Monday, October 3, 2011

Samuel Adams Third Voyage Double IPA

The second beer I was able to try by attending the Samuel Adams beer tasting was the Third Voyage, a Double IPA. The beer pours a copper color with a frothy cream colored head. The aroma is bitter with some grapefruit, lemon, and the smells of funky gym socks. The taste is bitter and dry with grapefruit arriving at the forefront. There is a bit of hop oils in this beer as well that stick around before the peppery finish. The beer combines Cascade hops from England, New Zealand, and the Pacific Northwest. The alcohol content is is not available online, but I would estimate it to be about 8.5% ABV. This was a decent, but not great, Double IPA. IT was more bitter and buttery than citrus, and was my least favorite of the four beers I tried at the tasting.

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