Full Throttle Double IPA - Sebago Brewing Company
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3.84/5 rDev -0.8%
Sebago Brewing Company - Full Throttle Double IPA, poured into a DFH Spiegelau IPA glass.
Look - Pours a hazy deep rich copper amber with a slight ruby hue and one hell of a foamy head that retains quite well. Exceptional lacing.
Smell - Deep dank citrus and bitter pine blended well with heavy caramel malts.
Taste - Sweet malts with a carbonated snap and a nice citrus overlay that eases into bitter pine. Advertisement states that the malts don't take center stage, but they do.
Mouthfeel - Oily and sticky for sure, malt bomb. Big and boozy warm. Medium to almost heavy body. Decent drinkability.
Overall - Malt bomb makes for a sad DIPA to most hop heads. This isn't bad, but it isn't really good either. Don't recommend if you are looking for that clean hop experience.
08-08-2013 13:21:37 | More by JMScowcroft
3.84/5 rDev -0.8%
Hazy golden amber color, two finger white head in imperial pint glass. Lacing is textbook.
Aromas are of sweet malt: you can sense it before you taste it. Hops are present but this acts like an English IPA, where malts are the star of the show by and large.
Taste is sweet cotton candy malts, minimal hop infusion overshadowed by the maltiness here.
The yeast strain is prominent in the aftertaste as well. Not my favorite combination of flavors though not unpalatable. Reminds me of a German brew that features sugar as an ingredient.
Mouthfeel is rich and medium heavy, carbonation decent.
Finding many of the "American" IPA/IIPA are more in the English tradition but rarely if ever are advertised as such. The malt bill is tall and the yeast interplay makes this a disappointing American IIPA if you are out for a tropical sensation. Reasonably drinkable and eminently forgettable, Full Throttle IIPA falls short in the hop department while delivering a sweet malt bomb for those that crave that attribute.
05-14-2013 05:24:31 | More by Hendry
4.21/5 rDev +8.8%
Thanks to KalH for sending me this one! Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a CCB pint glass.
A: Light copper color, big fluffy white head. Moderate haze and carbonation.
S: Resiny citrus, pine, tropical fruit and some dank herbal hops. Sweet cracker malt in the background, but there isn't much malt for a DIPA. Nice aroma.
T: A really enjoyable hop profile here. Dank, citrus, resin, pine...plus more of the light cracker malt than I expected from the smell. There is some malt sweetness but I don't get a big caramel flavor. Some spice plus the resin hoppiness lasts into the swallow and the hang. Not overly bitter by any stretch. EDIT - as it warms some through the drink, a bit more caramel malt flavor comes through, but not to the point of dominance.
M: Medium to a little light-bodied for the style, but it doesn't detract. Sticky mouthfeel. Medium alcohol presence. Good carbonation.
O: This is good. It's kind of a light-weight for the style in terms of OG, mouthfeel and flat-out hop dominance, but I still think it's classified appropriately. The relative paucity of caramel flavor in the malts gives it a leg up in my book compared to many (most?) other American IIPAs. Really enjoyable, and I would definitely pick a sixer up if it were available around here. Recommended.
05-10-2013 01:06:40 | More by macrosmatic
4.06/5 rDev +4.9%
A) Pours with a big, white head that takes a bit to settle. Sticky big bubble lacing. Hazy bronze colored body.
S) Robust hop aroma. Piney. Subtle citrus.
T) Hop bite from the beginning to the end. Hops are the dominate feature. The malts mix in and give some balance. Linger hop bitterness in the aftertaste and beyond. Piney. Peppery. Leafy. Subtle buttery caramel. Some alcohol in the finish.
M) Medium body. Dry. Some noticeable warmth from the alcohol. Tannic.
O) A decent double IPA. It could use a bit more malts to smooth out the hop rigidity.
04-10-2013 00:01:27 | More by u2carew
3.96/5 rDev +2.3%
12 oz bottle was poured into a tulip.
Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced and left a thin layer of foam with some lacing. It is a hazy pale orange color with slow moving bubbles coming up through the glass.
Smell: Caramel malts, orange marmalade, bready, citrus, and pine.
Taste: Ooohhh, that's nice. Caramel malts balance with pine and citrus. Some lingering tingling bitterness in the end.
Mouthfeel: A little dry, creamy smooth, low to medium carbonation, and medium to full bodied.
Overall: Solid beer and the alcohol isn't even noticeable. Might have to grab me another.
04-04-2013 03:05:42 | More by Flounder57
Full Throttle Double IPA from Sebago Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.