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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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Reviews: 79
Hads: 356
Avg: 3.74
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 2
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Damian74Shensky on 02-02-2013

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Reviews by nsheehan:
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3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Latitude 48 IPA (hopology)
SA (Boston BC)
12oz to Adelbert’s snifter
6% ABV
Best by Jun 2013, bought ~4/3/2013

A – Poured nicely with one finger of head, which subsided quickly. A clear amber/garnet color. Pretty transparent.

S – Tropical fruit like pineapple and mango with orange. Wet pine and a little grass. A tiny earth slightly, buttery smell. Doesn’t really detract.

T – First sip was buttery. Wet pine, a little grass, and buttery. Not really getting any tropical fruit tastes. Not very bitter. Getting a little orangey-plum flavor now.

M – Medium, smooth, low carbonation (not very tingly), finish isn’t dry. A bit syrupy at times, not what I’d expect, though I don’t think it’s bad.

D – Pretty good but the buttery taste detracts. The ending isn’t super bitter or piney, which I like. Mouthfeel is good but not to style. I think I may have waited too long to get around to reviewing it. The buttery taste and extra thickness and smoothness are I think a result of excess age. Though it was refrigerated the whole time.
4, 3.75, 3.5, 3.75, 3.75.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into becker pint glass; clear, deep orange with a sizable white fluffy head that fades after a bit leaving chunky lacing.
Smell is very nice; dank herbal scents and bitterness along with some lighter notes of citrus and other fruit.
Taste doesn't have that awesome hoppiness that the smell had, but it's a nice standard IPA flavor, more west-coast style. Clean generic malt base with a very nice dose of hops; mostly earthy bitterness with some herbal qualities, unfortunately the fruit in the nose doesn't come through very well.
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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Photo of CloudStrife
4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Best by Aug 2013.

A: Pours a clear amber with a large fairly dense off white head. Leaves some decent lacing all the way down. Lots of tiny bubble visible in the body. Head takes a while to dissipate.

S: Nice citrus hop aroma, the mosaic is an aromatic hop. Not an overdose like more IPA's, thinking this will be more balanced than a hopbomb. Malt adds some sweetness and breadiness.

T: Mosaic hops do pull through for a real pleasant citrusy hop. Bittering flavor is fairly dominate throughout which is good.

M: Medium body with ample carbonation. A bit sticky but sort of expected from these hops. Fairly easy drinking though.

Overall a real nice entry from Sam Adams. Love the focus on mosaic hops as they are an amazing new hop. Give this one a go.

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Photo of samtrillo
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%

Pretty deep amber and some lacing.

Bit of a tropical fruit head. Not too strong.

They went pretty malty on this one. The Mosaic hops I get that orange mandarin. Some grassy dirty bitterness.

Overall this one is a goo IPA. Looking for more fruit flavor maybe.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
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New copper penny in colour with a well-formed, moderately retentive, and lacy off-white head. Gentle grapefuit and pine aroma with a hint of nuts. Hop-forward with bright grapefruit and lemon notes, with the malts contributing a barely noticeable nutty character. Citrus lasts long into the finish, being joined by a leafy bitterness. Moderately bitter. Almost medium-bodied with low carbonation and a smooth, slightly slick mouthfeel. Not a hop bomb by any means, but a good easy drinking American-style IPA with a clean and simple citric profile.

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4.11/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Attractive clean amber, with a large head of off-white bubbles. Brilliant, showy, and intricate lace.

Nose is crisp citrus and pine hops. Quite appealing.

Taste is nicely hopped, with plenty of grapefruit and lemon citrus tones. I also get some peppery spice and some earthiness. Overall, a well-balanced and highly drinkable IPA -- not a hop bomb, but a well-done and session-worthy brew. Superb!

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3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Mosaic Version of the Lat 48 is great. The beer is very well balance and carries a nice pine scent and taste with a slight oily resin to it. The color clear copper with white head that is leaving a nice lace. The mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall the beer is another winner by Sammy A!

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Photo of Damian74Shensky
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a Pint glass.
A- clear copper, foamy slightly off-white head, leaves considerable lacing.
S- citrus, piney hops, caramel malts
T- hops ,sweet malts, citrus hops
M- Body is medium with a low/medium carbonation and some bitterness
O- easy drinking. Nice IPA. Would get again.

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