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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - East Kent Goldings - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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342 Ratings
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Ratings: 342
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 13.91%
Wants: 2
Gots: 14 | 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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Reviews by ktrillionaire:
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ktrillionaire

Florida

3.7/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a rich amber hue and is topped with a sturdy tan cap of froth which deposits huge sheets of lace upon the glass. Nice looking beer.

S - The nose is mellow and earthy with a good deal of soft green tea notes. Not my favorite bouquet, but the aroma is very recognizable as that of the quintessential UK hop.

T - Earthy and tea-like notes sit atop the caramel malt. The hop contribution suggests floral and faint over-ripe citrus. Hops are understated compared to the rest of the series, and it shows a bit too much malt in the balance.

M - The feel is more dry than the other 'Deconstructed', save for Hallertau, but otherwise is pretty much the same sturdy medium-bodied brew.

O - As is true with the entire 'Deconstructed' series, I like this one better than the regular Latitude 48.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2011 15:26:01 | More by ktrillionaire
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paulish

New York

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

07-30-2014 01:28:09 | More by paulish
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Bieniek30

New York

3/5  rDev -13%

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Tennessee

2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

07-29-2014 21:54:07 | More by atlbravsrno1
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mattkoon

South Carolina

3.66/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

this is a pretty good ipa- it has less citrus than others- which i think makes it stand out. there is an interesting sweetness in the nose and the taste has a slight coffee bitter to me. over all i like it a good bit. i cant get this where i live- it was a gift from a friend that went to boston- which makes me kinda sad, cause its a good one.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2014 21:16:37 | More by mattkoon
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

07-27-2014 04:59:21 | More by Doomcifer
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Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

07-27-2014 03:30:21 | More by Phoneguy
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Aaron_Kerkvliet

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

07-25-2014 23:23:08 | More by Aaron_Kerkvliet
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New York

2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

07-25-2014 04:45:59 | More by malfunxion
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, I had lower expectations for this one going in, but still interested in trying it
L - creamy ivory head atop an amber colored ale, good head retention
S - earthy, floral, and fruity with plenty of caramel and bready malt
T - very earthy, floral, apricot (as the label indicates, and is actually more prominent than expected), caramel, bread crust
F - smooth and fuller bodied, finishes very dry and moderately-bitter
O - I'm glad they start you with this one, because I expect the rest to be better. I understand why this is listed as an American IPA. But it's actually more like an English IPA, and if you drink it as such, it's more enjoyable. I'll take it for what it's worth - a fun way to try the different hops.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2014 04:22:05 | More by barnzy78
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tabhill

New York

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

07-23-2014 01:19:55 | More by tabhill
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Evarigan

New York

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

07-22-2014 19:00:34 | More by Evarigan
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

07-22-2014 18:17:23 | More by DaftPatrick
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bluntedboywonder

New York

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

07-21-2014 20:32:30 | More by bluntedboywonder
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AgentMunky

California

3.59/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a DFH IPA glass.

A: Golden clear, with a fine white head and gentle effervscence.

S: Strong caramel malt. Hint of dried apriot. Not very aromatic.

T: The damn label has got me looking for apricot everywhere, but it's not wrong. Otherwise, not very remarkable, hop-wise. Vegetal bitterness on the aftertaste. This is actually pretty pleasant, if on the sweeter side for 'IPAs'.

M: Thick, almost sticky mouthfeel. Interesting and worthwhile.

O: Interesting take, but not my favourite. More hops, please. (I think this is why they numbered them; to proceed by bitterness.)

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2014 03:02:24 | More by AgentMunky
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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Jmac597


4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -13%

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HattedClassic

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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Inglewood

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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CSeavey64

Maine

2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

07-16-2014 00:34:44 | More by CSeavey64
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

07-15-2014 00:45:03 | More by thatoneguymike
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OKCNittany

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

07-15-2014 00:36:42 | More by OKCNittany
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nealbert

California

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

07-14-2014 17:35:17 | More by nealbert
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emerge077

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Aaron for this one!

Bottle notched OCT, served in a tumbler glass.

Pours a bright copper orange, creamy head of foam with concentric rings of lace in the glass. Skim never breaks, even after close to 30 minutes, which is pretty impressive. Ever present trails of rising carbonation visible.

Aroma is tea-like, earthy and mildly floral, caramel malt sweetness.

Flavors of slightly earthy and bitter greens with some sweet flashes of dried apricot and multigrain bread throughout. Mild and English-style, light lingering bitterness. Light to medium bodied with ample carbonation. Overall it was nice to try a fresher bottle of this, i'm usually getting my inlaws leftovers around Labor Day, which is too close to the October best by date, imho.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2014 20:16:05 | More by emerge077
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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - East Kent Goldings from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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