Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by JoeyBeerBelly on 04-02-2010

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Ratings: 3,787 |  Reviews: 1,074
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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1.25/5  rDev -64.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Amber with one finger head.

Smell: Medium malts, orange and grapefruit, pine hops.

Taste: Malt, bitter hops, citrus, piney hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, slight carbonation, fairly smooth.

Overall: Quite nice for a highly available beer. I will be enjoying this one frequently.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.47/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I got this and poured it into a Samuel Adams pint glass.

The first time I had this, I didn't care much for it. I got it again in the Sam Adams Brewmaster's Collection, and I like it more this time around.

Appearance: As I originally thought, a LOT like a Boston Lager, with a similar head, and similar spotty, sticky lacing in areas.

Smell: Roasted malts, and a bit of hops. Pretty nice.

Taste: I still stick by my original review -- a tad bitter. Other than that though, I enjoy it. Roasted malts, earthiness, and some hops, especially with the bite at the end. I even feel like I got a bit of a coffee flavor on one of my sips.

Mouthfeel: Foams up nicely, giving almost a creamy texture. Pleasant.

Overall, I like Latitude 48 IPA more than I originally did, but I still wouldn't buy a six-pack simply due to its emphasis on bitterness over flavor.

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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

After a day in the fridge these actually gush when opened. The appearance suffers a bit because of this, as the foamy, tan head is just too big and light. The beer itself is an auburn color.

The aroma is pretty hoppy. Earthy, piney and a little soapy. Caramel also comes through, and a bit of dark fruit and alcohol as it warms. The taste is actually pretty sweet with a lot of caramel and lightly roasted malt. Pine and some citrus hops in the middle and a pretty nicely bitter finish. Maybe a bit of butterscotch. Some of the alcohol comes through and I might have guessed it was stronger than it actually is. Too much caramel and toasted malt sweetness, I think.

Mouthfeel is good. Pretty full without being too syrupy. Carbonation seems to be a little out of control, though.

Overall a fine beer, but not something I think I'd seek out again.

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

A - Medium amber colour with a thin layer of cream coloured head.

S - Good balance of caramel malts and sweet citrus and piney hops.

T - Moderate bitterness with some citrus and floral notes. A fairly prominent caramel malt backbone is present. Well balanced.

M - Light to medium body. Light carbonation. Somewhat creamy.

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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 42.5% out of 100 with 3,787 ratings
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