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

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BA SCORE
82
good

391 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 391
Reviews: 183
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 4
Gots: 15 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 04-26-2011)
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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.

samtrillo, Aug 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.36/5  rDev -6.1%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.44/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Darkmagus82, Aug 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

MikeB20, Aug 10, 2014
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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Hallertau Mittelfrueh from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 391 ratings.