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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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960 Ratings

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Ratings: 960
Reviews: 332
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 11
Gots: 49 | 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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Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

04-25-2013 17:58:35 | More by Celtics76
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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

3.75/5  rDev +3%

04-23-2013 06:17:09 | More by Kelp
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

04-22-2013 14:36:15 | More by Mattyb79
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

04-22-2013 01:39:05 | More by mgroothuis
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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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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
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

04-20-2013 07:28:10 | More by dertyd
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

04-18-2013 01:11:28 | More by Hardcore
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

04-14-2013 20:13:44 | More by SloppyJoeWasAMan
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

04-14-2013 05:57:31 | More by jmgault1
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3.08/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

appearance: dark auburn with a half finger head and good lacing throughout.

Smell: bitter hops, sweet malt, spice, and something wierd I cant put a finger on. A little off-putting.

taste: much of the same with alot more of the sweet malt coming through at the front and hopps coming through at the back of the tongue.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied with a slightly oily linger.

Overall: this is alright, but not really what I was hoping for with this style. Not a huge recommend.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 03:38:39 | More by alex_hart
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3.89/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sam Adams attempt at a west coast style IPA, it does fall short of that but still very nice!

Nice copper color thin lace of foam almost no carbonation. Strong malt character, sweet, mild caramel, strong hop flavor floral citrus. Mild bitter after taste....easy to drink.

Read a review that said "this should be classified a barley wine" ...No not a barley wine!

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 01:49:42 | More by FlatRabbitRed
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

04-13-2013 19:39:52 | More by Gregwa
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New York

4/5  rDev +9.9%

04-10-2013 23:41:48 | More by Skramer
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

04-10-2013 20:50:17 | More by gethy
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3.49/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: brownish-red with a finger or so off an off-white head. leaves a lacing and nice clarity

Smell: hops, just straight strong hops. could use a little bit of maltiness

Taste: citrus hops, some earthy hops, a hint of caramelly malts. very hop strong, i wish the maltiness could play in a bit stronger to battle with the big strong hops

Mouthfeel: pretty sticky and super bitter aftertaste

Overall: I like by DIPA's with a stronger malt base to go along with the intense hops and found this one a bit lacking. not undrinkable or bad but just not the kind that i really like

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2013 18:16:47 | More by SportsandJorts
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3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A- Pours a reddish copper color with a huge fluffy 3 finger white head with excelllent retention

S - Slightly grassy. Lots of citris and floral aromas. Can also dtect some caramel malts. Fairly lightly scented for an IPA in my opinoin

T - I can definately pick up the caramel malts right up front mixed with the piney bitterness of the hops. Not a lot going on here but still a pleasant beer

M - A medium body IPA. The alcohol really warms the palate and it has a very very creamy feel

O - Pretty decent IPA. Nothing outstanding but I wouldnt turn my nose up at it! It has a nice hops taste but could use a little more in the aroma department. ITs great looking beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2013 19:14:31 | More by Goosehunter75
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

04-09-2013 18:12:48 | More by BeerLover99
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

04-09-2013 17:48:10 | More by MilkManX
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2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

04-09-2013 03:02:06 | More by AleWatcher
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

04-08-2013 02:43:40 | More by Nayr
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

04-07-2013 23:19:13 | More by cletusdog
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3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Drank this one out of a snifter. The body has a vivid dark plumb ruby hue to it and the inch and a half off-white head sinks down to a more modest size, but stays on like it should.

The aroma is rich and malty, with caramel, molasses, papaya, and fruit cup notes. I'm not noticing any typical IPA hop pine or citrus here at all. It reminds me of a Pale Ale or perhaps a Strong Ale.

The flavor follows the nose for the most part as far as the malty, fruity aspects go, but there is a zesty hop bitterness on the end my nose missed that satisfies but doesn't crack you in the jaw like you might expect from an Imperial IPA.

The mouthfeel is full bodied with maybe a little oiliness on the back-end. The 8% ABV is hardly noticeable on the palate but hard to miss on the brain.

Overall this is a good brew, however I think it belongs in the Strong Ale catagory.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 21:57:24 | More by godlessape
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

04-06-2013 00:49:27 | More by sansho
Third Voyage Double IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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