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

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396 Ratings
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Ratings: 396
Reviews: 183
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 4
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
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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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 04-26-2011)
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Photo of aggiearcher13
3.13/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Hazy amber, like the rest of the series it has a nice frothy head that hangs around for a while and leaves nice lacing.

S: Quite floral, and a little musty.

T: Malty and sweet with a hoppy floral backbone. A little bit of pine to it.

M: Good, full body, adds quite a bit to the beer.

O: Not that great on the whole, but it's a unique beer to experience. I would definitely try it again to see if my opinion would change.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.15/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of alpinebryant
3.15/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dark dirty penny copper color with a strong white head nearly overflowing the top of my pint glass. Great job on the head for an IPA IMO.

Aroma of rich caramel crystal malts and light pine and light citrus hops.

As an American IPA, this could use more hops. I know this pack is more of a comparison tool than how each beer would be brewed individually by SA, but this one is not my favorite of the bunch. I get a good strong bittering presence from a long boil on the hops. First sip I get a slight floral taste which is quickly taken over by malt. Mid body I taste more caramel than anything else. Aftertaste is slightly astringent / tannic dry tasting, similar to the EKG Lat 48 but not as good IMO.

Good mouthfeel for the style, medium body with a high carbonation that slightly stings the tongue. Overall pretty good.

Photo of brother_rat
3.15/5  rDev -12%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I've had this bottle chilled in storage for some months, so let's see how it turns out.

A: Pours a beautiful deep copper, with nice carbonation (still bubbling while drinking). The head disappointed--it poured out white, one finger tall, but quickly dissipated. Minimal lacing. 2.5/5

S: Opens with a burst of spicy, floral hops, with a wet sweetness. 2.5/5

T: The first flavors mirrored the scents: hoppy, floral, very bitter citrus, pine, grapefruit, but that melts into a mellowed citrus that's chewy and sweet. A sweeter, maltier finish, with solid yet integrated bitterness. 3.5/5

M: A very light but chewy feel, which was perhaps the beer's strongest and best feature. Had a very crisp opening and a full finish, and yet it drank very well. I thought the carbonation would be too much, but despite the continued glass carbonation it was perfect. 3.5/5

O: Perhaps my favorite of Sam's Deconstructed series. Great flavors, nice body, and it was very drinkable. 3/5

Photo of crusian
3.18/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from halls in dfw, only place I could find it. Thanks john.

I am going to start all these reviews the same, as it is the same beer...

Great concept and price point, wish more brewers would do this... as it is a beer geeks wet dream.

pours a darker than expected amber color with about a finger of head... awesome lacing clinging for life around the sides.

Nose is actually malty on this one... with a little bit of peppercorn coming through. Hops, though... not too much when I think of an apa. Hope this tastes better...

Taste is a traditional bittering hop. It seems like this would last years and still have some bite to it. It has a lot of honey flavor and sweetness that the others didn't have... which was unexpected. The more I drink it the more I like this one... interesting... by still not that great.

Photo of TippySelenoid
3.18/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass.

It's a nice hazy copper, with a white head that turns into a rim of lace.

It's got a softer smell. Flowery and a bit piney.

This is a malty sweet beer. The hops lend a nice floral flavor with a lot of pine on the back side.

It's medium bodied with a carbonation that was all right by me.

This beer seemed average. This Deconstructed IPA 12er is getting tiresome. Zeus is the last one and the one I've been looking forward to the whole time. Come on Zeus!

Photo of mothman
3.18/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into chalice.

Pours 1 and a half fingers of khaki head. Decent retention leaving some really nice lacing. Color is a dark amber copper.

Aroma: Has a bready/biscuity malt profile. This one is pine flavored similar to the zeus. It also has a big lemon citrus kick.

Taste: This one start out with some sweet malts. Caramel and bready flavored. Then comes the lemon citrus flavors followed by the piney earthy hops. More malty than the zeus.

Mouthfeel: Bitter-similar to zeus. More bitter than the East Kent Goldings. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends pretty sticky.

Overall, this was a bit too malty for me like the Kent. I think I thought the original was a bit too malty as well. This one is a bit behind zeus due to the malts showing a bit more.

Photo of MrOH
3.18/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours deep copper with a finger of off-white foam that lingers. Slippery lace

Mostly caramel maltiness, grass, floral, and spice from the hops.

Again, mostly malt, but the hops show up a bit more. Great herbal spiciness that lingers. That great hop bite from a German pils? It's very evident that it comes from the Hallertau.

Medium bodied, slightly sticky, good carbonation.

Interesting. I think that this variety of hops just doesn't stand up to something so malty. Great lesson in understanding not only how ingredients taste on their own, but also what they are and aren't necessarily good for.

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.2/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of pburland23
3.2/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Part of the Latitude 48 Deconstructed Variety Pack.

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into my Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Again, beer pours a clear, bright copper. About a finger of white head again. However, the lacing isn't as pronounced as with the Simcoe variety.

Smell is underwhelming. It not much of an IPA smell. The hops are muted and earthy. There's also some lemony citrus notes as well.

The taste is much more herbal and malty than it is hoppy. There's a strong caramel sweetness running through the beer. As the beer warms, the alcohol becomes noticeable and a little prickly.

Another medium bodied brew. Seems less carbonated than other beers in Latitude 48 Deconstructed pack, but perhaps that's my imagination. The drinkability is pretty good.

Overall, a disappointing beer. I like noble hops but this one misses the mark. Medicinal, herbal and sweet. Not exactly my definition of an IPA.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Skye1024
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Bieniek30
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of beerFool28607
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of pat_usher
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of ArtZan
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of bismarksays
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of hopkrid
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of betsona
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint.

A- Same as the others. Shiny clear copper color with finger worth of white head. Dissipates into a thin ring around the glass and lttle protein pools. Random bits of lacing.

S- Strong lemon citrus notes with some pine. The lemon overpowers the bready malt. The nose reminds me of camping.

T- Lots of citrus lemon with grass tones mix hit the very front of the palate. Some sweet caramel in the middle gives way to a vary minimal hop bitterness that is also pretty lemony in tone.

M- Medium body with good carbonation that really doesn't add or detract from the taste. Lasting lemony linger. No off flavors.

O- Has the flavor of a shandy--really lemon based that kind of hides most of the traditional beer flavors. A good beer, just not exactly an IPA. I would pick up a few more of these for a bbq.

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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