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

989 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 989
Reviews: 333
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 12
Gots: 57 | 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%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of kmoore149
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of ngeunit1
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear amber-orange with a finger of frothy off-white head. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some thick lace.

S - Aroma is a mix of grapefruit and other tropical and citrus hops with some sweet caramel and biscuit malts and some pine hops.

T - Starts off with grapefruit and tropical hops with some bitterness and and sweet caramel malts. Through the middle, some pine hops and more bitterness comes through with some more citrus hop and a bit of biscuit malt. The finish is a mix of tropical and grassy hops and bitterness with some sweet caramel and biscuit malts.

M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with dry and bitter finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice DIPA. Could use a bit more hop kick, but the balance is pretty good.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Apellonious
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz out of the Hoptology pack

A - pours a clear orange reddish gold, with a fluffy one finger head

S - crisp hops, dark fruit, biscuit maltness, with a slight whiff of alcohol.

T - more of the same. This one is more hop forward than the latitude IPA, but there is still a formidable malt presence. Banana, cookie dough tinges. Earthy finish.

M - mouthfeel is solid, good balance.

O - another solid offering from SA.

Photo of chickenflea
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle in specialty 12-pack. Dark copper pour with a thin off-white white head that leaves plenty of sticky lacing. Fresh, piney aroma. Sticky grapefruit bitter flavor with plenty of caramel sweetness to balance it out. Finishes with fresh dandelions. Other fruits make an appearance - some nectarines and pears Some redskin peanut in the back end. Rich, sticky mouthfeel. Like this a lot. BBC really seems to be hitting the mark with solid and affordable beers. Well done.

Photo of PintOHops
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Glass - Pint

A - Coppery colored brew with little carbonation and high clarity. It produced a 2-finger head that looks soapy, and it held well. I got some nice splashy lacing left on my glass.

S - Herbal and resinous hop notes upfront. Pretty floral throughout with notes of rye bread and caramel. Not much else.

T - The first thing I pick up is alcohol with alcohol related flavors such as prune and fig. It's pretty sweet but not sweet enough to make you sick of it mid beer. Herbal/rind hop characteristics are there but don't stand out as much as I expected. I also pick up a bit of caramel, and bread like flavors from the malt. It finishes with moderate bitterness, dryness, alcohol, and dark fruit.

M - Full bodied with lite crispness and a creamy feel.

O - I'm not wowed by this beer, but I do think it's pretty good. The appearance is really nice to me, the smell is what I would expect from the style, and a little boring, and the taste is good and balanced. Overall I thought it was good, but I'd probably pass for something else next time.

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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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of alexgash
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle. Part of the IPA mix pack.

Dark copper with golden amber edges. Tall, two fingers of dense, thick, light bright khaki head. Nice lacing. Light cookie and fruit malt on the nose, overwhelmed by citrus, pine, and resin hops. Maybe a touch of mint as well.

Toasted grain soon gives way to herbal, minty, piny hop bitterness. Fruit and butterscotch malt fill in mid-palate, but the bitterness stays strong and a tad astringent. Numbing herbal, pine, and orange-y citrus in the finish. Lingering buttery malts. Medium-full body with a lush, smooth feel. Not bad, but far from the best DIPA I've had.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of AndrewMichael
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of stephenjmoore
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Light amber body with a golden hue. Frothy off-white head.

S- Citrus and floral hops come through first with grainy malt smell in the background.

T- Hops come through a lot, but a very sweet malt flavor cuts through the hops as well. The hops are juicy and tasty, but the malt seems to take something away from the overall taste.

M- Carbonation is good, but the grainy body is not as crisp as I prefer in a DIPA.

O- A passable DIPA, but seems like it could be better. The hop formula seems appropriate, but the malt is slightly off.

Photo of jeffjeff1
3.08/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I picked this up in the Hoptology pack.

Appearance- dark copper color, thin head but good retention

Smell- breadiness, slight amount of citrus hops but not much

Taste- mostly bready malt, not enough hops for a DIPA at all, disappointing

Mouthfeel- medium bodied

Drinkability- Very disappointing, not nearly enough hops

Photo of Zaphog
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of tigg924
3.23/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass:

Appearance: 1/2 inch head, high carbonation, orange-brown in color, clear

Smell: floral and citrus hops, breadiness, and pale malt

Taste: caramel and slight breadiness at the start followed by a big dose of citrus and floral hops

Mouthfeel: sweet start with a super bitter/dry body and end, medium-high carbonation, medium-light bodied

Overall: Maybe the most bitter Sam Adams brew I have had. It also has some of the trademark Sam Adams taste. A decent sipper, but there are a lot more American Double/Imperial IPAs that I would go to first. As an overall beer, it probably deserves a bit better than this score, but there are a lot of excellent imperial IPAs.

Photo of bnes09
3.18/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Transparent copper color. Big head with exceptional retention and plenty sticky lacing.

Aroma of rye and mild grapefruit. Lacks some of the essence of the cascade hops (i.e. citrus and pine).

Semi-rough and unbalanced rye bread and herbal, soapy hop bitterness. Mild maple sweetness.

Medium bodied, well carbonated and drying in the finish.

Relative to other examples of the style, this beer is lacking in complexity, hop character and balance.

Photo of alpinebryant
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a stale looking dark caramel color with no head an no carbonation visibly present.

S: Dank hops , resiny cascade and deep caramel.

T: One of the better Sam Adams IPA's that I have had. A lot of earthiness, plenty of pine and some citrus. Long boil caramel sugars, plenty of sticky thick sugars from the malts in here, only added to with the hop flavors.

M: Nearly flat, but very thick and not completely out of place for a DIPA. I would definitely appreciate more carbonation in here.

O: Pretty decent DIPA, would do better with more carbonation, but pretty decent for BBC. Part of the IPA ology mix 12 pack, definitely one of the better mixed 12's out.

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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Third Voyage Double IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 989 ratings.