Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Ahtanum - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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4.85/5 rDev +32.9%
You can definitely taste the difference between the American hop versions and English hop versions of this beer in the variety mix pack. This one definitely has a different aroma and taste from the Hallertau Mitterfrueh version I just had. It has a piney, orange peel floral smell exactly how it's described on the bottle. This smells similar to the original Latitude 48 IPA as well. They definitely used this one as an aroma hop in the original version plus a bittering hop as well. It has a nice crisp hop bite with the sweetness bready caramel malt and ending with the a citrus and pine bitterness that builds and lasts maybe even more so than the original Latitude 48 version.
These beers taste different from the different single hop versions in the variety pack but always have that one particular taste you'd get in the original version. This is a very good example of an American hoppy beer. If they lowered the roasted malt this would be even more bitter.. but with Samuel Adams they still balance the high alpha American hop with the classic Samuel Adams malts. Very nice single hopped beer that could stand pretty well on its own as a release.
05-16-2011 01:51:36 | More by thebrood1987
4.5/5 rDev +23.3%
By far the best of the deconstructed pack by a mile. Nice color, wonderful aroma, and crisp floral finish to this beer. Makes me wonder why the origianl lat 48 beer isn't that great, obviously the other hop varietals don't do this one justice. I have never been one of those people that actually ask what kind of hops are in my beer, but if is see this kind being used in an IPA or DIPA, i will make sure to try it.
06-27-2011 23:04:58 | More by calcio360jrd
4.47/5 rDev +22.5%
12oz bottle purchased as part of the Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed mix-pack at Hannaford in Derry. Pours a crystal-clear amber body with over an inch of off-white head that leaves some terrific lacing. Lemon, orange, and pear top the list of fruit that dominates the aroma. Orange, lemon, grapefruit, pith, pear, and pineapple dominate the flavor with pithy, pulpy, and caramel notes. Medium in both body and carbonation. Very good. One of the best, if not the best, of the bunch!
07-29-2011 01:12:37 | More by MrHurmateeowish
4.35/5 rDev +19.2%
12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A - Tan-brown with small head. Lacing on glass
S - Hop smell overshadows malt aroma
T - Pronounced hop flavor. Properly bitter but very drinkable
M - Goes down nicely, appropriately carbonated
O - A very good IPA, not too hoppy, good flavor
05-31-2011 19:05:54 | More by lazy8
4.28/5 rDev +17.3%
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 hop citrusnesss. Went down quite well indeed!
09-16-2011 18:48:42 | More by JamesS
4.22/5 rDev +15.6%
This beer has a amber colored body with a nice 1"thick white creamy head that dissipates quickly to a thin lace. The smell is of citrus notes(grapefruit). The taste starts off sweet and by the end it kicks a good bitter hop flavor. the mouth feel is good, smooth, is a easy drinker. Overall this almost at the top out of this case.
07-15-2011 20:16:32 | More by chefhatt
4.18/5 rDev +14.5%
Variety number 3. Poured into my Le Cheval Blanc pint glass. Pours a clear, deep copper with a huge, rocky light tan head. Head is slow to drop, leaving a nice cap of foam and some nice lacing.
Aromas of pink grapefruit, grapefruit zest, oranges, and a nice caramel malt backbone.
Flavors of grapefruit and orange hop bitterness, nice caramel malt. Bitterness seems a little heftier with this one, or else they're all piling up on me. Long bitter finish, with grapefruit and orange lingering long after the sip.
Mouthfeel is medium, sticky malt, good mouthcoating bitterness, and a good level of carbonation.
Overall, it's a tie between Antanum and Simcoe. I like the Simcoe flavor, but the Antanum bitterness seems more pronounced and assertive. I'm loving this hop vertical tasting.
08-06-2011 20:22:39 | More by JamnesCameron
4.18/5 rDev +14.5%
Appearance: A light golden brown, very clear, short white head, leaving good lacing
Smell: Pine with a little orangey citrus. A little bready with spice.
Taste: Resinous pine up front, a little grapefruit, a little orange. Decent bitterness, with a little malt sweetness. Some breadiness.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, high crisp carbonation, semi-dry finish
Overall: This could stand alone as a good IPA. Not world class, but no slouch either.
05-19-2011 01:59:28 | More by MadCat
4.18/5 rDev +14.5%
Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA - Ahtanum - This is a crystal clear amber ale with a dense off white head that has outstanding retention and lacing. It has a grassy, leafy aroma with a note of perfume. It's medium bodied and smooth with a very clean, dry finish. It's reasonably bitter with notes of wood resin and citrus. It doesn't seem to be blatant pine and grapefruit. It's kind of leaning toward oak and lime. This hop really blends with with the malt to the point where I can't pick out the caramel like I could in the others in this series. This almost seems like a session version of Arrogant Bastard. I really like these Sam Adams IPAs. I'd like to savor them more but they just go right down.
06-15-2011 13:55:13 | More by yesyouam
4.13/5 rDev +13.2%
I thought the Ahtanum hop deconstruct was weakest smelling of the group. The appearance of theis beer was more rich amber to the others copper. This beer had good head retention and laced quite well. The smell was more of sweet malt with spice than pine or citrus. This beer was very light in body compared to the Zeus and Semcoe beers. There was hints of citrus and spice thaty made this beer nice. The lightness helped this beer come off the pallet clean and should be a very easy session beer.
08-07-2011 23:13:54 | More by WoodBrew
4.1/5 rDev +12.3%
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a New Belgium globe. Best before September 2011 notched on label.
Appearance: Pours a clear dark amber color with orange highlights and a 1-2 finger foamy light tan head. Excellent head retention and perfect lacing which leaves rings of spiderwebs on on the glass.
Smell: Nice even mix of pine and citrus with sweet malt and dried fruits in the background. There's also a floral touch thrown in there as well. My favorite aroma of the whole Deconstructed pack.
Taste: Malty sweetness up front followed by sweet citrus in the middle before ending with bitter lemon peel at the finish. Aftertaste is fairly bitter.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a fairly high amount of carbonation. Very smooth.
Drinkability: High drinkability. You could knock back a few of these with no problem. Goes down very easy.
Overall: Good beer overall. The flavor is a huge contrast to the Deconstructed Zeus I just had. That one was very bitter and this one is pretty sweet. I like it and am still amazed at the way a single hop changes a beer completely. I'd recommend giving this one a shot.
08-25-2011 21:24:23 | More by adam42381
4.1/5 rDev +12.3%
Appearance: dark orange in color with a 2" head that lasted a long time. Thick lace develops.
Smell: some light grapefruit, soft pine, and a bit of floral bitter quality.
Taste: caramel, orange, grapefruit, pine, and some fruity sweetness lingers softly in the background.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp throughout with a dry aftertaste.
Overall: this beer had a nice flavor profile and was very easy to consume.
06-10-2011 23:48:45 | More by Gavage
Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Ahtanum from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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