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Throwback Dippity Do American Brown - Throwback Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 17.48%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Throwback Brewery visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Dippity Do is an American-style brown ale that is as fun to drink as it is to say. Hopped like a pale ale, medium-bodied and extremely satisfying, this beer has a beautiful rich brown color with slight caramel and roasty undertones. Dippity Do will pair well with many foods, especially red meat or anything fresh off the grill.

If you are a fan of pale ales, then we are certain that you will become a fan of Dippity Do!

38 IBU

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 08-10-2011)
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Reviews by stonermouse:
Photo of stonermouse
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the keg for my father's 60th birthday party.

Pours dark brown as expected, with an off-white head tinged with brown. Nice lacing throughout.

Smell is mellow yet fresh. Roast and coffee are predominent, with the slightest suggestion of hops in the background.

The flavor is nice and clean. Roasted flavors throughout, with some caramel sweetness make this a sipper or a swigger, good for dessert or session. The flavors are more full when it's a bit on the warm side. Mouthfeel does suffer a bit as it warms as it gets a bit sticky for some reason, but there is a sweet spot temperature wise with this brew where it all comes together superbly.

It seems like Dippity-Do is the signature brew from Throwback, and it fills it's role nicely. This was an excellent choice for a party keg.

More User Reviews:
Photo of lordofthewiens
3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer was a dark brown color. There was a tan head with a bit of lace.

Mostly a caramel malt aroma, but there was a little bit of roasted malt present. Piney hops.

More caramel in the taste. Some coffee. A good deal of piney hops.

This was a nice beer. My only (mild) complaint was that everything seemed front-loaded in this beer. The taste and mouthfeel didn't grow on me.

Photo of ChrisL24481
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of bum732
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

22 oz bottle poured into a nonic.
5.7% ABV, 38 IBUs

Thanks for the bottle Rochefort10NH!

A - My pour should have been much slower following the explosive hiss that resounded from the crack of the bottle cap. The half-pint of tan foam hovered above the beer for minutes, caking the pint in some of the thickest lace I've seen.

S - Light roast notes suggesting coffee and cocoa pull through a sharp carbon dioxide sting and finish of citrus American hops. Toffee and toast are interesting undertones to pair with such a hoppy aroma of mango and lemon. Additionally, there seems to be a faint trace of yeastiness.

T - Dippity Do's flavor is a little more harmonious than the aroma, subtly offering roasted notes behind the toast and bread which engages the American hop profile with a little more finesse. More malt driven here, citrus notes and light earthiness finish out.

M - Heavily carbonated, this brown ale has the feel of a macro lager with just a little more body as it finishes with a sharp bite. Dry malt and hops finish balancing with a touch of bitterness to tie it all together.

O - Take an initial first whiff and you're nostrils will be stinging from the CO2 but one it escapes a little more Dippity Do releases a somewhat disjointed nose. An interesting brown that showcases more malt in flavor, this brew finishes light feeling because of such high carbonation.

Photo of tekstr1der
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Perhaps it the "hopped like a pale ale" aspect that really draws me into Dippity, but I’ve had this in bombers and keg, and it is perfect for one or session. Pours deep, dark brown with tan head. Smooth malt sweetness – just the right amount to balance the unusual-for-style hoppiness. Really tasty stuff.

Photo of donkeyrunner
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark root beer brown with a chunky tan head. Enough foam rings to dress my glass in a fine striped shirt of foam. Great retention.

Aroma is dark earth, cigarette butt roast malt, wet rotting log, cocoa and a big ol' handful a' nuts.

Lots of roast malt. Tobacco leaf and hazelnut. The roast malt wins the roast vs. earthy tug of war. And not a pleasant roast malt character at that (cigarette butts or coffee grins that have been sitting in the hot press all day.

Not the way I like my browns but a fine version for those whole like theirs with ample roast malt. I'm a nutty, toasty kinda guy.

My first from Throwback and while not my thing I'm looking forward to opening their other beers I grabbed at Bert's Better Beers. A brewery visit may be in order as they're pretty close by.

Photo of AgentZero
4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Caramel brown beer with a bit of yellow on the edges. Big tannish head that popped up that faded to a tight ring and left some spots on the sides of the glass.

S - Sweet brown sugar, nice crystal malts. This is a very straight forward, and nicely sweet smelling beer. There is a slight bit of hopping on the end, but you really have to look for it. A touch of nutty smell adds a nice element.

T - Taste is a little more subdued than the smell, but that's not a bad thing. Still some nice sweet caramel and crystal malts. Finish is a bit cleaner from the hops. A little bit of toasted notes come through. Very enjoyable.

M - Smooth, not overly carbonated like a lot of brown ales. Medium bodied and creamy.

O - Great brown ale. This is a great example of the style. It's good beer, but for brown ales it's a great one. Would love to have access to this regularly for when I'm in the mood for a brown ale.

Photo of noyellowfizzbeer
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of NHhomebrewguy
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of MightiestBeard
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of jdhilt
3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a three finger light tan head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Very dark brown almost black color, no highlights. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Earthy malt nose, flavor is similar earthy malt and a little caramel. Lingering bitter aftertaste. $6.95 for a 22oz bottle from Bert’s Better Beers Hooksett, NH.

Photo of Davepoolesque
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap and served in a tumbler pint, the beer is a light, muddled, ruby brown color with a thick, chunky, foamy, light tan head that is big bubbled. Aromas are nutty and toffee sweet, with an overall roasting. Flavors are a bit more smoked, with a toffee backbone and some caramel highlights. The aftertaste is roasted and light, leading into a creamy, smooth, slightly lingering finish. Good, rich flavors, and vey easy to drink.

Photo of WanderingFool
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of kdivers
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of risendragon
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Another one bought from Craft Beer Cellar in Nashua, NH and poured from a bomber into a standard glass.

A- Mahogany, almost porter-like. This stretches the definition of "brown ale" for sure. Small one-finger head that fades rather quickly but the lacing is great on this one (4)

S- Nice toasted malts, caramel ice cream, nice earthy/floral hops. (4)

T- I get more burnt flavors than sweet, definitely a bitter finish. Toast comes to mind, midnight dark chocolate, some black cherry is in there as well. Rather complex. (4.25)

M- Dry finish, somewhat thin, very brown-ale like. (3.75)

O- Great brew! It doesn't quite match up with Kelsen's Paradigm Brown though. The taste and aroma are great, but it's a beer with a slight identity crisis. What I mean by that is, it's not sure whether to be a porter, a brown ale, or a pale ale but rather a combination of all three. Not necessarily a bad thing mind you, but it has the roasted qualities or a porter on the nose, the toasted/biscuit-like qualities of a brown, and the hops of a pale ale. Good stuff though!

Photo of johnnnniee
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a solid dark brown with brilliant ruby highlights when held to light. Creamy beige head shows moderate retention and lace. Smells of caramel brown sugar with a hint of chocolate and licorice. Earthy almost herbal hops break through the sweetness to provide a bit of balance. Taste is pretty much what the aroma promised. Caramel and brown sugar flavor up front give way to a bit of grass and earth. Finishes with a bit of chocolate and hint of ash. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a silky creamy mouthfeel. Solid brown ale with enough flavor to keep me interested. If they would put it into 6 packs I might consider purchasing it more often.

Photo of dcp27
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Moose34
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of erlenmeyer
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of MystikCelt
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of NO_PEW
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of Didier
3/5  rDev -22.9%

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Throwback Dippity Do American Brown from Throwback Brewery
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