nhamilton (103) - Cibolo, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Looks apealing as you por the amber colored beer to a small white head. Can smell the fruity scent right away. Surprsed by the sharp taste that was on the bitter side. Had the consistancy of a winter type beer. Kind of disappointed in it.
BeerFanDan17 (1021) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Solid IPA... Nothing to brag about, but good hop blend and nice malty balance.
MarkBarnes (384) - Waterville, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2011 May 31, 2010; 12 oz. bottle. Bought the summer-sampler 12-pack just to give this and the Pale Ale a try. Near-ruby color with thin white head; minimal lacing. Sweet, piney aroma; flavor follows suit. Balanced more toward the malt, but I didn’t find the recipe wanting for hops. Not as hop-laden, perhaps, as the excellent, juiced Noble Pils, but I found this "Latitude 48" to be a very enjoyable sweeter-style of IPA -- a winner.
biznizness (1121) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the variety pack at the in-laws, the night of Halladay’s perfect game. Decent IPA, nothing really wrong with it, but not great. I’d drink it again if it was around, doubt I will buy it.
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pour is deep golden with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is somewhat malty with some caramel, biscuit, and citrus hops. Flavors are really well blended with the bread and caramel malt characters finishing with just enough hops to balance out for a pale ale. Now, as this is supposed to be an IPA, I would normally downgrade my rating due to insufficient hops, even for an east coast beer, but I really did like this beer. Very nice flavors. I’d just change the name to Latitude 48 Super Pale!
arone12 (919) - Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A tasty hoppy ale. A great brew by sam adams! Hazy ale with pine foresty taste!
PhatB420 (665) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A decent beer, but not a hop bomb i thought Sam would come out with. Reminds me more a a balnd pale ale with a bit more hops than usual. Unfulling is what this is all about, as an IPA lover I was sadly dismissed.
HonkeyBra (3557) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark deep red with off white head. Aroma of leafy, slightly spicy hops. Flavor is again strong, leafy, earthy, spicy hops, toffee, caramel. Some iced tea. There’s also a dirty earthy malt kind of thing going on which really isn’t that bad. Some cherries. Mouthfeel is a bit bigger than most sam adams brews. In fact, outside of utopias and their imperial series, this might be their biggest, thickest beer. Pretty ironic that it’s only available in their "summer" series mix pack. Finishes with leafy minty hops.
shigadeyo (3092) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
5/07/2010: Samuel Adams Latitude 48... Aroma: Toffee and fruity maltiness topped with plenty of earthy and slightly spicy hops. Appearance: Deep orange color; transparent; creamy beige head; adequate lacing. Flavor: Chewy caramel and European fruity maltiness (like Marris Otter malt) followed by a somewhat aggressive combination of floral, earthy, spircy, and herbal bitterness; toffee in the middle; some residual sweetness in the front with the hops taking over in the finish. Palate: Medium-body; average. Overall: This beer is like a stronger version (more malt and bitterness) of the Samuel Adams Noble Pils, but the Noble Pils is still better...
12 fl. oz. bottles. Rating #84 for this beer.
joeneugs (3555) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is definitely English in style with some nice bready, caramel malts shining through in the aroma and flavor dept. The pour is clear amber orange with a medium off white head. Good lacing. I’m picking up a lot of caramel, orange and pineapple in the aroma with a hint of grain. The flavor is very grainy/malty with lots of sweet fruit and good balance with the bitter citrusy hops in the finish. Lot’s of bread in the aftertaste as well. This tasted very balanced and clean, and reminded me a lot of Full Sail IPA.