Broo Doo - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by mwill7287:
4.78/5 rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Poured from 22ox. bomber into rounded glass.
Appearance: Pours a hazy orange-copper with about a half-finger's worth of head, settled after a mildly vigorous pour. Head is off-white, frothy and bubbly. Streams of carbonation buzz about the exterior of this brew. Only the shadows of my fingers can be perceived through the body of this slightly murky beer. Head recedes to a ring around the glass as the brew fades, leaving behind only the slightest traces of lacing on the glass. 4.75/5
Smell: Fresh, citrusy hops burst out into the nostrils on first whiff of this brew. This is the kind of piney, citrusy friend of ours that we know and love, just fresher than usual. Smell settles fairly swiftly after the pour, though maybe my nostrils are already numbed by even just the aroma of the hops in this concoction. A distinct orange strain remains throughout this fresh hop beer. 4.25/5
Taste: Lush tropical citruses and piney, resiny hops don't as much attack as much as flood over the taste buds. Noah would have to build a second ark to float through this sea of fresh, sticky hops. Yet the flavor and bitterness, although very forward and present, is not anywhere close to overpowering. The bitterness starts off on the almost-heavy side but subsides to a wonderful bouquet of floral hops and a just-right sweet, toasty malt backbone to complement the citrus aromas. Just a bit of dryness, a light lingering bitterness, and a juicy orange flavor brings you back for another sip. Bitterness subdues and blends beautifully with the citrus and sweetness as the beer warms. 4.75/5
Mouthfeel: bitter and sticky from the freshly harvested hops, though not as lip-clinging as other harvest hop ales I've had in recent weeks. A bit creamy and smooth on the way down, especially for a bitter-forward harvest ale. Medium carbonation does not inhibit the drinkability at all. Just a little sticky around the lips. Just right. 5/5
Overall: Another fantastic brew from the boys at FFF. Hop-forward yet not so in your face that you can't have a few of these (though they do come in 22oz.-ers, so I wouldn't recommend more than one in a sitting!). Great balance of slightly dry bitterness and juicy sweet malts to keep the drinking easy and the tongue feeling. Too bad this only shows up in October. 4.75/5
Serving type: bottle
10-13-2011 00:07:11 | More by mwill7287
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2.84/5 rDev -33.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75
Thanks, Todd! This is apparently an October release, delivered to me 3 months later. Joy! Poured out of a 22oz bottle into a tulip glass.
This is not apricot in color - rather, it's golden amber, with a fluffy white head that rises decently to the top of the glass and dissipates after about 15 minutes later into a modest ring. Bubbles do show in a relatively effervescent manner, but they too die down. Slightly cloudy, with a good deal of sediment. Usually FFF delivers in terms of appearance - not so much here.
Smells extremely mild, which is especially strange given that this is a wet hop beer. Big notes of honey coated with lemon rinds, light grapefruit, and pine. Some pepper and indistinguishable floral notes. Yes, it's a bit old at this point, but this honestly should have held up better after about 90 days, especially for a wet hop beer. There's a brief green bell pepper vegetal notes underneath, as well as some earthiness and toffee, but otherwise honey is ridiculously predominant here. Could be better.
The flavor continues the trend set from the aroma, providing a bomb of honey, toffee, and faded citrus varieties. Grapefruit, pine, lemon rinds, and maybe some apricot, but otherwise this seems to be a shell of what it once was or could be. There's an acrid earthiness that melds with the honey to slightly disconcerting results, as well as a brief peppercorn/bell pepper finish that is slightly unique but fizzles out with the extra honey topping the entire process. Finishes with toffee as well as a slight buttery flavor, but miraculously crisp and clean at the finish. Not difficult to drink, and the alcohol and carbonation is just right, but it's really underwhelming overall.
Man, FFF is really hit or miss with their seasonal releases, it seems. I've had Dreadnaught 2-3 months old and it was drinking fine. This probably started to turn about 1-2 months in, and I KNOW that FFF is better of making a beer that holds up better than this. At the same time, something tells me that, just like most wet hop beers, this should have been a tap only release and the bottling was somewhat volatile in maintaining its freshness. Approach with caution, especially if you're aware of when it was bottled.
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2014 20:07:28 | More by magictacosinus
4.28/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured from bomber into pint glass.
Pours a hazy dark golden color with a luscious two fingers of head that produces great lacing. Smells of hops and grass, but it is a bit muted. This is a great example of a wet hopped beer. It is a bit citrusy which is nice. This has a nice mouthfeel with a smooth after taste with just a hint of bitterness.
Overall this is a really nice beer. It does not quite measure up to Founder's Harvest Ale, but a delightful wet hopped ale absolutely worth picking up.
Serving type: bottle
01-28-2014 01:59:16 | More by Jho3325
Broo Doo from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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