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Broo Doo - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 1,336
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

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-19-2006)
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ThreeWiseMen

California

3.5/5  rDev -18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Got this in a recent trade with fogdog: my FFF dealer.

Poured into a Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Opaque, auburn body with loose, soapy, off-white head. Dissipates to a thin, bubbly film after a short while. Pretty sticky looking - nice lacing. Looks pretty damn malty, but otherwise very good!

Smell: Extremely floral and perfume-like, with a bit of astringent alcohol. There's some caramel malt as well as some piney hops. Smells okay I suppose, but not at all like I anticipated (or hoped).

Taste: Pine throughout. Big and malty with a mildly bitter, oily hop finish. Caramel, pie crust, herbs, and spices as well. Not really diggin this.

Mouthfeel: Really malty; thick and creamy for the style. Carbonation is a bit low, but it fits the style well. Wish that this were a bit more balanced, but whatever.

Drinkabilty: This is my second FFF IPA, and I'm again left unimpressed. Both have felt and tasted over-malted and heavy. Too heavy and a bit bland.

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Serving type: bottle

02-09-2009 04:56:38 | More by ThreeWiseMen
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t0rin0

California

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

22 oz shared by azagthoth yesterday.

Pours a hazy light orange color (haziness is the only place the appearance lost points), 3/4" white head, good retention and good lacing. The foam was very thick and heavy, it slid down the sides of the glass like oil or something viscous.

Aroma is very resiny like it should be very bitter and sweet and malty. The hop smells were mostly piney with a touch of orange.

Flavor was alright only because the hops seem to be a bit subdued (possibly damaged in shipping or maybe the bottle is just a few months old). Good flavor regardless but not much bitterness left. Heavy on the pine, touch of citrus, very resiny.

Body is medium, possibly a bit on the heavy side for an IPA. Quite drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2009 20:11:45 | More by t0rin0
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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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hooliganlife

Missouri

4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

poured from a 22oz into imp pint glass

poured hazy yellow with a hint of amber. smell was quite hoppy with tons of citrus notes, grapfruit comes to mind. The taste was very balanced with the wet hops dominating. slight biscuit flavor from the malts. slightly carbonated and left beautiful head retention. with the lower ABV, this is one sessionable ipa. I drank this way quicker than I wanted to so I had to get some more. I wish this was available year round.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2009 15:27:37 | More by hooliganlife
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gford217

Georgia

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

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

An aggressive pour produces a bright, slightly hazy amber brew with a pillowy off-white head that leaves a cap and decent lacing.

The aroma is dominated by bright green hops, resulting in lots of lemon and orange aromas with hints of other light fruits such as apricot and peaches. There is also some sweet caramel malts underneath.

The taste is very citrusy from start to finish with lots of lemons and some grapefruit. The malts seem a little more biscuity than the aroma and the finish is slightly bitter with a little less sweetness overall than the aroma.

The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with lots of carbonation and a slightly dry, bitter finish.

This is a very good harvest IPA and extremely drinkable. Another nice brew from Three Floyds.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2009 23:56:18 | More by gford217
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SaCkErZ9

Florida

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

Comes out of the 22oz, Randy Mosher art adorned bottle into a pint glass a ruddy ornage ecru color. Small white head. Rather small with some lacing.

Aroma is certainly hoppy. Also some caramel sweetness and a slight bit of alcohol. Citrus and floral hops, almost like rosehips.

Really good flavor. Tons of hop flavor in the grassy and citrusy vein. Balanced quite well, maybe too well, by candy sweetness.

Fairly bitter in the finish and medium bodied. A nice drinker. I enjoyed this one and would certainly drink this beer again.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2009 00:34:44 | More by SaCkErZ9
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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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beermanbrian

Pennsylvania

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

Thanks to swiftymcbeer for this one.

Hazy copper color with a foamy head. Heavy lace is left in rings around the glass all the way down. First sniff is fresh floral hops and then the heavier grapefruit notes kick in. Taste leans more toward piney. Lots of biscuit malt in the background to balance this one out. Nice medium body with a just right carbonation level. If I could get my hands on more (hint, hint, swiftymcbeer) this is one I would drink all the time. Another steller offering from Three Floyds.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2009 01:15:39 | More by beermanbrian
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Redwood21

Virginia

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

Thank you again Scubarex for this fantastic brew in my SS BIF box

A: the head could last longer and that is the biggest negative, the color is great, almost a hazy sunset look to it. the head however dies to a slight lace very quickly

S: there is a very slight grapefruit to it but the hop aroma that sticks its head through. there is also a slight malty sweetness that helps balance the aroma. all in all though the aroma is not very strong and thus doesn't significantly impact the experience

T: there is an immediate sweet citrus sweetness that is immediately balanced out by a solid hop bitterness. the hops are a slight floral style hat keep a good balance ( as previously stated) the malt also helps to balance the beer out rather well

ok balance..a theme? maybe. this beer is absurdly consumable and very good. i wish i was more adept at description but this is very good and very solid

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2008 01:54:07 | More by Redwood21
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seanpachefddfa

Maryland

4.83/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

thanks lingtindarkness for this

appearance- poured a nice amber/orange with a thick fluffy 1" head

Smell- nice fresh hops with pine grapefruit and some caramel sweetness

taste- nice fresh hop taste with grapefruit and orange. also getting some tropical fruit as well. mabey pineapple.

mouthfeel- medium body with good carbonation

drinkability- one of the best american ipa's i have had. i will seek this one out again and again and again.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2008 01:22:54 | More by seanpachefddfa
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Biggness

New York

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

This beer pours a rather clear amber with a 1 fingered head and some lacing. The majority of the nose is of malt. This IPA has one of the nicest malt bases I have ever tasted, a tad light on the hops, imo... which suprised me, generally FFF is known for super hopping things. By not over hopping this beer and the wonderful malt base this beer is extremely drinkable. The mouthfeel is decent, the carbonation level might be a tad low.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2008 00:08:46 | More by Biggness
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badbeer

Iowa

4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Darker yellow with an off-white head. Huge aromas of pineapple, pine, mango, and other citrus. Just beautiful. In the taste I got pineapple, grapefruit, lemon, and peach; so much citrus and excellently balanced. Medium carbonation and a little less than medium bodied. Best wet hop beer I've had. Another great FFF's beer!

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2008 00:53:16 | More by badbeer
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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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BrewerB

Florida

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

Thanks to DIPA for the hookup on this fine beer!

A- Copperish amber in color. Very slight haze, otherwise good clarity. Formed a thin off-white head that is partially retained. Could use more head retention.

S- Herbal and grassy hop notes with subtle underlying spiciness. Some mango-like fruitiness found beneath. Malt is clean and somewhat biscuity with a touch of sweetness. Very light presence of alcohol.

T- Grassy hops taste most promintent with a strong supporting malt backbone. Malt is slightly sweet and cracker-like. Medium-high level of bitterness caught me off guard but is most welcome. Low level of fruity hop character. Pleasingly dry finish. Wishing there was more hop complexity here but still very tasty.

M- Medium bodied, smooth, medium level of carbonation. Non-astrignent.

D- Overall a fairly tasty harvest ale. Being on the west coast and having access to very fresh bottles of Sierra Nevada, I'd opt for one of those instead. Not sure when this guy was bottled. I could drink a second pint but would likely opt for another beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2008 02:25:43 | More by BrewerB
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paulthebeerguru

Florida

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

A: pours a slightly cloudy reddish orange color. nice off-white colored head. moderate head retention and a great amount of lacing.

S: wonderful aroma of hops, some hints of citrus with some earthy tones. Some nice sweet malts, notes of apples.

T: great wet/fresh hop flavors. tons of chlorophyll notes, green earthy vibes from the vine. Solid citrus and earthy notes, with a great balance from the malts. some nice caramel malt flavors.

M: great balance and wonderful palate. medium bodied and very clean and crisp.

D: very drinkable and glad I got it fresh. great flavors and the ABV makes it easy to put away.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2008 04:54:02 | More by paulthebeerguru
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mcallister

Ohio

4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Odd color almost pink. Nice head large in nature with sticky sticky lace that lasts forever.

Awesome hop character in the nose. Very floral with juicy citrus notes. Grapefruit, apple, starfruit, rose petal with a light malty affair.

Great flavor light in body yet full in flavor and mouthfeel. Very floral with other citrusy notes. Bready malts balance things nicely. Good carbonation keep things fresh and tingly on the tongue. A IPA I could drink for hours on end.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2008 20:46:06 | More by mcallister
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brewandbbq

New Hampshire

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

Pours clear copper with a very light haze, and a two inch head of off-white.
A slow retreat of foam allows for a partial skim-coat on the surface and some decent smearing of lacework.

Aromatics lead off with piney, pungent, floral hops, light malt, and bitter citrus oils. Grapefruit pith and pine bark. Mildy grassy and earthy. A smidge of the "wet hop" character.

Medium bodied. A crisp mouthfeel and tacky.

Piney, resiny hops, with citrus fruits and light malt start the palate. A solid, firm bitterness steps forward and drys out what malt there is nicely. A hint of warming alcohol pulls through as well as more grapefruit pith and crushed orange seeds.

Finishes with a lingering citric bitterness and pine bark shavings.

Tasty enough, but not overly hoppy or reaking of the classic herbal, grassy quality typically found in big harvest ales.

More props out to BA MacDomer for the opportunity.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2008 02:33:37 | More by brewandbbq
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goodspeed94

California

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

Big thanks to FTownThrowDown for hooking this one up.

Right off the bat, this thing is a masterpiece. Deep ruby amber pour, syrupy, nice little head. It literally dances around in the glass, leaving an incredible lacing as it explores its surroundings. Haven't seen this for a while, and it is awesome. Great look, up and down.

As soon as I pour, although a good 18 inches from my nose, I can smell the hop aroma. Definitely a wet one. Soaking wet. The citrus, oily, sweet, almost earthy-field-like smell. Enjoying this one late in the season, and in the stout season, its like a fresh wind.

Balance is great in this one. Sometimes I feel wet-hops can get a little over-the-top (which is still fine with me) but this one is really mellow. The hop flavors work extremely well with the particular malt profile, and it creates a great sessionable beer. Come home from a long day of work and just looking for a good relief, this one is just perfect speed.

As you can expect from above, it feels good. Real good. Not overly in your face, somewhat refreshing in a hot day beach kind of refreshing, but still thick, sweet, and flavorful enough to keep me warm on a cold rainy San Diego day.

Wish I had another. This could easily become a go-to IPA. I personally like the somewhat heavier malted IPA's, little darker and meatier than a Blind Pig but not really as saturating as a Hop-15. Gotta love hop season.

Thanks again for hooking this one up. Wish Three Floyds could make it out here more often, I find I enjoy every one of their offerings.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2008 05:16:05 | More by goodspeed94
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Oxymoron

Colorado

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

Toooo many O's in the name, you are going to have to share. Pours a mostly hazy light amber to orange color with a good frothy head. A good pour left a bunch sediment behind. Decent retention and lacing through the whole tasting.

The nose is mostly hoppy with a East Coast IPA aroma. The hop have a grassy and piney aroma. Some citrus and herbal notes as well. Some good notes of a wet hop aroma. The malt comes out with a light bready and caramel notes. Some alcohol and esters on the back end. Fruity notes mostly, apricots and lemongrass. Noticeable yeasty notes as well.

The taste is very similar. There is more of a freshness hop flavor than the nose indicated. Grassy notes mostly but some notes of citrus and pine. A light bitterness that could use more balance and leaves a soapy flavor in the finishing hops. The malt backs off a bit compared to the nose but does somewhat balance. The yeast really comes out, especially in the finish. Kind of a deterrent with the finishing hops. Also has that chalkiness.

The body is moderate with some warming effect. Carbonation is ok. Overall there are some really nice notes with the hops but the balance is off and there is a strong yeasty flavor that just distracts into the finish. Still a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2008 19:57:30 | More by Oxymoron
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BMoney575

Texas

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

Sampled on 11-22-08
Reviewed from notes.

Pours an orange/amber with a nice head and good lacing.

Smell is all fresh hops.

Taste is strong hops, quite bitter, very fresh, fruity, and flowery.

Mouthfeel is good, resiny to go with the hops.

Drinkability is good, but this is a very bitter beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2008 01:43:19 | More by BMoney575
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BeerTruth

Connecticut

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

Got this one from joe1510 in the 2008 Secret Santa. Thank you kind sir!!

22 oz. bomber poured into a nonic.

Pours a murky deep copper hue with a fluffy off-white thick one finger head which remains throughout. A sticky wall of lacing remains on the sides of the glass. Smell consists of juicy wet hops, grapefruit, and a touch of pine. A good dose of sweet malts and lemon tickle the nose as well. Some gritty earth underneath all that sweetness too. Taste begins fairly malty with some caramel and bread. Hops emerge midway with sticky pine, mandarine oranges, and melon. Aftertaste is somewhat bitter with a certain graininess and spruce. A solid medium body with a very enjoyable smooth feel to it. Light and creamy carbonation in the mouth, nicey. Definitely one of the best fresh hop ales out there for sure. Lots of flavor for such a low abv beer, probably one of my favorite Three Floyd's brews.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2008 02:34:44 | More by BeerTruth
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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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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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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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koopa

New Jersey

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

Received as an extra in a trade (either from Oxymoron or Beereality...both of which are excellent traders!)

Appearance: Slightly hazed amberish orange body with a 1.5 finger off white head. Ok retention and above average lacing.

Smell: More sweet malt presence than I was expecting and a good "fresh / wet hop" aroma. Not overpoweringly hoppy, but then again I'm drinking this beer a good while after it was bottled and it is a fresh hop brew.

Taste: One of the best fresh hop brews I've had to date. They actually put on the bottle in print that they use the best US Malt that money can buy and I think it shows in the flavor profile. Malt is sweet but not overly dominant. Fresh hop character is pronounced but not overpowering either. Small degree of hop bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Slightly chewy and sticky. Medium body with just enough carbonation.

Drinkability: Pretty easy to kick this one back IMHO

A new favorite for the fresh hop brews!

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2008 22:55:32 | More by koopa
Broo Doo from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 1,336 ratings.