86Moose (61) - - JUL 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Samuel Adams Deconstructed series. The best of the batch! Regardless of brewer, you cannot go wrong with the Mosaic hops. A flavorful, hoppy beer with a hint of grapefruit.
lawman834 (226) - Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear medium copper with a thin white head and plenty of lacing. Grassy and floral with pineapple and an almost minty finish. I like the uniqueness of this one.
jhliesen (738) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Latitude 48 IPA mixed case, second bottle--ok, I’m digging this now, the first beer was more of an English ale, this one is more of an IPA. Pours a gold/orange color with a soft beige color head. Aroma is of soft citrusy fruit. The taste is orange and bold citrus with a bitter finish. Total wine
adamhorror (84) - USA - JUL 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper with a fluffy white one finger thick head. Translucency is medium. Transparency allows the drinker to see the carbonation bubbles rising through the beer at the far edge of the glass. Aroma is high and decent bitter hops. Picking up notes of pineapple, orange and lemon. Mild malt scent beneath. Taste is obviously bitter, citrusy showcasing orange mainly. Other tastes are grape, apple and pineapple. Mouthfeel leaves a resin, mild carbonation. This deconstructed series is fantastic.
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solidfunk (4026) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mild hops here but doesn’t really do justice to mosaic. Pours clear orange without much head or lacing. Caramelized malt, a little on sweet side. Sweet finish with light bitterness. Tap at Smoke and Barrel.
puboflyons (2152) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with an expiration date of Aug 2014. Lovely looking medium amber bronze colored pour with a big cream colored head. Aroma is subtle and relaxing with the earthy hops up front and the barley malts hovering in the background. The body is medium. Such a clean taste with a nice dose of earthy, Mosaic hops intermixing with the barley and grainy malt character.
cfrancis (2376) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear caramel with a small white ring. Aroma is citrus and earthy hops. Taste is caramel malt and citrus hop. Nice beer.
superspak (2630) - Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, best before 10/2014. Pours crystal clear orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of peach, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, pineapple, mango, floral, grass, light pine, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of peach, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, mango, orange peel, floral, grass, light pine, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of peach, pineapple, tangerine, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, light pine, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and fairly creamy/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice single hop IPA. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
hopbag (90) - - JUL 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big tropical fruit on this one. Pineapple mostly. Also pine. Comes off as much less sweet than the EKG version, with more pronounced bitterness. Somewhat thin hop flavor, low resin. Comes across as more of a world class beer somehow.
williamstome (892) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold pour, nice white head. Big floral aroma with tangerine, orange, grapefruit... flavor is delicious citrusy floral. Much better than DecIPA #1.