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.
The unique blend of hops in this beer creates a complex and distinctive hop character and aroma without being overpowering. The Bavarian Hallertau Mittelfrueh hops add a floral note to the beer, the American Simcoe®, Zeus, and Ahtanum contribute a citrusy and piney hop flavor, and the English Goldings add an earthy character. These flavors are balanced with the body from our proprietary pale malt blend and slight sweetness from Gambrinus Honey Malt.
Flavor: Distinctive and intense hop aroma and flavor balanced by a slight sweetness and light body.
Color: Deep copper
Original Gravity: 14.8° Plato
Alcohol by Vol/Wt: 5.8% ABV – 4.5% ABW
Calories per 12 oz. serving: 200
Malt Type: Two-row Harrington, Metcalfe, and Copeland pale malts, Caramel 60, and Gambrinus Honey Malt
Hop Variety: Hallertau Mittelfrueh Noble hops, East Kent Goldings, Zeus, Simcoe®, and Ahtanum
Yeast Strain: Samuel Adams ale yeast
Availability: Year round
First Brewed: 2009