adamjackson (1750) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 22, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Picked this up in a trade. Batch No. 1 and poured into a pint glass at cellar temperature.
A - 3-Finger head, deep golden to golden brown appearance with tons of bubbles. Looks a lot like a brown sparkling water.
S - Tons of piney and grapefruit. Standard DIPA scent and the cascade hops have this resinous scent thatís so classic to cascade hopped IPAs. Smells terrific.
T - Intense citrus and pine roll over my tongue and leave tingling affects. Itís pretty great how the taste travels across the palette. When thatís done, super sweet honey and cane syrup come by to pick up the slack.
M - Medium bodied, 90% carbonation on a mouth swish. Linger is a lot of resin and astringency from the hops.
O - This is a great IPA. I didnít think Sam Adams had it in them but this is on par with the standard east coast IPA.
DCLawyer (1155) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber->SA. Very murky deep orange with big frothy offwhite head. A: strong citrus and floral hops, fruit, wet hay. T: caramel malt, citrus hops, spice. ~AP. Chewy, dense, bittersweet. Aftertaste is off-puttingly sweet.
Chadski4 (28) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted in summer of 2013. Good taste and palate but felt the aroma could have been stronger.
TBone (11282) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @Bukowski, Boston
Clear deep amber-copper color, good creamy off-white head. Grainy-hoppy aroma, lots of citrus. Medium-bodied. Some fruityness. Hops tasted first like German! Then pine, lemon. Interesting hop profile.
GarrettB (844) - La Jolla, California, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
January 25th, 2012 - Boston Beer Companyís Third Voyage is a cleverly designed and marketed take on the often mistaken history of the IPA. For this brew, the IPA is cooked up with hops, and each variety originates in a destination visited by Cook himself: New Zealand, England and the Pacific Northwest. However it is made, and whatever this trio of hops does to the flavor, the final product is a taste thatís veritably packed with sunshine and acidity. Imagine the usual sweet and hoppy heavy notes of a double IPA, but decorated with ample touches of lemon and dry orange pith. These wreaths of citrus donít overpower either - the medley of flavors is mild, and mix well, almost like ponzu sauce, or the dipping sauce often served with gyoza. Itís distinctive and tangy, but restrained and delicious.
stevoj (1336) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent double from a 22oz. bomber. Hazy copper color with robust , creamy head, sides of glass are coated with head residue. Hops and malt vie equally for the aroma, and taste is sharply bitter, hints of citrus and caramel , and mouthfeel is velvety smooth. Way to go Sam!
PhilJackson80 (173) - Oklahoma, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz Bomber. The beer has strong malt flavor for a double IPA with resin & some alcohol flavors to it. Too much malt flavor in it for me. Overall an average DIPA to me.
Pyrmir (2420) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from bomber @sbwf13. Golden orange with off white head. Aroma has sweet caramel, citrus, grapefruit, orange, flowers and sharp herby notes. Taste is sweet, caramel, toffee, earth, citrus, resin and herbs.
rmussman (1586) - California, USA - OCT 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really nice ipa sampled from a Costco mixed set. Really hoppy and smooth on the mouth. Nice brew
sharkbcr (86) - Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color is a deep amber with a minimal white head. Faint malt aroma. Taste is mostly malts and alcohol with a slight hop finish. Mostly earthy tasting. Not much to get excited about.
SpongeRuiner (423) - Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Donít remember this one too much. Transferring rating from Beer Advocate. Thanks to HisBoyElroy for the split.