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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPASamuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Ratings: 3,805 |  Reviews: 1,076
Reviews by titosupertramp:
Photo of titosupertramp
3.44/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Latitude 48 pours a deep amber color, very clear with 2-3 fingers of off-white head. Leaves lots of thick lacing on the glass and fairly thick film. Great looking beer.

S: The smell is muted a bit here. Some vague citrus smells with pine, caramel and what smells like toasted malt.

T: Grapefruit, herbal, pine is what I get from the hops and what I notice first. The toasted, bready like malts balance out the hop bitterness pretty well. Good tasting beer.

M: It's weird, but this leaves a pretty pronounced tingly feel after the first few sips. Full, dry and slightly sticky.

O: Latitude 48 does pretty well in the drinkability department; I could see myself drinking a few of these without problem. I like this, but probably wouldn't buy an entire 6 pack of the stuff. Would pick up another single randomly though.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Dayvcrocket
4.34/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Decent brew from SA...I prefer this over Rebel IPA.Best Samuel Adams I've had so far.

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Photo of steveh
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

American IPA, huh? I'm thinking more American ESB.

This beer makes up for some of the duds in the Summer Brewmaster's Selection.

A -- Deep copper with a light tan head, surprised to see the dark, rich color.

S -- Earthy English hop notes, toffee and some vague spicy hops in the finish.

T -- Earthy, biscuit, some toffee mixed with mild diacetyl, mildly citrus bittering as a mellow backbone.

M -- Soft to chewy mouthfeel with a medium to heavy body.

D -- Drinkability is very nice, but could become overpowering after a couple. The flavor and character of this brew is very nice. I think they got the hop balance better than Goose Island's Mild Winter -- which begs the question, this big and bold a beer in a Summer Seasonal selection?

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Photo of morimech
3.97/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice amber color with two fingers of head that quickly settled to a thin cap before dispersing totally. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left on the glass.

Definate hoppy aroma that definately is not West Coast in style. This is a herbal, grassy hop aroma. There might be some Simcoe hop in there as well but it plays a very small part.

The flavor starts of with a lot of grassy hops but as I delve deeper into the glass, the fruity hops start to come out. Has a Juicy Fruit flavor that plays against the medicinal nature of the Old World hops. Bitterness is moderate. The malt adds little flavor but does give a good dose of sweetness.

Solid body and carbonation. Typical IPA texture.

Although the hop bill is not something that lovers of West Coast type of IPAs, it does deliver a solid hop flavor. I would not mind having this in my fridge regularly.

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Photo of rpardon7
3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a coppery orange brown with a tight white head that remained for much of the beer and left nice lacing. Smell is of piney and citrus hops maybe a hint of grass. Taste is dominated by hops but not a real strong hop flavor very mild and citrusy, not a ton of malt but a hint of sweetness come from the malt. Mouthfeel is clean and crisp medium carbonation. This is not an overwhelming ipa which might be nice for someone getting into the craft realm. That said its a solid no frills or big kick ipa that is very drinkable.

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Photo of kwjd
3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bright amber-orange colour with thick white head that dissipates, leaving lots of lacing around the glass. Smells of a whole mix of hops, citrus with some earthy and grassy notes, with some caramel sweetness. Nicely balanced flavour with bitterness and some sweetness. Really nice carbonation level. I enjoy this IPA from Sam Adams.

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Photo of Padraigs2010
4.75/5  rDev +33.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I think Sam Adams gets a bad rep, sometimes. This beer has an exceptional color and head. Good lacing and perfect carbonation. The aroma is one of hops and malt. Very balanced. The taste is identical to the smell. This beer is a perfect marriage between sweet and bitter. Exceptionally balanced. This is a beer that should be a welcomed addition to your beer quiver. This beer goes great with spicy foods, but could also be a good session beer despite the fact that it is approximately one percent ABV % higher than a traditional session beer. I will not forget this beer.

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Photo of dowen44
4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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1.75/5  rDev -50.8%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.6/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of BeefyMee
4.51/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Amazing ruby amber color. Heads shapes up perfectly and leaves some great lacing.

S: Sweet, citrusy and slightly floral hops are dominant with a grainy undercurrent.

T: The hop profile is outstanding. Big grapefruit leaning citrus flavor gives way to a mounting bitterness that really hits the back of your throat and lingers in the aftertaste. Malt is unassuming but there if you look and provides a nice little degree of balance so that the hops are not overpowering.

D: An all nighter.

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Photo of Tone
3.89/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, amber color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of citrus hops, floral hops, slight sweet malt, hint of bubblegum, and a hint of tea. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of floral hops, citrus hops, slight sweet malt, hint of bubblegum, and a hint of tea. Overall, an easy drinking IPA, with good aroma, complexity, and blend.

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Photo of callmescraps
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sam Adams IPA? Not exactly holding my breath. SABL is one of my favorite beers, but this may be outside their comfort zone.

Appearance- A rich amber, almost ruby hue. Very nice looking. A full inch of creamy tan head mellows into a soapy cap and laces nicely. It'd look more beautiful if I wasn't afraid that the dark color is a sign of maltiness to come.

Smell- Quite malty. There are some nice hop aromas, but mostly earthy and grassy. A touch of citrus, but only a slight hint. Caramel and biscuit.

Taste- Follows the nose. More biscuit than caramel. The hops are okay. Grassy and a little floral. Some pine. The malt sweetness comes in at the end again.

Mouthfeel- Nice body. Creamy and good.

Drinkability- More malt on the finish than I'd prefer.

I like IPAs a certain way. Dry, hoppy as hell, tons of citrus, almost zero malt. It's a preference. Other folks will really enjoy this type, but not me. It's totally fine, and a pretty decent effort, but I wouldn't get it again, frankly.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.62/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pour is clear copper with a medium tall, compact tan head. Nice lacings.

S: Lots of carmell, sweet malt. Bitter and floral hops brings tropical fruits and ripe oranges as well as some nettles. A bit bready.

T: The hops are way stronger in taste, than in smell. Lots of tropical citric fruits and even some nice pine. Bitter hops. Bready sweet caramell malt.

M: Aftertaste is rather long and bitter. Body is medium and carbonation quite strong.

O: Not bad, but not very exciting either.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of FlatRabbitRed
4.75/5  rDev +33.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A different take from the Nobile Pils, more cowbell! And more cowbell ye shall have .... Sam Adams does not do any 80 IBU or larger beers, probably because they try not to alter anybody pallet .... however, they did jack this one a bit!

Hoppy, zippity do da kind of notes!

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Photo of TheDarkKnight
4/5  rDev +12.4%

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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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