Whistle Punk | Sebago Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sebago Brewing Company
United States
sebagobrewing.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by dasenebler on 05-24-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,050
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
122
pDev:
9.11%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
46
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 122 |  Reviews: 31
Reviews by Dbrag:
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A burnt gold color, bubbly whire foam falls around and keeps a thick ring with minor lacing.

The aroma has a wonderful, juicy and tropical hop zip. Tropical punch with lemmon and citrus. Honey and caramel sweetness in the malt.

A rather intense bitter hop flavor hits first, dry and earthy tones with a loong, grassy, citrus and very juicy hop complexity. Boozy and herbal with a very toasty, caramel malt balance. Very well rounded, decent complexity with a very impressive dry-bitter hop quality.

The feel is full and juicy with a dry-leafy finish. A bit hot from the abv. The heat really just adds depth to the mouthfeel.

My favorite aspect is the aroma, the powerful tropical juicy aroma is high quality.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

When in the northeast, the beer flavor is all about the "juicy". And Sebago delivers on hoppy aspiration with an imperial IPA with a bright and citrusy character, a bold body and a refreshingly bitter finish.

Even Whistle Punk's appearance suggests something citrusy as its color is hazy orange with light amber and bronze hues in low light. Its creamy eggshell froth unleashes a plethora of hop fragrances from ripe citrus to tangy tropical varieties and with a spicy scent of grasses, herbs and spruce.

As the toasted sweetness slowly softens, the hops take control with a increasingly bold flavor. Tangerine, red grapefruit and the brightness of lemon blend into a tropical taste of tart passionfruit, light pineapple and mango. As a smooth bitterness develops, the succulence of fruit trends pleasantly grassy, herbaceous and of fresh pine shavings.

Medium full on the palate, its complex malt skill allows a toasty, nutty and bready taste to permeate the otherwise clean and crisp dryness as the beer closes.

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Photo of Psychoslowmatic
4.52/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This was great. No real smell, but looks very clear with a light amber color. Classic DIPA bitterness, no grapefruit or other classic West Coast notes. Very bitter but it's a smooth bitterness if that makes sense.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TTripp725
3.07/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jcorn
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bishopdc0
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The nose is hop forward, notes of spicyness, dankness and earthy hops. There is a slight, slitght alcohol nose. 10 I wish the hops were a little more bright but the mix of hops and malt play well.

Decent head stand, fades over time, however is prominent. the color is golden and it is brilliantly clear 2

The flavor starts hoppy, floral and resinus, there is a slight spicy and almost candied fruitiness. There flavor finishes a slight bitterness but affirms the hops. very low malt presents except in the fell and at the very end with a slight crackery graininess. 15

The body is light but present with the hop flavors masking an bolt malt backbone. The carbonation is low to medium and the beer finishes dry and sweet on the tongue. 4

Overall good style example 8

BJCP 39

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Photo of acurtis
3.69/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThatWalsh
4.48/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stevenjwelc3
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Newbeergeek1
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice hazy look with a nice head that leaves some lacing. Citrusy with nothing that overwhelms my nose, just mellow. Taste is hoppy, very nice hoppy and was everything my beer geek friend told me it was and that's why I bought it. mouthfeel is just smooth. Overall I would buy this again and again in a heartbeat. One of the better beers Sebago has done and would be a great beer to have in the fridge for drop in friends, or just ME.

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Photo of DruC4
3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SomethingClever
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

10 oz pour into tulip glass on tap.

A: Carmel amber in color with a very tiny white head clarity was a little hazy.

S: citrus, pineapple, mango, very sweet candied smell and bready

T: The taste was not as promienent as the smell all of the smell was there but dialed back a little. Incredibly sweet on the finish and bready malty.

M: Medium to fuller with just a little bit of syrupiness.

O: This is a pretty good beer from Sabago, while being noted as a mediocre brewery this is a nice fruity DIPA. It probably isn't worth buying a 6 but if you see it on tap give it a whirl you will be pleased.

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Photo of grahuba
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zimm421
3.63/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mmorris15
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of warpig372
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheIPAHunter
3.76/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GtBoros
4.59/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Caramel color and nice smooth fizz. Tastes of hops is bitter but ends on a nice sweet herb tone. The bitter then returns after the swallow. Very nice bouquet and lovely flavor. Drank at slab a pizzeria in Portland Me with my family. 2017

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Photo of LXMRTN
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puboflyons
4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

From the 16 oz. can. Sampled on May 21, 2016.

The pour is golden yellow under a big off-white foamy head. Good clarity.

The aroma is floral, fruity, and toasty. About what I expected.

Medium to full body.

The taste: A quick dance with toasted malts but then the floral and fruity hops really kick in and take everything over. Finishes clean but very bitter. A beer I will not forget.

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Photo of liquorpig
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rjp217
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mlefebvre7
3.67/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Whistle Punk from Sebago Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 122 ratings