jcr (2220) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle. Light amber body with a frothy, off-white head, slowly diminishing. Aroma of fresh hops, grapefruit, pine, toasted grain and caramel. The flavor is moderately sweet and moderately bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and moderately to heavily bitter. Medium body, velvety texture and moderate carbonation. Lots of hop flavor: grapefruit rind, orange, raw hop. Not a complete hop bomb, but close. Enjoyable.
coolfunnj (323) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
aroma of floral hops,piney-ness,yeast,bit of funky fruitiness and light nutty/caramel malt..clear orange amber color off white head good lacing..taste..hard to describe..except i made a face..chalky,oddly sweet and yeasty,i guess theres hops involved and strangely they come out a bit more as it warms otherwise light ..weird unpleasant aftertaste almost as strong as the original flavor..could use more carbonation back to the drawing board sammy buff up the hops and clean up the funk
DYCSoccer17 (3334) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 12, 2012
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz bottle purchased at BevMo in Natomas. Batch #1. Poured into Sam Adams glass. The aroma on this is far from a typical IIPA and very subdued. Scant herbal and dusty stale hops are present, but thereís really nothing else happening at this point. Perhaps a little spiciness. Donít detect aby of the advertised Simcoe. Pretty lame. Transparent copper body with a strong, frothy, off-yellow head that leaves good lacing behind. Starts pretty earthy and herbal in terms of hoppiness. This becomes a little sweet and sticky in the middle with some caramel and honey notes. I also get the proprietary weird musty Sam Adams yeast flavors present. Finishes with some lightly spicy and more herbal hop flavors and moderate bitterness. To me, this almost tastes more like an English Strong Pale Ale, than an IIPA.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle - Batch 1.
Deep orange brew with a good amount of white head. Nose of citrus, caramel malt, pine, and earth. Good amount of bitterness - caramel, orange, and pine.
deyholla (6755) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear sap hued gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has some pine and resin with a stong backing sweet bread and caramel note. Flavor begins with bitter pine and has strong underlying notes of sweet bread and grains.
SPDickerman (982) - Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours auburn orange with some white fizz. Smells floral with some citrus notes. Tastes very bitter with some malt sweetness. Full-bodied with a slick texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Samuel Adams Third Voyage finishes with some lasting bitterness.
tomthompson89 (1903) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
nice orange amber pour, good beige foam. nose is sweet with citrus, lovely nose. flavor is biscuit, malt citrus, some resin. nice beer but didnít feel like a Double IPA. tasted to me like a regular ipa, nothing imperial her except the alcohol.
superspak (2712) - Michigan, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle into snifter glass. Pours crystal clear reddish orange color with a nice 2-3 finger dense light khaki head with great retention that reduces to a cap. Some spotty lacing on the glass as well. Aromas of orange, grapefruit, floral, caramel, pine, herbal, biscuit, honey, and a bit of booze. Some nice and fairly well balanced aromas. Taste of big orange peel, grapefruit, caramel, honey, pine, herbal, biscuit, spices, and a bit of tropical fruit. Good amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, caramel, honey, and herbal spice on the finish for a bit. Great overall balance of flavor and bitterness in this; not over the top like some DIPAs. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a fairly creamy and slightly slick mouthfeel. Very easy to drink for being 8%; and the alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming after the finish. Overall this is a very straightforward and balanced DIPA offering from Sam Adams. Very enjoyable and drinkable; with some big citrus flavor.
Ibrew2or3 (6998) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 7, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Half liter bottle pours a nice clear deep copper with full light tan head. The aroma offers up some pine hops, grapefruit hops, resiny grassy notes and some booziness around the edges. The taste is full somewhat harsh booze and bitter hops that seem just right for the style. I get malt sweetened pine hops, pine bitterness, some grapefruit and resiny grassiness. This is a pretty good IIPA where some light sugary malt notes are noticed from time to time.
rxeight (1377) - Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2012 copper orange red color. Piney hops smell. very bitter piney hop taste. Itís a pretty solid IPA. If you are a hop head, you would enjoy this.
My complaint about this beer is that it really doesnt cut it as an double IPA. If this was a standard IPA for 8 to10 bucks a 6 pack I would be impressed and put it up there with two hearted and stone IPA. But for 8 bucks a bomber I exprect a little more.