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RATINGS: 1339   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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thewade (328) - USA - OCT 28, 2010
Very good offering compared to other Sam Adams beers. I would buy a six packer of this beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adam42381 (381) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2010
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. Best before Feb (2011) notched on label. Appearance: Pours a clear dark amber color with orange highlights and a 2 finger foamy off-white head. Excellent head retention. Nice lacing throughout. Smell: Pine and citrus with caramel malt in the background. Taste: Pine up front followed by a toasted bread-like flavor in the middle and ending with bitter citrus. Flavor is quite dry. Aftertaste is bitter lemon zest. Mouthfeel: Light-to-medium bodied with a nice amount of carbonation. Goes down very smooth. Drinkability: High drinkability. You could knock back several of these with no problem. Overall: Very solid overall. There are better IPAs out there, but this is worth trying.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2010
Bottle. Pours a deep golden amber with a small rocky white head. Aroma is hoppy with some pine and a bit of citric, a touch cheesy. Lots of malt in the nose caramel and some grain. Flavor is especially caramel rich in the malt, very sweet and smooth with the grain and bread notes. Hops are a bit more citrus but mostly piney and a touch of cheese again. Medium body and a sharp carbonation. So so IPA, not bad

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2010
Bottle from BeerGestapo, thanks Mike. Served in a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass. Clear dark shade of amber with a thin but quite sticky head. Lots of candy malt sweetness on the nose with some woody esters and earthy, spicy hops. Very interesting flavor, not what I would normally consider an IPA, but not bad at all either. Notes of tea, ripe berries, grass, herbal with a sweet and bitter backbone. Quite bitter actually. Not your typical IPA, American or English, but easy drinking and quite tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
17thfloor (2434) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2010
Bottle. Pours a darker clear glowing rich amber with a small frothy dense white head. Aroma is fairly noble forward, dry pine, cheese, light citrus, bit of alcohol, rich toasty caramel. Flavor follows, nice bitter piney cheesy green punch up front that is very noble, then follows with distinctly English notes, biscuity, rich near burnt caramel, with some citrus on the backend, finsihing with an unclean gritty graininess and a touch of alcohol. Very nice upfront flavor over a sessionable malt character. I appreciate what this does for the price and the amount produced. Very bitter upfront, reminds me a bit of the imp pils that way. Medium/light bodied with too much lively tightly packed carbonation, nicely attenuated though, just above off-dry. There is a little bit of a fruity note that is becoming kind of distracting, much less though than in other SA beers.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3505) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear orange-brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, citrus hops, sweet malt. Flavor of crackery, bready malt with some hop spices and a hint of citrus in the finish. A low key IPA, but I found it hoppy enough for my likes with a solid malt backbone. 7/4/7/4/15 [3.7/5]

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2010
Sam Adams beers eem to constantly be improving. A sweet and spicy hop enhanced flavor that leads the palate over the malt backbone. I like the fact that this beer has great head retention due to its perfect carbonation level.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Just an OK IPA. Since they were highlighting the hop latitudes I really would have liked to see them go for it and make something really hoppy. This was more malt than hops and a bit weak in flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Poured a deep golden color with white head. Nose full of hops. Flavor was dominated by a good amount of hops, mostly a piney hop. The malts tried to balance it out, but the hops won and created a nice IPA for the hophead. Dry and bitter finish left my mouth needing a couple minutes break between beers.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2010
Filched this at an FFL draft - thanks for being too drunk to notice, Chris. Clear pour, copper with lots of carbonation and a vibrant look to it overall. Nose is malty with faded citrus. Mild bitterness emerges as you taste the beer more fully, but something about it seems prematurely aged.


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