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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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BA SCORE
81
good

376 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 376
Reviews: 181
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 12.01%
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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Photo of ZAP
3.4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not a real assertive hop presence to this on the aroma or the taste but enough to get a feel for this hop in this beer...kind of an oily, herbal impression....I like the flavor....definitely Hallertau which I love in Pilsners. It certainly works fine here as well as a single hop in this IPA but the overall drinkability is more like an APA than an IPA.

Overall this hop seems better in a beer with a cleaner malt profile like a pilsner but I think this is decent enough as a pale ale. Scores though reflect it as an IPA.

ZAP, Jul 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

MaximumYuks, Jun 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Stofko1992, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of FakeDeniro
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

FakeDeniro, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of yuenglingfan101
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%
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

yuenglingfan101, Jun 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

dgeebs07, Jun 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

NickSMpls, Jun 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

LXIXME, Jun 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

DoubleMalt, Jun 22, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

TheBigBoy, Jun 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

GFD400, Jun 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

j0hnc2468, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of 57md
3.56/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Since I have already rated and reviewed Latitude 48, I am going to keep my review on this “deconstructed” version focused upon the hop character.

The brewer describes Hallertau Mittelfrueh hops as having a "soft bitterness along with delicate citrus and resinous pine notes."

This version is certainly subtle - too subtle in the nose and flavor profile. The resin is mild. The body appears to be heartier than Latitude 48. Perhaps the hop character of this one accentuates the malt profile and makes the beer appear to be heartier than the parent beer.

57md, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, best before 10/2014. Pours crystal clear orange amber color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon zest, orange peel, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper/pine, caramel, bread, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/earthy hops and moderate malt sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange peel, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper/pine, caramel, bread, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, orange peel, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper/pine, caramel, bread, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice flavor balance and complexity of citrus/earthy hops and moderate malt sweetness; with a good malt/bitterness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice and pleasant IPA. Good balance and complexity of citrus/earthy hops and moderate malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

superspak, Jun 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

muddyh2oblues, Jun 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

CreekyJarls, Jun 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Pog-Mo-Thoin, Jun 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

JamieDuncan, Jun 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

AdamP, Jun 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

s35keith, Jun 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

ale207, Jun 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

warnerry, Jun 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

djrn2, Jun 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

wafers, Jun 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

dedbeer, Jun 07, 2014
Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Hallertau Mittelfrueh from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 376 ratings.