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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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BA SCORE
82
good

977 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 977
Reviews: 332
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 12
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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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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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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Third Voyage Double IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 977 ratings.