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Broo Doo - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 1,339
Reviews: 412
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 352
Gots: 92 | FT: 4
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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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blammasterj

Texas

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

Consumed and reviewed: 12/10/10

Pours a hazy orange with one finger of dense sticky head.

Smell is of really juicy hops: grapefruit, mango, orange, orange juice, lemon rind, tropical, and really zesty.

The taste is much more balanced, but loses the complexity of the nose: I still get all of the citrus, but the juicy tropical fruits have faded. But, there is also a nice sweetness from the malts and a bit of honey in the middle.

The finish is long and bitter and oily and really sits on your taste buds. The finish is really nice, and with the thicker body, really ties this thing together. One of the better harvest ales that I've had and definitely the most balanced.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2011 17:27:14 | More by blammasterj
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Jeffo

Netherlands

3.68/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got this in a big FFF trade with thomashardy. Thanks heaps for the awesome trade!

From a bomber into a snifter.

APPEARANCE: Pours a two finger, medium, off-white head with great retention. Perfectly clear with higher carbonation evident. Orange peel color when held to the light, but more burnt orange when not. Head slowly fades to a full film and clings to the sides. A good wisp remains until the end and leaves some decent lacing down the glass. Pretty good looking.

SMELL: Big nose for sure. Pale malts, caramel, and lost of hops. Loads of citrus, lemon and orange, and lots of grapefruit. Big, bad, hoppy nose for sure. Impressive.

TASTE: Pale malts and some caramel notes up front, but they're soon brushed aside by lots of bitter, bitingly bitter hops. Grapefruit for sure, and more pine comes through here than I'd expected from the nose. Lots of bitterness. Aftertaste is big and very persistent with bitterly bitter bitterness and more bitterness. There is definitely some hop flavor there, but it's almost too bitter for its own good.

PALATE: Medium body but quite light on the palate. Still quite creamy and somewhat smooth, goes down fine and finishes slightly fry on the palate. Slightly lighter than I'd hoped, but fine otherwise.

OVERALL: This was one bitter bastard. Lots of hops all over the place, and plenty of hop flavor, but the overriding bitterness almost ruined a really good thing. A little less bitterness would allow some of the flavor to come out a little more, but if you're a fan of crazy bitter brews, you'll love this one. I enjoyed it and would gladly drink another, though I think I'd have to mentally prepare myself for another encounter.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2011 19:28:58 | More by Jeffo
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aasher

Indiana

4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a apricot orange in color with a very light off white head. It's moderately cloudy for an IPA/Harvest ale. It smells excellent. There are very bitter hops upfront followed by a whole lot of citrus. I'm detect orange, grapefruit, and lemons. It also has a nice and sweet malty backbone. The flavor is definitely of bitter hops. The malty sweetness follows but it isn't nearly as strong as in the nose. A good amount of alcohol finishes off the taste, which is surprising for only being 7.5%. It drinks pretty crisp and the carbonation attacks your taste buds. It gives me cotton mouth. It's pretty drinkable but it's nothing too special as far as Harvest ales are concerned.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2011 06:28:16 | More by aasher
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GregSVT

Texas

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

22oz bottle into a snifter - courtesy of Stigs

A: Pours a nice honey yellow color with a white head that fades to a ring and leaves plenty of lacing.

S: The nose is full of aromatic piney hops, honey, and caramel malt.

T: The taste follows the nose with big hop flavors and sweet malt to balance things out a bit.

M: The feel is crisp yet slightly creamy.

D: Good example of an American IPA and something I'd love to have again. Given the price of 3 Floyds beers I wouldn't doubt if this was a bit expensive though.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2011 06:15:15 | More by GregSVT
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StlHopHead77

Illinois

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

A-Pours a hop hazed,cloudy orangish-yellow with two solid fingers worth of strong,dense,chalky white head that receded at a moderate pace and left snake-like ribbons of lacing on the glass.

S-Soft citrus,Peach Jolly Rancher,"green" hops and some pine.

T-Assertive apricot and pine with some slight caramel and cracker qualities and ripe citrus.Well integrated flavors that meld well.

M-Light side of medium bodied with a pleasant carb tickle and a smooth oily quality.

D-Seriously good drinkability when in season.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2011 17:16:52 | More by StlHopHead77
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Dhren1979

Illinois

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

Vintage: 2010

Serving Type: 22oz Bomber poured into a Tulip Glass.

A: A deep, yellowish-oragnge color. Hazy, yet light is still able to pass through easily. About 1 inch of head that holds decently. When gone, lots of lacing is visiable.

S: Fantastic!! Sweet, citric hop aroma. Some pine notes as my nose pulls away from the tulip glass.

T: Very bitter! More pin in flavor with less sweetness than expected. I do taste hints of sweet maltness.

M: Medium bodied brew. Very refreshing for such a cold night in Joliet. Not as much carbonation as when I had this fresh in October.

D: Love the wet hop brews! And this is one of the best examples that I have had the chance to try.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2011 04:08:34 | More by Dhren1979
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Beerenauslese

California

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

Body is clear gold. Pours a decent head that dissipates to a thin cap and ring of foam around the edge, producing some lacing on the glass.

Aromas of wet hay, honey, a hint of italian herbed tomato sauce (hey, it's definitely there and I haven't been smoking meatballs).

This is a very tasty and very smooth IPA. I am loving the floral/vegetal hop profile on this. A little fruity on a malty/nutty backbone. I also like that this is intensely hoppy and is not bitter. Well, not as intensely hopped as Pliny (TY or TE), but still impressive. Fresh cut hops at harvest are used in this one--you can taste the fresh herbal greenness.

Body is light and carbonation is tight, producing a slightly effervescent, almost creamy mouthfeel. Very refreshing.

This is very drinkable at 7%, definitely a session IPA. I am going to need more of this.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2011 01:46:49 | More by Beerenauslese
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thecarster1

Pennsylvania

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

bomber courtesy of daveonba, cheers dave!

a- bomber poured into a duvel tulip, warm hazy chestnut color, nearly two fingers worth of head fade slow leaving loads of lace on glass and layer, beautiful brew.

s- delicious, lots of grapefruity citric hops, touch of sweetness - as it warms it smells more like a dipa.

t- nice bitterness that lingers long, grapefruit, lots of piney very 'green' hops, very drinkable.

m- medium, very smooth and coating.

d- this is one top notch fresh hopped ipa, it rivals celebration - i would say it's got a bit more refinement than celebration but both very delicious. i'm starting to really like three floyds.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2011 22:10:58 | More by thecarster1
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KickInTheChalice

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: Pours a mostly transparent full golden color with a hint of rosy pink. A 3 cm foamy white head forms on pouring, lingering and leaving lace splattered on the sides of the glass.

Smell: The aroma really jumps right out of the bottle. Candied hops, toffee, grapefruit, and some pine notes as well.

Taste: There is some malt presence here, but it is pretty much hops straight through. Tons of sweet, sticky pine and some lighter grapefruit overpowers the malt, which has a caramel sweetness of its own. It is bitter from start to finish, and a bitter aftertaste remains as well.

Mouthfeel: Tingly on the tongue from the brisk carbonation. A little bit of hop oil residue stays on the tongue and adds a slight astringency to the feel, but a light creamy smoothness is there as well. Medium bodied.

Drinkability: The wet hopped nature of this beer really shines through nicely, although overall the beer ends up a little bit one dimensional for my taste. Three Floyd's has put out so many hoppy beers with complex character that this one just seems simple. Not to say this is a bad beer; it is tough to describe, but the wet hops are noticeable in the fuller spectrum of hop flavor compared to a normal IPA made with pellets.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2010 23:35:00 | More by KickInTheChalice
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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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boralyl

Oregon

4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Many thanks to GrittyMug345 for hooking me up with a bottle of this in the BA Secret Santa BIF.

A - Pours a big creamy off-white head that's got great retention and leaves plenty of lacing. The beer is a medium golden-orange with lots of visible carbonation.

S - Citrus, bubble gum, and cotton candy. This is one of the most unique aromas I've gotten from a harvest ale.

M - Medium in body with active carbonation that fits it well.

T - The malts certainly take a back seat in this beer. Some bitterness up front followed by light citrus, cotton candy and bubble gum, just like the nose. A grapefruit character rounds off the flavors along with some nice bitter notes.

Unique hop flavors and aromas make this a very delicious and interesting harvest ale. Don't let the cute label fool you, this is an excellent, bold beer!

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2010 02:51:07 | More by boralyl
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Macky20

North Carolina

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

Great brew sent to me by gratefulbeerhead, thanks a ton Eric for sharing this amazing beer!

Beautiful beer, poured into pint glass revealing a thick great looking half finger head. Barely transparent golden in color, good retention. After the pour, the aromas just explode from this beer revealing hops, pine, pear, floral notes and grapefruit. First taste is a great fresh hop bite leaving a dry bitter finish. I guess by "fresh hop bite" I am saying that it's different than what I'm used to.. maybe more "natural" taste really. Taste also reveals very robust citrus character, well balanced by sweet malt. The beer feels perfect in the mouth, and the drinkability suffers slightly because of the dryness left on the tongue. Another amazing brew by FFF... why am I surprised? I would say if you have a bottle of this, drink it soon as it is a nearly perfect harvest IPA as it is right now.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2010 21:58:41 | More by Macky20
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

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

22oz bottle poured into large tulip glass. thanks to crushedvol

Pours a clouded golden orange with a one finger high white head, retains with a thin film, leaving little spots of lacing on the glass.

Tons of citrus hops in the nose with light sweetness, zest, and malted breadiness.

A nice punch of hops right up front to get things going with grapefruit and oranges. Zesty flavors continue with a dash of honey sweetness. A decent malt backbone moves in with a slight earthiness to it. Another blast of citric hops crashes in towards the finish with a slight warmth.

Medium body, higher carbonation, dry and sticky feel. Really drinkable and flavorful throughout the entire bottle. The hops are holding up really well still, and the ABV is just right, as this is one of my favorite harvest ales this year.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2010 07:17:55 | More by xnicknj
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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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HosP

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Popped one for my birthday the other night. I guess I went with the wet hop theme with this and a surly wet.

A - Poured a golden color and mostly clear. Nice white head to this that left tracks of lacing down the glass.

S - Good aromas of citrusy, floral, piney goodness in this. Very inviting nose!

T - Like the nose, big flavors of citrus, orange, grapefruit up front. Pine, floral taste comes through in the middle with some bitterness as well. Nice malt backbone helps keep the beer balanced at the end and give it good contrast.

M - Medium body, good carbonation. Oily hop mouth feel with some bitterness.

D - Very delicious beer. Both this and wet were good beers. Preferred them to regular IPA's, these seemed to have more flavor upfront from the hops. The broo doo I favored slightly more because the malts were more present and helped balance out the beer a little better. Still I could be happy drinking either any night!!

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2010 05:56:55 | More by HosP
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cokes

Wisconsin

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

Hazy toasted gold with a dense rise of buttercream head which laces exceptionally well, and retains moderately.
Tropical fruit nose, especially passion fruit, papaya, and apricot, with a backing resinousness and orange rinds, and some traces of peppery herbals.
Malt brings a honeyed foundation into the mouth. A touch bready and sweet, but mostly it just stays out of the way. Hops bring a kaleidoscope of fruits much like the nose, but perhaps just dialed down a notch in intensity. Papaya, guava, mandarine orange, apricot. Bitterness is moderately low, considering, but some dried herbal and bitter flower notes hit late.
Carbonation is generally low, but steady as tiny bubbles feed a full mouthfeel that maintains a taut muscularity and doesn't feel bloated.
This is a thoroughly enjoyable juicy-fruit hop bomb, yet it not so mouth-rakingly hoppy as to impede drinkability. The nose promises a touch more than the flavor delivers, but it's close, and I'm not complaining. It's a great example of a wet-hopped ale.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2010 06:28:45 | More by cokes
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fastpass17

New York

4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz Bottle

A: Light gold in color, strong carbonation, two finger head to start fades over the drink.

S: Tropical fruit, light citrus, bread in the background.

T: Citrus, pine, stand in the forefront, malt backs up nicely. Body is creamy and rich.

D: I want more of this please. Very session-able.

M: Hops are key, yet are not overwhelming very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2010 04:32:05 | More by fastpass17
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Gosox8787

New Hampshire

4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Presentation: 22 oz. bomber bottle with no freshness date poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass in two parts. Thanks to rhodeska for including a bottle in our trade.

Appearance: Gold to orange in color with a two finger frothy white head. Really good retention on the head. Nice lacing as I drink the glass.

Aroma: Citrus and orange zest. Lots of grapefruit notes and a touch of lemon as well. The hops dominate and provide a fruity and bitter background.

Taste: Big hop presence with orange zest, grapefruit rind, and a touch of pine pitch. The more of this I have, the more the flavor really pops. Not much malt background. A bit bitter, but the fruity hops provide a clean aftertaste and make this really refreshing.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and extremely smooth. Very refreshing.

Drinkability: The ABV is not too intense and I find this to be really refreshing. I can easily find myself through a six pack of these in 12 oz. form.

Overall, a really nice harvest ale that I liked at first and loved by the end of the bottle. The flavors are great and crisp. I could drink this all day. The wet hops definitely add a nice character to this.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2010 01:20:56 | More by Gosox8787
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CBlack85

South Carolina

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

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass

Pours a light golden copper color with orangish highlights. A fairly aggressive pour produced a huge off white head that recedes slowly, leaving behind sheets of sticky lacing.

The aroma is huge. The big hoppy aroma is comprised mainly of grapefruit and orange zest, with hints of pineapple and some floral notes as well. If you can get past the hops you will find a nice bready malt aroma with some caramel notes as well.

The flavor follows the nose quite closely. The hops are on full display, with huge amounts of grapefruit, orange, and some mango and pineapple as well. There is just the slightest bit of bitterness in the finish. The malt profile is bready and sweet, just big enough to provide balance, but in no way big enough to detract from the show that the hops are putting on. Medium body and moderately carbonated, with a slightly dry finish. Very drinkable.

Just a terrific beer. Easily one of my favorite IPA's.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2010 16:13:32 | More by CBlack85
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Duff27

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Cloudy light orange on top on an inch tall white head. Average lacing.

S- Citrus front and center. Might be my favorite part of this one.

T- Grapefruit. Piney hops, caramel malts. Deliciously drinkable.

M- Slightly thin it seems. Carbonation isn't as noticeable as I feel it should be...but what do I know?

D/O- This drinks awesome. Not too bitter, not too sweet. Putting down a bomber of this would be child's play. Thanks to PTMcB for sharing!

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2010 02:55:20 | More by Duff27
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blackie

California

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

a: bright, clean copper-amber color, light but fully retained head

s: fresh hops - very citrusy and tropical with a sugary sweet-tarts aroma, grapefruit, reasonably balanced with a supporting but out-of-the way pale malt base, gentle caramel sweetness, alcohol coming out after warming, like the tack of this ipa

m: carbonation light-moderate, carrying the flavors, body also light edging towards medium

t: sweet tart hops, big on the citrus, juicy tropical flavors, sugary middle, clean caramel back, strong pine bitterness in the finish, a bit flat in flavor depth - or maybe just clean and bright-flavored, but a quality ipa all told

delete and re-review, last bottle shared with mr. lou was old or something

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2010 04:32:26 | More by blackie
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LiquidBread219

Indiana

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

A= Poured a Golden color with what looked to be some orange in in. It had a nice foamy head that stayed for some time and left behind some nice lacing.

S= The nose on this beer was very nice you get some citrus hops with some pine hops also seemed to have some carmel malt backbone in this one.

T= To me it tasted very good the citrus hops really come out and then you really taste some pine hops. I really liked it.

M= It had a medium body

D= I think this is one of the better harvest ales IMO. I would have no problem drinking a few of these fresh. Great Beer!

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2010 21:41:44 | More by LiquidBread219
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

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

A - Pours a crisp gold color, moderate carbonation with very tight bubbles, and a one fingered creamy white head.

S - Light caramel malt with a big citrus rind, pine notes with some pineapple sweetness.

T - Spicey caramel malt hits the tongue prior to the pineapple sweetness followed with a big wave of grapefruit bitterness at the very end. The spicy character sort of reminds me of a garlic/onion, but just a huge and mildly present. Finishes semi-dry and leaves a viscous and resiny fruit citric coating in the mouth that lingers for a few minutes. The aftertaste is similar to chewing a sticl of JuicyFruit gum. It's like a big fruit basket!

M - Medium body.

D - Balance isn't really there but then again, it wasn't brewed for that.

Definitely worth trying.

Serving type: on-tap

11-20-2010 07:58:48 | More by jzeilinger
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CruisaC

Ohio

4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my DFH glass

Pours a bright orange with a nice 1 inch creamy orange head

Smell is not overwhelming, some citrus, some bright hops, but does not give an indication of what is to come

Taste is where this beer shines. Hits you in the face with crisp citrus, orange peel and hops. Quickly fades away so there is no lingering bitterness--makes you want more.

Mouthfeel--good for sure, but my novice palate doesn't appreciate much in this category.

Drinkability is extremely high. I will probably be limited by availability and price. I was terribly impressed for sure--and I have a FFF dreadnaught IPA still to try.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2010 02:22:09 | More by CruisaC
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dirtylou

Washington

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

22oz bottle, Riley's

I deleted my previous review, as I was somehow lucky enough to drink a 10 month old wet hopped IPA. Thanks to whatever shitty Chicago store sold me that.

ANYWAYS.

appearance: silly troll label, poured into a great dane nonic pint, bright orange body, lovely beige froth

smell: delicious - fresh FFF hop profile, tangerine, grapefruit zest, sugary orange citrus

taste: This is great stuff - wet hop IPA's are pretty hit or miss for me (Founders is a major hit, others not so much) - this tastes like liquid orange pez (in a good way) with lots of oily fresh citrus hops, evergreen, tangerine, grapefruit. Just wonderful really - 3 Floyds hops rule the day again.

mouthfeel: oily, light bitterness

drinkability: high

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2010 01:58:45 | More by dirtylou
Broo Doo from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 1,339 ratings.