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

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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Hallertau MittelfruehSamuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Hallertau Mittelfrueh

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315 Ratings
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Ratings: 315
Reviews: 171
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 12.26%
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:
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(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 04-26-2011)
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LucienDeRubempre

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +39.3%

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

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

07-07-2013 19:08:14 | More by dantezeull
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RBorsato

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

10-22-2013 19:34:29 | More by RBorsato
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yuenglingfan101

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into pint glass. whiskey colored beer. Pretty mild for an IPA. Not much bitternes or citrisy but a very drinkable beer. one could drink this beer over and over again on a hot day and quench your thirsty. A bit of a thick head but thats okay by me

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2014 18:42:01 | More by yuenglingfan101
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coz

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

11-16-2011 01:22:48 | More by coz
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Lincolnman

New York

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

11-11-2012 18:06:09 | More by Lincolnman
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shand

Florida

4.43/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint.

This one pours a fairly transparent amber color with a finger and a half of head. Retention and lacing are good. The smell here is a pretty nice dose of hops, pine and citrus, there's definitely no shortage of IPA aroma here. The taste here is very interesting, I can taste the hoppiness for sure, but it's a different kind of hoppy than almost any other IPA I've had. It's got a piney, yet floral taste with a fairly substantial amount of resin and a bit of a zestiness. The malt backbone lets the hop ease it's way onto the taste buds. Very good.

The mouthfeel is a little thin, but the carbonation level is dead-on. The drinkability is quite good. Overall, I found this a very different and unique IPA that's a great showcase of it's hop. I'm personally a big fan of the base beer, and am now really looking forward to working my way through this twelve pack.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2011 01:31:46 | More by shand
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dfillius

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Aggressive pour yields 2/3 finger of off-white head with good retention. Crystal clear bronze-amber liquid. Pretty though a tad browner than other IPAs.
S: Sweet peach/apricot, caramel, slight apple ester, slight pine hop. Pleasant but not remarkable.
T: A sweet biscuit malt front is followed by increasing bitterness that holds strong and steady. Hops show up as piney and well proportioned. Subtle yet strong. Nice Noble IPA.
M: Full, modestly bitter, warm but restrained.
O: Very nice. I'd order another and might buy this one before I'd buy regular Latitude 48.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 02:08:40 | More by dfillius
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thebrood1987

New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had the regular Latitude 48 in the mix pack before having this one. It has a smell of grassy hops and some lemon citrus notes and some slight pine just as the description says. This to me tastes like a more powerful Boston Lager. More hops and a sweeter, maltier and creamier beer. The taste starts off with a bit of hop bite and the malty bready sweetness like the regular Latitude 48 starts off with and then ends with the Hallertau Mittelfrueh hops that give of a slight citrus, some pine and tea like flavors and a bitterness that is a more of a tea like than anything.

The original Latitude 48 has more bitterness but I can tell now how this hop strain plays a role in the original beer. Like I said before it's like their Boston Lager but hopped up and with more malts. I definitely like this beer and its pretty unique because I've never had a single hopped Hallertau Mittelfrueh IPA ever...very cool. It adds such an appealing hop taste that mixes perfectly well with the sweet malts. Can't wait to try the other ones in the mix pack.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2011 00:10:56 | More by thebrood1987
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briandaube

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

06-02-2012 22:50:00 | More by briandaube
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Std73

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

05-28-2014 14:49:37 | More by Std73
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hustlesworth

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- clear coppery amber, and mysteriously the structure of the beige foam appears to resemble a hoppy german plslner... lice is delicate, nice, and crusty.

S- clear, citrusy, floral, and grassy. the same floral notes i get from noble pils. toasty and somewhat sweet malt background.

T- malt is up front in this one with toast, burnt cookie, and a touch of caramel. pleasant mild bitterness creeps through but is very refined and nuanced. this is probably the least hoppy of the deconstructed bunch. finishes with apple skin, orange pith, grapefruit zest, a little lemon peel, and oregano bitterness.

MF- kinda slick, apple-juicy and beautifully carbonated. somewhat dry but not all resinous and hoppy feeling. deceiving weight.

D- the HMSAL48IPA goes down like a gatorade on a hot day. a session winner.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2011 02:52:37 | More by hustlesworth
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GaryMarkle84

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

08-19-2012 21:30:10 | More by GaryMarkle84
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jjanega08

Minnesota

4.22/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I'm reviewing the hops only. For the traditional beer review check out the regualar Latitude 48 review.

Haller hops smell like fruit to me. A nice tropical fruit smell. Excellent pineapple smell comes from the right blend of malt and hops. Really works well for this beer. I feel like Sam Adams uses Hallers the best. Tropical fruit and some peppery zest to it. The taste matches the odor to a tee with the fruit and zest. Works in excellent harmony. My favorite of the series so far.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2011 23:54:48 | More by jjanega08
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4.22/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Last one of the "Deconstructed Series" to review.... this name's a tongue twister, eh? Anyway, this one tastes a lot like the Noble Pils to me, which is a pretty good thing. This is one of the better single IPA's in the mixed case, nice balanced, some nice caramel malts come through. Decent hop bite and really drinkable and stands well on its own. Good beer, the mixed 12 pack is a must get and this is one of the ones to look forward to.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2011 23:16:51 | More by oriolesfan4
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afdempse

Maryland

4.2/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light brown color - looks like iced tea. Thin layer of foam that barely covers the beer, and scant lacing down the glass.

Some pine in the nose, but not much else. Flavor of slightly earthy malt that plays nicely with the resiny noble hop flavor. Bitterness is very smooth, with a faint citrus tang.

Finishes mildly astringent, but dry and not bracing. Bready malt and caramel notes in the breath. Carbonation on par for style.

I found this beer to be very drinkable and probably enjoyed it the most of the beers in this series.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2011 04:20:45 | More by afdempse
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plfahey

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance-Golden amber and brilliantly clear, with a modest off white head with decent retention and sparse lacing.

Aroma-Fresh noble hop aroma, with zesty, green, floral notes. Smells light, perfumy, and elegant, but with the slightest sulfur/vegetal notes. Malt smells softer than in some of the other examples, with some grainy, bready notes in addition to light toast and caramel.

Flavor-Soft bready malt flavors provide a nice backdrop for the noble hops to express themselves, and in the end this one ends up tasting a little like a german pils with a touch of toast and caramel in the finish. Hop flavors are similar to the aromatics, and I find them somewhat difficult to describe beyond "noble", but they are spicy and slightly floral, with a character that almost strikes me as "soft pine"-not in your face like American piney hops, but just a pleasantly light pine flavor. In the flavor, there's a hint of light fruit and some toasted malts appear. Finishes dry with moderate bitterness.

Mouthfeel-Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

I wouldn't reach for this one if I were going for an American IPA, but as far as single hop expressions of the Hallertau Mittelfrueh hop go, this is pretty good. As I said in the flavor, this strikes me as similar to a German pils, but a little bit richer, with a bit more malt character, and a touch of fruit at the end.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2011 01:55:41 | More by plfahey
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MadCat

New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: A light golden brown, very clear, short white head, leaving good lacing

Smell: Pine, resin, lemon, some malt sweetness, some earthiness

Taste: Resinous pine up front, but not abrasive. Some lemony citrus and earthiness. A generous amount of bitterness, but not overwhelming. Some balancing malt sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, high crisp carbonation, semi-dry finish

Overall: I think this is a better IPA than the regular Latitude 48, but I don't think it is complete. I love the concept, as it helps me understand a single type of hop better. I also enjoy that these aren't as intense as your standard West Coast IPA.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2011 01:20:07 | More by MadCat
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JamesS

Indiana

4.13/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a great copper color with great head and very nice lacing. Excellent deep sweet malty aroma with a great hop hit at the end. Interesting taste, with great malt sweetness, slight caramel flavors, and a nicely decent spicy hoppiness. Went down quite well indeed, with just a bit of roughness from the hops.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2011 18:51:16 | More by JamesS
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MrHurmateeowish

New Hampshire

4.13/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle purchased as part of the Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed mix-pack at Hannaford in Derry. Pours a clear amber body with nearly an inch of off-white head that persists leaving some decent lacing. Herb, pine, grass, and fruit notes comprise the aroma. Pine, herb, and grass share the flavor with caramel, biscuit, graham cracker, and just the slightest hint of raisin. Light in body with medium body making for a drinkable beer. Not bad. More balanced than the EKG version. A good showcase for Hallertau hops.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2011 00:34:48 | More by MrHurmateeowish
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of the deconstructed 12 pack.
Pours a deep amber color with a frothy white head that sticks around for a bit before impaling itself to the sides of the glass. Smells sweet, floral earthy and herbal. Flowers mixed with hints of bread and caramel. Taste is sweet and malty with a buttery and floral/herbal bitterness that survives long after each sip. Fairly dry finish. Medium body and level of carbonation. This one seems to be the smoothest of the bunch. Floral herbal bitterness goes down quite smooth. This one is also the least IPA like.

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Serving type: bottle

06-24-2011 23:50:10 | More by johnnnniee
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pzrhsau

District of Columbia

4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hey nice rich golden color with an amber copper hue? Very robust head? Hey, such is the toll of doing business rating a group of beers with essentially the same ingredients save for the hops.
S: Clearly the hops the provide the esters and aroma to the beer (as a whole). It really has a good bitterness and full balanced aroma.
T: Nice bitter biting hop flavor. Classic Hallertau hops with crispness and bitterness really bringing out some floral flavors in the malt.
D/O: Very much an aromatic beer that adds to the combination to make the overall latitude 48. Very great smell and good bitter flavor.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2011 04:01:11 | More by pzrhsau
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DannyDan

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A. Pours a copper color body with a thick white head that has decent lacing, carbonation and very good retention.
S. Caramel, lemon and pine stand out nicely in the aroma.
T. When tasting this brew I taste some caramel followed by some lemon, floral and pine hops taste. Also has a nice spiciness mixed in and together all the flavors are well balanced and gives off a pleasant taste.
M/O. The mouthfeel is a soft creamy feel that finishes off slightly dry, but overall this is a very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2011 03:58:49 | More by DannyDan
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albertjr21

New York

4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

And now review # 4 of 6 for the Deconstructed Series. Enjoyed on 8-18-11 in a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint. Appearance is a rusty orange amber color under a hefty sudsy head. Aroma takes on a full and resinous sweet candied pine and citrus blend. Really flavorful pine and lemon citrus dominates the palate from opening to ending with an even bitter balance and a friendly bitter cling. Very nice malt support for the hops on stage. Nice to know that everything bitter I'm tasting is from a single noble hop.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2011 03:28:52 | More by albertjr21
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Let's pull up the initial Latitude 48 review:

"Appearance: Pours out a clear, dark amber body with an initially fluffy, though ultimately short-lived, whitish head.

Smell: Sweetish light-colored caramel sauce paired with oven toaster-toasted biscuit tops. Aromatic pops of hoppy spices, lemon juice, and dried, tea-like herbs fill the nose.

Taste: A maltiness tasting of toasted biscuits hit with a small-sized spoonful of caramel and toffee. There’s a short-lived sweetness that drops out in anticipation of the incoming hops, which bring about a mixture of grassy herbs, lightly earthy spice, and lemon peel (a bit of pith included). Well-integrated bitterness. A last hint of dry caramel and spiced tea on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Lat-48 comes up just shy of the medium body mark. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: A tasty, nicely hoppy brew without hitting you over the head with scorching bitterness. "It’s an ale." --Matt Simpson. Too right, Matt, too right."

OK. Well, appearance and mouthfeel are the similar all across the board and in step with the original, as is the underlying malt character. Herbaceous, leafy hops with some subtle dried lemon. In a roundabout way, it reminds me of a slightly bumped up SABL, in terms of ABV and IBU's, and, of course, the yeast. Is there a particular order I'm supposed to do this in? This is third after Ahtanum and Simcoe as is, so far, my fav of the bunch.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2012 18:22:05 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Hallertau Mittelfrueh from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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