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

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83
good
1,011 Ratings
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Third Voyage Double IPAThird Voyage Double IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ReelBigwigFish on 10-26-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,011
Reviews:
335
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
13.93%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
68
For Trade:
0
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Photo of mrfrancis
4/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of FightingEntropy
4/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

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Photo of MacQ32
4/5  rDev +9.3%
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

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of MoreThanWine
4/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Third Voyage Double IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.66 out of 5 based on 1,011 ratings.
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