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

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Third Voyage Double IPAThird Voyage Double IPA

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BA SCORE
82
good

963 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 963
Reviews: 332
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 11
Gots: 51 | 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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BenTherHppedThat

North Carolina

1/5  rDev -72.5%

07-06-2012 03:56:45 | More by BenTherHppedThat
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cstowell21

Maine

1/5  rDev -72.5%

01-27-2014 23:31:16 | More by cstowell21
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blastoderm55

Texas

1.5/5  rDev -58.8%

02-16-2014 01:12:52 | More by blastoderm55
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MrOH

Maryland

1.65/5  rDev -54.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Clear copper with a finger of tight light tan head. Good retention.

Faint grapefruit aroma over some crystal malt.

Caramel, some grapefruit, booze. Nice, firm bitterness. This is a DIPA? Cause it tastes like a watered down american barleywine.

Slightly heavy with low carbonation.

As a DIPA, it sucks. It would be ok as a light barleywine, but that's not what its marketed as.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2012 04:51:50 | More by MrOH
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TheGordianKnot

Tennessee

1.75/5  rDev -51.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Interested to try a DIPA from BBC and it was a good price, what the hell... Poured into pint glass

A- Copper color with a large fluffy cloud of off white foam. Incredible lacing. Clear and crisp looking.

S- Not horrible, but needs more hop bite. Has a strong fruit punch flavored Smarties aroma. Chalky and full of citrus and berries. If only it had a stronger stage presence.

T/M- Horrible. Acetone and medicine galore. There is no redeeming qualities in this. No hops, nail polish, malt is doughy and hot. Just blagh! Body?... Fuck the body, i'm done drinking...

O- Drain, I hope your thirsty... This was just an utter failure. Maybe I got a bad bottle judging by others experience; but myself and friend couldn't finish barely any of our glasses.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2011 15:41:25 | More by TheGordianKnot
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Beezee

Illinois

2/5  rDev -45.1%

02-20-2012 02:24:52 | More by Beezee
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Massbmx

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -45.1%

06-03-2012 13:52:45 | More by Massbmx
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Conner

California

2/5  rDev -45.1%

06-16-2013 07:07:36 | More by Conner
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KlayWey

Idaho

2/5  rDev -45.1%

08-24-2013 16:48:30 | More by KlayWey
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Sideswipe

California

2/5  rDev -45.1%

12-01-2011 03:28:21 | More by Sideswipe
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ThrewRedButter

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -45.1%

01-13-2013 23:31:34 | More by ThrewRedButter
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JimboHD2005

Illinois

2/5  rDev -45.1%

11-15-2011 18:19:06 | More by JimboHD2005
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JohnnyMc

Ohio

2/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Damn, out of all the IPA's I tried from the Hop-ology mix pack this is the worst.

It pours a dark amber with a one finger off-white head.

It smells of earthy/grassy hops, caramel malts and a slight citrus hint.

The taste is basically the same. Very strong caramel and toffee malt followed by some bitter earthy hops. Not very much like a DIPA at all.

Very disappointed with this and would not purchase again.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2012 03:07:31 | More by JohnnyMc
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -45.1%

01-30-2012 02:38:54 | More by jfcaa193
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Ryan011235

Ohio

2.05/5  rDev -43.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured into an E&J Cask & Cream glass on 10/6/12

Copper and rust colored with an ample, three finger plumage of foam that take a good bit of time to dissipate. Impressive swaths, rings and trails of lace. Thin retention with dense, soapy bubbles.

The aroma has a lot of what I don't like in a DIPA - caramel, buttery bread and booze. The hops that are there are none too impressive; floral and candy-like with dank citrus and some cat pee.

The taste is a step up from the aroma, I reckon. Still not very good, though. More hops come through with a decent amount of pine and strong bitterness on the finish. The malts aren't as bad either; though they are far more prominent than I prefer, bread outweighs the caramel. It isn't quite as boozy as I was bracing for. Catty aftertaste.

The body is full with gritty undercurrents and a meager alcohol slickness. Carbonation is moderately low which gives this too heavy a beer something of a more accessible feel. All things told, the feel is low on my list of complaints.

This might as well be branded as an imperial version of Latitude 48. I certainly won't give this another try, but the bottle is worth finishing. Well, as long as I don't smell it anymore.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2012 05:49:24 | More by Ryan011235
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Arsenal11

Illinois

2.15/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A little disapointed in Sam lately, this beer had potential but falls way short very malty for a double IPA, the hop combo is off somehow there is way better IPas then this. Is Sam getting to big? I remember when they put out all igh quality beer too much hit or miss now

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2012 03:31:17 | More by Arsenal11
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kynap55

Michigan

2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

01-18-2013 10:50:45 | More by kynap55
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BGsWo22

New York

2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

03-20-2013 23:39:20 | More by BGsWo22
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AleWatcher

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

04-09-2013 03:02:06 | More by AleWatcher
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MonkeyBread

Nevada

2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

06-08-2014 00:09:20 | More by MonkeyBread
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

2.3/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A-dark amber with a sticky cream colored head

S-very herbal hops hops. Slightly aged, somewhat malty. Medium strength

T-comes in tasting pretty bad. Reminiscent of dog breath but not in a raw Belgian way, more like in a I just kissed a dog way. This is terrible.

M-medium carbonation

O-what is this?? This is a new low for the brewery. They've been making so many decent beers lately then throw this at us. This has got to be one of the worst beers I've ever had. Don't bother.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2013 03:02:19 | More by AdamBear
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jmarsh123

Indiana

2.35/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a hazy caramel color with a 2 finger sticky white head. A little darker than most DIPA's, but still nice.

I would not be able to tell this was an DIPA from the aroma. Very malty with some honey and just the slightest hint of floral hops. Apparently this one has Simcoe hops in it which aren't present in the nose at all.

Starts off with a deep caramel presence and ever so slight citrus. Finishes extremely bitter although not terribly dry. One-note bitterness for the most part. The intense pine bitterness of Simcoe is present, but the grapefruit balance is missing. Almost gets astringent at the end.

Mouthfeel is a bit light for something this sweet and heavy. Carb level is good.

A real disappointment and by far my least favorite of Sam Adams new series. Pretty one note and hardly any hops detectable except for the finish. I'd buy the Talisman and Griffin's Bow again, but this one is a pass.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 22:15:58 | More by jmarsh123
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harrymel

Washington

2.35/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Batch No.1 (Oct, 2011?)

A: Amber with a finger of yellow foam which falls slowly to a sheet of the same. Near web lace and excellent clarity.
S: Citrus, grapefruit, hints of resin, some bubble gum tones are all bolstered by a caramel malt backbone.
T: Flavor is all malt. Tastes like a bittered SA Boston Lager. Fail.
M: Thin on moderate body for the style with medium carb and a semi dry finish.
O: Well, looks and smells nice, but the flavor lets this beer down too far to be respectable. Too bad. I actually bet this beer would age well.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2011 07:47:43 | More by harrymel
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

2.35/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Thanks to Jay for the bottle! About 6 oz poured into a tasting snifter.

A: Pours a dark copper color with about average clarity. The head...err, I mean collar is a light cream color with decent lacing.

S: The hops are more or less dead aside from a touch of pine, so we have to rely on the maltiness, which is loaded with caramel sweetness, but not much depth.

T: Sweet, with only a touch of piny hops. This might have been decent fresh, but right now the hops only provide generic bitterness and the profile is too sweet on the open.

M: This is fairly syrupy with a wet finish. Those two qualities NEVER go together in an IPA.

O: A shame this was such an old bottle, this might have been pretty damn good. It's kind of hard to judge the qualities of an old DIPA, but in its current state, it's just not good.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2012 02:31:51 | More by ThisWangsChung
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bobhits

Kentucky

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