Sunday, May 8, 2011

Samuel Adams Latitude 48

type: IPA
origin: Boston, CA
price: 1.99/12oz
abv: 6

This tastes like a over-hopped Boston Lager. The name derives not from the latitude of the Boston Beer Co, but from the location of most of the Noble hop varietal. Note to brewers: using exotic sourced ingredients is not a substitute for taste. The balance is off, so this is an ale that tastes hopped -- too bitter for the alcohol and sweetness -- rather than it being a complimentary piece of the taste. Esoteric? Maybe so, but the point is this is not worth your money, and they shouldn't call this an IPA. I couldn't give less of a shit where you get your hops if the beer it makes tastes like licking a battery.

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