Donkey-Hote | Throwback Brewery

Donkey-HoteDonkey-Hote
BA SCORE
3.62/5
83 Ratings
Donkey-HoteDonkey-Hote
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jason on 02-28-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,897
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
83
pDev:
18.51%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
23
Trade:
0
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4.46/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is tasty, but not my favorite although will definitely drink again.

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4.34/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy dark gold with clingy, thin white head. Great lacing. Aroma of pine and citrus are mild, but present. Nose has a nice bready malt as well. Beginning of the sip is a nice big explosion of resin pine, never too harsh mid-sip, suddenly balanced by a nice malt backbone with a hint of sweetness in the smooth finish. Really enjoyable. I've also only got about 50 pages left in the also enjoyable namesake novel right now, so not coincidental i picked this up.

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4.29/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SawDog505
4.27/5  rDev +18%
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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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.21/5  rDev +16.3%
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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4.16/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.08/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Great nose, creamy with cooked butter and wood. Taste is similar. I found no boozy taste, which I think distracts from other dipas. The hops are not overwhelming and allows the malt to come through. Overall, my favorite dipa thus far.

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

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3.99/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Donkey-Hote from Throwback Brewery
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 83 ratings
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