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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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981 Ratings

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Ratings: 981
Reviews: 332
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 12
Gots: 53 | 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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Photo of sgoro
3.75/5  rDev +3%

sgoro, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of beergod1
3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter, a honey/amber color, with an off white head. Lots of sticky lace. Aroma is strong pine resin and grapefruit, balanced with a hint of caramel sweetness. Strong grapefruit hop flavor up front fading to a more mellow floral hop in the middle with a sweet biscuit flavor towards the end. Finishes bitter. Full, creamy palate. More of SA brews need to be this flavorful. This was pretty good.

beergod1, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of buckyp
3.75/5  rDev +3%

buckyp, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of Cyberkedi
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is hoppy with a grapefruit overtone and just a bit of an alcohol nip. It pours a very appetizing clear mahogany with a fairly thick, fine-bubbled, light golden-tan head. Strongly hoppy flavor has a grapefruit underpinning and subtle woody and resin-ish notes but minimal bitterness. Firm-bodied texture is quite lively, fizzy and tingly, leaving a decidedly hoppy and slightly fruity finish. Worth a voyage to find this one.

Cyberkedi, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of mcorwin
3.75/5  rDev +3%

mcorwin, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of WastingFreetime
2.83/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes.

A. Standard clear amber in color with another vanishing foam collar, no real lacing to speak of.

S. Unusually light levels of pine hopping for a DIPA, caramel malt aroma, some weedy grassy herbals used as accent points in the nose. This is the nose that belongs on an PA, not a DIPA. Simcoe's trademark onion aroma is nowhere to be found. How disappointing.

T. Once again this comes across as a PA. Light pine hopping on a caramel malt. Minor levels of herbal hopping. That's it.

M. Medium body and carbonation, the alcohol content is extremely well hidden on the palate.

Pretty good PA. Too bad it says DIPA on the label.

WastingFreetime, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of thlewisvi
4/5  rDev +9.9%

thlewisvi, Mar 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Redglimmer, Mar 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

leodarko, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of Stalgondo
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Stalgondo, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of brettski
3/5  rDev -17.6%

brettski, Mar 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

SoonerNY, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of andrewjraab
3.94/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - amber brown with a reddish glow. White frothy head.

S - citrus and hoppy but not overpowering. Faint malty sweet smell came through as the beer came to room temp.

O- I enjoyed this bomber over a 2 hour span and I think it got better as it warmed. This is an exceptional DIPA that is as smooth as it gets for the style. I'd like to see this beer in more than just the limited edition.

Edit: over a year later I got my wish as it was released as part of the hopology mix pack.

andrewjraab, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of KTCamm
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the new Sam bomber style bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a medium amber color with a tick inch of white foam. The foam holds. Very strong pine smell, like a green forest. Taste is a hoppy citrus. Earthy, with notes of tobacco. Bittering picks up and accelerates with warmth - yet alcohol remains relatively subdued. Heavy. A bomber-ful really fills one up.

KTCamm, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of ghampton106
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

ghampton106, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of Nerudamann
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look – red/amber color, clear, with about two and a half fingers’ worth of light khaki-colored foam that dissipates slowly.

Smell – hoppy aroma much as you’d expect from an IPA. I could smell/id the Cascade hops, but not the Simcoe brand. Lively hop smell though, truly.

Taste – pretty strong hop flavor, but the bitterness is actually fairly subdued considering it’s a double IPA. The taste of the hops is fairly prevalent, again, as one would expect. Not much else permeating the taste, but there must be something else there that’s helping back off the bitterness.

Mouthfeel – pretty well-balanced, but leans a little more toward the creamier side.

Overall – not a bad-tasting brew at all. Not terribly intriguing to think about, but not at all dull either.

Nerudamann, Feb 29, 2012
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3.05/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Perfectly clear copper. Head is rocky, bubbly, and clings to the glass. Light khaki. Carbonation is lively. Head retention keeps it at a thin cap for the duration.

Smell: Pears. slightly floral, and a touch earthy. Some mint. Malts run toward a sweeter caramel with a little bit of a roasted compliment on the back. Orange juice and some light brown sugar. Very sweet, but packs enough hop presence to mute it a touch.

Taste: Gritty, earthy, and slightly spicy hops. Malts are sweet as expected and hit on toasted bread crust with a slight cooked sweetness. Loads of citrus. Some orange and grapefruit rind. Grassy and the malt sweetness builds over time.

Mouthfeel: Moderate body that leans toward heavy, but the carbonation is on the high side. Slightly sticky and dry on the finish.

Overall: A unique hop profile, but it feels like it's missing something. The malts are too sweet and the hops come across as grassy. It's decent, but doesn't blend well.

Goblinmunkey7, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of MatthewWilde
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sample: 1 bottle

A: Cloudy, goldenrod, decent internal carbonation

S: Light citrus, heavy hops (of course), a bit of grapefruit

T: As a huge fan of hops I found myself quite pleased. In parallel with its smell, hints of citrus fruits abounded. Nice bitterness to finish.

M: Nothing spectacular, but heavier than I imagined it would be. Lingering after taste almost to a point of annoyance (dries the mouth a bit).

O: A delicious beer for any hop enthusiast, just be sure to keep some water on hand to sip afterwards.

MatthewWilde, Feb 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

stoutlover1978, Feb 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

brotherloco, Feb 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

craftbeer31, Feb 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

SHCC, Feb 25, 2012
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3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(served in a tulip)

A- This beer pours a crystal clear slightly dense amber body with a swirling microbubble carbonation and a foam sticking to the glass in sheets and last as a creamy foam.

S- The bright green earthy hops have some noble hop qualities.

T- The dark green woody hops with some musty Noble hop comes through and slight sweetness from some malt notes. There is also some crystal malt and some slight dark malt notes. The finish has a pungent bite with a slight sweet finish.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a fizzy bite in the finish that boost the bitterness and a no real alcohol warmth.

O- The hop flavor is nice and complex but is overpowered by the bitter pungency that dominates. The malt sweetness does try to hold it back but it is not enough.

rhoadsrage, Feb 20, 2012
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2/5  rDev -45.1%

Beezee, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of Bito401
2.58/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Beautiful nice amber color, although barley any head on this bear.

S - Couldn't really pickup much from this beer, hints of caramel here and there.

T - A little disappointed on the taste of this. After seeing the beautiful Appearance. Bitter with a very dry taste.

M - Very Thick and Rich

O - Very good attempt in a Double IPA Not my favorite but for sam adams this was a good attempt.

Bito401, Feb 18, 2012
Third Voyage Double IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 981 ratings.