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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

960 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 960
Reviews: 332
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 11
Gots: 49 | 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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BlurryVisi0n

New York

4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured unto a snifter.

Appearance: Simple amber color with a 1" white orange head. Not too bubbly.

Smell: Seriously pouring this into the glass you are inhaling greatness. Floral, heavily pined with a slight pinch of caramel.

Taste: Little bitter but "sweet", grapefruit skin even if it wasn't used is pretty damn evident.

Mouth: Medium to heavy carbonation, this isn't a bad thing...personally I think it compliments it's flavor though other might think other wise.

Overall: A MUST buy for any IPA drinker and beer connoisseur alike. Full of flavor and leaves you asking for more. Hope you all enjoy--Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2012 20:25:44 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An enjoyable complex DIPA. I was expecting more "white wine" flavour from the New Zealand hops. Rather I appreciated that each glass (I finished this bomber solo) gave a different enjoyable fruity flavour. Lots of citrus. Great hop melange aroma. Above average mouthfeel, no shredding for the style was pleasant. Better than wine with my lunch.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2012 01:04:58 | More by Sammy
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GrabMeAnAbbey

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-31-2011 21:58:13 | More by GrabMeAnAbbey
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noyellowfizzbeer

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

12-31-2011 17:07:57 | More by noyellowfizzbeer
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FalconA

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-31-2011 03:37:57 | More by FalconA
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bosox941827

North Carolina

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

22oz bomb bottle poured into a Harpoon IPA oversized imperial pint glass. Poured cold but warmed as tasted.
A - GREAT color, amber with a solid red tinge to it; produces a big foamy head off only a medium-rough pour, which hangs around for a while.
S - Pretty solid hop aromas here; more blended than in-your-face, which tells me there's not much in the way of dry-hopping here. Get some burnt caramel/sugar and/or molasses here as well.
T - Tastes like it smells; hops are there but in the middle and not very assertive (boiling hops); burnt caramel/molasses flavor is prominent throughout, and get a decent alcohol burn toward the end as well. The hoppy flavor finishes things off, really drying out the tongue for while, with a bit of sweetness as well.
M - Smooth, and just a bit syrupy, and definitely not over-carbonated.
Overall not a bad IPA but I'd really like to see SA do an in-your-face IPA one of these days, in the West Coast style. With IPAs anyway, they seem to go up to the line, but not cross it.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2011 22:56:01 | More by bosox941827
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Pencible

Virginia

3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: This poured clear gold with lots of light tan head.
S: It smelled like sweet honey malt and bitter resin and floral hops.
T: It tasted like sugary honey malt, with lots of bitter floral/herbal hops and resin. It had a clean and bitter aftertaste.
M: It was watery with moderate carbonation. Decent body.
D: This was a nice IPA with good scent and taste, but nothing special. The body was ok, and the alcohol was well hidden, so it was easy enough to drink. Good enough beer to try once, but not really worth buying again.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2011 19:03:48 | More by Pencible
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TheEvilGenius

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.6%

12-30-2011 01:58:03 | More by TheEvilGenius
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rxthree

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-29-2011 02:24:48 | More by rxthree
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MrHurmateeowish

New Hampshire

4.35/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle purchased at Market Basket in Portsmouth, batch #1. Pours an amber-red crystal-clear body with over an inch of rather persistent off-white head. Lemon, orange, grapefruit, and pine comprise the aroma. Bright hop flavors burst through in the flavor, with lemon, orange, and grapefruit dominating and pith and pine notes, as well as toffee malt notes just barely balancing this hop bomb. Medium bodied with ample carbonation. An easy drinker, despite the robust flavors and abv. A pretty damn good IIPA.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2011 22:40:24 | More by MrHurmateeowish
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Adrianized

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-26-2011 22:21:26 | More by Adrianized
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Duhast500

Rhode Island

3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz. bottle into a tasting glass.

The color is a golden orange with a nice fluffy white head and some nice lacing left on the glass.

The smell is piney with some citrus hop aroma that is characteristic of American hops. There is some sweetness there in the nose as well with slight malt aroma.

The taste is hoppy from the start and is big citrus flavor throughout. The bitterness is good but not quite a welcoming as other double IPAs. There is a slight sweetness but does not shine through for too long within this bitter hop barrage. The twang of bitterness is muted for a double IPA as well and seems to be just on the cusp of getting old.

The feel of this beer is medium bodied and is clean with a nice bitter aftertaste that you would expect from a beer like this.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2011 20:46:06 | More by Duhast500
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Dapperticus

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-25-2011 23:46:30 | More by Dapperticus
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cdwil

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-25-2011 20:31:36 | More by cdwil
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phishinNYC

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

12-25-2011 20:23:41 | More by phishinNYC
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CP20

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -17.6%

12-25-2011 14:51:04 | More by CP20
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powerss13

Kansas

4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this beer into a Tulip glass, and the beer from all perspectives was good. I am a "hop-head" and believe this is a beer to try if you are looking for a hop sensation

Appearance: A much darker color than most IPAs, and has a good amber look. Very clear, not much of a cloudiness(spelling).

Smell: Strong dry hop smell to it. Very appetizing if you like hops

Taste: Smooth at the beginning. Notice more of the malts at the beginning, then as it goes by the hops jump out. Glad to have some malt show up at the beginning, because then it really shows the hops at the end

Mouthfeel: A very clean feeling. Definitely get the grassy notes from the hops, if you "swish" it around your mouth.

Overall: I am not a huge Sam Adams fan, only because they have gotten way too big (but of course thats how business's work), so I am kinda hyprocritical(spelling). But this beer is very good, definitely if you like hops.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2011 01:36:16 | More by powerss13
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Mdodge8837

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

12-23-2011 19:07:32 | More by Mdodge8837
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gfx

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-23-2011 17:22:30 | More by gfx
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blnktapes

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-23-2011 16:23:16 | More by blnktapes
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Brent

Kentucky

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

Solid but a bit rough around the edges. Poured an attractive amber with copper highlights. Hopping is appropriately assertive, but the hops have a bit of a muddled bitterness which seemed just a touch off-kilter. ETOH was pretty well integrated, but some alcohol heat was evident with a touch of burn. Malt sweetness was well balanced against the hops.

As an aside, I noted the label offered the option of drinking fresh or ageing. I've never been a big proponent of old hops.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2011 15:22:56 | More by Brent
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bakeith

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -17.6%

12-22-2011 22:52:59 | More by bakeith
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ZenAgnostic

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1 pint 6 oz bottle with no obvious date poured into Duvel tulip.

Appearance - Clear, dark ruby-amber body with very bubbly pancake batter head with decent retention and patchy lacing.

Smell - Chronic cannabis. Some wet grass underneath.

Taste - Strong hop profile without being too bitter. Unidentifiable moderate malt character balances out the alcohol, making for a relatively clean finish. Round, balanced, and slight boldness.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied. Bright bitterness which expresses itself over time, rather than too fast and hard. Some stale astringency.

Overall Drinkability - Pretty middle of the road for a DIPA. Slightly better than average though, for the lack of major flaws. Minus points for lack of complexity. Worth a try, since the bottles aren't too expensive. Basically in the same league as Dogfish Head 90 Minute.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2011 06:05:48 | More by ZenAgnostic
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.18/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a really nice looking copper color with a big fluffy white head that didn't quit. It had a really good lacing and retention. The smell of the beer wasn't hoppy like more Imerial IPA's out there. The nose has a slight sweetness to it with some earthy hop aromas. The taste of the beer wasn't that hoppy either, I'm not sure how they did this since there were supposed to be hops like crazy in this beer. The taste was soft and very drinkable though I was just hoping for something a little more abrasive I guess. The mouthfeel was was creamy, not too carbonated but still not too bad. Overall I was hoping for something a little more from this, but I still found it to be pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2011 01:26:25 | More by Knapp85
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beer2day

North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper pour with light beige 2-finger head. Good retention and laces well. Fairly clear with active carbonation.

Nose is a bit more hop than malt. Good grapefruit with biscuit malt underneath.

Very aggressive right up front. Syrupy hops with lots of grapefruit and a good shot of biscuit malt to back up the body. Syrupy finish with another nice dose of hops and alcohol burn.

Liking it less as the glass warms, with more malt coming out and the hops fading a bit.

Feel is pretty think and chewy.

Overall, a decent offering from SA and worth a shot if this is your style.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2011 00:42:04 | More by beer2day
Third Voyage Double IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 960 ratings.