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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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aroma is as much malty as it is hoppy, and has an overtone of honey-sweet apple. It pours a dark, slightly hazy coppery amber with a thick, fluffy and persistent pale tan head. Flavor has firm hoppy and malty notes with an undertone of caramel and subtle bitter and apple notes, plus just a touch of sweetness that balances the hop bitterness. Tasty! Firm, lively texture has a decent amount of fizz and leaves a hoppy, fruity, slightly malty finish.

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4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Upon opening, little smoke comes out. Upon pouring a two to three finger head forms that is of a creamy off whit color that is fluffly and retains and laces very well. The body is a brownish orange color but not as orange as lots of IPA's are. Its more of a brown color. You can see some bubbles rise to the top which is a good sign.

The smell is of hops, citrus, and grassy tones. It seems to have herbal aromas in it as well as the citrus and hops. Smells great.

taste is what of I would call herbal aromas and hops with some citrus taste. Liking it a lot. I normally love the overaloaded hoppy bitterness in IPA's but this one being a bit different is still really hoppy in a different way but still really nice.

Its carbonated a good amount. Its a bit thick and nice.

Give this one a try. I like it a lot. Citrus and herby aromas are nice in IPA's.

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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2/5  rDev -45.2%

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2.76/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is an IPA that is great to drink during the holidays. It doesn't have the harsh bitterness that some IPAs do, but it has the full hop flavor and full body of a traditional IPA.

It has more malt than hop flavor overall, but it's nice and refreshing.

This is especially good to drink with a nice big meal or a dessert.

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

Let me tell you - I live at or about latitude 48 and it is a special zone. Crop circles appear in our latitude because the aliens are warning us that, due to the arrangement of the Van Allen Belt, this area will be safe for the coming solar Killshot. Don't say you weren't warned.

That being said, Samuel Adams Latitude 48 does not do us justice. Overwhelming taste of cheap perfume, and the next day I felt like I had swallowed a golf ball. This isn't the first time I've been burned by a Sammie other than the original Boston lager. Whenever the brewery gets tricky, the results are sub-standard.

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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.65 out of 5 based on 3,784 ratings.
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