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

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83
good
3,785 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Mounty4Life
3.12/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Freshly tapped at my local watering hole

Darker for ipa and clearer than most(reminds me of Yuengling but laces real nice)
Subtle hops but seems very balanced
Minimal hop bite or malt
Goes down too easy for ipa, watery
Overall I can say I wouldn't order it again unless it was only ipa available, very drinkable but not a go to if other options!

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Photo of leodarko
2/5  rDev -45.2%

Photo of CASK1
4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured to a pint glass. Nice dark amber color with slight haze. Pale tan head persists well, with nice lacing to the bottom of the glass. The aroma is a blend of sweet malt and spicy hops, with neither one dominating the other. I expected a bit more hop aroma complexity from this beer. Taste is similar to aroma, but with the complexity I wanted. Sweet caramel malt is quickly overtaken by medium-high hop bitterness. Bitterness is a tad low for my taste, but balances the malt nicely. Hop flavor is fairly high, featuring perfumey and floral notes. I would like more of the spicy hop flavors in this beer. Medium body with good carbonation and a slightly astringent, dry finish. Overall a very approachable, drinkable IPA, but not in my top tier of this style, even for readily accessible beers.

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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2/5  rDev -45.2%

Photo of Stalgondo
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of RDW
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of tomgossert
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of korguy123
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best before April 2012

A- Dark copper pour with red highlights. Finger width off white head that quickly drops into obscurity leaving a thin ring. Lacing is spotty.

S- Sweet biscuits, with a definite German and English hop presence. not getting the American hop wallop but that could be because of the age or the hop selection itself. It's a mix between a Pale Ale, an IPA and a Pilsener aroma.

T- Slight metallic taste. German and English hops with a floral aftertaste. Sweet and biscuity.

M- Thin to medium bodied. Good carbonation.

O- I guess it's just "not bad" I'd love to know when this was bottled. Considering it's marked retired but the best before date hasn't passed.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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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