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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
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:
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Added by ReelBigwigFish on 10-26-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,358
Reviews:
335
Ratings:
1,012
pDev:
14.01%
Bros Score:
3.5
 
 
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17
Gots:
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Ratings: 1,012 |  Reviews: 335
Photo of Tilley4
4.45/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was psyched to see this beer arrive at my local bottle shop... We usually don't get the limited SA releases here...

Surprisingly dark with some reddish tinges, this DIPA from SA brings an assault of hops to the nose... Citrusy and grapefruity in nature, I'm a little take aback at the sheer hoppiness on the nose, especially after reading some earlier reviews... Its pungent and sticky and dank.. What? Yep, I said it... Smells awesome...

Wave after wave of unrelenting hoppiness punish the palate with each sip and have me on a hop-high in a short amount of time... I'm shocked at how juicy and crisp this is and I've a good mind to contact the folks at Sam Adams and ask them why the hell they haven't been making this beer all along... I'm enjoying the hell out of this... Long slow bitter finish with a tinge of sweetness from the malts...

One of the more enjoyable brews I've had in a while actually... I loved this beer... It reminded me of SN Celebration Ale at times...

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Photo of nukem5
4.42/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this in the Hop-tology sampler case and I thought it was the best of the bunch.Triple cascade hops indeed!

A: Ours a great looking amber color with a nice foamy cap and some big lacing down glass. This really looks appetizing and delicious ... yummy.

S: Aroma is a big ol' kick to the head, the cascade hops are very inviting and then on second smell you get some of the sweet roasty malts that help make this one a great drinking experience.

T: Sip...Great citrusy punch with a good base malt to steer to the next...Sip...caramels and earthy...Sip... I bet you wish you had one right now if your reading this...Sip... Taste is well balanced and a lots of flavors mixing well.

M: Mouthfeel is a medium bodied with a great carbonation level not to bubbly but enough to cleanse the palate for the next sip to soak into the tongue. I had this with a nice crisp garden salad.

O: Overall I will definitely buy this again ...please make this available for case purchases... thanks to all at Boston Beer Co.

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Photo of BmoreBeerGuy
4.42/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. No freshness date.

A: Poured a dark copper color with decent head more tan than white. Nice laciness remained as head dissolved.

S: Very earthy, dry hopping clearly added strong pine scent. Slight notes of citrus though the earthiness definitely takes over. Could smell this beer all day long.

T: First sips seemed a little too strong with the pine/grass flavor but was eventually balanced nicely with caramel malt and a little citrus hoppiness. Finish is excellent with very nice piney hop flavor lasting well after the final sip. Definitely need to enjoy hops to drink this one.

M: Medium bodied with a about average carbonation. About what you'd expect.

O: I was a little skeptical going into this one but was pleasantly surprised. Delicious earthy hops start with the aroma and follow through with every sip. The best offering I've tasted from Boston Beer Co.

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Photo of rajendra82
4.42/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The color of the beer was deep orange, and the body was clear. There was a lot of foam giving a three to four finger thick head that lived for a long time. The aroma very hoptastic, with a pine resin and floral assault on the nose. The taste was actually quite well balanced between grapefruit rind bitterness, and rock candy sweetness. Mouthfeel was creamy, and the finish was chalky and dry. The aftertaste was quite prolonged and alternated between bitter and sweet. A simple well built Double IPA, just as expected from the fine folks at Sam Adams.

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Photo of SawDog505
4.41/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into 13 oz tulip. Pours a bright ruby, with a one inch off white head, nice looking lacing. Smell is citrus, pine, and a little breadyness. Taste is all of those, with a bitter grapefruit finish that surprises you. Body is nice, but different than most DIPA's. Plenty of carbonation. This drinks and looks more like a hoppy strong ale. I had know idea this beer was coming, so glad I bought 3 of them. Impressed and $5.99 is a solid price.

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Photo of rjvanston
4.39/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jsh420
4.38/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours bright clear copper with a 1+ finger off white head that had good retention and left lacing all down the glass

smells of grapefruit pine hop and candy bubble gum malt

taste is very solid - one of the best SA offerings - again pine hop resin grapefruit carmal english pale malt

mouthfeel is a very smooth and creamy medium body with decent carbonation

overall this a crazy drinkable dipa that i would buy again

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Photo of PaulStoneAnchor
4.38/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a burnt caramel color with a rich foam head. The foam slowly dies down and turns into a great lacing.

S: Sweet Caramel, Candied Citrus, Tangerine, Grapefruit

T: Some pine, grapefruit, burnt caramel, tangerine, and some light lemony notes

M: Rich, Thick with a medium low carbonation

O: Very Tasty!! I was very surprised. This beer hits all of my favorite flavors in one; sweet caramel, lots of grapefruit, tangerine, and some pine resin. This was definitely worth the price I paid for it. I will definitely buy some more before it runs out.

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Photo of Bierman9
4.38/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I bought this 22oz bottle the other day at The Beer Store ($5.99) and will now enjoy it while watching some NFL football... This batch #1 has an interesting blurb on the label about Capt. Cook and Cascade hops.

My nonic is now filled with a clear, deep copper-hued liquid. Carbo is sparse, and moves in slow-motion towards the surface. Up top sits a fine, thin creamy layer of off-white bubbles, and lacing is plentiful. Aroma displays plenty of citrus, along with a good amount of rindyness. Feel is very low on the prickle level and fairly high on smoothness, along with a medium-plus body.

I wasn't expecting as much malt as I'm finding here. A healthy dose of caramel malt, with a smidge of honey, layers the palate with some nice sweetness. That is soon offset by a more-than-healthy dose of lupulins. The citrus is plentiful, with resiny, piney, earthy hops coating the tongue and lingering long after the liquid has vacated the premises. I'm really liking this one, and the $5.99 price is very reasonable for a solid DIPA. Prosit!!

4.4 rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Photo of schoolboy
4.36/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a nice doulbe IPA. It's strong tasting. Bitter. And on top of that, creamy. It is near perfect in the glass. No, make that perfect.

The aroma is strong, but it could be stronger. If it had a better aromatic character it would be perfect. As it is, I just had the most pleasurable burp!

This really is a nice brew and I would buy it again if it were more economical. As it is, it's a very nice treat.

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Photo of Gehrig
4.36/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The second of the three Sam Adams bomber (22 oz.) bombers I have sampled, Third Voyage is named for James Cook's voyage from England to New Zealand to the Pacific Northwest. Accordingly, there are Cascade hops from each of these regions which, combined with the dense, delicious malt structure, make a terrific DIPA.

Two fingers of white froth top a clear orange-amber body with golden trim. Dense lacing on the Duvel tulip, and a sound head duration, make this a beautiful beer to behold. Good sweet smells, with ample citrus (grapefruit and orange) with perhaps a hint of cherry, and lots of biscuit and caramel malt.

While Third Voyage is a remarkably well-balanced DIPA, the Cascade and Simcoe Hops make this hop-forward DIPA a real treat. Loads of grapefruit, tangerine, and orange rind, with some grassy notes, very sweet all around, with a bite in the finish. The malt character is solid, smooth, and rich with biscuit and caramel malt. The honey malt combines adroitly with the sweet hop flavor to make for an almost candied taste; superb.

Good texture, with the malt making it a bit more smooth than the grit I was hoping for. However, Third Voyage maintains sufficient DIPA characteristics, even in the mouthfeel, to satisfy hop lovers--more hop flavor than hop texture on the tongue, Third Voyage is an excellent DIPA. Shy of more hop grit, this is about the kind of DIPA I was hoping Sam Adams would produce, and Third Voyage should be a regular offering. This was simply superb, a full-bodied, very flavorful DIPA that one ought not miss. Unequivocally recommended. Cheers.

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Photo of CaptJackHarkness
4.36/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the Small Batch Collection.

Grapefruit/lemon aroma. Pours deep copper body with large beige head. Head retention was substantial followed by a generous lacing of the glass. Taste is citrus, grapefruit upfront. Bread and slightly sour notes with a boozy finish. A very good sipping beer!

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Photo of yesyouam
4.36/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Samuel Adams Third Voyage is a very clear, dense copper ale with a thick, bubbly, pale yellow foam that has outstanding retention. It has a fresh, hoppy aroma that's grassy and juicy. Sweet caramel is detected. It's smooth, creamy and full bodied. The finish is a little dry, chewy and a touch gritty. It's pretty sweet from start to finish. The bitterness is there, but the malt takes all the edge off of that. It kind of tastes like... a caramel coated lime. The aftertaste is pretty much straight grapefruit. This tastes nice. This seems like a dessert IPA, if there's such a thing.

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Photo of MrHurmateeowish
4.33/5  rDev +19%
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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Photo of RonfromJersey
4.33/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

$6.49 bomber from Bourbon Street, Greenwich.

Shiny deep copper body, excellent clarity, topped by five fingers of off-white micro-bubbly foam. Good lacing.

Aroma is heavy with grapefruit, with a solid pine undercurrent.

Strong solid caramel foundation. Big bursts of juicy fruit. Grapefruit, orange. Big bitter bite at the swallow. More fruit in the afterglow.

Big slick mouthfeel delivers a solid load.

A tasty DIPA, worthy of at least one bottle, and maybe three.

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Photo of JMScowcroft
4.29/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Sam Adams - Third Voyage Double IPA - 1pt 6fl oz bottle

I will say first off that I am not usually overly impressed with Sam Adams, they have been hit-or-miss in the past with me.

Look - Pours caramel with a slight reddish hue. Hearty, foamy head. Slightly filtered, no noticeable carbonation.

Smell - Smooth hops smell, slight hint of caramel.

Taste - Caramel sweetness followed by a wave of smooth hops, just like it smells. Ends a bit on the bitter side, citrus.

Mouthfeel - Not overwhelming, drinkable for sure, the initial taste beats the aftertaste here.

Overall - Pleasantly surprised with this Sam Adams brew.

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Photo of LeffeHanded
4.27/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Overall a great tasting double IPA from Sam Adams.

This offering from Sam Adams settles with a light head, which gives way to a light ring around the glass within a minute or so. The color is a bit dark for an IPA, reminiscent of Southern Tier’s Unearthly. A light citrusy hop aroma is apparent in the nose, not quite as strong as a traditional west coast IPA, but pleasant none the less. The beer tastes well balanced, with malt sweetness evident up front and the hop character winning in the end as expected. This double IPA tastes a bit stronger than the ABV rating suggests, 8.0, with an alcohol warming light hoppy and syrupy mouth feel, followed by a hoppy finish that’s not too bitter. I’d give it a 7 out of 10 on the smoothness scale. One aspect I particularly enjoyed was this is one of the few in Boston Beer Company’s line-up that does not immediately taste like a Sam Adams. I enjoy many Sam Adams beers, but they all seem to have a similar taste profile, a palate predictability if you will…regardless of style, which in my opinion detracts from their beers to a degree. In a blind taste test I would not have guessed this was from Sam Adams.

Overall I would recommend the voyage to your local off license or favorite watering hole to give this limited release a try. A similar tasting double IPA is Long Trail’s double IPA.

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Photo of juicebox
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of briandaube
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of tweezer159
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of Spaz7
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of BellsFan
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of pathman
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of Casey10
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Wow great little double IPA from Sam Adams. Because of the distibution of might get a lot more new comers to try this style. That being said not bad at all.

Dark looking lots of lacing smell has a nice citrusy dark pine going for it as well.

Mouthfeel is more of the same as ot sticks with you and overall a really awesome DIPA for the masses as I think many will get to try this and like it.

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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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