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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Mosaic (2013) - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Mosaic (2013)Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Mosaic (2013)

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321 Ratings
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Ratings: 321
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 9.7%
Wants: 3
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Damian74Shensky on 02-02-2013)
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

3.64/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A-amber with a nice cream colored head

S-smells like sweet sugary hops. Somewhat biscuity. Faint scent

T-comes in with a taste of sweet herbal hops. Also a lasting flavor of biscuits. There's an aged herbal flavor to it. Not flawed, but very boring, especially for an IPA. Some sips seem to have a hint of passion punch to it.

M-medium creamy carbonation with a watery finish

O-definitely an okay beer, but not so great for an IPA. It's missing a strong flavor of hops or a good bitterness. I love what SA is doing with this Lat 48 series by using different hops, I'm just wondering why they aren't choosing hops normally associated with good IPAs, besides the simcoe.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 04:02:27 | More by AdamBear
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

07-27-2014 04:59:47 | More by Doomcifer
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, Enjoy before Oct 2014
L - creamy ivory head fades to a foam atop a brilliant deep amber colored ale
S - sweet, juicy, fruity tropical fruit with bread and caramel
T - sweet and juicy; caramel and bready malt backbone with juicy, floral, tropical, hops. A bit earthy and peppery spice on the finish. Eucalyptus flavor does come though, but I don't think I would have named it without the hint that the label noted
F - medium body, creamy, smooth, finishes clean
O - I like this one more than the East Kent Goldings single hop, but that was a given.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2014 02:48:08 | More by barnzy78
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MarkDeming

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

07-26-2014 02:11:15 | More by MarkDeming
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tabhill

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-23-2014 01:18:56 | More by tabhill
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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, best before 10/2014. Pours crystal clear orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of peach, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, pineapple, mango, floral, grass, light pine, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of peach, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, mango, orange peel, floral, grass, light pine, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of peach, pineapple, tangerine, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, light pine, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and fairly creamy/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice single hop IPA. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2014 03:54:17 | More by superspak
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NickSaul


3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

07-19-2014 03:27:12 | More by NickSaul
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DennisDullea

New York

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

07-18-2014 00:13:21 | More by DennisDullea
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Icemann383

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

07-17-2014 05:56:46 | More by Icemann383
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Viperman1316

Indiana

4/5  rDev +7.8%

07-16-2014 22:11:56 | More by Viperman1316
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neenerzig

Ohio

4.06/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into my Sam Adams beer glass, this beer pours a clear, medium amber color. Has a nice, fluffy white head that is about an inch thick when poured. Eventually settles to a nice thick ring lining the inside of the glass along with quite a nice surface coating of foam and lost of lacing. Quite excellent in fact in the lacing department here! Aromas of nice, slightly toasted, caramel malt, some spicy nuttiness, and the distinct fruityness brought on by the Mosaic hops. Has a good, slightly toasted caramel malt sweet flavor front that gives way to the aforementioned spicey nut-esque flavor and is rounded out by somewhat bitter hops with hints of orange and pineapple for sure! Has a slightly crisp and prickly, smooth, slightly sticky, a bit frothy, medium to full bodied mouthfeel with light to moderate carbonation and a dry finish and somewhat bitter aftertaste. A very good, solid effort here indeed from the fine folks at The Boston Beer Company!

Eric

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2014 06:32:06 | More by neenerzig
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Duhast500

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-15-2014 12:48:47 | More by Duhast500
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

4/5  rDev +7.8%

07-15-2014 01:10:13 | More by thatoneguymike
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allengarvin

Texas

4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This orange-amber beer features a pretty small head--looks just like the previous deconstructed one I poured. The aroma is definitely better than the hallertau though--this mosaic has a really nice kind of toasty, spicy nut character. It's a delight to smell. I haven't encountered this before. Definitely better tasting too, with high bitterness, delectable hop flavor. Malt is present but the drying effect of the hops keeps it from the sweet overall character of the hallertau. Dry finish.

Now this is a decent beer. Better than the original Latitude by a long-shot. I've still got a simcoe to try tonight, but I doubt it will top this. SA should definitely make this a permanent edition.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2014 01:00:17 | More by allengarvin
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therica

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-12-2014 21:54:41 | More by therica
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NappyB

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

07-12-2014 20:57:51 | More by NappyB
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Fellysmarts

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

07-11-2014 14:19:30 | More by Fellysmarts
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MrJuengling

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.8%

07-11-2014 03:15:26 | More by MrJuengling
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3/5  rDev -19.1%

07-10-2014 14:35:32 | More by Whiskeydeez
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bobv

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-10-2014 05:23:44 | More by bobv
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juicebox

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7.8%

07-10-2014 01:33:23 | More by juicebox
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pat_usher

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-09-2014 18:52:43 | More by pat_usher
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ThaHealer

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

07-06-2014 06:27:36 | More by ThaHealer
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Bierman9

New Hampshire

3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a 12oz bottle into a Sammy glass. Had a lovely, deep copper color. Was ever so slightly hazy, and had plenty of steady carbo. Head was a 1/2" layer of frothy, off-white foam, with nice lacing on the glass. Aroma was not too strong, but I did get some piney, earthy hops. It felt fairly smooth, though I found it a little on the thinner side of medium for body.

Tasted of some light caramel malt at the outset. Then it became piney and rindy. Also in the mix were some herbal, minty notes. Is that the Mosaic? Not overly complex, but still fairly drinkable. Prosit!!

3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

1660

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2014 18:02:27 | More by Bierman9
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PhilMiller

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

07-05-2014 01:35:15 | More by PhilMiller
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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Mosaic (2013) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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