The Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA Deconstructed series — a must-try for hop lovers — is back.
The brewery created an India pale ale and made five different versions using a single, different hop. That gives beer drinkers an opportunity to taste the variations among Mosaic, East Kent Goldings, Hallertau Mittelfrueh, Simcoe and Zeus hops. The beers are available in a limited edition 12-pack.
“Drinkers looking for a unique craft beer experience can create a Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA Deconstructed tasting flight, sampling each brew in the pack to experience the different, nuanced hop profiles on their own,” the brewery said in a news release.
Mosaic hops are new to the mix this year. The 12-packs feature two bottles of Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA, and two bottles each of the single-hop beers. Here’s the brewery’s description of the other brews and hops:
• Latitude 48 Mosaic: Mosaic hops, grown in Yakima Valley in Washington, provide fruit notes of pineapple and mandarin orange.
• Latitude 48 East Kent Goldings: East Kent Goldings, from East Kent in the United Kingdom, add mellow bitterness with earthy, floral and apricot notes.
• Latitude 48 Hallertau Mittelfrueh: Hallertau Mittelfrueh, from Bavaria, Germany, create a soft bitterness with earthy, floral and apricot notes.
• Latitude 48 Simcoe: Simcoe, from Yakima Valley, bring grapefruit character and piney notes.
• Latitude 48 Zeus: Zeus, from Yakima Valley, provide an intense piney and resinous character.
The Deconstructed 12-pack retails for $15.99 to $18.99.