Third Voyage Double IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.75/5 rDev +3%
Pours a relatively darker amber with fluffy white head, decent retention and lacing. Scent leads with a strong note of zesty and spicy hops, moderate citrus and floral notes, malt backbone is lightly sweet and toasty, some yeast charachter present. Taste is a touch more mild then scent dictates, malt presence amped up as hops are bitter and spicy. Fuller side of medium bodied, some heft to this beer, dry finish. A decent dIPA that has strong bitter hop profile and a big malt backbone to stand up to it.
05-29-2012 14:58:16 | More by rfgetz
3.53/5 rDev -3%
A: Pours a clear dark amber color with a small off-white head on top. Decent retention leaving a thin cap on top. Nice lacing all around the glass.
S: Very resiny, some citrus fruits, mostly orange, some pine and a little bit of caramel.
T: Again, rather resiny, and while there is some citrus and grapefruit here, it is a bit maltier than I expected. There is some caramel and a little bit of grain.
M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation
O: It was ok, was hoping that the aroma translated to the flavor a bit more than it did, a little on the malty side for a DIPA.
05-24-2012 01:40:43 | More by mdaschaf
3.5/5 rDev -3.8%
12oz bottle from Sam Adams Hop-ology mixed 12 of 6 different IPAs. Poured into Sam Adams glass.
A- Pours a translucent golden amber with a half finger of peachy white head with good retention, about average carbonation for a DIPA, head coats the glass with layers of lacing.
S- Hops, a little bit of grapefruit, some caramel malts, smells a little bit more like a hoppy pale ale then a DIPA.
T- Caramel malts, bitter hops that are a little bit citrusy but more bitter then anything, sweet caramel aftertaste with a little bit of bitterness.
M- Medium bodied, smooth, easily drinkable, not too much alcohol burn, average carbonation. Abv well hidden.
O- This was an okay DIPA. The caramel malts definitely overplayed the hops and the hops that were present were more bitter then they were sweet. The sweetness that is provided in this beer is from the caramel malts and is not as much a citrus sweetness which is what I think makes DIPAs so enjoyable. Overall not a bad beer that is easily drinkable. Not my favorite from the 12-pack, but definitely not the worst. Nice addition to the 12.
05-20-2012 21:45:49 | More by jaasen64
3.55/5 rDev -2.5%
Not sure how my scores will grade this out but I was incredibly surprised by this. I've been let down by S.A brews that were brewed in styles I enjoyed and then been let down by the underlying malty "Sam Adams" taste as I call it.
Poured this into my Dogfish snifter...looks like a slightly darker colored DIPA.
Smell isn't really much, slightly piney/hoppy smell. I smell more of the bready malts than I think I want to.
Taste: Starts off pretty solid, sweet and hoppy, well balanced. The malt aftertaste isn't too great but also isn't bad.
Next to the Imperial Stout, this is the best Sam Adams beer I've had.
05-18-2012 22:58:38 | More by mwrecording
3.98/5 rDev +9.3%
A - Pours a rich amber color with a thick, slightly off-white head and pretty nice lacing.
S - I pick up citrus hops, notes of grapefruit, and more piney ones as well. Some caramel malts are present as well. Not super strong, but pleasant enough.
T - Strong malt background with the fainter notes of citrus and earthy hops. The sweetness of the malts really balances the hops to the point where this almost doesn't taste like a DIPA, but it is still tasty.
M - Nicely carbonated, very drinkable. Rather smooth. Faint hint of hoppy bitterness that doesn't take away from the drinkability at all. Well done in this department.
O - I liked the Third Voyage. It's not your typical DIPA (it's really a one and a half IPA), but it is tasty and enjoyable. A nice addition to the Hop-ology pack.
05-18-2012 22:49:16 | More by WMEugene
Third Voyage Double IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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