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RATINGS: 1287   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodzilla79 (90) - Maryland, USA - DEC 20, 2010
Hoppy, but not too hoppy. The first taste is malty with a hint of roasted coffee. The after taste is slightly sour. Overall it’s a good, moderate, IPA that I would go to again. Although it’s nothing spectacular.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (4292) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle from some place in NWA. Deep rust color with a prominent off-white head. Malty smack on the nose. Definite caramel and some sweet Jujyfruit candies. Softer citrus accents. Pretty sweet/tangy flavor. Caramel, burnt brown sugar and lemon peel. White pepper. A bit chewy. Pretty substantial for 6%. Active carbonation. Overall, I think Sam Adams should make a statement of aggression towards Canada and rename this beer 54°40’ IPA. I’m pretty sure I once heard Jim Koch drunkenly growl "you only have that land because we feel sorry for you punks" at the guys from DDC, so I think he’d be on board with the change. When the hell did manifest destiny go out of fashion, anyway?

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BrewGoblin (240) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUL 10, 2014
The best thing about this brew is the appearance, such a freaking pretty orange copper! After that things go downhill, not to "bad" territory but rather to "who cares?". Pretty bland considering the name stems from the 48th parallel north being a hops growing belt. Really tame citrus hops and really mild caramel malts. The offense I take comes from the safety of this IPA. Not worth buying if you have other IPAs at your disposal.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cmiller54hr (35) - Manitou, Kentucky, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Poured a hazy amber into a snifter. One finger head. Hop aromas. Very floral. Taste not as extreme. Grapefruit and hops for sure. Good IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djoeye (1207) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2014
Vanilla yellowish head, amber body. Scents of fruity hops, cherries, butter and nuts. Taste; lots of hops, roasted malts, butter, fruits. Finishes sweet wood and buttery bitter malts. Nice brew! [35.5cl br sp.btl abv5.9% BB20.07.2014, B@Kvickly, T@Middelfart Fyn DK]

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
keith0718 (354) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle. This is a solid IPA. It’s is well balanced, but with a nice hop flavor.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Karol (591) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle bought at the Queen’s Quay LCBO in Toronto/Canada. Overall a malty IPA. I am disappointed a bit. It was a blind buy. I expected an aromatic and tasty hops bomb but got a malty and a bit bitter hops IPA. Well this IPA is not my thing at all. More malty than hoppy with a mild bitter hops finish. Drinkable, but if you look for a hoppy and citrusy IPA then this is not the one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joejames (98) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle to English pint glass. Pours amber/copper, nice 2 finger pillow head, nice sticky lacing. Aroma has hints of grapefruit, orange peel, toast. Taste is earthy bitter slightly sweet malts. Medium body, lightly carbonated, slight resin mouth feel. Finish is complex bitter, notes of spruce, lemon zest, raisin, herbs and nuts. A different sort of IPA but I like it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bjakk (282) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - JUL 3, 2014
Golden towards brown, yellow foam. Raisins, and malt in the arima. Malt caramel with strong bitterness in the aftertaste, watery.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
llkc (338) - århus, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2014
duft: citrus. lime. grapefrugt. smag: citrus. appelsin sød, svag smag af karamel. gran. .

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
shorlin (636) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - JUL 2, 2014
Pours a burnt orangey-amber with a decent white head, great lacing. Very clear. Aroma is not very hoppy. Some citrus but also biscuity malt. Not impressive for an IPA. The taste is better though, with more earthy malt and the hop coming through. I tasted this next to a more standard American IPA with big hop character and was underwhelmed, but perhaps I need to give it the benefit of the doubt. It’s not a hop bomb but it’s not trying to be. Overall decent drinking beer but don’t expect massive American IPA characteristics.


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