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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Photo of Hopstamon
2.63/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

As much as I wanted this to be bigger and better... it wasn't/ It was a typical S A brew that was average at best. I appreciate that they have been expanding there selection and trying new things, but nothing seems to branch out beyond "commercial" in flavor and body.

I give it a three... a IPA lovers "lawnmowing beer"... better than "The King of Riceweiser" ... and more expensive to boot.

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Photo of tenaciousp65
3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured from a six pack

a-pours a nice amber. very dark for an IPA. pretty good head.

s- the floral tones are prominent in the front and i don't really smell anything else

t- this is a pretty mild taste as far as IPA's go but it is balanced pretty well. The hops come through very clearly at the end even if they aren't as bold as some. This would be a great IPA for those who have never tried the style before.

m- feels good going down. The hops are very pleasant going down

o- this is a great session beer (if you can handle the six percent). An excellend example of the style but certainly not anything to get too worked up about. What I would expect from Boston Brewing co. A solid, reliable beer that fits the style excellently.

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Photo of Spiekerbox
3.42/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Clear reddish with a light brown head. Way too clear in my mind for any beer. Head leaves lacing and pours relatively thick.

S- Bread is the first thing I get followed by the hop aroma that would remind me of a pale ale.

T- Balanced for the most part with pine hops being the most prevalent flavor. Some sweetness and bitter but not very bitter. A somewhat sour-bitter finish that doesn't seem right.

M- Medium body and medium carbonation. Creamy texture and a slippery finish that slowly fades after drinking.

O- Not bad for a Sam Adams IPA, but nothing exceptional either. For the most part it is what I expected for a mass-brew IPA.

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Photo of SickNukes
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of pebbs
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Yoda22
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of wmc0005
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of pjs234
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of apocalypsezombie
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Jerry
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of rcatalano
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Suds
4.08/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew is a bronze-ish amber color, clear, and topped with a white head. Notable carbonation throughout the glass. The aroma is a peppery mix of spicy hops...woody, earthy, herbal. There's a little background malt as well, toasted and caramel-like. The aroma, although very good, is a little muted for an could be more robust. The taste, however, makes up for this small criticism. It's full, lush, and multi-layered. Malt and hops are very well balanced, as well as sweetness, which is pronounced up front, and hop bitterness, with lingers and is central to the beer. Spicy, peppery notes continue in the taste. Smooth mouthfeel, despite a little carbonic fizz. Great, hop-flavored finish. Nice beer.

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Photo of joeytheweave
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of TimH
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of EnjoiThePureTrip
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of 40451
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of aztraz
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of strongaf
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of jaasen64
3.18/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from Sam Adams Hop-tology mixed 12, 1 of 6 different IPAs. Poured into Sam Adams glass.

A- Pours a reddish golden amber, fast rising carbonation bubbles, about average carbonation, very thin layer of white head.

S- Very little smell, light hops, some malts and yeast, slightly earthy.

T- Lightly spiced, light hops, a fairly earthy taste, pretty bitter on the palate, finishes fairly dry.

M- Medium bodied, slightly above average carbonation, goes down easily.

O- This was definitely my least favorite of the IPAs in the 12-pack. There just wasn't enough aroma and taste and the taste that was there didn't do it for me. It was a little bit too bitter and earthy and not really that sweet or overly hoppy. The appearance was more of a red IPA like the Tasman Red. Not terrible, but not highly recommended.

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Photo of RandyBoBandy
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of DavidST
3.41/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass, best by jun. 2012. This pours a nice copper color with a large foamy white head, which leaves a lacing. The smells are of slight hops with higher caramel. The feel is medium. The taste is okay, high caramel med to low hop bite.

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4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of TheNightwatchman
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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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