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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

374 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 374
Reviews: 180
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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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Viperman1316, Jul 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Inglewood, Jul 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

CSeavey64, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of cyclonece09
4.11/5  rDev +14.8%

Poured on-tap into a "pint" glass. Pours reddish orange with a small white head. Smells of citrus and piney hops. Tastes of piney hops with citrus and slight sugary notes. Beer is light-medium bodied with a good level of carbonation, good finish. Overall, a very good beer.

cyclonece09, Jul 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

thatoneguymike, Jul 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

OKCNittany, Jul 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

nealbert, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of allengarvin
3.45/5  rDev -3.6%

This is a clear amber-orange beer with a slight head. Aroma is downright disappointing...sweet malt mostly with some very faint hops (smells like generic homebrew pale ale). Taste is a little bit better, with moderate bitterness and some floral hops, but it still tastes like an underhopped pale ale, rather than an IPA. The SA house yeast makes a flavor contribution as well.

allengarvin, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of neenerzig
3.9/5  rDev +8.9%

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into my Sam Adams beer glass. This beer pours a very clear, medium amber color. Has a nice thick, creamy looking head about 1/2-2/3 inch thick when first poured. Eventually settles to a nice 1/4 inch with very nice lacing and a nice thick white ring lining the inside of the glass. Excellent head retention here. Aromas of caramel malt sweetness followed by citrus and pine hops and settles out with a hint of spice. the taste is pretty much the same, slightly toasted caramel malt sweetness upfront that gives way to piney, earthy, citrusy hop goodness. Not too bitter. A nice balance of the malty sweetness and the bitterness from the hops. Rounded out with a bit of a peppery spice bite. Has a crisp, smooth, slightly prickly, slightly stick and chewy, resinous mouthfeel. This one really coats the inside of my mouth and does not want to leave. The mouthfeel is also medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Worth a try for sure.

Eric

neenerzig, Jul 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

chicagoish, Jul 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Fellysmarts, Jul 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

bobv, Jul 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

russwilliam, Jul 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

juicebox, Jul 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

pat_usher, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of TempeBeerMan
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint.

A - Pours a crystal clear copper with a one-finger off white head with little retention. Hardly any lacing to speak of.

S - Healthy aroma of mixed fruits, spruce, and a slight vegetal odor.

T - Earthy and fruity, with hints of onion and garlic mixing with grapefruit and candied orange. Slightest hint of lime. A little pine in the finish, but this is more sweet than bitter. This hop and the caramel malt base beer work very well together.

M - Medium bodied, with standard Sam Adams prickly carbonation. A hint of creaminess in the mid-palate and it works. Finishes dry.

O - Pretty solid overall. Probably the most balanced IPA of the Latitude 48 Deconstructed series.

TempeBeerMan, Jul 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

tdm168, Jul 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

ColdOneKev, Jul 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

mattreitz49, Jul 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

MPSTARR, Jul 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

PhilMiller, Jul 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Harrisjo, Jul 03, 2014
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3.31/5  rDev -7.5%

I thought this was a slightly above average IPA, definitely nothing special. Tried it as part of the Latitude 48 "Deconstructed" pack like I assume everyone else did. Kind of a cool idea from Boston Beer. Anyway, this was probably the one I liked the least out of the bunch. It was kind of weak and herbal, just not really what I'm looking for in an IPA.

MarkQ617, Jul 03, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -5%

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
Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Hallertau Mittelfrueh from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 374 ratings.