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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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firedwarftj

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-04-2013 01:44:44 | More by firedwarftj
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Cooker_stp

New York

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

08-25-2013 12:51:48 | More by Cooker_stp
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bobv

Vermont

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-15-2013 15:27:55 | More by bobv
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JMScowcroft

Vermont

3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2013 13:21:37 | More by JMScowcroft
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

08-02-2013 00:52:15 | More by ZEB89
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Sinnian

Maine

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-18-2013 21:10:20 | More by Sinnian
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JTomczak

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-07-2013 03:53:50 | More by JTomczak
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petermethot

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-26-2013 00:47:27 | More by petermethot
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jaxon53

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-25-2013 08:35:02 | More by jaxon53
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neil2me

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

06-11-2013 02:06:31 | More by neil2me
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-22-2013 16:15:20 | More by InspectorBob
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Hendry

Vermont

3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2013 05:24:31 | More by Hendry
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macrosmatic

Florida

4.21/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2013 01:06:40 | More by macrosmatic
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smutty33

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-01-2013 14:29:26 | More by smutty33
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trotnixon

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

04-24-2013 10:46:09 | More by trotnixon
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u2carew

Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz longneck
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2013 00:01:27 | More by u2carew
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2013 03:05:42 | More by Flounder57
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mattparsons

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-01-2013 23:22:42 | More by mattparsons
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ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-01-2013 13:36:31 | More by ChrisL24481
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seplo

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-18-2013 15:26:21 | More by seplo
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oldedog

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

03-10-2013 00:13:09 | More by oldedog
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BigStein88

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

03-08-2013 22:48:33 | More by BigStein88
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VTHopddicted

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-02-2013 22:23:52 | More by VTHopddicted
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tacoME

Maine

5/5  rDev +29.5%

02-14-2013 02:51:56 | More by tacoME
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Schmuckles

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-19-2013 04:37:34 | More by Schmuckles
Full Throttle Double IPA from Sebago Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 170 ratings.