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

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324 Ratings
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Ratings: 324
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 9.41%
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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Mr_Rocca

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

12-02-2013 04:45:33 | More by Mr_Rocca
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Hearneator

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

11-29-2013 21:43:53 | More by Hearneator
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markdrinksbeer

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

11-28-2013 11:30:04 | More by markdrinksbeer
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a0lbudman

Alabama

3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A-dark copper with a large off white head that leaves a heavy lace
S-hops is intense and had a citrus smell along with a grassy pine note
T- hops is the main flavor although the hop taste is not strong and the hops aftertaste is a bitter grassy pine taste that goes into the finish
M-medium body and high carbonation
O-the smell had an intense hop smell and made me ready for this beer, but the hop taste was not there like the smell

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2013 02:39:44 | More by a0lbudman
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endallchaos

Nevada

3/5  rDev -19.4%

11-17-2013 21:56:24 | More by endallchaos
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jjamadorphd

Florida

3.91/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Sam Adams continues to put out good product after good product - The Latitude 48 IPA, from the Hopology collection does not disappoint.

This is by far the best looking brew I have had, possibly ever. It's a gorgeous, light-roasted caramel color with hints of amber in the light. The head is thick, off-whitish mixed with a very, very light tan and the head and lacing have staying power all the way to the bottom. The smell is not the normal overpowering IPA scent, but other than that, it's a definite IPA odor. Mouthfeel is silky with plenty of carbonation. The taste is smooth - not the normally bitter IPA, but less so and it goes down fast, if you're not careful. Overall, this might very well be the best offering I have had from Sam Adams.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2013 20:14:40 | More by jjamadorphd
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MJSawyer

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

11-12-2013 22:12:52 | More by MJSawyer
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this as part of the Fall pack, seeing that this was slightly changed from the original version. This was a bit dry and easygoing for an IPA and unlike the first time around, this didn't taste as nuanced. i still like the idea behind this beer but if I was given this blindfolded and not aware of what it was, I would have had a hard time guessing that this was a different version. The hops seemed a bit more generic here without feeling terribly full, bitter, or earthy. It was fine on its own but didn't have anything memorable about it.

Like the original, the pour was light brown with a somewhat frothy head that faded quickly and hardly any lacing to be seen. Light earthy and grapefruit hops, with just a hint of pine that shone for an instant before fading away. No orange and not much tangerine to be found in the citrus and hardly any burning could be discerned either. The carbonation was somewhat light and the body and mouthfeel both had some resin to it, but nothing waxy that endured. Only a faint floral and earthy bitterness lingered in the back, before another sip was needed to rejuvenate the taste of this.

The ABV was the same as the original and had I had another one of these in front of me, I could have easily downed that in my session as well. I wanted to like this beer but for some reason, it wasn't an improvement over the original. It's a good addition to the Fall pack but a bit out of place, as I think a darker and spicier beer would have rounded it out better. With so many IPA's out there, this would only be worth seeking out for extreme hopheads or Sam lovers. Otherwise, it just averaged out the Autumn offerings that Boston Brewing released this year..

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 19:52:33 | More by JerzDevl2000
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Joe_Detweiler

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

11-10-2013 01:21:21 | More by Joe_Detweiler
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Captain_Komamura

Illinois

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

Appearance - It is a nice amber color; with a thick head.

Smell - It has a flora, pine, and citrus( like a grapefruit ) smell to it.

Taste - The pine taste is the most dominant; with a grapefruit sourness to it.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied, and it sticks to your mouth afterwards.

Overall - I enjoyed this beer, but the pine taste can be strong.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2013 22:31:15 | More by Captain_Komamura
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frozenjogurt

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

11-08-2013 05:17:11 | More by frozenjogurt
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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  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.
Mouthfeel is well-carbonated and medium-light bodied.
Overall, I think I actually enjoyed this one from the bottle more than the glass. The fruit seemed to come through better; when this one is poured out, the nose writes checks that the taste can't cash. Still a step up from what other SA beers I've had though.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2013 20:20:09 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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lehueve

Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

11-04-2013 18:48:59 | More by lehueve
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Frobot13

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

11-04-2013 01:27:05 | More by Frobot13
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-02-2013 03:43:55 | More by bigbeers84
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taospowder

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

11-01-2013 09:13:02 | More by taospowder
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gr8zehaman

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

10-31-2013 16:48:24 | More by gr8zehaman
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Dolfan907

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

10-31-2013 16:47:15 | More by Dolfan907
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axellence

Ohio

3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma: Orange rind followed by ruby grapefruit. Peach wafts off the surface. A deep sniff uproots some pine and gets carried away in a basket of potpourri.

Flavor: Big grapefruit juice up front with burnt/ caramelized sugar in the middle.

Finish: Bitter and a bit sticky and dry.

Mouthfeel: Creamy bordering on the lightly whipped.

Overall: Pleasant experience if you know you are going for a drink called "hopology"!

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2013 00:30:47 | More by axellence
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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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DoubleMalt

New York

4/5  rDev +7.5%

10-20-2013 21:15:52 | More by DoubleMalt
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TripelMark

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7.5%

10-20-2013 16:22:48 | More by TripelMark
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EvanWilliams

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

10-19-2013 01:22:02 | More by EvanWilliams
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Morockm

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

10-18-2013 14:47:01 | More by Morockm
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

10-18-2013 00:20:09 | More by ejimhof
Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Mosaic (2013) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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