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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA


Saw this IPA awhile back and thought I’d grab a sixer. It comes in at a very attractive price point. Of course, with all of the IPAs around here, it’s gonna be hard to compete. It features 2-row Harrington, Metcalfe, Copeland, Caramel 60, and Gambrinus Honey malts with Hallertau Mittelfrueh, East Kent Goldings, Zeus, Simcoe and Ahtanum hops. That’s a whole lotta hops.

American India Pale Ale. 5.8% ABV. Massachusetts.

Dark amber color, does leave a decent head.

The nose is hoppy, but not over-the-top, with quite a bit of malt coming through, bringing a biscuit character. The hops are very piney, with a hint of orange.

Light to medium bodied, could use a little more body.

Very English in it’s approach. It’s got that piney hop flavor, but is really balanced with a lot of malt bringing quite a lot of biscuit/cracker and a little bit of caramel. Does bring some bitterness on the backend.

It’s a serviceable IPA, so I’d recommend it. Actually, for the price, it’s a great deal. 83 points.

  1. Mac
    April 30, 2011 at 8:56 am

    Boston Beer Co. has released a variety 12-pack called “Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA Deconstructed”. You get two bottles of Latitude 48 IPA, and two bottles each of beers brewed with the five individual hops that comprise the Lat 48.

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