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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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3,355 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,355
Reviews: 1,017
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 14.04%
Wants: 28
Gots: 357 | 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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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A dark shade of amber, approaching copper. Head retention is good, and there's some very nice lace formation going on. A solid malt body hinted at by the color shows up on the nose with caramel/toffee notes. Hop aromatics are not as strong as one would like with an IPA, just an overall bright, floral character with a bit of pineapple from Simcoe hops.

The balance present in the aroma follows on the palate. While bitter, it doesn't quite have the level of perceived bitterness that the IPA style has evolved. A nice juicy caramel malt base with almost IPA-level hoppiness defines the flavor profile. Besides bitterness, which actually seems to be picking up the further into the glass I get, there's not much in the way of flavor contribution hop-wise. Maybe a slight minty-herbal quality and some grapefruit.

Interesting hop bill, but this doesn't have the aromatic power that defines a great IPA. The flavor is nicely balanced but lacking in complexity. This could make a pretty good gateway IPA.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served into a Sam Adams glass

A: Amber color, good carbonation, after a couple minutes head reduced to about half a pinky.

S: Grapefruit, hops, piney, light citrus

T: Pretty much follows the nose; grapefruit, hops, gives a nutty aftertaste once it hits the back of the throat, doesn't finish too bitter.

M: It has a smooth and dry finish. Leaves a bitter taste once you finish taking a sip.

O: It's a decent beer. The taste isn't bad but it's nothing special and it's nothing robust. I would've liked it if there was more flavor to it like some of the other IPA's out there.

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