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

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A-very nice pour. Large white head, dark amber medium carbonation.

S- Smells great! Hoppy,with an odd sweetness that I cant put my finger on. Cotton candy and fruit?

T-Just right for an ipa. Not really aggresive, but well balanced and very drinkable. Turning out to be one of my favorite IPA's.

M-Just perfect! Nice bite, yet smooth.


This is a winner. Probably one of the best beers ive ever had.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: Lighter than average red, more ruby than crimson.

s: Not very floral, but defintely hop filled. Smells a little like my old recording studio used to smell, perhaps pine, or like oiled wood...

t: I ussually dont read reviews before i rate a beer, but i feel like my taste of this beer got corrupted when someone said it tastes like peppercorns. And it does, it really does.

m: Not as harsh as some ipa's.

o: But, its not all bad. In fact, i like the unpretentiousness of this beer (unlike that sentence). But it could use a dry hop, which would elaborate more on the florality of the hops, and balance the taste as well as add depth. Its an average to above average example of the style.

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Clear copper, off-white, single finger head. Slippery lacing.

Caramel malt. Pine, floral, spice, and a touch of citrus. Not too fragrant with the hops, but well balanced with the malt.

Caramel malt, piney, a bit of citrus underneath it all. Very bitter.

Medium bodied, slightly sticky, good carb.

Having this one after trying all of the single hops first, I can see where almost everything fit in. Zeus was used as bittering, and Simcoe, Hallertau, and Ahtanum were present in the aroma. Simcoe was in the flavor a touch. There must be a synergistic effect somewhere along the way because I taste more citrus in this one than any of the single hops. Can't for the life of me figure out where the EKG ended up.

Overall, though, a fairly balanced IPA, good for the price, but definitely not my favorite of the style.

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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.65 out of 5 based on 3,784 ratings.
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