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

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ReelBigwigFish on 10-26-2011

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look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

1st batch. Picked up for $5.99 at local beer store. Poured into pint glass. Excited for this one =)

A: Pour yields a thick white head. The beer is dark amber/brown...almost like the Boston Lager. Pretty dark for a DIPA.

S: Smells very strongly of tropical fruit/hops. It actually smells similar to the Latitude 38, but more pronounced.

T: Very malty up front. A bit of hoppy grapefruit taste picks up in the middle. It subsides to a pine-like bitterness that sticks around for awhile. No real alcohol taste present. Pretty damn balanced for a DIPA.

M: Thick side of medium. Too thick for a DIPA. Not much carbonation, either. This brew would be stellar if the mouthfeel was more appropriate for the style.

O: It's pretty solid, overall. I like when Sam Adams tries something different. I used to view them as primarily a gateway brewing company. With this, 13th Hour, New World, etc, I'm beginning to respect them more as a craft brewer. I can see why people would dismiss this just because it's Sam Adams, but it's worth a shot if you enjoy the style. It's perfectly balanced and tastes damn good; only the mouthfeel is slightly off.

Gives the other big DIPAs a run for their money.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Brown/orange with an amber hue. Large frothy off-white head with wonderful retention. Malted barley, caramel, floral hops and earthy pine. Really fresh, indulging aroma. Fresh and extra bitter hop bite with brown sugar and pine on the first sip. The overall body consists mainly of creamy, bitter hops and rich malts. Flatter, mildly spicy finish.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

poured from the 22 oz bomber into my new belgium goblet:

A NICE show on the pour. tan caramel head up to 3 fingers worth, showing a cloudy orange hue and sticky , BEAUTIFUL lacing you know right off this is a serious, for real brew.

S malty, sweet and also strong, piney hops, somehow both dominate.

T almost TOO sweet, but in a good way, also with an extra hoppy side

M thick and rich this one delivers much more than expected.

D certainly no session beer, this is a truly LOVELY creation to be savored!!! highest marks here.
ALSO - this makes me think of a barely wine it's so rich and thick.

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A: Dark copper with a large foamy head.

S: Very spicy! dank and herbal with a quality that reminds me of onion. earthy with a little sweet caramel.

T: Once again the spicy hops shine here! Its herbal, dank, earthy with a wonderful full malt backbone. There is some pine here that reminds me of a wet forest. A dry hoppy finish.

M: Not much in the way of carbonation and a little syrupy.

O: A great example of the style. Wonderful spicy hops is refreshing! Its a good price for a great beer! I enjoy this much more on my second go around than the first time i had it. /85

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