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Throwback Hopstruck IPA | Throwback Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hopstruck is a red India Pale Ale that should appeal to the self-proclaimed “hop-heads” or IPA-lovers out there. With a beautiful dark red color, a crisp, citrus-y aroma, and a lingering hop finish, this beer is sure to please both your eyes and your palate!

72 IBU

Added by Bierman9 on 08-10-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#25,180
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
45
pDev:
13.9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
11
Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

All their stuff tastes the same!

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3.42/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

THROWBACK HOPSTRUCK IPA 7/15/17

Single 16 oz. can purchased from the brewery's booth at an Exeter NH farmer's market No date on the can but it is assumed it was fairly fresh.

a: Translucent ruby/copper with an inch thick white head which receded to a few spots of surface foam and lacing.

s: Caramel malt and dark fruit such as prunes.

t; Mild caramel malt with a light to moderate hop bite with peppery spice notes. Finish is both sweet and bitter.

m; Medium, good body and carbonation tingle.

o: A well balanced red IPA which pretty much fills the as-advertised bill, although citrus was not evident to us. The announced 72 IBUs also seemed a bit muted.

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4.21/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: This is an appealing looking beer. Monster, frothy head, like something you'd get if you lived in a cartoon world. Its an almost exaggeratedly frothy, messy head, tons of lace. Great retention. Beer is amber/mahogany colored, pretty clear, tons of carbonation visible.
S: Aroma comes off pretty faint, but what I get is strong peppery hops, almost like bell pepper. Flowery, spicy, herbal, maybe a touch earthy.
T: Malt bomb. Malts are superb here. Have a doppelbock like dark fruit flavor, though I will admit its faint. Otherwise, malts are toasty, grainy, like a nice lightly sweet toasted granola. Hops round this out though with a nice dry finish. Repeat the nose, very herbal and peppery. Bitterness is on the lower end.
F: Silky, frothy mouthfeel. I like this full yet light mouthfeel in an IPA, pairs nicely to balance out the astringent qualities of the hops, keeps the drinkability high.
O: Has a UK IPA feel to it, though it is definitely different. Malt, hops, everything is assertive yet balanced so well. Honestly my kind of IPA. Nothing blows you out of the water, its just well rounded and well executed. Something I will definitely be drinking more of. Can see this being hit or miss with some people as its not like a fruit bomb, hop bomb, piney bomb, whatever bomb, but works well for my palate

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3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
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4.27/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.27/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

A - Dark murky amber/brown body with dense tan head. Really nice retention and lacing.

S - Some citrus hop with caramel and cherries

T - Hops are almost unnoticeable. Strongest flavor is the smokey and spicy malt.

M - Medium/light body with moderate carbonation. Somewhat watery but very smooth.

O - This was ok but the flavors are not very pronounced or complex. Definitely drinkable, but something to write home about.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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Throwback Hopstruck IPA from Throwback Brewery
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 45 ratings
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