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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Hallertau Mittelfrueh - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
81
good

363 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 363
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 4
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 04-26-2011)
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Reviews by connecticutpoet:
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connecticutpoet

Connecticut

2.78/5  rDev -22.3%

My first of the Deconstructed series, chosen completely at random by a blind grab into the box. Poured into a pint, I got a one finger head floating on a clear amber body. The head subsided, but still had a substantial film that lasted throughout the glass.

Aroma was initially of some pine-like hops, but I was surprised at the strong grainy presence. I usually get that with lagers, so in an IPA it seemed out of place. Then some biscuit character came out, along with some mild bitterness and a slightly sweet honey note.

Taste... what the hell? I got some sticky sweet, cloying malt that coated my tongue, then some bitter and astringent character cut through, followed by a little spiciness and some odd metallic taste. I finished the glass with larger swallows, and that cut down on the stickiness, but it was still off.

Mouthfeel was wierd. I didn't like it. It left a film on my tongue and teeth.

Overall, I guess I am glad I started with this one. I can only see the prospect of the other ones being better than this one, because it would be hard to top this.

07-14-2011 02:06:00 | More by connecticutpoet
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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

08-26-2013 01:13:58 | More by cam477
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lordofthewiens

Maine

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
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

07-22-2014 18:18:26 | More by DaftPatrick
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warnerry

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

06-08-2014 22:35:11 | More by warnerry
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40451

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.7%

05-19-2012 01:04:42 | More by 40451
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generallee

New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

10-19-2012 17:44:17 | More by generallee
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

07-27-2014 04:59:32 | More by Doomcifer
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Billolick

New York

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
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Mora2000

Texas

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
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Skye1024

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

05-12-2012 19:48:01 | More by Skye1024
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JC333

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

02-19-2014 02:22:23 | More by JC333
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kingcrowing

Vermont

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
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mjtiernan

New York

4/5  rDev +11.7%

11-15-2011 04:15:23 | More by mjtiernan
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juicebox

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

07-10-2014 02:12:40 | More by juicebox
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MattyG85

Minnesota

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
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briandaube

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

06-02-2012 22:50:00 | More by briandaube
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

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
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

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
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chinchill

South Carolina

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
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richkrull

Wisconsin

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
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LucienDeRubempre

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +39.7%

11-22-2011 06:04:51 | More by LucienDeRubempre
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

06-23-2014 02:19:31 | More by LXIXME
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Brenden

Ohio

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
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samtrillo

California

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
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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Hallertau Mittelfrueh from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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