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

Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Hallertau MittelfruehSamuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Hallertau Mittelfrueh
BA SCORE
3.57/5
408 Ratings
Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Hallertau MittelfruehSamuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Hallertau Mittelfrueh
BEER INFO

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:
No notes at this time.

Added by JohnGalt1 on 04-26-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,271
Reviews:
189
Ratings:
408
pDev:
11.76%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
21
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 408 |  Reviews: 189
Photo of Slatetank
3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

another real time review since I don't have a notebook handy, hope this stays put. Poured chilled into a a double walled tumber.

A deep copper color, the cap is a full 2 finger cap of rocky beige with tight beading. The clarity and retention are both good. The smell is very light, a nice herbal aroma emerges as it warms slightly with a mild pine accent. The delicate Hallertau is interesting in an IPA, but it is a familiar hop for pilsners and it almost tricks me into thinking that's is what I am about to drink based on aroma alone. Very interesting, yet not exactly bitter, moderate bitterness which provides a resinous body, the malt is somewhat sweet and adds a moderate creamy feel with the relatively high carbonation.

The taste is pleasant, with herbal and almost spiced hop flavors on first sip. The herbal taste is not quite grassy, but definitely has some floral elements. The taste has a slight fruitiness with a tinge of earthy twiggy flavor from the Noble hops, the malt seems to blend with the hop well, not really standing out except to give a little sweetness to the IPA, there is a mild peppery taste accenting the taste into the finish. Overall I like this but can't say this is what I think of when I think of an American IPA, but it isn't that bad, I like it well enough and think I admire Samuel Adams for continuing to do unique offerings. The Style is not necessarily their forte, but at least they will give us a chance to try Latitude 48 with several single hop versions. I recommend trying it if you enjoy hoppy beers or noble hops in general.

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Photo of Zaphog
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of womencantsail
3.41/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer pours a dark amber color, almost copper with a finger of slightly off-white head.

S: Not quite as sweet as the other varieties. Some caramel and bready malts to it and a little brown sugar. Grassy and floral hops with a touch of spice to it. Mild citrus zest and yeast.

T: Good hop flavor with lots of floral and mild spice notes. Hints of sweetness on the back end of it and some bready malts. Only a mild bitterness. A tiny bit of citrus and citrus zest on the back end.

M: Medium in the body and carbonation.

O: Thus far the least offensive of the variations. Still not something I'd necessarily care to have again.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev +5%

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

Photo of WoodBrew
3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have always wanted to try a beer that had only the Sammy Lager Hallertau Hops and boy what a treat. The appearance was a rich copper without much head, but good carbonation. The smell had hints of grapefruit/citrus and not much else. The=is beer was dry to the taste copmapered to the others. It also came off the pallet clean. Pretty decent beer as a whole with good balance a subtle fruit and pine. Maybe not as good, but still very tasty!

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.81/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer appears clear and orange to copper in color, with a dense inch of off-white head. Plenty of lacing clings to the pint glass. The aroma offers hops, lemon zest, malt, pine. Decent flavor, with additional notes of toasted bread. Another balanced IPA, this one has a healthy malt presence. Lingering bitterness, with pine, toast, and dank hops. Medium bodied, with solid carbonation. Overall, a decent beer, but not a great IPA. One of the better beers in this series, in my opinion.

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Photo of johnnnniee
4.12/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of the deconstructed 12 pack.
Pours a deep amber color with a frothy white head that sticks around for a bit before impaling itself to the sides of the glass. Smells sweet, floral earthy and herbal. Flowers mixed with hints of bread and caramel. Taste is sweet and malty with a buttery and floral/herbal bitterness that survives long after each sip. Fairly dry finish. Medium body and level of carbonation. This one seems to be the smoothest of the bunch. Floral herbal bitterness goes down quite smooth. This one is also the least IPA like.

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Photo of thatoneguymike
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of BEER88
3.77/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.23/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This one starting off isn't going to be my favorite a strong distinct lemon note goes through my nares and across my palate it's pretty rough within the structure of this malt base. Nose is actually nice a full on lemongrass experience with hints of pine, malts seem a bit dull here and less expressive than the other versions I've had thus far. Flavor is much less expressive than I thought it was going to be, finishes grassy/mild pine with lemon throughout. The caramel malt and overall breadiness really takes over within the dominant flavor profile. Some astringent bitteress in the finish, doesn't work well with the hops so far this one isn't working for me. Mouthfeel is medium bodied even carbonation this one really has a lingering citrus peel bitterness that's hard to get past. Overall experience is that certain hops really work well with certain malts, this isn't a catch all work for every situation hop and to my knowledge it's usually combined with other hops.

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Photo of tdm168
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: A light yellow color with small head and very slight amount of lacing.

Smell: Slighty piney smell.

Taste: bitter and malty not very sweet.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a very dry finish.

Overall: Average IPA good for one but not special enough to drink all night.

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Photo of rolltide8425
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of rab53
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of imperialking
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of malfunxion
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of Billolick
3.45/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle, best before dating notched onto the label.

Pours typical almond amber, clear, fairly minor lt. tan head, leaves just a smattering of fine lace. Grainy hop nose.

Another respectable and well crafted but unoutstanding IPA from this box set. Grainy hops with some citrus noted. Some sweet malty under tones add some balance.

Eh, not real crazy about this one.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.38/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I seem to recall reading that Sam Adams used a lot of Hallertau in their beer? Is that right? Well, anyways. On to this beer.

This beer seems a bit tame to me. Oily and smooth, but lacking a real distinct flavor profile. The hops don't really come through with much punch, though they do work enough to make this one drinkable. This is decent, but really not worthy of sticking around on the scene.

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Photo of sendbeer
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Gavage
4.03/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a crystal clear orange color with a two finger head that lasts a long time. Nice lace paints the glass during the session.

Smell: floral, earthy, with a slightly spicy hop aroma. Some citrus tones come through but are soft.

Taste: caramel, mild grapefruit, pear, a hint of pepper, some earthy tones, grass, and a floral bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp from start to finish.

Overall: for those that like more earthy and spicy IPAs, this one will do. Easy to consume.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.38/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My Sam Adams perfect pint glass and I had a marathon session last night sessioning these session IPAs from Session Adams. I wanted to power through all 6 but alas I tapped out at 5, what a wimp...I know.

Beer is red / amber with a soft white head of small bubbles, some retention, not as much as the simcoe, nice lacing, moderate carbonation, looks good.

The aroma on this one is really really fruity, like fruit flavored gum, it is sweet like gum too. These hops do the best job covering up the Sam Adams malt aroma.

Beer is medium bodied and the hops do not result in a bitter beer but rather a sweet malty beer followed by a sweet fruity hop midpalate cornucopia of esters, perhaps some yeast contribution here. Eh...probably my second favorite but that sticky sweet hop flavor with no bitterness isn't really jollying my roger.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of WesWes
3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a nice dark golden/amber color with a thick frothy off-white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a solid pale and light crystal malt scent along with a mildly bitter hop aroma. There is a faint bread-like character. The taste is decent as well. It has a pretty aggressive hop flavor that blends nicely with the pale, biscuit, and crystal malts. It has a grassy/floral character; much like a typical East coast IPA. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium/full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a good drinking IPA. I'm not a huge fan of this particular hop character, but it doesn't turn me off as well.

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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Hallertau Mittelfrueh from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 408 ratings
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