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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look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle best by SEP2012

Appearance is a dark red orange-amber, with a small mm head and spotty lacing. The smell is very off-putting at first, it's like new rubber coated in rubbing alcohol. I discern it's a combination of "red" malts and earthy fragrant hops. Still, it doesn't jive and I don't enjoy the scent. Taste is better; roasted malts under earthy piney hops. Finish is orange citrus, green grass and medicinal bitterness. Mouthfeel is decent, the bitterness at the end is cloying tho.

Not a fan of this one. Sam Adams has waay better brews.

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

Poured from a 12oz bottle into an imperial pint.

Best before: Sept 2012

A: Pours a deep, tarnished copper with one finger of light khaki colored foam, Retention was good with healthy bits of lace left behind.

S: Carmel and spicy vanilla bean mixed with some vaguely spicy hop aromas.

T: See above. Not too much variation here.

M: Quite spicy and dry. Could use a little sweetness for balance.

O: A little underwhelming. When I read the list of hops on the bottle I got a little excited. Turns out I was a little premature. Not terrible by any means, just a little meh.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

You know that feeling when you take a ... oops, wrong site. Beer. Beer...on to the beer:

This IPA is darker than your average one, though nowhere dark enough to be considered an IDA. It's dark orange amber colored, with a creamy head, good formation, and good stick of lace. No, make that great quantities of lace. An interesting nose takes place, which brings to mind lemongrass, grapefruit, and piney notes.

Reasonably hoppy with a good balance. The hop bill makes for an IPA that, while not amazing, is a little different. Bitter grapefruit and dry caramel hit first. Lemon and bread crust arrive. Grassy tones and a kiss of fruity esters. It's medium bodied and soft, and has a pleasant bitterness in the aftertaste.

Around where I expected. Latitude 48 IPA is not a world beater for the cateogry, but if there's one thing going for it, it's a relatively low price.

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A - Very clear amber, with medium carbonation, 2 finger white head that sticks around for awhile.

S - A bit of sweet and toasted malt with a slight floral hop aroma.

T - A little biscuit malt, a touch of sweetness, slight floral and citrus hop flavor. End with a bitterness level of a Pale Ale.

M - Medium body with nice carbonation.

O - This is an IPA? It is a good pale ale, but don't try to pass this off as an AIPA.

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

Poured into a glass mug. Pours clear golden copper with a tall, frothy biege head. I don't see a lot of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. I can see some collecting along the boundary with the head, but there aren't very many. There is decent head retention. Lacing is left along the side of the glass as the head retreats. There's a malty aroma accompanied by hops. The hops bring floral and citrus notes to the nose. It's a pleasant aroma. It's not exceptionally hoppy like a West Coast IPA, but the hop presence is definitely there. There are big malt flavors. There is a nice blend of bitter, pine, and citrus flavors from the hops. It's not as well balanced as some other IPAs because the bitterness does tend to dominate the other flavors a bit too much. However, it is still good. The body is medium and the carbonation is average. It's fairly easy to drink. Overall, this gets a B from me. It's not the best IPA I ever had, but I do think Samuel Adams is on the right track with this one.

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