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

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348 Ratings
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Ratings: 348
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 9.73%
Wants: 3
Gots: 20 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

InspectorBob, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of Spikester
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear amber with a modest off white head that recedes quickly. Good amount of lacing.
Smell is piney floralhops with some fresh turned earth. A slight whiff of cat later on.
Taste is piney grapefruit resinous hops. Good amount of malt support.
Mouthfeel is smooth fairly modest carbonation. Medium bodied and easy drinking in spite of the resin quality. Finish is dry piney bitter finish. Just a touch of sweet malts to smooth it a bit.
Overall a fine AIPA. I like the hopology latitude 48 hop rotation. Keep them coming.

Spikester, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of elglueckert
4/5  rDev +8.1%

elglueckert, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of DavidHume
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

DavidHume, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of bilhelm
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

bilhelm, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of GratefulEdd
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

GratefulEdd, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of smithj4
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

smithj4, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of mrfrancis
3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

mrfrancis, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of SSS
4.66/5  rDev +25.9%
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 +1.4%

BlazedNug, Jul 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

bumchilly25, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of doremite
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

doremite, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of grahammi
3/5  rDev -18.9%

grahammi, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of abernethyj
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

abernethyj, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of Averwo
3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
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 -5.4%

bootdown21, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of jwps214
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

jwps214, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of jak
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

jak, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of AWL
3/5  rDev -18.9%

AWL, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of Redrover
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
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
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

jzlyo, Jun 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Cramshawbar, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of NuclearSoAndSo
3.36/5  rDev -9.2%
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 -18.9%

oldp0rt, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of RCLOHR267
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

RCLOHR267, Jun 21, 2013
Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Mosaic (2013) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 348 ratings.