Broo Doo - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 1,349 | Reviews: 412 | Display Reviews Only:
4.33/5 rDev +1.4%
Picked up a bottle of this from Dobby's a couple days ago for $9.99. Three Floyds is spendy but generally worth it. Drank from my Stone India Pale Ale flute.
Hops are from vine to vat in less than a day.
Appearance- Pours a reddish orange yellow (seriously depends on the light) with a decent one finger bright white head that recedes very slowly. A cap and collar is left the entire beer with a little bit of lacing. (I know there would be more but I just washed my glass in the dishwasher as it was getting a bit dingy)
Smell- Perhaps the most pungent Harvest Ale I'll smelled. Surprisingly citrusy (these fresh hops tend to be a pit more earthy/piney IMO) with loads of pineapple, grapefruit and peach. Bits of fresh cut grass seem to sneak into my nostrils every now-and-again as well. A bit of candy sweetness is detectable with hints of bubblegum and cotton candy. Hard to believe this is only 5.5% ABV because it smells as though it'd be a little stronger than that.
Taste- The smell was pretty nice but the taste is way better! Starts with a bit of light sweetness from the malt before a fairly subtle hop bitterness kicks in. Light brown sugar and a fresh bready maltiness upfront add a nice contrast to the newborn hops. A fairly swift bitter blast kicks in as the "greenness" of the hops really show. It's not the intense hop slap like the nose lead me to believe but it's still the star of the show. Fairly grassy and piney as a bit of grapefruit and orange pith hide in the background. Finishes with a light lingering piney bitterness.
Mouthfeel- Light to medium body with a semi slick feel and moderately crisp carbonation.
Drinkability- The alcohol smells like it would make this a bit more of a chore to drink that it is. It most definitely doesn't. This is one of the few reviews where I actually finished the entire bomber before I finished my review (as you can probably tell from my grammar and liberal use of parentheses). The best fresh hopped beer that I've had to date. Seek out this beer in the limited window it's available and fresh!!
11-05-2008 01:29:56 | More by younger35
4.08/5 rDev -4.4%
Broodoo pours in a lightly hazed orange amber, with a nice head of dirty white fluff.
Nice nose. Fresh citrus, fresh bread, fresh grass.
Flavor is solid as well. Bready base accompanies tons of hops. Lightly citrus fruity along with lots of freshly grass and pine needles, and then a mild citrus rind bitterness. Medium bodied, a bit slick, a bit buttery, a bit smooth, nicely fuzzy carb.
Probably not at the top of my list, but a very nice seasonal ipa.
11-01-2008 23:38:28 | More by Slynger
4.2/5 rDev -1.6%
Pours a slightly cloudy orange color with 2 1/2 fingers of head.
Scent of fresh, oily hops and sweet sugary citrus, some fruits add a great balance between the hops and citrus.
Taste of caramel malts, bitter hops and sugars start with a great balance of flavor. Caramel malts linger along with a slight earthiness, some hoppiness in the finish with more malts. Balanced extremely well, but it's not enough to impress.
Mouthfeel is smooth and biting with good drinkability.
A great harvest ale to be sure, one of the better harvest ales I have had. Definitely worth a try, but the usual over-the-top Three Floyds hoppiness is absent from this one, but that just gives it a better balance.
11-01-2008 02:24:40 | More by paco1029384756
4.8/5 rDev +12.4%
Saw this out of the corner of my eye at the store today and picked up every bomber I could get my hands on.
Pours clear and dark, looks like it could represent the wikipedia photo for an IPA, at least initally before the head starts to fade off a bit. Otherwise a solid, cherry soaked, oak.
This beer smells like almost every well-hopped Three Floyds beer I've tried (with the exception to Dreadnaught). I'm guessing the hops being displayed most prominently here are Amarillo because this beer smells a lot like Gumballhead, it's a little earthier, but has a lot of the same characteristics. After I take the first sip and the beer has coated my tongue, the beer smells like orange juice.
Vinious, piney, now it tastes nothing like Gumballhead and more like Dreadnaught-lite, which is to say, pretty awesome. It feels as though this beer came from the cask rather than the bottle, the carbonation is on the lighter side and feels very smooth, but not insubstantial on the tongue. I'd say that this is a pretty understated beer, it displays a lot of subtle character that I won't go to deeply into, sufice to say that each sip brings something new to the table. Pine and nuttiness here on minute, grapefruit, honey and orange juice in another. I am trying to think of a way that this beer could be improved upon in the taste department, but so far I'm coming up empty, this beer would be near impossible to improve upon and at 5.50% it's damn near sessionable for a FFF beer.
10-28-2008 02:14:52 | More by bluemoonswoon
4.43/5 rDev +3.7%
Fresh-ish 22oz brown glass bomber. Glowing golden orange/amber with a nice tight, white, head of foam. Lacing and retention are decent if not mind blowing. Aromas of fresh piney citrusy hops as well as bread basket biscuity malts, with a nice candy hop sweetness as well. Taste is chewy pine resin hop and fresh baked bread malt with some other nice complexities in the mix as well. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, light and refreshing which lends an excellent drinkability to this product. Awesome stuff. Probably even better fresh and on tap in the midwest.
09-24-2008 04:46:34 | More by francisweizen
4.13/5 rDev -3.3%
A- Pours nice deep caramel. Small off white head reduces to ring quickly. Very small bubbled sudsy lacing.
S - Oozing melted caramel. Like a candy bar. Nice pine and citrus backup.
T - Taste similar to smell, with some grassiness in the center and a clean neutral finish.
M - Medium to light body, fair coating, more than enough carb.
D - A very nice, drinkable beer!
09-12-2008 04:18:49 | More by srandycarter
4.53/5 rDev +6.1%
22oz bottle obtained via trade with kmpitz2. Thanks for the opportunity.
Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" beige head over the slightly cloudy orangey amber brew. Head holds its own, with average lacing. Aroma is sweet and citrusy. Taste starts with moderate sweetness, which is quickly balanced and slightly overpowered by citrus hoppiness, which carries on through the slightly numbing close. Mouthfeel is SUH-mooooth, and drinkability is awesome. Incredible rep of the American IPA style.
08-17-2008 00:10:59 | More by ppoitras
4.35/5 rDev +1.9%
Split an (aged?) bomber of this last night with pwoods while suckin' ass at poker. Shit, I just went to drink the beer anyways :)
Thanks again, fellas - for taking my money...
This one prolly sat on the stores' shelf for a few months, so it 'may' have lost a tad of it's intended hoppy zing, but I still snagged alot of hops from it!
I wanted to try this beer for some time. In fact, I looked for it on tap on Dark Lord Day and it wasn't available.
This one poured a clear, dark tan with amber highlights, topped by an average 1 finger white head. It had great big citrusy notes all over the nose and mouth. Medium bodied, slightly oily on my tongue and as expected, there's a RICH pounding of carmelized, syrupy malts to bring down the hop bang. It's no surprise this was delightfully balanced and highly drinkable, (as I am 'likely' biased with all 3F's offerings)! Don't kill the messenger here, but I found this similar in taste to 3F's siter beer, Braveheart (minus the barrel-aging part, of course). Crisp with a super-dry, hop-resined finish. Highly drinkable and sessionable - but with all great beers, it's a pain in the ass to land and have available all the time :( .
Another deliciously unique IPA offering from the Three Floyd's lineup. Thanks again, for the opportunity to try this one, pwoods - you ARE da man (and hey, if you want, I'll take the empty to add to my beer bottle collection!?)!
08-10-2008 16:13:29 | More by beachbum1975
4.58/5 rDev +7.3%
A- Pours a golden orange color with a nice white head that goes away fairly quickly.
S- Amazing hop aroma! It's got all bases covered. Oily, resinous pine, citrus, tropical fruit. Very very nice.
T- Caramel malts present itself as a solid base. There's also a touch of biscuity pale malts. Hops come across the palate much more grassy than the aroma. The grassiness is accompanied by a sturdy bitterness. The sweet fruitiness is still there but not near as prevelant as in the nose. Subtle pine on the swallow.
M- Medium in body and the perfect amount of carbonation. Slightly oily and covers the tongue well.
D- All day for this one. A solid brew with great taste.
06-30-2008 18:43:29 | More by nrbw23
4.7/5 rDev +10.1%
I have been seeking this one out forever. I have a huge craving for good IPA's and have heard just wonderful things about this one, so it was no wonder that I just had to seek it out and see what the fuss was all about. Received it in a BIF recently and immediately put it into the fridge. Grabbed it out last night for dinner and served it at about 45 degrees into a pint glass. The our was very nice with a rich, and very hazy dark amber color. Lots of hints at orange were riddled throughout this one and there was a tremendous amount of carbonation just streaking skyward. Nice two finger head of white froth on top that receded down into a broken crown of lace that thoroughly coated the insides of the glass. Very solid look for an IPA.
The aroma just leaped forward onto me before I was even ready for it. Huge floral notes of grapefruit and orange. Big-time citrus here. As it warmed it turned a little more fruity, giving way to some apple and peach notes mostly and a nice touch of light grass in the back. This all translated over very well to the flavor which also was wonderful. Deep notes of floral hopes were interlaced seamlessly with touches of apples and a slight chewiness. Lots of grapefruit and orange here that really pushed this one home and made it very fresh tasting. A wonderful medium body on this was laced with great carbonation all around. I was really impressed with this and that crisp, and cleaned out dry finish was the icing on the cake. A nice low ABV harvest ale that I could have literally drank endlessly it seemed. I was super impressed with this in really every aspect.
Overall this was easily one of the better IPA's I have had in a long time. It had that super fresh hop taste that left that almost resin like quality in your mouth. Sticky at times, but always finishing crisp and clean. There is no doubt that I would be thrilled to have this again, and cannot even imagine how could it would be on tap. This is a must try and one that I will seek out again for sure!
06-28-2008 14:44:35 | More by mikesgroove
4.15/5 rDev -2.8%
A: Nice orange to amber color with very little head and spotty lacing.
S: Hops just leap right from the glass to the nose. Some citrus, grapefruit and a touch of pine.
T: Plenty of balanced bitterness with the hops, grapefruit and a touch of pine.
M: Nice amount of bouncing bubbles, a bit of stickiness from the bounty of hops with a little tang in the finish. Nice.
D: Easy drinking hopped up IPA. I wish I could get this in PA.
05-22-2008 15:26:30 | More by mfhlucky13
3.68/5 rDev -13.8%
I love these Harvest Ales. Pours dark amber in color with a nice rocky two inch head. Spotty lacing is left on the glass. Smell is bittering hops. Taste is juicy bittering hops with a substantial malt backbone for support. As easy drinking of an IPA that I've ever had. Smooth, and juicy on mouthfeel. I could drink a ton of this stuff.
05-13-2008 01:19:50 | More by FtownThrowDown
4.58/5 rDev +7.3%
Pours clear and bright amber in color. Good, steady carbonation in big bubbles and a nice creamy white head atop that settles to a ring. Smell is quite lovely. Very fresh, juicy, citrusy hops blanketed by a malt sweetness. Quite inviting. Taste is also great. Hops are very present but very well balanced by a caramel malt flavor. Very juicy again. A nice biscuity flavor lingers with some bitterness in the finish. It's crisp and refreshing but seems more full thanks to the wet hops. Has a creamy texture that is just great. Thirst quenching beer. That's what this is. Session material in my book. Give me more!
Thanks to lightindarkness for this in the UGLY Duckling BIF
04-27-2008 20:08:12 | More by ncvbc
4.85/5 rDev +13.6%
Thanks to my brother for driving this one out to me from Indiana.
Served from a 22oz bomber in my trusty SABL glass at between fridge and cellar temperature.
A - Gluggy, viscous, tarnished gold color with a slow-motion upward carbonation push to form the proud, marshmallowy off-white head. Head retention is OK, and lacing is good, although not as pervasive as I would have hoped.
S - Step 1 - Take a handful of Amarillo hops, straight from the vine. Step 2 - Place said hops in a strainer bag in an industrial vise. Step 3 - Place cup beneath said vise. Step 4 - Tighten vise completely. Step 5 - Sniff the few droplets of hop juice that fall into the cup. Ta da! Oh, that and a bit of sweet, lightly toasted malts.
T - Thankfully, it's not as sweet as it smells. The front of the tongue picks up a light sweetness that's accentuated by the floral characteristics of the hops. The middle brings forth more of the citrusy notes while the malts start to subside. In the back of the throat, bitter is king, as the malts seem to drop off completely. Swallow is medium dry and definitely bitter, but oddly enough, the mild sweetness found in the front seems to triumphantly reemerge, bringing the taste profile full circle. Very very nice.
M - Just a hair lighter than "syrupy" would describe, and oily slick from the hops. Carbonation is spot-on, with a light tingle that dares the hops to do a better job of numbing the tongue. Swallow is the wash of seafoamy hopjuice ocean.
D - Yummy. Which equals drinkability. This, to me, seems to be like Alpha King, but with a fresher hop profile, and a slightly tamer carbonation and acidity. For my money, I'd venture to say I like it better, even though it's harder to find, especially in a hop-recession year. Yea me!
04-15-2008 00:48:34 | More by EPseja
4.53/5 rDev +6.1%
A rocky liht tan two finger head develops with lots of active fat popping bubbles. Leaves only slight scattered lace. Body is a deep amber orange. Nose is a huge hoppy floral explosion with lots of fresh sweet citrus rind notes and some prickley coriander and rich pine. Creamy hop notes jump on the tongue with an array of nicely balanced bitter and sweetness. This tasty blend is a mix of minerals, pine notes, dandilions and citrus zest. Fresh hops are very juicy and refreshing. Mouthfeel is a soft bitter hue with a hint of sweetness. Ranks up there with the best of the style. Super drinkable.
04-03-2008 21:20:05 | More by SPLITGRIN
4.1/5 rDev -4%
22 Oz. Bottle poured into a pint glass.
A: Glowing hazy orange in color with copper hues around the edge of glass. White fluffy head pours one finger thick and dissipates rapidly into a soft micro bubble blanket that covers the top of the brew. Thin sticky lacing.
S: Wet or fresh earth. Citrus and pine hops. Candied fruit. Caramel. Fresh bread.
T: Big juicy grapefruit and tangerine flavors are immediately beaten back by bitter pine hops and the taste of wet grass. Sweet caramel malts and the sweetness of candy. Biscut or bread like flavors are finished off with an almost asprin like taste.
M: Refreshing and slighly slick. Moderate carbonation. Puckeringly dry and sticky on the tongue.
D: Hell Yeah! I love all the wet or fresh hop pale ales and this one is very good. Typical Three Floyd's hop profile. Seek and enjoy!
03-26-2008 22:32:41 | More by Tyrawlings
4.47/5 rDev +4.7%
Bottle from trade with Holdenn
Glowing, gorgeous multi shaded amber pour with a creamy lasting beige head, and some lacing. Smell is rich, fruity hops, a bit spicy, and sweet. Very nice big bold, spicy, biting, sharp, hop flavor and some pine and lots of green fresh character as well. Crisp carbonation and rich creamy body. Citrusy flavors and a bittersweet grapefruit flavor lingers on into the finish. Probably my new favorite fresh hop beer. Very nicely done and another awesome beer by Three Floyds. Can't thank you enough for this one, Matt!
03-15-2008 20:08:56 | More by JDV
4.43/5 rDev +3.7%
A great big thanks to lightindarkness for trading this to me and giving me the chance to taste this fine brew. I'm a big fan of harvest ales, and this is a nice one from one of my favorite breweries. Pours a slightly hazy orange/amber with a head that fades to a thin cap but leaves some spotty lacing.Beautiful fresh hop smell, herbal and citrusy and maybe even a touch vegetal- but pleasantly so. Taste has similar herbal notes as well as some citrus, but here there is much more of a piney note and the herbal notes don't go so far as to be vegetal. Nicely integrated, and somewhat soft in the mouth up front, there is a slight spiciness and herbal bitterness at the end. Very easy to drink, delicious.
03-15-2008 19:32:01 | More by Georgiabeer
4.38/5 rDev +2.6%
A- Pours a clear, sunset orange color with a small, frothy white head.
S- Very hoppy with a deep malt background, piney hops, sweetness invades the nose towards the end. Smells a lot like Alpha King only a little hoppier.
T- Taste is surprisingly tame begins with grapefruit hop notes, moves on to sweet caramely malt and ends with a bit of hop bitterness.
M- This is my main beef with some of the 3 F's brews. I think this beer and dreadnaught are a little undercarbonated. Make it seem too creamy for an ipa. Just my opinion.
D- This is an incredibly drinkable IPA. Marketed as a "harvest ale" so I don't know if three floyds was specifically looking at the IPA category but this could be easily sessioned.
03-06-2008 02:14:15 | More by Lothore
4.45/5 rDev +4.2%
Acquired in a trade with jjayjaye, contents poured into a Stone OG tulip glass
Appearance is hazy bright orange hue, big frothy white head dissipates to a thin layer, web-like lacing on the glass
Smell is big sour grapefruit with some floral and grassy tones, consistent with fresh hops, other citrus and light fruits
Taste is initially sweetened grapefruit hops with a nice orange background, some pine resin and grassy hops transition to biscuity malts, finishes dry and bitter
Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, thick resiny texture coats the tongue, moderately high carbonation
Drinkability is high, this is a flavorful and sweetly hopped IPA with great balance, the alcohol presence is minimal and the wet hops add great character to the taste
03-03-2008 05:31:29 | More by Stoneman78
4.4/5 rDev +3%
'07 bomber into an imperial pint.
Beautiful for an IPA, pours a slightly hazed golden amber color with a little coppery depth. A thin cream head leaves patchy bubbles and light lacing.
The nose on this ale is distinctly hoppy, with big pine cone and sappy aromas, loaded with juicy grapefruit and peach. Some warm sugary candy sweetness mingles with light caramel malts and some faint grains.
Initial taste is not as daunting as the smell indicates, but it grows in depth as it warms. Up front puckery bitterness is balanced with soft malty notes that are quickly eroded by the aggressive hops. Bright juicy citrus and piny resin dominate, but the undercurrent of sweetness and bread hold on until the rising dry bitterness at the finish, leaving a light lingering sweetness. Overall rich full hop taste.
Characterized by a sticky hop hold and dry finish. Clean unobtrusive carbonation and medium body really make for a nice feel.
Seemingly bigger than most IPAs, this one delivers full-on hop taste with great flavor. Very drinkable, but not as highly so as some more balanced beers of this style.
02-18-2008 13:38:57 | More by lightindarkness
4.38/5 rDev +2.6%
Pour s a cloudy burnt orange color with a thick, fluffy, rocky white head that builds to about 2 inches. Plenty of lacing is left behind as the head starts to die down. Smell is pine followed by some grapefruit aromas. Taste is very smooth for this style. A malty sweetness is met with some juicy grapefruit, and a light barleywine raisin taste. Mfouthfeeling is a little oily.
01-27-2008 20:56:36 | More by genog
4.43/5 rDev +3.7%
Delicious. I could leave it at that, but for one: BA wouldn't allow me, and two: I tend to be a verbose asshole anyway.
The beer pours to a fairly hazy peachy color. Very little visible carbonation, but a thick creamy head sits on top. Decent retention and lacing.
The smell is mindblowing. Citrusy and floral amarillo. Kind of one dimensional, but this beer smells like walking through a hop field. Very intense.
The taste is very good as well. The hops are obviously the show stealer here. The malt is light and nondescript, but the hops are so unbelievably juicy and flavorful that it doesn't seem to matter. It's an IPA, afterall. The only thing keeping it from a perfect score is a big grassy flavor from the green hops. Also, it has kind of a crushed aspirin flavor associated with the amarillo.
The body is fairly light and crisp with carbonation. Bitterness is set off beautifully by the cracking mouthfeel. If it were possible to pack this much hop essence into a beer without using green hops, I think this would be the perfect IPA. But as it is, it is very good, but the green hops impart a little more grassiness than I would like. Can't complain, however, as it is still one of the best IPA's I've had.
01-21-2008 07:57:59 | More by neonbrown82
4.93/5 rDev +15.5%
A- 1" thick light tan head on a cloudy orange body with amber hues to it.
S- Huge fresh pine hops hit the nose, hints of citrus but mostly a strong pine aroma. Don't think I have smelt a fresh hopped beer with these kind of hops in it. Maybe just a hint of caramel in the back.
T- Nice thick fresh pine hop. Comes through a lot stronger in the aroma though. Sticks all over mouth and just leaves a nice sticky hop aftertaste. Caramel malts come in a bit more in the flavor than the aroma. Nice light malt to balance this out just a tad.
M- Full body with medium/low carbonation.
D- This is a fantastic beer and if not the best fresh hopped beer I have had (even with a few months on it). I would love to try this a few seconds after it being made. 3F's do it again, I am going to be pissed when I buy one of their beers and it completely lets me down.
01-20-2008 06:46:48 | More by BlindPig
4.58/5 rDev +7.3%
Pours an orangy amber color. Thick, fluffy white head.
Bursting with resiny hop aroma with earthy spruce and grapefruit. The aroma is fresh and full. Fantastic.
Malty toffee flavor is quickly interrupted with powerful grassy spruce and grapefruit. It tastes like I imagine a huge hop flower would taste.
Mouthfeel is oily and thick - in a very good way.
The fresh hops really accentuate the wonderfully full and fresh hoppy taste. Enough malt for a sufficiently balanced hop explosion.
01-17-2008 06:01:09 | More by tmitch75
Broo Doo from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 1,349 ratings.