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RATINGS: 1353   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Samuel Adams® Latitude 48 IPA is a unique IPA brewed with a select blend of hops from top German, English, and American growing regions all located close to the 48th latitude within the “hop belt” of the Northern Hemisphere. The combination of hops in this beer creates a distinctive but not overpowering hop character. The beer is dry hopped with Ahtanum, Simcoe®*, and East Kent Goldings hops for a powerful citrus and earthy aroma. The hop character is balanced by a slight sweetness and full body from the malt blend.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2010
Bottle
Pours a dense, glassy amber with a nose of delicate flowers, hops, and a touch of orange honey. A nice head of off-white sits atop the brewsky. Flavor is a nice blend of hops (bitter grapefruit, orange, pine), floral (rose and wild flowers), and honey. Average mouthfeel. A great, approachable IPA. Sam Adams is a great brewer, no matter how you slice it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nimrod979 (206) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - NOV 29, 2010
Beautiful clear amber color with a nice white head that linger and laces the glass nicely. Mild floral, citrus hops aroma. Hint of bready malt. Taste is a medium sweetness with a mild hoppy bitterness. A little too sweet. Not overwhelming. Balanced. Very smooth on the palate very drinkable. Quick finish.Pretty good offering from Sam Adams even if it isn’t as hoppy as most IPA’s.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mayday035 (120) - san jose, California, USA - NOV 29, 2010
Bottle. Pours clear amber with off white head. Aroma is bready sweet malt and note of pine. Taste is biscuit/sweet malt, to citrus with spice, and slight bitterness. Finish is crisp with a note of bitter hoppiness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcr (2263) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Bottle. Amber body, clear. Off-white, frothy head. The aroma has notes of caramel, bread, toasted grain, flowers, herbs, dough and leaves along with a note of resin. The flavor is lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes moderately bitter and lightly sweet. Medium body, watery texture and lively carbonation. A change from many American IPAs in that it is more subtle with its hop flavors. The English hops are particularly noticable. The malts take a backseat to the hops, but that’s OK because of the hops’ subtlety. Enjoyable beer. Nicely balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bozoNZ (730) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 27, 2010
Murky orange, great head retention. Grapefruit / marmalade nose which is quite rich. Nice rich palate but the hopping is a bit over the show. Nice quite traditional IPA and norf APA either. Drinkable but would question where it really fits.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11866) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2010
12oz bottle. Medium beige head atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, spicy/grapefruit, light biscuit. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/pine/spicy, some bread, light biscuit. Some dryness in the finish. Medium body, light acidity.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
steelhead3686 (254) - Athens, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Poured from a bottle into a shaker. Pours golden with a large white head that lingers. Heavy hops aroma with a hint of malt to give a good balance. A medium to bitter taste with the faintest sweetness thrown in. The palate saves this beer for me. It’s a light body with a thin texture and not the most bitter finish that hangs around. I’m not a fan of IPA at all but this is one of the better IPA beers I’ve had. Not a go-to beer for me but good enough to have one or two every now and then.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttutony (735) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Pours a clear orange-amber. Faint flowery hop aroma with a touch of caramel malt. Flavors on the palate are well-balanced between hop bitterness and crystal malt sweetness. Not an overly hoppy IPA, but finds a nice balance.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gorditoabd (629) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Bottle. Pours a ruby-auburn hue with minimal foam, just a lacing on the surface of the pour. Aromas are a coppery pine resin, citrus (very light) and caramel. Taste is middling bitter, with a creamy mouthfeel, and a tart citrus character. Finish is a final hops and malt blast, with a somewhat metallic final flirt on the tongue. A solid offering from Sam.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2010
This poured a golden color with about two fingers worth of head. Aroma is fairly sweet, with a bit of sweet bread to it. The taste is quite heavy on the malty sweetness with some hops, though not as much as you’d expect. The hops are definitely more citrus, like lemon peel, more than anything else. That lemon-like bitterness sticks around quite strong on the aftertaste. All in all not terrible, but it could have had a lot more hops which would’ve made this more of an ipa than a weak pale ale.


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