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

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.04/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured unto a snifter.

Appearance: Simple amber color with a 1" white orange head. Not too bubbly.

Smell: Seriously pouring this into the glass you are inhaling greatness. Floral, heavily pined with a slight pinch of caramel.

Taste: Little bitter but "sweet", grapefruit skin even if it wasn't used is pretty damn evident.

Mouth: Medium to heavy carbonation, this isn't a bad thing...personally I think it compliments it's flavor though other might think other wise.

Overall: A MUST buy for any IPA drinker and beer connoisseur alike. Full of flavor and leaves you asking for more. Hope you all enjoy--Cheers!

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Photo of Sammy
3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An enjoyable complex DIPA. I was expecting more "white wine" flavour from the New Zealand hops. Rather I appreciated that each glass (I finished this bomber solo) gave a different enjoyable fruity flavour. Lots of citrus. Great hop melange aroma. Above average mouthfeel, no shredding for the style was pleasant. Better than wine with my lunch.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of bosox941827
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomb bottle poured into a Harpoon IPA oversized imperial pint glass. Poured cold but warmed as tasted.
A - GREAT color, amber with a solid red tinge to it; produces a big foamy head off only a medium-rough pour, which hangs around for a while.
S - Pretty solid hop aromas here; more blended than in-your-face, which tells me there's not much in the way of dry-hopping here. Get some burnt caramel/sugar and/or molasses here as well.
T - Tastes like it smells; hops are there but in the middle and not very assertive (boiling hops); burnt caramel/molasses flavor is prominent throughout, and get a decent alcohol burn toward the end as well. The hoppy flavor finishes things off, really drying out the tongue for while, with a bit of sweetness as well.
M - Smooth, and just a bit syrupy, and definitely not over-carbonated.
Overall not a bad IPA but I'd really like to see SA do an in-your-face IPA one of these days, in the West Coast style. With IPAs anyway, they seem to go up to the line, but not cross it.

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Photo of Pencible
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: This poured clear gold with lots of light tan head.
S: It smelled like sweet honey malt and bitter resin and floral hops.
T: It tasted like sugary honey malt, with lots of bitter floral/herbal hops and resin. It had a clean and bitter aftertaste.
M: It was watery with moderate carbonation. Decent body.
D: This was a nice IPA with good scent and taste, but nothing special. The body was ok, and the alcohol was well hidden, so it was easy enough to drink. Good enough beer to try once, but not really worth buying again.

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3/5  rDev -18%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of MrHurmateeowish
4.33/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle purchased at Market Basket in Portsmouth, batch #1. Pours an amber-red crystal-clear body with over an inch of rather persistent off-white head. Lemon, orange, grapefruit, and pine comprise the aroma. Bright hop flavors burst through in the flavor, with lemon, orange, and grapefruit dominating and pith and pine notes, as well as toffee malt notes just barely balancing this hop bomb. Medium bodied with ample carbonation. An easy drinker, despite the robust flavors and abv. A pretty damn good IIPA.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Duhast500
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz. bottle into a tasting glass.

The color is a golden orange with a nice fluffy white head and some nice lacing left on the glass.

The smell is piney with some citrus hop aroma that is characteristic of American hops. There is some sweetness there in the nose as well with slight malt aroma.

The taste is hoppy from the start and is big citrus flavor throughout. The bitterness is good but not quite a welcoming as other double IPAs. There is a slight sweetness but does not shine through for too long within this bitter hop barrage. The twang of bitterness is muted for a double IPA as well and seems to be just on the cusp of getting old.

The feel of this beer is medium bodied and is clean with a nice bitter aftertaste that you would expect from a beer like this.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of powerss13
4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this beer into a Tulip glass, and the beer from all perspectives was good. I am a "hop-head" and believe this is a beer to try if you are looking for a hop sensation

Appearance: A much darker color than most IPAs, and has a good amber look. Very clear, not much of a cloudiness(spelling).

Smell: Strong dry hop smell to it. Very appetizing if you like hops

Taste: Smooth at the beginning. Notice more of the malts at the beginning, then as it goes by the hops jump out. Glad to have some malt show up at the beginning, because then it really shows the hops at the end

Mouthfeel: A very clean feeling. Definitely get the grassy notes from the hops, if you "swish" it around your mouth.

Overall: I am not a huge Sam Adams fan, only because they have gotten way too big (but of course thats how business's work), so I am kinda hyprocritical(spelling). But this beer is very good, definitely if you like hops.

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Brent
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid but a bit rough around the edges. Poured an attractive amber with copper highlights. Hopping is appropriately assertive, but the hops have a bit of a muddled bitterness which seemed just a touch off-kilter. ETOH was pretty well integrated, but some alcohol heat was evident with a touch of burn. Malt sweetness was well balanced against the hops.

As an aside, I noted the label offered the option of drinking fresh or ageing. I've never been a big proponent of old hops.

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3/5  rDev -18%

Third Voyage Double IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.66 out of 5 based on 1,012 ratings.
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