Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - East Kent Goldings | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - East Kent GoldingsSamuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - East Kent Goldings

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by JohnGalt1 on 04-26-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Darkmagus82
2.72/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a nice amber color with a massive amber tinged head. The head has fantastic retention and last a very long time, with it eventually fading leaving a wonderful level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is a moderate mix of bready and crackery aromas with some hop smells. The hop aromas are of a musty and husky grassy smell with some other aromas of a more herbal and vegetal nature. A little bit of tropical fruit is there is well, helping the aroma, but with the mustiness of the smell, it is a overall bit off putting.
Taste – The taste begins with thick bready and crackery taste with some more herbal and earthy hop flavors. The hops become more musky and dank as the taste advances with a very dirty hop taste being left at the end. From the start there is some sweeter fruit flavors which are later joined by some caramel. These sweet flavors mellow the taste a bit, but due to the dank hop tastes that really surge at the end and some more vegetal flavors that develop as well, on is left with a rather “dirty and musky” flavor to be left on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body is just above on the slightly thicker side with a carbonation level that is on the average side. A thinner body would have subdued some of the very dank flavors better and hence would have likely been better for the flavors of the brew.

Overall – Certainly not one I would take over the traditional latitude 48. The Kent Golding’s are good when blended, but too much of them results in an unbalanced IPA in my opinion.

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Photo of MikeB20
3.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

P: 12oz bottle into a perfect pint glass.

A: Pours a golden amber with a two finger light tan head. Lacing is sparse.

S: A lot of caramel malt, also slightly earthy and grassy.

T: This is one of those beers when the smell isn't indicative of the flavor. There is certainly a heavy caramel malt base to this beer but the earthy and grassy aromas aren't in the taste. Flavors are more along the lines of a light citrus with some sweet floral. I'm also getting some sweet stone fruit, which is sneaking in as the beer warms.

M: Middle of the road body and carbonation. The beer falls in line with most malt forward IPA's.

O: This is the #1 hop of the Decontructed IPA and in my mind, had the chance of being the least interesting. It's a good starting point and perhaps it's why Boston Beer decided to make it number one. I'd consider it more of a Pale Ale than an IPA as there's a bit too much malt for the East Kent Goldings to cut through, but they do come off as more complex than I imagined.

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of mattkoon
3.69/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

this is a pretty good ipa- it has less citrus than others- which i think makes it stand out. there is an interesting sweetness in the nose and the taste has a slight coffee bitter to me. over all i like it a good bit. i cant get this where i live- it was a gift from a friend that went to boston- which makes me kinda sad, cause its a good one.

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - East Kent Goldings from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 409 ratings