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RATINGS: 1297   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
xShanex (60) - Wyalusing, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2010
Bottle. Pours a rich amber color with frothy ivory head that leaves moderate lacing. Slight pine and citrus on the nose. Taste is comparable to a half ass IPA and is lacking complexity. This beer is a bit watery on the finish. Not bad but not amazing either. Have another? If Dogfish Head is not available...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
grimreaperguru (233) - santee, California, USA - MAY 12, 2010
Pours a nice copper color with a short lived white head.The aroma is a piney, citrus.The flavor was a rather mild citrus with a little sweetness.The finnish is smooth with a bitter aftertaste.I’ve had better IPAs but this was good.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
daknole (8947) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 11, 2010
Another bottle that craig sent me home with. Thanks! Amber pour. Frothy off white head. I smell some resemblance to cascade hops. some light grapefruit peel and some light bready notes are around too....odd. Flavor is pretty terrible for the style. What did they do, take a shitball of an amber and drop one hop pellet in it? Not sure how the aroma has any hop character, because the flavor sure doesn’t. Major bummer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAY 11, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark copper with fading off-white head. The aroma is sort of a malty iced-tea with some lemon, orange, and canteloupe. The flavor is a sort of dull bitterness with some melon, wood, and iced tea. The finish is crisp. I gotta say, it’s pleasantly bitter and refreshing, but not very complex.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
docsteigs (526) - Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2010
Failing grade for Sam Adams, not so much because the beer is BAD exactly, but such a poor representation of the style. Nothing from aroma to taste is consistent with IPA; some bittering hops do not an IPA make. I’d be interested to see what the advertised IBU is for this. Esp a disappointment after waiting for so long to have an IPA from Sam.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
unclemattie (4136) - Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2010
Finally an IPA from Sam Adams.
12oz bottle. Clear orange amber color, rocky eggshell colored head. Nice lacing. Aroma of citrus hops and a bit of earthy hops. Sweet caramel laying underneath. Right away the flavor is of sharp bittering hops. More of a toasted malts bread character than an oily grapefruit hop character. Reminds me more of an English IPA that attempted to cross over to the New World. I’m not sure really what the 48th Parallel North has to do with this IPA, since it crosses over both France and Quebec. Bavaria crosses the 48thN, is it a Deutcheland IPA?
Boo, Sam Adams!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2010
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a medium cream head and descent lacing. Aroma of citrus, bread, and grain. Flavor of caramel, citrus, bread, and florals with somewhat dry, mildly bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Sampled on 5/10/2010. This IPA pours a deep copper color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head, with decent retention and nice lacing. The aroma is caramel malts, citrus and grapefruity hops. A medium bodied IPA. The malts are caramel and sweet. The hops are citrusy and grapefruity. Decent carbonation. Definitely more in the English IPA style, the malts are fairly sweet and in the forefront. There is also a touch of tea as well. Decent IPA, but will probably disappoint the hop heads somewhat. Good carbonation. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Rustyham (1718) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Sampled at Guess Who’s Back..." tasting. Great aromas- lots of complex hopps and citrusy, pine going on in there. Flavor, though, like most SA beers, don’t reach the expectation set by the nose. It’s stale and cardboardy. Malt my ass.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brenn79 (1491) - Idaho, USA - MAY 8, 2010
12 oz. bottle- Pours dark golden with a nice frothy head, aroma is nice citrus hops, not bad. The flavor is a little too malt forward for my taste, very little hops in this beer, just some dry bitterness after the swallow, slightly below average IPA.


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