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  rDev -17.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of PorterLambic
3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark orange-amber color with a 1" head of light tan. Decent retention. Drops to a clumpy, thick film with some pretty good lacing.
Smell is not all hops, there is balance. Hops is present, of course, though there is malt along with a green grape and caramel notes. Biggest problem here is the scent is weak, well balanced but hard to pick up.
Taste is hops first with lighter malt, citrus, evergreen and some woodiness. Decently balanced but not as well as the nose. A fairly complex IPA, though.
Mostly full-bodied, warming with a somewhat restrained carbonation, for the style at least. A drinkable beer that tries to let you know not to drink too fast. Only 6% ABV but feels like 8% in many ways. Better than the other way 'round.

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2/5  rDev -45.2%

Photo of Lordquackingstic
3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Reddish copper with a big sticky white head. Bubbles slowly dance up the side of the glass.

S: Faint citrus and sweet malts. A touch of honey. Sort of weak.

T: Lemony and piney with sweet malts playing in the background. A tad too sweet for my liking. Sort of tastes like if pine-sol could be turned into a beer.

M: Medium carbonation with a nice, long, coppery finish.

O: A pretty middle of the road IPA. Nothing great, but definitely not bad at all. Sort of reminds me of a weaker version of Hop Notch.

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a Sam Adams Glass.

Appearance: Copper color, with about two fingers of off-white head, almost no lacing on the glass.

Smell: Very hoppy aroma. Pine and citrus notes.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Not very smooth, but it is complex with flavors. The usual taste, that I have come to expect from IPAs, hoppy with some pine and carmel notes.

Overall: It is a good beer and I have bought this several times before and continue to enjoy it. I like the idea of using only hops from the latitude of 48.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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2/5  rDev -45.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Start off stating that I'm not usually a fan of IPA's but this one has great balance and is actually quite pleasant to me. Pours a good amber color with a nice stable creamy head that has good cling. Aroma is very hoppy with citrus and floral notes. Taste is bitter right up front that fades to a crisp clean finish. Taste is earthy and floral. Good residual sweet malt character, and a nice medium to full body. Medium high carbonation that provides a crispness to the beer that aids in it's clean finish. Overall a very refreshing and enjoyable IPA that is about halfway between a nice light APA and a true hop bomb. Recommend trying at least once for fans of Pale Ales, more die-hard hop heads might be disappointed.

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3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
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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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

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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%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.65 out of 5 based on 3,785 ratings.
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