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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
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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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2.71/5  rDev -23.9%
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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3.92/5  rDev +10.1%
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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3.86/5  rDev +8.4%
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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3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into CBS snifter. Served chilled...

A) Nice bronze, little ruby tint. Sturdy looking 2 finger head. Nice retention and good lacing.

S) A pretty malty nose. Nice tropical fruit sweetness and ripe peaches. Light grass, quite a fresh scent. Very nice...

T) A fair amount of hop bitterness upfront, but as this settles in and finds the back of your tongue the sweetness discovered on the nose comes through. A heavy dose of citrus peel and lemon zest. Light grass and pine. This is better with warmth.

M) Near full bodied with a good jolt of carbonation, perhaps a bit much. The primary detractor from a mouthfeel standpoint is an over prickly aftertaste. It lingers about and leaves you with a rind and iced tea taste that coats your tongue and teeth.

O) A nice concept regarding the locations of the hops in this brew, but it seems a bit
gimmicky as well. The focus is creating a great beer, which I do not feel has been achieved. Having said that, Latitude 48 is still fairly enjoyable, and worth a try.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Pours a clear burnt orange with two fingers of beige head that recedes into a thin layer with decent lacing.

S: Smells of pineapple and grapefruit up front followed by resiny and earthy pine.

T: Grapefruit rind up front followed by super resiny and earthy pine flavors. It's very bitter and lingers well after each sip.

M: Medium body and carbonation, this beer is nicely carbonated and avoids being watery.

O: Not an undrinkable beer, but way too bitter for my tastes. Everything else about the beer is good, though.

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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 3,791 ratings
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