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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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighlanderOne (1062) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2362) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coldbrewky (1493) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aurelius (4634) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GMCC2181 (1553) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
puggy211 (712) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - OCT 21, 2010
Pours clear amber with a decent biege head. Aroma of citrus, malt and hops. Tastes of citrus and floral hops. Finishes a bit bitter. Decent brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MaBeer1972 (1430) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 21, 2010
Came out of the bottle looking like a hop-up version of a Boston Lager. Clear amber color with bigh frothy head. Lots and lots of spicy hop aromas and flavors. Sweetness is indeed slight. Sticky, spice and floral finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (6136) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2010
Tallahassee, Fl - Publix Supermarkets - 12 oz bottle. Sparkling medium copper pour with a silky white head that leaves a nice bit of lacing. Smooth spruce aroma, with a brief hint of resiny cat urine hop aroma. Flavor has a nice subtle bitterness to it with the patented grapefruit tartness. Smooth, nutty maltiness evens it out. Thickish mouthfeel. Overall, solid - was wondering when SA would finally put out a regular rotation IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slitcher (266) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2010
12 ounce bottle. Pours a copper / amber with a medium off-white head. Aromas of floral hops, citrus and caramel. Spicy , floral hop flavor with a nice caramel malt backbone. Very solid and very drinkable.

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