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

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981 Ratings

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Ratings: 981
Reviews: 332
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 12
Gots: 53 | FT: 0
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ReelBigwigFish on 10-26-2011)
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

SoonerNY, Mar 03, 2012
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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.

MoreThanWine, Nov 11, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

jdmcel, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

thlewisvi, Mar 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

NMFB, Jul 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

jstewart1130, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

savagepm, Feb 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

pajeff, Oct 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

dwduncan2, Feb 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

kb2250, Mar 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

szmnnl99, Mar 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

AWL, May 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

chasmandocharles, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of Sammy
3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

Sammy, Jan 01, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

titosupertramp, Nov 27, 2011
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3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

PicoPapa, Nov 02, 2011
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3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

lackenhauser, Nov 19, 2011
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3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
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)

brentk56, Mar 26, 2013
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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

BEERMILER12, Nov 04, 2011
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3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Wow -- that's a good beer.

I had this from a 12oz bottle poured into a Samuel Adams pint glass.

After reading the overall description of this beer, I wasn't really looking forward to it in my Hop-ology pack. However, it's one of my favorites so far (After Dark Depths).

The beer has a perfect, clear, amber/golden color with no haze at all... the mouth feel is among the best of any beer I've ever had. It's a pretty heavy beer, but that's to be expected when you see it has 280 calories for a bottle (There's also an 8.0% ABV, which contributes to the calories AND the buzz I get when I drink it on an empty stomach).

Of course, the most important thing is the taste, and I REALLY enjoy this one. It's just as the beer is described -- earthy, and slightly hoppy, but very little bitterness. The mouth feel of the Third Voyage just makes everything better.

I expected this to be an average beer ... it turned out to be one of my favorites.

Alextricity, Jul 10, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

WMEugene, May 18, 2012
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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.

stephens101, Dec 22, 2013
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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.

Aaron_Ramson, Mar 26, 2014
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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

MADhombrewer, Dec 14, 2011
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3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a Sam Adam's Perfect Pint glass.

The second I've tried from SA's Batch 1 releases. Tasman Red was incredible, so let's find out how Third Voyage holds up. Nice pour (a bit viscous), with a clear brassy body. Not much carbonation rising from the etched bottom, and the head is thin, white, and well-retained with a bit of lace. Decent aroma, but I expected a much bigger nose given the style and hop selection. Candy sugar malts with caramel balance a fruity, tropical hop note.

Flavor dials up the hops appropriately with a lasting bitter bite that hits mid-sip and lingers into the finish. Piny, floral notes prevail atop a snappy alcohol bite and a backbone of cracker-like malt notes. Nice mouthfeel: chewy, but not overly thick with a good carbonation level and excellent hop bite. All in all, a pretty worthy release from Sam Adam's. Above average for the style, but probably not a beer I'd shell out $9 a bomber for again.

wagenvolks, Nov 21, 2011
Third Voyage Double IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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