Throwback Dippity Do American Brown | Throwback Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Throwback Brewery
New Hampshire, United States
throwbackbrewery.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
55
Reviews:
18
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
16.27%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
2
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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of johnnnniee
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

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Photo of mklisz
3.32/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.12/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

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Photo of Dicers
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MasterSki
4.22/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Kelp
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of jdhilt
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

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Photo of PEIhop
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of rjp217
3.24/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.52/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

She pours a dark brown/close to black color and leaves the same colored body with a one finger foamy white head that dies at a nice pace and leaves some nice lacing sticking cleanly around the sides of the glass. The smell has some roasty coffee forward Brown Ale-ness that pulls out some toast and toffee, faint bitter hops try to come through but maintain a nice background. The taste takes the previous flavors and adds a nice dark fruitiness to it, also there seems to be an element of Coca Cola coming in. There is a long dark sweet fruity Coca-Cola like aftertaste and a dry sweet sticky finish. On the palate, she sits about a medium on the body with a decent sessionable quality to it. Carbonation runs pretty smooth and coats the tongue and mouth nicely. Overall, roasty and malty like a Brown ale that is normal for its style, but the hops that are said to be in are extremely subdued.

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Photo of AgentZero
4.22/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

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Photo of Satchboogie
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of Boto
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber: This one pours a cloudy brown color. The head was huge. It started out at 3/4 of the glass. Looked more like a root beer float. The nose was lighter. Toasted malts and a slight nuttiness. A faint citrus hop nose. The taste is good. Toasted malts, slight nuttiness. Faint bitterness. A decent enough brown.

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Photo of WanderingFool
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of hopley
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of donkeyrunner
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

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Photo of paresis
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bum732
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Rekrule
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of ChrisL24481
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of gonzo000
3.03/5  rDev -20.5%
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.

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Photo of kdivers
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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Throwback Dippity Do American Brown from Throwback Brewery
3.81 out of 5 based on 55 ratings.
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