Throwback Dippity Do American Brown | Throwback Brewery

very good
15 Reviews
no score
Send samples
For Trade:
Throwback Dippity Do American BrownThrowback Dippity Do American Brown

Brewed by:
Throwback Brewery
New Hampshire, United States | website

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

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

Added by Bierman9 on 08-10-2011

User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 48
Photo of gonzo000
3.03/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Must have had a flawed bottle based on the other ratings. Beer poured with an overabundance of head that was larger bubbles which fell flat quickly. The nose was vinegar - nasty and acidic. The taste was much the same. Will try again in hopes that it was the bottling process as opposed to the beer.

 303 characters

Photo of tekstr1der
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

 309 characters

Photo of JAFoley
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

A - Thick dark amber and took a vigorous pour to pull about two fingers of tan head. Good retention and lacing.

S - Very nutty, chocolate, and caramel.

T - Taste like it smells, but with smokiness, coffee, and a lot of chocolate.

M - Medium body with moderate/low carbonation. Slick and in no way sticky.

O - This was good. Very drinkable with nice flavors. I'm not in love with this, though I don't typically drink a lot of brown ales. I found it to be a bit watery.

 478 characters

Photo of risendragon
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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!

 1,063 characters

Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.63/5  rDev -6%
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.

 1,383 characters

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

 382 characters

Photo of stonermouse
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

 801 characters

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

 437 characters

Photo of jdhilt
3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

 325 characters

Photo of johnnnniee
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

 668 characters

Photo of donkeyrunner
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

 790 characters

Photo of MasterSki
4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Mike for sharing this beer - I'd never heard of it or the brewery. Served in a Captain Lawrence tulip.

A - A finger of light tan foam settles to a thick cap, leaving behind glass-coating lacework. Chestnut brown that is a little lighter at the fringes. Looks unfiltered.

S - Nuts, cocoa, caramel, milled grains, a bit of yeast, and some floral hops.

T - Taste is less sweet, with a touch of smoke mingling among the toasted grains, cocoa powder, and hazelnut flavors. Not much hop character as far as I can tell - I expected more from the description, although 38 IBU seems about right.

M - Active carbonation but not overly fizzy. Medium-light body, with a slightly toasty texture. Clean finish and easy enough to drink.

D - A nice brown ale that reminds me a little of Surly Bender. Well-executed and easy to drink, although I think the hop aroma suggested on the label has faded - hard to tell without freshness dating. In any case, a good take on a style that is generally not very interesting.

 1,013 characters

Photo of AgentZero
4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

 911 characters

Photo of callmemickey
4.47/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark brown body and a moderate sized light brown skim. Not much in the way of lacing as the collar receded down after each sip.

S: Interesting mix of nutty, toasty malts that are typical of a brown ale combined with an intoxicating mix of floral and citric hops. Quite a unique bouquet.

T: Like the nose, this beer really wins with the juxtaposition of the earthy, nutty, toasty malts and the vibrant hop profile that ads just a bit of bitterness in the finish.

M: Smooth, light-medium bodied. Clean, tight finish. Refreshing and easy to enjoy.

O: One of the few brown ales I can say I have truly enjoyed.

 612 characters

Photo of 603BeerMe
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a fresh growler(8/20/11) into my Portsmouth Brewery tulip.

A - Dark, dark brown, almost black. Not much light getting through on this one. An aggressive pour yields a 2+ finger head, which lasts nice & thin, throughout the glass. Looks great.

S - Roasty, toasty, slight chocolate & caramel. Maybe a hint of coffee. Real nice aroma!

T - Matches the smell - chocolate, caramel, coffee. Medium bodied, smooth with a nice hop bitterness. Very tasty!

M - Smooth, slightly creamy. Just right!

O - A great Brown Ale! There aren't many out there worth drinking, but this one is a great representation of the style & one I'll drink often. Has porter-like attributes, which is great in my book. Very sessionable.

 719 characters

Throwback Dippity Do American Brown from Throwback Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.