Beer: Samuel Adams Third Voyage
Brewery: The Boston Beer Company
Style: Double IPA
Serving Style: Bottle
Glassware: Drinking glass
Primary Consumer: Kerensa
Sight: Medium amber, with a clear body and frothy beige head.
Smell: Citrusy, just like pineapple candy, with notes of pine and a little grass.
Flavor: Bitter hops, with a strong pineapple taste…is this a pineapple ale? Also a little piny and a tad biscuity. The aftertaste is one part liquor and three parts bitter, and also a rich malt caramel.
Feel: You can feel the ABV via a warm sensation. Thin-to-medium mouthfeel, a tad oily, medium carbonation.
Concluding Remark: Sam Adams’s Third Voyage Double IPA is like an alcoholic, sour, tropical citrus fruit juice. Not quite enough of an explosive hop profile that you would want from a Double IPA, but one of the better Sam Adams Hopology IPAs!
(Check out the review for Sam’s Grumpy Monk, reviewed earlier this month; and check back for a few others before month’s end!)