Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Mosaic (2013) - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.48/5 rDev -6.2%
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.
07-07-2013 03:05:36 | More by Averwo
3.75/5 rDev +1.1%
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.
06-30-2013 00:45:44 | More by Redrover
3.36/5 rDev -9.4%
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.
06-25-2013 02:42:50 | More by NuclearSoAndSo
3.66/5 rDev -1.3%
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.
06-15-2013 13:03:04 | More by micromaniac129
4.14/5 rDev +11.6%
An east coast attempt at a west coast style ipa with nice head good color and citrus hoppy tones. Very drinkable and widely available in New England. My go to six when selection is limited. It is available everywhere around here in the markets around here Massachusetts and great specials are offered in neighboring New Hampshire .
05-31-2013 01:40:20 | More by nose4beer
4.11/5 rDev +10.8%
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.
05-25-2013 20:57:49 | More by smcolw
Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Mosaic (2013) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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