Third Voyage Double IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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2.4/5 rDev -34.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
Years without even an IPA it seem Sam adams is tired of turning beer drinkers to the light only to have those drinkers move on to bigger and bitter things!
This beer starts out as classic Sam Adams, the perfect head with lacing and retention, perfect clarity, lovely color....only this time it doesn't seem forced to generic. There seems to be character here.
Sam Adams got the nose just to that citrus hoppy American IPA. Really good use of hops with a good but tame malt back.
Now what happened to the tame malt back? This stuff is insanely sweet. Good hop bites is in here, citrus as hell, but this beer is like a damn caramel dipped hop sucker instead of a good double IPA. Really really good citrus and pine hop flavors, sharp and an alcohol kick to dry the finish. The problem is the malt is too over the top.
By 2011 standards an 8% double IPA is rather tame, but this one has the heat of a 10% monster. Though really malty in taste the body isn't nearly as thick or chewy as expected.
Serve cold and split with those who will appreciate it. This isn't a great or even very good double IPA, but it is nice to see Sam Adams start going this direction. A bit of work and I see some great IPAs coming from these guys. For now....it's a work in progress. Thankfully for a bomber the price is only a bit expensive (stone IPA after all is less and FAR better).
Serving type: bottle
11-23-2011 02:38:57 | More by bobhits
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4.25/5 rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Color- light red amber. Medium head.
Aroma- crisp winter night in the pine forest.
Taste- starts silky with a balance of butter and hops with grapefruit jolly rancher candy notes finishing with a Dogfishhead butteryness.
Poured from 355 ml bottle into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted March 2013.
Serving type: bottle
06-12-2014 23:32:30 | More by utfiero
Third Voyage Double IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 963 ratings.