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Broo Doo - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 1281
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

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Photo of 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
Photo of Heres2Beer


3.7/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

What can I say, I'm a sucker for anything FFF's. I saw this in WI at Casanova, had to pick one up.

Served into a tulip from a 22 oz. bottle.

Appearance - Very nice deep copper hue with a tight laced white head. Quickly faded into a typical fresh hopped beer.

Smell - Nothing spectacular. Had a huge simcoe nose, really earthy, no citrus hops like I expected from FFF, but that's not a bad thing, just different.

Taste - Lots of simcoe hops, piney, pungent, no citrus hops. Really not a lot of malt here, I expected a bit more.

Mouthfeel - Very nice. Not too thing, coats the mouth briefly with the fresh hopped flavor, doesn't linger.

Overall - 3.5, not another spectacular release from 3 FFF's. I wouldn't trade for it that's for sure. However, it's worth a purchase if you can get it in your local market.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2011 22:43:26 | More by Heres2Beer
Photo of pokesbeerdude


4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle courtesy of ScrimshawFan. Into a NB Globe.

A: Mostly clear copper in color with an almost khaki colored head that bubbles up to about an inch and doesn't want to fade away. Fair amount of carbonation moves up from the nucleation point. Excellent lacing left behind.

S: Dank wet hops, quite herbal, and a fair amount of pine as well. Decent amount of citrus finds its way into the nose as well. Under that is a decent malt profile with strong caramel notes.

T: Quite good, nice mix of piney hops and caramel malt goodness. Huge bitterness that lingers on the tongue for a long time after the swallow. Tons of hop resins coat the tongue and leave a lingering soapy bitterness. Very nice caramel malt profile to balance the bitterness out. A lot of flavor here, very tasty.

M: Lighter body with a touch too much carbonation. Finish is dry that lingers on with excellent bitterness. Tone the carbonation down a bit and this would be fantastic.

O: A very nice fresh hop IPA. Has everything that I love to have in an IPA with the distinct fresh hop characteristics. Very enjoyable beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2011 21:18:30 | More by pokesbeerdude
Photo of WVbeergeek


4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brought up the river from my brother Hopapocalypse...anybody else out there been trying to get Three Floyd's in Ohio and unable to get it. Well, my bro delivered with the goods and let me in on the place carrying their stuff. He surprised me with a Broodoo to share and a 3F's Dreadnaught, althought we weren't able to make it to their Annivesary party we were still having a fine time reconnecting this one and sharing it. Pours a slightly hazed peach glowing amber with a bright orange highlighted body, head is fine whitevery thick and well formed with the fresh wet hop oils making so much sense. Aroma is full of citrus a touch of bubblegum and booming with tropical fruit mango/pineapple to be exact super hoppy aromatics coming out. Flavor has fresh hops exploding with vinous herbal citrius and tropical fruit notes, again a nice sugary coated malt presence joins the party to balance out the raw wet hop profile. Big bone dry bitter hop finish is great, the kind of hops I whole heartedly enjoy. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a slick hop oil texture gliding across the palate with each swig, finishes with a clean citric hop bitterness. Overall an excellent harvest and definitely one of my favorites out of the gate really good drinking beer as long as your splitting 22's with good company.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2011 21:13:50 | More by WVbeergeek
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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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4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle thanks to mbierz.
22oz bottle poured into a Pint, but not my Three Floyds, duh.

A - Pours a dark, murky orange with a finger and a half yellow-cream colored foamy head. Great retention and lacing left on the glass.

S - Pine and very citrusy - Orange, pineapple, grapefruit.

T - The pineapple hits me first, then some sour green apple, and a pine finish. Nice.

D - Good carbonation, slightly sticky in the mouth, a touch bitter also.

O - A nice fresh harvest. I really enjoyed this.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2011 03:02:45 | More by HuskyinPDX
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4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle, no bottling date but it was purchased a couple weeks ago. Pours hazy golden amber color with a nice 2-3 fingers of a dense off white head with fantastic retention that reduces to a lacing cap that lasts. Some nice lacing clings around the glass as well. Aromas of big pine, orange, grapefruit, lemon zest, pineapple, grass, and some spiciness. Some excellent and balanced aromas. Taste of big lemon zest, pine, orange, grapefruit, pineapple, caramel, bread, and spiciness. Nice amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pine, citrus, lemon zest, and spices on the finish. Medium carbonation and body with a nice creamy and smooth mouthfeel. No alcohol noticed at all in the taste or finish. Insane balance of flavor and bitterness. Fantastic drinkability. Overall this is an incredible harvest ale with perfect balance of flavors and is insanely drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2011 03:43:40 | More by superspak
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4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle (2011)

Acquired via trade
Thanks dannyfrost!

Clear, light auburn and orange with a very thin off-white head.

As expected, the aroma is quite hoppy and focuses on citrus: lots of grapefruit and orange with a bit of sweet melon. There's also some grassy aromas peeking through as well. Nearly perfect, as are most of Three Floyd's hoppier aromas.

A very floral and grassy hop flavor with a mild citrus behind it. Simple, yet obviously fresh, and incredibly tasty.

Medium mouthfeel. Incredibly drinkable.

A refreshing, drinkable, tasty fresh hop IPA.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2011 16:26:44 | More by ehammond1
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4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - light orange body. Slightly cloudy. Medium white head

S - grass and citrus pungent fruity hops. Nice hoppy thing here

T - fruity of the tropics. Touch bitter on he back. Nice profile

M - nice carbonation. Medium body

O - good tasty beer. FFF good job

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2011 01:45:18 | More by ColdPoncho
Photo of djhowell


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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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

3F, one of the kings (like alpha king!) of hops, has a harvest ale and I finally have been able to get a bottle by happenstance on a trip to Purdue. Thanks for Village Bottle Shop in West Lafayette for having some left. Golden IPA with a beautiful sheen, and a dirty white, fluffy, rocky head. Super clean and bright pine, lemon, and citrus nose that invites thoughts of summer with a deep whiff. Grass and spice hop bite that lingers and builds. Caramely, slightly sweet base the gives a solid base to let the hops shine. I'm a sucker for all harvest ales, but this is one of the cleanest fresh hop ales I've had in recent years. 3F rocks.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2011 02:25:04 | More by FightingEntropy
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4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into a tulip. Three Floyds still doesn't bottle date (which sucks) but this bottle had just been delivered to the shop when I picked it up. So I'm assuming it doesn't get much fresher here in Madison.

The beer appears a golden copper with a one inch off white head that slowly dissipates leaving some oily lacing.

Aroma has some sweet tropical fruit up front, mango with some pineapple. This is quickly overwhelmed by some pine that is just barely edging into a vegetable quality. It definitely smells dank.

The tropical fruit comes through big at first sip. Mostly sweet mango. The pine follows up this time giving way to a more dominate vegetable taste that almost veers into onion-y territory. Some malt sweetness shows up just long enough to show some backbone before the hops show back up for a crisp bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is fairly full for the style/abv with some slick oiliness from the tremendous amount to hopping.

Overall this is an enjoyable wet hopped ale but the veggie-like hop quality keep it from being truly great.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2011 01:09:44 | More by agotz
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4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle into pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy light golden amber color with a 1.5 finger off-white head. Great, thick lacing.

Loads of pine resin and grapefruit on the nose. Slight hints of grass and a little bit of onion. Definitely dank.

Very clean and unassuming initial taste that is slightly creamy followed by a very well-balanced citrus, bubblegum, and tropical fruit taste. Malt backbone stands up to the hop explosion here, but it isn't grainy in the least. Slight resinous pine aftertaste with a lingering mint-infused alcohol flavor.

Overall an absolutely delicious beer. Hoppy enough to appeal to a hop head but well balanced and smooth enough to make it plenty drinkable. Will definitely seek this out in the future!

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2011 04:40:44 | More by syrupjoe
Photo of TexIndy


4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a Duvel tulip. No dating info but my buddy picked it up at the brewery right after the release date so it's fresh. Was a slightly hazy orange amber color with good carb streams. Had a large, foamy head that settled into a foam cap. Good sheeting with some sticking.

Aroma was citric hops (mainly grapefruit, pineapple, mango, peach?) along with light piney hops and caramel malt. Really good for an IPA. The flavor is c-hops forward with low dose of pine and then some malt at the end to keep the bitterness very low. I liked it but didn't love it. Was missing something but can't really pin it down - maybe a tad more malt or tad more grapefruit vs the other citric? Mouthfeel was creamy and full with crisp carbonation.

Overall, a really good IPA that just missed being great for me. But I can see this really hitting a lot of people's wheel house so do highly recommend it if you love the hops. Not avail here in TX so got from Umagum - many thanks as always! Rotation - can't get here but if avail near me a bottle or two per release. Got a feeling I'll grow into this one [O;Y]

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2011 01:13:47 | More by TexIndy
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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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4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter the golden orange color, 2 inches of white head, and cloudy body entices. A very light pale ale? Oh what the heck lets just call it a harvest ale and forget trying to pick a style. This is still on the light side of colors, thinner on the head than some with a good density.

The smell is of citrus hops, fresh and citrus hints of lemon and grape fruit. A touch of caramel malt is subtle and well in the back ground, a clear sign this isn’t imperial.

The hops here don’t take on just the citrus but they take on a touch of funk and a good twang. I’d like to know what hops are used here. They remind me in part of the founders harvest, but these are at best just a blend with a few similarities. This actually as a flavor that as someone pointed out is a lot like “cat piss” though this was followed by “give me the cat piss beer” so don’t think of this has a bad thing. The malt here balances things well for hop powered beer without the malt pushing things to the sweeter levels.

There is so much hop favor here backed by just the right amount of malt to leave things wonderfully hoppy without getting too bitter to make it off putting. The body and the abv leave thins wonderful!

10 bucks a bottle? God I hate that recommend a beer this over priced, but it is a MUST try for anyone who has an interest in hops. It is simply amazing beer as all the three floyds hoppy offerings.

L 4
S 5
T 4.5
M 4
O 4.5

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2011 01:53:49 | More by bobhits
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4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a slightly hazy orange color, apricot in color sounds about right too, although I could go with apple juice/cider also. Produces a good finger and a half of creamy beige head.

S- Piney, leafy hops but lots of juicy citrus and melon.

T- Very strong hops from the start, leafy and with some dandelion flavor, citrus, lots of pine and resin, and honey round it off. The malt compliments this wonderfully, they blend into the background with a moist, bready sweetness.

M- Medium bodied, strong carbonation, smooth creamy feel with a semi-dry finish.

O- A delicious beer, Three Floyds always rocks the IPAs, but the malt on this one is done especially well, I'm looking forward to next year's batch.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2011 05:58:45 | More by WillCarrera
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3.8/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - One finger mother of pearl colored head. Very clear apple juice looking body. Does not look like something I would gravitate towards.

S - The best part of this beer. Piney, floral, and a hint of sugar cane.

T - A typical IPA that is well balanced. Same as nasal notes but with some kumquat and grapefruit.

M - feels great with nice carbonation and then sucks the saliva from your mouth. Extra bitter back-end.

O - A decent IPA, but nothing special. This was a gift that I am very greatfull for, but don't need to go out of my to try again. Then again, there are not a whole lot of IPAs I would go out of my way to try.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2011 05:24:05 | More by RuckusDu
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New York

3.83/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to crushedvol for this bottle.

A: Pours a nice golden amber with hues of brown. There is about 1/2 finger of head, consisting of tiny bubbles, that slowly dissipates as is settles. There is a little bit of lacing as it drinks.

S: Smells mainly of piney hops. There are some noticeable grapefruit notes in here and just a dash of sweet malt.

T: Starts off sweet, but that melds nicely with huge piney resin. The balance last as the beer remains on the palate. The finish is a big bite of super bitter citrus. And it seems to linger on the taste-buds for quite some time.

M: Medium bodied beer that starts off juicy, but it finishes really dry.

O: This is decent deer. I love the big pine nose and the beginning flavors of this beer, but it finishes too bitter for my taste. I'm really glad to have tried it, but I wouldn't seek it out in the future.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2011 20:54:44 | More by trxxpaxxs
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pale gold, two finger, rocky white head that lingers for a good long while, lacing, and a decent amount of carbonation.
Grapefruit and a resinous piney aroma are bursting out of the glass.
Grapefruit, caramel, and toasty breadiness
Light bodied, hops are strong upfront and backed by a slight malt presence, leaves a great citrusy aftertaste
Bitter, crisp, and well balanced for the style. It's a little expensive though, I paid 9.79 for a 650 ml bottle

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2011 02:43:12 | More by JCaweinstein
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3.88/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured bomber into ~12 oz. Gouden Carolus goblet, which is a very thin glass. And despite the fact, this troll (the label is a troll) held its head well -- nearly a finger! Looks coppery, slight golden.

Aroma is dandelion, honeydew, melony, pretty piney, perfumey.

Broo Doo hits you with a strong bitter, dandelion front. As bitter hops chug along, signs of manageable spiced alcohol make their way to the party. Very floral, some apple to it. Greetings, pears.

Let this one warm up a little, though, before you make your final decision, because the malt starts to come out when you do. And a balance becomes more noticeable, giving imbibers the "best malt money can buy," as advertised on the label, more credibility.

Mouthfeel is OK. A little thicker than I'd like it to be but does eventually thin out. Pretty strong carbonation, I'd say -- prickly well into the second ~8oz. pour from the 22 oz. bomber into the ~12oz. goblet.

Overall, this beer is worthy. Not as delightful as Dreadnaught or Arctic Panzer, despite the "wet" hop, but very worthy for the hopheads, nevertheless. Whatever a harvest ale is supposed to be, I'd rally behind the idea of this being one of the standards.

Take your time on it; don't feel the need for it to be sessionable. And remember, nothing beats the neon colored, troll in a sailors uniform -- or pajamas with a loose neck tie -- label.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2011 04:08:39 | More by rangel2
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4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into a tulip glass

Color is amber, pretty clear with a good white head.

Smell is strong hops, citrus pineapple notes.

Taste is very hoppy with an unusual finish. Almost grapefruit like in the finish with a hint of the piney hops.

A very good IPA, very unique to my taste experience. Three Floyds does not disappoint with this seasonal.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2011 03:37:48 | More by jsulko
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5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Serving Type: 22oz. bottle, current release

A-light red orange, turning leaves, apricot sounds good too

S-As the bottle says fresh green "wet" hops picked right from the vine

T-Great fresh wet hop profile, lots of orange and piney notes up front with a nice malt backbone perfect for autumn

M-Exceptional mouthfeel extreme drinkability

O-Definitely the best wet hop harvest ale I have ever had and will definitely be getting a couple more this month highly recommmended to hop heads and 3 floyds fans alike

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2011 04:24:18 | More by Mitchill
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4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Amber in color with nice carbonation bubbles. Nice fat bubbly head. Sticky lacing clings to the glass

S - Lots of Pineapple/Mango, hops, pine.

T - pine and citrus hops. Bitterness mellows out on the backend as mild malts come through.

M - Light to medium with good carbonation.

Another solid brew from FFF.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2011 02:32:14 | More by langm12
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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
Broo Doo from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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