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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

372 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 372
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | 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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AlphaKing414, Apr 02, 2012
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3.73/5  rDev +4.2%

A- Clear amber topped with a medium off white head. Head falls quickly to a cap and leaves some nice rings of lace on the glass.

S- Mild grapefruit, citrus, and pine resin

T- Notes of tart lemon immediately that transitions to a bitter sweet grapefruit note that carries on till the finish. The finish is a balance of caramel malt and bitter hop notes with a lingering final bitter hop note.

M- Medium in body and in carbonation. Not as clean as the first two in this series there is some hop oil and a slight viscous feeling left on the palate.

O- I've tasted this variety of hop before as a blend in lots of other beers, nice to have it as a stand alone variety. The 6% ABV is hidden and not over the top for the style. Interesting experiment from Boston Beer to deconstruct an IPA into it's hop components and let us taste them separately and then together over these six beers. Mikkeller does something similar with their single hop series and I applaud the fact that Boston Beer has taken it a step further.

ToddT, Mar 17, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev +14.5%

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.

ChainGangGuy, Jan 26, 2012
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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Hallertau Mittelfrueh from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 372 ratings.