Full Throttle Double IPA - Sebago Brewing Company

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Full Throttle Double IPAFull Throttle Double IPA

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179 Ratings
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Ratings: 179
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 8
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
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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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Photo of Flounder57
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.

Photo of mattparsons
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of ChrisL24481
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of seplo
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of oldedog
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of BigStein88
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of VTHopddicted
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of tacoME
5/5  rDev +29.5%

Photo of Schmuckles
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of sneaks2210
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of bluesplit63
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of mani
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of BrewDocCT
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Beautiful amber in appearance. Off white heady that stays around.

Smell is piney with some caramel sweetness.

Taste is balanced for the style. More of that pine, with some floral hops and a significant malt backbone, maybe too much. No alcohol heat at all.

Mouthfeel is the real sticking point on this one. Syrupy and thick.

Overall a very nice double IPA. It hides alcohol well, and aside from the stickiness, this is an enjoyable beer. Would buy again.

Photo of plasticfantastic
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of BrewingViking
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

S - piney, slight citrus with some sweet caramel
A - very clear, orange/amber color, thick head that stays for awhile, leaves drapes
F - sweet, caramel, citrus (grapefruit) hops, slight pine, almost no bitterness
M - medium body, lasting hop and ending in sweetness
O - very nice, maybe a little too sweet, easy to drink, no alcohol presence, maybe needs more hop flavor. good though

Photo of PeteRiz
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Genuine
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a clean Pint Glass.

It poured a beautiful cloudy bright amber, with a off white, tannish head that left nice lacing down the side of the class.

The aroma is very fruity, than floral.

The flavor of this beer is great. With the variety of hops Sebago used, not one is more dominent than the other. Pleasant bitterness up front which coats the palate. As that washes over, you get the floral side of the hops in flavor and they work so well in the medley that they play.

Mouthfeel is spot on, it's not thin or watery. Coating.

OVerall - I think this is a pretty solid beer. I would definitely buy again. Sadly I admit, I wouldn't buy Sebago because of their labels, they just didn't attract me but after trying a few of their brews, I find them to be quality!

Photo of BeerKangaroo
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Into my chalice:

A: hazy brown body and a film of a head appears and dies immediately, some spotty lacing was seen decorating the sides of my glass, some light carbonation was seen rising.

S: centered around some biscuity malts, hops and citrus. It was balanced very well.

T: sweet through the hops and the citrus with a decent pine finish at the end. The alcohol was tasted definitely as the beer warmed.

M: medium to heavy, carbonation is felt, fairly sessionable, sticky resinous aftertaste

O: I liked it for the most part, and would probably have it again

Photo of Gushue3
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

My parents brought me home a Sebago Mix Pack from their weekend up north so, thanks Mom and Dad?...?

A 2 finger white foamy head forms above an orange body with a slight haze. Head has some decent retention and leaves behing some nice lacing.

S Biscuity malt and some lighter hops but the nose really isnt too overpowering.

T Sticky sweet hops come out upfront along with some malt. Pineapple, grapefruit and some pine. Not too bitter up front but the hop bitterness really comes out toward the middle and end. Piney bitter bite on the finish.

M Somewhat of a thinker feel, somewhat sticky. Carbonation is very light making it feel a little heavy for a IPA/DIPA.

O

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-This beer pours copper. Head is a light caramel color. Head is rather light. Head does manage to lace quite effectively.

S-Sweet yet grapefruity. Smells like candied grapefruit flesh. The citrus is coarse but the maltiness balances it out. Hops and sweetness are nearly matched. Strong caramel notes. Smells like it may be a month or so past its prime.

T-A rather strong flavor. Mostly grapefruit hops. The caramel and grapefruit combo is pretty nice. Sweeter than I would like. Light pine hops too. A strong yet malty DIPA in the flavor although the hops do dance around the palate with some power.

M-Heavier bodied with mellow carbonation. A bit syrupy. I could see the feel dampening down my drinking experience after more than one of these.

O/D-This DIPA falls into my own category of "DIPAs that stress citrus but are overall a bit too sweet". The hop bouquet is lacking bulk and complexity and the malt is a bit too firm. However, this is DIPA is far from poor. I found it to be mostly enjoyable.

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 04/05/12

A: Pours a hazy golden orange color with almost no head

S: Nice citrus, grassy, and slight piney hops along with some malts

T: Follows the nose, nice and hoppy with grapefruit and orange peel at the front and grass and pine notes as well. Malt balances out the hops nicely and help with the bitterness that lingers into the finish

M: Medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Slick and oily

O: A solid local DIPA for me, and one that is very accessible and well-priced. Certainly not my first time having this, and I think it's better on-tap. Still solid for being over a month old. A definite must-try for hop-heads

Photo of mrskunk
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of blmar311
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of TheRuss9585
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of rderedin
3/5  rDev -22.3%

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