Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Hallertau Mittelfrueh - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.73/5 rDev +4.2%
In a Sam Adams pint glass the beer was an amber color with a thin tan head. There was a small amount of lace.
Aroma mostly lemon/citrus. Somewhat floral. Sweet malt.
Lemon and grapefruit taste. A bit of piney hops. Sweet malt background.
Nice balance. Crisp.
I've enjoyed the deconstruction of Latitude 48.
06-20-2011 20:53:56 | More by lordofthewiens
3.45/5 rDev -3.6%
12 ounce bottle, best before dating notched onto the label.
Pours typical almond amber, clear, fairly minor lt. tan head, leaves just a smattering of fine lace. Grainy hop nose.
Another respectable and well crafted but unoutstanding IPA from this box set. Grainy hops with some citrus noted. Some sweet malty under tones add some balance.
Eh, not real crazy about this one.
07-21-2011 03:05:24 | More by Billolick
3.43/5 rDev -4.2%
The beer pours a dark copper color with a large white head. The aroma is somewhat faint and filled with bread and grass. The flavor is a little more pronounced. I get some grass and orange notes from the hops, as well as some iced tea notes and some bready malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not as good as the Zeus.
05-05-2011 04:32:35 | More by Mora2000
3.03/5 rDev -15.4%
12oz bottle poured into a Perfect Pint (part of the deconstructed pack).
Pours a nice deep amber color with a generous light amber head. Nose is quite malty, a bit grassy and some caramel - hops aren't big on the nose - no surprise.
Taste is Grassy and lightly bitter, but well balanced and fairly drinkable. I'd say this shows that this isn't a good hop for an IPA (single hop anyways) but again, it showcases the flavor very well.
05-30-2011 16:58:58 | More by kingcrowing
4.03/5 rDev +12.6%
Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.
Appearance: Bright golden amber orange with lots of rising bubbles. Big three finger off white head with great retention and good lacing.
Smell: Hops smell earthy with a slightly piney quality. Has a fair amount of citrus aroma. Big presence of caramel malts give a very biscuity aroma. Smells a lot like Sam's Noble Pils. rus
Taste: The hops are a lot stronger in the taste. A good kick of piney lemon citrus bitterness up front is followed by a moderate bready presence of caramel malts. Light hints of honey. Finishes with another mild kick of bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with a moderate amount of bitterness. Smooth and crisp.
Overall: This single hop works pretty well with the malts. This beer is a lot like a Noble Pils with a stronger bite from the hops.
06-14-2011 04:56:43 | More by MattyG85
3.15/5 rDev -12%
Good orange pour with lots of clarity, average head, not much for lacing or retention, but pretty nonetheless. Aroma was mild, grassy, floral.
Caramel first, a little bit of that mild, low bitterness hop with a grassy feel to it. Tough to call this an ipa, or at least not qualify it with an east coast or english descriptor in front of it. Balanced. Mild citrus.
Very easy to drink. Give this to the mild ipa lovers, give the simcoe to the ones who like hops and bracing bitterness. Has a summer ale lemon vibe to it.
06-08-2011 00:07:29 | More by Beerandraiderfan
3.2/5 rDev -10.6%
This one starting off isn't going to be my favorite a strong distinct lemon note goes through my nares and across my palate it's pretty rough within the structure of this malt base. Nose is actually nice a full on lemongrass experience with hints of pine, malts seem a bit dull here and less expressive than the other versions I've had thus far. Flavor is much less expressive than I thought it was going to be, finishes grassy/mild pine with lemon throughout. The caramel malt and overall breadiness really takes over within the dominant flavor profile. Some astringent bitteress in the finish, doesn't work well with the hops so far this one isn't working for me. Mouthfeel is medium bodied even carbonation this one really has a lingering citrus peel bitterness that's hard to get past. Overall experience is that certain hops really work well with certain malts, this isn't a catch all work for every situation hop and to my knowledge it's usually combined with other hops.
04-30-2011 21:00:41 | More by WVbeergeek
3.68/5 rDev +2.8%
12 oz bottle served in a pint glass.
Appearance: a beautiful clear orange-amber in color with a good head that lasted a long time. Light carbonation visible. Good amount of lacing on the glass.
Smell: More floral than the standard Latitude IPA as well as at least some of the other deconstructed versions. Aroma is also rather subtle.
Taste: unusual and rather pronounced rose-petal flavor! Otherwise, as expected from this brewer, no brewing flaws, but the flavor is a bit floral for my taste.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied and smooth; soft for style yet with some crispness; slightly dry finish.
Overall: As a fan of standard Latitude 48 (my BA rating is an A), I was surprised to like most of the single-hop versions nearly as much. That said, this is not my favorite of these. Like the others, it lacks some of the complexity of the 'regular' version, but this one also lacks the hop-forward character and aroma. Hop-wise, it is more of an APA than IPA.
Still, an interesting and pleasant beer that provides the sensory experience derived from a single hop variety that, I imagine, is seldom used on its own.
01-24-2012 01:22:35 | More by chinchill
3.85/5 rDev +7.5%
Poured a slightly darker copper color with about a finger worth of head. Decent lacing as well.
Smell is citrus hops throughout.
Taste is fairly good. I taste a big malt backbone with a slightly bitter hop finish. Could be more of that for my liking.
Medium mouthfeel and beer is very smooth and easy drinking.
Overall a good quality IPA. Could be a little more hoppy, but good nonetheless.
05-14-2011 23:19:25 | More by richkrull
4/5 rDev +11.7%
The fifth and final of my personal tasting of this series.
This beer doesn't separate from the others in appearance, being a very similar coppery color with a very similar one-finger-tall off-white head that retains itself similarly well and leaves similarly good lacing behind.
The nose is nice, soft without being understated. I know that's the kind of thing super extreme beer geeks don't got for, but it brings out subtleties and really makes for better balance. Something of a grassy/lemony mix comes off at the front. A little pine also comes out, and the same bready caramel malts are in this one as the others, though there's a bit of a toasted note that somehow seems slightly more pronounced.
A medium body with an adequate carbonation and a balance of crispness and smoothness in the feel is par for the series and just as evident with this beer.
I felt this was one of the better ones out of all. All the elements worked well together.
05-26-2011 20:21:13 | More by Brenden
3.5/5 rDev -2.2%
It's crazy how much this tastes like a belgian IPA. I don't know if Samuel Adams used the same malt base for the Deconstructed series but it would make sense in my mind.
Either way, this tastes Belgian. That crisp bitterness on top of a bready malt biscuitness. Some orange zest in there and some...pine. I'm ok.
08-17-2014 07:29:32 | More by samtrillo
Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Hallertau Mittelfrueh from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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