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

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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - SimcoeSamuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Simcoe

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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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear copper-orange color with a finger of frothy off white head. The head fades down to a thin ring leaving behind some nice lacing in the process.

S - Aroma is a mix of piney and citrus hop and some background malt sweetness. There is a bit of other light fruit and a touch of bready smells.

T - Starts off with some citrus and caramel hops and some light bitterness with some background caramel malt sweetness. Through the middle, some stronger piney hop flavor and grapefruit some through with some stronger bitterness. A touch of bready malt as well. The finish is a mix of some bitterness, some bready, and some sweet caramel malts that linger.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. The overall mouthfeel is fairly dry and smooth and crisp. The finish has a nice dry kick that is really refreshing.

D - Very drinkable. The hop profile is really nice and balanced with the rest of the flavors. The dryness at the finish is especially nice.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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Photo of BeerdedEric
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my first one of the five Latitude 48 De-constructed.

Nice tiny bubbles turning into bigger ones rushing towards the top. The color is light copper, kind of like a carbonated apple juice. Nice fluffy and creamy white head. Some nice lacing on the glass.

I really like the smell, piney and citrus aromas are the main focus with a slight caramel malt background.

The Alpha Acids are really working their magic here. Pine and citrus once again the main focus. Dry and bitter but works very well. Some sweetness comes in from the malt, slight caramel flavor.

Light body approaching on the medium side. The bitterness makes the mouth feel a little dry. Feels nice going down, no complaints here.

I like the taste, the feel; this is a solid IPA. Nice and bitter, how a IPA should be. I am becoming a fan of Simcoe Hops for sure. Easy drinker and is a solid first brew to start the de-constructing of one of my favorite IPA's, Latitude 48.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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Photo of ikats
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours deep amber in color, clear, slightly off-white head. Very sticky. Aroma is full of pine notes. I felt it the moment I opened the bottle and started pouring. Very inviting. There is some sweetness or stickiness in the aroma as well. Taste is pure grapefruit. Very pronounced (and a tasty grapefruit at that). Bitterness is up front and lingers a bit. Medium-light body. Fairly smooth and easy drinking (the bitterness is probably on the verge of overpowering, but is not there).

This is the third bottle of in the Latitude 48 series for me. Tasted on day two. Overall I find Simcoe hops not enough by themselves. They provide good components in the form of citrus and pine notes, but I am looking for added flavor from other varieties.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of peensteen
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks to northyorksammy for the bottle

Reddish copper colour, big off white head, some lace left behind on the glass. Smell is rich with citrus, grapefruit, tangerine, some malt but fairly hop forward. Taste is citrus up front, grapefruit, malty, white grape like qualities, fairy fruity, firm bitterness with lightly sweet notes. Light-med carb, med body, lots of oils and resin. Good IPA best of the latitude series, solid single hop IPA, quite drinkable.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of FanofHefe
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle, best by Sep 2011 (getting close here) poured into a tulip. Clear amber body with a nice two-finger tan head. Good retention and lacing.

Light aroma overall, but a decent mix of the citrus hop and biscuity malt notes.

Tastes more like an East Coast IPA with a heavier malt bill than those from the left coast. Still, a decent amount hop bitterness from the Simcoe, tasting mostly like grapefruit and orange.

Fairly dense mouthfeel for an IPA. Excellent effort from SA in doing this deconstructed series.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Simcoe from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.84 out of 5 based on 432 ratings.
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