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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2.16/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

a very pretty dark amber & thick head with amazing lacing throughout. A nice look for a beer. but that is where it ends for me. IPA's are suppost to follow basic hop rules par say but this beer just was not worth my time. to much on the hops, no flavor at all. pure bitterness. very heavy and a mouth feel of terrible. Not the worst IPA but damn close in my opinion.

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3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into perfect pint glass, best by 9/2012. Pours fairly crystal clear orange amber color with a nice 2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Some nice spotty lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of orange, herbal, grapefruit, floral, pineapple, mango, caramel, bread, earth, and light pine. Pretty nice and well balanced aromas with good strength. Taste of orange, caramel, bread, herbal, floral, grapefruit, pine, earth, pineapple, mango, and light toast. Fair amount of herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, herbal, floral, tropical fruit, caramel, and light pine on the finish for a bit. Good balance of malt, hop flavor, and bitterness; with the maltiness being slightly more prominent that what is normal for an IPA. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with pretty much no warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice IPA. Not over the top hoppy like most people would prefer; but has nice balance and hop flavor, and is very drinkable. Very enjoyable stuff.

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

Nice deep red amber with a darkish off white head. Nice bready toasted malt aroma whth a firm hoppy flourish. Flavor follows suit with a super combination of toasted malt with a light caramel sweetness. Hops are well crafted and complex with a grapfruite skin finish. Dry clean and quenching finish with a bit of hop oil lingering. Feel is crisp and supple with a perfectly weighted gravity. Nicely carbonated and smooth. A good solid IPA that is a great summer quencher and solid session brew though youneed to go slow to enjoy the flavor and mind the abv.

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

Poured from their 12oz bottle from their limited release IPA HOP-OLOGY variety pack...

Appearance - Poured 2 fingers of lite tan head, color is a clear copper amber. Pretty nice lacing covering the glass.

Smell - Grapefruit, touches of pineapple and bready malts.

Taste - On the lighter side, but has a very good balance of semi-sweet grapefruit, slight malt sweetness and white bread crusts. The finish is grapefruit pith and zest, along with some very grassy hops and light minerals.

Mouthfeel - Lighter side of medium mouthfeel, carb is on the higher side of medium and provides palate cleansing and lots of effervescense and bright edges.

Overall - I agree with other reviewers that this would be a good IPA to begin with. The flavors are really good and well balanced, just a little lighter and less robust than I like from this style. Would not turn one down if 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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