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Broo Doo - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
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1,283 Ratings
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Ratings: 1283
Reviews: 410
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%


Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is brewed during the hop harvest with a portion of unkilned or “wet” hops fresh off the vine. Apricot in color, Broo Doo’s nose has dominant orange, pine sap and floral notes, balanced by a glazed nut and toffee malt body. This celebration of the hop harvest has intense tropical fruit, citrus and spicy accents that showcase the complexity of the hops we all love.

80 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-19-2006)
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neonbrown82

Nebraska

4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Delicious. I could leave it at that, but for one: BA wouldn't allow me, and two: I tend to be a verbose asshole anyway.

The beer pours to a fairly hazy peachy color. Very little visible carbonation, but a thick creamy head sits on top. Decent retention and lacing.

The smell is mindblowing. Citrusy and floral amarillo. Kind of one dimensional, but this beer smells like walking through a hop field. Very intense.

The taste is very good as well. The hops are obviously the show stealer here. The malt is light and nondescript, but the hops are so unbelievably juicy and flavorful that it doesn't seem to matter. It's an IPA, afterall. The only thing keeping it from a perfect score is a big grassy flavor from the green hops. Also, it has kind of a crushed aspirin flavor associated with the amarillo.

The body is fairly light and crisp with carbonation. Bitterness is set off beautifully by the cracking mouthfeel. If it were possible to pack this much hop essence into a beer without using green hops, I think this would be the perfect IPA. But as it is, it is very good, but the green hops impart a little more grassiness than I would like. Can't complain, however, as it is still one of the best IPA's I've had.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2008 07:57:59 | More by neonbrown82
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A great big thanks to lightindarkness for trading this to me and giving me the chance to taste this fine brew. I'm a big fan of harvest ales, and this is a nice one from one of my favorite breweries. Pours a slightly hazy orange/amber with a head that fades to a thin cap but leaves some spotty lacing.Beautiful fresh hop smell, herbal and citrusy and maybe even a touch vegetal- but pleasantly so. Taste has similar herbal notes as well as some citrus, but here there is much more of a piney note and the herbal notes don't go so far as to be vegetal. Nicely integrated, and somewhat soft in the mouth up front, there is a slight spiciness and herbal bitterness at the end. Very easy to drink, delicious.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2008 19:32:01 | More by Georgiabeer
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francisweizen

Arizona

4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fresh-ish 22oz brown glass bomber. Glowing golden orange/amber with a nice tight, white, head of foam. Lacing and retention are decent if not mind blowing. Aromas of fresh piney citrusy hops as well as bread basket biscuity malts, with a nice candy hop sweetness as well. Taste is chewy pine resin hop and fresh baked bread malt with some other nice complexities in the mix as well. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, light and refreshing which lends an excellent drinkability to this product. Awesome stuff. Probably even better fresh and on tap in the midwest.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2008 04:46:34 | More by francisweizen
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Biggness

New York

4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer pours a rather clear amber with a 1 fingered head and some lacing. The majority of the nose is of malt. This IPA has one of the nicest malt bases I have ever tasted, a tad light on the hops, imo... which suprised me, generally FFF is known for super hopping things. By not over hopping this beer and the wonderful malt base this beer is extremely drinkable. The mouthfeel is decent, the carbonation level might be a tad low.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2008 00:08:46 | More by Biggness
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atpben

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ordered this beer from Archer liquors in Chicago. Poured into an imperial pint glass. Pours a nice dark orange-red color with half inch head. Great aroma of citrusy hops, some light caramel, honey, and spice(wow). Lot of pine? in the taste which was great. I also tasted some very light coconut and some caramel. Very unique tasting to me. Reminds me of bourbron for some reason. Very well balanced and smooth. I love this beer. Wow. I wish I had a few more bottles left.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2009 02:22:16 | More by atpben
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours an amber color with a tan head and some nice lacing as it goes down.

S: Plenty of citus and floral hops atop a nice caramel malt backbone.

T: Citrus and tropical hops with some orange and pineapple. In the background is a bready, biscuity malt.

M: Medium body with good carbonation.

D: Very, very drinkable. A very nice IPA.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2009 23:57:53 | More by Thorpe429
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alleykatking

Indiana

4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22oz bottle.

A- Pours a semi-hazy amber orange color. 1 1/2 finger yellowish head that dies down leaving some sticky lacing on the sides of the glass. Nothing to over the top but good.

S- Big citrus and grapefruit notes to this in the forefront of the nose. There is a nice balance going on with the piney hops mixing with a sweet caramel malt backbone on this. I pick up some biscuty notes in this as well. Just...well...a good smelling beer.

T- This is a fantastic harvest beer! The citrus hops come through in a big way in the forefront of this beer...a semi-sweet middle from the malts mix well with a citrus hops undertone bring up the end with a slight bitterness that doesn't take it too extreme. Just right in my opinion.

M- Medium mouthfeel with this one. Carbonation is just about right leaving the beer to prance across the palate. Big hop resin left everywhere in the mouth....on the teeth, tongue, and the roof of your mouth. Very pleasant light bitter aftertaste in this one.

D- This is a highly drinkable beer that hides the ABV well. I would recommend this to a hop head and let them enjoy the fruits of FFF's labor!

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2009 04:06:05 | More by alleykatking
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SuperNova777

Indiana

4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Notes from 10/14/10

A:Pours a semi-transparent orange color with a fingers worth of head that fall slowly, Very good lacing left down the glass

S:Really nice aroma coming off the top of this. Citrus, grapefruit, and pineapple
hops inviting you in to get another whiff of the goodness

T:Just as smell detects pure awesomeness. Up front it taste like some honey malt makes way for the radical wave of hops that hits next, the citrus and tropical hops come thru with a coating of flavor on the palate. Bite on the backend is subtle and very refreshing, quality malt balances out the brew with out taking away from the hops.

M:Nice body and carbonation, palate is left moist and wanting more

D:Just as good as I remember last years being, the fresh hops really make this one
fantastic to drink. Super good nose on it along with the taste coming thru on the hop side but being balanced out by the malts without taking away from the hop flavor. If available to you I suggest coughing up the $10 to try out a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2010 15:35:17 | More by SuperNova777
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cnally

Indiana

4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A weird troll doll on the label: Not normal. Fresh hop harvest ale: Very very normal.

The appearance is a slightly hazy golden orange body and a frothy huge bubbled white head, sticky and lacy to the glass.

The aroma is a massive delicious hop aroma, big piney ones right up front. The malt used retains a good grainy and sweet aroma.

Mmmmm. The remarkable thing about a harvest ale is the unrelenting hop flavor, not necessarily overly bitter, just very piney and spicy. Additional flavors are buoyed by the malts used, with a sweet caramel aspect, almost with a toffee finish. This is all balanced with a high level of grapefruit citrus.

The mouthfeel is understandably thick and sticky, but feels a little undercarbonated, but hey, I'm not complaining.

A very good beer with a good balance between the bitter and the sweet. This doesn't try to be too heavily skewed to one side or the other, and the resulting flavor is sublime.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2010 01:02:54 | More by cnally
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generalnotsew

Tennessee

4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Solid 1 finger head. Body is light orange. Still a bit of a cold but see what I can do here. Smell is a sweet and sour mixture of citrusy hops. Not very bitter in the nose. Now that is a very smooth sweet grapefruit taste. Much different from a typical IPA. Not at all that bitter. Mouthfeel is light and tingly. Drinkability thru the roof.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2010 02:03:21 | More by generalnotsew
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Gosox8787

New Hampshire

4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Presentation: 22 oz. bomber bottle with no freshness date poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass in two parts. Thanks to rhodeska for including a bottle in our trade.

Appearance: Gold to orange in color with a two finger frothy white head. Really good retention on the head. Nice lacing as I drink the glass.

Aroma: Citrus and orange zest. Lots of grapefruit notes and a touch of lemon as well. The hops dominate and provide a fruity and bitter background.

Taste: Big hop presence with orange zest, grapefruit rind, and a touch of pine pitch. The more of this I have, the more the flavor really pops. Not much malt background. A bit bitter, but the fruity hops provide a clean aftertaste and make this really refreshing.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and extremely smooth. Very refreshing.

Drinkability: The ABV is not too intense and I find this to be really refreshing. I can easily find myself through a six pack of these in 12 oz. form.

Overall, a really nice harvest ale that I liked at first and loved by the end of the bottle. The flavors are great and crisp. I could drink this all day. The wet hops definitely add a nice character to this.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2010 01:20:56 | More by Gosox8787
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fastpass17

New York

4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz Bottle

A: Light gold in color, strong carbonation, two finger head to start fades over the drink.

S: Tropical fruit, light citrus, bread in the background.

T: Citrus, pine, stand in the forefront, malt backs up nicely. Body is creamy and rich.

D: I want more of this please. Very session-able.

M: Hops are key, yet are not overwhelming very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2010 04:32:05 | More by fastpass17
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – Pours into a tulip with a hazy orange color and about a half finger of white head that dissipates quickly leaving slight lacing.

Smell – A nice tropical citrus aroma, floral hops, and slight malts.

Taste – An interesting floral flavor up front mixed with pineapple and orange. Honestly, it tastes like ripe fruit – awesome. The hops are a bit spicy, not very bitter, and add a nice balance.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, surprisingly creamy, decent carbonation, finishes a hint dry.

Overall – This is a great beer. I am enjoying this thoroughly and honestly think this is one of my new favorites from Three Floyds.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2011 01:58:25 | More by SpdKilz
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brian44556

Kentucky

4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a 22oz bottle into a New Castle pint glass. No dating on the bottle, but this one is fresh. You don't see seasonal FFF sit on the shelves long at all.

Pours a hazy orange with a 1 finger head. A thick lace is left on the sides of the glass. Smell is of fresh hops, caramel, malts, tropical fruits, and citrus. Hops are so fresh it smells like you are smelling an actual hop plant. With each sip you get a strong bitterness from the hops, but they are well balanced with the mild malt profile. Mouthful is superb with an excellent carbonation level and nice crisp finish. Overall a great fall offering. With all of the Oktoberfest beers coming out in the fall this is a great offering to mix things up a bit. This ranks 2nd overall for the FFF beers, slightly behind Gumballhead.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2011 01:35:13 | More by brian44556
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Sideswipe

California

4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber from my good friend AleWatcher. Thanks Jeff!

Broo Doo pours a beautiful orange/amber color capped with a finger of creamy looking white foam. The head recedes slowly leaving some nice lacing on the sides of the glass. The aroma is citrus fruit and pale malt, with the emphasis on the citrus. Taste is big on bitter grapefruit up front with notes of orange and pineapple following closely behind. The malt bill adds a bit of caramel and biscuit mid-palate. Nice hoppy bitterness rules the finish. Feel is medium with a medium level of carbonation. The hops really shine in this offering from FFF. Exquisite citrusy bitterness balanced by a nicely integrated malt backbone make for a very tasty and easy drinking brew. Highly recommended!

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2011 04:38:46 | More by Sideswipe
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LiquidCucumber

Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours slightly hazy amber with a finger of foam atop. A pretty nice looking beer.

S - Lots of the hops here, much of the earthy scent that comes from wet hops (a bit skunky), but also many scents of sweet fruits like [a ton of] citrus and mango.

T - Hop candy like none other. Succulent, fruity and immensely complex. Also very bitter; this one is bordering on a harvest DIPA given that is actually does have a bit of a malt backbone.

M - Light to medium in MF and quite carbonated. Makes this brew refreshing.

O - Hands down the best harvest IPA I've had. The fresh tasting hops bang you over the head and make you come back for more.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2011 05:32:53 | More by LiquidCucumber
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loweball727

Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a dark orange with a tow finger white head. Very nice head retention gives a nice lacing on the side of the glass when sipped. Love seeing the carbonation feed the head

S - Punch you in the nose hoppy! It was a magnificent hoppy/piney/citrusy party in my nose

T - A very intense hoppy flavor with a unique tart grapefruit finish. Very well balanced flavors

M - Light on the tongue with noticeable carbonation

O - Love IPA's and this wet hopped selection was awesome. Never have I had a IPA with a grapefruit twist on it. Bottle was unique and this 3 Floyd's goes on my list of seasonals to watch for.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2011 02:30:39 | More by loweball727
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FanofHefe

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into a Duvel tulip; no dating on the bottle or label, but I'm holding out hope for 3F. Pours a deep golden color with bits of orange hue. Lots of carbonation. Three finger light tan head that has good retention, settling into a creamy cap and leaving spotty lacing along the glass.

The aroma seems to unveil new scents every time I smell it. Started off with pine resin, then quickly transitioned to floral and tropical notes. The sweet malt aroma seems very typical of other Three Floyds brews I've had, so it must be a result of a signature malt or yeast. Nice aroma overall.

The flavor is equally as good as the aroma, but the piney and grassy bitterness come through stronger than in the aroma. Citrus flavors, primarily grapefruit and a little orange, also add some nice complexity to the flavor. A sweet malt flavor balances the bitterness very well.

Medium to light mouthfeel with the typical oily hop texture. I'm a big fan of the wet hop ales and this one ranks up there with the best of them.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2011 22:12:03 | More by FanofHefe
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ChugginOil

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this in a bottle, now its time for a fresh draft from The House Pub.

Pours a hazy brown tinted orangd. An inch of fluffy white head sits with good retention.

The nose is full of ripe citrus fruit such as grapefruit, orange and and sweet berry juice. This is a great nose that welcomes me with grace. There is a bit of sweet malt in the mix. Kind of reminds me of Trix cereal for some reason. Lovely nose.

The taste is blasting my buds with extreme fruitiness. A bouquet of grapefruits, citrus fruit and sweet malt that brings a biscuit like flavor. This is definitely better tasting on draft.

The mouthfeel is crisp with ample carbonation, creamy texture, and dry finish.

Overall, it doesnt get much better than this. Full of exploding fruit flavor with a touch of sweet malt to finish it off. Great brew that makes me even more excited for the fall season.

Serving type: on-tap

10-31-2011 06:50:39 | More by ChugginOil
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djhowell

Wisconsin

4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Two fingers of fluffy white head that settles to one. The body is a darker amber color. Quite a bit of lacing as this one goes down.
S: Pine and lots of citrus in the nose: grapefruit, orange, maybe a bit of lime. A little malt, sweet and bisquit-y.
T: Very similar to the smell, maybe a little more pine in the flavor than the nose which adds some nice complexity. The malts keep things balanced without being overly sweet which keeps the finish nice and dry.
M: Good carbonation, smooth, creamy, with a nice dry finish. Leaves your mouth watering.
O: I think I may have to stop back and see if I can grab another bottle or two of this, despite the $9 price tag. Delicious, and a nice clean finish; this is one great harvest ale.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2011 23:01:10 | More by djhowell
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Rizalini

Nevada

4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Recieved in a trade from CWBlues. Thanks Cy!
Poured from a bomber into my Deschutes tulip.

A - Pours a golden yellow color, maybe a little orangish. 1 finger of foamy white head that clings to the glass.

S - I got a whiff of a crisp, freshness when I popped this one open. Almost like a fresh cut apple. But when you get into it, this one has all the right aromas. Apricot, grapefruit, piney pineapple. Great hop aroma.

T/M - The taste is not as hop forward as the smell leads on to. More smooth and malty than hoppy in my opinion. There's a hint of sweetness in the middle, followed by the hop bitterness. Medium mouthfeel, great carbonation.

O - Just another great beer from Three Floyds. Do they even make a bad beer? The beer looks good, smells good, and tastes even better. Big thanks to Cy for sending this one my way! Great beer, wish I could get it out here.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2011 09:10:27 | More by Rizalini
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madvermin

California

4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a caramel orange with pure white head. Good lacing with a thin layer of head retained throughout.

Smells of sweet citrus, with soft grapefruit and mandarin orange coming out the most. Caramel malts balance the nose well. Weediness rounds it out.

Taste is a fantastic citrus explosion, with the slightest sweetness from the malts making it into an incredibly flavorful beer. Not unlike grapefruit with just a bit of sugar sprinkled on it, which I happen to like more than almost any other fruit combo.

Mouthfeel is clean and slightly harsh due to the excess hops. Keeps the mouth slightly sticky but mostly clean and enhances the drinkability significantly. Overall an incredibly balanced and sensational IPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2012 03:24:01 | More by madvermin
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buschbeer

Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

650ml bottle
Served in a conical pint glass.

A - It's golden amber in color. I have about an inch of off white head.

S - I could smell this bottle across the kitchen when I tossed the cap in the trash. Resiny pine crept towards my nostrils. Once I poured it the mango and tropical fruits became apparent.

T - It starts with mango and ends with pine.

M - Moderate with adequate carbonation.

O - This beer reminds me of Sculpin. I is similar but has enough subtle differences to be enjoyable on a different level. Good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2012 00:45:59 | More by buschbeer
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lightindarkness

Florida

4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

'07 bomber into an imperial pint.

Beautiful for an IPA, pours a slightly hazed golden amber color with a little coppery depth. A thin cream head leaves patchy bubbles and light lacing.

The nose on this ale is distinctly hoppy, with big pine cone and sappy aromas, loaded with juicy grapefruit and peach. Some warm sugary candy sweetness mingles with light caramel malts and some faint grains.

Initial taste is not as daunting as the smell indicates, but it grows in depth as it warms. Up front puckery bitterness is balanced with soft malty notes that are quickly eroded by the aggressive hops. Bright juicy citrus and piny resin dominate, but the undercurrent of sweetness and bread hold on until the rising dry bitterness at the finish, leaving a light lingering sweetness. Overall rich full hop taste.

Characterized by a sticky hop hold and dry finish. Clean unobtrusive carbonation and medium body really make for a nice feel.

Seemingly bigger than most IPAs, this one delivers full-on hop taste with great flavor. Very drinkable, but not as highly so as some more balanced beers of this style.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2008 13:38:57 | More by lightindarkness
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jpalarchio

Michigan

4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a perfectly clear amber color; not sure I've seen a beer so clear before. Smells a nice clean hoppy smell, nothing overwhelming. Not a crazy hop bomb, just a nice IPA.

Very drinkable. Not sure what I paid for this, seems like it was a bit on the pricey side though. Good quality beer, glad I tried it.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2009 03:21:35 | More by jpalarchio
Broo Doo from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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