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

Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPASamuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA

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BA SCORE
81
good

2,835 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 2835
Reviews: 990
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.25%


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:
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godlessape

Georgia

4.24/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank this one out of a pint glass. The body possess a radiant brassy, whiskey, sunburst color to it, topped off with a creamy head that never leaves.

The aroma is thick with caramel, and if you try hard you can also pick up some grapefruit in there as well.


The taste here is shooting me to the moon. I'm picking up apricot, pear, tobacco, maybe a little lemon and some toasted bread. This is not a bitter-bomb IPA at all, but a well balanced work of art. All the flavors you would want in a pale ale are present, along with a gentley wicked hop kick on the tail-end.

The mouthfeel is light and smooth with little carbonation.

Overall this is a fantastic beer. Much better now that they've tweaked it with some Mosaic hops. This beer could be paired with just about anything but I had it with some jerk chicken tonight and it worked out great.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2013 01:28:29 | More by godlessape
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: It has a nice clear golden/orange color to it. It has a nice beige head that dies down moderately and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of pine, citrus, sweet caramelly malts and some bready notes.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some piney hops, a touch of citrus, some sweet caramelly malts, some breadiness and a touch of spiciness.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2013 21:04:44 | More by SebD
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

3.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA has a clear and lustrous caramel colour and is topped with a styrofoam-like head that leaves a great scatter-plot lacing. It's clear, it has a lovely auburn gloss and an active stream of bubbles. All in all, it looks pretty outstanding.

With a selection of hops that spans the lupulin as well as literal globe, it's no surprise that the aroma offers a confusing array of hop notes, ranging from wet leaves to cedar wood to citrus to jalapeno spice to fresh glass clippings. These pungent herb-and-fruit accented notes blend beautifully into the bready, toffee malts. Yet it's not exactly luring.

I'm accustomed to tasting pine and spruce notes in IPAs but this is, if not the first, certainly the most impressionable uncovering of cedar. The air of cedar is distinct and striking once noted, though it's reasonable that it might just blend in to the beer's general earthy, herbal, 'wet forest' kind of profile. It would have quite the punch if not for such sweet, toasty malts.

Whether it's this mysterious new Mosaic hop or the Hallertau Mittelfrueh, East Kent Goldings, Zeus, Simcoe or Ahtanum, the beer has leaves and grass, earthiness, jalapeno spice and tree resin, but it isn't overly citric or oily. The lack of sharp citrus (the fruitiness is mostly apricot and sweet pineapple) and saturated herbalness make it quite mild for an IPA.

The only thing fewer than serviceable offerings I've had from Samuel Adams (not all, but the majority) has been exciting ones (truthfully only one, Utopia). But Latitude 48 IPA - though not all that sensational, especially for an IPA - is an interesting and, frankly, complicated offering whose merit I overlooked the first few bottles 'round. Glad I bought six.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 03:42:27 | More by biegaman
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drmystery

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

this beer is a oange/cooper color-average for an IPA.

the smell kind of hits you when you first open the bottle-metallic (in a good way...believe me) and bitter hops hit you right away.

taste is about 90% hops and 10% malt, to me, its mainly grassy and a little bit of muted grapefruit which intensifies on the aftertaste. very pleasant and what one would expect from an IPA.

mouthfeel is not too bubbly and not to smooth..slightly above average for IPA.

overall, im really pleased with this beer, sam adams is one of my favorite breweries and make good diverse styles of beer. it may not be a stone ruination ipa or dogfish head 120 minute ipa but its a good solid ipa that id drink again, a good IPA thats not too snobby, but something a hopehead would like. think of it as a casual IPA ..not as extreme and palate destroying as stone ruination but still hoppy and flavorful.

worth a try!

as always...still miles ahead of that yellow fizzy stuff made in saint louis

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 01:52:30 | More by drmystery
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jmutoml757

Virginia

2.8/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A- It pours a dark amber, almost brown, color. A one finger head that dissipated quickly presented itself, and there were moderate carbonation bubbles. There was moderate lacing left throughout the glass.
S- Very hoppy scent. a hint of berry, perhaps strawberry, comes through.
T- Nothing stands out other than the lack of anything standing out. The heavy hops appear at first but fade quickly into a metalic taste that might be present in a can of Miller Lite. The scent of berry does not materialize on the tongue.
M- An overwhelming metalic aftertaste almost ruins this beer.
O- This beer comes on nicely at first; its look, smell, and first taste smack of a nice IPA. In fact, I had to go back and lower my first scores. I just could not get past the metalic feel and aftertaste, and the fact that no prominent flavors stood out was disappointing. Nice try by Samuel Adams; someone not familiar with very tasty IPAs might be fooled into thinking this is the real thing.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2013 00:32:59 | More by jmutoml757
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MadScientist

New York

3.55/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: It pours a light copper with good clarity and a finger of rocky off-white head. The head has good retention and leave some lacing on the glass.

S: A confusion of a medium Old and New World hops aromas that is mostly citrus and earthy with some and floral notes. There is a moderate malt sweetness with some caramel and bready character. It has a light bit of ale esters mixed with a low alcohol aroma.

T: The hops blend is interesting with medium-strong flavors that are again citrusy and earthy with some spice and floral highlights. There is medium caramel and honey malt sweetness against slighty more hops bitterness making for a balanced] that is modestly bitter. There is a light fruitiness from the ale yeast and a light alcohol in the background.

M: A medium bodied beer with a moderate amount of cabonation. There is slight prickle on the palate and a low warmth.

O: If you're a fan of English IPAs you probably be pleased as this is a reserved American IPA that still has brings a good amount of hops just not as much as I'd like for the style. That being said I do like the hops flavor it's just that I want more flavor, bitterness and aroma in my IPA but this could be the basis for an impressive beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2013 22:51:23 | More by MadScientist
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DMXLOX22

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a single of this beer from my local establishment as a quick grab-n-go. Let's see how this one shapes up.

Appearance: Pours a golden, butterscotch, amber red that reminds me of a late autumn bonfire. Settles quite nicely giving off a somewhat impressive half-inch of white, somewhat foamy head.

Smell: Gives off a somewhat tropical, fruitiness that is quite impressive. Then just as I expected, a slight rush of dark, roasted hoppy almost floral scent and doesn't give off much of a pale ale.

Taste: Upon further exploration into the taste, I can defiently taste a nice flavor of dark, roasted malts and a medicore taste of possible floral hops. Something else lingers, which is possibly a grapefruit, almost nutty-like taste. Finishes with a slight wood-like taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation and moderate body. Finishes slightly dry, not bad at all. Quite easy to drink. Beware of it's smoothness.

Overall: Upon first sips, this beer was not a bad IPA to begin with. As the concoction went down, it was a bit impressive from else of what I heard. The overall texture was quite good, but missing something. Seemed too light for my reckoning. The well-balance of sweet and bitterness wasn't exactly there. I may try again in the future, but not in the near future. I would recommend to a friend (my girlfriend already enjoyed it after my offering a sample) and who knows if some time was given to improve, but nothing major. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2013 00:55:38 | More by DMXLOX22
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.76/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a clear copper colour finger of head with some retention and no real lacing.

S - Nose is dominated by bitter citrus rind and cedar sprigs, musty caramel and burnt sugar.

T - Sweet citrus rind, earthy cedar hop notes, nicely balanced with sweet caramel malt notes and a bitter citrus finish.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and a touch of dryness.

O - A tasty IPA, solid hop presence and nicely balanced. Easily sessioned and well worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 19:11:26 | More by andrenaline
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.64/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Having a 12 oz bottle at Joe's in Peabody, MA. Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a small head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a copper color with good clarity and bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Caramel and bready malts all followed by some light citrus hops. Nothing really exciting.

Taste: Same as above with some lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Creamy smooth, medium carbonation, medium bodied, and some tingly bitterness.

Overall: Pretty nice IPA, but the abundance of hops makes the flavor profile hard to figure out.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2013 23:22:48 | More by Flounder57
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StoutHunter

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I picked up a bottle of Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA in their Hopology pack last week for $14.99 at Meijers. I think I have had this beer before and I was pretty sure I had reviewed it, but since I haven't I thought I should sit down with it and give it a proper review, so lets see how it goes. It was notched June as the best by date. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A- The label is ok, it's pretty typical for Samuel Adams and it isn't eye catching. It poured a dark golden color that was on the border of being amber colored and it took on a nice amber hue when held to the light with two fingers worth of fluffy white head that died down to a thick ring that stayed till the end and left some nice rings of lacing behind. This is a pretty good looking beer, it had a nice color and nice head, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness followed by loads of hops that impart a nice piney and citrus hops aroma with the citrus hops seeming to stick out the most and imparting some nice grapefruit and pineapple like aromas. Up next comes a medium earthy aroma followed by a light amount of caramel malts that impart a light bready aroma. This beer had a pretty good aroma, it was heavy on the hops and the piney and citrus hop aromas worked very nicely with this beer.

T- The taste seems to be fairly similar to the aroma and it starts off with a lower amount of medium sweetness followed by some piney, earthy, and citrus hops that show up pretty evenly with the citrus and earthy aspect sticking out a little more. Up next comes the caramel malts that imparts some grainy and bread like flavors, but the malts could stick out just a little more. On the finish there;s a higher amount of medium bitterness that is just slightly more bitter than I would like with an earthy hop and grainy aftertaste. This was a nice tasting American IPA, but I wish the citrus hops just showed up a little more with just a little less bitterness.

M- Fairly smooth, a little refreshing, medium bodied, with a slightly higher amount of medium carbonation that worked well with this beer. The mouthfeel was good, it was just what I expect from an American IPA and I don't have any complaints.

All in all I thought that this was a good beer and a solid example of the style, there wasn't any aspect that was out of place for this style and it had fairly good balance to it, everything was pretty much what I would expect from a solid American IPA. This beer had ok drinkability, it was smooth and the flavors held my attention, but it's a little too bitter to drink a lot of so I think two of these would be my limit, but it seems like this would be a nice and refreshing American IPA to have during the summertime. What I liked the most about this beer was the appearance and aroma, they were both pretty good and they were the highlights of this beer. What I liked the least about this beer was that the citrus hops didn't carry over as much as they did in the aroma, but other than that there wasn't anything that I disliked about this beer. I would by a six pack of this beer on it's own when I'm in the mood for a solid American IPA and I would recommend this to anyone that likes American IPA's. All in all I was pretty happy with this beer and I thought that it was an all around solid American IPA that was surprisingly refreshing. I'll have to keep this beer in mind when I'm in the mood for an American IPA this summer, good job guys and this one solid and enjoyable American IPA.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2013 04:39:42 | More by StoutHunter
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Bierwolf

Missouri

3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear amber with about 2 fingers worth of off white foam. Very nice carbonation.

Smell: Pine, citrus, hops. Slightly pungent hop aroma.

Taste: Pine, citrus grass, hops.

Mouth Feel: Smooth medium bodied feel. Carbonation bite.

Overall: A little different American IPA for me anyway. Nicely bitter but not overdone. Kind of sweetly bitter. Different but well done.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2013 17:50:44 | More by Bierwolf
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mattcrill

Ohio

2.83/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aroma: Light caramel malt nose, mild earthy hop notes, pretty unremarkable. Just a hint of lemon zest as it warms.

Appearance: Clear amber pour with a mousse-like white cap. Head retention is good. Appears still in the glass.

Flavor: Earthy hop bitterness up front, bread crust and light orange note in the middle, and a little bit of a peppery aftertaste. Balance is nearly even with the earthy bitterness winning the day. Finish is clean and dry. No real aftertaste to speak of.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. No astringency or creaminess.

Overall impression: Meh. I'm not sure I'd even give this to a noob b/c I don't think it does anything to showcase the beauty of what a good American IPA can be. Not really sure the brewer's intent on this one. Kind of tastes like an Americanized Special Bitter. Won't try again.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 20:02:52 | More by mattcrill
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

2.93/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A: Pours a dark copper color with good clarity. The head is a nice-looking two finger offwhite shade. While it fades rather quickly, it does leave nice splotches of lacing down the side of the glass.

S: Fairly typical for a middle-of-the-road IPA. Caramel malts counteract the earthy hops. This one seems to be pretty pine forward - normally not my cup of tea - in its aroma. I'm a bit disappointed that the German hops used aren't more prevalent here.

T: Put simply, it's mellow and inoffensive to a fault. Slight caramel malts to start give way to a slightly piny/earthy finish with a slight grassy linger. There's absolutely nothing wrong with this one, just that's it's devoid of bold flavor or interesting characteristics.

M: The somewhat thick, creamy body and weak carbonation overwhelms the lack of strong taste provided on the palate. Nonetheless, it's quite easy to drink on the grounds of 'there just isn't much to it'.

O: This is an IPA with training wheels. It won't offend any senses...but neither will it impress them. Hard to return to this one when there are so many excellent IPAs on the shelves.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2013 22:11:12 | More by ThisWangsChung
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SolipsismalCat

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Clear copper with two-finger, off-white, fizzy, creamy head that lasted several minutes and left a nice film. Great lacing.

S: Citrus and grass.

T: Light to moderate sweetness and moderate bitterness. Malt and mild citrus hops. Not much flavor.

M: Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Smooth and refreshing.

O: Very drinkable beer but the taste was a bit of a let down.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2013 23:43:43 | More by SolipsismalCat
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croixian1

Florida

2.49/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Not really worthy of a lengthy review, so I'll just say this: It's an okay beer as a standby. Can taste and smell the hops, but really lacks that deep, rich, herby/bitter-sweetness and 'bite' of top quality hops. Not the worst IPA I've ever had, but from from the best.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2013 20:47:03 | More by croixian1
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teromous

Virginia

3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark bronze, nearly brown body with an extremely fluffy white head. The beer is amazingly transparent and leaves a lot of lacing on the glass. Every drink provides a ring all the way around. It looks perfect.

S: Slightly metallic scent, a bit earthy or woody. Not like oak but like wet moss and bark. Not a whole lot more on the nose. Overall pretty unimpressive.

T: Lots of resinous flavor, including some pine in the middle and back of the mouth. A bit catty but not overwhelmingly so. Some lite spruce notes. There's a bit of a toasty flavor, like rustic bread. The flavor is very nice. It leans more towards the earthy flavors. There's a nice underlying bitterness as well.

M: The beer is very easy to drink. It is quite refreshing, albeit medium bodied. It's more of a wet beer. The bitterness is very welcoming to the palate; very mild but just enough presence.

O: Overall I thought the beer was really tasty. It lacked some hop flavors that I enjoy out of AIPA's, mainly fresh hop flavor, citrus, and dankness, but the beer had a very pleasant bitterness. It is extremely easy to drink, and I think hop lovers will enjoy this beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 15:47:45 | More by teromous
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FlatRabbitRed

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A different take from the Nobile Pils, more cowbell! And more cowbell ye shall have .... Sam Adams does not do any 80 IBU or larger beers, probably because they try not to alter anybody pallet .... however, they did jack this one a bit!

Hoppy, zippity do da kind of notes!

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 15:31:52 | More by FlatRabbitRed
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Jadjunk

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

"A unique IPA brewed with a carefully selected blend of hops from top German, English and American growing regions, all located close to the 48th latitude within the "hop belt" of the Northern Hemisphere. The intense hop character is balanced by a slight sweetness and full body from the malt blend. Cheers!" Latitude 48 IPA is brewed in the style of an American IPA. While this beer has recently undergone a recipe change to utilize the new Mosaic hop blend, this review is from the previous recipe which has either been temporarily or permanently replaced. I got this in the harvest collection 2012 variety pack. Date on the bottle is mid-December 2012.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to my Samuel Adams pint glass. Served above 47º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a golden-white creamy head, mildly fizzy over a transparent, copper-orange body with medium carbonation, a tad darker than average for the style. Retention is above average and lacing is thin and stringy. Not a bad appearance. 4

(Smell) Aroma consists of faint floral and earthy hops and a mildly roasted caramel malt base with a pinch of toffee sweetness, none out of the ordinary for Samuel Adams. Not by any means an intense hop aroma by IPA standards, the balance is slightly sweet. Less intrusive hop varietals suggests that this is a casual-drinking beer with some slightly bread-and-butter malt and yeast notes mildly reminiscent of a traditional English Pale Ale. Potency is low. Not bad, but not particularly exciting. 3.25

(Taste) The flavor is even more malt-heavy than the aroma predicted, with caramel candy and toffee malt sweetness, a mild buttery yeast character and a faint, earthy hop note on the finish. Hops are a tad shallow in flavor, although the balance demonstrates that there is some mild bitterness to be had in this beer. The hop varieties are earthy and european in origin, no bright citrusy or piney American varietals to be had in the flavor here. This IPA is enjoyable, although not a masterpiece standing amongst the highly-saturated IPA market, it goes for drinkability and session ability, which is harder to find in an IPA. A hop-lover could easily knock back a few of these without grinding down the palate. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) Sweet, slick caramel with a mild carbonation presence, some chewiness and a medium-dry resiny hop finish. Body is medium for an IPA and medium overall. The carbonation is appropriate for a traditionally European-styled IPA. Against the earthy, resiny hop profile and the sweet malty backbone, the textures are suitable for this beer recipe in particular. Finish is a little arid for drinkability's sake, but that makes for a minor complaint. 3.75

(Overall) Individuals looking for the ever-increasing hop bitterness blowout and bright vibrant citrus flavors of an American IPA might look elsewhere before settling on Latitude 48. The flavor profile of this beer is similar to more traditional British Pale ales, utilizing more earthy and resiny hop varietals than its American cousins, and focusing on a sweeter and bolder malt palate. Where is lacks in this appeal, it does manage to craft a very drinkable IPA, one that you could enjoy a few of in a single session without leaving a strong hop taste in your mouth. 3.5

Boston Beer Company's
Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA (Old Recipe)
3.5/5.00

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2013 20:57:00 | More by Jadjunk
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.13/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle. Part of the Samuel Adams Hop Tour 6 pack, and this is the third beer of the three, with the highest alcohol content. No bottled on date, poured to a Boulevard tulip.

A - Pours a deep ruby copper color. No head to speak of. Looks more like a red lager or something than it does an IPA. Scattered lacing.

S - Has a nice hop aroma, but it doesn't extend any further than that. No other complexities, just plain old simple hops. Does smell somewhat more earthy than a lot of IPA's, which is unique. Faint hint of distinct lime smell creeps out also, as the beer warms.

T - Again, just plain old simple hop taste. Slightly carbonated, but not so bad that it distracts you from the rest of what you're drinking. Roasted malts also present. Not a bad beer at all, but not much different than the other beers in the Samuel Adams Hop Tour 6 pack. However, this is clearly the most complex beer of the bunch, and probably the best.

M - The mouth feel is thicker than it usually is on Samuel Adams beers. Light, lively hops linger around for a bit, which is nice.

Overall, I would drink it again, but I wouldn't try to seek it out when there are better, more complex, more intense IPA's to be had. I would definitely say this is one of the better IPA outings from Samuel Adams.

Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA ---3/5.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2013 00:47:09 | More by mfnmbvp
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TheMarkE

California

3.64/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Amber color, with decent foam and lacing.

Smell: Bready malts, citrus, pine, herbs.

Taste: Pine, citrus, malts, white pepper.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and creamy. Mild but lasting hop bitterness in the aftertaste without being a tongue wrecker.

The Verdict: I like it. This new version of Latitude is brewed with mosaic hops which gives it some complexity while remaining fairly tame for an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2013 20:59:21 | More by TheMarkE
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hardy008

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes.

Pours clear amber with a foamy white head with decent retention and lacing. Smells and tastes like citrus, pine, and biscuit malt. Is bitter. Medium bodied with average carbonation. A decent average beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2013 00:20:19 | More by hardy008
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Mojo

Alabama

3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle -> Samuel Adams perfect pint glass

This beer pours up a deep clear amber with a one finger white head, good retention, and decent lacing. Smell is pine, resin, biscuit, and citrus (mostly oranges). Taste is kind of mild for an IPA but not bad either. It is malty upfront well balanced with the finishing hops. Mouthfeel is not thick or thin but about right with some good carbonation. This is a decent IPA even though it is less assertive than many of them out there. I'd drink more of these.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 04:02:45 | More by Mojo
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GiantMidget

Pennsylvania

1.83/5  rDev -48.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Bought in a variety IPA pack at Wegmans trying out some different ones I haven't had yet.

I figured I would give it a shot.

I was highly disappointed, to say the least.

Drank straight out of the bottle so no real appearance outside of the basic typical golden that I could see in the swigs I took.

Maybe I just got a bad one, but this was awful.
The smell was of a lager or regular American ale.

It tasted as if they just added some hops in the brewing process to a normal Sam Adams Boston Ale or Lager. It was nothing I would EVER want to drink again.
Between the lack of any IPA characteristics that I could trace, not even the citrus or hops "bite" that I could find...it was bad.

Again, maybe I got a bad one, but unless someone gave it to me I wouldn't spend a dime on it.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2012 02:14:36 | More by GiantMidget
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wgk

Wisconsin

3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a nice IPA if the price is right. Anyone looking at buying this at $15 a six pack is going to be disappointed though. It is often just a bit above half that in my haunts. For a larger brewer it is respectable and well worthy of a try if the alternatives are slim. You can tell it is an IPA that has been put together by someone who knows what he is doing but paying attention to the budget just the same.

Close, perhaps, to the Sierra Nevada Torpedo...maybe better stated as competitive with...I like the SN just a bit better based on the hops, I think, in this price range. Very enjoyable, Latitude beats LOTS of others in this price range.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2012 17:26:15 | More by wgk
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nUgZ

North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear copper color with a 1 finger head and nice lacing.

S: Fairly laid back smell for an IPA. Some citrus hops along with some mild malts.

T: Grassy and bread flavors balanced with some malts and a touch of alcohol.

M: Medium bodied with good carbonation.

O: It's much more subdued and balanced than most IPA's I drink. It's not a bad thing, just not what I prefer. I guess they wanted a more acceptable beer for the masses.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2012 23:37:16 | More by nUgZ
Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 2,835 ratings.