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RATINGS: 1381   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JUL 10, 2010
(bottle) deep amber/copper with generous cream head. Grassy hops aroma. Flavor is grassy hops and bready malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homebrewerguy (305) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RobertDale (4433) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
asedzie (713) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 5, 2010
Bottle. Pours dark brown with off-white head. Aroma is gentle hop - some herbal noble hops, light cascade-like resiny hops, some mild fruitiness. Flavor has quite a bit of hop resin intensity, starts off with berries and light citrus fruit flavors, mild herbal notes around the edges, finishing on a strong herbal hop note lingering long into the finish. Good thick malt background has lightly roasted flavor. Very full mouthfeel. Very good beer with quite a lot of hop complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Goodgrief (1896) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ghawener (1533) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aaronbr (141) - San Francisco, 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.

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