AirForceHops (8033) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 2, 2014 Vballnbeer (158) - Gorham, Maine, USA - JUL 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a very strong and super hopped version of their regular IPA, which is great. The Full Throttle is very intense in both alcohol flavor and hoppiness. I frequent this brewery on a regular basis, but have only had this once and it was enough.
12 oz. bottle. Cloudy amber/ orange color with thin lasting head. Aroma shows pine and resinous hops, mild malt underneath. Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - JUL 10, 2014
The malt is sweet bread and sweet grain upfront with a solid amount of pine and floral hops showing through in the finish. The bitterness is rather long in duration. Average body and dry resin dryness Weak citrus notes, this was bottled a few months ago, that being said, it is a solid Dipa.
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a snifter, a tulip and a chalice several times when I lived in Maine. It always looks, smells and tastes the same.
The appearance was a gentle hazy semi - dark red color with some light orange highlights tinting the sides of the glass. The head was small and quickly dissipated within less than thirty seconds. The lacing was kinda messy.
The smell had some broken or separated aroma of bitter to sweet oranges, tangerines and grapefruits. No matter how many times I’ve ever had this, I could never say "bittersweet" as an adjective to directly describe the full content of the entire aroma.
The taste was basically the same.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed to be scaled back than most DIPA’s I’ve had.
Overall, I always have thought that there were better DIPA’s on the market when I first had this and continue to stick with this statement. DrewFace (970) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Bottle share thanks to Homer. Pours a light orange color. Aroma is nice smooth fairly light grassy, earthy, danky hops. Moderate hop flavor and bitterness. More of the danky earthy hops. Pretty good overall. Homer321 (5248) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours a murky orange with minimal slightly off whitehead. Strong hoppy nose. Piney and citrus. Medium mouthfeel. Kinda malty and sweet. Hoppy finish but not astringent. Pretty good. JaBier (8396) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear orange to amber color with a thick white head. Sweet malt nose with notes of orange, grass, grapefruit and a graininess. Sweet malt and light caramel flavor with orange and grassy hops before a bitter grapefruit finish.
Phatdog1 (259) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - APR 7, 2013
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip. Deep, hazy orange in color. Aroma of hops and citrus. Thick resin hops (cascade, centennial, chinook & simcoe) on the tongue. Malt backbone very present. Sweet citrusy hop finish. Bitterness lingers nicely. Well done DIPA!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 25, 2012
12oz bottle. Small creamy off-white head atop cloudy amber body, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, pine, grapefruit, some bread, light orange. Taste is moderately sweet, pine, grapefruit, some lemon, light astringency. Medium-full body, some resin. BeerSquare (117) - - SEP 30, 2012
I’ve only had this one on tap at Sebago, but it’s always what I order if they have it.
This one definitely walks the DIPA line, but stays on the right side of it all the way through-- I dream of the floral bed of hoppiness that it provides, in the off season.
It does have qualities of being a "warmer" as well. . . seems stronger than the 8% advertised.
Really good DIPA. thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Pours hazy orange with thin white head and some lace. Aroma is grapefruit, lemon, hops. Taste citrus, sweet malts, good bitterness, fizzy medium body, sticky dry and bitter finish.