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

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87
very good

339 Ratings
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Ratings: 339
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 4
Gots: 12 | 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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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-22-2014 18:17:59 | More by DaftPatrick
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Viperman1316

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-22-2014 02:16:03 | More by Viperman1316
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bubseymour

Maryland

4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Overall I'm finding that ole Jimmy K. is finally starting to make some decent IPAs. This Simcoe is a respectable IPA and I enjoyed it.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2014 00:04:44 | More by bubseymour
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

07-20-2014 22:54:24 | More by XmnwildX12
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bluntedboywonder

New York

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-20-2014 03:31:01 | More by bluntedboywonder
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AgentMunky

California

3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a DFH IPA glass.

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.

O: Very nice. Good beer, even on its own.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2014 04:21:25 | More by AgentMunky
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NickSaul


4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

07-19-2014 03:26:39 | More by NickSaul
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prisoner1572

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-19-2014 02:19:58 | More by prisoner1572
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HattedClassic

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-17-2014 23:05:35 | More by HattedClassic
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-16-2014 03:35:41 | More by thatoneguymike
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Inglewood

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-16-2014 01:42:59 | More by Inglewood
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nealbert

California

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

07-14-2014 17:35:02 | More by nealbert
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allengarvin

Texas

3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The first two deconstructeds I've poured tonight had no head, but this orange-amber beer develops a medium one, so marking up the appearance. Aroma is better than the hallertau--it has that pine-resin aroma we've encountered a lot in recent IPAs. Taste has plenty of bitterness, and piney hop flavor. Malt adds a sweet component that is well-balanced. Finish is dry. About equal to the main Latitude I think. Very drinkable, but doesn't stand out.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2014 01:04:37 | More by allengarvin
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chicagoish

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-13-2014 10:57:20 | More by chicagoish
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Fellysmarts

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-11-2014 14:17:42 | More by Fellysmarts
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juicebox

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-11-2014 01:56:40 | More by juicebox
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Liverocks

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

07-10-2014 09:54:18 | More by Liverocks
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bobv

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-10-2014 05:20:00 | More by bobv
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russwilliam

New York

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-10-2014 02:58:51 | More by russwilliam
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j0hnc2468

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-09-2014 20:29:48 | More by j0hnc2468
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pat_usher

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-09-2014 18:51:31 | More by pat_usher
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TempeBeerMan

Arizona

3.39/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint.

A - Pours a crystal clear copper color with a wispy half-finger head that dissipated quickly. Hardly any lacing to speak of.

S - Healthy aroma of pine, grapefruit, and a hint of dank (pot).

T - Taste matches the nose. Pine, pink grapefruit, lemon peel, and apricot. Caramel malt base, but doesn't stand up to the aggressive hops. Finish is dry and clean with some lingering bitterness.

M - Lighter side of medium bodied, with standard SA prickly carbonation.

O - Decent, but strictly a pine/grapefruit bomb and a very "typical" IPA. Weak appearance and too thin bodied overall.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2014 23:31:31 | More by TempeBeerMan
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mattreitz49

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

07-07-2014 01:24:28 | More by mattreitz49
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Simcoe from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
87 out of 100 based on 339 ratings.