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Full Throttle Double IPA - Sebago Brewing Company

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Ratings: 179
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.36%
Wants: 7
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
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United States

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

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 01-07-2009

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
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Full Throttle Double IPA from Sebago Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.