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)
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Damian74Shensky on 02-02-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
79
Ratings:
363
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
20.59%
 
 
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2
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Photo of Brewsephus
3.62/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

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Poured into becker pint glass; clear, deep orange with a sizable white fluffy head that fades after a bit leaving chunky lacing.
Smell is very nice; dank herbal scents and bitterness along with some lighter notes of citrus and other fruit.
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12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Best by Aug 2013.

A: Pours a clear amber with a large fairly dense off white head. Leaves some decent lacing all the way down. Lots of tiny bubble visible in the body. Head takes a while to dissipate.

S: Nice citrus hop aroma, the mosaic is an aromatic hop. Not an overdose like more IPA's, thinking this will be more balanced than a hopbomb. Malt adds some sweetness and breadiness.

T: Mosaic hops do pull through for a real pleasant citrusy hop. Bittering flavor is fairly dominate throughout which is good.

M: Medium body with ample carbonation. A bit sticky but sort of expected from these hops. Fairly easy drinking though.

Overall a real nice entry from Sam Adams. Love the focus on mosaic hops as they are an amazing new hop. Give this one a go.

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Pretty deep amber and some lacing.

Bit of a tropical fruit head. Not too strong.

They went pretty malty on this one. The Mosaic hops I get that orange mandarin. Some grassy dirty bitterness.

Overall this one is a goo IPA. Looking for more fruit flavor maybe.

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