Latitude 48 IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.76/5 rDev +6.2%
Bottle poured in to a Sam Adams glass ( what else?)
Red russet / dark amber with a faint, consistent carbonation. Thick two finger foam quickly settled into a nice white capped layer with decent lacings on the glass
Hops with a pine aroma
Clean hoppy bitterness as expected. Medium to medium heavy mouthfeel. Hoppy bitterness aftertaste on the back of my tongue.
In fairness to the label, I should have enjoyed this more than three months ago. Hoppy IPA beer brewed in an American IPA style. Enjoyable.
03-11-2013 02:09:02 | More by WunderLlama
4.09/5 rDev +15.5%
Stunned to see that I've never rated this beer, as the case I bought over 3 years ago has been very slowly enjoyed and tonight is my last bottle? Definitely no longer "fresh", the hops have faded, but still a decent beer and an indication of what a (relatively) big brewer can accomplish, if so inclined...
Still looks nice in a glass, amber with white peaks and enough carbonation to be fun to drink. The dried blood aroma of faded hops is solely due to their age (and poor care keeping) of this bottle, I well remember this beer packing a tropical aromatic punch. Likewise the taste is now malt-forward and many nuances are missing, but still an enjoyable portfolio despite being kept well beyond its date.
Not fond of the latitude moniker, but this continues to be an exceptionally well brewed beer. Thank-you, Sam Adams!
02-23-2013 05:08:30 | More by hopsolutely
3/5 rDev -15.3%
Appearance: Amber in color with medium transparency…Poured forming nice head, but that thinned after about a minute…some carbonation bubbles in the middle, but not too many…(3/5)
Smell: Classic IPA aroma…overall, pretty average…can definitely tell it’s a complex blend of hops, typical of sam adams…(3/5)
Taste: While there are multiple hop varieties in this, the flavor is very tame…nothing really stands out, though as a blend the taste is enjoyable…hoppy opening with slight bitter after taste…(3/5)
Mouthfeel: Average heaviness, average carbonation…does leave a hoppy aftertaste…(3/5)
Overall: Though I like the concept of drinking from multiple hops grown near the 48th degree latitude, this beer is pretty basic…there is little that would stand this beer out amongst the growing field of IPA in your local beer store…I’ve bought this in six pack a couple of times, but only when it’s on sale…good to try once, but certainly doesn’t stand out…(3/5)
01-06-2013 23:45:44 | More by SerialHiker
3.85/5 rDev +8.8%
A- Pours from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass; perfect tan color, big head, leading to lots of lacing
S- standard ipa aroma. nothing over-powering.
T- a good amount of hops. pepper, grapefruit? lingering bitterness.
M- creamy, very smooth, lightly carbonated.
12-26-2012 03:46:19 | More by cherotr
Latitude 48 IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
80 out of 100 based on 428 ratings.