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Full Throttle Double IPA - Sebago Brewing Company

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87
very good

170 Ratings
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Ratings: 170
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sebago Brewing Company visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.40% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
Big juicy American hops burst from this unfiltered deep amber ale. The caramel sweetness takes a backseat only to the abundance of citrusy, piney flavors and aromas. Dominated by Cascade, Centennial, Chinook and Falconer's Flight hops, our double IPA has been dry-hopped for over a month.

85 IBU

(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 01-07-2009)
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Soozy

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I drank this out of a snifter, so the color might be a bit skewed.

A - Dark amber with reddish hues. This almost has the color of a barleywine.

S - An overwhelming amount of tropical fruit. I'm actually picking up a lot of mango and pineapple. Some malt carries through as well.

T - The rich crystal malt backbone of this IPA is coupled with the harsh bitterness of the hops. Again, tropical fruit notes right before the bite of the hops hits your tongue. There's just enough bitterness to balance it, and you get a hint of caramel and chocolate notes. This isn't the standard DIPA super bitter/hoppy beer that you expect when you hear DIPA. It's well balanced with the hops being the highlight of the beer.

M - Lightly carbonated. Again, I keep coming back to comparing this to a Barleywine. The alcohol is present as it warms, but is fairly well-hidden.

Overall, this is a great beer. I think it'd be interesting to cut down the IBUs and turn this into more of an American Strong Ale. The bitterness from the hops takes a little away from the malt characteristics.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2011 02:10:03 | More by Soozy
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Full Throttle Double IPA from Sebago Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 170 ratings.