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RATINGS: 1364   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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
Aurelius (4606) - 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 (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

3.8
   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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MaBeer1972 (1420) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (6067) - 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.

3.4
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4825) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 18, 2010
Clear amber pour, thin white head. Nice aroma of caramel, floral hops, almost tropical, and citrus. Flavor is a little more bland, not a fruity in the flavor, more malty, with some bread.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (6722) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2010
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. The aroma has herbal and floral hops with a light malty sweetness. The flavor has spicy and floral hops and a light malty sweetness. Solid.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pineypower (2691) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2010
Pours out a moderate copper color with a big white head. Aroma is rather weak with some light hop spice and some grain. Taste is light citrus and spicy hop notes with some grain in there as well. Not a bad IPA, but nothing really made this stand out.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nephilium (1475) - Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2010
Nice mild hop aroma, just a bit of malt backbone there. Pours a clear amber, with a thin white head. There’s a bit of bitterness here, but this is not a big hop monster. Very drinkable, and approachable for a novice to get into the different classes of beer. Reasonably priced, and solidly drinkable.


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