Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Hallertau Mittelfrueh | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Hallertau MittelfruehSamuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Hallertau Mittelfrueh
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Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by JohnGalt1 on 04-26-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
407
Reviews:
189
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
11.67%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
20
For Trade:
0
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Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jadjunk
3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

"This single hop IPA is brewed using only Hallertau Mittelfrueh Noble hops from the Hallertau region of Bavaria. These hops create a soft bitterness, along with delicate citrus and resinous pine notes that are balanced by a subtle malt sweetness & body." Brewed in the style of an American IPA. Part of the Latitude 48 Deconstructed pack, entry number 3. Available in 12 oz. bottles.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a Samuel Adams sensory pint glass. Served above 55º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a golden white hue of a frothy foam consistency over a sunset orange body with mild haziness and abundant lively carbonation. There is less visible sediment in this beer than the previous two installments. Retention is above average and lacing is light and spotty. 3.75

(Smell) The Hallertau Mitteltfrueh hop generates a lot of fruity aromas, mild peppery spice, light resins and mellow citrus notes of lemon and faint grapefruit. These pair as equally relaxed against a mildly grainy caramel syrup body. Altogether these make a light but aromatic backbone ideal for a more complex multiple-hop IPA. 3.5

(Taste) The flavor that the Hallertau Mittelfrueh hop generates is notably more peppery, earthy and less fruity and citrusy than the aroma suggested, but with a more striking bitterness than anticipated. It pairs fairly well with the biscuity and bready malt profile but the hop flavor is fairly one-sided. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) The texture of this beer is medium slick, moderately oily and resinous and medium dry. Carbonation is mellow, generating a moderate frothiness and a soft crispness. Body is medium for the style, medium overall. Balance is moderately bitter over sweet. Alcohol presence is low and there are no notable off characters. 3.5

(Overall) While the Hallertau Mittelfrueh can give a tasty and bitter cutting edge to many traditional German beers, I don't think that its limited flavor potential makes it a great candidate for the IPA by itself. The hop itself came off to me as a quarter flavor and three quarters bitterness, and so I think it would do a good job in most IPAs for accenting earthy, peppery and mild fruity notes while beefing up the hop bitterness. Not my favorite in the series, but I didn't expect it to be going in. Regardless, it's still worth the experience to anybody looking to expand their hop knowledge and find their favorite hop characters. 3.5

Boston Beer Company's
Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA
3.52/5.00

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Photo of Pencible
2.71/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: This poured a clear dark gold with a little off white head.
S: It smelled like bready malt and wild honey, with a little earthy copper hops.
T: It tasted like earthy copper and mild resin hops, with some bready malt. It had a clean slightly bitter aftertaste.
M: It was somewhat thick with moderate carbonation. Decent body.
D: This wasn't a great brew, with barely noticeable scent and taste. The body was a little weak too, although the finish was smooth, so it was at least easy to drink. Not worth trying more than once.

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Photo of xacidx
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.72/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Techichi
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of howiebear
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of gwilikers6
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Rhf9120
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of aklude
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of HoppyBastard
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass.

APPEARANCE: pours a nice amber color with 1 finger off white head that dissipated quickly leaving a thin layer of bubbles, there was significant lacing on the glass, medium carbonation.

SMELL: flowery, sweet caramel, pine.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially sweet then a mild piney hop profile, nicely balanced.

PALATE: medium body and carbonation.

OVERALL: This is a good IPA, the Hallertau Mittelfrueh Hops are somewhat mild but make a very balanced IPA. This one is not as good as Mosaic but better than East Kent Goldings. I would not hesitate to buy again.

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Photo of PA-Michigander
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of outdoor7or24
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

12 oz bottle poured into snifter.
Part of the latitude 48 Deconstructed series.
A: pours a brilliant 2 finger white foam head, crystal clear dark copper body, carbonation, heavy stringy lacing in the beginning
S: tangerines, soft warm alcohol, fresh pine needles, other tropical fruit notes
M: medium creamy body, coats the tongue
T: tangerine, grapefruit rind, pine resin, malty, soft alcohol taste as it warms, slightly sweet finish
O: great hop, it's from Bavaria, Germany, easy drinking ipa single hop that has a soft bitterness like the bottle label says. Try it. 3.95 stars

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.76/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.88/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.7/5  rDev +30.6%

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3.6/5  rDev 0%

Photo of puboflyons
4/5  rDev +11.1%

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with an expiration date of October 2014. Sampled on September 20, 2014.

Lovely looking copper pour with a big off-white head just like the others in the set.

Aroma of roasted malts with an earthy and semi-bold hop character. Not in my face but noticeable.

Medium to full body.

The taste is a nice mixture of roasted malts and bitter hops that are not to floral or grassy. They balance out right.

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Photo of outsider
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Jeysun23
4.04/5  rDev +12.2%

Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Hallertau Mittelfrueh from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.6 out of 5 based on 407 ratings.
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