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. mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Wow impressive. Please please let it warn before you drink it. This thing really explodes when it warms. The head and lace were a pleasure to look at. Bitter, honey, malt. Nice color. If you like bitter this has it. Damn good. resinous nose slick texture bitter with some malt sweetness big earthiness and full of bold character The sweetness and bitterness interplay is epic! This renews my faith in hoppy beers. Really really good. AndyW68 (1541) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Crystal clear amber pour with thick off white head. Aroma is complex. Orange, lemon zest, grass and dough. I would buy a candle that smells like this. Taste is a hoppy and sweet version of the aroma. The balance is a little sweet of the front end, and end with a lingering bitter. The mouth feel is perfect and creamy. 4.7 or 4.8 was a toss up. maltdog (626) - New Mexico, USA - JAN 4, 2012
Dense ecru foam floats atop clear teak beer. A lavishly resinous nose spotlights grapefruit-orange, herbal and grassy scents... notably more enthralling than Cascade’s normal one-note solo. Flavorwise, a spicy slap of Fruit Loops hops fades to a kiss of silky malt, the intensity of which compares to barleywine or Scotch ale. Sensually smooth and slick buxom body, and the bracing bittersweet finish shifts to a manly bitter/caramel aftertaste and smoldering ethanol elan. ’Though I would prefer more ellubient carbonation and less oppressive caramel, this rates as a champion among ales. Maltmisjonen (29) - - FEB 23, 2014
This is batch 1.
I’m awed. A perfectly balanced DIPA. Lovely hop aroma of grapefruit and spice. Lovely malt backbone with a perfect bitterness.
pjwalsh2 (87) - Palos Park, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2011
1. Look – A very clear medium amber color Double IPA with a large off white head.
2. Sniff – It has a very big citrus and almost fruity aroma.
3. Sip – This medium bodied ale is extremely tasty. It is a well balanced Double IPA that is bursting with flavor from start to finish. It has a citrusy taste followed by a grapefruit finish that is somewhat dry.
4. Another Look – This is dark amber color Double IPA looks great and has awesome lacing.
5. Evaluate – Overall, this is a well crafted Double IPA that is a perfect balance of malt and hops. It is somewhat easier drinking than other Double IPAs with is caramel notes that are well balanced with a mild bitter grapefruit finish. I would recommend this Double IPA and Sam Adam fans. It is full of flavor with all the hops Double IPA drinkers are seeking.
MaBeer1972 (2041) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 2, 2011
A light clear amber with a HUGE hop aroma. OMG - smells like a hop field. Quite nice. A big frothy head goes to lacing in the glass. Flavor is wonderfully malty with a big spruce-spice-floral thing happening. Not overly sweet like many DIPAs. Finish is complex roasty-sweet-bitter. Great effort from Sam Adams! rajendra82 (1078) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - DEC 3, 2011
The color of the beer was deep orange, and the body was clear. There was a lot of foam giving a three to four finger thick head that lived for a long time. The aroma very hoptastic, with a pine resin and floral assault on the nose. The taste was actually quite well balanced between grapefruit rind bitterness, and rock candy sweetness. Mouthfeel was creamy, and the finish was chalky and dry. The aftertaste was quite prolonged and alternated between bitter and sweet. A simple well built Double IPA, just as expected from the fine folks at Sam Adams. 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. mkel07 (5847) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2012
650ml bottle. One for the hop heads and a celebration of hops. A big piney, citrus hop explosion in the nose with a great flavour in the mouth - caramel and fruit mixed together. One of Sam Adams finest.