finish is long and bitter with citrus and herb notes underscored by biscuit flavors.
M: This ale is medium-bodied, firm, and dry. Carbonation is very spritzy. This is surprisingly drinkable.
O: This is one of the best of the more recent Samuel Adams offerings. I love the fact that the guys at the Boston Beer Company have produced a big, hoppy American IPA and have placed it within the reach of mainstream drinkers.
01-19-2012 00:30:36 | More by mrfrancis
3.55/5 rDev -0.6%
appearance - transparent copper/orange, minor retention and lacing
smell - sweetness and some floral notes
taste - balanced ipa with distinct pine and floral hops
mouthfeel - medium body, strong carbonation, slick
overall - this one was a month past it's best by date, so hard to say if it's reflective of the beer overall. that being said, balanced and overall pretty good. would like to taste more hop nectar but it'll do the trick.
01-18-2012 04:58:48 | More by djbreezy
3.73/5 rDev +4.5%
A: Pours a bronze caramel color and solid single finger sized head.
S: Citrus-y floral notes. Some hops, but not an overwhelming scent.
T: Goes like this-> BAM malts BAM hops BAM ...water. Then strains of caramel linger on the tongue.
M: Very textured and carbonated. Not something you would want to slug down all night.
O: One of those where the second bottle is legaues better than the first for whatever reason. Not bad though, if I had my choice of any Sam Adams brew (that I have tried) it'd probably be this one.
01-16-2012 03:15:15 | More by slassy
3.58/5 rDev +0.3%
Best by March, today is Jan 15. Solid regularly available IPA. Nothing that will make you say "wow" but good beer at a good value. ($7.99 sixer)
A - rich dark copper, solid eggshell head and good head retention
S - Caramel malt, some floral citrus and breadiness.
T - Much the same as the nose. Malty upfront reminding me this is east coast, then the citrus comes in, finishing dry and sweet at the same time. Bitterness is great actually. Caramel malts are showcased just above the hops. Not my style but not bad.
M - Creamy upfront, then finished dry and bitter. Would be easy to put down two of these but then I'd be looking to go onto something else.
O - I wish this one was a little less malty sweet. About on par with what I expected. Just a good IPA, nothing more, nothing less.
01-16-2012 02:52:13 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 3,107 ratings.