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Latitude 48 IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Latitude  48 IPALatitude  48 IPA

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BA SCORE
80
good

477 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 477
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 14.16%
Wants: 2
Gots: 47 | 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: Hopfenpeter on 09-09-2011)
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3.32/5  rDev -5.9%

chillwave22, Yesterday at 07:50 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

StArnoldFan, Tuesday at 10:19 PM
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

aklude, Tuesday at 08:58 PM
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2/5  rDev -43.3%

cuvtcuv, Monday at 04:23 AM
Photo of HoppyBastard
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, "best by" date October 2014.

APPEARANCE: pours a clear amber color with one finger off-white head that slowly dissipated until a thin layer of bubbles remained, significant lacing on the glass and slightly higher than average carbonation.

SMELL: sweet caramel, bread a little pepper and some pine.

TASTE: this is not the hoppiest of IPA's, more balanced toward the malt end of the spectrum than most of this style, initially sweet caramel then a mild piney hop profile, it reminded me of an English ale more than an American IPA.

PALATE: medium body and carbonation.

OVERALL: this was a good beer but nothing special. I bought the deconstructed IPA 12 pack and liked the Simcoe, Mosaic and Hallertau Mittelfrueh single hop versions better. I salute Samuel Adams for coming up with the idea to do this. It was fun and educational. I learned something about my own hop preferences.

HoppyBastard, Oct 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

TGPrinos, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of mvanaskie13
3.66/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a new belgium chalice: color is dark copper, head is big, at least 1 inch thick and tan in color with a reddish hue.

Aroma is very pleasant: malt forward, flavors are toast, light biscuit and a solid caramel; hops are piney, earthy, bitter. lighter grapefruit.

Taste is also pleasant and malt forward: similar to the aroma the flavors are toast, biscuit, and caramel; hops are even more earthy and piney than the aroma presents. Nice flavor, definitely a malty ipa.

Mouthfeel is very good: clean bitterness, nice flavor and lingering presence.

Overall, very malty ipa with a lean towards caramel and bitterness in aroma and flavor.

mvanaskie13, Oct 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15%

jgido759, Oct 07, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev +8.8%

ovaltine, Oct 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Devil_Doc, Oct 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

WallstreetB, Oct 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

mds1101, Oct 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

notSweeney, Oct 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

beerded_drunk, Sep 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Los1324, Sep 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

buzzy, Sep 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

ZombiesAteMyDog, Sep 26, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -3.7%

maxcoinage, Sep 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15%

DerekCarruth, Sep 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

qcghost, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of SitkaSteve
3.83/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I had this in a pint glass many times.
Today, once again I had it in a pint glass.
The appearance was a hazy golden burnt orange color with a one and a half finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some nice speckled spider web lacing sticking and then sliding into the beer.
The smell had a sharp bittersweet citrus arranging itself into a nice crisp light piney - ness.
The taste offered a crisp bittersweet citrus and sharp pine and then as it warmed there was a decent caramel malt that combined nicely.
The mouthfeel was slightly harsh but good for the style and for me as it carried a nice crisp rolling outlay of delicious citrus over my palate.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good AIPA that makes a great budget beer.

SitkaSteve, Sep 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

TheRealtor, Sep 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

Mortarforker, Sep 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Brams17, Sep 19, 2014
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Latitude 48 IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
80 out of 100 based on 477 ratings.