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

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Third Voyage Double IPAThird Voyage Double IPA
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Third Voyage Double IPAThird Voyage Double IPA

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ReelBigwigFish on 10-26-2011

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1/5  rDev -72.5%

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1/5  rDev -72.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -58.8%

Photo of MrOH
1.68/5  rDev -53.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Clear copper with a finger of tight light tan head. Good retention.

Faint grapefruit aroma over some crystal malt.

Caramel, some grapefruit, booze. Nice, firm bitterness. This is a DIPA? Cause it tastes like a watered down american barleywine.

Slightly heavy with low carbonation.

As a DIPA, it sucks. It would be ok as a light barleywine, but that's not what its marketed as.

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2/5  rDev -45.1%

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2/5  rDev -45.1%

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2/5  rDev -45.1%

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2/5  rDev -45.1%

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2/5  rDev -45.1%

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2/5  rDev -45.1%

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2/5  rDev -45.1%

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2/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Damn, out of all the IPA's I tried from the Hop-ology mix pack this is the worst.

It pours a dark amber with a one finger off-white head.

It smells of earthy/grassy hops, caramel malts and a slight citrus hint.

The taste is basically the same. Very strong caramel and toffee malt followed by some bitter earthy hops. Not very much like a DIPA at all.

Very disappointed with this and would not purchase again.

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2/5  rDev -45.1%

Photo of Ryan011235
2.05/5  rDev -43.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured into an E&J Cask & Cream glass on 10/6/12

Copper and rust colored with an ample, three finger plumage of foam that take a good bit of time to dissipate. Impressive swaths, rings and trails of lace. Thin retention with dense, soapy bubbles.

The aroma has a lot of what I don't like in a DIPA - caramel, buttery bread and booze. The hops that are there are none too impressive; floral and candy-like with dank citrus and some cat pee.

The taste is a step up from the aroma, I reckon. Still not very good, though. More hops come through with a decent amount of pine and strong bitterness on the finish. The malts aren't as bad either; though they are far more prominent than I prefer, bread outweighs the caramel. It isn't quite as boozy as I was bracing for. Catty aftertaste.

The body is full with gritty undercurrents and a meager alcohol slickness. Carbonation is moderately low which gives this too heavy a beer something of a more accessible feel. All things told, the feel is low on my list of complaints.

This might as well be branded as an imperial version of Latitude 48. I certainly won't give this another try, but the bottle is worth finishing. Well, as long as I don't smell it anymore.

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2.17/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A little disapointed in Sam lately, this beer had potential but falls way short very malty for a double IPA, the hop combo is off somehow there is way better IPas then this. Is Sam getting to big? I remember when they put out all igh quality beer too much hit or miss now

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2.2/5  rDev -39.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

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2.38/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A-dark amber with a sticky cream colored head

S-very herbal hops hops. Slightly aged, somewhat malty. Medium strength

T-comes in tasting pretty bad. Reminiscent of dog breath but not in a raw Belgian way, more like in a I just kissed a dog way. This is terrible.

M-medium carbonation

O-what is this?? This is a new low for the brewery. They've been making so many decent beers lately then throw this at us. This has got to be one of the worst beers I've ever had. Don't bother.

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2.41/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a hazy caramel color with a 2 finger sticky white head. A little darker than most DIPA's, but still nice.

I would not be able to tell this was an DIPA from the aroma. Very malty with some honey and just the slightest hint of floral hops. Apparently this one has Simcoe hops in it which aren't present in the nose at all.

Starts off with a deep caramel presence and ever so slight citrus. Finishes extremely bitter although not terribly dry. One-note bitterness for the most part. The intense pine bitterness of Simcoe is present, but the grapefruit balance is missing. Almost gets astringent at the end.

Mouthfeel is a bit light for something this sweet and heavy. Carb level is good.

A real disappointment and by far my least favorite of Sam Adams new series. Pretty one note and hardly any hops detectable except for the finish. I'd buy the Talisman and Griffin's Bow again, but this one is a pass.

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2.41/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Thanks to Jay for the bottle! About 6 oz poured into a tasting snifter.

A: Pours a dark copper color with about average clarity. The head...err, I mean collar is a light cream color with decent lacing.

S: The hops are more or less dead aside from a touch of pine, so we have to rely on the maltiness, which is loaded with caramel sweetness, but not much depth.

T: Sweet, with only a touch of piny hops. This might have been decent fresh, but right now the hops only provide generic bitterness and the profile is too sweet on the open.

M: This is fairly syrupy with a wet finish. Those two qualities NEVER go together in an IPA.

O: A shame this was such an old bottle, this might have been pretty damn good. It's kind of hard to judge the qualities of an old DIPA, but in its current state, it's just not good.

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2.47/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Batch No.1 (Oct, 2011?)

A: Amber with a finger of yellow foam which falls slowly to a sheet of the same. Near web lace and excellent clarity.
S: Citrus, grapefruit, hints of resin, some bubble gum tones are all bolstered by a caramel malt backbone.
T: Flavor is all malt. Tastes like a bittered SA Boston Lager. Fail.
M: Thin on moderate body for the style with medium carb and a semi dry finish.
O: Well, looks and smells nice, but the flavor lets this beer down too far to be respectable. Too bad. I actually bet this beer would age well.

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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a nice opaque amber color with a thick bright white head. Colors really nice actually. Smell is big on hops. Lots of citric and piney hops with touches of grapefruit and coriander. Smell is on the really sweet side. Head retains pretty well.

Pretty standard DIPA flavors with a touch of honey and an unfortunate some-what soapy after taste. Lacing is pretty stellar though.

Pretty standard for the style, nothing extraordinary. That soapy taste is kind of a burden though

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Third Voyage Double IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 1,014 ratings