Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Simcoe - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.5/5 rDev -8.6%
12oz bottle from 12-pack purchased from local Heinen's grocery store ($15.99) poured into SA perfect pint glass. Best until 10/2014.
Clear honey-amber elixir, one-finger, white foam head, thick lacing.
Spice, pine hops, caramel, biscuit malt.
Starts out with a nice pine, spice hop flavor but any promise of showcasing the hops is crushed by the malt.
Medium to light body, evenly carbonated.
Great idea but they really only went half way.
08-26-2014 20:17:49 | More by CaptCleveland
3.5/5 rDev -8.6%
12 oz bottle poured into snifter, part of Deconstructed Latitude 48.
A: pours a light white one finger foam head, golden copper color, some stringy lacing, carbonation
S: sweet, grapefruit n pine resin, the sweetest of the bunch so far
M:light to medium
T: fruity, sweet, malty, tropical fruit, grapefruit rind, bitter finish
O: good brew, to me this hop very contrasting hop-starts out sweet and fruity but then finishes bitter, more so than other hop varieties.
08-21-2014 02:04:02 | More by outdoor7or24
4/5 rDev +4.4%
This is west coast as eff.
The nose has that 'I'm drinking fruit punch in a redwood forest' vibe that I was known for in my youth before I ever had a sip of beer, mkay.
The taste is much the same although a bit more astringent bitter on the end, but maybe I've just been drinking too much Fresh Squeezed and Bid Daddy recently to be a neutral reviewer.
Anyway, this hop is delicious, my favorite so far of the series.
(can you tell I'm reviewing them all in a row?)
08-17-2014 08:03:15 | More by samtrillo
3.7/5 rDev -3.4%
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a nice amber color with a massive off-white 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 is heaviest of a sweeter smell with a good deal of tangerine, mango, and pineapple along with a moderate showing of herbal and floral aromas. Some pine and grapefruit hop smells are there as well and mix with some bready and caramel aromas to produce a rather pleasantly sweet, and malty smell overall.
Taste – The taste begins with strong showing of a bready and caramel flavor mixed with a decent sum of a tropical fruit sweetness. Along with the sweet and malty are some flavors of a pine and grapefruit hop upfront. Some herbal and grassy hop flavors join the taste profile as the taste advances with the grapefruit fading a bit but the pine growing slightly stronger in nature. While the sweetness is mainly of a caramel nature upfront, some of the tropical fruits grow even stronger on the tongue with them surpassing the caramel. The newly arriving flavors, with the sweeter and hop flavors of the brew that were present upfront, end up leaving a rather decently hop blended and moderately malty and sweet smoother flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body is just above average in thickness for a brew of only 6 % abv. with the carbonation level that is rather average. The medium body and higher carbonation are quite fitting for the blend of hop, sweet and matiness of the brew and create a rather easy drinking feel overall.
Overall – This is a nice brew overall with a big malt and sweet profile, but yet balanced by a diverse hop taste profile, even though it is only singly hopped. Almost as good as the original latitude 48 and certainly an interesting try.
08-12-2014 01:03:38 | More by Darkmagus82
3.93/5 rDev +2.6%
P: 12oz bottle into a perfect pint glass.
A: Golden amber with a two finger light tan head.
S: Grapefruit and pine, distinctively Simcoe hops. Slight malty sweetness and maybe even a bit of bubblegum. My initial impressions based on aroma are that this is going to be much more of an IPA than the East Kent Goldings or Hallertau Mittelfreuh versions of this beer. Caramel aromas begin to build in the glass as the beer warms.
T: Lots of grapefruit like citrus rind, followed closely by malt sweetness. Bitterness is solid for an IPA and dry. I get another hint of that bubblegum flavor in the finish, just a touch but it's there.
M: Again, as with all of these Deconstructed IPA's, moderate body and carbonation but the more hoppy, more bitter brews don't seem to be as heavy.
O: Much more of an IPA than a few of the others but as with the Mosaic only hopped version, it lack the complexity of the really good IPA's. Still a very good beer that I'd happily drink if it were available. This might be my favorite of the bunch so far, just by a touch over the Mosaic Deconstructed IPA.
08-10-2014 17:52:14 | More by MikeB20
Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Simcoe from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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