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RATINGS: 1327   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Goodgrief (1794) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUL 5, 2010
Pour was clean amber copper color, with frothy one finger head and some lacing. A very pretty beer indeed. Not much by way of aroma, but my allergies are flaring a little today. Predominantly bready malt flavor with some caramel backbone and some fruity fellas peeking in from the side door. Very mild bitterness. Hop profile seems predominantly european with an earthiness to them. Not what I was expecting from an IPA, the flavor profile is more akin to a slightly hopped up ESB. If they called it an ESB, I’d say it’s one of the better ones.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 4, 2010
In the bottle. Pours a very dark chestnut copper with a large white head. Intense freshly brewed tea aroma. Strong english-style bittering hops. Very big departure from typical giant ass American IPAs. Good stuff. I’d like to see it stand on its own.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ghawener (1463) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JUL 4, 2010
Bottle: Part of a SA Summer Pack, drank watching Spain beat Paraguay 1-0 in WC 2010. Good. Food Pairing: Four cheese Pizza.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tommeagher (222) - Jersey City, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2010
A decent and crafty offering from a brewery I otherwise have not been that impressed with. Very hoppy, with a hint of sweet. Reminiscent of a German beer. I’d drink it again so long as I don’t have to get it in a variety pack with some of Sam Adams’ lesser beers.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
donttreadonme (91) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2010 Earthy, malty aroma, thick creamy head, deep copper color. Heavy aroma follows with sweet taste and slight hopping. Nice clean brew.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aaronbr (127) - Palo Alto, California, USA - JUN 30, 2010
Was excited to try Sam Adams Latitude 48 when I found it in a variety pack; I’d never even heard of it before. A nut brown color and nearly no aroma. Strange color for an IPA. Starts pleasantly enough, but this is a pretty weak stab at an IPA. As a coworker of mine puts it, it’s kind of like a fast-food IPA. Manufactured bitterness, lacking the fresh hops character of it’s west coast counterparts. Just doesn’t stand up to the competition. Drinkable, but nothing special.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2010
Attractive amber pour floating arich white head. The nose is pretty mild...lightly roasted malt and hints of citrus and floral hops. The flavor is also mild...light caramel and toffee, floral and citrus hops, but subdued. Decent lawnmower brew, refreshing and straightforward.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gsmitty80 (1811) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 27, 2010
This was a pretty boring IPA, the hops werent balanced that well and it was not too easy to drink. I think they were trying to imitate the sierra nevada special beers and failed.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiver29 (1035) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2010
Bottle shared by Brian. Thanks! Pours amber color with off white head. Aroma initially had strong pine notes when poured. That went away pretty quickly. Medium mouthfeel. Slight bitterness, slight pine flavors, lead way to a strong malt backbone. Decent brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jport4087 (178) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a nice white head. Smooth hoppy aroma. Light caramel notes. Nice, smooth taste. Kind of crisp. Some malty presence, as well as some caramel and hops.


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