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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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scott2269

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9.9%

01-09-2012 04:33:38 | More by scott2269
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

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

A: Pours a clear copper with a creamy off-white head.

S: The nose is primarily dominated by aromas of citrus; grapefruit, lemon, and bitter orange are all there. As the beer warms, subtle scents of herbs, pine, and biscuits emerge.

T: Notes of pine, lemon, grapefruit, caramel, biscuits, and lemon rind are pretty apparent in the mouth. There are suggestions of tropical fruits, namely pineapple and guava in there too. The finish is long and fruity with robust notes of lemon, grapefruit, and bitter orange balanced by a hint of pine.

M: Full-bodied and slick. Carbonation is prickly, but not particularly forceful. Alcohol character is extremely restrained. Very drinkable for the style.

O: This is a solid, respectable DIPA that really shows off the aromas and flavors of the Cascade varietal well. In my opinion, the Simcoe hops get a little lost in the mix, but the abundance of Cascade aromas and flavors more than make up for it. If you're into DIPAs, this is one that is worth checking out.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2012 13:51:08 | More by mrfrancis
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Haybeerman

Colorado

4/5  rDev +9.9%

03-17-2013 20:48:19 | More by Haybeerman
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hoosier222002

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-11-2011 21:17:28 | More by hoosier222002
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Sintech

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +9.9%

05-28-2014 01:14:45 | More by Sintech
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Maximusmaximus

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.9%

06-01-2012 17:06:06 | More by Maximusmaximus
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FrankK

Alabama

4/5  rDev +9.9%

04-17-2012 00:20:53 | More by FrankK
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bootsandbeer

Maryland

4/5  rDev +9.9%

07-04-2012 01:28:16 | More by bootsandbeer
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Chimarillo

Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-25-2011 17:34:10 | More by Chimarillo
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jlenik

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9.9%

01-08-2012 23:57:46 | More by jlenik
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clokwurk

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-15-2011 21:19:00 | More by clokwurk
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

a great great ipa with an even better idea behind it. taking cascade hops from three regions, the uk, new Zealand, and the pacific northwest and putting them into the same brew as ah homage to james cook, its brilliant. it pours dakrer than expected with quite a bit of amber tinted caramel malt color to it, active carbonation and a frothy white head that looks more like ocean foam than beer topping, just lovely. the beer is a little cloudy, and it emits aomas of zesty citrus rind, alpha acid, and sour patch kids. its mouthwatering and refreshing in one sniff. the malt contributes a lot more to the flavor than to the nose, with some sweetness and an almost graham crackery grain complex that supports the increasingly bitter hops very well. the beer is balanced well for being so aggressively hopped, and the alcohol is disguised expertly. I love the way I can twirl my glass just a little and awaken a massive new head on it. it is visual evidence of a very creamy mouthfeel, punctuated by sharp carbonation and a clean but very bitter finish. an excellent beer from an excellent series and a repeatable price.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2013 17:24:50 | More by StonedTrippin
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spence524

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.9%

10-16-2012 16:47:57 | More by spence524
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admiralcrunch

New York

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-14-2011 07:11:59 | More by admiralcrunch
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Barnsley

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.9%

07-28-2013 18:58:36 | More by Barnsley
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Mike327


4/5  rDev +9.9%

06-08-2012 19:26:15 | More by Mike327
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev +9.9%

10-02-2012 03:43:11 | More by MarkyMOD
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Skramer

New York

4/5  rDev +9.9%

04-10-2013 23:41:48 | More by Skramer
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FightingEntropy

Minnesota

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

Shimmering copper Double IPA with a thick, fluffy head and irregular bubbles. Time to linger on the smell as the head takes time to recede--clean grapefruit punches up. Side of the bottle lists Cascade hops from the UK and New Zealand with Simcoe hops from the US. Third Voyage refers to Captain Cook's fatal but otherwise successful voyage by using ingredients from associated areas. Very little malt, but a light caramel note with the citrus and floral hop. Citrus continues into the first sip through a moderate mouthfeel, but more robust that I would expect from the color. The 8% alcohol suggests a fair amount of malt, which would explain the fuller mouthfeel. Again, from the bottle, the malt bill lists Harrington, Metcalfe and Copeland pale malts, Caramalt and Honey malt. The effect is a full, sweet bready caramel and toffee base for the hops. Of these, I'm only familiar with the later two malts. The varied hop and malt bill lends the beer a complex but subtle flavor. Not being over the top, this beer might suffer a bit with hop heads. Hops are subdued by the body. An elegant beer that's good, Third Voyage is well worth a try but I don't think I'll buy another bottle. I would be interested in trying it on tap if it fell into my path.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2011 04:16:05 | More by FightingEntropy
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MacQ32

South Carolina

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

A - Pours a clear orange amber color with a pretty serious light tan head, good retention, pretty nice lacing

S - Bitter hops of both the citrus and pine variety. Biscuit and smokey aromas as well, some well integrated spice too.

T - Slightly malty with citrus flavors initially, spicy flavors show up front as well, dry hop bitterness follows and finishes on the pallet. Spice is evident throughout but probably more so at the finish. Nice dry/bitter aftertaste that doesn't linger more than 5 seconds or so. Alcohol is pretty well hidden. Dry bitterness and spices shine mostly here

M - Medium bodied, pretty drinkable, solid carbonation

O - Pretty surprised with this one, I like it quite a bit. Very dry/bitter/spicy but still super refreshing to me. solid all around

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 22:48:48 | More by MacQ32
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Jah_Json

Sweden

4/5  rDev +9.9%

02-05-2014 13:45:54 | More by Jah_Json
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Ernest78

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.9%

05-05-2013 00:06:04 | More by Ernest78
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SoonerNY

New York

4/5  rDev +9.9%

03-03-2012 03:42:22 | More by SoonerNY
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MoreThanWine

Massachusetts

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

Poured a 3" beige head with considerable lasting power. Nice rich amber color, clear, with slow moving effervescence. Smells of hops, malt, and caramel. Medium hoppy taste, quite sweet and rich, with toffee. Decent satisfying finish. Really it's a very nice beer, and I could agree to double something, I'm just not sure it's double IPA.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2011 09:42:48 | More by MoreThanWine
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jdmcel

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-28-2011 18:49:47 | More by jdmcel
Third Voyage Double IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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