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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

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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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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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Brent

Kentucky

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

A very lively, fresh beer. Mouthfeel suggests fresh hop oil coating the toungue with a bit of prickle. Hopping is bold but not overbearing, wiht a slightly floral note atop herb flavors. Quite smooth and drinkable - in a word (two, actually) - well done.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2010 19:11:42 | More by Brent
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Brenden

Ohio

4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

These notes are from a while back, but they're good.

The color is a bright, fairly thick orange with a bit of haziness along with the brightness. A nearly white head is just about a finger tall and shows some stick and substance, retaining itself well and dropping legs and patches of lacing on the glass.
Citrus is here, but pine takes the show at first. Big and resinous in the aroma, eventually some other tropical fruits and citrus are allowed to come out. As it sits, more of the fruits and a bit of caramel malt come out.
Resinous pine hits the tongue hard but doesn't kill the palate, as a creamy caramel malt brings up some sweetness before it reaches the breaking point. The bitterness is big for sure. A bit of the tropical fruits come out, but not as much as in the nose, which is slightly fresher and more complex than the flavor.
The body is medium and carbonation moderate-medium. There's crispness that never gives in, even as it slides aside to make room for a lush, smooth feel as it goes. This one flows very nicely.

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2011 19:41:07 | More by Brenden
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I got this brew from pochman, Thanks Ed!

22oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

Lightly hazed brassy color with a white head that hung around for a bit and left a sticky coat of lacing behind.
A pleasant citrus hop aroma is jumping out of the glass.
Very nice tasting beer, citrus hop hits the tongue right away with some malt sweetness to balance it out before finishing slightly bitter and dry.
Medium bodied with good carbonation, refreshing.
An easy drinking brew, that's very well done.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2009 01:19:15 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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mynie

Indiana

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

Awesome bottle, nearly perfect AIPA pour. Perfect amber orange blend with a wonderful white head that sticks around for days.

Smells of a bold, west coast hop profile and an insanely strong malt. Both are capital-I Intense, and they balance each other out quite well--it's kind of surprising that this is only 5.5%. There's also some bigs nodes of ethanol and hoppy pine, as as it gets warmer.

Tastes an awful lot like it smells, intense and maybe jut a wee too bit acerbic for its own good. HUGE pine. These are pineiest pine hops that ever pined before. Alcohol, citrus hops, and syrup malt cut into the pine, but oh good god that pine is in charge.

Good, but a little offbalance.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2008 03:25:28 | More by mynie
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merlin48

Kentucky

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

Bomber pours a clear amber orange body with a healthy offwhite head that has some staying power. Lots of clingy patch lace left behind on the glass.

Aroma is fresh and leafy hops. Lots of pine and grassiness here with hints of citrus and toasted caramel.

Mouthfeel is light medium to medium in body with a pleasant carbonation that enlivens. There is an herbal feel on the palate.

Taste opens with citrusy orange hops, quickly seguing into grapefruit rind and pine cone hop bitterness. Caramel malt toastiness is present throughout but never intrudes.

Very endearing and highly drinkable. An excellent harvest ale whose drinkability is limited only by price and availability.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2007 13:57:32 | More by merlin48
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

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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ehammond1


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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brewdlyhooked13

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - pours a deep amber golden color. A finger of light tan head drops to a cover, leaving a dotted netowrk of lace behind.

Aroma - good citrus presence, grapefruit and pine mostly, with some fading after the beer sets up.

Taste - biscuity grain mixes with an early bitterness, not much flavor until the swallow and exhale, when a pleasant orangey citrus shows up. The aftertaste allows the bitter to fade but it has a nice remnant to mix with the citrus. Finishes expectedly dry and bitter; A good IPA with tasty hoppy burps!

Mouthfeel - smooth, almost sparkly carbonation level. An ideal body for the style IMO.

Drinkability - a good call for just a glass or a session. Tasty and true, but what else would you expect from a beer that uses the best 'Anerican' hops that money can buy (per the label)? ;-)

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2008 05:13:42 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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GbVDave

Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bomber into two pint glasses. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist!

A: Pours a hazy golden-orange color. Virtually no head, just a faint skim and a little bit of lace.

S: Amazing hop aroma! It's got all bases covered. Oily, resinous pine, citrus, tropical fruit. Also noticed apricot, peach, and caramel. Wonderful!

T: Fresh, juicy, oily, sticky hops. Just read above for a description of the taste. As it warms I also noticed flavors of caramel malt, toasted malt, fresh cut grass, and Christmas tree clippings.

M: Oily and resinous. The hoppy mouthfeel alternates between bitter, juicy, peppery, and slick.

D: An absolute joy to drink. I wish FFF would do this one year 'round. Incredible!

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2007 23:03:08 | More by GbVDave
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morimech

Minnesota

3.65/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark amber color with two fingers of head that had good retention. The head eventually settles to a thick cap. Moderate amount of lacing is left on the glass. The aroma is a bit timid with weak hints of citrus and sweet malt. Has a nice flavor but maybe the hops have faded a bit because there is not much flavor coming from them. Bitterness is detectable but the flavor is lacking. The malt gives a very sweet flavor that it slightly cloying. The body is medium with very good carbonation that is low and gives a nice soft texture. This is the first 3F beer that I have had that has a lower ABV so the alcohol does not get in the way of the flavor. I am not really impressed so far. Nice beer overall but I would of liked some more hop charactor.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2009 22:10:36 | More by morimech
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srandycarter

California

4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A- Pours nice deep caramel. Small off white head reduces to ring quickly. Very small bubbled sudsy lacing.

S - Oozing melted caramel. Like a candy bar. Nice pine and citrus backup.

T - Taste similar to smell, with some grassiness in the center and a clean neutral finish.

M - Medium to light body, fair coating, more than enough carb.

D - A very nice, drinkable beer!

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2008 04:18:49 | More by srandycarter
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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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billab914

Virginia

3.8/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into my Southern Tier tulip glass. Pours a cloudy bright orange color wit ha one finger white head. Good lacing on the glass as I drank it.

Aroma is hoppy and citrusy with grapefruit and pineapple. Taste has some of the citrus as well but pine and bitterness dominate the flavor. Taste reminds me a lot of Ruination.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good, it's very bitter and piney which effects drinkability for me. Could have used a little more citrus flavor to smooth it out.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2010 19:14:25 | More by billab914
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cosmicevan

New York

4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

At the brewpub shared some brews with kevanb and his pop. Poured transparent orange. Nice sticky head and great lacing. Smell is fresh hop. Wet and dank. Super enjoyable. Great beer super tasty. Great freshness and great mouth feel...fresh hop is wonderful.

Serving type: on-tap

10-22-2013 01:25:34 | More by cosmicevan
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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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kmpitz2

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

22 oz bomber poured into an Arrogant Bastard 23 oz glass. The beer is solid copper in color with a finger of off-white head that settles to a full coat over top of the brew. There is pretty good clarity here, and a moderate carbonation in the brew. The aroma on this one is really nice. I get a massive citrusy and candied hop aroma with a strong caramel base under it. The malt and hop sweetness really go well together. The flavor is slanted way towards the hop. Massive sweet citrusy flavors with candied hop undertones from the integration of caramel malts and citrusy American hops. The aftertaste gives some green herbal notes from the fresh hop along with a solid bitterness that clings well into the finish. The hops in this one are really brilliant, and this one hits a homerun for me in the harvest ale department. Mouthfeel is moderate with a light to moderate carbonation. Drinkability on this one is excellent. It is easy a session brew, if not prohibited by the price. Overall, I really enjoy this brew. One thing I do want to note is that 22 oz of this was 7 bucks at the brewery, while 24 oz of the SN Harvest this year was just over 3. Though I think this one is very very good, I would have a hard time grabbing this one when the SN was on the shelf. A great beer, but not my favorite price.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2007 03:05:17 | More by kmpitz2
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Hojaminbag

Colorado

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

I got this bomber as one of many beers from Gcurlow in the Secret Santa BIF. Thanks Grant.

Broodoo has a hazy, golden-orange body with a soapy off-white head that doesn't have the greatest retention, but leaves some pretty good sheets of lacing.

The nose has a distinctive, juicy hop aroma with grapefruit and pineapple coming out, with a good biscuit aroma from the malt in the background.

A little bit of biscuit flavored malt comes through, but that is followed by a ton of hops. There is a bit of bitterness, but not too much. A bunch of grapefruit and a bit of pineapple. The slight biscuit flavor pops up again toward the finish. Overall, this is a pretty good American IPA.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly creamy, with just a touch of an oily feel toward the back end.

Broodoo has some pretty solid drinkability; a pretty good IPA for sure.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2009 23:42:57 | More by Hojaminbag
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mdaschaf

Washington

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

Thanks to THECPJ for the share! From notes on 12/5.

A: Pours a hazy amber/orange with a nice white, fluffy head. Good head retention and lacing.

S: Mostly floral hops, slightly grassy. Get some grapefruit and a slight hint of pine at the end.

T: Lots of grapefruit and citrus on this one. Again, a grassy flavor comes out. I also get some orange as well. Nice light malts to sort of balance it out. Has a dry, bitter finish.

M/D: Medium bodied with nice carbonation. A very good IPA here, overly hopped and if you like that it in an IPA this one is for you.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2010 00:28:25 | More by mdaschaf
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grub

Ontario (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

got this one from OHLRangers as part of secret santa '09. thanks ed!

22oz bottle. sampled feb 6/2010.

pours deep orangey amber with just a touch of haze. the thick dense cream coloured head drops very slowly and leaves a thick layer of lace as it falls. and i gotta say, FFF labels are usually cool, but i especially enjoy the wacky treasure troll on this one.

aroma is great. rich caramel and toffee. multi-grain bread. biscuit and cracker. touch of grain. grapefruit and a bit of resiny pine. orange and tangerine. all that combines together and reminds me of a lightly aged american barleywine - well integrated, slightly mellowed, but still entirely delicious. bit of alcohol.

taste is good. most of the players from the aroma are here. caramel and toffee. multi-grain bread and biscuit. touch of cracker. light grapefruit and slightly resiny pine. orange and tangerine. bit of alcohol. it still reminds me of an aged american barleywine in the way that it's meshed together, but it's definitely lighter as i'd expect from an ipa. it's interesting, the slightly mellow and meshed aspect in an ipa, yet it doesn't seem to have diminished at all.

mouthfeel is great. just over medium body. slightly below medium carbonation level.

drinkability is great. the depth and complexity is great, and i can appreciate that it's excellently balanced without seeming to have lost anything. it's not the typical biting in-your-face hop character that i usually expect from three floyds, but still bold and dominant in other areas. great stuff. i'll definitely be looking for more of this one!

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2010 00:33:05 | More by grub
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prototypic

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've been waiting to try this one for a while. Despite this bottle being a few months old, Broodoo starts kicking ass right out the gate. It pours a very hazy amber color and has a strong orange tint to it. A creamy off-white head stands over two fingers tall. It receded slowly and left waves of sticky lace on the glass. Very impressive.

The nose is very nice, but falls just shy of excellence. I'm surprised at how hoppy it smells. I don't know when this is normally released, but this bottle is a few months old. Somehow the hops managed to retain a good deal of their citrusy, piney characteristics. There's plenty of grapefruit, pineapple, and mango to go around. Sugary sweetness is noted. Pale malts are present, but I'm not picking up any of the caramel variety at all. Gotta love that. Broodoo really does have an enticing smell. I'm really close to pulling the "4.5" trigger, but it's just not quite there. Maybe I need to seek out a super fresh bottle this fall.

The flavor profile is very consistent with the nose. It's sweet and sugary up front. Grapefruit, pineapple, and a little mango are noted. They're obviously attributed to citric hops. Again, the hops have held up well. They provide a nice bitter bite and have an excellent flavor. Pale malts are present, but there's no caramel here. It should come as no surprise that Broodoo falls on the hoppy side of the fence, even with a few months on it. I was anticipating this to be pretty well balanced, but that's not the case. It's not overly hoppy or bitter, but is definitely skewed in that direction. Alcohol is not noted in the least. It's masked very well. It has a sweet, bitter, and dry finish. Once again, it's a close call as far as score goes. At the end of the day, it comes up just a tad short.

The body is medium and has a very smooth feel. Carbonation is a little active, but isn't too distracting. Maybe just a little. Drinkability is very high. I really like the flavor here and it goes down too easy. I'm not certain that this bottle is 5.5% abv, but it doesn't seem too big. At that level...well...you do the math.

There's no doubt, Broodoo is very impressive beer. I was a little apprehensive of how it'd be at a few months old, but I'm very pleasantly surprised. It's held up well. I'm guessing a fresh bottle with amped up hops would trigger an amped up score. I've already decided to pursue such a bottle this fall and will perhaps revisit this review. I'm guessing the final score here is a little short of what it really should be. Nonetheless, it's very good. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2009 03:00:04 | More by prototypic
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nickd717

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bomber via trade thanks to dug.

Pours clear golden-amber with a medium-sized white head that lasts and good lacing.

Sweet aroma, with honey and pale malt along with citrusy hops and tropical fruit notes.

Nice flavor, although the hops are a little less prominent than I expected. Hop character is mainly citrusy with orange and pineapple. Lots of honey malt sweetness.

Mouthfeel is pretty standard for an IPA. Medium body and carbonation, some hop oils.

This is pretty good, but it's one of the few FFF offerings I've had where I wasn't THAT impressed. Drinkable at least.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2010 17:41:49 | More by nickd717
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

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

Nice aggressive off white head forms atop this beer. Show some decent retention and slowly fades away. A bit of splotchy lacing remains. The beer is a hazy orange amber color with tiny dots of visible carbonation.

Aroma is fantastic, fresh and floral. Certainly some citrus/grapefruit notes. A bit of sweetness and a touch of malt....

Flavor is very nice and a good balance between the fresh hop flavor and a cracker malt flavor. I really like the malt profile. Cracker/ bread like... The hops certainly take over and start with a citrus bomb and some real perfume. Very fresh.

Mouth feel is a touch sticky and you can almost feel the hop oils/resin. Still kept you wanting for more. Very good drinkability.

I like this IPA.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2008 18:44:29 | More by Reagan1984
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Crosling

Colorado

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

Incredible purity and vibrancy in the nose, pure hop glory. Notes of herbs and weeds, but also has some nice citrus and fruit notes as well. Trying to pick up malt elements iin the flavor is tough, with only light notes of biscuit. Flavor is dominated by juicy, resinous, fresh hops. No brewery makes a hoppy beer like 3 Floyds. They utilize hops so well. Possibly the best fresh hop beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2008 06:09:53 | More by Crosling
Broo Doo from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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