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

I poured this into a tulip type goblet glass and there was quite a bit of foam immediately. I would say that I got about three fingers. This led to some pretty good looking lacing on the glass. I like the reddish-brown coloring.

The smell gives you quite a bit of citrus off the top.

The flavor is pleasant, but not earth shattering. It has some citrus, and the flavor is a bit muddied with a lack of balance between the hops and malt.

This is a decent IPA. Nothing earth shattering here, but I wouldn't turn it away the next time it is offered.

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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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