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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Simcoe - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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87
very good

348 Ratings
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Ratings: 348
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 4
Gots: 11 | 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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thebrood1987

New Jersey

4.85/5  rDev +26%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This version of the Latitude 48 is very fruity smelling from the Simcoe hop which also gives off a slight pine and "cat piss" smell that I remember Jim Koch mentioning in an interview about this mix pack. After tasting this beer I can definitely say Simcoe is a very flavorful hop. It does add some bitterness but mostly gives off this sweet fruity herbal slight pine taste that is tart and satisfying. The hop taste also mixes in real well with the bready sweet malt they use.

Actually this hop blends in with the malt profile they chose for every Latitude 48 beer the absolute best. It ends sweet and dry. This is a very flavorful beer that seems to be the most flavorful American hop without being too bitter. The Zeus and Ahtanum seemed to be more of bittering hops... Zeus being the most bitter. So far this is my 2nd favorite beer in the mix pack right behind Zeus which is my number 1 favorite.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2011 23:14:55 | More by thebrood1987
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3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours with a finger and a half of head which settled slightly but was very present while drinking. Dark, almost burnt orange color. Sticky lacing left behind at each level. Active carbonation was bright, a touch above average for the style.

Smell: Heavier saturated citrus with biscuity malts on the front. Some lighter tropical fruits that I associate with Simcoe pop up on the body. The finish is some bold pine and medium bodied fruits with accents of oranges, pineapple, and grapefruit.

Taste: Biscuit and caramel malts warm up the palate which parlays into some still prevalent Simcoe hop profile. Lingering citrus with some lighter tones of pineapple, mangos, and kiwis show up on the body. The finish is some pine and caramel malts.

Mouthfeel: Balanced hop bitterness with brighter fruit tones. Solid malt backbone. Carbonation fits.

Overall: I know I am a little late to the party with these, I'm sure fresher this would have even been a better beer. Will get one of these fresher next year and revisit, but regardless, this was still very solid.

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Bottle dated best by October and drinking in July. Should be considered fairly fresh.

Appearance is very nice with excellent retention and lacing. Smell is very piney. Taste is quite pleasant for an IPA. Slight fruitiness, piney, floral and well balance malt to support.

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Minnesota

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A: Golden clear, with a fine white head and gentle effervescence.

S: Too sweet for Simcoe; these single-hop Latitudes need more hops! Hint of lemon.

T/M: Pretty good! Nicely balanced between a classic American-hop pine-ctirus and sweet-sticky caramel malts. At least this is noticeably an IPA. Enjoyable, but not exceptional. Smooth, sweet finish with nary a hint of pine or astringency.

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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Simcoe from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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