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RATINGS: 1311   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.

MacDouglass' rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MacDouglass (88) - Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Aroma: some sugardough and malts, otherwise somewhat muted; Appearance: a deeper, transluscent brown than I would have expected, good carbonation well after the pour; Taste: mostly average, good blend between grapefruit rind and juniper, a very green, fresh taste without being overly bitter; Palate: pretty refreshing, although there’s something in the aftertaste that doesn’t necessarily make you want to immediately have another, I think its a bitterness that’s not exactly a hoppy bitterness; Overall: I had this beer when it first came out (label as shown), and I didn’t really like it that much, I swear that the Lat 48 w/ the lime green label is better, call me crazy, but that’s my impression, anyhow, not too bad, but its still a strictly average beer for me, especially for an IPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brewhemia (29) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2014
Caramel, bread and raisins and maybe some licorice in the aroma. Very nice. Amber color with white head. Little less flavor than the aroma suggests I think, but very nice bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HippyHop (84) - CANADA - AUG 20, 2014
Another solid entry in the hopology series. Nose is pine, bitter grapefruit, caramel, and a bit of spice. Taste is the same: a good solid malt backbone with a nice gently dry finish. There’s that familiar Sam Adams spiciness in the malt, which seems to appear in most of the Hopology series. On the one hand it feels sort of repetitive, but on the other hand it’s neat to see how it interplays with their different hop combinations. Overall this is pretty darn good for a macro beer, especially when you can buy a 24 mixer pack for $25 (well you can in Florida, at least).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
samzim (184) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2014
Strong hoppy aroma. Clear gold colour. Malty front with bitter, grapefruit flavour. Medium body with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dal9000 (182) - Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Dark copper color with a thick white head. I wouldn't have tasted the all the subtle flavors if I hadn't tasted all the others Sam Adams hops beers that lead up to this. Long finish. Layers of malt, pine and slightly sweet ---Rated via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
VastActiv (2782) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle at Janoinen Lohi, Helsinki. Originally rated 29062012. Colour is clear orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, hops and malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CopterScott (135) - Kansas, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Clear copper color with about a finger of off-white head. aroma is light hops and malts. Flavor is grapefruit, pine, and sweat malts with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9877) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
A dark amber IPA with a thick frothy lacing mocha head. In aroma, nice fruity caramel malt with piney and pungent floral hops, light funk and sulfur, nice. In mouth, a nice caramel malt with light floral hops, grapefruit pulp, a bit oxidized, Bottle.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Andresvendsen (194) - - AUG 5, 2014
Ingen tokhöjdare men den duger i krig den med. Hittade den i en mataffär i Helsingør ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Luvystypotables (618) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2014
High hopes for the finished product were dashed by the weak, indistinctive hop aroma. Pours a copper color with a lasting white well laced head. Chalky taste with a traces of over ripe fruit. Dry mouth with a mineral finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidobutai (346) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2014 Poured from a bottle. Red-golden hue, 2-finger head with decent lacing. Fruit aroma, tart fruity taste. Good beer

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