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

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386 Ratings
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Ratings: 386
Reviews: 170
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 13.58%
Wants: 2
Gots: 15 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Aaron_Kerkvliet, Jul 26, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

malfunxion, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of barnzy78
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

barnzy78, Jul 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

tabhill, Jul 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Evarigan, Jul 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

DaftPatrick, Jul 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

bluntedboywonder, Jul 21, 2014
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3.59/5  rDev +3.8%
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.)

AgentMunky, Jul 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

prisoner1572, Jul 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

Jmac597, Jul 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

beerFool28607, Jul 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

HattedClassic, Jul 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Inglewood, Jul 16, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

CSeavey64, Jul 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

thatoneguymike, Jul 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

OKCNittany, Jul 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

nealbert, Jul 14, 2014
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3.73/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

emerge077, Jul 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

chicagoish, Jul 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Fellysmarts, Jul 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

bobv, Jul 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

russwilliam, Jul 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

juicebox, Jul 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

pat_usher, Jul 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

WKyle, Jul 09, 2014
Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - East Kent Goldings from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 386 ratings.