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RATINGS: 1405   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nephilium (1702) - Cleveland, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - OCT 17, 2010
Bottle. Poured a dark amber color with a small white head. Left some lacing on the glass as it went. Aroma was grapefruit, grass, and pine. Flavor was spruce, floral and pine. Weaker for an IPA. More like a pale ale. Still very drinkable. Very balanced IPA. Mild bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ExpendableHero (854) - Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2010
Rich amber colored brew with an off-white head. Not surprised to smell freshly cut grass here. Tastes of pine and spruce, fresh cut grass, and floral/herbal hops. A bit too bitter in the end for me. Decent for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2012 Pours clear amber. Smell is hoppy and biscuity. Kind of a hoppy toffee flavor. Not my preferred style of IPA but still a quality beer, and good fresh. Darker malt flavor than I prefer although the hops are there. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamP01 (658) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2010
Pours a deep clear amber with a small offwhite head. Aroma of earthy hops, some sweet malts. Taste is earthy hops with some sweet caramel malts. Palate is med body, good carbonation. Finish is bitter earthy piney hops followed by a good amount of sweet caramel malts, not overly hopped. Overall an interesting and unique blend of hops and sweet malts. A nice drinkable brew Brit IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sickboy79 (66) - USA - OCT 15, 2010
Bottle. I good solid IPA. One of the best Sam beers in a while. It has a nice full flavor. Front end is very floral and citrus and with nice hoppy bite on the finish, with a touch of carmel flavor from the malt. Very solid. I prefer this over the standard Sam Adams Pale Ale. I would buy it again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dagimp (960) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2010
From a 12oz into a pint glass. Pours a copper clear gold. One inch of head and a lot of lacing. Thin film on the beer never really disappears. Aroma of floral and piney hops. Mouthfeel is moderate, not sticky and full of carbonation...a little too full. Taste is of floral hops primarily, other flavors of pine, resin, well I guess that’s about it. A good British style IPA with a solid malt backbone and not too overbearing hops. Very drinkable and it won’t destroy your palate. It’s actually one of the better Sammies that I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2010
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Fireworks.
Aroma: The nose has light notes of pine and citrus with a bit of orange.
Appearance: It pours a clear amber color with a small, foamy, off-white head.
Taste: The flavor is relatively balanced with some bready malt, lots of pine, resinous hops. The orange citrus comes out a bit more as the beer warms. There is some soapiness as well.
Palate: Medium bodied with average carbonation leading to a very dry, lingering, bitter finish.
Overall: It reminds me of a drier, more bitter Sierra Southern Hemishere. Not too shabby!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Breinstein (17) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2010
According to the description, Sam Adams was out to get the best hops from the top growing regions: Yakima Valley, East Kent, and Hallertau. Aroma: hops: grassy, flowery, herbal, spicy, and some citrus. Visual: Golden with a decent white head that lingers due to the relatively heavy hopping. Taste: more of the same. Well balanced in hop flavor: not too much of any one of the classic hop from each region (Hallertau, Cascade, Goldings). Malt in the background that lacks some needed complexity in an IPA but works well with the smooth bitterness and far from cloying hop flavor. Overall, a light IPA that accomplishes what Sam Adams wanted. It displays the flavor and aroma characteristics of the core hops from each major region without letting one dominate the other. Malt is there only to balance and due to the quality of hops there is not much of the characteristic bitterness of a traditional IPA. Nor is there as much in terms of ABV as would be expected in an IPA. Maybe not what one might expect but well balanced, smooth, and pleasing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjuf1853 (1301) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a nice looking foamed beige head. Excellent lacing along the glass. Noticeable pine resin hoppy aroma but slightly subdued overall for an IPA. Flavor is very nice. A touch of malt sweetness followed by a bitter and long lasting finish.

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