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

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Ratings: 401
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 13.33%
Wants: 2
Gots: 21 | 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:
Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 04-26-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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2.66/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: This poured a clear dark gold with moderate off white head.
S: It smelled like floral and earthy lemon hops, with some sweet honey and kitty litter.
T: It tasted like earthy sweet honey, with some lemon zest and floral hops and kitty litter. It had a muddled bittersweet aftertaste.
M: It was watery with moderate carbonation. Decent body.
D: This wasn't a very good IPA. The scent and taste were more earthy and sweet than hoppy, with some bad cat character thrown in also. The body was only ok, and the finish wasn't terribly clean. So it wasn't the easiest to drink. Nothing more than a bad experiment.

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3/5  rDev -13%

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, "best by" date October 2014.

APPEARANCE: pours a clear dark amber color with off-white 1 finger head that dissipated quickly leaving a thin broken layer of bubbles, there was a fair amount of lacing on the glass and medium carbonation.

SMELL: roasted malt, sweet caramel, flowers.

TASTE: initially sweet caramel, earthy and then just plain bitter, reminds me of an English bitter.

PALATE: medium carbonation and body.

OVERALL: The East Kent Goldings hop does not make a good single hop IPA, in my opinion. It's a complimentary hop that tastes better when blended. Having said that, I'm glad I could experience this hop variety on it's own and think Sam Adams had a novel idea to deconstruct Latitude 48 IPA into five single hop IPA's. Can't wait to try the others.

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.13/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: crystal clear; bronze colored; 1 finger off white head that receded slowly to a thin collar; very nice lacing;

S: earthy, herbal; a touch of tropical fruit;

T: earthy and herbal; bitterness builds from mid-palate through the finish; no real flavor left at the finish, just bitterness;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: the amount of bitterness at the finish was surprisingly high;

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with an Oct 2014 expiration date. Sampled on September 20, 2014.

Handsome looking orange-amber pour with a frothy, milk shake-like cream colored head. Busy carbonation.

A tropical fruit-like nose from those hops and a roasted malt backbone.

Medium body.

Mildly hopped taste with a similar mildly hopped finish. Quite easy to drink.

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