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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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980 Ratings

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Ratings: 980
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%

Redglimmer, Mar 05, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Rheaume17, Aug 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Std73, May 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

wollefdoogylloj, May 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

LCannon4, Jul 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Mrose78, May 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

keenanite21, Mar 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

remitrom, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of WunderLlama
3.76/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a glass

Copper with solid two finger thick foam cap. Nice lacings.

Aroma of sweet malt, orange and clove.

Smooth start. Sweet malts followed by hops. Hoppiness on the finish on the back of the tongue. Medium mouthfeel.

Nice balance of malt to hops. Nice beer.

WunderLlama, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of Acuity
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Acuity, Jul 11, 2012
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.

utfiero, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of waldoiverson
3.13/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

bottle into nonic

a: very clear, golden amber color with sticky lacing and somewhat unimpressive head

s: sweet, cracker aroma with both herbal and citrus notes, alcohol present

T: sweet maltiness, slight graham cracker notes, light citrus but mostly herbal mint/menthol tone with semi sweet bitter finish

M: moderately dry, a bit coating but cleans off with the alcohol and carbonation

O: It's OK but the hops seem to have a foot in the citrus and herbal camps. I'd prefer one or the other.

waldoiverson, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of MrOH
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.

MrOH, Jun 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

MilkManX, Apr 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

mcewesr, Mar 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

SloppyJoeWasAMan, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of burnerfinger
4.56/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

poured from the 22 oz bomber into my new belgium goblet:

A NICE show on the pour. tan caramel head up to 3 fingers worth, showing a cloudy orange hue and sticky , BEAUTIFUL lacing you know right off this is a serious, for real brew.

S malty, sweet and also strong, piney hops, somehow both dominate.

T almost TOO sweet, but in a good way, also with an extra hoppy side

M thick and rich this one delivers much more than expected.

D certainly no session beer, this is a truly LOVELY creation to be savored!!! highest marks here.
ALSO - this makes me think of a barely wine it's so rich and thick.

burnerfinger, Dec 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Headgoober, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of LtCracker20
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Batch 1.

A- Pours a clear reddish copper body with a 2-finger off white head that shows some good lasting power and some really very nice lacing. A little darker than I thought.

S- A touch of malt around resiny pine and citrus hops. There's also a hint of grassiness as well. Nothing really stands out, but is pretty mellow.

T- A citrusy, yet sweet, hop presence, a slight piney hint, and some caramel maltiness. Mostly bland and metallic.

MF- Medium bodied with just a little carbonation after the pour.

LtCracker20, Nov 11, 2011
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3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into my Darkness snifer.

A big two-finger, cream head slowly settles leaving some very clumpy lacing. It's a deep but very clear, reddish gold, almost copper color. Nice looking brew.

Smell is piney and slightly fruity hops upfront, with a surprising amount of sweet malt behind it.

Exceedingly well balanced. Piney, slightly spicy hops upfront, and maybe a touch of dark fruits. Great clean, yet assertive, bready malt backing. Moderately bitter throughout.

Smooth and easy to drink. Medium bodied with a moderate, but appropriate level of carbonation. Coats the mouth well, with a dry finish.

Overall this is a good beer. I have to admit I was a bit skeptical with this obvious reach into the modern craft scene, but I can't forget Sam was one of the first to introduce me to real beer. I like how this one doesn't try to be a hop monster, but I do think the hop profile could be better. Cheers!

Humulus85, Nov 24, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

M1k3y, Apr 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

still_thedragon, Aug 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

GrabMeAnAbbey, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of ReelBigwigFish
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into chimay chalice. Batch no. 1 on bottle.

A: deep Amber, light copper color, with a minimal frothy off white head. Great full coating of lacing around the glass.

S: weak citrus and pine hop aromas. It took a real agitating swirl to get a decent whiff. Smooth sweet aromas of pale and caramel malts.

T: pine and floral hop flavor up front, mixes well with a light sweet malt. Turns quite bitter and citrusy towards the finish. All in all the flavor is very balanced. Nothing quite as "vivid and intense" as the label promises.

M: light-medium body, lighter carbonation, and quite drinkable. A little dry on the finish.

O: not bad, but not what I expected. It's more of a smooth, easy drinking dipa with no hint at its abv. for that, it succeeds, but I was hoping for a bigger hop presence considering it boasting 3 types of cascades and Simcoe hops.

ReelBigwigFish, Oct 26, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Mojoman8561, Oct 14, 2012
Third Voyage Double IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 980 ratings.