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

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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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle
Served in a pint glass

A - It has a deep, rich amber body. Three inches of beige head perches on top.

S - I get subtle floral and citrus aromas. I also noticed some caramel malt.

T - I get some caramel malt to start out. Then through the middle the citrus kicks in, and it finishes out with some bitter citrus.

M - Medium. It is very smooth without a lot of carbonation.

O - I wasn't impressed at first, but my second one got me thinking this is a solid IPA. It won't blow any minds, but it is affordable, and the taste is solid.

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Winter mix sixpack, poured into pint glass. First one around 45 degrees, second one COLD.

I found nothing to like about the first bottle. I was on the verge of throwing the second one down the drain, in fact, but decided to give it a chance since it was a LOT colder and figured maybe I just didn't understand the style.

The bitterness was way over the top for me in the warmer bottle, but was pleasant in the colder one. I could pick up the citrus-like notes from the colder bottle where I think the overwhelming bitterness in the warmer covered it up. Found this to be refreshing and kind of cleansing in a way, but have to do more to understand this style of beer.

I am glad I did not go on my first impression - I think this is a style I could like quite a bit. But note to self - keep it cold (proper or not).

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Poured from a bottle with a BB date of Feb 12 into a pint glass.

A-Clear amber with a dense pillowy off-white head that quickly dies but laces the glass.

S-Yep hops-definitely NW US-citrus (tropical grapefruit) is the dominant hop aroma. Weak sweet malted barley also there.

T-Hops upfront (citrus rind mostly) but quickly give way to malted barley taste.

M-Nice body, a bit hop resiny but cleans up faster than any other IPA I can remember. Really like the crisp non-lingering finish. No alcohol bite at all.

D-Very high for an IPA

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