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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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: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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

O-Definitely not a hop bomb like many US IPAs-this one leans more malty vs hoppy. Given that I'm not an IPA fan, would explain why this one may be my favorite. The hops are obvious but balanced very nicely with a significant malty body.

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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.65 out of 5 based on 3,781 ratings.
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