Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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2.35/5 rDev -34.2%
Poured into a 12oz Pint Glass
Appearance - Pours a transparent Dark Amber/Crimson color with a spongy & foamy 3 finger head. Leaves behind a good amount of lacing
Smell - Typical citrus and grapefruit flavors you'd come to expect out of an IPA, but not in an overtly strong sort of sense. In fact, the smell is quite mild and not overpowering at all. The hops are also not very strong at all
Taste - Subtle piney hop flavors with a slight citrus/grapefruit flavor. There isn't really that much going on in regards to flavor, which is unusual for an IPA. It's not offensive in anyway but it's also not what I'd call good.
Mouthfeel - There's no carbonation to speak of at all; It's a fairly smooth beer in an almost creamy sense and it's easy to drink. Body is fairly light as well, which helps add to the drinkability
Overall - All in all, it's a fairly weak IPA in terms of taste. Sure it's a good starter IPA; It looks good and it's pretty easy to drink, but the flavor is fairly bland for an IPA. Hopheads should look elsewhere for a good IPA
11-20-2011 02:13:34 | More by NuclearDolphin
3.2/5 rDev -10.4%
This was a beer that I got in the brew masters collection. It has great amber color, with a good head. Lace it present throughout the enjoyment of the drink.
It is a beer that is not for novice drinkers. Nor is it a drink that is to drink solely by itself. To me it is a pairing type of beer. I had my first under the advice of eating spicy foods with it. It was wonderful. But me being the novice I am, I took the other bottle late that week and that I would enjoy it while sitting on the porch. Wrong. The bitterness of the hops and after taste was something to be almost undesirable.
Overall a good beer though.
11-19-2011 18:46:59 | More by mjfisher
3.68/5 rDev +3.1%
This looks like a nice beer, it topped off with a thick off white/tan head that’s bubbly with no lacing (the lacing appears only after it warms up) and last quite a while. The body itself is crystal clear and is a medium amber color: there’s mild carbonation. It smells like your typical IPA, strong hops dark and spicy fruits and not much else. It has a medium to light mouth feel. It filled with hop flavors, spices and is slightly bitter overall. This is a pretty good beer overall.
11-19-2011 16:43:03 | More by vickersspitfire
3.8/5 rDev +6.4%
Glassware: Kisatsky' Pub pint...
Appearance: thick, crunchy, serious white head--pumpkin-orange body with slow and steady effervescence--excellent lacing...
Aroma: perfumed fragrances--as expected, an IPA bouquet worthy of multiple wafts...
Palate: bright, punchy palate that is medium-bodied--fulfilling and filling....
Taste: an IPA through and through--enjoyably hoppy but light enough to have multiple drinks...
Overall: the detriment? I cannot taste the uniqueness of this IPA...a qualtiy, predictable beer whose recipe may subtly rearrange elements of other S.A. IPAs...I shouldn't complain, though--this is quality, after all...
11-19-2011 03:34:06 | More by dacrza1
Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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