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

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87
very good

325 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 325
Reviews: 170
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | 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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LucienDeRubempre

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +29.9%

11-22-2011 06:04:55 | More by LucienDeRubempre
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Another6Pack

Michigan

5/5  rDev +29.9%

11-26-2011 14:27:52 | More by Another6Pack
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Pamola

Vermont

5/5  rDev +29.9%

11-16-2011 17:20:21 | More by Pamola
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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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yuenglingfan101

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Dark Golden color beer. Poured this beer into a pint glass minimal head Modreate to heavy hoppiness. great overall flavor for this beer not the best beer i have had but it is certainly a decent one at the most again cheers to Boston Brewing Company!!

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2014 20:26:05 | More by yuenglingfan101
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CEddy10165

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

05-27-2014 22:57:15 | More by CEddy10165
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dantezeull

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

07-07-2013 19:03:45 | More by dantezeull
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.68/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was visiting The Foodery (N. Liberties and I saw that they had singles and sixes of Lat. 48 in bottles and asked if I could purchase singles. "Why would you want to do that?" was the reply and I must have been dumbfounded because the counterman went on to explain that one sixer equaled the SA Lat. 48 Deconstructed series and I could have one of each of the bottles that construed the series by buying one sixer. Deconstructed IPA? Color me SOLD!

From the bottle: "Hop Variety: Simcoe; Growing Region Along the 48th Latitude: Yakima Valley, WA; Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Simcoe IPA is brewed with only Zeus hops from the Yakima Valley area of WA. The hops are added at three points during the brewing process - bittering, late kettle, and dry hopping. Simcoe hops contribute a profound bitterness and dramatic grapefruit peel and pine resin notes to this brew, with the slight sweetness and full malt body balancing the concentrated hop character."

I am a sucker for AIPAs and the very thought of this series set my mouth to watering and my Hop jones Monkey that lives on my back to chattering in a tone that I had not heard before. I am regressing to an earlier, uglier time, thanks to these bottles. The CANQuest (TM) weaned me off of the hop kick and now I am right back on that pony. Dang!

This was the fifth of the six.

Just as Radar O'Reilly was advised to nod and murmur, "Ah, Bach!" in an episode of "M*A*S*H", so should any hophead worth his/her salt murmur, "Ah, Simcoe!" This is the granddaddy of American IPAs and deserves our respect for its contributions. I had a dense finger of tawny head with great retention from my pour. Color was a deep copper with NE-quality clarity in a shade and tone that not even newly minted pennies achieve. Nose was ... Ah, Simcoe! It smelled like the pine resin bag from little league baseball and allow me to wish the PA team representing the Mid-Atlantic this year the best of luck the rest of the way. If this does not get your nostrils to sit up and pay attention, you may want to consult a physician as you may be dead. Its interaction with the caramel malt sweetness was breathtaking. Mouthfeel was prickly with the grapefruit citrus bitterness burning out those weak taste buds and paving the way for the pine hops to get a chance to shine. Ah, Simcoe! If the nose was breathtaking, the finish was stunning with me wishing that I were wearing a seatbelt so as not to fall over from the intensity. Jeez-O, man, ah, Simcoe, indeed! If they could make a Simcoe mouthwash, I would be gargling ten times a day. The finish just left me feeling as though I had been gargling with it. Minty fresh! The lacing in the glass was outrageously sticky. Beautiful.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2011 23:53:13 | More by woodychandler
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SpartanHistory2013

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

03-19-2012 05:44:31 | More by SpartanHistory2013
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RBorsato

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

10-22-2013 20:11:24 | More by RBorsato
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coz

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

11-16-2011 01:23:05 | More by coz
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rxthree

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

12-29-2011 02:18:35 | More by rxthree
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s35keith

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

06-11-2014 02:55:06 | More by s35keith
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FliryVorru

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

04-29-2013 17:31:39 | More by FliryVorru
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

02-03-2012 01:29:03 | More by AndrewMichael
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AJ01923

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

03-13-2013 03:03:28 | More by AJ01923
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GaryMarkle84

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

08-19-2012 21:30:24 | More by GaryMarkle84
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ssjkyle

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

07-14-2012 03:25:05 | More by ssjkyle
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MrHurmateeowish

New Hampshire

4.47/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle purchased as part of the Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed mix-pack at Hannaford in Derry. Pours a crystal-cear amber body with a good two inches of persistent head that leave some pretty decent lacing. Lemon and grapefruit rule the aroma, but they do not clobber you. Tastes sweet, pleasant, and fruity. Lemon, grapefruit, orange, pith, with bread and caramel notes barely detectable to give some backbone. Medium-bodied with ample carbonation. Very drinkable and refreshing. One of the best of the bunch with the EKG one being the only one close for me.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2011 02:18:59 | More by MrHurmateeowish
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yesyouam

New York

4.45/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA - Simcoe - This is a very clear, very sparkling, coppery amber ale with a soft, dense, off white head that has excellent retention and lacing. It has a strong Simcoe aroma. It's like orange peel and tangerine with a berry quality. It's medium-light bodied, smooth and a little slippery with a clean, dry finish. It's well balanced and very tasty. It's not very bitter, but there is a lot of hop flavor. Like the aroma, tangerine and possibly berries or... Blood orange! It tastes candy like but not sweet. There's a touch of caramel but the focal point here is certainly the hops. This is my favorite of the Latitude 48 series. I'm a big fan of Simcoe.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2011 17:34:15 | More by yesyouam
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The Simcoe Deconstruct was my favorite of the group. So good in fact I want to get another 12!!! The color was a rich clear copper and had great head and lacing. The scent was the best of all five, good pine and grapefruit with a tinge of spice. The taste was awesomely balanced with great pine and citrus. There was also hints of spice which I think helped to have the beer come off the pallet. The mouthfeel was great and this beer had some body. Definitely the pick of the litter for me!

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2011 23:09:56 | More by WoodBrew
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neenerzig

Ohio

4.4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into my pint glass, this beer is a clear, medium amber color with a nice creamy and fluffy looking off white, slightly tan colored head that is about an inch thick when poured. Settles to a very nice thick surface film layer about 5 minutes later with very nice lacing lining the inside of the glass. Best lacing I've seen in quite awhile. Has a nice floral, piney hop aroma upfront followed by a nice caramel maltiness. The taste pretty much follows suit, a nice floral, piney, citrus hop flavor upfront. Damn nice hop bitterness here! Gives way to a nice toasted caramel malt sweetness. Not a huge ass bitter hop monster of a beer where all you can taste are the hops, but the hop flavors certainly do tend to dominate here. Has a clean and sort of dry finish. Also has a crisp and smooth, frothy, medium to full bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Easy to drink in the way good beer should be. One of the best beers I've had from The Boston Beer Company in quite awhile!

Eric

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2012 05:08:33 | More by neenerzig
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Damian

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Drank from a 12 fl. oz. bottle
Enjoy before month notched-SEP
Served in a pint glass

Like the other beers in the Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA series, this one poured a glowing, orangey-amber color with a near three-finger tall head of khaki colored froth. Outstanding retention. Thick, drippy sheets of lacing clung to the sides of the glass.

Praise the Lord! This was the first beer in the series (aside from the original Latitude 48 IPA) that actually smelled hoppy. Candied orange peel came through strong. Peach and apricot notes were also noticeable. Hints of sweet, tropical fruits appeared as well. Like the other beers in the series, the bready, caramel malt presence was overstated, though it melded fairly well with the punchy simcoe hops. As the beer warmed, the malts became more prominent and the hops seemed to fade into the background. At least things started out well.

The flavor profile was impressive. Sweet caramel malts appeared up front before the hops took over. The hops were signature simcoe. Ruby red grapefruit notes dominated the flavor profile. Candied orange peel was also noticeable. The beer was spicy in the center. Hints of tropical fruit notes (mango and pineapple) came through as well. Slightly pithy, dry and bitter yet also fruity and semi-sweet on the finish. Fantastically well balanced.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied with a fine, lively effervescence. Creamy and silky smooth on the palate.

This was the first (and unfortunately only) beer that I really enjoyed drinking in the Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA series. Nicely done.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2011 05:49:52 | More by Damian
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Gehrig

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Part of the Deconstructed 12-pack. Enjoyed in The Outer banks with fellow beer and IPA lovers.

Excellent beer, perhaps the best of the lot, Deconstructed Simcoe is bold, packed with flavor, intensely hopped, and coupled with a solid malt backbone. The Simcoe is just delicious, very pronounced. Floral, citrusy, and resiny, this is really hop-forward. the caramel-biscuit malt combination is impressive, making this very well rounded. Terrific hop texture, gritty but not overbearing. Good color--hazy dark amber--lacing, and head duration top off Simcoe with a fine presentation.

Superb IPA.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2011 20:13:19 | More by Gehrig
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4.35/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The best one of the "Deconstructed series". Turns out simcoe is my favorite hop, which makes sense considering I remember many of my favorite beers using it. This one is the most well balanced but still bitter/hoppy of the bunch. Stands great on its own. Great overall beer, great taste and drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2011 22:37:01 | More by oriolesfan4
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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Simcoe from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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