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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

972 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 972
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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FlemingVSKing

Florida

4/5  rDev +9.9%

03-28-2013 16:11:49 | More by FlemingVSKing
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DruC4

Michigan

4/5  rDev +9.9%

03-27-2013 22:02:29 | More by DruC4
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Mullinger1980

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9.9%

03-27-2013 02:30:31 | More by Mullinger1980
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +9.3%

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)

03-26-2013 23:07:26 | More by brentk56
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JHendu

Florida

4/5  rDev +9.9%

03-26-2013 22:49:52 | More by JHendu
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Chadhowie

California

4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

03-26-2013 16:04:20 | More by Chadhowie
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DMXLOX22

Pennsylvania

3.66/5  rDev +0.5%

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!

03-26-2013 01:37:39 | More by DMXLOX22
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mcewesr

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3%

03-25-2013 19:41:05 | More by mcewesr
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Mississippi

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

03-25-2013 17:40:05 | More by Mississippi
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NYSPHophead

New York

4/5  rDev +9.9%

03-25-2013 00:20:32 | More by NYSPHophead
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Gagnonsux

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3%

03-24-2013 16:32:17 | More by Gagnonsux
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Mordhaus

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3%

03-24-2013 02:01:17 | More by Mordhaus
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NickSMpls

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +3%

03-24-2013 00:02:10 | More by NickSMpls
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MikeMcCl

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -17.6%

03-23-2013 21:24:12 | More by MikeMcCl
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twkirkby

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

03-22-2013 21:25:51 | More by twkirkby
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Giggy

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +3%

03-22-2013 19:58:23 | More by Giggy
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makasi

California

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

03-22-2013 00:13:20 | More by makasi
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +9.9%

03-21-2013 20:49:31 | More by richkrull
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BrewmanCapote

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.9%

03-21-2013 02:12:12 | More by BrewmanCapote
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BGsWo22

New York

2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

03-20-2013 23:39:20 | More by BGsWo22
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Vigilante

Nevada

2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

03-20-2013 04:47:28 | More by Vigilante
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terence

California

2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

03-20-2013 02:00:44 | More by terence
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msondel

Massachusetts

4.46/5  rDev +22.5%

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Part of the Sam Adams IPA variety pack. This is one of the easiest to drink double IPAs and my favorite in the variety pack. This has a smooth taste and not as bitter as I expect from a double IPA. The short story describing each of the beers in the variety pack is also interesting to me.

I would definitely order this one again. I hope Sam Adams releases some of these outside of the mix pack.

03-19-2013 22:23:16 | More by msondel
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smccann

New Hampshire

2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

03-18-2013 23:25:13 | More by smccann
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Elisevail

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +37.4%

03-18-2013 18:34:36 | More by Elisevail
Third Voyage Double IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 972 ratings.