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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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986 Ratings

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Ratings: 986
Reviews: 333
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 12
Gots: 56 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ReelBigwigFish on 10-26-2011)
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

sansho, Apr 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

krh, Apr 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

MikeIN, Apr 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

M1k3y, Apr 05, 2013
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3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle as part of the IPA Hopology pack
*Notes from 04/02/13 - FW Snifter glass

A: Pure amber colored body with some fine clarity and a stubborn cake top of khaki head. Cascading sheets of lace leave behind a Looks on point in every way with some very active streaming bubbles rising.

S: Aroma is forward with a caramel malt sweetness and some alcohol spice with a little raisin-like esters mixed in there. Hops come through with some big pine notes and a bit of herbals as well. Smells are all pretty malt dominant like one would expect from an American Barley Wine.

T: Flavor starts out with a firm sweetness of caramel malts and some raisin bread. Hops bring forth a flourish of lush evergreens and dank herbals. There is an upper moderate amount of bitterness to the beer with alcohol pretty well masked. I get some earthy minerals towards the end. This is not bad and bit light on the citrus notes but also a bit familiar to me with the heavy handed malts and use of Cascades. It kind of reminds me of a SN Bigfoot rather than the DIPAs I have come to know and love.

M: Moderate weight in body with some hefty malts there. Pretty clean overall with a smooth consistency and a nice constricting hop bite. Slightly wetter finish to it with some lingering oily slickness.

D: An interesting take on the Double IPA that lands closer to an American B-wine if you ask me. With its pronounced malt base and hoppy bitterness I felt this profile very similar to that of a Bigfoot. Not quite as good but worth me having again.

Nugganooch, Apr 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Glopez, Apr 04, 2013
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Rast, Apr 03, 2013
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dlin0sbb, Apr 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

juicebox, Apr 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

6thstreetbrewpub, Mar 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

jminch, Mar 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

irishgreensoda, Mar 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

EMal, Mar 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

TaylorK, Mar 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

FlemingVSKing, Mar 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

DruC4, Mar 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Mullinger1980, Mar 27, 2013
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3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a very hazy copper color capped by an inch or so of foam; a few shards of lacing are left behind

Smell: Toffee and tropical fruit (guava, papaya and grapefruit)

Taste: Toffee and the tropical fruit flavors from the aroma, up front, with growing bitterness in the middle; after the swallow, the toffee and tropical fruit flavors balance each other out through the finish; there is some residual honey sweetness that lingers

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation; surprisingly creamy

Overall: I think this beer is misunderstood by many reviewers who are disappointed that it is not a West Coast style DIPA; my view is that this is an American take on a traditional English IPA beer that is able to withstand the long voyage - thinking of it that way; there is a nice malt/hop combination that can withstand the passage of time in a way that is complementary (unlike the West Coast DIPA that withers on the vine after a few months)

brentk56, Mar 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

JHendu, Mar 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

Chadhowie, Mar 26, 2013
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3.66/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a single of this beer from my local establishment Civera's as a quick grab-n-go. Let's see how this matches up.

Appearance: Pours a deep, dark, amber red with a slight haze, but leaves something slightly to be desired. Leaves behind moderate head (about one inch) that dissipated quickly. Not so bad.

Smell: First scents are actually quite hoppy. But the right kind of hops. Citrus, and other type of light fruits. Leaves behind a nice grassy and a slight hint of caramel. Quite nice and brings on an inviting aroma that brings everything together in balance.

Taste: Brings on a full bodied assault of deep, floral hops. I noticed a slight hint of caramel-like flavors and some bitter flavors. Some citrus also plays into the body. It reminds me of a slight lemon-zest, orange-peel and some grapefruit. Has a clean finish, but like I mentioned before, leaves something to be desired.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, moderate carbonation. Finishes quite dry.

Overall: This beer came into quite good, but seemed like there was a dominating overload of roasted hops to cover a citrus flavor that didn't quite bring everything together as well balanced as I thought. It came out as an average IPA, but that was it. Something was missing, but I can see how others might enjoy it. Reminds me more of an English ale. I would possibly try again, but not likely. It's unlikely I would see this beer on tap anywhere, anytime soon. I would recommend to a friend who is a fan of IPA's and is looking to expand. Cheers!

DMXLOX22, Mar 26, 2013
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mcewesr, Mar 25, 2013
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Mississippi, Mar 25, 2013
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NYSPHophead, Mar 25, 2013
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Gagnonsux, Mar 24, 2013
Third Voyage Double IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 986 ratings.