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Broo Doo - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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463 Reviews
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Reviews: 463
Hads: 1,774
Avg: 4.23
pDev: 18.68%
Wants: 383
Gots: 205 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-19-2006

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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Reviews: 463 | Hads: 1,774
Photo of brentk56
4.6/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Pours a fairly clear amber color with a sturdy head that leaves some nice lace around the pint glass

Smell: Lovely combination of pineapple and pink grapefruit

Taste: After a nod to the biscuit, we are off in the direction of hop juice, with pink grapefruit and pineapple arriving full blast; after the swallow, the profile balances out with a nice biscuity malt profile perfectly offseting the bitter flavors

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Unsurpassable for the style; just hits all the buttons for a top class IPA

Thanks, rhinos00, for the opportunity

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Photo of koopa
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Received as an extra in a trade (either from Oxymoron or Beereality...both of which are excellent traders!)

Appearance: Slightly hazed amberish orange body with a 1.5 finger off white head. Ok retention and above average lacing.

Smell: More sweet malt presence than I was expecting and a good "fresh / wet hop" aroma. Not overpoweringly hoppy, but then again I'm drinking this beer a good while after it was bottled and it is a fresh hop brew.

Taste: One of the best fresh hop brews I've had to date. They actually put on the bottle in print that they use the best US Malt that money can buy and I think it shows in the flavor profile. Malt is sweet but not overly dominant. Fresh hop character is pronounced but not overpowering either. Small degree of hop bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Slightly chewy and sticky. Medium body with just enough carbonation.

Drinkability: Pretty easy to kick this one back IMHO

A new favorite for the fresh hop brews!

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Photo of jjayjaye
4.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Many many thanks to braddah DavidEddie for the opportunity to consider this one!!!

Pours a cloudy iced tea amber color with a HUGE stiff pastel yellow head that resists fading, in fact a pillow of a head remained through the last mouthful. Sheets of lacing in its wake. The smell is really nice; aggressive sweet and fruity, orange and pineapple and a strong piny resin. The mouth feel is medium bodied and adequately carbonated. It has a big tangy hop kick and a resin after taste that lingers nicely. Full flavored, the taste is all about the hops; very similar to the nose. Very hoppy yet quite balanced. At 5.5% ABV (are you kidding me!!!) this is one of the most sessionable ales out there. Bottom line...this is probably the best American IPA that i've ever sampled!!! Drinks a lot like Blind Pig, although is seems to have more substantial flavors and mouth. OUTSTANDING!! I think i'm going to move to Chitown!

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Photo of roadhouse
4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

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Photo of mjryan
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

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Photo of david131
4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

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Photo of 0110x011
4.72/5  rDev +11.6%
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!

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Photo of Beerzebub
4.37/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

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Photo of Cresant
3.69/5  rDev -12.8%
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.

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Photo of rhinos00
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%
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.

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Photo of spointon
4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

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Photo of Crosling
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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Photo of sgoodship
4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

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Photo of younger35
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
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!!

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Photo of Slynger
4.07/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

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Photo of paco1029384756
4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

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Photo of bluemoonswoon
4.77/5  rDev +12.8%
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.

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Photo of francisweizen
4.42/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

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Photo of srandycarter
4.12/5  rDev -2.6%
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!

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Photo of ppoitras
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

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Photo of beachbum1975
4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
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!?)!

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Photo of nrbw23
4.57/5  rDev +8%
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.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.72/5  rDev +11.6%
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!

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Photo of mfhlucky13
4.17/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

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Broo Doo from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 463 ratings.