Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Hallertau Mittelfrueh - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.38/5 rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
2nd tasted of the Deconstructed series. Similar orange/light amber/copper appearance as the East Kent. Based on the bottle, the Deconstructed series all had a similar malt bill so this shouldn't be too surprising.
Overall, relatively well-balanced between hops and malt. A touch of pine and citrus play forward -- standard for the Hallertau hop. Less bready and malty compared to its East Kent sibling. A bit of juice and chew in the finish which dries down after a few moments on the palate.
Refreshing and approachable. Again, as with my review for the East Kent Golding version, if you are looking for blistering levels of IBU and hardcoreness, this is not going to pass the litmus test. I think this is a fine, palate-checking IPA to stretch your knowledge and understanding of what hops can and can not do. So far, I think the folks at the Boston Beer Co. have done of decent job of exploring this concept. I can at least applaud them for giving this a go with the Latitude recipe.
This would cut nicely through some greasy fish n' chips.
Serving type: bottle
05-27-2011 23:32:14 | More by Zraly
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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Hallertau Mittelfrueh from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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