Latitude 48 IPA - Boston Beer Company

Latitude 48 IPA

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Overall: 8.09/10 by 3 dudes

Standard Deviation: 0.05 or 0.58%

Trend: 8.09/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: American IPA

ABV: 6.00%

Season: Year Round

Have Another: 100%

113 beers rated with a 8.19 average
  • 8.06/10 have another
  • A: 8.0 | T: 8.0 | L: 9.0 | M: 8.0 | O: 8.0
  • sDev: 0.37% Color: 7
  • Note: Every bottle I've opened has been a *minor* bottle bottle, that is it's over flowed a little. Open with caution.

    Look: Deep gold, clear color, big super fluffy white head that clings heavily to edges of glass.

    Aroma: A lot of hops going on. Slightest citrus, a lot of earthy. It's sort of all there. The smell of numerous 'classic' hops. Slight sweet malt in background.

    Taste: Slight earthy hop profile, hint of citrus (like the aroma), ends with a spicyness. All balanced by a followed by a malty sweetness. Basically all the hops that could run along the 48th are represented- slightly.

    It's a solid representative of hoppy beers, but it is NOT a classic California hoppy beer. It leans towards the more subtle spicy, earth flavors. That's fine, but it's not a... bold beer.

    Light/medium carbonation, same with body, smooth. Very accessible IPA, almost subtle and light for a IPA.
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  • Reviewed: Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 22:15:02
  • Tasted: Thursday, April 21, 2011
  • $1.33 for 12 oz. bottle
310 beers rated with a 8.28 average
  • 8.06/10 have another
  • A: 7.0 | T: 8.0 | L: 8.0 | M: 9.0 | O: 9.0
  • sDev: 0.37% Color: Deep Gold
  • Had this one a year or so ago, so it is nice to revisit this one.

    Pours a nice deep golden with a huge foamy head. Nice lacing.

    Aroma is hoppy, earthy, with sweet malt.

    Taste is sweet up front with a earthy hop in the middle that works its way into a spicy hop on the backend.

    Medium body with medium carbonation. Nice mouth -feel.

    Overall a nice well balanced beer with a nice hop profile that I don't see a lot of. Good stuff.
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  • Reviewed: Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 22:13:05
  • Tasted: Thursday, April 21, 2011
  • $1.33 for 12 oz. bottle
1,294 beers rated with a 7.86 average
  • 8.16/10 have another
  • A: 8.0 | T: 9.0 | L: 9.0 | M: 7.0 | O: 7.0
  • sDev: 0.87% Color: Deep Gold
  • Pours clear with more than a half glass of white foam on a half glass pour. Great retention with big bubbles and some thick, froth building. Lacing is dry but sticky

    Aroma is mostly hops but not what I expected: earthy dank and some citrus.

    Taste is slightly sweet up front, building with bread malt and citrus bitterness that has some earth to it.

    Medium carbonation that tingles on the tongue. Light end of medium body or lighter. Juicy but dry.

    Crisp and clean with enough earth and spice hops that sits and hangs out on the tongue. Definitely not a west coast IPA. Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 22:11:31
  • Tasted: Thursday, April 21, 2011
  • $1.33 for 12 oz. bottle
Cost Breakdown
  • $1.33, 3 serving(s), 12 oz. bottles
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Malts
  • Two-row Harrington, Metcalfe, and Copeland pale malts, Caramel 60, and Gambrinus Honey Malt
Hops
  • Hallertau Mittelfrueh Noble hops, East Kent Goldings, Zeus, Simcoe, and Ahtanum
Yeast
  • Samuel Adams ale yeast