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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Mosaic
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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawanna (2122) - GERMANY - AUG 10, 2013
Dark amber color, clear, minimal white head, spicy and bitte, lot of hoos notes, medium body

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3282) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Pours a medium clear copper orange with a decent lasting head. Aroma is grapefruit, pine, pineapple, and a tropical note. Flavor matches, with a caramel accented malt backbone to go with it. A very solid IPA. Liked this quite a bit. Well played Sam, well played. Have to give them credit, they can crank out some really nice brews on occasion.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbeatty (1020) - New York, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Bottle, 07/22/2013. Pours burnt amber, medium fluffy head, great retention. Aroma is caramel, floral hops with tangerine and cantaloupe, tropical pine spiciness. Taste is softly fruity, grapefruit and herbal grassy bitterness, good toasted caramel backing. Medium body, quite drinkable. Really, tasty and not too bad at all.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adeezhop (42) - port jeff sta, Alabama, USA - JUN 22, 2013
I must admit that I did not want tobrate this so high but being honest it is an extremely solid ipa. Better than expected the flavors are great the smell and feel very good too excellent. Sam Adams I wish you made more beer luke this a pat on the back is well deserved. Solid safe choice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4783) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Bottle: The aroma consists of caramel, citrus, and earthy notes. It pours a transparent amber with a two finger off-white head that eventually settles to a thin film. There’s a good amount of sticky webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of caramel and light fruit. The finish has moderate grapefruit with just a touch of spice. It’s light-medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Overall, I’d say it’s in the middle of the pack as far the other hopped versions. I preferred the Zeus and Simcoe versions.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (3864) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Location: 12 oz bottle from Giannone, 5/10/13

Aroma: The nose has herbal, pine, and citrus hops, caramel, and toasted bread
Appearance: It pours reddish-orange color with a beige head and heavy, coating lace
Flavor: Tastes lightly sweet, with a bit of fruity flavors, a nice malty presence, and a clean hop finish
Palate: The body is medium, it has average carbonation, and a clean, dry finish on the mouth
Overall Impression: This is a really solid IPA for sure. It’s not an absolutely standout, but it absolutely hit my expectations (and then some). Personally, I enjoyed this one more than the previous recipe.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2109) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAY 9, 2013
12oz bottle - pours medium amber with just offwhite head and great lacing. Nose is borderline cat urine and pine. Flavor adds lemon peel. Moderate to strong bitterness. Caramel notes. Solid.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (10453) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2013
Bottle. Dark golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is peaches, malt, hop, pine. Flavour is peaches, malt, hop, pine. OK beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MikeJslc (742) - USA - MAY 1, 2013
Copper, clear, persistent white head. Aroma of honey-sweet malt with some toast, big hop aroma bright and lemony with sweet, fruity tangerine, a little spruce. Flavor is very similar with a little caramel sweetness and fruity, citrusy hops, a little lingering bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SPDickerman (941) - Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Pours orange copper with a small white head. Smells of citrus and tropical fruits. Taste is bitter, lightly fruity, and light on the citrus with a solid sweet malt backbone. Medium-bodied with a wet texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Mosaic IPA finishes with a soft, gentle bitterness.


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