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

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BA SCORE
82
good

995 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 995
Reviews: 334
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 14
Gots: 61 | 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.

No notes at this time.
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of ThrewRedButter
2/5  rDev -45.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Bito401
2.58/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Beautiful nice amber color, although barley any head on this bear.

S - Couldn't really pickup much from this beer, hints of caramel here and there.

T - A little disappointed on the taste of this. After seeing the beautiful Appearance. Bitter with a very dry taste.

M - Very Thick and Rich

O - Very good attempt in a Double IPA Not my favorite but for sam adams this was a good attempt.

Photo of Rast
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of shacawgo24
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of MatthewWilde
3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sample: 1 bottle

A: Cloudy, goldenrod, decent internal carbonation

S: Light citrus, heavy hops (of course), a bit of grapefruit

T: As a huge fan of hops I found myself quite pleased. In parallel with its smell, hints of citrus fruits abounded. Nice bitterness to finish.

M: Nothing spectacular, but heavier than I imagined it would be. Lingering after taste almost to a point of annoyance (dries the mouth a bit).

O: A delicious beer for any hop enthusiast, just be sure to keep some water on hand to sip afterwards.

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5/5  rDev +37.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of JosiahS
4.13/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

glass: Pint

Pours a clear, dark orange color with a frothy and creamy 2-finger, off-white head. Silky lacing. Has a predominate fresh hop smell with a hint of pineapple, some banana, and a doughy malt base.

Fairly balanced for a DIPA, again nice fresh hop on the taste, clean throughout, not at all muddy or overly sweet. Finishes with a slight bitter punch followed by an extremely pleasant roasted malt/bitter hop combo that almost comes off like the bottom of a freshly baked cookie.

This won't satisfy the big hopheads out there but it's a nice, balanced DIPA with straight forward flavors that make for a easy-drinking beer.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of fields336
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: 2.5 finger off white golden head, clings and hangs for a while. lace is superb. dark reddish brown beer, clear, filtered. slow carbonation coming off bottom

S: toffee, bready, caramel, citrus, herbal, earthy

T: caramel, toffee, slight citrus, herbal, medicinal-ish(hard to explain), a slight minty and earthy taste on the finish, chocolate and roast/coffee as it warms. complex but not in a great way.. nothing stands out really

M: full bodied, a sipper. carbonation is nice though considering the gravity.

O: nice double IPA from the hop-ology pack. nothing spectacular but pretty decent just like most of SA.

Photo of iSip
2.97/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Sam Adams Third Voyage Double IPA: Dark copper to reddish body that is topped by an ample off white head, but the lasing is so so. The aroma is more malt than hops. The flavor follows suit, it is very malty for a double IPA, but all Sam Adams product favor malt over hops. I must admit there are some good flavors swirling around in the glass, hints of licorice and caramel, and piney resin. I wish that hops would be a little more bold. Overall, a better Sam Adams product than most.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of coachdonovan
3.03/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

22oz bottle poured into a tulip. No bottling or best-by date, just "Batch No. 1"

First reviews are from 10/29, so it can't be THAT old. i had a small sample of this from a big-breasted distributor rep back in November, but i don't remember anything remarkable (good or bad).

Color is pretty close to amber, pretty close to clear. Billowing head is the color of "white" sand and clumps of it stick around forever, both on top of the beer and stuck to the side of the glass. Aroma strikes a good balance between citrus hops and sweet malt, to which it may lean a bit too much.

WTF- flavors are all over the place and way out of whack. First recognizable taste is straight butter, literally. Hops sweep through a second or two later and try to wipe that out with bittterness. That works at first, but there is an odd grainy finish.

I was pretty pleased with getting a bomber of 8% for less than six bucks, but in the end this was a chore to finish. Disappointing after such a good look and aroma.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of utfiero
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Color- light red amber. Medium head.

Aroma- crisp winter night in the pine forest.

Taste- starts silky with a balance of butter and hops with grapefruit jolly rancher candy notes finishing with a Dogfishhead butteryness.

Poured from 355 ml bottle into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted March 2013.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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