Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

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

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Mosaic (2013)Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Mosaic (2013)
364 Ratings
Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Mosaic (2013)Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Mosaic (2013)

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Damian74 on 02-02-2013

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 364 |  Reviews: 79
Photo of MSL94
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of nsheehan
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Latitude 48 IPA (hopology)
SA (Boston BC)
12oz to Adelbert’s snifter
6% ABV
Best by Jun 2013, bought ~4/3/2013

A – Poured nicely with one finger of head, which subsided quickly. A clear amber/garnet color. Pretty transparent.

S – Tropical fruit like pineapple and mango with orange. Wet pine and a little grass. A tiny earth slightly, buttery smell. Doesn’t really detract.

T – First sip was buttery. Wet pine, a little grass, and buttery. Not really getting any tropical fruit tastes. Not very bitter. Getting a little orangey-plum flavor now.

M – Medium, smooth, low carbonation (not very tingly), finish isn’t dry. A bit syrupy at times, not what I’d expect, though I don’t think it’s bad.

D – Pretty good but the buttery taste detracts. The ending isn’t super bitter or piney, which I like. Mouthfeel is good but not to style. I think I may have waited too long to get around to reviewing it. The buttery taste and extra thickness and smoothness are I think a result of excess age. Though it was refrigerated the whole time.
4, 3.75, 3.5, 3.75, 3.75.

 1,096 characters

Photo of blt2646
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Golfrocket
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of pualie84
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of pweis909
4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer looks like an English pale ale, with it's copper hue, but has the had of an American ale. It's white foam leaves lacing around the glass, and I am a sucker for a rich copper color.

The mosaic hop has been described as smelling of blueberry and I definitely get something fruity and blueberry like in the smell. More like a blueberry popsicle rather than the actual fruit, but it is fruity, none-the-less.

There is a firm bitterness initially, that is balanced by a fruity caramel sweetness. As I drain the glass, the bitterness loses its effect, and the beer seems a little sweet. Perhaps it could be drier?

This beer is a nice showcase for Mosaic. If it could dial the sweetness back, it might be more drinkable, but it is a really nice beer as is.

 762 characters

Photo of CMOrak
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Bookseeb
3.45/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance has a golden amber color supporting a fairly thin but steady head leaving fair lace. Smell has a nice balanced aroma between the caramel malt and citric floral hops present. Taste is geared more toward the bittering making it obviously an IPA, but leaving an unbalanced after bittering over the malt. Mouthfeel is medium light with good carbonation.

 360 characters

Photo of carrollmel7
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of JohneHoodlum
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of ChipMurray
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Nofear048
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Punisher
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of birchstick
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of emwild12
4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

Photo of sparx1100
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Spikester
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear amber with a modest off white head that recedes quickly. Good amount of lacing.
Smell is piney floralhops with some fresh turned earth. A slight whiff of cat later on.
Taste is piney grapefruit resinous hops. Good amount of malt support.
Mouthfeel is smooth fairly modest carbonation. Medium bodied and easy drinking in spite of the resin quality. Finish is dry piney bitter finish. Just a touch of sweet malts to smooth it a bit.
Overall a fine AIPA. I like the hopology latitude 48 hop rotation. Keep them coming.

 521 characters

Photo of elglueckert
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of DavidHume
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of bilhelm
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of GratefulEdd
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of smithj4
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of mrfrancis
3.97/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a relatively clear amber with a smooth, creamy, quickly receding whitish head. Once the head settles, a moderate amount of lace is present on the sides of the glass.

S: At first, this ale was very neutral on the nose, but as it settled and warmed in the glass, a complex mélange of aromas hit my nose. Subtle hints of pepper, tea, grass, lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, fresh herbs, caramel, cream, biscuit, and moist earth were most noticeable. Very interesting.

T: Notes of lemon, lime, bitter orange, grapefruit, papaya, pine, elderberry, black currant, spruce, grass, pepper, herbs, black tea, caramel, biscuit, moist earth, moss, and cream swirl across the palate. The finish is intense and relatively bitter with notes of citrus, currant, pepper, tea, caramel, and biscuit making the most lasting impressions.

M: Medium in body and relatively dry to start, though it quickly becomes resinous. Carbonation is firm and crisp. No alcohol presence whatsoever. Very drinkable with just enough malt heft to underscore the complex aromas and flavors of the hops. This is how an American IPA should feel.

O: I liked the previous iteration of Latitude 48 IPA more than most, and I am very happy to report that this new incarnation does not disappoint in the slightest. Very well crafted, accessible, and a great way to introduce people to the new Mosaic hops. I would not hesitate to recommend this ale to even the most skeptical of hopheads.

 1,454 characters

Photo of SSS
4.65/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of my favorites, this beer is a good reliable beer, for when I am feeling down.

A-Nice dark amber color
S-Smells like heaven, hoppy, pine, citrus
T-Takes incredible, great balance between bitter and sweetness.
M-Full yet light, nice head that doesn't overcrowd the beer
O-What an IPA should be.

 299 characters

Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Mosaic (2013) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 364 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.