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

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83
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3,785 Ratings
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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:
45
Gots:
613
For Trade:
0
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Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Nice golden color with some haze. Lacy head.

S: Fruity hoppy aroma, but seems a little bit muted. Like I'm smelling it from far away even though I'm burying my nose in it.

T: Not real hoppy for an IPA, but it's fine I guess. More malt balance than a West Coast IPA, fruity character to hops.

M: A little on the light side. Slight dry finish.

O: Nothing exciting to see (taste) here. I would only suggest it as a beginning/end to going through the Deconstructed companion series.

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

I was a little underwhelmed with this one.

What really ruined this beer for me - is that it's way, way too safe.

It has all of the characteristics of a good IPA, but not enough of each.

first taste has a little choco/grapefruit backbone, but it's practically no backbone. there's nice lacing being left behind, but the beer lacks punch from the hops and lacks that nice skunk nose like some of the really good ipa's.

The one thing I can give this credit for - is that if it's really 6% - it's hides it really well. I mean this basically tastes like a shiner bock with a little extra fuggles - it's definately one of the weaker SA offerings.

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12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear medium brown with a thick two finger off-white head. Really good lacing and head retention.

The nose has some earthy hops and bready malt. Maybe a little bit of grapefruit from the hops as well.

The flavor has much more pine up front than the smell and less citrus. Fairly aggressive bitterness from the get go. Almost to the point of overwhelming the rest of the flavors. A little bit of caramel malt sneaks in and some grapefruit on the finish but not much else.

Overall I found this beer to be somewhat out of balance. The bitterness is there but it really needs some more flavor from both the hops and the malt.

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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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