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

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83
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338 Ratings
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Ratings: 338
Reviews: 171
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 2
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.80% 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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12-20-2011 22:39:39 | More by rowingbrewer
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

12-17-2011 13:03:18 | More by pschul4
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3/5  rDev -18%

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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.3%

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Michigan

3.13/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz bottle.

A- Pours a clear golden copper color. Two finger tan head shows great retention. Lots of web style lacing on the sides of the glass.

S- Light citrus from the hops in the front of the aroma. A almost overpowering caramel biscuity malt base in the middle almost ruin this aroma for me. Light piney/earthy hop aroma in the end help to attempt to balance this aroma out without much help.

T- Light pine bitterness that transforms into a almost bitter citrus bite in the front of the beer. The carmael malts drive in right after that with these taking up all of the middle flavor of the beer washing away any sort of hop presence. The ending of the beer shows off a little alcohol with some earthy bitter hop tones that begin to counterbalance all that sweetness but falls very short.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Hints of bitter citrus and loads of caramel malts lay rest of the palate. Aftertaste is hints of bitter hop, lots of caramel malts, and light alcohol. Flavors once again could have been a lot more balanced and not so malt driven which seems unlike the style. No off flavors were present. Medium alcohol drying on the palate.

O- A nice attempt once again at showcasing one hop Sam Adams but the malt base just came out stronger.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2011 20:00:23 | More by SmartyPints
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Florida

2/5  rDev -45.4%

12-05-2011 20:52:31 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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12-05-2011 00:55:26 | More by mhaugo
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +9.3%

11-28-2011 00:04:29 | More by Satchboogie
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3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
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Poured into a pint glass.

It's a hazy coppery/amber with a white head and some struggling bubbles.

It smells grassy and citrusy. Lots of sweet caramel malt.

It tastes like grass. It's a bit bitter and sweet. It's all right.

It's medium bodied with decent carbonation.

Overall I'm glad to be done with this 12 pack. Sort of a slog when I got to the end. Not really an IPA guy but I thought I'd give it a shot. I totally understand why most beers have more than one variety of hops. Single hopped beers are weird.

Serving type: bottle

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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Zeus from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 338 ratings.