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:
No notes at this time.

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3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Freshness Date best by March 2013.
Biggest difference is the beer is much fresher this time around.

Upgrading the taste to a 4 and the overall to a 3.75.

Original Review 6-4-12
Received in February as a gift for helping out a friend

Poured orange with a decent white head that is leaving lacing behind 4.0

Nose has hints of lemons and oranges 3.5

Taste is grassy and lemony hops with a caramel malt backing 3.5

Mouthfeel is pretty smooth for the style 4.0

Overall this is a pretty decent ipa, worthy of a try 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured to a Pint glass from a 12oz bottle

A- deep amber orange, crystal clear, nice 2 finger frothy head that sticks and slimes along the edge of the glass

S- grapefruit, lemons, sweet caramel backbone. Pine, fresh cut grass and seaweed.

T- malts hit the tongue first, lemons, grass slight citrus.

M- high carbonation medium bodied slightly bitter.

O- this ipa taste almost exactly like every ipa in the hop tology pack. Nothing special here very average ipa.

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3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle

A- Poured into a Sam Adams Boston Lager glass. Pours a clear amber color with an off-white head with good retention and lacing.

S- The aroma is malt and citrusy hops.

T- The taste like the aroma is sweet malt up front with a nice lingering bitterness in the finish from the citrusy hops.

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

O- Overall, this is a solid East-coast IPA. Don't expect a huge hop bomb, because this is not one of them. It is a well crafted beer.

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3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: 1.5 finger head on a clear, amber with slight golden hue body.

S: caramel malts, lemongrass, citrus, some grass

T: biscuit and caramel malts. hops provide mostly floral, citrus and earthy notes

M: medium body and moderate carbonation

Overall: not very special and not one of their better IPAs let alone beers.

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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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