Narnad (1374) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a red color with a towering, creamy, off-white head and a modest amount of carbonation present. Aroma has a strong pine nose with some mild citrus notes and not much else. Tasting the brew, my fist sip had a strong caramel corn initially and then moves into a strong pine and overall bitter profile. Late in the tasting, a modest amount of toasted malt sneaks in with a strong caramel malt sweetness to finish it off. The hops as a whole stick to your tongue from start to way after the finish. Body feels full and creamy from the fine carbonation rate of the brew. Overall a pretty good brew. Hops is a tad bit on the hefty side but the body of the beer held the flavors very well.
harrymel (855) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
2.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Batch No.1 (Oct, 2011?)
A: Amber with a finger of yellow foam which falls slowly to a sheet of the same. Near web lace and excellent clarity.
S: Citrus, grapefruit, hints of resin, some bubble gum tones are all bolstered by a caramel malt backbone.
T: Flavor is all malt. Tastes like a bittered SA Boston Lager. Fail.
M: Thin on moderate body for the style with medium carb and a semi dry finish.
O: Well, looks and smells nice, but the flavor lets this beer down too far to be respectable. Too bad. I actually bet this beer would age well.
Serving type: bottle
DedicatedToFun (1595) - SoCal, California, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Overall good strong double ipa, definitely enjoyed, bevmo all the way for a nice ipa
DCLawyer (1168) - 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 (31) - 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 (11378) - 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 (850) - 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 (1351) - 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 (180) - 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 (2432) - 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 (1587) - 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