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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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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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Ratings: 1,012 |  Reviews: 335
Photo of RichH55
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear dark amber color with a small off-white head on top. Decent retention leaving a thin cap on top. Nice lacing all around the glass.

S: Very resiny, some citrus fruits, mostly orange, some pine and a little bit of caramel.

T: Again, rather resiny, and while there is some citrus and grapefruit here, it is a bit maltier than I expected. There is some caramel and a little bit of grain.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: It was ok, was hoping that the aroma translated to the flavor a bit more than it did, a little on the malty side for a DIPA.

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Photo of Acforster2
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of wmc0005
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Burt
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Jerry
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of jaasen64
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from Sam Adams Hop-ology mixed 12 of 6 different IPAs. Poured into Sam Adams glass.

A- Pours a translucent golden amber with a half finger of peachy white head with good retention, about average carbonation for a DIPA, head coats the glass with layers of lacing.

S- Hops, a little bit of grapefruit, some caramel malts, smells a little bit more like a hoppy pale ale then a DIPA.

T- Caramel malts, bitter hops that are a little bit citrusy but more bitter then anything, sweet caramel aftertaste with a little bit of bitterness.

M- Medium bodied, smooth, easily drinkable, not too much alcohol burn, average carbonation. Abv well hidden.

O- This was an okay DIPA. The caramel malts definitely overplayed the hops and the hops that were present were more bitter then they were sweet. The sweetness that is provided in this beer is from the caramel malts and is not as much a citrus sweetness which is what I think makes DIPAs so enjoyable. Overall not a bad beer that is easily drinkable. Not my favorite from the 12-pack, but definitely not the worst. Nice addition to the 12.

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Photo of BeerzMcKenzie
3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Eriktheipaman
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of 40451
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of mwrecording
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not sure how my scores will grade this out but I was incredibly surprised by this. I've been let down by S.A brews that were brewed in styles I enjoyed and then been let down by the underlying malty "Sam Adams" taste as I call it.

Poured this into my Dogfish snifter...looks like a slightly darker colored DIPA.

Smell isn't really much, slightly piney/hoppy smell. I smell more of the bready malts than I think I want to.

Taste: Starts off pretty solid, sweet and hoppy, well balanced. The malt aftertaste isn't too great but also isn't bad.

Next to the Imperial Stout, this is the best Sam Adams beer I've had.

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Photo of WMEugene
3.96/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a rich amber color with a thick, slightly off-white head and pretty nice lacing.

S - I pick up citrus hops, notes of grapefruit, and more piney ones as well. Some caramel malts are present as well. Not super strong, but pleasant enough.

T - Strong malt background with the fainter notes of citrus and earthy hops. The sweetness of the malts really balances the hops to the point where this almost doesn't taste like a DIPA, but it is still tasty.

M - Nicely carbonated, very drinkable. Rather smooth. Faint hint of hoppy bitterness that doesn't take away from the drinkability at all. Well done in this department.

O - I liked the Third Voyage. It's not your typical DIPA (it's really a one and a half IPA), but it is tasty and enjoyable. A nice addition to the Hop-ology pack.

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Photo of Jwale73
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle served in a tulip. Pours a translucent amber with a frothy, half inch, off-white head. Head eventually dissipates into a thin, consistent skim. Delicate slashes and strands of lacing are revealed during the tasting. Nose expresses citrus zest, a hint of candied light fruit and a piney character. Taste consistent with nose with the addition of a malty backbone and a slightly metallic quality at the finish. Mouthfeel is medium-light with a coarse, prickly carbonation, a slightly oily texture and some acidity that lightly stimulates the salivary glands along the sides of the cheeks. Overall, a decent DIPA. Not something I would necessarily seek out again, but a nice addition to a mixed 12 pack.

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Photo of Iowacraft
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of Hopdaemon39
3.08/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass- pours a clear dark copper color with two fingers of off-white head, decent retention and very little lacing.

Smell is an even mix between caramel malts and pine hops. Nothing extraordinary.

Tastes fine- malt background is ever present, with some caramel and a little booze, and the hops are kind of muddy; indistinct. Pine, earthy, a little floral brightness.

Mouthfeel is fine also- medium body with light carbonation and a moderate amount of resin-y feel to it. A very average DIPA in an extremely competitive field. Tasman Red is certainly a better IPA from Sam.

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Photo of Arithmeticus
3.33/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured chilled in oversize glass

A: 1/2 finger head; clear; copper color
S: surprisingly not aromatic; hop aroma dissipates quickly, leaving malt (slightly metallic)
T: aggressive DIPA flavor; medium complexity; very strong on the grasses; good, sweet malt
M: thick, viscous

Compares well to Flying Dog double IPA

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Photo of splendidsplinter
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of JohnnyMc
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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Photo of barczar
3.61/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Aggressive pour yields a clear amber copper color body with a solid 2 finger cream head that lingers, leaving sparse lacing as it dissipates.

Aroma is initially dominated by sweet caramel malt and floral hops, grain, a hint of grapefruit, and pine, followed by bitter resin. More citrus depth emerged as it warmed.

Flavor is fairly hop forward, with grapefruit leading the hopslaught, and a significant caramel malt backbone offering support. Earthy hops, with touches of resin, mint, and pine, add complexity into the fairly bitter, slightly spicy finish.

Body leans toward the heavy side, with moderate to high carbonation and a significant alcohol warmth.

Overall, as with most examples if the style, the malt plays a but stronger of a role than I'd prefer. Hop profile could've been more complex, as well.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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

No date, but mixpacks just came out so probably fresh.

A: A clean/clear copper with ruby hue, large off white head. Head subdues a little bit, leaves tons of lacing. Nice looking brew for sure.

S: Lots of caramel/honey, hints of lemon/citrus too. A hint of mustiness. Not feeling the smell.

T: Punch of piney very bitter hops, some lime too, deep caramel, oak, honey maltiness wave too. Finish is a bit more grapefruit and earthy/peppery. Has a very dry finish, also a bit boozy. Theres an off note I cant put my tongue on, maybe buttery. Letting it warm a bit blends the flavors better.

M: Highly carbonated, a bit watery, some oils, rather boozy. Not sessionable, but I don't think its suppose to be.

O: Theres bigflavors, an its an interesting concept, but this would benefit from some different hops, kinda like a DIPA Rye in flavor. It improves as it warms. Certainly not my favorite DIPA but it was unique and I'm glad I tried it.

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Photo of kaelingirl
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of siradmiralnelson
3.21/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into Tulip glass.

A. Pours 2 fingers of head. Thick lacing. Good retention. Color is a light amber. Pretty dark for an IPA.

S. Not much smell at all. Maybe a bit of biscuity malt. No hop smell. Basically void of any smell at all, what smell there is, is not that pleasant.

T. Taste has a little bit of bitterness, with some pretty sweet caramel malt flavor. Again this is probably one of the weakest tasting beers I have had in a while. Can taste a bit of alcohol.

M. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Lingering bitterness.

O. Tastes like someone's first homebrewed DIPA.

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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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