Throwback Hopstruck IPA | Throwback Brewery

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Brewed by:
Throwback Brewery
New Hampshire, United States

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

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.67/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap and served in a tumbler pint, the beer is a bright, vibrant, auburn-copper coloring with a foamy, light tan, tall, frothy head that settles into a filmy coating. Aromas are a rich citrus blending of lime and grapefruit, with a caramel backbone. Flavors are hop forward, but subtle, with a dry, peppery characteristic that gives a solid profile. Carmel sweet backbone with a citrus tang that is supersweet, and this all helps to balance out, giving a smooth, enjoyable experience. Resiny and hoppy aftertaste, with a slightly bitter finish. Good, solid brew.

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Photo of edward_boumil
4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
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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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fantastic new brewery in New Hampshire making delicious beers with many local ingredients.

Appearance: The beer is a very nice red color with a decent head upon pouring.

Aroma: The aroma is a bit more malt forward than I expected. It has a nice sweet and slightly fruity smell.

Taste: Very well balance beer. On the low end of hoppy for an IPA, but definitely fits in the category. The initial malt flavor is balanced out nicely by the hoppy finish.

This is a solid and very tasty beer. It is a bit different than your typical American IPA. Hopheads will like it, but so will drinkers who prefer their beer less on the bitter end.

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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4.65/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Visited the brewery in North Hampton, which was awesome, and picked up a growler.

Appearance: Golden red, and beautiful. Small off-white/white head with excellent retention.

Smell: Sweet malty, citrusy nose up front. The spicy, pineyness of the hops follows through to end of the smell which rounds it very, very nicely.

Taste: Very well balanced taste. You get the malty sweetness up front, but its not overwhelming. It's followed by the wonderful hoppy sharp, bite you'd expect from any great IPA. The hop flavor is much more prominent than I normal get from a growler poured beer. The taste overall is just wonderful. The sweet malt and crisp hop blend to make a perfect tasting my opinion.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, smooth, and round. The carbonation is just perfect, it dries the pallet as it works its way through your mouth. Perfectly medium to full bodied.

Drinkability: I could drink way too much of this beer...

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Throwback Hopstruck IPA from Throwback Brewery
3.9 out of 5 based on 40 ratings.
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