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

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83
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Third Voyage Double IPAThird Voyage Double IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ReelBigwigFish on 10-26-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,011
Reviews:
335
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
13.93%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
68
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,011 |  Reviews: 335
Photo of FightingEntropy
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shimmering copper Double IPA with a thick, fluffy head and irregular bubbles. Time to linger on the smell as the head takes time to recede--clean grapefruit punches up. Side of the bottle lists Cascade hops from the UK and New Zealand with Simcoe hops from the US. Third Voyage refers to Captain Cook's fatal but otherwise successful voyage by using ingredients from associated areas. Very little malt, but a light caramel note with the citrus and floral hop. Citrus continues into the first sip through a moderate mouthfeel, but more robust that I would expect from the color. The 8% alcohol suggests a fair amount of malt, which would explain the fuller mouthfeel. Again, from the bottle, the malt bill lists Harrington, Metcalfe and Copeland pale malts, Caramalt and Honey malt. The effect is a full, sweet bready caramel and toffee base for the hops. Of these, I'm only familiar with the later two malts. The varied hop and malt bill lends the beer a complex but subtle flavor. Not being over the top, this beer might suffer a bit with hop heads. Hops are subdued by the body. An elegant beer that's good, Third Voyage is well worth a try but I don't think I'll buy another bottle. I would be interested in trying it on tap if it fell into my path.

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Photo of MacQ32
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear orange amber color with a pretty serious light tan head, good retention, pretty nice lacing

S - Bitter hops of both the citrus and pine variety. Biscuit and smokey aromas as well, some well integrated spice too.

T - Slightly malty with citrus flavors initially, spicy flavors show up front as well, dry hop bitterness follows and finishes on the pallet. Spice is evident throughout but probably more so at the finish. Nice dry/bitter aftertaste that doesn't linger more than 5 seconds or so. Alcohol is pretty well hidden. Dry bitterness and spices shine mostly here

M - Medium bodied, pretty drinkable, solid carbonation

O - Pretty surprised with this one, I like it quite a bit. Very dry/bitter/spicy but still super refreshing to me. solid all around

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Photo of Jah_Json
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Ernest78
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of SoonerNY
4/5  rDev +9.3%

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

Poured a 3" beige head with considerable lasting power. Nice rich amber color, clear, with slow moving effervescence. Smells of hops, malt, and caramel. Medium hoppy taste, quite sweet and rich, with toffee. Decent satisfying finish. Really it's a very nice beer, and I could agree to double something, I'm just not sure it's double IPA.

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Photo of jdmcel
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of thlewisvi
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of NMFB
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of jstewart1130
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of savagepm
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of pajeff
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of dwduncan2
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of kb2250
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of szmnnl99
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of AWL
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of chasmandocharles
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a golden orange color with an impressive 2 fingers worth of sticky, off-white head that has great retention and leaves some nice lacing

S: Very hoppy up front with some malts to back it up. Hops are earthy and slightly citrusy

T: Not as hoppy as the nose, but it's very well balanced between malts and hops. First you get balance, then some alcohol, and then it finishes with an intense bitterness that lasts for quite a while after taking a sip

M: Medium-full body with moderate carbonation. Nothing to write home about, though

O: A nice stab at the style by SA, but it doesn't have any memorable characteristics that differentiate it from the pack. Just another DIPA in a sea of DIPAs

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

22oz bottle. Pours a translucent ruby mahogany color with over an inch of frothy head. Tons of lacing. Really nice aroma. Tropical fruits, citrus, a hint of pine and maybe a bit of sweet bubble gum. Taste is a nice bitter flavor. Pine,citrus and grapefruit. Really resinous with a dry mouthfeel. Oily. Floral hops towards the end. Im pretty impressed with this offering. Sam Adams has made a good Imperial IPA right here. Overall, seek this one out.

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Photo of chickenflea
3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle in specialty 12-pack. Dark copper pour with a thin off-white white head that leaves plenty of sticky lacing. Fresh, piney aroma. Sticky grapefruit bitter flavor with plenty of caramel sweetness to balance it out. Finishes with fresh dandelions. Other fruits make an appearance - some nectarines and pears Some redskin peanut in the back end. Rich, sticky mouthfeel. Like this a lot. BBC really seems to be hitting the mark with solid and affordable beers. Well done.

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

Coppery/bronze in color. Real fuzzy and sticky lacing on down the glass. Very floral and aromatic hop wise. Good sized hop bite with a really strong hop flavor. Plenty of caramel malt in the back to hold it all together. Plenty of residual sweetness going on. Long lingering hop bitterness as well. Very full mouthfeel. A nice double IPA for sure. Rather ordinary in spots but then again it is Sam Adams. I quite liked this one.

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Photo of brentk56
3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a very hazy copper color capped by an inch or so of foam; a few shards of lacing are left behind

Smell: Toffee and tropical fruit (guava, papaya and grapefruit)

Taste: Toffee and the tropical fruit flavors from the aroma, up front, with growing bitterness in the middle; after the swallow, the toffee and tropical fruit flavors balance each other out through the finish; there is some residual honey sweetness that lingers

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation; surprisingly creamy

Overall: I think this beer is misunderstood by many reviewers who are disappointed that it is not a West Coast style DIPA; my view is that this is an American take on a traditional English IPA beer that is able to withstand the long voyage - thinking of it that way; there is a nice malt/hop combination that can withstand the passage of time in a way that is complementary (unlike the West Coast DIPA that withers on the vine after a few months)

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Photo of titosupertramp
3.96/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark honey in color with large off-white head. Lots of spotty lacing and a frothy film...tons of larges bubbles.

S: Pine resin and bitter citrus, grapefruit hops. They're balanced out by sweet, caramel malts.

T: Pine resin is present throughout the taste. Orange, grapefruit citrus hops with caramel, bready malts. Also has an almost bubblegum like flavor...not sure what to attribute that to. Pretty tasty beer.

M: Full and creamy...almost a 5.0.

O: I've never been a big fan of any IPA from Sam Adams before, but this is good. I may not buy this again, but it's left me with a favorable opinion. Would recommend to other IPA fans.

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Photo of stephens101
3.96/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Has a big, thick and clingy tan head with bubbles popping above the rim. Shiny brass in color.

Oily hops flow out of the pour. Caramel and notes of orange as well.

Sweet to the tongue with herbal hops and a bit of orange peel.

Medium bodied. Not a hop nuke or bunker buster but a precisely aimed missile that hits right on target.

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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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