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

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414 Ratings
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Ratings: 414
Reviews: 183
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 9.69%
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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4/5  rDev +4.7%

DaftPatrick, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of bmur112
4/5  rDev +4.7%

bmur112, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of jjanega08
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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
Photo of jaidenjb
2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

jaidenjb, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of Lawnboy33
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Lawnboy33, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of AdamBear
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-transparent amber with a thick frothy cream colored head. very bubbly. some lacing.

S-very decent grape fruit smelling hops. there's definitely hops in there as well. its actually a good mix of hops and pine. its a good, strong scent.

T-it hits the tongue with a very sharp bitterness with some grapefruit. it then goes to a classic SA maltiness. the after-taste is mediocre with grapefruit hops and grains. theres a decent bitterness that stays. the tastes are decent, but fairly boring.

M-medium to high carbonation with a dry finish

O-its one of the more boring of the Lat 48s. it does resemble a classic IPA more so than the others though. once again, i think this IPA caters more to an IPA crowd than the normal SA crowd, which is probably a good thing.

AdamBear, May 14, 2011
Photo of PicoPapa
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle with a Best Before Date notched at Sep. Pours the same color as all the others, basically. Semi translucent, dark amber, thin head etc. Some lacing. Aroma is sweet. Picking up mostly on some grapefruit and to a lesser extent, pine. Smells fantastic. Flavor is pine upfront followed by the sweet grapefruit taste. Nicely bitter. Good amount of carbonation. Easy to drink and damn tasty. Overall, the Simcoe and the Zeus seem to be the standouts in the pack.

PicoPapa, May 15, 2011
Photo of Vonerichs
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear amber orange body with a nice tall white head. The carbonation appears aggressive.

Smell is grapefruit and a touch of pine. It smells good, but lacks punch.

Fortunately, the hops are more pungent in the flavor. Grapefruit and rind, then the pine. It's moderate bitterness has a light sweet balance from the malt.

Mouthfeel is crisp and clean. The body is on the lighter side. Light puckering effect.

It's a very drinkable beer with a relatively mild abv, making it good for the summer months. I think this is the best Sam Adams beer I've had.

Vonerichs, Jun 15, 2011
Photo of Beejay
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Beautifully, brilliantly clear. Medium amber, just like the rest of this series, with a touch of rose. Large fluffy light tan head.

S: Pine and tropical fruits. Nice hit from pineapple and mango, slight carmel and syrup smell. Very nice.

T: Pine and citrus notes throughout, with a clean bitterness in the finish. There is a touch of the tropical fruit notes but not as much as the smell would have you believe, though I do get a little pineapple in the finish. The hop profile is very very delicate, which I like.

M: Medium in body, carbonation is about right for the style. All is fine here.

O: Overall I really like this, nice subdued malt, and a good hit of fruity, piney hops. I am digging it.

Beejay, May 11, 2011
Photo of TheBigBoy
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

TheBigBoy, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of bzach
4/5  rDev +4.7%

bzach, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of HattedClassic
4/5  rDev +4.7%

HattedClassic, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of JamieDuncan
3.39/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked of the Latitude 48 Deconstructed 12 because they admittedly snagged me with the concept. Such a sucker. Anyway, worked my way through 1, 2, and 3 and got to Simcoe tonight. They were slowly getting better so I actually have a little expectation. Good looking beer, a little dark with a strong head that sticks around and grabs the glass. Smell was very disappointing. The taste followed through on the disappointment. Not the flavor bang that I like and to much of the bitter which I don't. Although it admittedly faded as I worked through the beer. But not balanced enough for me. A step back for me in the series.

JamieDuncan, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of dertyd
3/5  rDev -21.5%

dertyd, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of WastingFreetime
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Same color and foamy head, overall appearance is the same as the others in the series.

Nose is not quite as full of the telltale Simcoe signature as I had been expecting it. Nose is instead a floral bouquet tinged with lemon / onion essence and grassy melody. Taste is actually balanced quite well, I would say TOO well, because I would have preferred a more aggressive, brash, hopping to let the Simcoe truly shine. Texture is medium bodied, clean, and crisp.
Needs some more aggressiveness IMHO. Just about 10% more hopping and it would have been amazing for me.

WastingFreetime, Aug 14, 2011
Photo of MrHurmateeowish
4.47/5  rDev +17%
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.

MrHurmateeowish, Jul 29, 2011
Photo of tfsimpkins
4/5  rDev +4.7%

tfsimpkins, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of 57md
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Since I have already rated and reviewed Latitude 48, I am going to keep my review on this “deconstructed” version focused upon the hop character.

The brewer describes Simcoe hops as having a "distinct punch of grapefruit character and piney notes."

I’m getting the distinctly hoppy nose with very faint grapefruit - certainly no punch. The pine really comes through in the flavor profile, especially in the dry bite to the finish.

57md, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of Gehrig
4.38/5  rDev +14.7%
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.

Gehrig, Jun 25, 2011
Photo of VonZipper
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

VonZipper, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of rowingbrewer
4/5  rDev +4.7%

rowingbrewer, Dec 20, 2011
Photo of mjtiernan
4/5  rDev +4.7%

mjtiernan, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of Duhast500
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Willis tower pint glass.

The color is a deep copper with two fingers of foamy off-white head and some thick lacing left on the glass.

The smell is a nice piney flavor coming out in the nose that reminds me of Douglas furs and Christmas trees. There is a nice sweet malty aroma that is smelling like there is going to be a nice robust flavor in the sip.

The taste has a real nice bitterness but seems to mix well with some sweet malty flavor. There is a swing back and forth of bitter pine flavor and some bready sweet flavor. There is an almost vegetable flavor that reminds me of cucumbers with some juicy flavor to the.

The feel of this beer is medium bodied and is drinking really nicely. There is a great balance that I like in this beer and I find it to be the best in the series of single hop versions of Latitude 48.

Duhast500, May 18, 2011
Photo of Shaw
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A lovely amber in color with a big sticky head of foam.

It smells of metallic and citrusy hops.

Like Samuel Adams says, this beer has big grapefruit and citrus peel flavors and a sharp, but not extreme, bitterness. Very nice.

Hefty body is also very nice.

Another winner from the Deconstructed variety pack. It's great how each beer is so distinct, and all thanks to the hops.

This beer, and its brethren, are must-tries. Seek them out.

Shaw, Jun 27, 2011
Photo of mikeg67
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle. Pours amber with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of citrusy hops, orange marmalade and caramel malt. Body is medium and tangy. Citrusy hops, caramel malt and ripe fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long, dry, and grapefruity. Very nice IPA.

mikeg67, Jun 03, 2014
Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Simcoe from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
86 out of 100 based on 414 ratings.