Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - East Kent Goldings - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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2.25/5 rDev -35%
Clear copper with a single finger off white head. Slippery lace.
Faint, earthy, grassy hops. Caramel malt comes through easily.
Caramel malt more than anything. Little bit of the earthy hops with just a hint of lemon. Good bitterness, though.
Medium bodied, good carb.
Definitely the least impressive of the series so far. Hop aroma and flavor never seem to be too aggressive in most British beers, is it because their hops are low on aromatics? I'll be interested to see if I can even pick out the EKG in the normal Lat48.
05-12-2011 22:52:34 | More by MrOH
2.38/5 rDev -31.2%
A: The beer pours a dark amber color, almost copper with a finger of slightly off-white head.
S: Smells like puke. Just bad. Cheesy and stale hops with a mild citrus note and some floral notes. Sweet bread and caramel with a slight brown sugar note.
T: Floral and grassy hop notes with a little bit of bitterness. The sweetness is definitely there. Sugary and a bit of toffee and caramel. At least it doesn't taste like puke.
M: Medium in body with a moderate carbonation.
O: Maybe the worst of the series. Just awful.
05-12-2011 05:30:17 | More by womencantsail
2.38/5 rDev -31.2%
A - Pours a red copper with an off-white head that forms a descent collar. No lacing.
S - Not much. Some muted pungent earth, sesame oil, toasted white bread.
T - Musty wet grassy, lemon rind, earthy and herbal, off peach tea, malt. Finishes herbal with light bitterness.
M - Full side of medium bodied, great smooth carbonation.
This was my least favorite of the Deconstructed series. Just didn't work well. Good looking and good mouthfeel though.
05-17-2011 23:55:56 | More by StaveHooks
2.4/5 rDev -30.6%
Bottle from halls in dfw, only place I could find it. Thanks john.
I am going to start all these reviews the same, as it is the same beer...
Great concept and price point, wish more brewers would do this... as it is a beer geeks wet dream.
pours a darker than expected amber color with about a finger of head... awesome lacing clinging for life around the sides.
Nose is pretty empty actually... there is a old British hop presence, but those were never really heavy on the nose, they could just stand up to time.
the taste is similarly boring and lackluster. it seems like a hop that is meant to bitter a beer and that is pretty much it... not really add much to the beer except perhaps preservative. it is just a generic battering hop. This version seems a lot more malts than the others as well... it may not be as strong a hop as the others. glad they did this though... but this hop is just Meh.
05-01-2011 02:29:19 | More by crusian
2.58/5 rDev -25.4%
A: looks great. Deep ruby and amber colors. Decent white head and a little lacing.
S: Muted, not much going on here. Leaves much to be desired. Dirt, pine needles, and tea leaves.
T: Again, I'm not impressed. THis hop jsut doesn't carry the flavor that others do. I gives a muted grassy flavor and some decent bitter spice, but not alot going on. The maltiness is a nice backbone and is more promeninent in this latitude than in the others.
M: Um, its mildly bitter, decent oily sweetness. Comes and goes quickly. Average carbonation.
O: This hop isn't great to highlight in an IPA. I'm not knocking Sam Adams at all, great concept, loved the other singel hop IPAs they did, this hop just misses the mark.
07-11-2011 01:23:52 | More by rrski198
2.7/5 rDev -22%
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 the beer is a moderate mix of bready and crackery aromas with some hop smells. The hop aromas are of a musty and husky grassy smell with some other aromas of a more herbal and vegetal nature. A little bit of tropical fruit is there is well, helping the aroma, but with the mustiness of the smell, it is a overall bit off putting.
Taste – The taste begins with thick bready and crackery taste with some more herbal and earthy hop flavors. The hops become more musky and dank as the taste advances with a very dirty hop taste being left at the end. From the start there is some sweeter fruit flavors which are later joined by some caramel. These sweet flavors mellow the taste a bit, but due to the dank hop tastes that really surge at the end and some more vegetal flavors that develop as well, on is left with a rather “dirty and musky” flavor to be left on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body is just above on the slightly thicker side with a carbonation level that is on the average side. A thinner body would have subdued some of the very dank flavors better and hence would have likely been better for the flavors of the brew.
Overall – Certainly not one I would take over the traditional latitude 48. The Kent Golding’s are good when blended, but too much of them results in an unbalanced IPA in my opinion.
08-11-2014 01:20:26 | More by Darkmagus82
2.75/5 rDev -20.5%
Thanks to Ryan011235 for sharing half of this mixed 12 pack. Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint.
This beer is really on the dark side of the IPA style. Its a semi-clear, deeply burnt orange. Lots of copper and rusty hues. The head is nice and large, with what already seems to be good retention. A couple coarse, broken rings of lace are quickly formed. Before long the whole glass is coated in foam.
Lots of honey-and-biscuit sweetness is the first thing that jumps out. An herbal tea aroma comes out quickly thereafter. The label speaks of apricot notes, and I find that to be an appropriate descriptor.
Things start off malty with a nice, even toastiness. Right at mid-palate hops kick in and give a quick and strong bitterness. The nice apricot and tea flavors the hops bring are quickly stripped away, leaving only a bitter shell. Maltiness comes back, but is much more grainy this time. The finish is long and overly bitter with a penchant for medicinal flavors.
Carbonation is nicely dialed back and remains fluffy. The body is smooth with very little signs of dryness.
This one is quite odd. The hops aren't fully out in the forefront, but their bitterness leaves its mark well into the aftertaste.
06-06-2011 20:00:58 | More by MbpBugeye
Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - East Kent Goldings from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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