Latitude 48 IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by RoyalT:
4.05/5 rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance – This beer is absolutely gorgeous. The body is a dark, orangish-brown and murky with lots of carbonation and had a bountiful, brownish-white head that was full without exploding and pitted well on top of the liquid leaving some awesome, shaving cream foam around the edges of my pint glass. You could stand a quarter on this head, which I’ve only rarely seen and then usually with big, malty Belgians.
Smell – The dry hopping is evident here as is the use of British bitter-type hops. I would have liked to have seen a bit more complexity with all of the different hops used but the aroma is pleasing enough. I get a light grainy biscuit as well but this is definitely hop-dominated.
Taste – The hops pull back just a tad at the taste but are still big and lead the way. The promised Simcoe was hard to find and the heavy malts, evidenced in the ale’s color, fought like made just to get half a face in the pic. Sweetish notes came out a bit more on the tongue than the nose but otherwise this is quite a bitter brew.
Mouthfeel – This medium-bodied IPA hybrid is slick and slightly sweet but is ruled by a bitter streak. Carbonation is appropriately light.
Drinkability – This is a powerful AIPA and not to be sessioned. It will garnish the respect of any hophead and will be thoroughly enjoyable by the beer-drinking enthusiast.
Serving type: bottle
09-16-2011 22:44:16 | More by RoyalT
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4.11/5 rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a DFH IPA glass. The culmination of the entire deconstruction series.
A: Golden clear, with a fine white head and gentle effervescence.
S: Herbal and citrusy. Quite pleasant and aromatic. Herbaceaousness takes the day.
T: Maybe it's the priming of the previous five (half) beers, but this is exceptionally complex and definitely delicious. Almost perfectly balanced between hoppy and fruity; sweet and bitter. Fruit takes the day on the endtaste. Aftertaste is clean and pleasant.
M: Rich and pleasant.
O: Great IPA. Highly recommended. Would drink again.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 05:21:03 | More by AgentMunky
Latitude 48 IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 389 ratings.