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Third Voyage Double IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
82
good

976 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 976
Reviews: 332
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 12
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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Beermunster

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

09-11-2012 05:14:15 | More by Beermunster
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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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richbrew

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

11-20-2011 19:20:04 | More by richbrew
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BillyCannon

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

06-15-2012 18:52:34 | More by BillyCannon
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PGVG

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

07-16-2012 00:50:07 | More by PGVG
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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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ChaseBeer

Alaska

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

04-08-2014 01:05:52 | More by ChaseBeer
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SnatchyMcPants

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

03-17-2012 01:09:54 | More by SnatchyMcPants
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shacawgo24

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

09-22-2013 10:42:29 | More by shacawgo24
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Lincolnman

New York

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

11-11-2012 18:15:28 | More by Lincolnman
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milkbone_underwear

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

05-21-2013 22:45:44 | More by milkbone_underwear
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Jeysun23

California

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

09-15-2013 23:32:02 | More by Jeysun23
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wertschy

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

05-25-2012 02:21:34 | More by wertschy
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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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KiMiRaiK

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

01-27-2013 21:50:54 | More by KiMiRaiK
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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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Mojoman8561

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

10-14-2012 10:56:48 | More by Mojoman8561
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

09-20-2012 22:21:02 | More by Molson2000
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ssjkyle

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

06-03-2013 16:33:24 | More by ssjkyle
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TX-Badger

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

12-16-2012 23:45:53 | More by TX-Badger
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BucannonXC5

California

4.47/5  rDev +22.8%

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Color was caramel amber. About an inch of good-looking head. Nice white bubbly lacing spread out fairly equally. Even film on the sides.

Smelled of citrus hops. Tangerine and orange seemed to come out on top. Smelled pretty damn good.

Citrus hops right away on the taste. More grapefruit than the nose, but orange and tangerine are still around. Bitter finish.

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Bitter finish.

Really liked this beer. So good, so smooth. Not too much to complain about.

01-21-2012 07:38:58 | More by BucannonXC5
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msondel

Massachusetts

4.46/5  rDev +22.5%

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Part of the Sam Adams IPA variety pack. This is one of the easiest to drink double IPAs and my favorite in the variety pack. This has a smooth taste and not as bitter as I expect from a double IPA. The short story describing each of the beers in the variety pack is also interesting to me.

I would definitely order this one again. I hope Sam Adams releases some of these outside of the mix pack.

03-19-2013 22:23:16 | More by msondel
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shand

Florida

4.45/5  rDev +22.3%

Poured from a bomber into an imperial pint.

Solid looking DIPA, a nice red-orange color with a huge, steadfast head. Aroma is also quite nice, it's upfront hoppy and grapefruity, with some sweet malts. The taste is a nice strong citrus hop, with some nice floral aspects and a smooth caramel finish. The mouthfeel is a little under-carbonated, but otherwise nice and creamy. The drinkability is very good. Overall, a great DIPA from Sam Adams, and I think this would slot very nicely into their 4-pack Imperial Series. I'd buy plenty of it!

11-07-2011 05:32:16 | More by shand
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blackcompg

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +22.3%

Poured from their new bomber into my 12oz beer glass -

Appearance - Poured 2 thick fingers of fluffy lite orange/tan cumulus clouds. Color is a beautiful rich copper, a liquid penny. Big fluffy laces from each sip, very nice.

Smell - Smells fantastic - dark toffee, sweet citrus, nice grassy notes and a touch of pine.

Taste - Wow, this is really nice. A great complexity here - starts with big citrussy hops and carmel, then grassy hops and citrus rind, then dry grapefruit zest, finishing off with some chewy pine resin. No big punches here, but a wonderfully blanced and complex transition. Not overly sweet, there is a great malty carmel backbone that carries all the hoppy variations thru the sip. Finish is dry and piny, with little pockets of toffee and citrus left in the corners of the mouth.

Mouthfeel - Mouthfeel is medium, very smooth, nice juiciness from the citrus. Carb is somewhat low which lends to the smoothness, and really lets the flavors coat the mouth.

Overall - I'll tell you what, this is really a fantastic DIPA. The 8% ABV is very well hidden, and makes the bomber easier to finish. I hope Sammy decides to keep this available in bombers year round, two thumbs way up from me. Give this one a try.

11-01-2011 03:12:31 | More by blackcompg
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Tilley4

Tennessee

4.45/5  rDev +22.3%

I was psyched to see this beer arrive at my local bottle shop... We usually don't get the limited SA releases here...

Surprisingly dark with some reddish tinges, this DIPA from SA brings an assault of hops to the nose... Citrusy and grapefruity in nature, I'm a little take aback at the sheer hoppiness on the nose, especially after reading some earlier reviews... Its pungent and sticky and dank.. What? Yep, I said it... Smells awesome...

Wave after wave of unrelenting hoppiness punish the palate with each sip and have me on a hop-high in a short amount of time... I'm shocked at how juicy and crisp this is and I've a good mind to contact the folks at Sam Adams and ask them why the hell they haven't been making this beer all along... I'm enjoying the hell out of this... Long slow bitter finish with a tinge of sweetness from the malts...

One of the more enjoyable brews I've had in a while actually... I loved this beer... It reminded me of SN Celebration Ale at times...

11-14-2011 14:28:08 | More by Tilley4
Third Voyage Double IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 976 ratings.