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

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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - SimcoeSamuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Simcoe

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394 Ratings
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Ratings: 394
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 9.66%
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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4/5  rDev +4.4%

muddyh2oblues, Jun 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

This is my first one of the five Latitude 48 De-constructed.

Nice tiny bubbles turning into bigger ones rushing towards the top. The color is light copper, kind of like a carbonated apple juice. Nice fluffy and creamy white head. Some nice lacing on the glass.

I really like the smell, piney and citrus aromas are the main focus with a slight caramel malt background.

The Alpha Acids are really working their magic here. Pine and citrus once again the main focus. Dry and bitter but works very well. Some sweetness comes in from the malt, slight caramel flavor.

Light body approaching on the medium side. The bitterness makes the mouth feel a little dry. Feels nice going down, no complaints here.

I like the taste, the feel; this is a solid IPA. Nice and bitter, how a IPA should be. I am becoming a fan of Simcoe Hops for sure. Easy drinker and is a solid first brew to start the de-constructing of one of my favorite IPA's, Latitude 48.

9InchNails, May 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Satchboogie, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

bzach, Oct 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Hop profile reviewed only. For beer review see original Latitude 48 review.

The hops have a nice piney sprucy smell to them. Much more piney and spucy than the original Latitude 48. Deeper and more robust in the odor. The flavor is a bit lighter than I would have expected for the Simcoe. Again there is a nice pine and spruce flavor. So far between this the original and the Ahtahnum I would say this is more of my kinda profile.

jjanega08, May 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Pours deep amber in color, clear, slightly off-white head. Very sticky. Aroma is full of pine notes. I felt it the moment I opened the bottle and started pouring. Very inviting. There is some sweetness or stickiness in the aroma as well. Taste is pure grapefruit. Very pronounced (and a tasty grapefruit at that). Bitterness is up front and lingers a bit. Medium-light body. Fairly smooth and easy drinking (the bitterness is probably on the verge of overpowering, but is not there).

This is the third bottle of in the Latitude 48 series for me. Tasted on day two. Overall I find Simcoe hops not enough by themselves. They provide good components in the form of citrus and pine notes, but I am looking for added flavor from other varieties.

ikats, Oct 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

BelgianDip, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Rau71, Jul 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

jak, Dec 10, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

greencovesteve, Feb 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Sinewave, Jan 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

OKCNittany, Jul 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

UnkleFester, Jan 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

thanks to northyorksammy for the bottle

Reddish copper colour, big off white head, some lace left behind on the glass. Smell is rich with citrus, grapefruit, tangerine, some malt but fairly hop forward. Taste is citrus up front, grapefruit, malty, white grape like qualities, fairy fruity, firm bitterness with lightly sweet notes. Light-med carb, med body, lots of oils and resin. Good IPA best of the latitude series, solid single hop IPA, quite drinkable.

peensteen, Jul 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

TrickkyGangsta, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

dpgoblejr, Aug 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Bottle, best by Sep 2011 (getting close here) poured into a tulip. Clear amber body with a nice two-finger tan head. Good retention and lacing.

Light aroma overall, but a decent mix of the citrus hop and biscuity malt notes.

Tastes more like an East Coast IPA with a heavier malt bill than those from the left coast. Still, a decent amount hop bitterness from the Simcoe, tasting mostly like grapefruit and orange.

Fairly dense mouthfeel for an IPA. Excellent effort from SA in doing this deconstructed series.

FanofHefe, Sep 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

SkinniePost, Apr 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

jkermitj, Nov 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Daniellobo, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Pours a clear orange with amber edges, one finger of creamy cream colored foam that settles to a quarter inch, a sheet of chunky lace for the first couple of inches. Smell: big whiff of grapefruit rind, resinous pine, toasted grain, fairly fruity in a way that works. Taste: ahh, a solid grapefruity bitterness, juicy and rindy, spruce/minty. Atop a toasty and caramel malt base, fairly sweet, but good attenuation level. Light-medium bodied with a sticky, semi-drying finish. A little less balance and this could be a home run for SA. Best by Sept. 2011.

babaracas, May 17, 2011
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3.98/5  rDev +3.9%

Pours an effervescent with 2 fingers of fluffed up cream colored head. Great lacing & head retention

S: Bready, grassy & faint pear scents

T: Follows the nose, a touch of grapefruit & lemons as well, plus leafy hops up front. Herbal & woody hops mix with caramel & grapefruit as this warms

MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation & pretty good balance

A decent AIPA, clearly the pick of the letter to me, the rest I could take or leave

russpowell, May 29, 2011
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3.98/5  rDev +3.9%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a dark golden brown color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick but spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains piney hops, caramelized malts and fruity citrus.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of citrus and caramel. Then a grassy hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, it’s a bit better than the regular version of Latitude 48 IPA and overall a pretty solid beer.

TheManiacalOne, Jun 01, 2011
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3.98/5  rDev +3.9%

Samuel Adams simcoe

Appears a copper-ish amber with a large soapy head and lots of lace down the glass. Aroma of the piney, earthy signature simcoe notes. Nice pine presence, decent bitterness, caramel malt body is neutral and though a bit one dimensional, this is a good beer in it's own right.

Stinkypuss, May 30, 2011
Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Simcoe from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
86 out of 100 based on 394 ratings.