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 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. 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 i’ve had, but still good BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice hops aroma and flavor. Earthy like malt and good bitter finish this was a very nice Double IPA. Good to see Sam Adams brewing some new special brews. jcr (2705) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 15, 2012
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 (374) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2012
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 (3697) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 12, 2012
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 there’s really nothing else happening at this point. Perhaps a little spiciness. Don’t 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
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 (11600) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2012
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 (1239) - Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2012
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 (1982) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2012
nice orange amber pour, good beige foam. nose is sweet with citrus, lovely nose. flavor is biscuit, malt citrus, some resin. nice beer but didn’t feel like a Double IPA. tasted to me like a regular ipa, nothing imperial her except the alcohol.