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

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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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milkbone_underwear

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

05-21-2013 22:45:44 | More by milkbone_underwear
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Beefytits4

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.9%

05-21-2013 14:00:28 | More by Beefytits4
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Lucoli

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3%

05-21-2013 01:16:57 | More by Lucoli
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seplo

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

05-21-2013 00:27:58 | More by seplo
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HiWire

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3%

05-19-2013 06:56:53 | More by HiWire
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bzach

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +3%

05-18-2013 22:25:12 | More by bzach
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jbarletto

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

05-18-2013 14:50:36 | More by jbarletto
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Ajlvt

Washington

4/5  rDev +9.9%

05-18-2013 11:46:54 | More by Ajlvt
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guzzleacoldone

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

05-11-2013 01:19:28 | More by guzzleacoldone
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.86/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle purchased from BevMo in Menlo Park, CA.

Pours a lovely clear deep amber-gold colour, with a full, fine and persistent head of creamy-white. Lacing is steady, thick and rich. Body has some weight behind it, very pleasantly, with some large-bubbled carbonation. It looks very good indeed, what a good DIPA should look like.

Nose is a little weak: soft, leafy hop characters cradling a structured malt presence, reasonably well put together, but not particularly strong or aromatic. There's some baked bread aromas, some lemon and rosewater from the hops and a faintly sharper herbal or peppery note. It's all quite pleasant, and reasonably well balanced, but it's just not that exciting.

Taste is similar. Very nicely balanced malt and hop characters are nonetheless muted, leaving a ghostly impression of bitterness and richness without actually creating much in the way of true full flavours. Light, biscuity tones, oily bitterness that fades quickly, some leafy, slightly herbal vapours on the finish. Feel is smooth and light: pleasant.

Look, this is a nice beer, and maybe I'm just an idiot for wanting a Double IPA to punch me in the face from start to finish—but I do believe that's what a DIPA should do. This is well-structured, pleasant and easy drinking, but compared to the most flavoursome examples, this feels a little banal.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 00:15:15 | More by lacqueredmouse
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eulerthegrape

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

05-10-2013 16:00:33 | More by eulerthegrape
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

05-10-2013 15:22:24 | More by twenty5
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clay23

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

05-09-2013 01:23:18 | More by clay23
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dalepryor

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

05-07-2013 20:40:08 | More by dalepryor
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Herky21

Iowa

2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

05-05-2013 16:11:45 | More by Herky21
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Ernest78

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.9%

05-05-2013 00:06:04 | More by Ernest78
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ALLMUCH

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.6%

05-01-2013 04:36:11 | More by ALLMUCH
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FliryVorru

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +3%

04-29-2013 17:51:40 | More by FliryVorru
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Celtics76

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

04-25-2013 17:58:35 | More by Celtics76
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davemathews68

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

04-23-2013 14:53:41 | More by davemathews68
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +3%

04-23-2013 06:17:09 | More by Kelp
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Mattyb79

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

04-22-2013 14:36:15 | More by Mattyb79
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mgroothuis

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

04-22-2013 01:39:05 | More by mgroothuis
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argock

Virginia

3.31/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 22 oz brown bomber into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. No obvious freshness date. Purchased at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA) for $7.99.

A: Crystal clear medium-amber with 3-finger off-white tightly bubbled head with decent retention and clingy lacing all down the glass.

S: The aroma is floral but weak. There are some minor grapefruit and honeysuckle aromas. I smell almost as much caramel malt as the hops.

T: The flavor fits the "balanced" DIPA category, but the hops presence is still not what it needs to be, as it is characterized mainly by bitterness without a lot of hop flavor. There are flashes of honeysuckle, lemon peel, grapefruit, and herbal/grassy notes, but the main flavor is moderate bitterness combined with fairly sweet caramel maltiness. Not cloying but pretty heavy crystal malt contribution. Almost drinks like an extra big red ale rather than a DIPA as there is a bit of toastiness to the flavor. Needs less crystal malt and more committed dry hopping for aroma and some flavor to move it off of average for me.

M: Pretty slick and dry in the feel with active, moderate carbonation and medium body at most. Does drink light.

O: Just a ho-hum effort in the DIPA category from SA. Underhopped and overly sweet. Not really what you are looking for in the style.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 04:28:25 | More by argock
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secondtooth

Indiana

3.31/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Rich amber, with a huge head of off-white suds. Thick walls of lace. Nice!

Nose is crisp citrus hops all the way. Not bad, but not remarkable, either.

Taste is strong -- with plenty of acid and bitter notes. I get more citrus and pine tones, but there's also a thick malt backbone, balancing this big beer out somewhat, though it's still heavy on the palate. Alcohol bite is evident at finish, as well.

Solid IPA here, but not one I'd return to.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2013 12:57:09 | More by secondtooth
Third Voyage Double IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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