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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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Shawn476
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of tviz33
3.15/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle to pint glass

A- A clear golden copper color with a single finger head and nice lacing.

S- Lots of bitter pine up front. Just a hint of citrus with some floral presence as well.

T- Piney and flowery, not much to balance it. A quick bitter finish has me coming back for another sip, however.

M- I guess I just have a thing for a fuller mouthful, but this one is still lacking.

O- Pretty average for the style, I could only ask for more to chew on in the mouth.

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Photo of skaboom420
1/5  rDev -72.6%

Photo of cbord459
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of kobeer
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of JoostFricke
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of Blind
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of hollywood_15063
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of jcparish88
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Hopswagger
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

P:  Orange tinted copper body with flying effervescence and a thick full finger of creamy khaki head that has decent retention. Head leaves a full inch garter of lacing that clings on tight. 

S:  Sweet orange marmalade, sticky doughy yeast, citrus hops, timid mustiness, pine resin, orange oil, and hints of flower petals.

T/M:  Earthy and old wood hop bitterness surrounds the orange malt base, pine resin, melon, timid grapefruit and muddled herbs. A vast array of hops dance on the palate but all create a warming sense to the whole mix. More earthy and raw than sweet and tropical.  Mouthfeel is medium-full with great carbonation to compliment the bitters. Finish is dry with echoing pine resin and orange oil. 

O:  A good tribute to the fall season with a earthy IPA. Rustic and raw with a hint of sweet to balance it all out. A solid beer to enjoy any season but would be a great choice for a fall. 

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Photo of BobsledTM
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of fields336
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: dark caramel, reddish brown, one finger off white head leaves a slight lacing and the head lingers for a while. clarity is nice.

S: tea, citrus, herbal, floral, pineapple, there is a distinct tea astringency almost. Some toast/bready notes are there too

T: a nice citrus, bready malt, grapefruit, pineapple, nice gamut of flavors, nothing too amazing though.

M: no complaints, nicely carbonated, dry finish

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of UnderPressure
4.45/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A nice looking beer. Red and amber hues. White rocky head leaves nice lacing behind.

A really great floral, fruity hop aroma upfront. With some malt in the background.

A nice blend of hop flavors: spicy, floral, and fruity. Some malt, but, the hops definitely dominate.

Smooth, medium bodied mouthfeel. Prickly carbonation with a wet finish.

This is a great IPA with a lot of complexity.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Fatehunter
2.71/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass. Clear copper color with a finger of head. A fair amount of bubbles. Looks nice.
A mild pine scent to it. That's it.
A watery taste at first, malt sweetness, pine, lemon and dry bitterness. It feels a bit mismatched.
Crisp texture, low carbonation.
Fine but nothing to search out.

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Photo of NatetheGreat
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

clear amber-mahogany, good head with a brisk pour. fresh hop aroma, mainly citrusy with some piney and cedary notes. pungent hop taste; citrus really comse through; hops are about all I get with just the faintest underlying sweetness. clean and smooth. hoppy IPA, not as balanced as hoped, but i guess that's not really what they're aiming for.

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Photo of barnzy78
3.86/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, best before Dec 2012, pours deep copper with a nice fluffy ivory colored head that holds good retention and leaves great lacing on the glass. Aromas are bready malt, piny hop, some caramel and citrus also. Tastes are flavorful and very well balanced with brown or rye bread crust, caramel, dank piny hop, somewhat citric - grapefruit perhaps, although mild. Mouth-feel is creamy but a little resiny, medium bodied with good carbonation. Once again, great balance here - it's not a hop bomb, but has good complexity with a bolder malt backbone to compliment the piny hop characteristics. I enjoy going back to this one from time to time, as it is one of my favorite Sam Adams beers.

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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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