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

*Review taken from notes*

A: Hazy gold with some amber colors. Creamy-bronze head.

S: Subtle hop citrus -- nothing distinct.

T: The bitterness is overwhelming what hoppy flavors are there. Malty. Flavor is almost absent.

M: A slightly heavy body that has a very odd feel, IMO.

O: Bland to tasteless brew. Average at best. Nothing special.

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

A- Clear amber topped with a thick off white head. Head falls slowly to a cap and leaves some thick lace on the glass.

S- Grapefruit hops, hints of lemon, floral, and pine as well.

T- Citrus notes right away, the hop bitterness is soon balance out with caramel malt backbone. The hops continue to fight for dominance and win out right before the finish. Which is a slightly bitter herbal hop wash that is a lingering final note with a clean dry palate.

M- Medium in body and well carbonated. Clean, dry, and crisp mouthfeel.

O- Was happy I was able to try the deconstructed beers out of this series, it made me appreciate how each hop variety adds to the final product. Not a over the top IPA but a very drinkable one, the 6% ABV is well hidden and it goes down easy. Got to applaud Sam Adams for deconstructing this beer into it's individual hop components so we could appreciate each hop on its' own and then together.

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

The color of this beer is a dark amber that is very clear; no cloudiness at all. The head poured thin and stayed thin, but there was decent lacing throughout the drink.

The smell is mainly hops. The malt and citrus flavors that exist are not very present in the smell. The hoppy smell is very piney and dominates.

The taste is nice. I taste a strong hop flavor that is pine based followed by a distinct and bold bitter citrus flavor (I relate it to grapefruit). Both the hops and the citrus flavor are bitter, which really makes this IPA bold. A hint of malt at the end but not much at all.

The mouthfeel is carbonated but not too much and not enough to make the brew undrinkable. It is smooth upfront and then the carbonation settles on the tongue.

Overall I enjoyed this beer. I am fond of IPA's so I like the bitter flavor and biting citrus notes. If it were a little stronger (6% is not bad though) I think I would like it even more.

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