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.
An interesting IPA brewed with hops from top growing regions located close to the 48th latitude. This beer seems to be lacking a bit of fresh citrus flavor in the hop profile, with earthy spice and hop oil notes dominating the overall character. The sweet caramel and toasty malt flavors fill the mouth, with crisp carbonation and a smooth, rich finish.