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

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413 Ratings
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Ratings: 413
Reviews: 183
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 4
Gots: 16 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Browned and biscuity flavors. Rather malty and medium bodied. Big mouthful of hoppy flavor. Plenty of bitterness. An interesting educational experience but really not very drinkable. Simcoe seems to have a lemony flavor rather than piney. Not as floral as some hops. Huge hoppiness generally overwhelms any other flavors after a while. Like most Sam Adams beer, however, it's clean and well made. Nice to look at, a bright orangey amber. Excellent head and lacing.

mactrail, Aug 14, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

TexAggie011, Jan 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

FunkyFibes, Jan 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle with a best before date of September 2011 into my Sam Adams perfect pint glass, appropriately. Like all the brews in the Latitude 48 variety pack, this one’s brewed with a single hop variety — in this case, Simcoe from the Yakima Valley.

I’ll give this to these Latitude IPAs: they’re damn pretty beers. This ones shines with the coppery glint of a new penny and dazzles with its crystal clarity. Atop sits a one-finger head that’s yellowish-cream-hued and dense and sticky as pancake batter. It recedes at a moderate pace, leaving behind walls of bubbles as it does.

This smells like Simcoe all right, though it’s not as biting as I expected. The usual notes of orange peel, grapefruit pith and pine needles are in there, but the hop bite is tempered by both a powerfully sweet caramel character and earthy yeast.

The hops are a little brighter in the flavor, delivering orange peel and some floral qualities to my tongue. The finish is decidedly malty, delivering notes of baked bread and honey before mild dryness edges in. Token bitterness hugs the tongue between sips.

Another aspect of these Latitudes I like: the body. This one’s a creamy medium with peppery carbonation that soon escapes from the liquid in the form of moderate fizz. Substantial and fun to let sit on the tongue for a while.

Obviously, this was always going to lack the complexity of the original Latitude 48, but I thought the Simcoe hops would deliver more than they did. It’s a fairly average IPA — good looking, drinkable, but otherwise unexciting.

Phelps, Jun 07, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

guezarka, Mar 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a burnt golden amber with an inch of thick, creamy, frothy head and strong retention of lacing. Aroma is light: some hops, yeast, pine, lemon peels, and grass. Mouthfeel is of medium body with fair carbonation. Taste is of what I described in the aroma, with slight slickness. Tasty summer brew here.

surprenant1138, May 26, 2011
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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.

outdoor7or24, Aug 21, 2014
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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Simcoe from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
86 out of 100 based on 413 ratings.