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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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Ratings: 350
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 9.73%
Wants: 3
Gots: 23 | 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

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Beer added by: Damian74Shensky on 02-02-2013

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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5/5  rDev +35.1%

Photo of wedge
3.72/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Clarion coppery gold topped with a solid, frothy eggshell head. Drippy sheets of lacing plaster the glass. Floral, melon, pine needle, and light grapefruit aromas on top of some sweet, cracker malt. Green, perfumy hops upfront leading to peach, pine, mint, lemon and some malty sweetness. Medium bodied and crisp with a satisfactory bitterness. Pretty interesting. I'm looking forward to trying all the other Mosaic hopped beers that spring up this year.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of adams82
3.09/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Probably on of my least favorite offerings from the Boston Beer Co and certainly one of my least favorite IPAs.

Pours a darker orange/copper than a "typical" IPA, so I'm assuming the crystal malt is a little higher on the lovibond scale.

Overall aroma and flavor is slightly sweet/malty and caramel (probably due to darker crystal malts), hop flavor is earthier than what I would expect for an American IPA. There is more of an herbal character to this beer rather than citric/piney.

Perhaps it's just this new Mosaic hop... It's just missing the typical characteristics of an American IPA; not citric or piney enough for my liking and the overall flavor profile is a bit too sweet as well. I prefer my (America) IPAs to be a bit drier, with more American hop character.

Not terrible, but not good either; just kind of "meh".

I do like trying the different hop varieties from SA, but this on just fell flat.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of AdamBear
3.66/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A-amber with a nice cream colored head

S-smells like sweet sugary hops. Somewhat biscuity. Faint scent

T-comes in with a taste of sweet herbal hops. Also a lasting flavor of biscuits. There's an aged herbal flavor to it. Not flawed, but very boring, especially for an IPA. Some sips seem to have a hint of passion punch to it.

M-medium creamy carbonation with a watery finish

O-definitely an okay beer, but not so great for an IPA. It's missing a strong flavor of hops or a good bitterness. I love what SA is doing with this Lat 48 series by using different hops, I'm just wondering why they aren't choosing hops normally associated with good IPAs, besides the simcoe.

Photo of LoveMyBeer1991
3.56/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A-Pours a dark brown color with a nice head that slowly disspates with moderate lacing.

S-Smell consists of pine and citrus.

T-Taste of pine, citrus, and hops. Leaves a hoppy aftertaste that lingers for quite some time.

M-Moderate carbonation

O-Not a bad beer but not the greatest in my opinion. This is my first IPA so it will take some getting used to. Would I buy this again? Maybe.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of secondtooth
4.11/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Attractive clean amber, with a large head of off-white bubbles. Brilliant, showy, and intricate lace.

Nose is crisp citrus and pine hops. Quite appealing.

Taste is nicely hopped, with plenty of grapefruit and lemon citrus tones. I also get some peppery spice and some earthiness. Overall, a well-balanced and highly drinkable IPA -- not a hop bomb, but a well-done and session-worthy brew. Superb!

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of kshizzle101
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass

A - clear amber-red in color. 3 inch head which lingers, much lacing down the sides

S - smells loaded with hops - citrus as well as pine comes through most. smell some bready malts as well

T - Hops again, citrus and pine.

M - medium bodied. some stickiness to it but not much. properly carbed.

Overall - nothing too special here. not bad tasting, but doesnt stand out to me in any way,

Photo of Rekrule
2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.57/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Firestone pint glass
From: BevMo in La Mesa, Calif. (San Diego)
Price: $18.99 for the Sam Adams IPA Hop-Ology 12-pack
Purchased: Feb. 8, 2013
Consumed: Feb. 13, 2013
Misc.: Best by June 2013 on the bottle

Poured a light copper amber semi-clear color with 2-3 fingers of frothy white head. Nice amount of uneven foamy lacing on the side. Really good thick retention all the way down.

Smelled a plethora of different hops. Got wet Cascade hops, citrus hops (light grapefruit, pine and lime) and rye hops. Definitely could smell the bitterness. Even got some pepper-like spices.

Tasted pretty close to the nose. Got unknown hops up front (bottle says Mosaic, I’ll go with that). Also wet Cascade hops, light citrus hops and light rye hops (and even some iced tea). Very bitter aftertaste.

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average-to-lively (above average carbonation). Long, bitter finish.

Nothing too special. Now looking how I rated the regular Latitude 48 IPA, I may need to check that one again.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of TrappistJohnMD
3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle marked Best By May 2013.

Poured amber color with thick chunky head in tulip.

Smell is strongly hopped with lots of citrus. Grapefruit and pine predominate. Slight maltiness in the aroma. Very nice smell.

Taste is less impressive than the smell. Not as much hop character as I was anticipating from the smell. Heavy malts with hints of grapefruit. Lots of caramel. Mild bitterness. Good but not great.

Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied. Average carbonation.

Overall this is good and worth a try.

Photo of rangerred
3.56/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

I had reviewed the first Latitude 48 last Spring but figured since the hops are different in this one, I'd give it a review.

Pours a clear deep copper with a one finger off-white head. Really good head retention and even better lacing. The last few Sam Adams beers I have had had great lacing.

Much more citrus in the aroma compared to the last version although this one still retains some pine and earthy notes. The citrus that is there is mostly orange and tangerine.

The hop flavor is not quite as great as I was expecting. Some initial citrus then a bigger punch of pine and earth. It is all fairly mild, however. Some nice caramel and toffee flavors that are typical of Sam Adams beers but it goes well with the hops. Bitterness is moderate with a slightly sticky finish.

Overall, I do prefer this Latitude 48 over the original. There is a better hop/malt balance and a nicer hop profile overall, It is still not an extraordinary IPA by any means but decent if there is nothing else available.

Photo of Brewsephus
3.62/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

16 oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams Boston Lager specialty pint glass.
Enjoy by date on bottle 6/2013.

A- Pours a robust 2 finger, off-white head, with small/medium bubbles. Leaves 1/2 inch of lacing around inside of glass. Brilliantly clear, with many bubbles in suspension. Copper colored.

S-Very nice bouquet on the nose. Pine, tropical fruits, cherry, blueberry.

T-Strong malt character, but seems very balanced in conjunction with the hops and alcohol. Lovely pine character lends itself to the finely metered bitterness. The late addition hops seem to be more earthy than floral. There is a slight amount of fruit, albeit muted. Blueberry, sweet cranberry and a tinge of mango.

M- The mouth-feel is spot on. Very balanced malt usage and dialed in hop scheduling make this beer a master craftsman's product. The carbonation is exact; not over or underdone. The beer has a wonderful body and is very round.

O- I think this beer is one of Sam Adams' best offerings. Not being very impressed with this nauseatingly long resume, I feel like they miss the mark a lot of the time. While they MUST have great brewers under tenure, it is seldom that they are given a portion, let alone, free reigns to make something memorable. Latitude 48 with Mosaic is exactly that. It is a fantastic beer that has been toned back by commercial interests. This is the work of a brewery that does not operate with any sort of reckless abandon. This is a beer that is very session-able, ringing in at a modest 6.0% ABV. I love what this beer is trying to be, but it doesn't quite reach that mark for me. Tasty, with room for improvement.

Photo of Damian74Shensky
3.94/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a Pint glass.
A- clear copper, foamy slightly off-white head, leaves considerable lacing.
S- citrus, piney hops, caramel malts
T- hops ,sweet malts, citrus hops
M- Body is medium with a low/medium carbonation and some bitterness
O- easy drinking. Nice IPA. Would get again.

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