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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 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gsmitty80 (2072) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiver29 (1036) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bpreo (2110) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 26, 2010
I was mostly impressed by this offering from the Boston Beer Co. Ahh, the good old days when England ruled American and India.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 23, 2010
Pours a copper color with a large white head. Aroma is caramel, malt, hops, dough. Flavor is dough, caramel, some hop bitterness in the finish. Well balanced and decent amount of bitterness. Not flawed, but not quite as big as I like my IPA’s.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nik925 (776) - USA - JUN 21, 2010
Solid. The hops and bitterness start off good, but leave a poor aftertaste. The malt is solid, fully and correctly fermented. A good, yet average beer. Like most Sam Adams, this is great for what they are aiming for, and while some may fault them for not enough hops, others will fault them for "bitter beer face". This is a quality brew with some mass appeal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maddog (474) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2010
Imagine an average beer from Boston Beer Company. Remember when they were the pioneers of the brewing industry? They are just so afraid to brew a killer beer. This "ipa" is a decent pale ale. The pour is dark amber in color with flavors of malt, spice and light pine hops. Very mild, very average and at 5.8 percent, certainly not an ipa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 21, 2010
Pours a ruddy brown color with medium off-white head. Aroma is like citrus, bready malt and a bit of earthiness. Taste is more towards an English IPA were the citrus hop profile and the malt bone share the spotlight with. Pretty decent beer but I prefer the Americanized version of IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbill (3574) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2010
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear golden amber with thin-moderate linen white head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left very little lace. Pleasant aroma of caramel, bready malt, and mild citrus. The flavor is caramel and bready malt followed by a wash of bitter citrus hops. Some mild bitterness lingers on the palate well after the swallow. Solid beer.

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