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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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995 Ratings

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Ratings: 995
Reviews: 334
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 14
Gots: 60 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: ReelBigwigFish on 10-26-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4.45/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

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4.45/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4.45/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4.45/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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...

Third Voyage Double IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 995 ratings.