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RATINGS: 503   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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This unique double IPA takes the styleís origins a step further. IPAs were born out of making an ale that could sustain a long voyage. For our take, we were inspired by the indomitable Capt. James Cook whose 3rd voyage made him the first to navigate a treacherous route from England to New Zealand to the Pacific Northwest. Using Cascade hops from each of these regions we created a brew thatís citrusy, earthy and full of bold character.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JDBaker11058 (1896) - Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2012
Appearance: pinkish orange with a rich, near-white head and generous lace rings. Aroma: very citrusy, with notes of lemon, a little grass, and sweet caramel. Taste: starts sweet and syrupy with notes of caramel, then a steady wave of grapefruit, resinous pine, and dry earth cascade in. Finish: smoothly bitter and increasingly dry. Notes: Smooth and easy-drinking for a DIPA. Not my favorite style, but it was relatively balanced. The first sip seemed almost like a light barleywine it was so sweet, but then the hops crashed in.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2012
Great big beer from Sam. Screaming with hoppy aroma instantly makes you want to drink it. Sticky sweet and abrasive bitterness really go down well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - JAN 25, 2012
22oz. bottle. Floral, citric aroma, fruity and gently sweet with notes of toasted malt, grapefruit, pine and a touch of caramel. Mostly clear medium copper color, head is off-white, foamy, uneven and lasting. Flavor profile is lightly sweet, sugary and fruity to start, more caramel and malt toast here, then turning more towards the hoppy spectrum, with citrus pine and spice characteristics, and finishing with a moderate dosage of hop bitterness, some faint earthiness late. Heavily malted and hopped, but the dark, toasty, sweet malts are winning out at this point in time, and the overall impression is semi-dry. Creamy and smooth on the palate with a full body. Sort of an English style Double IPA?

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Pour is a translucent mahogany color with a huge bone white head. Nose is of all kinds of hops, mainly the pine kind, nothing surprising for a IIPA. Taste is rather lackluster considering everything before it hits the tongue. Nothing all to special, though a the taste of a normal IPA @8%.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2012
This is probably the best of the "experimental" series (the rest of which I feel are even more mediocre than this beer). I donít know about you, but once you release to the public itís no longer experimental. This was intentional. Iíll give it this: it looks like a double IPA, with a little red in the color. It looks and smells sweet and syrupy, no doubt dosed with a healthy share of crystal malts. The flavor is very caramel-like with a thin finish. The hop presence is pretty mellow and earthy, not as edgy and piney as the brewer boasts. Nothing new, definitely nothing that stands out. As with alot of other Sam Adams beers, I expect more from the brewery, even though itís rare that they impress me. The only benefit in this beer: 8% ABV is more than 7% ABV. Worth it if itís your only option - otherwise Iíd pick something else.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BucannonXC5 (1411) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Color was caramel amber. About an inch of good-looking head. Nice white bubbly lacing spread out fairly equally. Even film on the sides. Smelled of citrus hops. Tangerine and orange seemed to come out on top. Smelled pretty damn good. Citrus hops right away on the taste. More grapefruit than the nose, but orange and tangerine are still around. Bitter finish. Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Bitter finish. Really liked this beer. So good, so smooth. Not too much to complain about.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Bottle and served in Bells tulip: Pours a violent huge head that faded almost as quickly as it builds. Beautiful coppery hue and very nice lacework upon the glassware. The aroma has notes of citric, resiny, and leafy hops with lots of biscuit and caramel malt notes. Some peppery and clove esters as well, slight butterscotch and band-aid too. While the taste does very much display the hops and malt it seems a tad too restrained for my liking. Plenty boozy and aggressive enough bit that harshness sort of runs counter-intuitive to the malt and hop attempt at balance. Not that this is a bad beer by any mean, it just seems to miss the mark slightly. The mouth feel is part aggressive and sharp, part oily and lush, with a large alcohol and metallic note. Truly a middle of the road DIPA that with Boston Beer Companyís deep pockets could have and should have been so much more.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kjohns (131) - North Dakota, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Clear reddish-brown pour with light off-white head. Aroma of pine and floral. No real maltiness to speak of in either the aroma or taste. Taste was mainly piney hops with a little sweetness. Doesnít hide the ABV very well, a bit too much alcohol coming through on the taste for me. Not one that Iíd pick up again.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2012
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 thatís grassy and juicy. Sweet caramel is detected. Itís smooth, creamy and full bodied. The finish is a little dry, chewy and a touch gritty. Itís 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 thereís such a thing.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - JAN 16, 2012
bottled. pours brown amber, with a frothy light tan head. aromas of spruce grain and caramel. a load of bitterness. medium bodied soft and thick. a strong astringent finish of heavy pine tar. not as much balance as other double ipa iíve had, but still good


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