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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

3,217 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 3,217
Reviews: 1,009
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.01%
Wants: 25
Gots: 235 | 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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4/5  rDev +12%

thomismydad, Feb 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16%

bkaj21, Feb 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

LJWalker, Feb 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

DSlim71, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of djbow
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Amber with a two finger tan head. Decent head retention and lacing that sticks to the glass.

S - Citrus, pine and a bit of sweet malt and caramel.

T - Citrus, caramel and malt are the dominant flavors. A bit of pine and some lingering malt come in at the finish. As the beer warms its flavor is amplified in a good way.

M - Smooth and refreshing. Medium bodied with a god amount of carbonation. The finish is dry and a bit of lingering hop bitterness linger in the after taste.

O - Latitude 48 is a well balanced starter IPA / session beer. This beer is well balanced and very approachable for non-hop heads. As a plus, this is a very affordable IPA and as such can fill the role of session beer without breaking the bank. I will drink this again.

djbow, Feb 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Danny1217, Feb 05, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -30%

Massbmx, Feb 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12%

McJeebie, Feb 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16%

jonathaniler, Feb 02, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -30%

jtnelson40, Feb 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12%

DoctorDog, Feb 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16%

brandon911, Feb 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

AndrewMichael, Feb 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12%

rtucker06, Jan 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

jtd335, Jan 31, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

slimntubbs, Jan 31, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16%

TastyIsBeer, Jan 31, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

TobinMitnick, Jan 30, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -30%

jfcaa193, Jan 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Goldfishman, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of stro26
3.3/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

to be a sam adams product i was suprised..

i really enjoy this beer.

Ive been looking for an IPA that wasnt 7+ % abv so i could drink a decent ammount of beers without getting really really buzzed.

at 6% this is good... also as an ipa lover i wish this was hoppier but for the price and flavor this is my daily drinker beer if I cant find somthing like two hearted ale or other very hoppy beers.

I would def. say it isnt bad and a perfect starter beer for someone who has never had an IPA.

could have been done alot better but ill accept it.

I would describe it as your very basic generic IPA

stro26, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of cousineddy
3.43/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Peyton5410, Jan 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16%

AndrewM90, Jan 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

stafford2, Jan 27, 2012
Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 3,217 ratings.