Latitude 48 IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Ratings: 421 | Reviews: 48 | Display Reviews Only:
4.08/5 rDev +14.9%
orange hue to it. Lots of visible carbonation streaming up from the bottom of the glass. Upon pour a nice, two inch plus head of off white,
notes of citrus as well as a piney sort of smell were both very evident from the beginning. However, there was more to it then that, in fact there was a nice malted back that made up the bulk of the aroma assault of piney like hops. Not extremely bitter, but rather mellow and smooth and just enough to get the ball rolling. A tremdous amount of malt then becomes apparent. Great earthen tones again, and a good use of roasted malts. Nice sweetness, some light candy like sweetness, but primarily a dark, balancing sweetness to it. Great dry finish,
11-15-2011 02:39:43 | More by mikesgroove
United Kingdom (Wales)
3.24/5 rDev -8.7%
2013 edition with mosaic hops
Beige head. Good retention with a lot of lace. Color is a clear golden orange.
Flavor profile is piney hops. Hop resiny juiciness. A fair amount of bready malts. A bit of grapefruit citrus. Pretty standard.
Mouthfeel: bitter and sticky.
Overall, an okay ipa, but nothing standing out here. Decent.
10-15-2013 00:52:59 | More by mothman
3.38/5 rDev -4.8%
Big off white head slowly settles into a nice lacing above a clear copper colored beer.
A light aroma of citrus hops blended with with a light caramel aroma.
Nice citrus hops bite in the taste of this beer, and after the initial hops passes there is a slight maltiness that seems to mix quite well.
A dry aftertaste that bring with it a slight bit of hops and malts with this medium bodied IPA.
A decent enough IPA seems to be better now then when they first released it, either that or the field has got watered down out there.
09-05-2012 00:44:18 | More by LXIXME
3.53/5 rDev -0.6%
Poured from a bottle in a mixed 12 pack into a tumbler pint. I was excited to still see it available. Clear, vibrant, caramel coloring with a thin, filmy, clingy, white head. Aromas of resiny, wet hops and rich, sweet caramel and toffee. Flavors are sharp and bitter initially, with rich, wet hops shining through, balanced with a sweet, roasty toffee backbone. Rich and bitter balanced aftertaste with a rich, slick finish. Tasty.
10-20-2012 16:47:10 | More by GarthDanielson
3.73/5 rDev +5.1%
Aroma is as much malty as it is hoppy, and has an overtone of honey-sweet apple. It pours a dark, slightly hazy coppery amber with a thick, fluffy and persistent pale tan head. Flavor has firm hoppy and malty notes with an undertone of caramel and subtle bitter and apple notes, plus just a touch of sweetness that balances the hop bitterness. Tasty! Firm, lively texture has a decent amount of fizz and leaves a hoppy, fruity, slightly malty finish.
02-18-2012 20:12:15 | More by Cyberkedi
3.4/5 rDev -4.2%
interesting mix of German, English and American hops. I had all the single hop deconstructed versions so now time for the version with them all in it.
Aroma leans floral with also some pine....
Taste is oily hop juice..earthy with a piney bitterness on the finish...malt lends light caramel.
Overall it does not turn out nearly as good as I was hoping for as I like all the hops included in this version. It's fine...definitely floral and fresh with a bit of cutting bitterness on the finish..the more I drink the more the bitterness on the finish flexes...
07-04-2014 21:54:45 | More by ZAP
4.05/5 rDev +14.1%
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.
09-16-2011 22:44:16 | More by RoyalT
Latitude 48 IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 421 ratings.