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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

963 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 963
Reviews: 332
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 11
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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stoutlover1978

Indiana

4/5  rDev +9.9%

02-27-2012 02:59:35 | More by stoutlover1978
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brotherloco

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-26-2012 05:16:19 | More by brotherloco
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craftbeer31

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +9.9%

02-25-2012 18:28:35 | More by craftbeer31
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SHCC

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-25-2012 18:27:10 | More by SHCC
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2012 20:27:05 | More by rhoadsrage
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Beezee

Illinois

2/5  rDev -45.1%

02-20-2012 02:24:52 | More by Beezee
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Bito401

Rhode Island

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 23:45:23 | More by Bito401
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.9%

02-17-2012 23:09:56 | More by savagepm
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shanblur

Indiana

3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased locally in Evansville, IN. Poured from bomber into a tulip. A - A clear dark amber color with a slightly off white fluffy head which leaves extensive lacing. S - A notable piney hops aroma which is subdued when compared to other DIPA's. Definite caramel and malt aromas as well. T - Pine and earth style hops dominate over a sweet malt backbone. A nice balance. A lingering bitter finish. M - Syrupy with a moderate carbonation. A very drinkable DIPA. Hides the ABV well.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2012 21:51:45 | More by shanblur
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J0hnGustafson

Ohio

5/5  rDev +37.4%

02-16-2012 14:33:10 | More by J0hnGustafson
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Sheepdog

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-16-2012 02:19:37 | More by Sheepdog
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PeteRiz

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-15-2012 20:33:24 | More by PeteRiz
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beagle75

Iowa

2.85/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass.

A: Fairly clear, medium amber color with less than one finger of off-white foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass.

S: Mild saccharine malt, slightly herbaceous, a trace of grapefruit citrus. Very clean, but weak for the style. No alcohol is detected.

T: Begins very off-dry, with heavy toasted and caramel malt that yields slightly to herbaceous hops. Pine escalates into the middle while acidity is mild. Malt continues to be featured throughout, but loses some character later on. Flavors turn earthy, almost tea-like, in the moderately bitter finish. No alcohol is detected.

M: Medium viscosity, very soft on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This is an unremarkable DIPA--nothing to see here, unless layered malt is valued above all else. It loses the interest of the drinker before too long, with no real appeal to keep one coming back. While not offensive, it doesn't do much to stand out or even keep the palate awake.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 01:43:53 | More by beagle75
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bashiba

Iowa

2.83/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured a nice clean amber with a light off white head.

The smell is light and caramel with just a touch of piney hops, very lacking in the dry hopping for a double IPA, not even as hoppy as many good single IPAs.

The flavor has a nice bitterness to it, with a big caramel malt backbone, much closer to balanced than I like Double IPA’s to be. Not much on hop flavor, just bitterness with lingering malty sweetness.

The mouthfeel has a light oily resin to it, but is a bit light on carbonation.

With Simcoe becoming so hard to come by, this beer seems like a waste of its talents, to malty, no dry hopping and a bit boring.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2012 13:16:16 | More by bashiba
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-12-2012 15:19:19 | More by Reagan1984
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-12-2012 03:06:56 | More by Tyrawlings
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

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

Poured into a snifter. Batch #1.

4.0 A: Nearly clear orange amber color. Two and a half fingers of creamy beige head. Retention is average, but the glass is at least half covered with lacing.

4.0 S: Solid, well rounded nose. Hops are flowery and earthy foremost with citrus secondary. It's interesting to smell how different the non-US cascade hops are. They are definitely more earthy than what I'm used to. Malts deliver healthy contributions themselves. Caramel with a surprising amount of toffee. Sweet doughiness and light fruits. Definitely some barleywine character in this. Overall there isn't a hell of a lot of hops in here, but it still smells great allowing the malts to contribute.

4.0 T: This is of the DFH 90 Minute class of DIPAs, which is a class I like very much. Hops are again floral foremost and earthy, herbal, and citrusy second. Low bitterness. Malts give caramel, toffee, light fruitiness, and a slight doughiness. Alcohol is perceived at its 8.0% level.

4.0 M: Medium to heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Nice creaminess.

4.0 D: Solid throughout. Easy to drink and great balance between hops and malts. Probably one of my favorite SA beers.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 22:56:33 | More by DavoleBomb
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a medium red orange amber. One finger fine light tan head dissipates somewhat quickly leaving lacing. Aroma of piney hops, grapefruit, light malt. Flavor follows, starting with somewhat subdued hops, light malt, citrus. Finish is dry and somewhat astringent, with a bitterness not support by hops flavor. A woody, resinous element to the finish that somewhat balances the dry flatness, but doesn't redeem it. Medium bodied. A satisfactory IPA, but there are better ones out there. Interesting to try once.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 04:12:50 | More by LiquidAmber
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Mark5252

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-09-2012 04:00:47 | More by Mark5252
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daverdave

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.9%

02-09-2012 00:24:41 | More by daverdave
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alkemy

Ohio

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

Out of the bomber…

A- Pours a clear copper/orange. Big billowing light tan head with good retention and tons of lacing. I know it's picky, but I'm dinging it a little here cause I like a little crud in my IPA's.

S- Nose is hoppy pine right off the bat, but quickly gets malty. More orange than grapefruit and a hint of burnt sugar.

T- Follows the aroma pretty closely. For me, the sweet maltiness infused with caramel is forward followed by the hoppy goodness...good amount of pine here as well. Nice lingering grapefruit finish. No noticeable alcohol presence.

M- I feel like they hit this pretty solid. Sticky and syrupy feeling. Way more than I expected with the crystal clear appearance. Non-biting carbonation helps with the substantial feel.

D- Pretty drinkable. I'd like to see this more hop-forward, but that's my preference. Despite this, I like this beer and it would be pretty easy to down multiples of this one. Weird but the overall is better than the sum of it's parts.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2012 21:32:48 | More by alkemy
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dwduncan2

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.9%

02-08-2012 16:03:54 | More by dwduncan2
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -17.6%

02-07-2012 10:21:22 | More by bigbeers84
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bluntedboywonder

New York

4/5  rDev +9.9%

02-04-2012 15:51:28 | More by bluntedboywonder
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electtodefer

New York

3/5  rDev -17.6%

02-03-2012 21:28:43 | More by electtodefer
Third Voyage Double IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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