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

Third Voyage Double IPAThird Voyage Double IPA
1,012 Ratings
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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Ratings: 1,012 |  Reviews: 335
Photo of Suds
4.13/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Brownish chestnut in color, this beer is a clear liquid with a thin tan head. Beautiful. It's smell is hoppy, with a little distant earthiness. The taste is very good...serious hoppy, leafy, spicy flavor, mixed with sweet malt and caramel and bread-crust. Terrific balance. It's a smooth, low carbonation beer. Full in body. Very nice.

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Photo of briandaube
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of gcamparone
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into a Samuel Adams pint glass. Dark reddish brown appearance. Medium head. Aroma with toffee notes, can definitely smell alcohol. Good mouthfeel, instant bitterness. Taste is good with some nutty notes. Overall a good beer, but not the best of the Samuel Adams IPAs.

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Photo of CraftBeerTastic
4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ba Review #170
Served On: 06/01/2012
Glassware: Duvel Glass
Labeled ABV: 8.0%
Date/ Code: -

This 12oz bottle was from the 2012 Sam Adams IPA Hop-Ology mixed 12 pack I picked up at Brewskee’s of New Oxford, PA.

Look: Poured a caramel - orange color. Very clear with a steady stream of carbonations bubbles rising up from the Duvel laser etching. Head was a kaki layer of off-white foam consisting of nice tight bubbles.

Smell: Big bold grapefruit and citrusy pine notes. Huge aromatic cascade hops.

Taste: Upfront was a blast of hop bitterness. Then the middle seemed to lend a juicy peach or mango character. The finish was where a nice sweet malt took over to balance out the high level of initial bitterness. Aftertaste had some lingering fruit notes with that cascade bitterness still hanging on.

This was a very solid and enjoyable Double IPA. Supposedly this is a limited release, but so many breweries probably just say that to boost sales, and then they add it to the year-round catalog anyway – so we’ll see.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of ale207
3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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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Photo of ujsplace
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into an over sized tulip glass.

This is a deep, clear golden colored brew that has a two finger creamy yellowish head. Plenty of nice lacing here.

Smells of earthy, oily, resinous hops, citrus hops, bready malts and some alcohol.

Solid hop bite that maintains its bitterness throughout. There is an interesting hop mix here that is definitely not the standard fare. I like this. There is some malt sweetness in there as well, but it is quickly dominated by the hops.

Medium bodied, leaves a lingering, hop bitterness. Descent carbonation, crisp and dry.

This is definitely worth a try. However, if hops aren't your thing then you may just want to opt for a single. Personally for me, I could enjoy quite a few of these on a nice summer night by the pool.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of tobelerone
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer smells good and looks great but for me those were the only areas in which it excelled. It’s a gorgeous deep amber color and is quite clear, has a big fluffy cream colored head that holds well, and the glass ends up heavily laced. Aroma is a good blend of pine and citrus hops and sweet caramel malt. Perhaps a hint of booze underneath. Seems right on for the style.

Unfortunately the taste is a bit of a let-down; the hops lack focus and the grapefruit/citrus and pine notes are squashed somewhat by aggressive bitterness, overly sweet caramel malt flavor, and much more booze than was anticipated from the aroma. Not bad but not particularly tasty or enjoyable to drink; seemed a bit harsh overall.

Medium to slightly full bodied with average carbonation and a bit of stickiness and creaminess. Not too bad in terms of feel, but in the end this beer feels a little heavy handed and not particularly distinctive. This is currently a crowded field to stand out in.

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Photo of Stockfan42
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of GilGarp
3.35/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle served cold into a pint glass.

Deep amber color with great clarity. The head settles slowly and leaves some spotty lace.

Aroma is hoppy but not as fresh and distinctive as I would hope for in a double IPA. More muddled than intense.

Flavor is even more of a disappointment. It has a good bitterness but taking hops from three different continents leaves it tasting misguided.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and well carbonated.

Overall not what I look for in an imperial IPA

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Photo of teyuders
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of rfgetz
3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a relatively darker amber with fluffy white head, decent retention and lacing. Scent leads with a strong note of zesty and spicy hops, moderate citrus and floral notes, malt backbone is lightly sweet and toasty, some yeast charachter present. Taste is a touch more mild then scent dictates, malt presence amped up as hops are bitter and spicy. Fuller side of medium bodied, some heft to this beer, dry finish. A decent dIPA that has strong bitter hop profile and a big malt backbone to stand up to it.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of wertschy
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of jmcgahran1
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Yoda22
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Third Voyage Double IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 1,012 ratings
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