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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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318 Ratings
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Ratings: 318
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 9.68%
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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djrn2

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

06-07-2014 18:56:40 | More by djrn2
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metter98

New York

3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear copper in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high beige head that died down, leaving a thin head covering the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of caramel malts are present in the nose along with some hints of melon.
T: The taste has initial flavors of caramel malts with a little bit of associated sweetness. Notes of citrus and melon hops are also noticeable and contribute a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems to be a little maltier compared to other IPAs but it is easy to drink and the flavors of the Mosaic hops could be enough of an incentive to make me want to try this again.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2013 00:02:14 | More by metter98
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured an amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some great lacing. Aroma consists of fruity hops with some grassy notes. Taste is a great mix of floral hops notes of fruit with light lingering sweet notes and with light bitterness which can be found in the aftertaste. Body is about average with great carbonation. I really enjoyed the Mosaic hops which to me present some similarities with New Zealand hops type.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2013 20:10:40 | More by Phyl21ca
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

06-13-2014 03:17:31 | More by jaydoc
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

06-25-2014 01:47:35 | More by Knapp85
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to my brother tenderbranson69 for sharing this with me,enjoyed chilled from a 1/2 pint froma 12 oz brown bottle.

The color is a familiar medium amber with very good clarity and thin cream of light beige with small bead and good retention. The smell is very pleasant with some grapefruit and herbal notes and mild sweet piney elements with light malt ester. The feel is good with mostly bitter texture but has nice resinous oily almost creamy body with a nice malt foundation allowing the bitterness to be cushioned somewhat. Moderately carbonated with semi-dry finish.

The taste is very hop influenced with some mild tangerine notes and slight simcoe-like herbal earthy tinges with some mild herbal and tangy hop flavor with yeast gently supporting the mild caramel tinge from the malt. Overall I loved the taste and it was gone too quickly. I would look for this if you are at all appreciative of Latitude 48 in the original formula because this is a lot better IMO.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2013 13:52:54 | More by Slatetank
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smcolw

Massachusetts

4.11/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid, if modest head. Starts with some webby lace. The color is light amber/dark gold color.

Pleasantly mellow crystal malt/floral hop aroma.

This is a very easy to drink IPA. It has all of the traditional elements--strong malt start to the taste, notable white-pepper hop swallow and finish, and a decently full body. Moderate carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 20:57:49 | More by smcolw
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Gavage

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7.5%

06-27-2014 20:26:13 | More by Gavage
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4/5  rDev +7.5%

05-03-2013 12:52:01 | More by oriolesfan4
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.71/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I purchased this bottle during my recent foray to Mari's 6-Pac 'n' Mor in Reading and I have been waiting for a cold to kick to better sense this new strain of hops. I felt quite fortunate last year to get the Latitude 48 series in total and I am anxious to see what this newest addition is like.

From the bottle: "Our 2013 release features Mosaic (TM) hops, a new hop from the Pacific Northwest. They add a burst of citrus notes to the distinctive layers of German, English and other American hops, all from growing regions near the 'hop belt' of the 48th Latitude. Cheers! [undersigned] Jim Koch".

I went with another aggro pour as I really wanted to get the scent of hops going in my kitchen. Guess what? It worked! It smelled like pine resin and my mouth instantly began to water. Gimme dem hops, man! The color was a deep-copper like an old girlfriend's hair and the clarity was beyond NE-quality. I could see what the Fates were about to weave into my future and it looked like beer. I could also see loads of tight, tiny bubbles of carbonation and I began to long for my SA glasses that broke in a recent kitchen cleaning mishap. As the finger of light-tan foam began to fall, it was already leaving sticky lacing in its wake. Mouthfeel was soft, not at all abrasive as some IPAs can be, and the burst of flavors on the tongue was phenomenal! Pine, grapefruit, someone mentioned blueberry and I got that kind of light tartness. Wow. Finish was like deodorant - arid, and extra dry. Man, I caught the Zephyr winds blowing across the Sahara in my throat and all I could think to do was to take another sip, exacerbating the "problem". Ha! Yeah, some problem, all right. The blueberry flavor really began to take hold on the extreme finish. This is an AIPA for hopheads. All malt buffs need not apply.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2013 20:07:59 | More by woodychandler
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

08-05-2013 19:22:12 | More by InspectorBob
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a crystal clear medium copper in color with light amounts of gentle carbonation near the surface of the beer and some amber highlights. The beer has a finger tall frothy dark beige head that slowly reduces to couple of small medium thick patches, a thin film covering the majority of the remainder of the surface of the beer, and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of caramel malts with some slightly lighter tropical/melon hops.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of caramel malts with a light amount of caramel sweetness. That is followed by light to moderate flavors of tropical/melon and citrus/grapefruit rind hops. Light to moderate amounts of lingering bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly crisp upfront.

O: An interesting choice of hops (Mosaic) make this beer one that is worth trying and even worth trying again. I found it to be slightly sweeter and slightly maltier than other examples of the style. Fairly easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2013 00:41:06 | More by dbrauneis
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

10-22-2013 01:53:22 | More by mothman
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

10-18-2013 00:20:09 | More by ejimhof
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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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rab53

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

03-31-2013 03:05:47 | More by rab53
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

06-23-2014 05:01:31 | More by LXIXME
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

09-21-2013 21:25:06 | More by tdm168
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beertunes

Washington

3.03/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into nonic. Poured a clean, clear copper color with 1/2 inch of light khaki colored head that had OK retention and light lacing.

The aroma was very subdued, especially for an IPA, light hops and a faint grain/malt scent. That subdued neutrality carried over to the flavors. A very light malt base supporting a mostly floral hop taste.

The body was slightly fuller than most IPA's, but not full or heavy. There was a slightly sticky finish that had the flowery notes lingering a bit too long for my tastes. Drinkability was good I suppose, my bottle was gone quickly enough, but I wasn't in a hurry to get to the second bottle in the sampler sixer. Overall, an OK brew, good, not great. Take a shot on it if you want.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2013 18:59:03 | More by beertunes
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THECPJ

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

01-21-2014 01:46:59 | More by THECPJ
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with a very nice cream colored, pillowy head with great retention and chunky lacing. A light aroma of slightly citrus, quite floral hops and light bready yeast. Flavor is sweet malt, floral, piney hops and light fruit juice with that tapers off abruptly to a lingering light floral hops and sweet juice finish. The citrus and floral hops leave a long lasting lingering aftertaste. Medium bodied with nice mouth feel from carbonation. A quite pleasant, somewhat sweet IPA with a enough light malt to support and present the Mosaic hops. I like the idea of a single varietal being presented this way and this was a non-challenging, but pleasant way to taste the hops.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2013 02:51:08 | More by LiquidAmber
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
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!

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2013 01:16:21 | More by WoodBrew
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RBorsato

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

05-30-2014 19:53:19 | More by RBorsato
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a relatively clear amber with a smooth, creamy, quickly receding whitish head. Once the head settles, a moderate amount of lace is present on the sides of the glass.

S: At first, this ale was very neutral on the nose, but as it settled and warmed in the glass, a complex mélange of aromas hit my nose. Subtle hints of pepper, tea, grass, lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, fresh herbs, caramel, cream, biscuit, and moist earth were most noticeable. Very interesting.

T: Notes of lemon, lime, bitter orange, grapefruit, papaya, pine, elderberry, black currant, spruce, grass, pepper, herbs, black tea, caramel, biscuit, moist earth, moss, and cream swirl across the palate. The finish is intense and relatively bitter with notes of citrus, currant, pepper, tea, caramel, and biscuit making the most lasting impressions.

M: Medium in body and relatively dry to start, though it quickly becomes resinous. Carbonation is firm and crisp. No alcohol presence whatsoever. Very drinkable with just enough malt heft to underscore the complex aromas and flavors of the hops. This is how an American IPA should feel.

O: I liked the previous iteration of Latitude 48 IPA more than most, and I am very happy to report that this new incarnation does not disappoint in the slightest. Very well crafted, accessible, and a great way to introduce people to the new Mosaic hops. I would not hesitate to recommend this ale to even the most skeptical of hopheads.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2013 23:30:16 | More by mrfrancis
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Haybeerman

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

03-17-2013 20:01:27 | More by Haybeerman
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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Mosaic (2013) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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