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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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

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Added by Damian74 on 02-02-2013

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Photo of grahamboudreaux
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of mintjellie
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

New copper penny in colour with a well-formed, moderately retentive, and lacy off-white head. Gentle grapefuit and pine aroma with a hint of nuts. Hop-forward with bright grapefruit and lemon notes, with the malts contributing a barely noticeable nutty character. Citrus lasts long into the finish, being joined by a leafy bitterness. Moderately bitter. Almost medium-bodied with low carbonation and a smooth, slightly slick mouthfeel. Not a hop bomb by any means, but a good easy drinking American-style IPA with a clean and simple citric profile.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of mnrider
3.56/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. Brown Bottle. Second Review, this one with Mosaic Hops. I really liked the

A: Same, less carbonation, less lacing.

S: Better, More hops, mosaic is nice. Fruits and citrus seem stronger.

T/M: More hops which are stronger and more bitter. Has a strange taste. Not sure
if this is the mosaic hops or what.

O: Not as good as the original. Has an overall strange taste that I am not used to.
Still drinkable but runs in the middle quality wise.


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Photo of twkirkby
4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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5/5  rDev +35.1%

Photo of wedge
3.72/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Clarion coppery gold topped with a solid, frothy eggshell head. Drippy sheets of lacing plaster the glass. Floral, melon, pine needle, and light grapefruit aromas on top of some sweet, cracker malt. Green, perfumy hops upfront leading to peach, pine, mint, lemon and some malty sweetness. Medium bodied and crisp with a satisfactory bitterness. Pretty interesting. I'm looking forward to trying all the other Mosaic hopped beers that spring up this year.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of adams82
3.09/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Probably on of my least favorite offerings from the Boston Beer Co and certainly one of my least favorite IPAs.

Pours a darker orange/copper than a "typical" IPA, so I'm assuming the crystal malt is a little higher on the lovibond scale.

Overall aroma and flavor is slightly sweet/malty and caramel (probably due to darker crystal malts), hop flavor is earthier than what I would expect for an American IPA. There is more of an herbal character to this beer rather than citric/piney.

Perhaps it's just this new Mosaic hop... It's just missing the typical characteristics of an American IPA; not citric or piney enough for my liking and the overall flavor profile is a bit too sweet as well. I prefer my (America) IPAs to be a bit drier, with more American hop character.

Not terrible, but not good either; just kind of "meh".

I do like trying the different hop varieties from SA, but this on just fell flat.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of AdamBear
3.66/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A-amber with a nice cream colored head

S-smells like sweet sugary hops. Somewhat biscuity. Faint scent

T-comes in with a taste of sweet herbal hops. Also a lasting flavor of biscuits. There's an aged herbal flavor to it. Not flawed, but very boring, especially for an IPA. Some sips seem to have a hint of passion punch to it.

M-medium creamy carbonation with a watery finish

O-definitely an okay beer, but not so great for an IPA. It's missing a strong flavor of hops or a good bitterness. I love what SA is doing with this Lat 48 series by using different hops, I'm just wondering why they aren't choosing hops normally associated with good IPAs, besides the simcoe.

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Photo of LoveMyBeer1991
3.56/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A-Pours a dark brown color with a nice head that slowly disspates with moderate lacing.

S-Smell consists of pine and citrus.

T-Taste of pine, citrus, and hops. Leaves a hoppy aftertaste that lingers for quite some time.

M-Moderate carbonation

O-Not a bad beer but not the greatest in my opinion. This is my first IPA so it will take some getting used to. Would I buy this again? Maybe.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Mosaic (2013) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 365 ratings