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Donkey-Hote | Throwback Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,516
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
90
pDev:
17.91%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
25
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 90 |  Reviews: 14
Reviews by Niebeendend:
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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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Photo of jdhilt
3.37/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cream, three-finger head that fades very slowly leaving a good lace. Murky amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Hoppy clove nose, flavor some grapefruit hops with hints of caramel. Lingering bitterness. Pricey at $7.75 for a 500ml bottle from Bert's Better Beers Hooksett NH. Bottled 1/4/2014.

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Photo of smcolw
3.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

When the bottle is first opened, it explosively overflows with much of the liquid. Cloudy, orange-amber color. Frothy, slowly receding head. Some chunky spots on the glass..

More malty than most IPAs. Very mild hop to the nose.

Creamy start but it quickly becomes bitter. Notable yeast to the tongue. Decent body with a diminished carbonation level. The aftertaste is bitter and yeasty. It lingers lightly on the tongue for a long time.

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Photo of coombski
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of harsley
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A hazy amber color with a small head. There was some nice lace.
Citrus and pine hops aroma. Some sweet malt.
Big grapefruit taste. A little pine. White bread.
Nicely hopped, good beer.

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Photo of dphillips
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Kegatron
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.84/5  rDev +5.8%
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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Photo of PhineasMcClintock
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 32oz growler poured 3 days ago.

Pours an amber color with a smallish head, large bubbles with only small bits of lacing.

Smell has a wet hop aroma with a light pine aroma, fairly strong caramel malt backing on the nose.

Taste is a fair mix of malt and piney hops, neither of which is overly strong but balanced, carbonation is on the low end but not flat, decent breadiness.

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Photo of tpauer
3.92/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JAHMUR
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

Photo of Kelp
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of puboflyons
3.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 16.9 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on April 18, 2014.

Cloudy, medium amber pour with a modest off-white head.

Check out those floral and perfume hop aromas on the nose. They're penetrating! Some buried roasted malt but mainly hops.

The body is in the medium range but it is also kind of chewy in texture.

The first couple of sips are hopped to the max. It does have 106 IBU's. But it seems to mellow as it goes along and warms up. But the hops penetrate the senses and the taste buds with the malt notes taking a distant second...or even third or fourth.

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Photo of portia99
4.21/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle (10/17/13) poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - A bit of a gusher out of the bottle, but managed to contain it in the glass without losing any. As is typical with gushers, this pours with a huge three fingered fluffy off-white head with outstanding

S - Very spicy on the nose...in fact quite Belgiany in character. I don't see anything on the label describing this as a Belgian DIPA, but it certainly smells like it. Plenty of yeast derived esters, spiciness - especially cloves, even a bit of earthy funk for good measure (maybe accidentally Brett infected?). I have to say this actually smells excellent - wasn't expecting the Belgian but certainly enjoying it.

T - Flavor mirrors the aroma almost perfectly...got exactly what the aroma indicated. Nice estery Belgian yeast - spicy and I'm still sticking by the funkiness - earthy with some horse blankets kicked in. Soft, buttery malt base, dry and biscuit as well. Hop bitterness is at a high level, firm and crisp with some nice grapefruity citrus flavors mingled in.

M - Medium body with a firm carbonation. Crisp and tingly in feel with an overall dry impression. Spicy and funky - very Belgian in character overall.

O - Not really sure that this tastes the way it was intended, but at the moment I don't much care. I came in expecting a straight forward DIPA and got a beer that had a lot more character to it - a nice surprise. It has been a long time since sampling Midnight Sun's 3767 (a personal favorite), but this is quite reminiscent of that beer. Love the funky brett character here. This was a very pleasant surprise for me.

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Photo of jbertsch
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of dcp27
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

Photo of SirHefeweizen
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of ElGallo
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of projektyle
3.34/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the brewery. I really wanted to like it, but it just did not have the flavor profile I was looking for. Probably wouldn’t order this again. YMMV.

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Photo of trev120
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Auror
3.84/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdfb79
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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Donkey-Hote from Throwback Brewery
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 90 ratings