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Third Voyage Double IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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995 Ratings

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Ratings: 995
Reviews: 334
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 14
Gots: 60 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ReelBigwigFish on 10-26-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of MoreThanWine
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a 3" beige head with considerable lasting power. Nice rich amber color, clear, with slow moving effervescence. Smells of hops, malt, and caramel. Medium hoppy taste, quite sweet and rich, with toffee. Decent satisfying finish. Really it's a very nice beer, and I could agree to double something, I'm just not sure it's double IPA.

Photo of jdmcel
4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of jstewart1130
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of savagepm
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of pajeff
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of dwduncan2
4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a golden orange color with an impressive 2 fingers worth of sticky, off-white head that has great retention and leaves some nice lacing

S: Very hoppy up front with some malts to back it up. Hops are earthy and slightly citrusy

T: Not as hoppy as the nose, but it's very well balanced between malts and hops. First you get balance, then some alcohol, and then it finishes with an intense bitterness that lasts for quite a while after taking a sip

M: Medium-full body with moderate carbonation. Nothing to write home about, though

O: A nice stab at the style by SA, but it doesn't have any memorable characteristics that differentiate it from the pack. Just another DIPA in a sea of DIPAs

Photo of Sammy
3.97/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An enjoyable complex DIPA. I was expecting more "white wine" flavour from the New Zealand hops. Rather I appreciated that each glass (I finished this bomber solo) gave a different enjoyable fruity flavour. Lots of citrus. Great hop melange aroma. Above average mouthfeel, no shredding for the style was pleasant. Better than wine with my lunch.

Photo of PicoPapa
3.97/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle. Pours a translucent ruby mahogany color with over an inch of frothy head. Tons of lacing. Really nice aroma. Tropical fruits, citrus, a hint of pine and maybe a bit of sweet bubble gum. Taste is a nice bitter flavor. Pine,citrus and grapefruit. Really resinous with a dry mouthfeel. Oily. Floral hops towards the end. Im pretty impressed with this offering. Sam Adams has made a good Imperial IPA right here. Overall, seek this one out.

Photo of chickenflea
3.97/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle in specialty 12-pack. Dark copper pour with a thin off-white white head that leaves plenty of sticky lacing. Fresh, piney aroma. Sticky grapefruit bitter flavor with plenty of caramel sweetness to balance it out. Finishes with fresh dandelions. Other fruits make an appearance - some nectarines and pears Some redskin peanut in the back end. Rich, sticky mouthfeel. Like this a lot. BBC really seems to be hitting the mark with solid and affordable beers. Well done.

Photo of lackenhauser
3.97/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Coppery/bronze in color. Real fuzzy and sticky lacing on down the glass. Very floral and aromatic hop wise. Good sized hop bite with a really strong hop flavor. Plenty of caramel malt in the back to hold it all together. Plenty of residual sweetness going on. Long lingering hop bitterness as well. Very full mouthfeel. A nice double IPA for sure. Rather ordinary in spots but then again it is Sam Adams. I quite liked this one.

Photo of brentk56
3.97/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a very hazy copper color capped by an inch or so of foam; a few shards of lacing are left behind

Smell: Toffee and tropical fruit (guava, papaya and grapefruit)

Taste: Toffee and the tropical fruit flavors from the aroma, up front, with growing bitterness in the middle; after the swallow, the toffee and tropical fruit flavors balance each other out through the finish; there is some residual honey sweetness that lingers

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation; surprisingly creamy

Overall: I think this beer is misunderstood by many reviewers who are disappointed that it is not a West Coast style DIPA; my view is that this is an American take on a traditional English IPA beer that is able to withstand the long voyage - thinking of it that way; there is a nice malt/hop combination that can withstand the passage of time in a way that is complementary (unlike the West Coast DIPA that withers on the vine after a few months)

Photo of titosupertramp
3.96/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark honey in color with large off-white head. Lots of spotty lacing and a frothy film...tons of larges bubbles.

S: Pine resin and bitter citrus, grapefruit hops. They're balanced out by sweet, caramel malts.

T: Pine resin is present throughout the taste. Orange, grapefruit citrus hops with caramel, bready malts. Also has an almost bubblegum like flavor...not sure what to attribute that to. Pretty tasty beer.

M: Full and creamy...almost a 5.0.

O: I've never been a big fan of any IPA from Sam Adams before, but this is good. I may not buy this again, but it's left me with a favorable opinion. Would recommend to other IPA fans.

Photo of stephens101
3.96/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Has a big, thick and clingy tan head with bubbles popping above the rim. Shiny brass in color.

Oily hops flow out of the pour. Caramel and notes of orange as well.

Sweet to the tongue with herbal hops and a bit of orange peel.

Medium bodied. Not a hop nuke or bunker buster but a precisely aimed missile that hits right on target.

Photo of Aaron_Ramson
3.96/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

If anyone expected Samuel Adams IPA's to be hop bombs, they forget that the BBC's signature brew is a vienna style lager, clean and crisp with a hearty malt profile. So too are their IPA's possessed of fantastic malt bodies, with hop flavors added on top but not particularly at the forefront. A medium thick mouthfeel with an almost excessive-level of carbonation keeps this from being too heavy. Third Voyage is a double IPA whose hop profile can be described as earthy, woody, pungent, and rememiacent of grapefruit pith. A fantastically toffee-like malt body supports the herbal flavors and marry them in a way more similar to English IPA's than the bitter palate wreckers made famous on this continent.

Photo of WMEugene
3.96/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a rich amber color with a thick, slightly off-white head and pretty nice lacing.

S - I pick up citrus hops, notes of grapefruit, and more piney ones as well. Some caramel malts are present as well. Not super strong, but pleasant enough.

T - Strong malt background with the fainter notes of citrus and earthy hops. The sweetness of the malts really balances the hops to the point where this almost doesn't taste like a DIPA, but it is still tasty.

M - Nicely carbonated, very drinkable. Rather smooth. Faint hint of hoppy bitterness that doesn't take away from the drinkability at all. Well done in this department.

O - I liked the Third Voyage. It's not your typical DIPA (it's really a one and a half IPA), but it is tasty and enjoyable. A nice addition to the Hop-ology pack.

Photo of Swim424
3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber

A- amber with a bit of orange. Beautiful head. Very slowly falling leaving a decent amount of residue

S-Smells like lots of floral hops. A bit of malt and alot of hops.

T-hits with a thick malty caramel flavor, fading into a grapefruity hoppy flavor. Very strong hops

MF-Creamy. Fairly thick. Nice aftertaste.

O-The best sam adams I have had. I really enjoy this. Sort of weird flavor up front, but besides that its pretty good. The taste is the worst part, and it's pretty good. I would say just about the best deal for the money I have gotten.

Photo of MADhombrewer
3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a small clear plastic cup. (I was at a hotel, don't judge me ). Batch 1. No other date that I could see.

Appearance- Clear, dark orange. Nice off white head that took a min to appear. Lots of lacing. 4/5

Smell- Citrus with a little pine to it. Sweet malt as well 4/5

Taste- Even pine bitterness. Citrus flavors in the middle. Sharp, sweet malt hit at the very end. The bitterness sticks with you well. 4/5

Mouthfeel- Good right now but I anticipate it to get fuller as it warms. 3.5/5

Overall- Good beer. I won't run to get another but I am glad to have had this. 4/5

Photo of Goliveidaho
3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Solid head,rich foam. Carmel float, laced with an over ripe orange. Not much hint this is an IPA. Served ice cold from a 22 oz bottle. The after tones of Carmel linger on the palate long after the swallow. Highly recommend the complex flavor keeps you pouring. Cheers

Third Voyage Double IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 995 ratings.