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

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Ratings: 316
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 14.16%
Wants: 2
Gots: 13 | 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:
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(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 04-26-2011)
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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +44.5%

11-22-2011 06:04:29 | More by LucienDeRubempre
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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +15.6%

11-22-2011 03:31:33 | More by Daniellobo
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -13.3%

11-18-2011 17:59:48 | More by aficionado
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5/5  rDev +44.5%

11-18-2011 16:33:33 | More by mschofield
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

11-18-2011 05:16:19 | More by cadaugherty
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

11-18-2011 04:06:41 | More by aanth
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

11-16-2011 17:19:19 | More by Pamola
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4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

11-16-2011 01:22:26 | More by coz
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District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

11-15-2011 21:45:18 | More by nmann08
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

11-15-2011 18:02:20 | More by JimboHD2005
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +15.6%

11-15-2011 16:13:17 | More by randomdanger
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New York

4/5  rDev +15.6%

11-15-2011 04:17:11 | More by mjtiernan
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

11-14-2011 21:12:29 | More by Jstark5150
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

11-14-2011 16:32:52 | More by BelgianDip
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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

11-14-2011 14:34:17 | More by justintcoons
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3.9/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden orange and crystal clear. Light citrus aromas, orange dominates. Taste is clean orange peel and a slightly sweet and malty backbone. Pretty well balanced, not too hoppy but good. Body is quite good for the style, probably the residual sugars which also contribute to excellent lacing. Overall, one of the better IPAs I've had from Sam Adams.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2011 03:36:31 | More by aggiearcher13
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3.73/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip.

It's a coppery hue, hazy, with a white head that laces quickly.

It's smell is faint, but it's earthy. The hops seem low key in this one.

This is a very malty beer. The East Kent Goldings hops give it a very dark flavor. It's earthy with a slight hop bitterness on the back of the tongue.

A medium bodied beer that doesn't have too much carbonation.

This is the third of the Deconstructed pack that I bought. It's my least favorite thus far. Not a bad beer but it's almost a pale ale by my American sensibilities.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2011 22:21:32 | More by TippySelenoid
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District of Columbia

3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer is orange and appears mostly clear. The off white head begins about an inch thick, settling at a quarter inch, leaving plenty of lacing on the pint glass. The aroma offers toasted bread, floral notes, subtle tea scents, as well as some earthy hops. The flavor is a balance of hops and malt, as is consistent with the other beers in this series. Earthy pine and resin. Decent. The finish offers some lingering hop notes. Medium bodied with appropriate carbonation level. Another mediocre IPA from Sam Adams.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2011 00:55:10 | More by Huhzubendah
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3.48/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to MrTopher for this collection--poured from bottle to snifter on 7/30/11.

A: Bright copper with a head that fades to nice lace.

N: Caramel & black pepper.

T/M: Caramel malt up front with a spicy, (almost nondescript) bitterness; not overly complex but interesting and well constructed.

Definitely comes off as an English-style IPA, as the malt plays a larger role in the flavor profile. Good clean finish with a medium/light mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2011 21:24:18 | More by peacebone116
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3.63/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Up next with Samuel Adam's Latitude 48 IPA is their version using hops from Southern England, in East Kent. Hence the East Kent Golding version of this Deconstructed IPA. After drinking four of these I have to say none of them are that great, probably because only one type of hops is used in each, but I do find it interesting and educational in tasting each different hop type.

Like all of the Latitude 48s I've poured out this one looks good. Nice two finger, creamy-frothy and off-white head with good retention. I'm getting some damn good lacing on this one. Orange-copper color the beer is, as Yoda would say. There's some sediment swirling around in there too much not much.

It's hard smelling this knowing it's using English hops and not think it smells like that. Earthy hops bring out some orange-lemon citrus and bit of spice. It's very biscuity and a tad piney. Fruitiness is of peach and apricot. It's weird how I don't really like most fruits but I know what their smell is.

Nothing really to complain about here. Peppery, acidic, earthy, and citrusy hops balance out well with biscuity malt and fruit sweetness. A tad phenoly but not a put off.

I'd say the mouthfeel is a bit light for my taste but it's syrupy and more dry than the others that I remember. Medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2011 20:39:17 | More by BeardedRiker
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New Jersey

3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber in color with nice off-white, sticky head. Aroma is sweet. I feel there is biscuity sweetness from malts and fruity sweetness from the East Kent Goldings hops. Definitely some apricot notes. I like how the hops provide a nice floral and fruity aroma without being in your face. Taste is similar. Biscuity malty base provides support for hoppy bitterness. Hops are not overpowering. In fact bitterness only comes across fully in the aftertaste. Very drinkable (again especially if you like bitterness to linger). Medium-light body. I find that these hops by themselves are not enough for a balanced IPA.

This is my first beer of the Boston Beer's Latitude 48 IPA set. At first I wanted to taste and compare all in one session, but six IPAs in a row is beyond my abilities. So I think I'll settle on three days of two beers each. I look at it as an experiment, so my grade reflects general opinion of a version (as opposed to grading to style). I am enjoying being able to try the same base beer with different hops.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2011 01:12:07 | More by ikats
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South Carolina

3.73/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle dated best by Sept. 2011.

Appearance: a beautiful clear orange-amber in color with a good head that lasted a long time. Light carbonation visible. Good amount of lacing on the glass.

Smell: More earthy than the standard Latitude IPA as well as at least some of the other deconstructed versions. Some floral and fruit notes and ample malt aromas.

Taste: good flavor without flaws excepting the light hop/heavy malt balance and the less appealing (but still definitely appealing) hop flavor component (earthy and herbal).

Mouthfeel: medium bodied and smooth; soft for style yet with some crispness; slightly dry finish.

Overall: As a fan of standard Latitude 48 (my BA rating is an A), I was surprised to like most of the single-hop versions nearly as much. That said, this is not my favorite of these. Like the others, it lacks some of the complexity of the 'regular' version, but this one also lacks the hop-forward character and aroma. Hop-wise, it is more of an APA than IPA.
But getting past comparison to standard Latitude 48 and expectations for an IPA, this is a very enjoyable brew that grew better with repeated tasting.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2011 23:28:26 | More by chinchill
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4.28/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a great copper color with great head and very nice lacing. Excellent deep sweet malty aroma with a great hop hit at the end. Interesting taste, with great malt sweetness, slight caramel flavors, and a wonderful slightly earthy and slightly floral hoppiness. Went down quite well indeed!

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2011 18:49:46 | More by JamesS
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4.13/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- clear copper amber colored with a huge cap of ecru foam. there's tons of lace and the head forms big dents as it settles. topping off my glass, the extremely stable foam rises up above the lip all rocky and beautiful.

S- earthy, spicy, floral, a nice citrus kick, and caramel and toffee, cookie, brown sugar, and brown bread. a real 'english' smelling beer and it conjures up images of fuller's esb and sam smith's ipa. exclusive use of the goldings has so far transformed this american ipa into an english one.

T- bright hoppy flavor with a full measure of zesty bitterness. hop flavor lasts from start to finish with an earthy, herbal, dried grapefruit peel flavor and some lime pith. some toffee-ish malt sweetness levels the scales a bit. clean water flavor comes through also which is nice. finishes with an equal balance of malt and hops.

MF- juicy then becoming dry and leaving a minor sticky resinous feeling. nice mid level carbonation.

D- another good one for the deconstruction. not a hop bomb but entirely drinkable. like a hopped up english ipa.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2011 05:22:44 | More by hustlesworth
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New York

3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

# 5 of 6 Reviews in the Deconstructed Series. Enjoyed in a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint on 8-28-11.

A: A clear and bright rusty orange with a well sustained off white on top.

S: A moderate but fragrant nose of earthy flowery hops and sweet refreshing tropical fruit.

M: A very herbal and earthy citrus hop wash really displays itself at the opening for me and quickly washes over the palate to a refined bitter resonance in the finish. That's a mild IPA, but crisp and refreshing nonetheless with a solid malt body to complement.

T: There's a good amount of simple yet much appreciated flavor to the chosen hop with notes of blended pungent citrus rind and toasted malt goodness.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2011 22:12:02 | More by albertjr21
Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - East Kent Goldings from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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