Broo Doo - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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2.75/5 rDev -35.6%
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.
10-16-2011 16:32:14 | More by pschul4
2.84/5 rDev -33.5%
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.
03-04-2014 20:07:28 | More by magictacosinus
3.03/5 rDev -29%
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.
04-10-2010 13:31:36 | More by SpeedwayJim
3.2/5 rDev -25.1%
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.
11-24-2009 02:57:22 | More by OttoBomb
3.2/5 rDev -25.1%
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.
10-29-2010 03:32:24 | More by AgentZero
3.35/5 rDev -21.5%
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.
07-11-2009 23:35:36 | More by bgreg3
3.38/5 rDev -20.8%
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.
10-30-2010 02:45:45 | More by Ryan011235
3.38/5 rDev -20.8%
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.
11-22-2009 23:06:05 | More by bound4er
Broo Doo from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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