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

Fair, if a bit mellow, even sweet take on an IPA.

Presentation: 12 oz brown capped bottle. Sam Adams branded label in blue notes, unattractive and convoluted. Still part of the old design that plenty of their bottles show. The newly distributed designs while better are not that exciting but this one is surely in the bottom bracket. Back label notes main style, intent, ingredients, and characteristics. Shows a notched best by date (Sep 2012), and Alc. by Vol. (6%) Served in a Sam Adam's signature glass.

A - Clear amber pour, frothy head, medium retention, fair surface memory and good touches of lacing.

S - Sweet, malty, floral, touch of resin… but not particularly hoppy.

T - Malty with generic bitterness. the biscuity and caramel touches sit on top of the floral notes, slight strangled citric memories, with a sleight earthy touch and back to the malt.

M - Medium/light body with medium carbonation, and a slightly dry finish after the finishing generic bitterness.

O - Good quaff, nothing to remember it for, in particular as an IPA but even if in the low bracket for an American IPA this is quite a bit blah…

Notes: Back to trying this one as part of their Hops Mixed-12 pack. Still a bit of a boring IPA, nothing bad about it, but rather avoidable otherwise. In the deconstructed offering last year it was far more boring than its decomposed parts, which actually were rather stimulating as a tasting session, and socially they worked out rather well. On its own, and having a choice among other quality IPAs, this is still a pass… Does it have a predominantly European character? Maybe… I certainly would prefer if the American hops took a bigger role other than for the bittering, and the malty backbone sweetness with those Sam Adam's touches is not too exciting to the palate.

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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 3,792 ratings
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