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 | 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

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Reviews:
79
Ratings:
363
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
20.59%
 
 
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Photo of TrappistJohnMD
3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle marked Best By May 2013.

Poured amber color with thick chunky head in tulip.

Smell is strongly hopped with lots of citrus. Grapefruit and pine predominate. Slight maltiness in the aroma. Very nice smell.

Taste is less impressive than the smell. Not as much hop character as I was anticipating from the smell. Heavy malts with hints of grapefruit. Lots of caramel. Mild bitterness. Good but not great.

Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied. Average carbonation.

Overall this is good and worth a try.

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Photo of rangerred
3.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

I had reviewed the first Latitude 48 last Spring but figured since the hops are different in this one, I'd give it a review.

Pours a clear deep copper with a one finger off-white head. Really good head retention and even better lacing. The last few Sam Adams beers I have had had great lacing.

Much more citrus in the aroma compared to the last version although this one still retains some pine and earthy notes. The citrus that is there is mostly orange and tangerine.

The hop flavor is not quite as great as I was expecting. Some initial citrus then a bigger punch of pine and earth. It is all fairly mild, however. Some nice caramel and toffee flavors that are typical of Sam Adams beers but it goes well with the hops. Bitterness is moderate with a slightly sticky finish.

Overall, I do prefer this Latitude 48 over the original. There is a better hop/malt balance and a nicer hop profile overall, It is still not an extraordinary IPA by any means but decent if there is nothing else available.

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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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Photo of Damian74Shensky
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a Pint glass.
A- clear copper, foamy slightly off-white head, leaves considerable lacing.
S- citrus, piney hops, caramel malts
T- hops ,sweet malts, citrus hops
M- Body is medium with a low/medium carbonation and some bitterness
O- easy drinking. Nice IPA. Would get again.

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