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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Added by JoeyBeerBelly on 04-02-2010

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Ratings: 3,795 |  Reviews: 1,075
Photo of JustinMatthew
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of BeerKangaroo
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

In a pint glass:

A: light copper body with a one finger white foamy head, clingy lacing

S: balanced between sweet caramel malt and citrus hops

T: bitter hops with floral undertones, somewhat malty here and there

M: medium, very crisp, sessionable, sweet hoppy aftertaste, bitter finish

O: pretty good American IPA that I would have again

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Photo of BankerNes
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of xnicknj
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Jayli
3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on draft at The Beantown Pub 11/26
Served in a pint glass

A: This beer pours a clear, amber/copper color with a one finger of off white head. Head recedes quickly leaving minor spots of lacing on the glass.

S: Nose is very mild grapefruit, and citrus zest, an underlaying caramel backbone.

T: Taste starts with a piney character that was undetectable in the nose. A strong caramel malt presence moves in and mingles in to the finish which is muted grapefruit hop flavoring.

M: Medium body, low carbonation, slightly oily with a dry finish.

O: Goes down ok, somewhat tasty, not too filling, nice kick, ok representation of style. Flavors were more muted than I would like in an IPA...however a decent beer and alternative to macros.

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Photo of artacosta
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of IPAnoah
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of jmponder
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of DeutschesBier
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Amp
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Joshgonzales79
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of AceMan
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Zeke14
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of TheDarkKnight
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of rjr8
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pretty smooth and somewhat bitter but overall a mild tasting IPA. There doesn't seem to be much of the flowery aroma I associate with IPAs, or the tang of the hops in the taste. Overall it seems to be a light IPA that would be nice for when I don't want to feel full after one pint.

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of ryancorn
3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of captainbearcat
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of nh2032
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of TimoP
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of rab53
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of washburnkid
3.44/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Great big froth of beige over basic bubbly copper. Aromas are nicely balanced, sweet caramel malt and citrus hops. Flavors are very bitter hops, mostly floral in character--back of the mouth, soapy almost. Flavors are not as balanced Some spiderweb lacing, and just the right amount of cap retains. Crisp, medium mouthfeel.

This is an extremely bitter beer. Not bad if I'm looking to wreck my taste buds for a while!

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Photo of Brunite
3.28/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

appearance: copper orange with a 1 finger off white head

smell: pine, grass, some malt,

taste: all pine and earthy... dry bitter hop finish,

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body

overall: decent ipa but way to much pine for me. I am not getting the citrus noted I crave.

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Photo of mctizzz
4.55/5  rDev +27.8%

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