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RATINGS: 1318   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2010
12oz bottle. Pours a crystal clear, golden-amber colored body with a finger-width, creamy and frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma has some floral and herbal hops with a light, bready caramel. A bit of a soapy, lemony citrus to the hops. Flavor is an above average hop level with a light, balancing caramel that provides just enough sweetness. The malts do feel somewhat thin at times, but they allow the hops to take the forefront and remain at a pleasant, sessionable level. Herbal and floral with more of that lemony citrus and moderate, soapy bitterness. Finishes dry with a lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and soft, light to moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid IPA. Nothing crazy, but well balanced with a pleasant hopping. Enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rocbyter (1898) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUL 14, 2010
Citrus and soapy hop aroma. Clear orange color with a large white head. Strong bitter beginning, but fades quickly to a mild finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WVHouseofBeer (815) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2010
Pours a deep amber with a small off-white head that left a little bit of lacing. Decent aromas of citrusy hops and slight caramel. Pretty good flavors of grapefruit and toffee. Light bitterness and dry finish. Average IPA that lacks some oomph but is an easy drinker.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2010
Pours a rusty reddish orange with a moderate white head. Looks more like an Irish red than anything else. Aroma of grass, peppers, earth, leaves, spice, and maybe a bit of sourdough toast and caramel. Nothing strong on the nose though. Tastes of peppers, caramel, leaves, ash, burnt toast, and old grapefruit. Finishes quite bitter with green peppers, toast, and a lingering ashy grapefruit finish. Medium bodied, kinda slick and the carbonation is a little prickly. Good concept, and worth trying, but this just isn’t that likable of a beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluemooner (608) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2010
Pours a clear amber with a white creamy head. Aroma is floral hops and malt. Flavor is grain, bready malt, and floral, citrus hops. Not a lot of hop bitterness on the finish. Light body and medium carbonation. Sub-par IPA.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
adavis234 (286) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a light brown amber with a one finger tan head. Sticky sweet citrus hop aroma. Flavor’s a bit grassy...ok hop taste and a little bit of citrus. Good for a Sam Adams but not too great overall.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rahmdog (55) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 10, 2010
A good job here by sam adams. Finally they produce a beer with a great floral element to it. I have had a lot of their brews and this is probably my favorite for any of the warmer months. This beer is all hops as far as flavor is concerned with balanced bitter and floral elements. Good job.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JUL 10, 2010
(bottle) deep amber/copper with generous cream head. Grassy hops aroma. Flavor is grassy hops and bready malt.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homebrewerguy (303) - Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2010
Rather dark for an IPA, pours amber with a decent head, nose of noble herbal hops and some light roast malt, nice mouthfeel but lacks the hop bite of an IPA, bittered more like a pale ale but with IPA aroma and flavor hops. Very drinkable as a session beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RobertDale (3458) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 8, 2010
12 oz. bottle from summer variety pack. 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.


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