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Throwback Donkey-Hote - Throwback Brewery

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Throwback Donkey-Hote
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BA SCORE
81
good

56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 20.56%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Throwback Brewery visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 02-28-2013)
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4.26/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a 13 oz tulip. Pours a dark orange, with a one in a half inch fluffy white head, that settles slowly leaving gobs of lacing. Smell is apricot, apple, grapefruit, tangerine, earthy hops, and fresh cut grass. Taste is apricot and tangerine in the start, with a pucker of grapefruit and apple in the warming finish. Body is medium large, plenty of life, not dry, and easy drinking for people that like aggressive IPAs. Very surprised with this ones score, I really enjoyed and will get this again.

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3.49/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a deep amber with dense head and good retention and nice lacing.

S - Strong citrus grapefruit

T - Quite bitter, pine, grass, floral and citrus. Not a lot of malt base which I think would have been a nicer balance. Finishes with a soapy medicine aftertaste.

M - Medium body and a moderate amount of carbonation. Very crisp yet a bit thin due to the lack of malts.

O - This was good but not great. It definitely has a unique hop profile which I can only describe as soapy. I like to support my local brews and I'd consider picking this up again, but at $6.99 a bottle I'd rather go for a Resonation

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3.76/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a muddled, slightly hazed, brown-copper coloring with a filmy, clingy, off-white surface coating of head. Aromas of resiny and piney hops, bubblegum, cotton candy, rich caramel, and tangy tropical fruit sweetness. Very rich on the nose. Flavors are toffee rich and roasty, with a solid sweetness that is balanced by a peppery, resiny, bitter hoppiness. Caramel and toffee command the palate, but the aftertaste is solidly owned by a rich, bitter, and peppery hops presence. Citrus fruit characteristics make passing appearances throughout your drinking experience. Very bold and smooth in mouth, but with enough carbonation to keep it from overpowering. The finish is smooth and clean, with a slight spice linger and dryness. Solid brew, flavorful and balanced, and not as hopcentric as most offerings in the style.

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3.84/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle picked up at Bert's
Pours a slightly hazy medium copper color with a tightly bubbled off white head that shows moderate retention. Caramel, toffee, and a hint of butterscotch malt aromas countered by a huge grapefruity lemony citrus a hint of pine. The flavor is a little different than the nose promised. Bitter pine and lemon pith that is barely sweetened with caramel and toffee. Sharp acrid hop bite with a hint of alcohol taste. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a lingering sharp bitter mouthfeel. Lots of bittering hops were used here, more late additions could mellow some of the harshness. Nice brew, I certainly wouldn't turn down another.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark and muddled, caramel brown with a beautiful head of tiny, slightly creamy, white bubbles. In body, the beer is dark and impenetrable to the eye, giving off a deep mahogany hue. On the nose, the beer smells like an old school IPA. Bitter, pithy grapefruit tangoes with pine and a beautiful underlying sweet caramel smell that gives just a touch of toffee and, unfortunately, cloying alcohol. It actually reminds me slightly of an amped up Harpoon IPA. On the tongue, the beer tastes initially caramel sweet, slowly working into a deep bitter flavor while never fully killing the sweetness. The mouth does fill with saliva from a slight acidity coming from the hops. In flavor the beer begins as rich molasses and caramel candy malts with nuances of toffee. This candy sweetness is eventually married with a growing citric grapefruit and bristling pine. The finish is an odd marriage of the two, with the candy sweetness again touching the tongue alongside slight breadiness. The aftertaste turns towards a more expected flavoring of bitter grapefruit and pine, with touches of medicinal bitters thrown in and a touch of wood. In the mouth, the beer feels on the heavy side of medium in body with a slick and slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Carbonation puts a bit of a prickle to the tongue, but leaves no bite. The mouth is left bitter-dry except for where saliva pools to cancel out the acids. Overall, I’m not quite sure what to think of this beer. It is definitely closer in style to old school Double IPA’s, and has way more of a malt character than I normally like in my DIPA’s, but at the same time it is interesting, and really has a great malt quality to it that is simply balanced out by the big hops. I almost wish they would bump this ale up into the barleywine or American Strong Ale styles, if just to see more of the malts play through on the tongue. Alcohol is nicely hidden in the taste but comes through a bit on the nose. This is not what one normally looks for in a DIPA, but is tasty and interesting and worth trying. A nice shout-out to the past, and a great malt character.

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Throwback Donkey-Hote from Throwback Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.