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Broo Doo - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 1282
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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UCLABrewN84

California

3.79/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour at Woodshop 8 held at The Hermosillo in Los Angeles, CA.

Thanks to drewone for sharing this one.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and spicy herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice spicy hop presence that comes through more in the flavor.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2013 15:36:22 | More by UCLABrewN84
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

3.93/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lightly hazy coppery orange with hints of russet when backlit with morning sunshine. The upper third of the glass is filled with a wonderful looking chunk of sandstone colored foam that has loads of character. It's also sticky and is more than generous when it comes to lace deposition.

The shelves of two beer stores in the Chicago area were packed with dozens of bombers of Broodoo yesterday. Since I couldn't recall the release date, I took a chance that it was fresh. According to the hop-deficient aroma, it isn't anywhere close. Toasted bready malt and a ghost of Simcoe hoppiness are all that remain. New Zealand Pacific Gem hops are used as well.

Broodoo Harvest Ale is still pretty good beer in a general sense, but wet-hopped ales are meant to be consumed as fresh as possible to get maximum mileage out of the hop oils. In the almost one year since this one was bottled, it has taken a significant hit (as expected). That said, it's one of the more enjoyable 'aged' IPAs that I've ever had.

The malt tastes like caramel-drizzed toast and the hops have retained a surprising amount of their tropical fruity flavor (orange and mango mostly). The beer even has a gentle push of bitterness on the back end, which is increasing as the ounces continue to disappear.

The mouthfeel has also held up surprisingly well. It's medium for the style and is even a little chubby for the ABV. That tells me that malt content was on the high side to begin with... and that Three Floyds knows what the hell they're doing.

If this bottle of Broodoo tasted old or bad in any way, I wasn't going to enter a review. Even though it isn't anywhere near as hoppy as intended due to advanced age, I consider $8.99 for the bomber to be money well-spent. Crystal ball says: a fresh bottle would most likely be worth straight 4.5s.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2009 12:53:47 | More by BuckeyeNation
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I have been seeking this one out forever. I have a huge craving for good IPA's and have heard just wonderful things about this one, so it was no wonder that I just had to seek it out and see what the fuss was all about. Received it in a BIF recently and immediately put it into the fridge. Grabbed it out last night for dinner and served it at about 45 degrees into a pint glass. The our was very nice with a rich, and very hazy dark amber color. Lots of hints at orange were riddled throughout this one and there was a tremendous amount of carbonation just streaking skyward. Nice two finger head of white froth on top that receded down into a broken crown of lace that thoroughly coated the insides of the glass. Very solid look for an IPA.

The aroma just leaped forward onto me before I was even ready for it. Huge floral notes of grapefruit and orange. Big-time citrus here. As it warmed it turned a little more fruity, giving way to some apple and peach notes mostly and a nice touch of light grass in the back. This all translated over very well to the flavor which also was wonderful. Deep notes of floral hopes were interlaced seamlessly with touches of apples and a slight chewiness. Lots of grapefruit and orange here that really pushed this one home and made it very fresh tasting. A wonderful medium body on this was laced with great carbonation all around. I was really impressed with this and that crisp, and cleaned out dry finish was the icing on the cake. A nice low ABV harvest ale that I could have literally drank endlessly it seemed. I was super impressed with this in really every aspect.

Overall this was easily one of the better IPA's I have had in a long time. It had that super fresh hop taste that left that almost resin like quality in your mouth. Sticky at times, but always finishing crisp and clean. There is no doubt that I would be thrilled to have this again, and cannot even imagine how could it would be on tap. This is a must try and one that I will seek out again for sure!

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2008 14:44:35 | More by mikesgroove
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Pours a fairly clear amber color with a sturdy head that leaves some nice lace around the pint glass

Smell: Lovely combination of pineapple and pink grapefruit

Taste: After a nod to the biscuit, we are off in the direction of hop juice, with pink grapefruit and pineapple arriving full blast; after the swallow, the profile balances out with a nice biscuity malt profile perfectly offseting the bitter flavors

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Unsurpassable for the style; just hits all the buttons for a top class IPA

Thanks, rhinos00, for the opportunity

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2008 00:23:14 | More by brentk56
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a dirty amber color ale with a quite large foamy head with good retention and very good lacing. Aroma of earthy hops and dry caramel malt with nice overtones of floral hops. Taste is also dominated by earthy hops with floral undertones and some dry caramel malt backbone which is well balanced in support of all the hops. Body is quite full with great carbonation. Very well done and not a full hops assault as this brewery seems to do very well but a more balanced approach which is very efficient.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2009 03:46:15 | More by Phyl21ca
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I guess that I know I'm spoiled when I taste an exceptional IPA from Three Floyds and somehow think it feels thin. How dare they make so many world class Double IPA's.

Broo Doo opens with a bright copper/orange-ish color with a bright glow, carrying a modest mystic glow. Soft and creamy white head formation retains well and laces equally as the beer falls.

Juicy and grassy-fresh aromas take the shape of grapefruit, orange zest, tangerines, pineapple, mangos, and papayas. Very characterful in the hoppy make up with a mild caramel malt buffer adding structure but never competing for attention.

Juicy hop flavors continue their dominance in taste. A mix of tropical and citrus fruits lead to a soft and zesty flavor with spicy-clean bitterness that finishes with fresh cut grass. Soft and well-attenuated malt character takes on a soft caramel and graham cracker taste- though supportive, never challenges the fresh hop flavor or attempting to balance the showcase of hops.

Expecting a large balanced flavor from all of the superb Double IPA's from Three Floyds, they show a softer, lighter side with this IPA that carries a moderate creamy texture as the beer enters the mouth. But the hop flavor ushers in the dry bitterness while the alcohols accent dryness. High attenuation leads to a very malty-dry finish-- all of which gives this beer a very, very drinkable sensation, making me drink much faster than I should. I can't help it, I'm eager to jump into the next sip.

Serving type: on-tap

11-03-2010 02:42:37 | More by BEERchitect
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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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TMoney2591

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Devil's Backbone willibecher.

Big thanks to brundo4 from the Spring Has Sprung BIF for this bottle!

And I thought those damn troll dolls were outlawed... This brew pours a clear copper amber with over a finger of ecru froth on top, which leaves some good, thick lacing behind as it dies away. The nose comprises sparkling pine and grapefruit, as though champagne comes in such flavors, and Salerno butter cookies (you know, the rings? Delish.). The taste holds notes of hoppy pine and citrus, with the majority favoring the former, and a nice caramel in the background. Just as an IPA ought to be. The body is medium, with a moderate carbonation and a crisp, dry finish. A model, if not altogether exceptional, IPA.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2010 04:37:16 | More by TMoney2591
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Three Floyds BrooDoo Harvest Ale. "A seasonal ale that glorifies American hops. BrooDoo is brewed using fresh green "wet" hops picked right from the vine and put into our beer vats, from vine to brewhouse in one day! BrooDoo also uses the best American malt money can buy. Enjoy!"

What do troll dolls in sailor suits, princesses, unicorns and rainbows have to do with a Three Floyds Harvest Ale? Perhaps it's best not to ask.

Slightly hazy, golden hued, slim, off-white head.

Aroma, grassy hops, citric hops, tropical hops, hoppy hops. Bright, bitter, and lovely.

Taste: All that and more on board the palate. Fresh, bitter, fruity, and juicy. Medium bodied, long, bitter finish. Just enough malt to hold the balance, but plenty of room for the fresh hops to shine. A touch of sweetness creeps out, but pithy, citric, little bit o'piney bitter hops hold center stage.

I like this one, but I'm thinking I had this bottle too late in the game, for it seems the freshness should have been more forward, more pronounced. Still good, still delicious, however, it feels a touch faded, if only from 3 to 4 months time.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2013 07:38:38 | More by feloniousmonk
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MasterSki

Illinois

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

Was accidentally served this instead of Surly Wet - guess that makes it the ultimate blind test. Served in a pint glass.

A - Underwhelming look. Small amount of foam with some light haze and a thing ring. Hazy orange color. Nothing special here.

S - Served a little too cold, but with plenty of citrus and tropical fruit hops, some light pine and lemony bitterness, and well-balanced caramel malt.

T - Taste has lots of grapefruit and piney hops, with a good healthy doughy backbone. The residual bitterness is quite light. Well-hidden ABV. This is a beer where I'd totally give it a 4.25 if I could.

M - The texture is even better on-tap, with a great enamel-melting dry finish, some oiliness, medium viscosity, and moderate-low carbonation.

D - An easy-drinking, well-balanced East Coast style IPA. The bitterness is just right for my liking.

Serving type: on-tap

10-27-2009 15:08:32 | More by MasterSki
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.68/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Acquired from pochman, courtesy of BA Secret Santa 2009 so a big "Thank You" goes out to him. Poured from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a very thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is a very nice blend of floral hops, caramelized malts and fruity citrus.

T: The taste starts with strong burst of grassy hops bitterness. Then some citrus and caramel sweetness comes in next to temper the hops bite a little bit. The malt character is on the thin side but it works very well for this beer and creates a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and very crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, decent kick, very good representation of style, this is an excellent hop bomb to drink for a whole evening.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2010 03:32:13 | More by TheManiacalOne
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emerge077

Illinois

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

#1 Drink fresh hop beers fresh. Oct/Nov/Dec is the window for this one. Don't bother in July, Sept, etc. PSA: Please don't trade or review old beer. Your tastebuds will thank you.

10-13-2009
Trying this as fresh as can be, figured it deserved a re-review... An extra psychedelic label this year.

Puffy two finger head that stands above the rim of the glass. 2nd pour renders the hazy orange beer murky with yeast and hop particulates. The foam is creamy and retention is good. A crown of uneven lacing decorates the inside of the glass.

First whiff is tropical, with some dank resiny herbals seizing the nostrils. Fresh grass & weed clippings, very pungent and fresh.

Orange peel, pine sap, herbal woody resins. Max IBU bitterness levels, as FFF is known for. A very dry finish, just shy of aspirin like bitterness, leaving a sticky and bone dry feel. Pretty full bodied but easy to put back. Somehow seems stronger than 5.5%. I stand corrected from my previous review, don't know how fresh it was then, but it was the 1st appearance of this wet hop FFF brew.

Original review:11-25-2007
B+ / 3.85
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | drink: 4.5
rDev: -9.9%

Way overpriced for what it is...a session ale akin to the likes of Alpha King.

Amber tone with plenty of webby lacing. Aroma is fresh floral and citrus, appealing, but not over the top in any way.

Grapefruit rind, pale malt, a little grainy but full bodied. Clean feeling overall, long hoppy finish. Not much else to say about this one, except that it bears the trademark 3F stamp of serious hoppage.

My Little Pony style label, it's great, definitely one of the most offbeat labels i've ever seen. I'm guessing it has something to do with the magical, transitive properties of fresh hops, once they get inside your head.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2009 23:45:01 | More by emerge077
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.93/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to infextation for this one, doom on me for not drinking it fresher...

Pours an effervescent bronze with 2+ fingers of cream colored head. Hazes up a bit as this is drained, some floaties, good head retention& above average lacing

S: Piney & citrussy hops, plus some floral hops once warm

T: Piney hops, a touch of orange peel, biscuitty malt & flinty dryness up front. I get a touch of caramel as this warms, some leafy hops & a slight touch of astringency, dryness & apricot fruittyness. Finishes with earthy hops, apricot, grapefruit & tangerine, plus dryness

MF: Light/medium bodied, fairly noticeable carbonation, slight grainyness, good balance

Drinks easy enough, would love to get some fresh, otherwise, give Dreadnaught or Alpha-King

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2009 04:05:13 | More by russpowell
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I hate the label on this beer, stupid troll. Beer is slightly hazy and dark yellow in color. Not much of a head but what little head there is sticks to the glass. No lacing. Carbonation is low and made up of largish bubbles. Kind of boring looking honestly.

Smells like an IPA. Malty with a strong grapefruit hop backbone. Aroma is not in your face but its pretty appropriate for the beer.

Beer is medium to low bodied, there is a slight sweetness up front and a lot of bitterness in the back. There is some midpalate connectivity with the citrus / fruity hop flavors. This is a nice sessionable IPA. Slight sulfur in the second taste doesn't really detract from it much. Overall a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2009 05:59:44 | More by drabmuh
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Exiled for sharing this beer.

The beer pours a hazy yellow-brown color with a white head. The aroma is orange citrus and pine with a tad bit of malt. There is no doubt this beer is an American IPA. The flavor is resiny, piney and orange citrus hops with some bready malt. I also get some earthy hops. The citrus characteristics taste like orange juice. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2010 02:32:39 | More by Mora2000
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zeff80

Missouri

4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a hazy, golden-yellow color with a one-finger, white head of bubbly foam. It left behind sudsy residue on the glass.

S - It smelled of citrus - mostly orange peel and pine. THere was a subtle caramel/malt nose.

T - First sip hits you with spicy hops. Good pine flavor with a sharp orange peel kick. It had a burnt toast maltiness that balanced out the overall taste.

M - It was crisp and sharp with a dry finish. A medium bodied ale that finish smooth and dry.

D - This is a really nice IPA. I love the blend of citrusy and piney hops.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2010 01:04:47 | More by zeff80
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this interesting gem in a trade with heliosphann. 3F beers are all awesome and really crazy, like Gumballhead, etc. Can't wait to try a beer that has a pimped out troll on the label!

A: Nice frothy 2 finger head rises up and slowly bides back down. A hazy ominous crazy looking pale orange amber color. It almost seems radioactive.

N: Hops are pouring out of this like rainbows shooting out of a bottle that someone on an acid trip might see. Bright fresh hop aromas, spicy, floral, slightly piney, citrus, hop oils, etc. You name it the hop aroma is pouring out of this like sweat from the pours of a middle-aged basketball player at the Y. Some light toasty earthy malt aromas tend to mingle behind. More citrus and some grapefruit follows up more after you get used to the initial hops. Wow, what an awesome nose.

T: And the taste isss... Hmmm, not quite the same. Perhaps not as fresh as I hoped. Some grainy malty earthy toasted malt flavors hit first. Almost bready but not quite. Then some nice grapefruit and citrus hops follow closely behind. It has some nice crystal malt sweetness. Then more bitter piney hops start to blanket your tongue in waves, like waves of an ocean. Pretty chewy hops that I want to eat in a bowl for breakfast. The earthy bitterness and grapefruit like flavors the rise at the end reminisce of Gumballhead. Love both of these beers.

M: Semi thick, a little sticky feeling, decent carbonation, spicy hops.

F: It gets pretty, no, really bitter on the finish and pretty dry. The two seem to compliment each other. Spicy citrus hops seem to sting the mouth, almost like alcohol or acidity, but its the hops! Crazy. A slight syrupy lingering in the back of the tongue holds some citrus like drinking some sweet orange juice and letting it dwell for a bit. Towards the end of the taste and as the finish is coming on, some really juicy hops flow through, like opening up a faucet on the tongue, and then suddenly it hits with a nice bitter and dry bite. It really is like a bite after the juicy hops. Also the bitterness grows and grows.

Final thoughts: I don't think this is as fresh as I had hoped, but its still pretty fresh. It seems to have lost a little of the upfront citrus and grapefruit from what I guessed they were going for, but many of those fresh hop harvest beers have a musty flavor from the fresh hop oils I'm not too particular on, and this has lost it. Great flavors mingle together too, lots of hops and a decent malt center. I wish we could get this around here. Another winner for 3F.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2009 02:22:02 | More by jlindros
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Special thanks to Billakowski for the trade on this one. This poured out as a lightly hazy orange copper color with a solid looking white head on top. The lacing on the glass is pretty sticky looking, and holds up for quite a while. The smell of this beer is citrusy, I pick up lots of lemony aromas on the nose in this one. The taste of the beer is also full of citrusy flavors too, it's very refreshing. The mouthfeel of the beer is good but I was hoping for a little more of an oily feel to it. Overall this brew was really nice I thought.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2011 02:27:26 | More by Knapp85
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jwc215

Wisconsin

4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Tattorso for including this in a trade!

Pours copper/amber with an off-white head that descends to a very thin layer. Some trailing lace slides down the glass.

The smell is of grapefruit, perfumy pine, pineapple, tangerine, mango, peach - very fruity, with a spiciness and a hint of caramel. Not necessarily powerful, but very nice. Complex in its tropical fruitiness.

The taste is of citric/grapefruit and tropical fruitiness - mango/pineapple. Spicy with a caramel backing. Finishes fruity and dry.

The feel is effervescent with a creamy medium body.

"Wet hopped" and well hopped, though certainly balanced.. Very smooth with a pleasant aftertaste. A very enjoyable brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2009 04:41:09 | More by jwc215
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

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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barleywinefiend

Washington

4.11/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a hazy dark orangish color with a nice white cap and decent head retention

S: A nice big fruit basket with loads of tropical fruits and hint of pine

T. Big tropical fruit notes, mainly tangerine, pineapple and grapefruits. A nice biscuity malt presence as well. A little sweet with some moderate bitterness which begins and finishes the same.

M. Medium bodied, well carbonated, a bit sweet with a medium hop bitterness

O: A great fresh hop IPA.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 14:53:43 | More by barleywinefiend
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 650 mL bomber courtesy of AnnieK at Christmas.

A: The IPA is a light orange color, especially brilliant due to its clarity. No sediment, no haze, no nothing obscures this beauty. A head of nearly 3 fingers bubbled up in my new AleSmith glass (thanks swnicholson) and is lacing nicely.

S: The hops citrusy, thick but restrained, still dripping with fresh oils. The citrus has a light mint scent that is a welcome addition.

T: The fresh hops mix nicely with the caramel malt body. The breadiness has just enough punch to really come through. The hops are, especially as the ale warms, quite bitter. They exude citrus and oily mint. The bitterness could be much bigger than it is, such is the wonder of a freshly-hopped ale. The finish leaves a pleasant, stinging bite.

M: The fresh hops really make a mark on the taste, bitter but smooth and subtle. They are also big enough, flavorful enough to really stand out as an IPA.

D: The ale has a low alcohol level that rarely ever appears, content to hide in the background behind the luxurious hops. A very enjoyable beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2009 01:16:07 | More by akorsak
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First had: part of a Nov. '12 bottle share.
Thanks to Ray (baybum) for bringing this one out!

Poured an amber-peach color, fairly effervescent, with a fizzy white head; just a bit of retention and lacing. Nice fresh hops in the nose, citrus and pineapple. Taste was dominated by fresh juicy hops, orange, grapefruit, pineapple, fresh-cut grass, and a solid bready malt base in the background for just the right amount of sweetness to take the edge off of the hop bitterness. Medium body, moderate carbonation. This was a well-done IPA indeed; not amazing, but just overall solid and drinkable. I'd definitely go back for it again.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2012 02:23:58 | More by Rifugium
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer has a crystal clear warm deep orange body with a gentle carbonation of tiny bubbles. There is a thin off-white spongy head that last for a short bit.

S- The smell of big green herbal hops with a peach note finishes with a very nice cat pee pungency.

T- The soft pale malt sweetness gives way to the green resiny smooth hops flavor that has a hop water quality. There is a grapefruit zest note then a smooth hop bitterness that lingers after the finish.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a slightly creamy texture to it and no alcohol heat at the finish.

D- This beer has a good bold but smooth hop flavor with some nice malt flavors underneath for support.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2007 20:34:26 | More by rhoadsrage
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Wasatch

Utah

4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks goes out to beerwolf77 for this brew.

22oz. Bomber

Pours a nice cloudy dark golden yellow color, nice carbonation, nice little creamy off-white head, with some nice sticky lacing left behind. The nose is hoppy, with some malts, citrus, and pine notes. The taste is slightly sweet, a pretty nice hoppy note, with some nice malts thrown in, citrus, and some pine notes. Medium body, slight chewyness, with a nice dry/bitter finish. Drinkable, a pretty tasty IPA.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2010 23:42:26 | More by Wasatch
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