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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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317 Ratings
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Ratings: 317
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 9.68%
Wants: 3
Gots: 15 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Damian74Shensky on 02-02-2013)
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Reviews by secondtooth:
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secondtooth

Indiana

4.11/5  rDev +10.5%
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!

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2013 16:12:34 | More by secondtooth
More User Reviews:
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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
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 -5.9%

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

New York

4.5/5  rDev +21%

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

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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

Indiana

4/5  rDev +7.5%

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

Ohio

4.06/5  rDev +9.1%
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 +0.8%

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

Georgia

4/5  rDev +7.5%

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

Texas

4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
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 +0.8%

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

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.5%

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

Kansas

3/5  rDev -19.4%

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

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7.5%

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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

New Hampshire

3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
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 -5.9%

07-05-2014 01:35:15 | More by PhilMiller
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mattreitz49

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

07-04-2014 21:00:45 | More by mattreitz49
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GFD400

New York

4/5  rDev +7.5%

07-03-2014 23:40:34 | More by GFD400
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MarkQ617

Massachusetts

3.91/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Had this as part of the "Deconstructed" 12 pack out of the bottle, and looking through my reviews I realized this is my fifteenth Sam Adams review. I should branch out more. Anyway, of the 12 pack, this was one of my favorites of the hop varieties. It was a little stronger than some others, which I enjoyed. Great aftertaste. Really liked it.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2014 21:18:03 | More by MarkQ617
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hayesjw

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

07-03-2014 01:41:31 | More by hayesjw
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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Mosaic (2013) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 317 ratings.