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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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Rantingfury
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured from bottle into a jigger revealing a nice tan-colored three finger head. This slowly faded with nice lacing. The color of the beer is a nice amber/tea color, that was very clear. The nose started off with sweet bready malt then backing off to the hops consisting of pine and citrus. The flavor was tart from the citrus and pine of the hops and finishes with the sweet malt... A paradox to the nose. The mouthfeel is bready and fuller bodied than some IPA's that I've tried. This a drinkable beer but not as bold in the use of hops as other IPA's, it might make a good introductory IPA to the novice looking to expand their beer palate without shocking them completely.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a nice amber color with a massive red tinged head. The head has fantastic retention and last a very long time, but does eventually fade leaving wonderful lacing.

Smell – A sweet aroma of tangerine and some malt meet the nose. These are mixed with aromas of grapefruit hop as well as floral and pine hop notes.

Taste – The taste begins of a lighted roast malt flavor with a good bready base. It starts dry with a light pine hop flavor. The pine increases more toward the middle of the taste with some light notes of citrus hop coming to the tongue. At the end the citrus and pine loose strength as more earthy and grassy flavors come to the tongue taking the taste to its end.

Mouthfeel – The body is just above average with the carbonation level being average. The medium body and higher carbonation are quite fitting for the medium level of hopiness and drier flavors of this IPA.

Overall - A good drinking drier IPA. More subtle in the hop flavors then many IPA, but is has a nice grassy and earthy hop flavor in the end.

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12-oz bottle into angled glass mug

A - several fingers of light tan atop a beautiful transparent body of red-orange loaded with carbonation bubbles; nice trail of lace

S - floral hops, malts in the background; inviting

T - tasty medley of hops, slight malt backbone gives some balance, ripe fruit, pine, dry lingering aftertaste

M - thick full body; above-average carbonation; crisp and smooth

O - good-looking; inviting nose; somewhat balanced, but deliciously hoppy; nice full body
Well-done, Sam Adams!

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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.65 out of 5 based on 3,785 ratings.
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