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

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83
good
3,785 Ratings
THE BROS
84
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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPASamuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by JoeyBeerBelly on 04-02-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,785
Reviews:
1,074
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
13.97%
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
616
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 3,785 |  Reviews: 1,074
Photo of Johnct
3.15/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Rock_Glenn
3.31/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Good bodied IPA, with a good complex malt flavor. The hops addition is good, albeit bitter. Seems that limiting this to one or two hops styles would make for a better beer. The hops are spicy, earthy, fruity and Piney but it's just too much to call this world class.

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Photo of Dreizhen
3.42/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of direwolf00
3.62/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Buck89
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear orange amber color with a thick off-white head. Decent retention. Piney, orange, earthy aromatics. The taste follows - a bit too malty with some sweetness, but balanced pretty well with the hops. Complex taste. Pretty good.

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Photo of thoglund
3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GameOfBeers
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mattyrubes
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Averwo
3.29/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CBrodbeck
3.44/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Squire123
3.51/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jae61
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of InfernoOrangeSS
4.59/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I really like this IPA. It's not the best I e ever had, but it's a good IPA that you can find most places. It has a good taste and smell to me and never disappoints when I pick some up.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
4.31/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: brightly-polished orange-gold hued liquid... bit of a spitty foam lays atop... some crystal lace, but not a top-to-bottom draping

S: quite explosive scent of lemon, pineapple, and a hint of pine - actually looking forward to diving in... started to notice a little crystal malt as it went along, especially in the essence of the residue in the empty glass

T: unexpected toasty, almost graham-cracker malt up front, with a pungent, bitter citrusy spice on the back end... the pine and hop resins swell up in the mix midway through the sip, while the aftertaste shows some grain dust, SA's signature malt profile (which may be found in their BL, OF, and other amber beers) and a vaguely sweet green grass... nothing fuzzy or muddled in the taste here - quite refined all around, with some excellent bitterness, if not tremendous depth nor complexity to the hop flavor... can't forget that the finish is wonderfully dry, as an IPA should be

F: lightly-frayed silky smooth... again, very light, dry finish... I would say it's light-medium bodied, rather frothy in its mouthfeel... altogether wonderfully taut

O: I've seen this around for awhile now in bottles and on draft, and I guess it's no surprise it's lasted this long because it's honestly rather (surprisingly) good - one of SA's best, in fact... like some of Victory's IPAs, this beer benefits from a touch of German engineering - in this case, its clean and crisp execution and probably also from the German hops included... I could see getting a whole sixer of this if need be

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jackalope1977
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JLK7299
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AD17
3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lare453
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of matcris
4.26/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

APPEARANCE: Slightly hazy, red to amber, one finger of soapy, off white, quickly dissipating head that settles down to a ring. Leaves a mild lacing down the glass. Good carbonation when you rock the glass back and forth.
AROMA: A nice mix of pine, citrus, and sweet bready malt.
TASTE: Big pine in the forefront. Grapefruit, a nice balance from the malt, nice lingering, and building bitterness.
FEEL: Medium body, great carbonation, dry all the way through the sip.
OVERALL: Very nice IPA, especially for $8 a sixer.

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Photo of AGoodStout
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jdra
3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Stignacious
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of frankflores
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.49/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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