Full Throttle Double IPA - Sebago Brewing Company
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3.93/5 rDev +1.6%
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.
07-25-2012 00:59:09 | More by BrewDocCT
3.75/5 rDev -3.1%
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
07-17-2012 03:36:46 | More by BrewingViking
4.05/5 rDev +4.7%
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!
06-20-2012 01:07:04 | More by Genuine
3.98/5 rDev +2.8%
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
06-02-2012 13:54:45 | More by BeerKangaroo
3.8/5 rDev -1.8%
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.
05-29-2012 00:58:30 | More by Gushue3
3.53/5 rDev -8.8%
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.
05-25-2012 22:17:21 | More by VelvetExtract
3.95/5 rDev +2.1%
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
05-15-2012 22:19:11 | More by BEERMILER12
4.1/5 rDev +5.9%
Overall: Looks can be deceiving, as is the case with this IPA. Glad I had a chance to try this out--easily another beer I'll pick up for standard rotation in my fridge.
Appearance: Unfiltered, golden-tan coloring with 1/2 finger foamy head. Thick lacing.
Smell: nutmet; pine; floor wax; ginger.
Taste: Well-balanced oaky profile with a deepening caramel flavor. Leaves a bitterness aftertaste on the palate.
Mouthfeel: Full, thick feel with a bubbly carbonation that wasn't visible.
Sampled from a pint glass.
04-02-2012 12:11:50 | More by sailorastro
3.85/5 rDev -0.5%
Poured from a 12oz sent to me by Valdieu2 into a Libbey tall tulip.
A: Pours a murky darkish orange with a creamy, uneven, sticky egg shell head. Pervasive yet thin lacing forms almost immediately.
S: Grapefruit, orange, pale malt, mint, white sugar, bitter rind.
T: Starts with some big juicy citrus. Nice sweet orange and pale malt builds to bracing bitterness. Spicy, piercing alcohol comes out and mixes with the bitterness to coat and dominate the mouth for the rest of the taste. Resiny; grass, mint, bitter leaf, black pepper, marijuana. A little bit of hop and malt sweetness comes through in the finish, but the alcohol and IBUs don't give much leeway.
M: Decent body. Somewhat fluffy.
O: This stuff is pretty bold. A little rough, but tasty.
04-02-2012 03:31:50 | More by Etan
3.25/5 rDev -16%
Poured in a tulip. There is a creamy off-white head. The color is orange/amber.
The aroma has sweet tropical fruit hops.
The taste is sweet with lots of fruit punch flavor frol the hops. Mango and other tropical fruit are dominant. The finish is bitter and slightly minty.
The body is full and the mouthfeel creamy.
Not bad, but not great. Hoppy but not a hop bomb.
03-31-2012 01:39:19 | More by andrewinski1
3.63/5 rDev -6.2%
Poured from a bottle and served in a tumbler pint, the beer is a hazey, honey-copper coloring with a thick, frothy, off-white head that sits a solid inch and a half and slowly settles while you drink. Aromas are a citrus blend of grapefruit, tangerine, and orange, with a kiss of pineapple. All the fruity smells rest upon a resiny, peppery hops presence and a mildly sweet malt backbone. Flavors are rich and tart, with a solid presence from the citrus blend, along with a tantalizingly bitter hops foundation that rides the entire tastebud coverage straight to the back of the throat. Green, cedar profiles cover the mouth like moss, with a sharp spiciness and some slick, caramel malt tones hidden throughout. The aftertaste is sweet and resiny, with a dynamic mouthfeel that is both smooth and bitterly dry at the same time. Woody and citrus tart flavors lead into a slick, oily, and dry finish. Solid brew.
03-28-2012 02:26:40 | More by GarthDanielson
Full Throttle Double IPA from Sebago Brewing Company
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