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

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BA SCORE
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361 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 361
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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dental

Massachusetts

3.7/5  rDev +3.4%

08-21-2014 01:38:56 | More by dental
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dreis

Massachusetts

3.84/5  rDev +7.3%

08-20-2014 20:01:30 | More by dreis
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Phoneguy

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

08-20-2014 02:21:20 | More by Phoneguy
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

08-19-2014 07:21:08 | More by zestar
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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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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

08-17-2014 07:15:54 | More by rolltide8425
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BuddyZ

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

08-15-2014 23:00:47 | More by BuddyZ
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Johnroby

Ohio

3.36/5  rDev -6.1%

08-15-2014 22:43:59 | More by Johnroby
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Drew26

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -16.2%

08-11-2014 20:32:01 | More by Drew26
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.44/5  rDev -3.9%

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a nice amber color with a massive amber tinged head. The head has fantastic retention and last a very long time, with it eventually fading leaving a wonderful level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of this one is rather hop light overall consisting of some more subtle grapefruit citrus and light pine smells. Along with these smells comes a decent showing of a tropical fruit and bready nature with the tropical fruits being a mix of tangerine, mango and pineapple.

Taste – The taste begins with a bready flavor mixed with a decent showing of a fruity tropical fruit nature of tangerine and pineapple. At the start there is a light grapefruit hop flavor that gains a bit of strength as the taste moves on to the end. A little bit of apricot and caramel come to the tongue with the tropical fruits fading a little bit as the taste advances. Some lighter pine and earthy hops develop at the very end, leaving a rather smooth and malty sweet flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body is above average with the carbonation level a little above average. The slightly thicker body does a decent job for the malty flavors of the brew and does help accentuate the lighter hop flavors, which overall was needed as the hops are fairly light overall.

Overall – A maltier brew that is a little light in hop flavors for an IPA. It does however have a decent hop taste with a blend of citrus, pine and earth there, all from the single hop, and with the nice malty body creates a fairly easy drinking more pale ale style brew.

08-11-2014 01:57:38 | More by Darkmagus82
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TrojanRB

California

4/5  rDev +11.7%

08-10-2014 18:11:48 | More by TrojanRB
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MikeB20

Delaware

3.69/5  rDev +3.1%

P: 12oz bottle into a perfect pint glass.

A: A golden amber pour with a nearly two finger light tan head. Good lacing, the best out of the three Deconstructed IPA brews so far.

S: Mild, sweet caramel malt and citrus hops. Slightly fruity with perhaps a touch of pine in the finish? I'm having a hard time nailing down the aromas in the finish.

T: Much more malt up front than with the Mosaic hop brew but it has a nice bitterness in the finish that wasn't there with the East Kent Goldings. More sweet than bitter and the hops fail to add any real distinct flavors to the beer. They seem to add a pleasant, earthy bitterness. Caramel flavors from the malt are muted but it's still the easiest malt flavor to taste.

M: Moderate body and carbonation. Right for the style.

O: Hallertau Mittelfrueh is the bread and butter hop for Boston Beer. They use it extensively in their brews and it's the main hop in Boston Lager. It sems like a rather simple hop, nothing really stands out about it but it adds a nice all around bitterness, flavor and aroma so I can see why it would be used in a variety of brews. Not as good as the Mosaic only beer but a bit better than the EKG version.

08-10-2014 16:55:32 | More by MikeB20
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swierczt

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

08-09-2014 12:39:53 | More by swierczt
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dunlap926

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.2%

08-08-2014 01:15:25 | More by dunlap926
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JT99125

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

08-07-2014 14:09:45 | More by JT99125
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dpgoblejr

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

08-06-2014 22:34:33 | More by dpgoblejr
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gtermi

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

08-06-2014 04:59:52 | More by gtermi
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buzzed

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

08-03-2014 03:43:28 | More by buzzed
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CreedeSon

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

08-02-2014 19:51:27 | More by CreedeSon
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TubbyDullard

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -16.2%

08-02-2014 18:31:03 | More by TubbyDullard
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Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

08-02-2014 15:50:56 | More by DRapp1984
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kdivers

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

08-02-2014 01:35:56 | More by kdivers
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North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

07-31-2014 23:18:29 | More by beerFool28607
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Cook82

Maryland

4/5  rDev +11.7%

07-30-2014 23:42:07 | More by Cook82
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Chucker17

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

07-30-2014 21:56:31 | More by Chucker17
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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Hallertau Mittelfrueh from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 361 ratings.