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Broo Doo - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 1284
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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pschul4

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

On tap at Tap House Grille in St. Charles, IL.

A- Bright orange with one finger head that leaves a nice lacing

S- Unfortunately it is served very cold and leaves only faint piney hop scents as it warms

T- Very piney flavor and harsh alcohol backbone, would definitely like to have this about 10 degrees warmer but I ordered spicy food and was unable to stop myself from drinking it quickly :(

M- Kind of astringenty with tons of alcohol burn, not very pleasant

O- Really disappointed in this one may try again in a bottle where I have more control over serving temp.

Serving type: on-tap

10-16-2011 16:32:14 | More by pschul4
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magictacosinus

California

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
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SpeedwayJim

New York

3.03/5  rDev -29%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to Lucas from Local BIF 3 for this one. A bottle with the weirdest artwork I've ever, and I think WILL ever see. WTF is that anyway?!?!? Poured from a 22oz. bomber into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

A: Standard pour yields a 3 finger off-white head with moderate retention. Beer is a clear light orange-yellow. Lacing is string and spotty with decent stick.

S: Hops, cane sugar, subtle citrus, tea leaves, and caramel. Almost like an English bitter.

T: Hops, tea leaf bitterness, citrus, all strung together on a nice, malt backbone. Tea is the second dominant flavor here though and although appreciated, it takes away from the crispness of the taste, replacing it with a more toned down flavor.

M: Light to medium bodied with surprisingly little carbonation. Very smooth and dull which doesn't do much to help the flavor. Finish is rather clean with little lingering aftertaste.

D: A solid IPA albeit not a run of the mill creation. The tea leaf flavor is much appreciated but a bit out of place. Still, a nice offering from FFF that's definitely worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2010 13:31:36 | More by SpeedwayJim
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OttoBomb

Illinois

3.2/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

22 oz. bomber poured into a 16 oz. tulip pint glass (November 23, 2009).

Eyes: Pours a thick orange, very little light passes through the glass. A large frothy head is created and stands nicely.

Nose: Wow! A strong fresh citrus hop aroma wafts up. Fruity and piney.

Tongue: I'm overwhelmed by the by the wholesome, fresh hoppy flavor (cut grass, piney citrus), but that's all there is. The straight bitterness is undeniable and pushes everything else aside.

Mouth: Medium bodied, crisp and metallic.

Libation: I understand what the style & goal of this brew is, but I'm underwhelmed with the product. The great hop aroma and flavor is dominated by the fierce bitterness. Not as complex as I'd have hoped. It's one and done for this brew in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2009 02:57:22 | More by OttoBomb
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AgentZero

Illinois

3.2/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Golden orange color with a three finger, eggshell white head that had decent retention.

S - Fruity, lot of wet hops, like it says on the bottle. Also a ton of alcohol on this one that I thought diminished the smell a lot.

T - Some resiny hops, very bitter. I didn't like the combination of bitter pine and sugar, just didn't work for me. Bad phenol aftertaste in there. There's some interesting tropical fruit in here, but doesn't do enough to save the beer.

M - Medium bodied with a fairly high dose of carbonation.

D - Normally I drink the whole bomber, but gave half of this one to my friend as I didn't like it enough to finish it.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2010 03:32:24 | More by AgentZero
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bgreg3

Indiana

3.35/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A dark orange color is given off by the brew with a foam head that sticks around for a while and leaves a nice ring minutes after the initial pour. A strong hop presence comes to the nostril and with some malt and barely hinting around in the back.

This beer will give a hop lover his fix, that is pretty much what it is the entire time , I taste some spice in the middle , but hops are all throughout the taste experience. This isn't exactly my style IPA I like a little more flavor in them then just hops, I'm more of a dreadnaught fan than this one.It is a little heavy on the palate and has just the right amount of carbonation. Good mouthfeel overall.

This is a decent drinker for IPA but I still prefer more citrus to keep the hop build up from overload.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2009 23:35:36 | More by bgreg3
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bound4er

Wisconsin

3.38/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really nice looking - big, pillowy off white head on top of a faint orange colored, slightly turbid beer. Leaves a ton a lacing. I was expecting more on the nose - a bit of green hops and some faint bread aromas. The taste was also a let down - no malt flavors or much from the hops other than plenty of finishing bitterness. Maybe I am imagining things but I also detect some alcohol - I didn't think this is possible on a 5.5% ABV beer. Medium bodied and well carbonated. Drinkability is fine - finishing a bomber was not a problem. I guess comparisons are inevitable to Founder's Harvest Ale. This beer isn't even in the same league as Harvest Ale.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2009 23:06:05 | More by bound4er
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Ryan011235

Ohio

3.38/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter on 10/29/10

Split with MbpBugeye

Mostly clear, golden amber color. Poured a 1/4th inch foam that dissipates quickly to a skim. Some splotches of drippy lace are left. A few floaties in there.

Reasonably hoppy aroma. Floral with a juicy, somewhat citric bent. Mellowed blend of tangerine, lemon peel, orange rind & grapefruit, albeit to a lesser extent. Decent malt offset; not too sweet. Calls to mind cotton candy, bubblegum.

Hop flavor is decent & resiny enough but seems smoothed over. Kind of juicy, floral & muddled. There isn't much bitterness either. Malts aren't too prominent, just a toasted breadiness & a slight sugar cookie sweetness.

Medium bodied with a touch of grittiness. Carbonation is lower than average, so it has a smoother feel, though it's sticky enough to weigh it down a bit. Mild bitterness lingers.

Broo Doo is easy enough to drink, if only slightly above average. Seems like an ok take on a San Diego IPA. I imagine it would be enjoyable on tap.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2010 02:45:45 | More by Ryan011235
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Wisconsinality

Wisconsin

3.43/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bomber poured into imperial pint.

A- Pours a burnt orange that has some good haze to it. A half finger worth of head that sticks around for a while and leaves a nice cap on the beer. Minimal lacing is left behind.

S- Hops, sweet hops. More piney than anything and some grassiness in there as well. No real malt to speak of.

T- Big piney hops on the for front. The malt is more present in the taste that adds a little bit of sweetness to it. I pick up the same grassy notes but also an almost caramel like flavor.

M- Medium to full bodied with low carbonation. Not too much in the way of a hop bite. Pretty smooth otherwise.

D- Not much more than average for the style. Decent flavor and smell but again not outstanding. I think I prefer Dreadnaught to this.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2010 06:45:52 | More by Wisconsinality
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MbpBugeye

Ohio

3.43/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Many thanks to Ryan011235 for the chance to try this.
Ive been getting through a lot of fresh/wet/harvest/moist/damp/cold/autumn/estate/yakima/overnighted hopped beers this season. This one claims to be one of the better ones.

A- Rich orange, brightly highlighted. Its capped off with a sticky froth. Its pretty nice and glowing looking. Im getting lots of little pearls of lace.

S- Thick, sticky, dank, resinous hop oils lay siege to the nose. Dandelions and wild onions are conjured up. Sugar coated sweetness of cotton candy and grapefruit hack through the undergrowth. Pine bough is also noted amongst it all. After many attempts to cut through the dense hops I found a little bit of sweet malts.

T- Very sticky, dense hop oils brace the tongue. Sweet tastes of unicorns, princess fairies and wishing trolls are layered under threshed overgroth, pine, onion and dandelion pollen.

M- Vastly under carbonated, especially by the end of the glass. The appearance hides this fault well, but the beer just feels watery.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2010 02:07:03 | More by MbpBugeye
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rhinos00

Colorado

3.48/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 650 mL bottle into a pint glass.

A- Nice amber glow with hints of orange. Some carbonation with a half inch of white head.

S- First whiff reveals a wonderful aromatic experience. Very green and piney, fresh hops.

T- Sort of a let down. Hops presence was there, but not much else.

M- Medium to light bodied. Had a very watered down texture to it. Somewhat unpleasant.

D- Lack of diversified taste and watered down texture made this hard to stomach. I was counting down the minutes hoping this bomber would pass rather quickly.

Overall, a huge disappointment (I'm a big fan of Dreadnaught). The watered down texture really effected my experience as did the lack of taste. I'm not sure if this is the typical texture and taste of the beer but, I'm hoping that it was just this particular bottle. So far out of all the hoppy beers I have had, this has been one of the worst. I will have to review this beer to see if there is a difference.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2008 02:10:57 | More by rhinos00
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ThreeWiseMen

California

3.5/5  rDev -18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Got this in a recent trade with fogdog: my FFF dealer.

Poured into a Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Opaque, auburn body with loose, soapy, off-white head. Dissipates to a thin, bubbly film after a short while. Pretty sticky looking - nice lacing. Looks pretty damn malty, but otherwise very good!

Smell: Extremely floral and perfume-like, with a bit of astringent alcohol. There's some caramel malt as well as some piney hops. Smells okay I suppose, but not at all like I anticipated (or hoped).

Taste: Pine throughout. Big and malty with a mildly bitter, oily hop finish. Caramel, pie crust, herbs, and spices as well. Not really diggin this.

Mouthfeel: Really malty; thick and creamy for the style. Carbonation is a bit low, but it fits the style well. Wish that this were a bit more balanced, but whatever.

Drinkabilty: This is my second FFF IPA, and I'm again left unimpressed. Both have felt and tasted over-malted and heavy. Too heavy and a bit bland.

Taste:

Mouthfeel:

Drinkkability:

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2009 04:56:38 | More by ThreeWiseMen
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jdskinns

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Tons of sediment in the bottom of a bomber. Split this one with a friend. Sweet bubblegum smell when poured in a glass. Started off mostly bitter with a slightly citrus, slightly sweet taste. Gets better as it warms, citrus taste really comes out and the unappealing bitterness fades. Not a bad beer overall, but there was a heavy spicyness that felt like I was drinking a shot of pepper with my beer. Very offputting.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2009 06:45:15 | More by jdskinns
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emmasdad

Colorado

3.53/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Received this bottle as an extra in a recent trade, and shared it at a recent tasting. Poured a golden-orange color, with a little bit of a white head. Aromas of pine, citrus and sweet malt. On the palate, medium bodied, with flavors of nuts, caramel and light hops. Not a great beer, but a nice surprise.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2010 02:27:20 | More by emmasdad
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

3.53/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed on 3/13/2010. Bottle thanks to alexsdad06. Pours a slightly hazy orange with a thick white head. Aroma of hop oils, citrus, grassy hops, caramel malt. Flavor of caramel malt, grassy hops, light citrus. Pretty decent IPA but not a favorite of mine.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2010 19:45:54 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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LikaThaHops

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into snifter.

A- Poured golden into snifter, see through and very bubbly.

S- Smells strong of grapefruit and some fresh pine. A nice floral backside.

T- Intense hops up front. Flowery, bitter aftertaste.

M- Creamy bubbly, light, crisp.

D- Decent. for the price vs the product and other products they have put out, it's ok for a seasonal for sure.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2010 05:49:38 | More by LikaThaHops
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Ghenna

California

3.55/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Received as part of a /r/beertrade BOTM.

Lots of hops, mostly pine with an undercurrent of tangerine, on the nose. The citrus comes out to prominance as the beer warms.

The taste is pretty much standard pale ale. Not malty, dry finish.

You can tell that the real work is done on dry hopping, which provides a magnificent nose. Taste, however, is pretty standard.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2011 03:45:18 | More by Ghenna
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Crass3000

Minnesota

3.55/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a real nice yellow in color. Can't see through the beer. Head was a tiny, white, and had little retention.

Smell is muted but seems to be tropical forward. There seems to be some caremal malts in the background that adds sweetness to the nose. Taste is more piny (85%) with a little tropical (15%) as far as the hop bill. There's still a little sweet caremal in the background but it really takes the back seat to the pine.

I'm assuming this must be an older bottle so take from that what you will. It seems the Three Floyds that pops up in Hudson, WI is sometimes older. Given they say October release and I just got this in the store today and its the first time I've seen it, one can only assume it must taste better fresh.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2012 19:01:43 | More by Crass3000
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jrallen34

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I drank this from the bottle into a chalice.

This beer pours a murky orange with a light white head that had decent retention and lacing.

The aroma has hints of orange and robust hops.

The taste is decent overall but has some flaws. The start is sweet with citrus but then there is a burst of bitterness that lasts until several secods after you swallow. I don't mind a good bitter beer but there is a metallic flavor to this that makes a little unpalatable.

Mouthfeel is very stron, but the metal brings down the drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2009 15:22:20 | More by jrallen34
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kbutler1

Minnesota

3.58/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Pours an opaque burnt orange color with a fluffy 1 finger head. Very strong aroma of citrus hops with notes of orange rind and grapefruit. Also has a sweet smell in the nose like orange. Sweet malt upfront with a full bodied flaovr balance of the citrus type hop flavors. Ends with a lingering bitterness. Medium mouthfeel. Pretty good overall and would drink again. Have to love the bottle label.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2010 14:28:38 | More by kbutler1
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oline73

Maryland

3.58/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a snifter.

Appearance: Pours an orangish amber with a finger of off white head that fades to a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Just a touch of sweetness from the malt with a strong citrus hop profile.

Taste: This one has a good balance. The hops seem quite fresh, citrus peel hop bitterness. The finish is really bitter and perhaps a bit peppery.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with smooth carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This is a solid fresh hop IPA. Not my favorite from the brewery but still pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 21:58:13 | More by oline73
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libbey

British Indian Ocean Territory

3.6/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a NB globe. Thanks to rmcnealy for the chance to try this one.

A: The beer pours a pretty copper orange with a huge fluffy white head that had good retention and left a nice trail of lacing throughout the session.

S: Very malt forward with a big bready nose which had a nice citrus finish on the end. The fresh hops have clearly faded but the malt bill base shows that this beer was probably a great one when fresh.

T: Again malt forward which reconfirms to me that this bad boy is past it's prime. Hop presence is there but it is kind of muddled which tends to happen with wet hop beers if they have been sitting to long.

M: The carbonation is spot on with a nice medium body finish. There is a hint of slick oily residue but the overall finish is pretty dry.

O: Overall wet hop (harvest) ales are one of my favorites but even more so than your standard IPA's they must be consumed fresh to enjoy them in all their glory. This one has faded to much for my liking but I will certainly revisit this beer if the chance presents itself in the Fall when the hop presence is still strong...

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2012 21:15:05 | More by libbey
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kruthar

Indiana

3.63/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

picked this up at my local craft beer store, first time i had ever seen it and got really interested.

A - Rich golden color almost like an apple juice pour. Light creamy colored head that dissipates quickly.

S - Smells of a pretty traditional IPA crisp sweet strong hop smell, beautiful.

T - now here is the rub. really the only taste im getting is straight bitter. watery entry, very bitter taste, none of the sweet taste that i had hoped for in the smell.

M - smooth beginning that has a carbonated bite finish.

D - The bitter ness is a great thing if that is your style, but for those that don't thoroughly enjoy the bitterness this could be a sipper.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2010 01:22:04 | More by kruthar
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mjtiernan

New York

3.63/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to JohnPPutz for this bottle!

As Vince Vaughn said in Dodgeball when he saw Christine Taylor’s home decor... “Dear Barbara.” SCARY 22oz bottle poured into a New Belgium Globe.

Bottled ??/??/11

A: Copper and hazy. Nice pillow of foam that dissipates until it is nearly gone except for a small ring around the outside of the glass. Leaves a very oily appearance.

S: Not as much fresh citrus and pine as I expected. Grassy with an apparent smell of malt, alcohol and what I can most closely identify as licorice.

T: Slightly sweet malt turns into pine. I get a little bit of pineapple and just a touch of the onion-y hop flavor that I dislike.

M: A little oily but not enough to be a distraction. Not as much of a tingling sensation as with some other hop-forward beers.

O: In the realm of IPAs, it was pretty good. But I expect different/more from a Fresh Hop ale. I’m not feeling the benefit of all the trouble that goes into brewing with fresh hops with this one.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2011 03:50:18 | More by mjtiernan
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headbucket

Ohio

3.63/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I am reviewing off of the last pour from the bottle and it is more opaque than the first pours i believe. Nice oily appearance with bubbles of foam around the glass and some lacing left.

Smell of sweet candied hops and some malt. Sweetness being predominant.

Sweet candied fruits and hop bitterness leading into some sweet maltss. There is a lingering bitterness that is different from the initial flavor that im not loving. There is a ton of hop flavor but it doesn't seem as distinctly "fresh-hopped" as others do.

Smooth and slick mouthfeel.

Overall, not as good as i was hoping. As i said above, this seems more like a regular ipa than a fresh hop beer. Also the aftertaste is a bit off putting. The beer starts off with nice fruity hop flavors but turns into an odd sweet/malty bitterness that overpowers the initial pleasant flavors. I would probably try again on-tap but will look elsewhere for my fresh hop fix in the future.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2012 02:17:11 | More by headbucket
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Broo Doo from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 1,284 ratings.