Broo Doo - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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4.43/5 rDev +3.7%
A - Pours slightly hazy amber with a finger of foam atop. A pretty nice looking beer.
S - Lots of the hops here, much of the earthy scent that comes from wet hops (a bit skunky), but also many scents of sweet fruits like [a ton of] citrus and mango.
T - Hop candy like none other. Succulent, fruity and immensely complex. Also very bitter; this one is bordering on a harvest DIPA given that is actually does have a bit of a malt backbone.
M - Light to medium in MF and quite carbonated. Makes this brew refreshing.
O - Hands down the best harvest IPA I've had. The fresh tasting hops bang you over the head and make you come back for more.
10-16-2011 05:32:53 | More by LiquidCucumber
4.22/5 rDev -1.2%
A- pours downright orange amber. A finger of off white head. Retention is ok.
S- starts of with floral fresh hop aromas with a big orange marmalade and a hint of pine. Sweet toffee and glazed nut malt aromas intertwine with the initial hops. Spicy hop notes on the finish.
T- Very unique malt flavors of toffee and glazed nut. Fresh floral hop flavors with juicy orange. Pine and herbal spicy hop on the finish with a hint of woody spice.
MF- juicy smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and awesome palate massaging carbonation.
D- above average drinkability
overall a very unique harvest ale that is perfectly balanced while showcasing the amazing hops.
10-15-2011 04:09:10 | More by Viciousknishs
4.1/5 rDev -4%
A - Pours a nice, bright and hazy amber/orange with a decent white head that dissipates pretty quickly.
S - Good amount of piney and grapefruit hops with a good sweet backbone, even a bit of a vanilla scent in the background, like smelling a used vanilla-wax candle. Very nice smelling beer here.
T - A lot of hop bitterness on the front end, very piney and resin. The middle and end sort of put a stop to the hops and hits with a decent amount of malt, before fading into a somewhat zesty finish.
M - Fairly smooth, dries up the mouth quite a bit. Not that sticky, though.
Overall - A solid IPA here. I wish the hops would have permeated the taste just a little more. The malt seems to some on a little too strong, but it still tastes delicious, I just think it has a little more potential that it didn't give way too. Another solid beer by FFF
10-15-2011 00:34:35 | More by BeerBuckeye
4.43/5 rDev +3.7%
Bomber from my good friend AleWatcher. Thanks Jeff!
Broo Doo pours a beautiful orange/amber color capped with a finger of creamy looking white foam. The head recedes slowly leaving some nice lacing on the sides of the glass. The aroma is citrus fruit and pale malt, with the emphasis on the citrus. Taste is big on bitter grapefruit up front with notes of orange and pineapple following closely behind. The malt bill adds a bit of caramel and biscuit mid-palate. Nice hoppy bitterness rules the finish. Feel is medium with a medium level of carbonation. The hops really shine in this offering from FFF. Exquisite citrusy bitterness balanced by a nicely integrated malt backbone make for a very tasty and easy drinking brew. Highly recommended!
10-14-2011 04:38:46 | More by Sideswipe
4.43/5 rDev +3.7%
Poured a 22oz bottle into a New Castle pint glass. No dating on the bottle, but this one is fresh. You don't see seasonal FFF sit on the shelves long at all.
Pours a hazy orange with a 1 finger head. A thick lace is left on the sides of the glass. Smell is of fresh hops, caramel, malts, tropical fruits, and citrus. Hops are so fresh it smells like you are smelling an actual hop plant. With each sip you get a strong bitterness from the hops, but they are well balanced with the mild malt profile. Mouthful is superb with an excellent carbonation level and nice crisp finish. Overall a great fall offering. With all of the Oktoberfest beers coming out in the fall this is a great offering to mix things up a bit. This ranks 2nd overall for the FFF beers, slightly behind Gumballhead.
10-14-2011 01:35:13 | More by brian44556
4.78/5 rDev +11.9%
Poured from 22ox. bomber into rounded glass.
Appearance: Pours a hazy orange-copper with about a half-finger's worth of head, settled after a mildly vigorous pour. Head is off-white, frothy and bubbly. Streams of carbonation buzz about the exterior of this brew. Only the shadows of my fingers can be perceived through the body of this slightly murky beer. Head recedes to a ring around the glass as the brew fades, leaving behind only the slightest traces of lacing on the glass. 4.75/5
Smell: Fresh, citrusy hops burst out into the nostrils on first whiff of this brew. This is the kind of piney, citrusy friend of ours that we know and love, just fresher than usual. Smell settles fairly swiftly after the pour, though maybe my nostrils are already numbed by even just the aroma of the hops in this concoction. A distinct orange strain remains throughout this fresh hop beer. 4.25/5
Taste: Lush tropical citruses and piney, resiny hops don't as much attack as much as flood over the taste buds. Noah would have to build a second ark to float through this sea of fresh, sticky hops. Yet the flavor and bitterness, although very forward and present, is not anywhere close to overpowering. The bitterness starts off on the almost-heavy side but subsides to a wonderful bouquet of floral hops and a just-right sweet, toasty malt backbone to complement the citrus aromas. Just a bit of dryness, a light lingering bitterness, and a juicy orange flavor brings you back for another sip. Bitterness subdues and blends beautifully with the citrus and sweetness as the beer warms. 4.75/5
Mouthfeel: bitter and sticky from the freshly harvested hops, though not as lip-clinging as other harvest hop ales I've had in recent weeks. A bit creamy and smooth on the way down, especially for a bitter-forward harvest ale. Medium carbonation does not inhibit the drinkability at all. Just a little sticky around the lips. Just right. 5/5
Overall: Another fantastic brew from the boys at FFF. Hop-forward yet not so in your face that you can't have a few of these (though they do come in 22oz.-ers, so I wouldn't recommend more than one in a sitting!). Great balance of slightly dry bitterness and juicy sweet malts to keep the drinking easy and the tongue feeling. Too bad this only shows up in October. 4.75/5
10-13-2011 00:07:11 | More by mwill7287
3.93/5 rDev -8%
Had this on tap at Lizardville in Bedford Hts, OH.
A - Great orange/amber coloring with a thick, fluffy white head. Light lacing.
S - Citrus and bitter hop notes, with an underlying sweetness.
T - The first flavor is a bitter citrus, and it's followed by a sweet maltiness that I found slightly surprising. I expected it to be bitter to the end, but I think I prefer it this way.
M - Full bodied and satisfying.
All told, good beer, great bar, good times.
10-12-2011 13:29:22 | More by JNewbs
4.43/5 rDev +3.7%
Appearance – Pours into a tulip with a hazy orange color and about a half finger of white head that dissipates quickly leaving slight lacing.
Smell – A nice tropical citrus aroma, floral hops, and slight malts.
Taste – An interesting floral flavor up front mixed with pineapple and orange. Honestly, it tastes like ripe fruit – awesome. The hops are a bit spicy, not very bitter, and add a nice balance.
Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, surprisingly creamy, decent carbonation, finishes a hint dry.
Overall – This is a great beer. I am enjoying this thoroughly and honestly think this is one of my new favorites from Three Floyds.
10-12-2011 01:58:25 | More by SpdKilz
4.55/5 rDev +6.6%
Hard to fault this incredible beer. I think there must be some wheat mash in this, because the malt is crisp but with some zing. The hop profile is excellent, plenty of fruity citrus up front and a sharp malt backbone. Mouthfeel is perfect. Recommended.
10-11-2011 04:13:06 | More by chicagoabbot
4/5 rDev -6.3%
This beer poured a clear amber color and formed a huge off white foamy head that left latticed lace as it subsided. A small amount of carbonation is present. An aroma of malt, hops, pine and citrus. The flavor was of malt, hops, butter, and pepper with hint of candy. The body was medium light and the finish slightly sweet with a hint of astringency.
10-11-2011 01:35:25 | More by Wildman
3.9/5 rDev -8.7%
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
A - Pretty clear copper color with very foamy white head. Head fades quickly at first but lingers on the sides.
S - Bitter hop, malt, an almost caramel smell. Quite roasty as well, but could have used maybe a little more hop in the nose for me.
T - Little malt forward with that bitter hop coming mostly in the backend. This is a week old, so that hop is prevalent and very necessary I think for the taste of this beer. Hop is well melded with the malt to make a complete flavor. Nice grain lingering in there as well. As it warms, little citrus hop coming through making the flavor have a little sweetness.
M - Hop is bitter but restrained a little which makes this quite drinkable. But still medium bodied with the malt providing body.
O - Very nice fall beer, was perfect with the window open on a October in the Midwest. Hop and malts are done well making a nice beer from front to back.
10-11-2011 00:09:37 | More by Scrumtralecent
3.98/5 rDev -6.8%
Pours yellowish orange almost an apricot or peach color with a 1/2 finger white head that dies down soon, but leaves lacing down the glass.
First smell is citrus fruits. Also a little bit of pine and a touch of sweet malt.
Starts out with a small citrus taste with some caramel/toffee sweet notes. Finishes with a pine sap resiny taste leaving the tongue coated in bitterness.
A little bit sticky and just about right. Carbonation levels are good.
Pretty good beer. Would've have preferred the citrus flavors were a little more dominant, but still a good harvest ale.
10-10-2011 22:49:59 | More by jmarsh123
4.1/5 rDev -4%
First time I've seen Broo Doo this year, so it must be relatively fresh, pending distributors being bad at their jobs or year old Broo Doo shenanigans. If there was a bottle date, of course, this wouldn't be a problem. Pours a light orangey apple juice color with a nice big cap of off-white head. The nose is piney and fruity hops and smells really nice. The taste is really interesting. It has the bite of a pale ale moreso than an IPA, but the hoppiness is really interesting. Floral and a bit fruity and piney. Very nice. Bitterness lingers a bit and ends a touch harshly, but in general, this is a really nice tasting beer. The malt hangs way in the background, though this beer isn't really dry either. The mouthfeel is balanced and with appropriate carbonation. The 7% is a bit of a surprise. Overall, this beer is an interesting, pale ale-like execution of the style that I would definitely have again. Be weary though, in my experience, fresh hop IPAs fall off much faster than their dried hop counterparts.
10-09-2011 01:23:17 | More by seeswo
4.1/5 rDev -4%
Deuce to pint. Appearance is good; University of Texas orange. Smell is probably its best attribute. The fresh hops are very recognizable, which is a good thing (that's probably my favorite part of harvest brews). Taste is good too. The fresh hops are subdued, yet complex, just like a fresh-hopped beer should be. It tastes like it's between a pale ale and an IPA, but at 7%, I can see why it's categorized as the latter. The mouthfeel is good too. Overall, a good harvest brew - especially for the price (which you don't hear too often about 3 Floyds brews).
10-08-2011 16:47:19 | More by b3shine
4.1/5 rDev -4%
22 oz bottle poured into a Duck Rabbit Snifter
A- Pours a hazy orange with a fluffy three finger head that slowly dissipates into a thin cap. No sign of lacing.
S- Very fresh aroma of ripe oranges, red ruby grapefruit, lemons, lime, floral hops, pine and a hint of mint.
T- Ripe citrus notes again take the front seat with grapefruit, orange, lemon and lime as well as melon. Some spices follow after with floral hops and pine. Like basically all FFF IPAs, there is some caramel malt, but it not very noticeable.
M- Medium carbonation and body. Slightly sticky mouthfeel that finishes a bit dry.
O- I had no problem finishing this bomber by myself. Well-balanced and easy to drink. A very good wet-hopped IPA, however, I prefer Founders Harvest.
10-08-2011 16:24:49 | More by iadler
4.95/5 rDev +15.9%
Just picked up fresh at 101 bottles in Kent. Good to have THree Floyds back in Ohio!
Appearance - Almost four fingers of head on the pour. THe head is whipped and a bit clumped at the top, but laces to the glass in a soapy fashion. A bit of a musty sunrise orange color to this harvest IPA. I love this bottle art. Trolls, unicorns, princesses and plenty of rainbows! What more could you ask for?
Smell - Wow. Extraordinarily fresh hops are noticeable as soon as the cap is popped off. Plenty of citrus and lemon zest in the nose as well. Fruity overall. Just a great smelling swarm of hops. If a rainbow could give off a scent, I'd imagine it would smell a lot like this.
Taste - This here is an extremely unique beer. Smooth light malt at first, and then a light bite of fresh and delicious hops. Consistent fruit and citrus throughout. A light burn of tingling alcohol and hops in the aftertaste. This beer is so unique that my description really can't do it any justice. You just have to try it for yourself. The taste on this is blowing me away with its uniqueness.
Mouthfeel and Overall - Light to medium bodied. This beer gives me a sort of numbing tingle that makes me feel like I'm drinking something illegal. Perhaps even something experimental. It's good, though. Real good. Hoppy, citrusy, fresh and delicious. I will definitely buy this again.
10-06-2011 03:57:25 | More by Jesse13713
4.4/5 rDev +3%
Served in a snifter
This beer is an absolutely gorgeous apricot/apple juice color. It's not hazy at all, and has lovely little bubbles floating to the top along the side of the glass. The head was about two fingers after I first poured it, but after a moments it dissipates to about half a finger's worth. The bubbles in the head are pretty big, creating a lovely soapy monster on top of the beer. It has a very lovely amount of lacing throughout the session.
The smell isn't quite as intense as I expected. That being said, it's got a lot of aroma coming out of it - tons of American hops giving off a lovely blend of citrus, orange, some grapefruit, and juicy fruitiness. Other than the hops, I am getting some lovely sweet malt character (from the "Anerican" malt they mention in the description). There's a honey-like quality which is mouth watering. The fruity character is almost like a fruit juice that you'd find at a mega mart - notes of peach, pineapple, and mango come through.
I love Three Floyds' IPAs - this has the typical FFF IPA flavor, though slightly less intense and much maltier. There's a lot of orange and grapefruit in this on the front of the tongue, followed swiftly by notes of peach, mango, and a lot of pine character. This isn't nearly as bitter as Dreadnaught or the other FFF IPAs, which leaves a lot more room for a nice malt flavor that compliments the hops wonderfully. The malt provides a sexy blend of toffee and caramel. This drinks a lot like a bitter fruit juice - you get tons of wonderful fruitiness and sweetness at the front of the tongue, and after you swallow a delicious bitterness remains in your mouth. The alcohol is nonexistent on the tongue.
Broo Doo has a nice amount of sweetness and malt character up front, then finishes dry. This combination makes this beer drinkable AS HELL. It's very smooth, and has minimal carbonation which makes the flavor linger long after you sip. This is one of those beers that could catch up to you quick because it's easy to knock back a few in a night! It's not nearly as dry as Dreadnaught, which contributes to the complexity of the overall experience of the beer.
You'll want to buy this beer in doubles, if not triples. Not nearly as intense as Dreadnaught or Arctic Panzer Wolf, this beer could be a session beer for hopheads without completely blowing out your palette. The fresh hops that are used in this beer may be slightly different then what you may be used to in a an IPA, but they make for a wonderfully rich and complex flavor profile that will make you crave the flavor the longer you go without taking a sip. Three Floyds seems to make 2 IPAs for every other beer they have, but when they taste this good you can see why. I don't know exactly what the meaning is behind the imagery on this pink and sparkly label (a troll, a princess, a unicorn, and a rainbow?), but I don't feel the least bit un-manly drinking from such a "precious" bottle.
10-05-2011 22:40:23 | More by MaxSpang
4.68/5 rDev +9.6%
From memory while on our beercation.
Served in a pint glass with two fingers worth of thick and creamy white head, slightly hazy golden body. Good retention and lacing.
Smells amazing, citrus and floral hops with some piney notes mixed in. Carmel sweetness shows through as it warms up.
Tastes like orange juice mixed with piney hops. Wow! Very oily and dank. Some sweet malts are present but not enough to keep it balanced, it is an IPA after all made by FFF, yum.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. A very sticky, oily, piney resinous finish.
Overall I enjoyed this one quite. Very complex and flavorful.
$5 or 6 can't remember.
10-05-2011 02:35:14 | More by Homebrew35
4.58/5 rDev +7.3%
Had Broo Doo on tap at 3 Floyds on 9/29/2011
I was excited to see how a fresh hopped beer may taste, though I'm not particularly a 'hop head'. I was not disappointed.
The appearance was a clear medium amber with a microfoam head, I didn't get a clear color from the head, probably because I was too excited to try it!
Pineapple and Orange dominated the scent, oddly enough I got none of what I'd consider a 'hoppy' scent from this at all.
The taste! .. Exceptional... Lightly bitter, pineapple/orange citrus. Sweet sweet hops taste - no bitter that I could pick up until it had warmed a bit. Medium body, low carbonation.
Intensely drinkable even for those of us who aren't the biggest hop fans - The bitter peeks out as it warms and this continues to be delightful as it warms! I'm a fan of this and my husband and I will likely pick up a bomber locally to cellar (as oxymoronic as that sounds for a 'fresh hopped' beer, I s'pose!)
10-02-2011 16:49:53 | More by ElizabethCraig
3.93/5 rDev -8%
Nothing like a fresh harvest-hopped ale at the start of the season; luckily, that’s what the next beer in my Three Floyd’s monthly beer quest is. I’m glad I got it on the first of the month, too – it’s good to know that a beer this hoppy just came out of the brewery less than a month ago. Plus, the label's pretty awesome: troll dolls, unicorns, and rainbows. Gotta love it.
A: Ok, maybe it’s the kid-friendly label, but I’m getting a gummy bear color from this pour (orange Haribo, to be exact). Nice shine, anyway. The head is silky smooth, nearly white, with a filmy retention that never leaves. Smooth lacing all around, and we’re looking good.
S: Ah, those hops; those flowery, potent hops. On a bed of explosive pine, superbly juicy fruits and pungent flowers sock the palate, almost bringing a tear to my eye. It’s earthy, sweet, and crisp – what more could you ask for? Even the malts, which are definitely not the stars of this show, are a rich caramel treat. I can feel my mouth watering as a peppery spice finishes this one out. Just great!
T: Smooth, clean taste, though not as good as the nose would lead me to believe. The malts aren’t very sweet or thick, shuffling across the palate without much of an impression besides some dim grains. The hops provide a smooth bitter taste, but they fall flat for being so fresh. And, like little crystals of dryness that just dissolve on your tongue, the aftertaste pops out from the hops and decreases exponentially as time goes on. I like the taste, I really do – I was just expecting more from this brew.
M: This is an odd one – it feels flat on the first sip, but froths up as you hold it in your mouth. It’s a decent feel for a brew like this, but nothing more.
O: Very drinkable, but definitely not my favorite IPA. In the nose, it’s a smash hit, but it’s only a little above-average when it comes to the ever-important category of taste. If this has done one thing for me, though, it’s made me excited for the new season and all the harvest ales that are bound to come out. To hops!
10-02-2011 05:31:52 | More by BarryMFBurton
4/5 rDev -6.3%
In line at founders for CBS, thanks backfat!
A-hazy orange body with a white head that quickly disapates
S-good citra hop aroma. Better than I thought
T-follows the nose. Nice finish and very clean.
M-medium body and smooth
O-better than expected. Thanks backfat!
10-01-2011 10:22:12 | More by brew3crew
3.83/5 rDev -10.3%
Tried on tap at Floyds, 29 Sep 2011. Served in a nonic pint.
Small beige head. Minimal carbonation. Clear orangey brown in color. Aroma is grassy, some citrus, a little spicy. Starts a bit spicy, orangey sweet. A touch of papaya. Moderate resin in the middle. A bit of a spicy bite in the finish. Warming bitter finish. Medium body. Warming alcohol. Lingering spiciness in the aftertaste.
The first fresh hop IPA I've had on tap.
09-30-2011 01:39:16 | More by htomsirveaux
4/5 rDev -6.3%
On tap at FFF.
Served in imperial nonic pint.
An apricot orange color with a frothy off-white head. Spotty lacing clings hard in dots and chunks.
Smells slightly sweet with citrus, floral, and spicy hop notes.
The spicy notes tend to dominate the flavor profile, but this is still pretty good. Little caramel and toffee notes up front with a spicy hop finish. Strong bitterness, but it is well integrated.
Body is medium, little oily, with some mild bitterness.
Overall, this is nice. I'll be honest here and admit that I prefer Founders Harvest,
This is nice, but not world class in my opinion.
09-27-2011 20:02:33 | More by AleWatcher
3.9/5 rDev -8.7%
huge thanks to my dad for bringing this and many other goodies home from chicago!
22oz. bottle pulled from the fridge poured into a bulb style glass.
pours out a very cloudy peach/ orange type of color with about a one finger of nice retentive white head. a little bit of stringy lace.
interesting aroma. very floral and somewhat spicy. almost hints at a meaty/ vegetal type smell(undried hops?). behind that some pine resin and a bit of sticky caramel malt.
piney resiny hops with hints of spice are balanced very nicely by a sticky candied caramel malt. a very nice sticky resiny finish that lingers.
slightly heavier side of medium bodied. lots of bitterness and resins on the palate. could almost pass for a DIPA.
overall a solid wet hop beer. the aroma wasnt that killer, but the rest of the beer was solid. id drink this again.
09-23-2011 22:39:06 | More by dogfishandi
4/5 rDev -6.3%
A - Pours an orange color with some haze and a finger of white head.
S - Smells floral. Grapefruit and pine. Smells earthy.
T - Good hops at first. Piney and bitter. It has a sweeter following. Finishes dry.
M - Medium bodied and decent carbonation.
O - My least favorite FFF IPA which tells you how good the others are.
09-19-2011 01:07:43 | More by mattboyer182
Broo Doo from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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