Broo Doo - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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4.13/5 rDev -3.3%
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.
04-14-2009 03:00:04 | More by prototypic
3.9/5 rDev -8.7%
A wet hopped beer from Three Floyds, now that sounds like something to get excited about. Many thanks to heliosphan for sending me a bomber of this. Poured in to a tulip glass a hazy dark orange, with two fingers of white head. Notes of honey citrus and pine come through in the smell, along with a tiny boozy quality. Taste from the hops is rye bread, garlic, mint leave, some tangerine or clementine, overall very tasty. Mouthfeel is about medium, with the hops dominating (as they should) with a little malt kick here and there. Drinkability is solid; I had no problem whatsoever polishing off this bottle. Final thoughts are that this is a good, not great fresh hop beer from Three Floyds. Perhaps I was expecting too much from them considering their other offerings. Either way I will say that this is a tasty brew that is more than deserving of a purchase from you. Cheers
04-09-2009 04:37:54 | More by jamie2dope
4/5 rDev -6.3%
Appearance: Cloudy amber orange colored with an off white head.
Smell: Hops and caramel mix well with pine and grapefruit. There is an underlying spiciness also and another fruit I cant quite figure out. Mango?
Taste: Pine and hops up front with a definate caramel ending. The sweet malt flavor was very good but was not a bitter as I was expecting.
Mouthfeel/drinkability: Medium body and carbonation and a dry finish.
04-06-2009 05:15:44 | More by meatmallet
4.13/5 rDev -3.3%
I found this review written on an envelope under some papers on my desk. I received this as an extra in a trade with Pwoods, which is awesome because I didn't have to trade for it. I collected trolls when I was a 6 years old so this beer is nostalgic.
Poured into a pint glass, the beer is orangish gold with a nice two finger head. The retention and lacing are both excellent.
The aroma is of fresh hops. Grapefruit, and grassy, earthy, piney wet hops. Alcohol is apparent as well. The flavor is bitter grapefruit hops with a caramel malt backbone. The hops have notes of pine and an earthiness with some alcohol. The finish is long, dry, and bitter.
The beer has great carbonation, a medium-full body, and a sticky mouthfeel.
04-05-2009 01:41:53 | More by HopHead84
4.4/5 rDev +3%
Pours a perfectly clear amber color; not sure I've seen a beer so clear before. Smells a nice clean hoppy smell, nothing overwhelming. Not a crazy hop bomb, just a nice IPA.
Very drinkable. Not sure what I paid for this, seems like it was a bit on the pricey side though. Good quality beer, glad I tried it.
03-24-2009 03:21:35 | More by jpalarchio
4.13/5 rDev -3.3%
Bottle from Keg Liquor.
Poured hazy copper color with a large frothy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy sour citrus hop and small sweet aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy citrus bittersweet flavor with a moderate sweet finish of medium to long duration.
Very good complex brew and nice change of pace.
03-24-2009 00:32:10 | More by tmoneyba
4.1/5 rDev -4%
In a snifter:
Broodoo has a dark amber body and pours with two fingers of off white head. Lacing for days in sheets. Smells pretty obviously of ganja, with a ton of grapefruit and lemon as well. Way more malty that I expected. Fruity and floral notes bring the beer through a refreshing aftertaste. Out of balance for an ipa, but its quite good nonetheless. Piney. It's unfortunately a touch watery but not bad, and its well carbonated. Relatively forgiving to the palate and absolutely delicious, and therefore quite drinkable.
03-22-2009 01:07:18 | More by schroederm
4.33/5 rDev +1.4%
Ruby in color, perfect head, looks great. Huge hoppiness right away with some citrus notes. Hop/malt combo makes this one a great sessionable brew. Light-medium and very refreshing. Love this IPA...glad I know where to find some more or else I might be crying at the moment. Going to buy some more, that's for sure.
03-20-2009 00:21:00 | More by Sean9689
4.5/5 rDev +5.4%
22 oz bottle purchased for me by a friend at Keg Liquors in Indiana. Poured into my Sierra Nevada Hop Tulip glass.
A: Pours a nice copper color with a with an off-white frothy head. It seems to stay around a quarter inch thick for quite a while. It leaves loads of lacing.
S: A nice citrus hop aroma. Pineapple and grapefruit seem to be the dominant smell.
T: This one is incredibly tasty. Just a bit of sweet caramel malt flavor is quickly washed away by a ton of citrus hop bitterness. The finish is very clean.
M: The feel is nice and thick for the style. The carbonation gives it a bit of creaminess. Very nice and smooth.
D: This one goes down super easy for the style. Part of that is due to the relatively low ABV, clean finish, and smooth feel.
03-18-2009 03:07:45 | More by GatorBeerNerd
4.7/5 rDev +10.1%
Appearence is a nice cloudy deep orange color. There is only a thin halo of head left around the rim with nice lacing.
The smell is of fresh hops, citrus hops, and a bit of caramel malt.
The taste isn't quite what I would expect from a harvest ale. This tastes basically like an ipa. Its sweet citrus then quickly over to bitter hops. The malt comes in a bit at the finish. Its medium bodies and low in carbonation.
The drinkability on this is quite high. I thought this was great and a different take on what I've had in usual harvest ales. Definitely worth a try.
03-02-2009 05:12:15 | More by ShrLSU
3.98/5 rDev -6.8%
Appearance - Dark amber with a deep orange tint. Very supple white head pillows on top, before fading into a thick ring with substantial lacing.
Smell - Tropical fruits are very well represented. Bitter hops are backed by a sweet caramel aroma.
Taste & Mouthfeel - Hops are present, but don't really jump out and grab a hold like they should. Instead a very smooth toasted caramel malt lays down a backbone, and gives it a breadiness. Does finish a little bitter, but not as biting as it should be. A little lite in the feel and somewhat watery. After awhile this one just gets a little bland.
Drinkability - Not as good as some of their year round releases, but worthy of the Three Floyds label. Decent, but a pretty average experience.
03-02-2009 05:11:25 | More by ryrust5301
4.1/5 rDev -4%
Poured from the bottle a hazy amber-orange with a healthy off-white head which quickly faded.
Aroma of sweet caramel malts, orange, and floral hops, and a bit of earthiness.
Tastes of orange, grapefruit upfront, followed by pine, bread, and caramel. Light bitterness to the finish.
Medium bodied, smooth, and moderately carbonated.
This one was not as hoppy as expected. If anything, it leaned to the malty side. Still, a pretty nice IPA from FFF.
02-27-2009 02:31:18 | More by Monkeyknife
4.65/5 rDev +8.9%
First of all, kudos to the sterling Sun Singer in Champaign for stocking its shelves with several Three Floyds wares. Broodoo is the fourth of five different new offerings they have I've tried, and it's incredible. Enjoyed with a sirloin pot roast with potatoes, carrot, and mushrooms.
A thin but durable finger of off-white head tops a cider-orange body with dark yellow highlights; dense lacing on the Duvel tulip only augments the positive impression Broodoo has begun. Lush, citrusy nose with grapefruit, orange, and lemon with some caramel malt--excellent. As is the taste. The citrus dominates, but the malt is a fine accompaniment.
Where Broodoo comes together is in the mouthfeel. It's gritty and resiny as I like with brawny IPAs, but also smooth from the malt. Broodoo strikes a great balance as an IPA, a testament to its genius from Three Floyds. Highly drinkable, Broodoo is a tremendous IPA, better than I expected and one of my top ten.
02-22-2009 21:30:50 | More by Gehrig
3.5/5 rDev -18%
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.
02-09-2009 04:56:38 | More by ThreeWiseMen
4/5 rDev -6.3%
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.
02-07-2009 20:11:45 | More by t0rin0
4.25/5 rDev -0.5%
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.
02-07-2009 01:16:07 | More by akorsak
4.53/5 rDev +6.1%
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.
01-30-2009 15:27:37 | More by hooliganlife
4.1/5 rDev -4%
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.
01-14-2009 23:56:18 | More by gford217
3.98/5 rDev -6.8%
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.
01-14-2009 00:34:44 | More by SaCkErZ9
4.08/5 rDev -4.4%
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.
01-11-2009 04:41:09 | More by jwc215
4.38/5 rDev +2.6%
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.
01-11-2009 01:15:39 | More by beermanbrian
4.33/5 rDev +1.4%
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
12-29-2008 01:54:07 | More by Redwood21
4.83/5 rDev +13.1%
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.
12-29-2008 01:22:54 | More by seanpachefddfa
4.43/5 rDev +3.7%
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.
12-29-2008 00:08:46 | More by Biggness
4.53/5 rDev +6.1%
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!
12-28-2008 00:53:16 | More by badbeer
Broo Doo from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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