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Broo Doo - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 1281
Reviews: 410
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%


Brewed by:
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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roadhouse

Florida

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

I was pleased to find this one for only $6.97 at Wise Guys (!). Have had it a couple times before but not exactly fresh.

Poured a golden orange amber into my pint glass with a two inch head that quickly settles into a nice thin coating over the top. Leaves some nice looking lace on the glass.

Aroma of peaches, tropical fruit, grapefruit, and some subdued pine. Overall, the citrus tones dominate but there is a nice pleasant caramel sweetness below all of that.

The flavor is exquisite, a wonderful blend of malt and hops. There is a short burst of malty sweetness at the beginning that is quickly taken over by citrusy hops but after the initial citrus flavors come some of the tropical fruits and peaches that the aroma suggested. Finishes with that fruitiness and the grapefruit bitterness lingering on.

Mouthfeel is medium, pretty crisp, but smooth drinking.

Definitely one of the best wet hop beers that I have tried. One of the better FFF seasonal offerings.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2008 02:39:27 | More by roadhouse
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mjryan

Minnesota

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

Pours a murky copper with a spritzy head. Decent retention and just a touch of lace. Smells floral and citrusy with a nice sweet caramel undercurrant. Flavour is all green, citrus hops with a nice bready mildly sweet malt profile. Bitterness is firm but pleasing. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. I really like wet hopped beers and this one is the best Ive ever had.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2008 22:11:05 | More by mjryan
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

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

Bottle from BuckeyeSox (thanks Dev). The beer is dark copper color and clear, wet looking tan froth. The beer smells just like a harvest ale should, really fresh green hops aroma. The taste is likewise fresh and hoppy, maybe amarillo hops (a little pine needle and spiciness). This is a great beer, probably best fresh, I'll buy more if I can find it next time I'm in IN or IL.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2008 21:33:08 | More by TurdFurgison
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david131

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- An ever so slightly hazy copper liquid with a nice off white head. There is pretty good retention.

S- Some citrus, fruit including apricot, caramel, soap, and a huge load of flowers. Very aromatic and fragrant.

T- Very strange... for as potent as this smells, it is not nearly as flavorful as you would think. It is slightly bitter and very very clean. There is no depth to the flavor... not that it is a problem, just very strange.

M- Very smooth and clean. The cleanest beer I have ever had actually.

D- A surprisingly drinkable beer. It looks meaty, smells meaty, but drinks easy. Very strange and tasty. Worth a try for sure.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2008 03:47:58 | More by david131
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0110x011

California

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I <3 Younger35

Pours dark amber, bordering on red. One finger head quickly fades to a thin collar. Nose is a sweet hop bouquet. Orange, grapefruit, pine, grass, and mint. Caramel and sourdough toast in there too. Pine, grass and grapefruit on the palate, with some sweetness from the malt balancing things out. Medium body, dry finish.

One of the best IPAs from out of California that I've ever had. Delicious!

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2008 06:31:25 | More by 0110x011
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Beerzebub

California

4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks go to crazynelson for trading me this one.

Striking hazy amber color, with some bubbly cream colored head and fine hieroglyphs of lace.

Fresh hops dominate the aroma, powerful musky citrus and pine, with some grass, mint, and herbs.

Tastes mainly of bright juicy citrus upfront, along with herbaceous minty grass, then deep musky pine sap and citrus rind flavor and bitterness gradually build in intensity, along with a solid base of bready biscuity malt. Great balance, with moderate malt sweetness gradually succumbing to the bitterness, but never completely overpowered by it. Musky pine lingers for a long finish. Very tasty.

Fine carbonation and some oiliness make for a good texture overall, but it ends a little thin. Quite refreshing and drinkable.

Great wet hop ale, I enjoyed this.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2008 07:41:09 | More by Beerzebub
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Cresant

Kentucky

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

Poured this 22 oz. brown bottle into a Sierra Nevada hops glass. A hard pour created a huge manilla envelop colored head. Splotchy lace remained. The body was semi-cloudy, orange/copper colored. This label is one of the most bizarre I have ever seen. Acid trip through a little girls toy drawer - Trolls, rainbows and fairies, oh my!

Smell was piney hops. Pungent yumminess. Stone fruits.

Taste was medium malty, syrupy sweetness overpowered by citrus hops bitterness. Not as bold as Dreadnaught. There is a fall-like wholesomeness. Rich, warm and bready.

Mouthfeel was thinner than expected. Not very grainy or husky.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2008 14:39:19 | More by Cresant
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rhinos00

Colorado

3.48/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 650 mL bottle into a pint glass.

A- Nice amber glow with hints of orange. Some carbonation with a half inch of white head.

S- First whiff reveals a wonderful aromatic experience. Very green and piney, fresh hops.

T- Sort of a let down. Hops presence was there, but not much else.

M- Medium to light bodied. Had a very watered down texture to it. Somewhat unpleasant.

D- Lack of diversified taste and watered down texture made this hard to stomach. I was counting down the minutes hoping this bomber would pass rather quickly.

Overall, a huge disappointment (I'm a big fan of Dreadnaught). The watered down texture really effected my experience as did the lack of taste. I'm not sure if this is the typical texture and taste of the beer but, I'm hoping that it was just this particular bottle. So far out of all the hoppy beers I have had, this has been one of the worst. I will have to review this beer to see if there is a difference.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2008 02:10:57 | More by rhinos00
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spointon

Illinois

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

I had this one on tap today at the FFF brewpub in Munster, IN.

A= This ale poured a slightly hazy dark orange copper color with a 1/2" tan head that quickly dropped to a thin cap. Lots of lace down my glass.

S= Truly and incredible aromatic experience. This ale was truly bursting with aromas of fresh hops, grass, pine, and citrus. That green "freshness" is hard to describe, but this beer is swimming in it.

T= Compared to the smell, quite a disappointment. There was a decent malt base underneath some solid hop bitterness, but there were some unpleasant features as well. I detected a moderately strong bitter taste that was neither pleasant nor was it normal for an IPA. I just could not find the words to describe the flavor of this bitterness, other that it was bad as opposed to good hop head bitterness.

MF= Medium bodied with a nice crisp carbonation feel.

D= I absolutely loved the aromas of this beer, so much that they practically carried the beer for me. The taste was 90% good and 10% off for me. Couldn't put my finger on quite what was wrong though. Overall, the good outweighs the bad on this one, its just not where it ought to be.

Serving type: on-tap

11-09-2008 06:32:58 | More by spointon
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Crosling

Colorado

4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Incredible purity and vibrancy in the nose, pure hop glory. Notes of herbs and weeds, but also has some nice citrus and fruit notes as well. Trying to pick up malt elements iin the flavor is tough, with only light notes of biscuit. Flavor is dominated by juicy, resinous, fresh hops. No brewery makes a hoppy beer like 3 Floyds. They utilize hops so well. Possibly the best fresh hop beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2008 06:09:53 | More by Crosling
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sgoodship

Illinois

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

A: Creamy 2 finger head. Very hazy medium dark amber. Some spotty lacing. Head dissipates to a fine dusting.

S: Sweet candy, very bright and lively floral hops with citrus. This hop smell reminds me that hops and marijuana are close relatives.

T: I have to tell you that this is a trip for a porter/stout guy. It's a big hop taste that feels green, fresh and lively. I thought it would overwhelm me but it didn't. It has that IPA quality which is a sort of revitalizing and zingy. The floral and citrus bitter aftertaste is really intense.

M: Medium/light body. Clean and crisp.

D: Hop lovers should check this out. For such an aggressive brew, it is amazingly drinkable. I am not a huge fan of IPA's but I thoroughly enjoyed this drink and it gives me another reason to try the other 3F's offerings.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2008 04:35:51 | More by sgoodship
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younger35

Minnesota

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

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!!

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2008 01:29:56 | More by younger35
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Slynger

Illinois

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2008 23:38:28 | More by Slynger
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paco1029384756

Illinois

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2008 02:24:40 | More by paco1029384756
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bluemoonswoon

Illinois

4.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2008 02:14:52 | More by bluemoonswoon
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francisweizen

Arizona

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2008 04:46:34 | More by francisweizen
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srandycarter

California

4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

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!

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2008 04:18:49 | More by srandycarter
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2008 00:10:59 | More by ppoitras
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beachbum1975

Ohio

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

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!?)!

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2008 16:13:29 | More by beachbum1975
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nrbw23

Ohio

4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2008 18:43:29 | More by nrbw23
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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!

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2008 14:44:35 | More by mikesgroove
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mfhlucky13

Pennsylvania

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2008 15:26:30 | More by mfhlucky13
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FtownThrowDown

Ohio

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2008 01:19:50 | More by FtownThrowDown
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ncvbc

North Carolina

4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2008 20:08:12 | More by ncvbc
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EPseja

New Jersey

4.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2008 00:48:34 | More by EPseja
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