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

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340 Ratings
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Ratings: 340
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 3
Gots: 17 | 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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Photo of SSS
4.66/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of my favorites, this beer is a good reliable beer, for when I am feeling down.

A-Nice dark amber color
S-Smells like heaven, hoppy, pine, citrus
T-Takes incredible, great balance between bitter and sweetness.
M-Full yet light, nice head that doesn't overcrowd the beer
O-What an IPA should be.

SSS, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of BlazedNug
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

BlazedNug, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of bumchilly25
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

bumchilly25, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of doremite
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

doremite, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of grahammi
3/5  rDev -19.1%

grahammi, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of abernethyj
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

abernethyj, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of Averwo
3.48/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark rich copper color. 1 finger head.

Smells subdued hoppiness. A little caramel.

Taste is a rich piney hop taste with a little caramel. A bit of that grapefruit bite.

As far as IPA's go it's very average. Not over bitter or malty. But nothing very extraordinary either. Fits the Sam Adams brand well. Might be a great beer for someone that is getting into IPA's for the first time.

Averwo, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of bootdown21
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

bootdown21, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of jwps214
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

jwps214, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of jak
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

jak, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of AWL
3/5  rDev -19.1%

AWL, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of Redrover
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz brown longneck poured into my old Black Hook imperial pint glass.

The beer is a chill hazed bronze/copper with a thick and clingy off-white head. Tons of lacing, this is a looker.

I like the aroma of fruit and citrus.

The beer is slightly sweet with a bit of toffee but the mosaics add a fruity/citrus blend to the mix. This is the second single hop mosaic I have had in the past two weeks and both are good. As you work through the glass, there is a bit of an earthy element and some more fruit notes that remind me a bit of Wrigley gum.

The mouth is a bit slick but almost seems a bit brittle.

All-in-all, another interesting beer from Sam Adams.

Redrover, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of jzlyo
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

jzlyo, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of Cramshawbar
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Cramshawbar, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of NuclearSoAndSo
3.36/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a beer mug.

Appearance: Pours a one-finger white head with a blood orange colored body.

Smell: Smells of bitter, piney, resiny hops and some citrus peel.

Taste: Indeed it tastes like bitter, piney, resiny hops with a bit of a citrus backbone. Pretty solid.

Mouthfeel: Mouthfeel is creamy and a little chewy.

Overall: Overall this is a good beer. The thing is, I prefer my IPAs to be more on the citrus side than the piney. I recognize that this is a good beer, and I'm not putting it down because it is crisp, refereshing, and pretty full-bodied. But it would maybe be an occasional kind of beer for me.

NuclearSoAndSo, Jun 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

oldp0rt, Jun 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

RCLOHR267, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Ivanhoes_Backpack, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of micromaniac129
3.66/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The first thing I noticed on the pour was how light in color it was. This beer for an IPA is very light and the color is golden. One could mistake this for a pils or blonde I bet.
The head was fizzy and short lifed. Carbonation was very robust so why the lame head.
Aroma was very weak. Mosaic hops are said to impart a fruity scent but I smelled a more floral aroma. The scent is quite weak so.
Taste is fairly malty. No sign of hops here but they're here for this beer is quite bitter. Malts are bready and yeasty.
Drinks light and with barely any flavor. For a beer so lacking it is really quite bitter.
This is something I would expect to see at all those chain restaraunts and luckily not my house.

micromaniac129, Jun 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

MAUEX_MFA, Jun 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

russwilliam, Jun 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

williamjbauer, Jun 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

pcsnyder, Jun 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Jaybirdsbeer, Jun 04, 2013
Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Mosaic (2013) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 340 ratings.