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

Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPASamuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA
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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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Added by JoeyBeerBelly on 04-02-2010

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Ratings: 3,787 |  Reviews: 1,074
Photo of witster18
2.91/5  rDev -18.3%
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.

won't seek this out.

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Photo of rangerred
3.1/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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3.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My first experience (and probably my last) at a Buffalo Wild Wings, there’s a few decent craft brew choices including this IPA. It’s a yellow tinged copper color with a healthy white fuzz and awesome, comprehensive lacing. I get a simple but adequate lemony, wheat-malt aroma. The flavor is more of the same with a medium light body, smooth near glassy feel, tiny bubble medium carbonation. Very bready, but the citrus bite is a nice balance. I get some caramel sesame seed graininess. Very solid. Easy drinker for some hop pleasure but not very memorable.

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 42.5% out of 100 with 3,787 ratings
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