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

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Ratings: 403
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 13.33%
Wants: 2
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.46/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

"This single hop IPA is brewed using only East Kent Goldings. These classic English hops create a mellow bitterness with earthy, floral, and apricot notes that are balanced by a subtle malt sweetness." Brewed in the style of an American IPA. Released as part of the Latitude 40 Deconstructed IPA series, available in 12 oz. bottles.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a Samuel Adams Sensory pint glass. Served above 62 degrees Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a biscuity white head of a frothy foam consistency over a moderately pulpy bronze amber body with moderate carbonation. Retention is good and lacing is light and spotty. 4

(Smell) The East Kent Goldings hop imbues earthy, fruity and mild citrus aromas atop a bread malt blend of English malts and light caramel grains. The perceived bitterness is mild to medium and potency is medium. 3.5

(Taste) Forward delicate fruit notes of peach and apricot, light herbal and earthy hop flavors. Malt character is mild caramel and toffee malt which finishes light on malt sweetness with an herbal, tealike thinness. 3.25

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, lightly oily and mildly dry. Carbonation is low with a light frothiness and low crispness. Body is shy of medium and medium overall. Balance is slightly more bitter over sweet. Alcohol presence is low and there are no off characters. 3.75

(Overall) The English style hops are frequently overlooked as a common American IPA hop choice due to their lightness and focus on fruity, herbal and earthy flavors over the growing popularity for bolder, sharper flavors of citrus, grapefruit and pine. Thus, the East Kent Goldings choice is a somewhat rarer glimpse into a more traditional English-based IPA, with an English malt base to pair. While it isn't going for any wow factor, I recommend this beer and the series in general to anybody looking to broaden their palate a wide array of hop notes. This beer may not be nearly the most interesting in the series, but it was quite drinkable and very enjoyable. 3.5

Boston Beer Company's
Samuel Adams East Kent Goldings IPA

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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%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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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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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.6/5  rDev +4.3%

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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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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.3/5  rDev -4.3%

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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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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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