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RATINGS: 1398   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Velkyal (319) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2010
the American hops slightly over power the beer, and there is a slight solventy taste lingering in the background. Pretty easy drinking though not inspiring.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mackus2 (156) - Edison, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours reddish amber with a little white head. Nose is hoppy- grassy and floral. Medium body that is a bit watery on the taste til the finish which is grassy hops. Pretty average IPA- not disappointed but not impressed.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillHick420 (456) - California, USA - SEP 17, 2010
pours dark amber with a frothy white head. Sweet citrus malt flavor with a smooth finish. Cant tell anything else. My first IPA. I liked it.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
devilben02 (281) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Orange-amber color that is a bit cloudy, with a creamy head that leaves very good lacing on the glass. The aroma is nondeScript, with a bit of graininess and a light malt sweetness. The flavor is underwhelming, with no outstanding hop presence, only a dull earthy bitterness (that is not entirely pleasant) contrasted by a light caramel sweetness. The light and tingly carbonation is pleasant, and there is a nice smooth finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2541) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep coppery amber with a medium sized cream colored head. Aroma of tangy malt, hops and grains. Taste of tangy malt, grains, hops and light citrus.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kavu (3695) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 15, 2010
Pours amber with a medium head. Aroma is bitter with some fruits. Flavor is malts, fruits and mostly hops. Decent.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - SEP 13, 2010
orange/amber pour with a fluffy white head.. Aroma is sudsy and floral with a bit of sam adams bottle tang stille evident. Flavor is more soapiness with some bitter bite at the finish and some grapefruit as well. Almost there, but suffers from the Sam Adams syndrome of mediocrity

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pumpmaster (1343) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2010
Sample from bottle at the Treasure Coast Beer Fest 9/11/10 Ft Pierce, FL. Very good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Pours a pale golden yellow, nose is mild with hops, taste is mild with hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 11, 2010
UPDATED: APR 30, 2011 Bottle: Pours a clear orange with a medium white head, fresh grass and hay in the aroma with a bit of orange and pine, starts and ends bitter, medium bodied with playful carbonation, a nice surprise from SA.


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