Latitude 48 IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Ratings: 427 | Reviews: 48 | Display Reviews Only:
4.54/5 rDev +28.2%
This is a beautiful, copper colored IPA with a crisp, refreshing taste and a nice bitter bite. This is one of the smoother IPAs I have had and is very drinkable. The beer keeps a decent head and has a nice, fragrant aroma. I have been on a streak of IPAs of late and this is one I would like to have more of...
10-01-2013 01:36:59 | More by monorailred
4.47/5 rDev +26.3%
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a beer mug.
Appearance: Beer is a dark amber color with no visible carbonation. Head is frothy and dimples down beautifully. Sticky cobweb lacing as the head recedes.
Smell: Grapefruit and pine sap with a little bit of caramel maltiness. Hops are a real beauty here. Absolutely a great example of the style.
Taste/Mouthfeel: Beer is medium bodied with a very subtle carbonation. Taste is bitter and sweet; chewy malt is accented by some very floral hops. Mid sip, there's a caramel feeling, and the aftertaste is all hops. The hop oils coat the tongue and prime you for another sip.
Overall: One of the best damn IPAs I have had, American or otherwise. I'd like to see an Imperial IPA from these guys.
09-23-2011 02:56:56 | More by Lauthaha
4.38/5 rDev +23.7%
A - Pours a rich, deep amber, that shines dark orange in the light. Head boiled up to about a fingers worth, slow to fade, good retention.
S - Good lord! Smells exactly like the envy of every hop-oriented brew. The perfect, clean smell of hops up front, with mild malt sweetness hovering just below. You can detect a mild citrus zest, and a touch of floral aroma. Very balanced, very clean. My mouth buds are jealous of my nose.
T - Malt sweetness dominates for a half second, but as your mouth adapts, it is punched by a thorough burst of hops. The floral side of the hop character seems to be the winner, with the citrus notes trailing just behind the swallow. All in all, very balanced and surprisingly delicious. The bitterness of the hops fades quickly.
M - Standard IPA mouthfeel, enough thickness to give it heft and character, not so much that it requires chewing. Smooth drinking, with very subtle carbonation.
O - My experience with Sam Adams is that they generally have a terrible aftertaste with a lot of their most highly regarded beers. This particular beer surprised and delighted me. Not overpowering, but definitely flavorful and interesting. I would drink this again. Right now, in fact, I think I will. I would recommend this is a good starting point IPA for people who've just started exploring craft brews. The drawback is that, as far as I know, these are only available in sample pack releases now. Hopefully they'll bring it back full time.
10-29-2012 14:03:55 | More by BigBarley
4.35/5 rDev +22.9%
I was very pleasantly surprised by this one.
It poured very dark amber almost to the dark red side, much darker than I was anticipating. It had a two finger light tan head that seemed to last the entire time it took me to dink it. The lacing on the glass was clearly defined.
It had a very floral smell to it; you could clearly smell the hops right from the get go.
Very refreshing taste with a sight bitter finish and what I though was a light mouthfeel.
I would absolutely recommend this beer to friends and will most definitely be buying more of this one.
09-14-2011 23:20:25 | More by Hazer115
Latitude 48 IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
80 out of 100 based on 427 ratings.