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

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3,334 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,334
Reviews: 1,012
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 14.04%
Wants: 27
Gots: 318 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: JoeyBeerBelly on 04-02-2010

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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2.76/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is an IPA that is great to drink during the holidays. It doesn't have the harsh bitterness that some IPAs do, but it has the full hop flavor and full body of a traditional IPA.

It has more malt than hop flavor overall, but it's nice and refreshing.

This is especially good to drink with a nice big meal or a dessert.

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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2.7/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Let me tell you - I live at or about latitude 48 and it is a special zone. Crop circles appear in our latitude because the aliens are warning us that, due to the arrangement of the Van Allen Belt, this area will be safe for the coming solar Killshot. Don't say you weren't warned.

That being said, Samuel Adams Latitude 48 does not do us justice. Overwhelming taste of cheap perfume, and the next day I felt like I had swallowed a golf ball. This isn't the first time I've been burned by a Sammie other than the original Boston lager. Whenever the brewery gets tricky, the results are sub-standard.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.98/5  rDev +11.8%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 3,334 ratings.