Broo Doo - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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4.1/5 rDev -4%
Bomber poured into a snifter
A – hazy orange, pours with a 2 finger head,falls to about a 0.5-1 finger head retention. Minor amount of lacing on side of glass. After sitting for a bit, the head retention fades to a thin film.
S – Could smell the hops from a foot away while pouring it! Very floral and citrusy…reminds me of a less extreme Stone Enjoy By. Definitely get some orange citrus fruit smells coming off of it. I really like this smell…reminds me of a nice double IPA.
T – My first impression is that it is very tasty but a little disappointing. After recently finishing a case of zombie dust, the hops almost fall flat here. For any other brewery, this would be a really good drink. For a FFF bomber, I’m a tad disappointed. It tastes like a slightly cut back version of the aroma: piney and citrusy. It finishes off with a nice, sweet malt taste. Tastes almost spicy at first, then fades to the citrus-piney hops, then fades to the delicate amount of sweet malts (with the hops still lingering there in the background). There’s a decent amount of bitter aftertaste that lingers nicely. Every sip I've taken gets a little better. More sips yield a nice complexity that this beer possesses. The malt and hop profiles combine very nicely with this one.
M – It feels very smooth and almost slick. Perhaps it is oily from the portion of wet hops thrown in? Each sip invites you to take another one (and another one). A perfect amount of carbonation…any more I think would interfere with the flavors.
O – Would drink again…probably will buy another bottle if the store I buy from hasn't ran out of their case yet. FFF never disappoints. I would love to try this as fresh as possible...wish FFF gave out bottled-on dates.
10-19-2012 02:22:31 | More by Jagen
4/5 rDev -6.3%
Bomber poured into a tulip
A- Pours hazy golden yellow. A moderate one finger white head with decent retention.
S- This beer is bursting with citrus and pine and sweet bitter hop glory. A slightly sweet and dry malt backbone.
T- A moderate to high bitterness up front and through the entire mouth. This beer has a crisp tingling feel and crisp taste. The hops provide a variety of citrus flavors as well as pine and some herbal spice. Malts are not to present but are crisp and clean allowing the hops to do work.
M- Light body and very easy to drink. Bitter and crisp. Quite dry.
O- This is a good IPA but a bit of a let down if i'm to be honest. A Fresh hop ale from a brewery known for their hoppy beers should have a more bold hop profile. Its still a good and easy going beer.
10-18-2012 23:35:53 | More by TwelveOunces
4.2/5 rDev -1.6%
Poured from 22oz bottle into Globe glass.
A. Pours 2 finger head. Great retention. Thick lacing. Color is a hazy dark brownish orange.
S. Can smell the floral hops as the beer is poured out of the bottle. Holy hop aroma. Big ass tropical fruit smell coming off of this one. Pineapple, tangerine, grapefruit, citrusy hop aroma. A dry biscuity malt base is barely detectable beneath all the hop aroma. Has a bit of resiny hop aroma as well, that makes it smell almost DIPA esque.
T. Taste is a pretty awesome mix of tropical fruit hop flavor. Malt flavor is quite a bit sweeter than the aroma would have you believe. Overall pretty sweet tasting beer. Drinks incredibly smooth. The resiny hop aroma does not transfer to the taste. Not the most flavorful IPA, but one that you would want to keep coming back to. I actually do get a bit of toffee malt as the beer warms towards room temp.
M. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Finishes a bit sweet.
O. One of the better fresh hop beers I have had. 3F definitely knows how to make hoppy beers, and this one is not let down. Pretty big IPA, but it goes down very easy.
10-12-2012 23:55:23 | More by siradmiralnelson
4.93/5 rDev +15.5%
Three Floyds Broo Doo
Appearance: Three Floyds take on the fresh, “wet” hop style pale ale pours a golden, yellow with hues of orange with soapsuds-like head amounting to nearly two fingers. This inevitably slides down the glass revealing an already impressive lacing and coalesces into a thick, white crust. There is a visible moderate carbonation, but nothing out of the ordinary. Really the only gripe to be had here is the color, which is just slightly lighter than may be desirable in a pale ale. Hopefully this is not indicative of a thin malt body.
Aroma: Pine notes are everywhere in this beer, as are pineapples, peaches, and oranges. Honestly, this beer smells like opening up a pack of Starburst, without all the suggestions of artificial flavors. Based on the style, this incredibly fruity opening is not at all surprising; this is very clearly a spotlight for the hops to steal. Still, that does not mean that the malt does not make an appearance; indeed, it is there in a caramel, sweet capacity, suggesting that the light color was a red herring. This beer smells excellent; it is a real bouquet of bombastic hop flavor followed by a moderate malt backbone.
Taste: How does Three Floyds do it? Oranges, tangerines, and peaches smack the tongue immediately, but not in an overly bitter way. These flavors are followed quickly by and mingle with pine and pineapples, creating a fruit cocktail of hop flavor throughout the mouth. Next in this tropical conga line of flavor is the sweet malt that simply exists to give balance to the beer and make it more palatable. Finally, lemons, lemon curd, and rindy, citrus bitterness lend a dryness to the finish. Fantastic.
Mouthfeel: The carbonation is medium, as alluded to in the appearance, but there is a definite creaminess and thickness to the body. Furthermore, possibly due to the “wet” hops, the mouthfeel is incredibly sticky in an awesome way. The hops also impart an acceptable astringency throughout the mouth, which really makes itself known in the dry aftertaste. As has been mentioned in reviews of Hopslam and Double Trouble, this astringency forces the drinker to continue imbibing this excellent elixir, which is a wonderful, wonderful thing.
Overall: This is one of the finest beers that have ever passed these lips. This is my first experience with the “wet” hop style of pale ales, and I feel that this example will be extremely hard to top. As a result of this excellent beer, I will actively seek out other examples of this style. My only regret is that I purchased only one of these amazing brews during my recent trip to FFF. The wait until this beer makes its way to Wisconsin will be agonizing. 19/20
10-09-2012 07:51:00 | More by THANAT0PSIS
4.38/5 rDev +2.6%
Bottle poured into a FFF teku.
Pour: Nearly completely clear deep orange with two fingers of very foamy, sticky off white head. Leaves a LOT of lacing, and the head sticks around. Good lookin beer.
Smell: Lots of dank, resinous pine, with some citrus and oranges mixed in. A nice caramel hints at a well established backbone, but certainly does not steal the nose.
Taste: Boom. Really nice mango and tangerine, with more dank pine. The caramel backbone hinted at in the nose is definitely there, but only provides a sweetness. Tangerine bitterness lingers.
Mouthfeel: Nice carb, and pretty substantial bitterness. A little too sticky at times, but still really nice.
Overall: This was really good, and I will continue to buy it until it falls off.
10-08-2012 16:18:58 | More by cfrances33
4.15/5 rDev -2.8%
Enjoyed at the Three Floyds Brewpub in Munster, IN. Served in a 20 oz. nonic pint glass.
Golden with peach accents. Served with a two finger bright white head. A refreshing aroma of flora, fresh cut grass, and citrus on the nose. Opens with a blast of citrus-tinged fresh green tea, pine, & floral notes joined by mildly sweet nutty malt, and finishes with fresh citrus rind bitterness. Crisp and clean medium body with sticky, soapy, and resiny mouthfeel. A great wet hopped American Pale Ale that will satisfy anyone's hop craving.
10-08-2012 03:35:43 | More by chanokokoro
4.33/5 rDev +1.4%
Reviewed from notes.
Pours out a typical lightly-hazed orangish-amber IPA color with one finger of off-white foamy head that lasts for a few minutes and leaves behind adequate lacing on the inside of the glass. Medium body and higher side of medium carbonation levels, the somewhat snappy bubbling action on the tongue stays interesting without being distracting.
Smells and tastes about the same: A solid pine resin, grapefruit and orange peel combination over a caramel malt with some mild toasted aspects and a mild Simcoe sort of onion garnish combined with a handful of floral and grassy hopping going on in the background. My particular bomber managed to hit the exact balance point between malt sweetness and hop bittering that my palate prefers, and if there had only been a little bit more complexity of flavor and aroma, this could have easily earned fives in those categories.
Another solid offering from Three Floyds that is worth giving a try if you can find a fresh enough bomber.
09-26-2012 19:45:23 | More by WastingFreetime
Broo Doo from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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