Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Hallertau Mittelfrueh - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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4/5 rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Like the others, this pours a polished bronze with a sturdy cap of off-white suds. Good retention and lacing, though maybe a tad less here.
The nose gets a caramel sweet, bready malt base, then dried flowers, lemongrass, and pine from the Hallertaus.
It travels through the mouth with a sturdy, toffee and (lightly) toasted bread maltiness. Even though it's the same as the others in the series, the malt profile seems a little different here, an interesting trick of perception. A touch of fruitiness in the middle, something akin to orange jelly. This hop experiement bring wildflowers, pine bark, lemon zest, talc-like minerality, and a lingering herbal tea bitterness.
Interesting, in a good way. This brings out a few things that I don't usually associate with Hallertau, specifically the resiny pine notes. I doubted whether it could star solo in an IPA, but this works.
Serving type: bottle
05-12-2011 05:36:23 | More by cokes
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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Hallertau Mittelfrueh from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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