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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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mattboyer182

Indiana

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

A - Pours an orange color with some haze and a finger of white head.

S - Smells floral. Grapefruit and pine. Smells earthy.

T - Good hops at first. Piney and bitter. It has a sweeter following. Finishes dry.

M - Medium bodied and decent carbonation.

O - My least favorite FFF IPA which tells you how good the others are.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2011 01:07:43 | More by mattboyer182
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AleWatcher

Illinois

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

On tap at FFF.

Served in imperial nonic pint.

An apricot orange color with a frothy off-white head. Spotty lacing clings hard in dots and chunks.
Smells slightly sweet with citrus, floral, and spicy hop notes.
The spicy notes tend to dominate the flavor profile, but this is still pretty good. Little caramel and toffee notes up front with a spicy hop finish. Strong bitterness, but it is well integrated.
Body is medium, little oily, with some mild bitterness.
Overall, this is nice. I'll be honest here and admit that I prefer Founders Harvest,
This is nice, but not world class in my opinion.

Serving type: on-tap

09-27-2011 20:02:33 | More by AleWatcher
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brew3crew

Ohio

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

In line at founders for CBS, thanks backfat!

A-hazy orange body with a white head that quickly disapates

S-good citra hop aroma. Better than I thought

T-follows the nose. Nice finish and very clean.

M-medium body and smooth

O-better than expected. Thanks backfat!

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2011 10:22:12 | More by brew3crew
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Wildman

Ohio

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

This beer poured a clear amber color and formed a huge off white foamy head that left latticed lace as it subsided. A small amount of carbonation is present. An aroma of malt, hops, pine and citrus. The flavor was of malt, hops, butter, and pepper with hint of candy. The body was medium light and the finish slightly sweet with a hint of astringency.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2011 01:35:25 | More by Wildman
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ColdPoncho

Ohio

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

A - light orange body. Slightly cloudy. Medium white head

S - grass and citrus pungent fruity hops. Nice hoppy thing here

T - fruity of the tropics. Touch bitter on he back. Nice profile

M - nice carbonation. Medium body

O - good tasty beer. FFF good job

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2011 01:45:18 | More by ColdPoncho
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

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

Poured from a bottle into a New Belgium snifter. Fairly clear light amber color and a thin layer of foam that has some nice retention. The nose is quite punchy and citrus-like with notes of lemon, grapefruit, and a bit of pineapple.

Medium body with a nice, velvety smooth, yet firm, feel. The flavor is crisp and refreshing with loads of dry hoppy goodness! Big flavors of orange zest, lemon, and grapefruit predominate. I don't detect too much maltiness, yet somehow the flavors seem very balanced and the beer is not at all overly bitter. It is seriously good. Upon warming a bit, the maltiness becomes a bit more evident.

The bottle says that they hops in this beer go ``from the vine to brewhouse in one day''. I can believe it. Another terrific beer from 3F.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2011 00:22:14 | More by deadonhisfeet
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ferrari29

Illinois

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

Beer poured from bottle into a Nonic shaped pint glass

A - Beer pours with a golden clear colored body; nice two finger+ head formed; well-carbonated; not much lacing formed on the glass though; head held very, very well; cool label

S - Rye; citrus pine notes; hop rinse blast to the nose; caramel malt; toasted pine nuts; hop smell is well-balanced and not overpowering, making the beer quite herbal; chamomile; floral; orange; grapefruit sourness

T - Caramel and roasted malt; strong pine taste; deep bitter hop blast; ginger flavor burn on the tongue; light floral and herbal flavors present themselves at the beginning of the sip, but turn to hop bitterness quickly

M - Dry taste; heavy hop-caramel malt aftertaste; way, way bitter; medium body; extremely bitter; kind of tart; also leaves behind a toasted bread taste

D - Did I mention that this is bitter? well, 3F did it again, made sure we weren't disappointed; might be hard to down for most newcomers to the beer community; if you're a hop kind of guy, this is right up your alley and something you can't miss; hop bomb

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2011 03:22:42 | More by ferrari29
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Thingus

California

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

Live tasting bomber courtesy of rmcnealy (THANKS!!) into Duvel tulip.

Appearance; pours a hazy orange/pale amber color with two fingers of bubbly straw colored head. Retention is ok, with the head falling over the course of several minutes. Lacing is good with a sticky foam clinging to the sides of the glass.

Smell; Broodoo opens with mellow pine, hints of honey and notes of citrus. Slight notes of caramel and toffee a well.

Taste; follows the aroma to a t, with a lingering pine bitterness that is quite subtle and not exceptionally bitter. A very well rounded brew, with mellow flavored all around.

Mouthfeel; Broodoo is medium bodied with crisp carbonation that really accents the finish and let's the subte bitterness hang around without being overwhelming.

Overall; a damn fine beer that I think may have been a bit more lively closer to its release, still it has held up quite well, and is much better than some fresh offerings I've had!!

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2012 01:26:19 | More by Thingus
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

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

Bomber poured into a tulip
2012

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2012 23:35:53 | More by TwelveOunces
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Bighuge

Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Regal copper body. Thick, dense cap of dirty white froth. Retention and lace qualities are outstanding. Good nose of fruity hop goodnesss....tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple. Aroma is actually pretty delicate and refined. Flavor brings more of the same. Nice fruity hop qualities, but also a definite grassiness, which adds a little extra dimension. Nice resinous tones also backed up by a nice toffeeish malt backbone. Lightly carbonated and medium-full bodied. Bitterness makes itself known in a nice way. This is enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2010 05:56:08 | More by Bighuge
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Gobzilla

California

4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured an opaque apricot peach orange with yellow highlights that had good retention and a white bubbly head but it didi leave a little lacing sticking to the glass.

S: It definitely had nice piney grassy hop character with good caramel malt presence along side slight citrus and some underlying booze.

T: the hop profile was pretty piney grassy like the nose with citrus grapefruit accents that help propel the bitter bite but it did have a good balance and sweetness from the caramel malts.

M: the brew was medium in body with a good amount of carbonation which had a sweet, citric, bitter hop, and sticky finish.

D: it drank really good but I'm glad that I was able to drink a more fresh version to compare how the hops have died out through time. Definitely a beer to try fresh.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2010 08:38:49 | More by Gobzilla
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alpinebryant

Connecticut

4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very clear golden yellow with white lacing on the edges.
Strong Amarillo hop aromas coming out of the pour, grapefruit, citrus and lemon along with pale malt aromas.

Taste of amarillo, some earthy grass bitterness with grapefruit , citrus and orange rind. I also get a slight hint of peach in here which is nice. The one flavor I am not big on in this is the aftertaste which is very similar to earth. I guess with a harvest ale this is acceptable, I just think it could be a little more rounded out. Either way, I am definitely reminded of Alpha King and Gumballhead under a different label. Every time I blink I feel Three floyds comes out with another beer although somewhat similar to many of their other beers. Either way, cannot complain as most are very good. This one almost fits into that category, just something keeping it within arms reach of very good... maybe a little too dry on the finish.

Light mouthfeel and a medium carbonation, very drinkable, never would have guessed it weighs in at 7.0.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2010 22:48:13 | More by alpinebryant
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KickInTheChalice

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: Pours a mostly transparent full golden color with a hint of rosy pink. A 3 cm foamy white head forms on pouring, lingering and leaving lace splattered on the sides of the glass.

Smell: The aroma really jumps right out of the bottle. Candied hops, toffee, grapefruit, and some pine notes as well.

Taste: There is some malt presence here, but it is pretty much hops straight through. Tons of sweet, sticky pine and some lighter grapefruit overpowers the malt, which has a caramel sweetness of its own. It is bitter from start to finish, and a bitter aftertaste remains as well.

Mouthfeel: Tingly on the tongue from the brisk carbonation. A little bit of hop oil residue stays on the tongue and adds a slight astringency to the feel, but a light creamy smoothness is there as well. Medium bodied.

Drinkability: The wet hopped nature of this beer really shines through nicely, although overall the beer ends up a little bit one dimensional for my taste. Three Floyd's has put out so many hoppy beers with complex character that this one just seems simple. Not to say this is a bad beer; it is tough to describe, but the wet hops are noticeable in the fuller spectrum of hop flavor compared to a normal IPA made with pellets.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2010 23:35:00 | More by KickInTheChalice
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beerpirates

Belgium

4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottel poured into my cantilion tulip glass

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2011 19:54:04 | More by beerpirates
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drewba

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Hazed orange - it looks rich and viscous. Pours with a huge bubbly 2 finger head that craters and falls in a irregular fashion, but has very nice retention. The lacing sticks like glue on the sides of the glass.

S - Sweet lemon and mandarin orange, sweet/sticky resin & pine. This has some fresh-baked-bread malt action happening in the background. Finishes with fresh cut grass & and a semi-strange old grapefruit or something. Regardless of the strange grapefruit, the hops are coming out in full force on the nose.

T - This is one of those beers that packs all of its flavor right into the tip of your tongue, then other than a slight bitterness in the finish, has a relatively low aftertaste. Everything in the nose is apparent in the taste; lemon rind, mandarin orange, fresh grass, gobs of resin and more of that dingy grapefruit. There is some cracker-y and supersweet caramel malt action, but the hops have taken a resounding lead.

M - The mouthfeel is substantial; real thick body for an ipa with a lower tingling carbonation. It's bordering chewy; awesome.

O - This is a few months old and the hops are still alive. Broodoo has all the familiar characteristics of your standard ipa, but with some nice tweaks in mouthfeel and is without an overwhelming aftertaste. A solid fresh hopped light drinker.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2011 04:22:25 | More by drewba
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber into Boulevard tulip. Bottle purchased the day it came in at $8.99, but apparently it was brewed a couple months ago? What's up with that?

A: Pours a beautiful rich golden color with some orange and mild haze. Head is moderate and creamy for an IPA, fairly bright white with average retention. Minimal lacing. This is beer is very inviting.

S: Sticky pine hops hit me first, followed by some sweet citrus and a hint of candied malt that increases as it warms. Telltale damp grass is there as well, reminding me this is a fresh hop ale.

T: Exactly as expected here, which is a good thing. Very dry pine hops with that fresh hop resin. Whenever fresh hops are done right, they do a nice job of reminding me of fresh cut grass early in the spring. This hits the mark, even though it has likely faded a bit.

M: Tight and resinous without being sticky like, say, Surly Wet. Lingers quite a while, with the bitterness hitting early and often.

O: This is a fantastic example of a wet hopped beer, and I it is too bad the price is high and distribution is spotty in my area. Three Floyd's never ceases to impress me with their hopped up ales. Well worth the purchase.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2012 04:11:46 | More by doucmehu
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aforbes10

Iowa

4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Found several bottle of this at City Wide in Mishawaka on monday ($9.99). I'm on a harvest ale kick lately what with Founders and Sierra Nevada harvest ales showing up nearby, so I got this one too. Bottle design is Three-Floydian, and not my favorite of theirs, but ok, i wont hold it against the beer. Pours brown with red and yellow glints of color. Whitish head that's nicely retained until i really start drinking it at which point it thins to a lace. Aroma is floral and grassy with lemon and oranges. Smells quite fresh and oily in terms of the hops, but not as powerfully as i had imagined. Reminds me the most of how SNPA smells. Taste is surprizingly mellow on the attack with only a touch of hop. This grows though, and flourishes into a nice bitter flavor of lemon rind and tangerines on a caramel malt backbone. Mouthfeel is my favorite thing about the beer...its a smooth, almost creamy beer, velvety almost, unusually so for the style, but its great, and certainly memorable. A very drinkable beer. Everyone should make a harvest ale.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2007 15:02:08 | More by aforbes10
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I hate the label on this beer, stupid troll. Beer is slightly hazy and dark yellow in color. Not much of a head but what little head there is sticks to the glass. No lacing. Carbonation is low and made up of largish bubbles. Kind of boring looking honestly.

Smells like an IPA. Malty with a strong grapefruit hop backbone. Aroma is not in your face but its pretty appropriate for the beer.

Beer is medium to low bodied, there is a slight sweetness up front and a lot of bitterness in the back. There is some midpalate connectivity with the citrus / fruity hop flavors. This is a nice sessionable IPA. Slight sulfur in the second taste doesn't really detract from it much. Overall a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2009 05:59:44 | More by drabmuh
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wedgie9

Tennessee

4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted from a bomber bottle. Pours a bright orange with a nice white head that lasts for a while. Nose is hoppy and malty with an orange sweetness that also reminds me of maple, and also slightly dusty. The hops are very earthy, reminding me of some Burgundies I have had. There is orange on the mid-palate with that earthiness lasting throughout and tying the bitterness and orange together on the finish which is long lasting and bitter. This beer is fairly heavy in body for only having 5.5% alcohol, and is slightly oily with very lively carbonation. Overall, this is a great IPA with an earthy characteristic that I have not experienced before, but I love it.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2010 05:18:20 | More by wedgie9
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BigBass

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Opened up the bomb and poured into tulip to get a good whiff.

A: Nice golden orange with a finger of head that is beautiful.

S: Im not sure if this is from last year or just when if was bottled, the website claims if comes out in October. Im getting ALOT of pineapple here, along with lemon, pine, and purple kush.

T: Alot of pine, acidic fruit, alcohol, mmm i can just taste those hops so well here. Man, alot of hop resins too. Just a faint hint of malt on the back end to give a little balance. Taste that lingers, sticky icky.

M: Smooth as silk

Overall I am impressed with this beer.. I love 3F and will keep coming back 4 more. I wish they would start dating their bottles!

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2010 01:44:31 | More by BigBass
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JLeege

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle into a FFF imperial pint glass.
There is also a typo on the label saying "Anerican" but I make a lot of typos as well so I digress. Onto the beer.

Appearance- Pours a clear golden color with a fluffy 2 finger white head. Leaves very sticky lace.

Smell- Hops fill the room upon opening the bottle, as they should being a harvest ale. Smelling a nice mix of both fruity citrus hops and a bit of pine.

Taste- This is good, fresh and fruity citrus hops right up front, with some piney resin in the middle. Not super bitter or dry, this has a nice little maltback bone which keeps this from getting to bitter for my taste.

Mouthfeel- medium to light body and carbonation

Overall- I am always up for a bottle or 2 of this every fall. This doesnt really 'wow' you in anyway, but it is good.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2010 03:29:24 | More by JLeege
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JohnQVegas

Tennessee

4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle into Sam Adams sensory glass, with another gracious bow to Jeff (Alewatcher) for another fantastic beer, high on my list of beers I'm eager to try. This quality of this guy's boxes are so high so consistently, I've come to believe he's the DiMaggio of the beer trading world. I don't see the streak ending anytime soon.

Pours clear cooper-gold, dense, creamy off-whit head on top with great retention and good lacing.

Nose is nicely pungent, green - if you've ever opened up a hop packet and immediately taken a whiff, that same quality is present here. Just a bit of grapefruit and a bit of pine also. Nice nose.

Taste follows suit - raw and pungent and green, this one really smacks you right away. Some underlying bready caramel notes never really emerge to contribute much in the way of sweetness, but certainly support the fresh hoppiness nicely. Again, reminiscent of the brash, green, floral, pungent quality of a hop pellet - fits the bill of fresh hop harvest ale quite nicely. Fresh-hop bitterness has a nice bite to it, lasting quite awhile on the long finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, just a bit on the full side, oily, mouthcoating bitterness that never overwhelms the big hop flavor. Leaves you licking the back of your teeth a bit. Moderate carbonation. Very nice, something about it that I really enjoy.

Drinkability is good; this one reminds me a lot of my hometown brewery Yazoo's Hop Project line of IPA's. Pungent and green and a bit dank, very likable if you're into that side of things. I found it really very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2010 23:23:08 | More by JohnQVegas
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aasher

Indiana

4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a apricot orange in color with a very light off white head. It's moderately cloudy for an IPA/Harvest ale. It smells excellent. There are very bitter hops upfront followed by a whole lot of citrus. I'm detect orange, grapefruit, and lemons. It also has a nice and sweet malty backbone. The flavor is definitely of bitter hops. The malty sweetness follows but it isn't nearly as strong as in the nose. A good amount of alcohol finishes off the taste, which is surprising for only being 7.5%. It drinks pretty crisp and the carbonation attacks your taste buds. It gives me cotton mouth. It's pretty drinkable but it's nothing too special as far as Harvest ales are concerned.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2011 06:28:16 | More by aasher
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langm12

Indiana

4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Amber in color with nice carbonation bubbles. Nice fat bubbly head. Sticky lacing clings to the glass

S - Lots of Pineapple/Mango, hops, pine.

T - pine and citrus hops. Bitterness mellows out on the backend as mild malts come through.

M - Light to medium with good carbonation.

Another solid brew from FFF.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2011 02:32:14 | More by langm12
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agotz

Wisconsin

4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into a tulip. Three Floyds still doesn't bottle date (which sucks) but this bottle had just been delivered to the shop when I picked it up. So I'm assuming it doesn't get much fresher here in Madison.

The beer appears a golden copper with a one inch off white head that slowly dissipates leaving some oily lacing.

Aroma has some sweet tropical fruit up front, mango with some pineapple. This is quickly overwhelmed by some pine that is just barely edging into a vegetable quality. It definitely smells dank.

The tropical fruit comes through big at first sip. Mostly sweet mango. The pine follows up this time giving way to a more dominate vegetable taste that almost veers into onion-y territory. Some malt sweetness shows up just long enough to show some backbone before the hops show back up for a crisp bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is fairly full for the style/abv with some slick oiliness from the tremendous amount to hopping.

Overall this is an enjoyable wet hopped ale but the veggie-like hop quality keep it from being truly great.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2011 01:09:44 | More by agotz
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