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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Mosaic

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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Our new 2013 release features Mosaic hops, a new hop from the Pacific Northwest. They add a burst of citrus notes to the distinctive layers of German, English and other American hops, all from growing regions near the "hop belt" of the 48th Latitude. Cheers!


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (12383) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Draft at Churchkey’s 5th anniversary, courtesy of staff, thanks! Deep bright golden color, bright white head. Nice dank, earthy, herbal aroma. Taste is bitter, earthy, dusty straw. Very tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (1452) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2014
4 oz draft pour at ChurchKey during the Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru Launch Party. Clear amber with off-white head. Aromas of floral, grapefruit citrus. Tastes of floral notes, citrus, toasty notes, candied fruit. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cornfield (5506) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2014
I see that this is No. 2 in the series. Drat. I can never do anything in the proper sequence. Anywhat - This has the same light caramel body, but the head is much more slender than the others. The aroma is tart oranges and tangerines with a whisp of grainy sweetness. The flavor is fairly sweet with citrus tastes and some maltose. The bitterness level is pretty light, although it’s retained into the dry, citrusy finish. Not bad, but I prefer more of a bite in an IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2014
On tap at the Blue Dog in Chalfont. Poured a golden color with an off white head. Citrus, floral/pine with a lighter caramel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
obxdude10 (2046) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2014
I didn’t like this one as much as the Simcoe. The appearance was basically the same, with a bright and clear gold color and a medium sized head. I tasted a bit of citrus, wood and bread. Maybe it was the malt bill on this one that had me a little underwhelmed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsmerig (1260) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Pours a reddish Amber with a foamy head. Aroma of grapefruit and pine. Taste starts mildly sweet spiciness is a bit more peppery bite than the others. Mouthfeel is a bit more dry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcox90 (1563) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 9, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pours deep amber with a two finger off white head that hangs around awhile. Head eventually recedes leaving some nice lace. Sweet, tropical fruit aroma with undertones of bread. Flavor leans towards sweetness with more fruit flavors. Some pine resin sharpness in the flavor that keeps the sweetness in check. Full bodied with a lingering bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (5983) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
easy favorite of the releases I’ve had. tropical fruity goodness...enough to get through what was an ok but pedestrian IPA release.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LBIguard (27) - - SEP 28, 2014
Aroma: candied pineapple and guava nose. Taste: sweetness seems to come from hops. A little cloying in the palate Overall: nice citrus forward IPA. A little heavy but pretty balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerathon (1222) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2014
This my 2nd deconstructed version and I’m not noticing much of a difference. Toffee/caramel malts are too sweet and hops aren’t showcased enough. Not even average.


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