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

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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPASamuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA

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Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Kwjd. Fantastically drinkable and enjoyable IPA.Balance! Pours initially foamy grapefruit muddy grapefruit colour appearance. Hops citrus and pure to smell. Above average mouthfeel, even creamy. Not an astringent note. Goes down smoothly. Good one!

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear copper color with a 2 inch puffy whitish-orange head that settles down to a dome on top of the beer. Nice latticework of lace forms on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus zest and herbal hops with a solid malt backbone. Taste is of citrus zest mixed with some herbal hops. The malt on the finish is not as apparent as I would have thought. Medium hop bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a pretty good level of carbonation with a smooth and slightly creamy mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good IPA and another solid beer from Sam Adams.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: 1.5 finger head on a clear, amber with slight golden hue body.

S: caramel malts, lemongrass, citrus, some grass

T: biscuit and caramel malts. hops provide mostly floral, citrus and earthy notes

M: medium body and moderate carbonation

Overall: not very special and not one of their better IPAs let alone beers.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a very balanced ipa from sam adams. this pours a crystal clear honey color with a vibrant thick white head that sticks around. smells like some of the czech hops, bitter and fruity without a ton of the resinous characteristics. flavor is more than just hops, with nice german style malts that stand up to the hops. the hop profile is a little fruity and quite pungent, bitter in the long finish. mouthfeel is right on for this beer, medium bodied and fairly carbonated. not a total session ipa, as it can get a little heavy after awhile, but one you would definitely have several of. an excellent summer ipa overall.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The Laditude 48 IPA was something that I was rather excited about trying once I came across it. The beer pours out as an appealing yellowish golden color with a pretty thick looking head on it. The lacing on the glas with each sip is pretty impressive as well. The smell of the beer is generously hopped, lots of citrusy aromas on the nose with a little bit of malt coming through in the background. The taste follows the same way as the smell, big citrus flavors up front that finish with a biscuity flavor. The mouthfeel is light and not very filling. The finish is dry making the next sip pretty enjoyable. I like this IPA, hopefully it'll stick around for a little while.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.49/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Steering away from the common and more traditional styles for which the Boston Beer Company is known, they step down this creative and deviant path of IPA to celebrate what it is to win over the more serious beer lovers- creating a statement that the Sam Adams brand isn't just for the "crossover effect". Or, do they?

As the hoppy ale pours, it brings on a golden-copper hue that's deeply amber and clear as a bell. As its arid froth builds, its less creamy and more honeycomb as its large pockets climb up the glass. But with long staying power and trickling with broken lace, the ale certainly looks the part of IPA.

Its somewhat subdued scent is white washed with citrusy and sprucy hop character. White grapefruit and a host of bitter citrus peels shape the beer's predominant bouquet. As a toasted and nutty scent comes about, it brings a sweeter caramel and honey character that weaves together like graham crackers. Yet trailing with a pleasant herbal and grassy scent, a waft of broken pine needles emit as well.

To taste, the beer is toasty-sweet and softly grainy. The taste of bran and toasted kinwoa come to mind as its cooked caramel and cracker-like flavor trends dry and grainy. But the middle brings about the hop dominance that IPA deserves. Grapefruit, tart oranges, a pep of lemon and something juniper-like comes about as the ale develops a gripping bitter quality that's decorated with chives and pine resin to finish.

Its dry body is highly sternly carbonated and it easily lifts its early caramels to leave that palate with husk, toasted nuts and a mineral "scrubbing character". The ale is highly crisp, highly clean and only allows a glimmer of astringency to enter the fray as its grain and vegetative hops are stretched a bit too thin. Slight warmth closes the taste, even as its sharp bitterness lingers onward.

I rather liked the beer as it is the rustic and unrefined taste that shaped IPAs of a decade ago. I fully appreciate that taste even as newer varieties have clearly created more unique flavor and fuller body. A full appreciation of the range of IPA reveals that there's not only one way to do hops.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, one of a few souvenirs from a recent vacation trip through the NW United States.

This beer pours a clear medium copper hue, with one finger of foamy pale beige head, which leaves some streaky lace upon its demise. It smells mildly of fruity, somewhat bitter hops, and equally tame bready malt. The taste is bitter pine and soft citrus hops, and a not quite up to the task pale maltiness. The carbonation is just south of average, the body medium weight, a bit punchy, but smooth overall. It finishes well-balanced, some latent hops and malt still waging a laid-back war of, well, slappy hands, I guess.

Is it hoppy? Sure. Does something feel underwhelming? Oh yeah. Why do big microbreweries seem to have that effect? Maybe it's the Euro-hop part of the 'Latitude 48' quotient that leaves me an American IPA...

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Photo of brentk56
4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear amber color with a prodigious head; loads of lace left behind

Smell: Floral grapefruit, with toffee undertones

Taste: A little bit of toffee malt, up front, and then the melange of hops takes over; grapefruit and pineapple flavors abound but there is is a European element, too; after the swallow, the toffee malt re-emerges to balance out the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A very respectable IPA; well-balanced and flavorful

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Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The new beer in the summer Sam Adams variety pack. Pours a nice light amber color, nice frothy head to it. Faint hoppy aroma to it. Taste is medium bodied, slight carbonation. Some good hop flavors in there, but not overpowering like most. Lacks the usual citrusy burst characteristic of most IPA's. Finishes clean and smooth, quite well balanced. Expected this one to be a little more 'in the face' with the hops, but it's pretty subdued actually. A nice easy drinking IPA though, it's easy on the taste buds.. solid brew, definitely recommended.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.82/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured an amber color ale with a nice foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of bitter and citrus hops is dominant with a semi-sweet caramel malt base. Taste is OK with solid notes of bitter hops and a semi-sweet caramel malt which is well balanced with the hops profile. Body is full with good carbonation. Nothing extraordinary about this IPA but well brewed nonetheless.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.82/5  rDev -23%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a generic hefeweissbier glass in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are about a C+; this is me least favourite style.

A: Pours a one finger head of slight cream, decent thickness, and downright bad retention. Semitransparent copper colour.

Sm: Mainly a moderate quantity of bittering hops (I can't discern which) with some caramelized malt somewhere in there. A mild strength aroma.

T: Some pleasant bittering hops comprise the majority of the flavour, with caramelized malt as a foundation to back them. Luckily, the bittering hops aren't overdone as in many IPAs. They're restrained, though the bitterness still bleeds unfavorably through the finish, a feature I've never cared for. Though a bit simple, it's a flavorful beer. It's balanced well and built in a straightforward but effective manner.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with some coarseness in the first half. It suits the flavour in a general way.

Dr: Drinkable, but far from special. It's fairly priced, but doesn't offer anything unique in terms of the style. Try it and forget it; there are better beers both in this style and from this brewery.

Low C


I grabbed a seasonal variety box on August 23rd, 2013, and decided to provide some additional notes. Served from the bottle; hopology series.

T: Floral hops, some fruity hop character. Pale malts, pilsner malts, maybe even vienna malt. Above average depth of flavour. Average intensity and duration of flavour. Nicely balanced, though it's rather simple. No notable subtlety. No yeast or alcohol comes through. It's got a good flavour to it in a general sense. I do like it, but little stands out. Uninspired and somewhat boring.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Good carbonation. Refreshing. Lightly crisp. Complements the flavour profile nicely, but doesn't quite feel custom-tailored to it.

Dr: Very drinkable; I'd have another. But its simplicity and lack of a unique committed approach holds it back. Not as generic as most macrobrew IPAs, but there's not anything special about it. Hides its modest ABV well. Well priced. I wouldn't buy a 6er, but I won't frown if they continue to throw this one into the 12 pack seasonal boxes.

High C

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Photo of LXIXME
3.61/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A light tan heads slowly recedes over a clear honey copper colored IPA, looks very enticing.

Very light almost bitter citrus aroma with a slight caramel malt hint in it.

Light mixed taste with caramel malts, light hops, sort of a black cherry, and a slight spicy hint. Easy drinking with a smooth medium body and slight peppery hint in a dryish aftertaste.

Not bad but not at all what I was looking for in an IPA.

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Photo of zeff80
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a highly carbonated, dark amber color (dark than the average IPA) with a small, off-white head of foam. It left minimal lacing.

S - It smelled malty, earthy and of some pine notes. Caramel and roasted malt aroma was present, too.

T - I'd say this is a malt-forward IPA. Caramel sweetness dominates with roasty malt and earthy hops backing it all up.

M - It was crisp and sharp with a dry finish. A light to medium bodied ale.

D - This is not your typical American IPA. It leans more toward an English flavor with its malt domination.

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Photo of nickfl
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with one and a half fingers of off-white head on top of a clear, dark copper colored body. The foam settles at a moderate pace and leaves light lace on the glass.

S - A moderately hoppy aroma with an emphasis on pine character. There is plenty of malt backing up the hops with toasty bread notes and some light caramel.

T - Light pine hop flavor up front with strong, thick caramel sweetness. Toasted notes combine with the hops in the middle to create a spicy rye flavor that is reminiscent of some barleywines. The beer finishes strong with intense toasted character as well as more pine and grapefruit flavor that brings along moderate bitterness to balance. Lingering pithy grapefruit and toffee malt notes settle on the palate as the beer slowly fades away.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - The malt character here is quite nice, but it is a bit too dark for my taste and it muddles the hop flavors that should stand out in an IPA. The hop aroma is promising, if a bit subdued, but the flavor is lacking. The toasted malt character effects the hops as well, creating flavors in the middle of the flavor profile that would be more at home in a American barleywine than they are in this IPA. I really don't understand why some brewers like to stuff so much toasted/toffee character into their IPAs when it is so unflattering to the hops. This is by no means a bad beer and I would drink it again if it was offered to me, but as an IPA it is a bit of a disappointment and one can find better examples of the style with little effort.

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Photo of oberon
4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A good beer on hand to sit back and watch the Big Chill,Go Blue!

Poured into a nonic a rich clear bronze with a large fluffy white head that left multiple rings of lace as it settled ever so slowly.Aromas are a great mix of herbal,leafy,and citric hop overtop of a English malt base,big caramel and biscuit.A great hop profile on the palate,its herbal,its grassy,and its citric,all three German,American,and English hop profiles going on,a bit of iron,and caramel biscuit malt hold up well to the hops.There isnt many American craft brewers that make a better "standard" American IPA than this,I would gladly drink alot more of this.

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Photo of mothman
2.51/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured into pint glass.

Pours lots of head, about 2 fingers. Color of head was off white. Color is a dark copper brown. Head left some splattered lace.

Aroma: Some floral hops notes. but lots of malt flavors here It does have some citrus.

Taste: Very malty flavor. Lots of bready malts. Grassy, floral hops. Light amount of citrus. More malts than I want in an ipa.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, barely bitter. Medium bodied with a decent amount of carbonation. Ends malty, dry, and sticky.

Overall, this beer is just too malty to be an ipa. SA really failed with this one. Not that drinkable for a style that should be easily drinkable.

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Photo of jlindros
4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another new from Sam Adams, so another review to come.

A: Pours a nice 1+ finger head in my SA Perfect Pint Glass and slowly fades. It's crystal clear toasty amber orange color with hints of red.

N: SOme nice hops, some spicy hops, a little pine and citrus, some fresh dry hops, little aromatic grassy hops, some noble hops, similar to noble pils but not as good. The faintest hint of malts behind that.

T: Again, very similar to noble pils in taste, with lots of nice noble and low alpha hops. Chewy hops start with more floral and grassy hops, a little piny taste. No real citrus this time. A decent bitterness too with plenty of low alpha hops and not many heavier hops. A touch of sweetness and dark malts, but much lower on malt. If I didn't know better, I would say SA is trying to disguise the noble pils as this so they can keep it year round, with a few minor changes. I still got a couple noble pils left so I'll go get one and try it side by side once I'm done with the review.

M: Medium body with decent carbonation.

F: A little bitterness on the finish, but never really gets too heavy. Some spicy bitterness with hints of pine and grassy flavors. A touch of chewy hops too, mild and floral overall. Just a touch of sweetness but mostly dry. Leaves a little astringent grassy bitterness too. A nice lingering flavor.

Noble pils comparison: Also poured into another SA Perfect Pint glass so I can compare them better. They seem to have the same head, but noble pils is much lighter with all golden color where latitude is caramel colored. On the nose noble pils is much lighter, grassier, spicier, brighter and fruitier hops where latitude is heavier and chewier hops with a little crystal malt. Taste is also much different with noble pils being a lot grassier, spicier, and more mild on the hops, and no real malt flavors except perhaps a hint of wheat, but latitude has some crystal malts, chewier and piny hops. So I guess I just cracked a pils when I didn't need to, cause they're not really alike. Latitude IS a nice beer though, but different. Hard to tell which I like better, but I think the noble pils for now. But latitude is a nice addition to the SA lineup.

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Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into perfect pint glass, best by 9/2012. Pours fairly crystal clear orange amber color with a nice 2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Some nice spotty lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of orange, herbal, grapefruit, floral, pineapple, mango, caramel, bread, earth, and light pine. Pretty nice and well balanced aromas with good strength. Taste of orange, caramel, bread, herbal, floral, grapefruit, pine, earth, pineapple, mango, and light toast. Fair amount of herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, herbal, floral, tropical fruit, caramel, and light pine on the finish for a bit. Good balance of malt, hop flavor, and bitterness; with the maltiness being slightly more prominent that what is normal for an IPA. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with pretty much no warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice IPA. Not over the top hoppy like most people would prefer; but has nice balance and hop flavor, and is very drinkable. Very enjoyable stuff.

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Photo of chinchill
4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle served in pint glass. Marked "Best by" April 2011 (plenty fresh).

Pours a perfectly clear ad lovely amber color with a good amount of tan head. The head has good retention and leaves plenty of lacing. Zero sediment in bottle.

Hops dominate the malts in both the aroma and the taste, but the hops don't mask the malts in either. IMO, this is how an IPA should be balanced. The bitterness is partly countered by malt sweetness; IBU around 60, I'd guess. There's a little earthiness (English hops?) and some citrus and fruity notes.

Perhaps the hops (a "select blend of hops from top German, English, and American growing regions all located close to the 48th latitude") could be more pronounced in both the aroma and flavor; so some might lower the rating a bit for not creating the full "hopslam" you sometimes get from an American IPA. While I too like a good "hopslam", this beer is so enjoyable it deserves a high rating. It does leave a long-lasting, and not overly bitter, hoppy aftertaste.

M - moderate but very fine-grained carbonation; medium body

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Photo of Kegatron
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear copper, with 1 ½ fingers of dirty off-white head. This retains with roughly a ½ finger of foam that leaves a sticky latticework of lacing down the sides of the glass. The aroma is grassy, citric, and even a bit herbal smelling. A bit of sweeter tropical fruit character pushes itself through as well and mingles with more malty notes of caramel and toasted bread.

The taste is grassy feeling in the mouth and bitter with citrus rind and green fruit. The hops are balanced on the edges of the profile by sweet caramel and grainy malt. This finishes with a dry pithy bitterness that lingers with some force. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a crispness that prickles the mouth. An underlying oily slickness keeps this fairly smooth despite the harshness of the hops at times. I'm picking up no alcohol at all.

This was a decent enough effort of an IPA from Sam Adams. The hops came off as a little too abrasive at times but this did lessen some as things warmed up and the body on this really helped keep things together. I'd like to give this one a shot on draft at some point.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.15/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On the advice of a friend who knows his beer, I made sure that I picked up a bottle of Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA. I'd originally passed it by thinking that it was probably just another IPA, and that I'd have a chance to try it on tap, or at the very least, with next year's release.

I'm also not real good at reading the labels. Apparently Latitude 48 refers to the parallel where many hop growing regions across the globe are situated. I'd mistakenly guessed that Boston fell within the 48th, but it's only at the 42nd.

It pours a clear deep-copper orange body with orange highlights below a frothy head of off-white foam. The head retention is excellent, and it leaves some fairly solid walls of lacing behind.

The aroma is full, but not bold. It's hoppy, but not particularly distinctive. It's floral, a touch grassy, leafy, and even a bit spicy - or is that pine? Some fruitiness comes through as well, but I don't find any distinctively fruity / citrusy American hops. In fact, it seems more of German and English hops than anything else to me. Oddly, the 48th parallel does not run through England. It does cross France, but I'm not finding any French Strisselspalt hops here.

The flavor delivers the same hops, mainly floral and leafy, over a medium caramelish malt, except that there is some pine presence in the finish - and perhaps even a bit of citrus! A sturdy bitterness anchors it without stepping beyond the bounds of the malt, and it finishes dry with residual notes of malt and hops. As is normally the case with Boston Beer, it's exceptionally well-balanced and rounded. It's polished from start to finish, and offers a smooth transition across the palate while still accentuating its components at the proper times. That goes to drinkability.

Overall it's quite nice. I find it more English in nature than anything else, but I like the idea behind the hopping, and I really enjoy the way the notes of malt and hop intertwine. On top of that, its bitterness is kept in check, leaving it quite drinkable. Worth trying.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a murky golden brown color, with a short dense off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, a good amount of hops and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel and a little bit of citrus. Then a hearty malt character comes in followed by a hops presence that is on the lighter side for the style. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean and dry.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, it's certainly not one of the tops beers that I've had in the style but it's still a solid beer worth drinking for a while.

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Photo of mactrail
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On the milder end of the IPA scale. Pleasant melding of hop flavors. Lots of hops but not overly bitter. Interesting fruity flavors with a touch of pineapple. Bitter aftertaste with some yeasty, toasted flavors along with it. Clear light amber color and perfect carbonation, like everything from Boston Beer. Not much distinct aroma, but nice nose breathing out. A little of everything-- pine, flowers, browned biscuits-- but very measured and nothing stands out.

Highly drinkable. A bit acidic and refreshing.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.07/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours out a clear, dark amber body with an initially fluffy, though ultimately short-lived, whitish head.

Smell: Sweetish light-colored caramel sauce paired with oven toaster-toasted biscuit tops. Aromatic pops of hoppy spices, lemon juice, and dried, tea-like herbs fill the nose.

Taste: A maltiness tasting of toasted biscuits hit with a small-sized spoonful of caramel and toffee. There's a short-lived sweetness that drops out in anticipation of the incoming hops, which bring about a mixture of grassy herbs, lightly earthy spice, and lemon peel (a bit of pith included). Well-integrated bitterness. A last hint of dry caramel and spiced tea on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Lat-48 comes up just shy of the medium body mark. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: A tasty, nicely hoppy brew without hitting you over the head with scorching bitterness. "It's an ale." --Matt Simpson. Too right, Matt, too right.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

"The teller of a mirthful tale has latitude allowed him. We are content with less than absolute truth."

--Charles Lamb

Blazing bonfire orange with butterscotch highlights and a fawn colored crown that filled about one-third of the glass on the first pour. A gentle rockiness during melting and an attractive array of lace solidify the above score.

The nose is a pleasing combination of hops that is dominated by the tropical fruitiness of Simcoe. Ahtanum and East Kent Goldings are present as well. More power and pungency is needed for the style, however. It smells like the malt will be lightly toasted rather than exclusively pale.

Latitude 48 IPA is well-brewed beer that succeeds because my favorite hop (Simcoe) has the lion's share of the flavor spotlight and because it's impressively hoppy. A 'best by' date of February 2011 means that this bottle is a few months old, at the very most.

The malt is, indeed, lightly toasted bready and is earthy and nutty as well. Those flavors are matched (first half of the mouthful), then exceeded (second half of the mouthful) by a rush of bitingly bitter grapefruit peel. On second thought, Ahtanum carries as much of the load as Simcoe. Guessing IBUs is a fool's game... but this fool says 75ish.

The mouthfeel would be right at home on a 7.5% IPA. The beer is more full and creamy than expected and the bubbles add exactly the right amount of sparkle, without slipping over the line into sharp fizziness.

Latitude 48 IPA is a more than worthy American IPA that I would love to drink again and again. It's hard to figure why some so-called craft beer lovers hate on BBC/Sam Adams. With the exception of Sierra Nevada and Anchor (and a few others that I'm probably forgetting), these guys are the best 'our beer is available everywhere' breweries in America.

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