Broo Doo | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-19-2006

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467
Ratings:
1,820
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
9.48%
 
 
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Photo of Bowers-Brew
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 9-25-14

A - Clean amber body with bright white ~2" head, head lingers for a long time.

S - Loaded with citrus, pine, and sweet malt.

M/T - Very clean hop flavors with nice balance and good finish.

O - A very good and easy drinking Harvest Ale. I would like to taste this side by side with Sierra Nevada's Harvest Ale. Not sure who would come out on top. Should be no surprise that 3 Floyds makes a good wet hopped pale ale. Prost!

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Photo of dirtylou
4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle, Riley's

I deleted my previous review, as I was somehow lucky enough to drink a 10 month old wet hopped IPA. Thanks to whatever shitty Chicago store sold me that.

ANYWAYS.

appearance: silly troll label, poured into a great dane nonic pint, bright orange body, lovely beige froth

smell: delicious - fresh FFF hop profile, tangerine, grapefruit zest, sugary orange citrus

taste: This is great stuff - wet hop IPA's are pretty hit or miss for me (Founders is a major hit, others not so much) - this tastes like liquid orange pez (in a good way) with lots of oily fresh citrus hops, evergreen, tangerine, grapefruit. Just wonderful really - 3 Floyds hops rule the day again.

mouthfeel: oily, light bitterness

drinkability: high

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Photo of syrupjoe
4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle into pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy light golden amber color with a 1.5 finger off-white head. Great, thick lacing.

Loads of pine resin and grapefruit on the nose. Slight hints of grass and a little bit of onion. Definitely dank.

Very clean and unassuming initial taste that is slightly creamy followed by a very well-balanced citrus, bubblegum, and tropical fruit taste. Malt backbone stands up to the hop explosion here, but it isn't grainy in the least. Slight resinous pine aftertaste with a lingering mint-infused alcohol flavor.

Overall an absolutely delicious beer. Hoppy enough to appeal to a hop head but well balanced and smooth enough to make it plenty drinkable. Will definitely seek this out in the future!

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Photo of GbVDave
4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bomber into two pint glasses. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist!

A: Pours a hazy golden-orange color. Virtually no head, just a faint skim and a little bit of lace.

S: Amazing hop aroma! It's got all bases covered. Oily, resinous pine, citrus, tropical fruit. Also noticed apricot, peach, and caramel. Wonderful!

T: Fresh, juicy, oily, sticky hops. Just read above for a description of the taste. As it warms I also noticed flavors of caramel malt, toasted malt, fresh cut grass, and Christmas tree clippings.

M: Oily and resinous. The hoppy mouthfeel alternates between bitter, juicy, peppery, and slick.

D: An absolute joy to drink. I wish FFF would do this one year 'round. Incredible!

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Photo of Betmore
4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

*poured from a bomber into a 16 oz pint glass*

This beer poured a hazy, light amber color with a fluffy, two-finger, off-white head that took a couple of minutes to dwindle down to a thin foam that decided to stick around. Thick lacing covered the walls of the glass.

The aroma is killing me (in an AWESOME way). I smelled this beer as soon as I cracked it open. Rich citrus hops, mostly grapefruit with some orange, followed by a dash of pine, sweet peach, and just a dab of malts are making my mouth water.

My second quaff confirms my first impression. This beer tastes just like Alpha King only bigger. Its like they took the Alpha King recipe and doubled or, even, tripled it. This stuff is GOOD. I'm getting piles of bitter grapefruit, pine, orange rind and, finally, some biscuity malts. The malts are there. I just had to search for them. Another similarity to Alpha King: To me, the aroma was more complex than the flavor.

The mouthfeel of this brew is very good. The carbonation is soft which, in a way, balances the bitterness of the hops. The body is probably a 5 on a meter where 1 is water and 10 is 5W-30 motor oil. Its viscous enough to leave a 5 minute reminder of what I just swallowed on my palate but nothing like the big Imperial IPAs or Russian Imperial Stouts out there.

While I like this brew tons, I don't feel like I could keep up with it all day. It'd be amazing with Buffalo wings or BBQ, though. The sheer level of hops and ABV of this beer make it a touch less than sessionable for me.

Overall, this beer rocks. If you like hops and are one of the fortunate people out there with access to Three Floyds beers, pick one up. You'll be glad you did.

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Photo of jlindros
4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this interesting gem in a trade with heliosphann. 3F beers are all awesome and really crazy, like Gumballhead, etc. Can't wait to try a beer that has a pimped out troll on the label!

A: Nice frothy 2 finger head rises up and slowly bides back down. A hazy ominous crazy looking pale orange amber color. It almost seems radioactive.

N: Hops are pouring out of this like rainbows shooting out of a bottle that someone on an acid trip might see. Bright fresh hop aromas, spicy, floral, slightly piney, citrus, hop oils, etc. You name it the hop aroma is pouring out of this like sweat from the pours of a middle-aged basketball player at the Y. Some light toasty earthy malt aromas tend to mingle behind. More citrus and some grapefruit follows up more after you get used to the initial hops. Wow, what an awesome nose.

T: And the taste isss... Hmmm, not quite the same. Perhaps not as fresh as I hoped. Some grainy malty earthy toasted malt flavors hit first. Almost bready but not quite. Then some nice grapefruit and citrus hops follow closely behind. It has some nice crystal malt sweetness. Then more bitter piney hops start to blanket your tongue in waves, like waves of an ocean. Pretty chewy hops that I want to eat in a bowl for breakfast. The earthy bitterness and grapefruit like flavors the rise at the end reminisce of Gumballhead. Love both of these beers.

M: Semi thick, a little sticky feeling, decent carbonation, spicy hops.

F: It gets pretty, no, really bitter on the finish and pretty dry. The two seem to compliment each other. Spicy citrus hops seem to sting the mouth, almost like alcohol or acidity, but its the hops! Crazy. A slight syrupy lingering in the back of the tongue holds some citrus like drinking some sweet orange juice and letting it dwell for a bit. Towards the end of the taste and as the finish is coming on, some really juicy hops flow through, like opening up a faucet on the tongue, and then suddenly it hits with a nice bitter and dry bite. It really is like a bite after the juicy hops. Also the bitterness grows and grows.

Final thoughts: I don't think this is as fresh as I had hoped, but its still pretty fresh. It seems to have lost a little of the upfront citrus and grapefruit from what I guessed they were going for, but many of those fresh hop harvest beers have a musty flavor from the fresh hop oils I'm not too particular on, and this has lost it. Great flavors mingle together too, lots of hops and a decent malt center. I wish we could get this around here. Another winner for 3F.

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Photo of JDV
4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared at a tasting today.

The beer is yellowish orange with a lasting white head and sparse lacing. Fresh hop aroma with tropical fruits. Oh yeah. Really nice flavor. Plenty of hop character, along with tropical fruit, citrus. Very mild and subdued malt bill, which is great. A terrific wet hop beer.

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Photo of jsulko
4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into a tulip glass

Color is amber, pretty clear with a good white head.

Smell is strong hops, citrus pineapple notes.

Taste is very hoppy with an unusual finish. Almost grapefruit like in the finish with a hint of the piney hops.

A very good IPA, very unique to my taste experience. Three Floyds does not disappoint with this seasonal.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
4.46/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle courtesy of fthomasl's dad pours a lightly hazed gold color with an ample off white head. Nice retention and lace.

Nose is tropical as fuck...juicy and grapefruit galore. Hops are just a melange of wet grass -> citrus -> tropical -> pine. Wet, juicy fruit deliciousness

Taste is bubblegum, tropical fruit, juicy fruit gum...wow, just an amazing mix of light malt and hop flavors. Wow...a truly revolutionary brew. Love it.

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Photo of sleuthdog
4.46/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2012 vintage poured into FFF Teku glass

Pour: This is a beautiful dark copper-orange color that is hazy. There is a 2 finger off white head with significant lacing evident. Tons of tiny bubbles rising to the surface.

Smell: Wow what a huge hit of sweet candy like hops hit at first. Very typical of FFF with the tropical notes of orange, grapefruit, mango and pineapple. This is quickly followed by a resin/grass and floral hops.

Taste: Interesting as the taste has more resinous hops than the nose would suggest. Pine at first but I also am getting the tropical somewhat with orange and grapefruit. A bit more bitter than I remember other FFF offerings to be but quite good.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. This is oily and slick covering the palate with a bit of stickiness.

Overall: Once again FFF has met my expectations with Broo Doo. This is once again one of their yearly releases that I will seek out to enjoy again.

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Photo of Stoneman78
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

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Photo of Beerenauslese
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Body is clear gold. Pours a decent head that dissipates to a thin cap and ring of foam around the edge, producing some lacing on the glass.

Aromas of wet hay, honey, a hint of italian herbed tomato sauce (hey, it's definitely there and I haven't been smoking meatballs).

This is a very tasty and very smooth IPA. I am loving the floral/vegetal hop profile on this. A little fruity on a malty/nutty backbone. I also like that this is intensely hoppy and is not bitter. Well, not as intensely hopped as Pliny (TY or TE), but still impressive. Fresh cut hops at harvest are used in this one--you can taste the fresh herbal greenness.

Body is light and carbonation is tight, producing a slightly effervescent, almost creamy mouthfeel. Very refreshing.

This is very drinkable at 7%, definitely a session IPA. I am going to need more of this.

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Photo of roadhouse
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
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 Macky20
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Great brew sent to me by gratefulbeerhead, thanks a ton Eric for sharing this amazing beer!

Beautiful beer, poured into pint glass revealing a thick great looking half finger head. Barely transparent golden in color, good retention. After the pour, the aromas just explode from this beer revealing hops, pine, pear, floral notes and grapefruit. First taste is a great fresh hop bite leaving a dry bitter finish. I guess by "fresh hop bite" I am saying that it's different than what I'm used to.. maybe more "natural" taste really. Taste also reveals very robust citrus character, well balanced by sweet malt. The beer feels perfect in the mouth, and the drinkability suffers slightly because of the dryness left on the tongue. Another amazing brew by FFF... why am I surprised? I would say if you have a bottle of this, drink it soon as it is a nearly perfect harvest IPA as it is right now.

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Photo of guityler83
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A nice agressive pour into a 3F Teku produced a big 3 finger head. Mixed size bubbles in the head and as it slowly receeds it got the chunky honey comb look. Bright white and left behind a coat of lacing along the entire side of the glass. A golden yellow to soft orange color with a slight haze on the first pour.

S: Strong sustaining tropical fruit aroma on my first impression. Melons, oranges, pineapple and grapefruit hop aromas dominate the nose. A noticable fresh cut grass scent also. A touch of alcohol comes through. malt is is almost undetectable.

T: Oranges, pineapples and juicy grapefruit hop flavor on the first sip. the grassy character comes through in the taste but balances nicely with the round hop bitterness. Very flavorful and complicated. Malt is noticable in the way of biscuit and bread crust.

M: A stickey mouthfeel that i love. the body feels on the medium to moderate side but it might be the hop oils that gives the impression of bigger body. moderate carbonation makes the bitterness pop.

O: Im really enjoying this years harvest/wet hop beers. This one has the orangey, freshcut grass, round hops just like founders but with a bit more orange. Big fan.

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Photo of SINKTIPS_N_SUDS
4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is great. Bright tropical fruits abound, with enough malt sweetness to balance out the higher ibus to make something pretty damn special. Bitter enough not to be weak, and assertive yet balanced enough not to be overbearing. Spot on.

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Photo of neonbrown82
4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of HosP
4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Popped one for my birthday the other night. I guess I went with the wet hop theme with this and a surly wet.

A - Poured a golden color and mostly clear. Nice white head to this that left tracks of lacing down the glass.

S - Good aromas of citrusy, floral, piney goodness in this. Very inviting nose!

T - Like the nose, big flavors of citrus, orange, grapefruit up front. Pine, floral taste comes through in the middle with some bitterness as well. Nice malt backbone helps keep the beer balanced at the end and give it good contrast.

M - Medium body, good carbonation. Oily hop mouth feel with some bitterness.

D - Very delicious beer. Both this and wet were good beers. Preferred them to regular IPA's, these seemed to have more flavor upfront from the hops. The broo doo I favored slightly more because the malts were more present and helped balance out the beer a little better. Still I could be happy drinking either any night!!

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Photo of cnally
4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A weird troll doll on the label: Not normal. Fresh hop harvest ale: Very very normal.

The appearance is a slightly hazy golden orange body and a frothy huge bubbled white head, sticky and lacy to the glass.

The aroma is a massive delicious hop aroma, big piney ones right up front. The malt used retains a good grainy and sweet aroma.

Mmmmm. The remarkable thing about a harvest ale is the unrelenting hop flavor, not necessarily overly bitter, just very piney and spicy. Additional flavors are buoyed by the malts used, with a sweet caramel aspect, almost with a toffee finish. This is all balanced with a high level of grapefruit citrus.

The mouthfeel is understandably thick and sticky, but feels a little undercarbonated, but hey, I'm not complaining.

A very good beer with a good balance between the bitter and the sweet. This doesn't try to be too heavily skewed to one side or the other, and the resulting flavor is sublime.

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Photo of Gemmell
4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is such an awesome beer. One of the reasons I look forward to the fall beer season so much. A nice hazy orange pour as all wet hopped ales should be, with a big fluffy head, and great lacing. There isn't a lot on the nose of this beer, but that is its only downside. The flavor is a fruity, bitter smack in the mouth. There is almost a candy like flavor in the malt sweetness, but the fresh fruit, mixed with the piney resinous hop esters take full command on the flavor profile. I could easily drink several of these in a sitting. And I certainly intend to consume several more before the season is out. Cheers!

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Photo of z3niMAGiNE
4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

The beer pours a transparent orange with a small head which dissipates fairly quickly leaving very little lacing.

The odor is mostly grapefruit and a little bit of pine and orange zest.

Extremely hoppy with pine dominant on the tongue and citrus coming through on the end. After taste is a sticky sappy pine with citrus rolling around.

I don't feel as much carbonation on my tongue as I'm seeing in the glass but the generous hops make this last in my mouth.

I'm really happy with this beer. Three Floyds does this type best all of their American IPAs I've tried have been exceptional. Compared to the others, this is probably the easiest to drink.

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Photo of alleykatking
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22oz bottle.

A- Pours a semi-hazy amber orange color. 1 1/2 finger yellowish head that dies down leaving some sticky lacing on the sides of the glass. Nothing to over the top but good.

S- Big citrus and grapefruit notes to this in the forefront of the nose. There is a nice balance going on with the piney hops mixing with a sweet caramel malt backbone on this. I pick up some biscuty notes in this as well. Just...well...a good smelling beer.

T- This is a fantastic harvest beer! The citrus hops come through in a big way in the forefront of this beer...a semi-sweet middle from the malts mix well with a citrus hops undertone bring up the end with a slight bitterness that doesn't take it too extreme. Just right in my opinion.

M- Medium mouthfeel with this one. Carbonation is just about right leaving the beer to prance across the palate. Big hop resin left everywhere in the mouth....on the teeth, tongue, and the roof of your mouth. Very pleasant light bitter aftertaste in this one.

D- This is a highly drinkable beer that hides the ABV well. I would recommend this to a hop head and let them enjoy the fruits of FFF's labor!

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Photo of SpdKilz
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – Pours into a tulip with a hazy orange color and about a half finger of white head that dissipates quickly leaving slight lacing.

Smell – A nice tropical citrus aroma, floral hops, and slight malts.

Taste – An interesting floral flavor up front mixed with pineapple and orange. Honestly, it tastes like ripe fruit – awesome. The hops are a bit spicy, not very bitter, and add a nice balance.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, surprisingly creamy, decent carbonation, finishes a hint dry.

Overall – This is a great beer. I am enjoying this thoroughly and honestly think this is one of my new favorites from Three Floyds.

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Photo of buschbeer
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

650ml bottle
Served in a conical pint glass.

A - It's golden amber in color. I have about an inch of off white head.

S - I could smell this bottle across the kitchen when I tossed the cap in the trash. Resiny pine crept towards my nostrils. Once I poured it the mango and tropical fruits became apparent.

T - It starts with mango and ends with pine.

M - Moderate with adequate carbonation.

O - This beer reminds me of Sculpin. I is similar but has enough subtle differences to be enjoyable on a different level. Good stuff.

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Broo Doo from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 467 ratings.
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