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Latitude 48 IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Latitude  48 IPALatitude  48 IPA

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283 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 283
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.76%


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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(Beer added by: Hopfenpeter on 09-09-2011)
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Reviews by PorterLambic:
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PorterLambic

Florida

3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark orange-amber color with a 1" head of light tan. Decent retention. Drops to a clumpy, thick film with some pretty good lacing.
Smell is not all hops, there is balance. Hops is present, of course, though there is malt along with a green grape and caramel notes. Biggest problem here is the scent is weak, well balanced but hard to pick up.
Taste is hops first with lighter malt, citrus, evergreen and some woodiness. Decently balanced but not as well as the nose. A fairly complex IPA, though.
Mostly full-bodied, warming with a somewhat restrained carbonation, for the style at least. A drinkable beer that tries to let you know not to drink too fast. Only 6% ABV but feels like 8% in many ways. Better than the other way 'round.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2012 01:02:20 | More by PorterLambic
More User Reviews:
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GreesyFizeek

New York

3.28/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Bottle purchased at AJ's Beer Warehouse in Henrietta, NY.

Pours out a clear rusty amber. About a half inch head, with lots of lacing down the glass. It has that dark IPA look of something that has fallen off, unfortunately.

Smells include grassy hops, some black pepper, a little bit of grapefruit that is sadly faded.

The taste is similar. Some bitter grassiness, a bit of toasty bready malt, a little bit of caramel. No real citrus hop character, which seems to be noted in some of the reviews. Basically bitter with no supporting flavors.

Medium bodied, crisp mouthfeel, medium amount of carbonation.

Not one of the best IPAs I've ever had, by far. I'd like to try some of the deconstructed versions, but I'm not sure they'd be very good. I'd like to try this much fresher. It's a best by of May 2014, but I feel like (not sure) that they put their IPAs as a 6 month out best by date.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 23:41:11 | More by GreesyFizeek
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ChrisChagnon

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

04-19-2014 22:57:06 | More by ChrisChagnon
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ryho

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

04-18-2014 22:05:39 | More by ryho
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Banana420Kush

Ohio

4/5  rDev +11.4%

04-18-2014 04:25:11 | More by Banana420Kush
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AMCimpi

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

04-17-2014 17:08:10 | More by AMCimpi
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hmmmbeer10

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

04-17-2014 15:27:57 | More by hmmmbeer10
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

04-16-2014 19:00:48 | More by djrn2
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16.4%

04-16-2014 18:50:36 | More by waiting4lunch
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nitter

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

04-14-2014 23:05:46 | More by nitter
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justinp

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.4%

04-13-2014 18:18:24 | More by justinp
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PickwickHopz

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

04-13-2014 17:40:55 | More by PickwickHopz
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Noelito76

New York

4/5  rDev +11.4%

04-11-2014 19:11:28 | More by Noelito76
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

04-11-2014 00:43:13 | More by mpalestino
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jemarent

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

04-10-2014 04:56:11 | More by jemarent
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Furley80

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

04-09-2014 21:34:22 | More by Furley80
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Retroman40

Kentucky

3.64/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Poured a nice golden color with a decent head.

S - Hops dominate, particularly citrus.

T - Very citrus taste with decent enough malt in the background.

M - Very good carbonation level with a good dry finish.

O - This is a really nice beer, a little on the high alcohol side for a session, but if you like hops you should try this one.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2014 09:25:17 | More by Retroman40
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FiveByFive

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

04-09-2014 01:41:25 | More by FiveByFive
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victory4me

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

04-09-2014 01:39:42 | More by victory4me
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Yoopermk

Virginia

2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

04-09-2014 00:44:49 | More by Yoopermk
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LamboBrewpants

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

04-07-2014 03:16:31 | More by LamboBrewpants
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erjbeer

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

04-06-2014 22:41:49 | More by erjbeer
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weazle1334

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

04-06-2014 12:35:11 | More by weazle1334
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JPDOG

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

04-06-2014 11:11:10 | More by JPDOG
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WuBByG999

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

04-05-2014 18:03:22 | More by WuBByG999
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Latitude 48 IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 283 ratings.