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RATINGS: 1372   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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   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.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pjj16 (14) - Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2010
I did not expect much from this brew as I find all other Samuel Adams selections middling at best. Much to my surprise, this was a fine beer. Nicely layered floral and citrus hop flavors; substantial bitterness with a subtle malt balance; not too sweet with a dry dinish. Highly recommended. Hope to see this rating inch higher as more folks try this tasty beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 23, 2010
Pours a deep, clear amber with tons of bubbles streaming to the top and feeding an impressive creamy white head that shows exceptional retention. Aroma is fairly subdued but still solid with some light juicy citrus, mainly oranges and pinapples. There is plenty of sweet, but lightly toasted caramel malts balancing things out. The taste is more of the same though the hops take on a slightly more pungent grapefruit flavor than the aroma. The backbone is hefty with lots of bready malts. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with strong carbonation, almost effervescent. Slightly bitter, but nothing scathing. This is a solid, well-balanced IPA that’s as much sweet malts as it is hops. Still, a really solid effort from Boston Beer. One of the best I’ve had from them.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighlanderOne (1072) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2010
Poured from bottle. Aroma - hops, pepper and ocean. Very clear amber, tan head persists. Well hopped, grapefruit, pine, malt, banana flavors. Well balanced and quite drinkable. Pepper notes toward end. Good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2379) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2010
Portland,Munster,Chico & Tampa This Northeastern brewer has flexed it’s muscle, again. This is a well layered, full bodied, slick and creamy as well as frothy Ipa that is busy with flavors of Grapefruit, Herbs, Flowers and a touch of pine. The beer is sweet with caramel and cereal malt that complements, very well. Nice aroma and tasty straight out of the bottle! No need to overpower this brew has sophisticated strength and a multidimensional presentation to the senses that one needs to sit back and experience. nice layered mouthfeel, Impressive from the micro turned macro.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coldbrewky (1498) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2010
Two bottles of this appeared upon my desk from someone still to be determined. But hey, thanks whoever you are. I’d never ever seen this in the store so it was a pleasant surprise. Recently, I purchased the harvest sampler pack from SA. I have yet to rate any of them since a few of them were lackluster and one flat out disappointing. Yet this brew was pretty damn solid. Refreshingly hoppy and sweet. Robust but not in your face. Easy to drink and lingers just long enough for you to contemplate opening another...which I inevitably did.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aurelius (4655) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2010
e·pit·o·me /iˈpitəmē/ Noun 1. A person or thing that is a perfect example of a particular quality or type Latitude 48 is the epitome of the AIPA style. Maybe the dude with the bald head and the goatee beard at Boston Brewing will read this and give me a wry smile. Crisp when it needs to be, candied when it needs to be, hoppy when it needs to be. Great balance, great form, really good beer. I always look forward to a new Sam. Sometimes they miss, more often, they get a solid brew. I meant to rate this beer while I was sampling, but it was so solid that I blew through the sixer without worrying about Ratebeer. Well done, Boston Brewing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GMCC2181 (1554) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 21, 2010
Bottle picked up at SL.... Pours a dark red color, with a good fluffy white head. Aroma of some grassy, piney and caramel malt. Taste is more of a malty IPA... light grass and pine with a strong malt back bone. A little sugary. Medium body. Overall, decent IPA


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