1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Latitude 48 IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Not Rated.
Latitude  48 IPALatitude  48 IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
81
good

396 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 396
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.08%
Wants: 1
Gots: 33 | FT: 0
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Hopfenpeter on 09-09-2011)
View: Beers (129) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 396 | Reviews: 48 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of BigBarley
BigBarley

Texas

4.38/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2012 14:03:55 | More by BigBarley
Photo of mkennedy119
mkennedy119

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

10-27-2012 04:48:07 | More by mkennedy119
Photo of hollywood_15063
hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

10-22-2012 01:35:10 | More by hollywood_15063
Photo of GarthDanielson
GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2012 16:47:10 | More by GarthDanielson
Photo of bzach
bzach

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

10-16-2012 05:44:06 | More by bzach
Photo of Twifiter
Twifiter

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

10-15-2012 20:25:14 | More by Twifiter
Photo of blazinworm
blazinworm

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

10-14-2012 02:07:30 | More by blazinworm
Photo of ruckus232
ruckus232

Illinois

4/5  rDev +12.7%

10-13-2012 00:51:29 | More by ruckus232
Photo of atr2605
atr2605

New York

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-pours a light amber with an off white head with good retention
S-citrus, malt background
T-pine bitterness with hint of citrus in the background. Low malt profile keeping focus on the hops
M-medium bodied
O-pretty decent IPA. Has a good balance while still keeping it hop forward. Wouldn't seek it out but would drink it if it was available

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2012 22:49:05 | More by atr2605
Photo of burnstar
burnstar

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light copper with a big and very persistent head. Great lacing. Smell is very nice citrusy hops. Lemon peel. Could be a little more intense though. Taste is bitter and citrusy hops throughout. A bit of sweet malt in the background. Bitter hoppy aftertaste. Nice. Mouthfeel is somewhat light and watery. It's nice to see Sam Adams doing an IPA. Overall this is a good, if somewhat typical IPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2012 21:45:23 | More by burnstar
Photo of squeakmeister
squeakmeister

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

09-29-2012 10:55:59 | More by squeakmeister
Photo of kobeer
kobeer

Texas

3/5  rDev -15.5%

09-26-2012 12:43:21 | More by kobeer
Photo of PatGreer
PatGreer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +12.7%

09-23-2012 03:10:08 | More by PatGreer
Photo of BrySoChi
BrySoChi

Illinois

2/5  rDev -43.7%

09-17-2012 02:32:21 | More by BrySoChi
Photo of LXIXME
LXIXME

New Mexico

3.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2012 00:44:18 | More by LXIXME
Photo of asthemusicplays
asthemusicplays

New York

4/5  rDev +12.7%

09-05-2012 00:25:36 | More by asthemusicplays
Photo of tanner1980
tanner1980


3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

08-31-2012 01:47:09 | More by tanner1980
Photo of PorterLambic
PorterLambic

Florida

3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
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
Photo of ErikSkidmore
ErikSkidmore


3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

08-28-2012 17:46:18 | More by ErikSkidmore
Photo of pschul4
pschul4

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Next one with Areich6, needed something to get that chitty cinnamon taste out of my mouth

A- Pours a nice light amber with a big head that leaves tons of lacing

S- Smells awesome with a great hit of hops and not much malt to bring it down

T- Nice sharp hop bite in the front but it leaves me too quickly. I want that hop bite to last so much longer.. sadface.jpg

M- Little too creamy for an IPA but I would prefer that over too thin

O- Really solid but not mind melting. Would drink again

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2012 01:42:20 | More by pschul4
Photo of Fuzzycuffs
Fuzzycuffs

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

08-15-2012 10:23:32 | More by Fuzzycuffs
Photo of GodOfBeer
GodOfBeer

Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice dull brownish amber with a nice frothy white head, like most of the Sam Adams beers.

Smells of nice spicy hops with a sweet fruit character.

Tastes nice and hoppy, heavy on the hops, not very complex however, more bitter than anything.

Nice smooth, thick mouthfeel, overall a very good IPA.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2012 21:40:08 | More by GodOfBeer
Photo of generallee
generallee

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

08-12-2012 12:44:54 | More by generallee
Photo of BarronFlood
BarronFlood


3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

08-04-2012 14:08:19 | More by BarronFlood
Photo of bjt3833
bjt3833

Tennessee

1/5  rDev -71.8%

08-01-2012 04:25:43 | More by bjt3833
Latitude 48 IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 396 ratings.