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)

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Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Damian74 on 02-02-2013

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Photo of GatorCoop
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of sommersb
3.64/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tasted On: 09-14-2013
Freshness: Best by 10-2013
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Perfect pint
Purchased: 6-pack from Kroger

Appearance is a clear and bright copper color, with 2 fingers of off-white head that leaves a very good lace on the glass and shows good retention.

The smells are of citrus and pine hop notes with tropical fruits thrown in as well.

The taste features hop bitterness in the medium range, with a piney flavor. The hops do seem a bit unbalanced and somewhat astringent, but overall drinks pretty good.

Mouthfeel is prickly from a high carbonation level and has a medium body. The aftertaste is bitter with hints of grapefruit.

Overall I'd say a good IPA, but suffers a bit from being one-dimensional.

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Photo of Murrhey
3.4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a standard pressure-cap bottle into a pint glass in high elevation Kalispell, Mont. Reviewed live.

A- Two-finger white head with long retention and tiny bubbles. Foamy and clean looking with some white lacing. A light amber color with high clarity.

S- Bitter, West Coast hops. Got that bitter, metallic Northwest aroma. Spicy as well.

T- Bitter and earthy Northwest hops with spicy golden malt backbone.

M- Light bodied with active carbonation that adds a thicker dimension. Bitter, wet finish.

O- Ok IPA. Nothing to write home about.

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Photo of briiguy
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of ssimpson89
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Maillard
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of tdm168
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of markallmon
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of AaronBurr
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of marcobrau
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy amber with ample carbonation that settles to a thin layer of foam with some lacing left behind. Smells of melon and lychee with some heavy grassiness when the glass is swirled. There's also a little bit of peach and definitely some orange in there. Quite a complex hop aroma and flavor...all sorts of stuff comes out eventually; pithy orange, black pepper and an earthy, woody character towards the finish. Slighty soapy, almost waxy mouthfeel. Weird (clean glass.) The hop flavor is bigger and complex than I expected. The bitter finish isn't evident at first, but shows up late and builds on the palate. An interesting IPA.

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Photo of Acforster2
3.97/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of snaotheus
3.12/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. The "best before" notch is on November 2013. The bottle code is P170316173??, where the question marks are two malformed characters that look like a backwards J and then a 1.

Pours ruby amber with a big fluffy head, clumps of which stick to the side of the glass, lots of active carbonation. Smell is a bit bready, fairly mild, but with some piney background.

Taste is bready with a bitterness that seems to come out of nowhere. Doesn't seem to mesh well. It seems kind of like a randomly hoppy amber.

Mouthfeel is thick and chewy and smooth and pleasant. Overall, it's an OK beer. It doesn't seem to be put together terribly well.

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Photo of abcramer
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Beerbuddy21
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.08/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a regular glass, because Friday.

A: Pours a copper color. The head is about a finger high, and off-white in shade. Great retention and plenty of lacing down the glass make this an attractive brew.

S: Smells malty - exactly what I expect from a Sam Adams IPA. I do pick up some grapefruit notes from the hops, along with some pine. But what's most dominant is the caramel-forward malt backbone. Aromatically, it's a perfect example of an average IPA, no more, no less.

T: The first flavor I notice on the tongue is a combination of bitter grapefruit and mango. While it opens nicely, I'm not that enthused about what it turns into - it finishes with generic bitterness and a lot of crystal malt (read: toffee). Way too much crystal malt, actually.

M: Remember how I said this has way too much crystal malt? Well, it also creates the unfortunate side effect of creating a coarse texture that tricks the palate into thinking it's more bitter than it is. Otherwise, it's fairly easy to drink if you can get past the moderately thick body. Carbonation is spot-on, at least.

O: It started off promising, but in the end became just another IPA that fails to stand out against its superior brethren. I really wish the Mosaic hops were showcased more strongly. It's not bad, though.

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3.4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light amber color with mild head and not very carbonated. Of course very hoppy aroma with citrus notes. Very smooth. Initial bitterness gives way to great flavor that quickly diminishes. A bit spicy also. Not too heavy on flavor and it sits a little lower on the palate than we might like.

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Photo of still_thedragon
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

The beer is a pure dark copper color, with hits of amber. A frothy cream colored head sits on top for a good while before settling to a nice film. Good thick lacing coats the glass initially. The aroma is straight forward and quite good with woody, piny hops coming in with notes of fruits and citrus to accompany. The beer tastes quite bitter up front with spices and wood laying a layer under the bitter grapefruit of hops. A subtle apricot note is found in the middle. The mouthfeel is medium bodied.

Overall, this is good enough to session, despite the ABV.

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Photo of elNopalero
3.23/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This is for the Mosaic variant.

This pours a caramel malt color with thin foam.

There’s a light ginger-like aroma to it. Is that from Mosaic hops? It doesn’t excite.

Tastes overly malty sweet with a slight candied-orange bitterness. Finishes dry.

I don’t think “IPA” when I hear Sam Adams for exactly this reason!

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Photo of envinoveri
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Trex
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of vdub191
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of kots84
3.38/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Copper body with a off white head.

Smell - Hops and a little citrus.

Taste - A little hoppy with a malt backbone and a little bitter after taste.

Mouthfeel - Medium body with good carbonation. Is a little dry.

Overall - It's not really that bad of a beer. Not a big hop present as I would like there to be but
Still a good beer.

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Photo of yuenglingade
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of mreatsum
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Mosaic (2013) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.74 out of 5 based on 363 ratings.
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