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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

964 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 964
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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SkeeterHawk

Texas

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

Appearance: Pours a clear orange gold color with a small 1/4" head of small off-white bubbles after a pretty aggressive pour. There were lots of bubbles rising initially, but they didn't really stick once they got to the top, so the head fell to a small ring within about 45 seconds. There is a little bit of lacing left on the glass after drinking, but it is just in little wisps coming vertically down the side of the glass.

Aroma: I just tried the Tasman beer, so the aroma of this one is actually mild in comparison. The American hops are definitely there as is some mild caramel malts, but overall it is reserved in comparison to the other one, so I will come back to it as it warms. The aroma stays pretty much the same with lots of American hops and a little bit of sweet caramel mixed in there.

Taste: The flavor is also a little mild for the style, which I like. It has some defined hops in here, but they actually let some of the malt characteristics shine through. There are some toasty notes and some mild caramel that comes out in the middle of the profile, and then the finish turns bitter again to stay that way to linger after the sip. There is a little bit of the alcohol noticeable as the beer sits, adding some spice and definitely flushing my cheeks a bit (Probably from the hops too). Overall the body is medium, and the carbonation is ample in the mouth though it isn't really visible any more.

Opinion: This is a pretty good DIPA. It actually finishes with SOME sort of balance, which is more than I can say for many in this category. If you are into hoppy beers, I would definitely say that you should give this one a "day in court". Otherwise, I would say that this is good for another beer review, but I don't think that I will be trying it again anytime soon.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2012 00:19:32 | More by SkeeterHawk
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Bubbalito

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

01-02-2012 15:44:42 | More by Bubbalito
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Wally1912

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.9%

01-01-2012 23:56:57 | More by Wally1912
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Sinewave

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-01-2012 23:30:31 | More by Sinewave
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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
Third Voyage Double IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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