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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

One of a few beers stocked in my fridge over Christmas. Poured it into a pint glass and here we go -

Frankly, the appearance of this beer is excellent. Two-finger ivory colored head sits imperfectly on top of a fizzy, clear, mahogany body. Eventually it settles down and it sits on top of the beer throughout the drinking. Circular lacing. Really, the appearance is impressive; it's the beer's strongpoint.

Smells mostly piney with citrus rind. Taste's good. Piney, malty and fresh. A smooth brew.

A solid brew as expected. Very very drinkable. I'd be happy to drink this beer any day.

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Bottle at my in laws, poured into a pint glass. Coppery amber color small foamy head with ok retention. Caramel malt, light pine fill the nose. A malt centric IPA this one is, caramel malt provide the backbone with balance coming from pine, citrus, and grass. Mouth is light and buttery. Yum.

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

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle (from a mixed 6 pack) into a Shiner pint.

The brew is a coppery/red/dark yellow and has a quickly dissappearing off white 1 finger head with fairly nice ringed lacing on the glass.

The aroma is very nice amber malts and citrusy hops.

The flavor follows the nose witth the citrus hops taking the lead with the malts bringing up the rear.

Nice medium mouthfeel, with nice carbination (still have tiny bubbles surfacing 3/4's of the way through the pint).

This is a very nice American IPA. Not on the same level as Lagunitas Sux or 2 Hearted or Ballast Point, but still very nice brew.

For me and the style guidelines a definate B+ brew.

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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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