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Broo Doo | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
3floyds.com

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

BEER STATS
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479
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1,881
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
18.72%
 
 
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Photo of Rifugium
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First had: part of a Nov. '12 bottle share.
Thanks to Ray (baybum) for bringing this one out!

Poured an amber-peach color, fairly effervescent, with a fizzy white head; just a bit of retention and lacing. Nice fresh hops in the nose, citrus and pineapple. Taste was dominated by fresh juicy hops, orange, grapefruit, pineapple, fresh-cut grass, and a solid bready malt base in the background for just the right amount of sweetness to take the edge off of the hop bitterness. Medium body, moderate carbonation. This was a well-done IPA indeed; not amazing, but just overall solid and drinkable. I'd definitely go back for it again.

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Photo of IrishHockey
4.32/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served from a bomber into a Three Floyd's Teku glass

This is my second "wet hop" beer in two nights, and I love this style. Definitely has a juicy taste. I can taste some citrus hops and very smooth creamy feel to it. I like this beer. I will admit, I'm kind of a Three Floyd's homer, but this beer is fantastic. I'd buy this again.

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Photo of Ri0
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

poured 22oz bottle into Teku.

A - A bright honey orange color with a 2 finger white head. Fades to a thin ring and leaves behind some lacing.

S - A pleasant tropical and hoppy aroma with some fresh sweet floral, grass like notes.

T - Tangerine, mango, kiwi, and pineapple all play into the sweet tropical hoppiness. Some floral, grass like notes with a touch of light malt and honey sweetness. A moderately bitter finish.

M - A light to medium feel with a good amount of carbonation. More slick that sticky.

O - As good as every year. If it weren't $9 a bomber I would enjoy more of it.

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Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a slightly hazy deep golden color. Small to medium head; about 1.5 fingers. Retention and lacing are both very good, especially for my glass which is not completely clean.

S- Juicy and hoppy. My first wet hop experience doesn't disappoint in the scent category. Hops have more depth and are more floral than pine like in flavor. Actually reminds me of the scent of a flower garden just blooming in spring.

T- For as forward as the hops are in the scent, they are fairly balanced and not overpowering. Pretty good blend of malt and hops. Bitterness is present and strong, but not overpowering. Hop bitterness is more piney on the tongue than the nose. Drink ends with the bang on hops bitterness that leaves a slight aftertaste.

M- Thick creamy, but still with a fairly high level of carbonation. No alcohol heat detectable. A very sessionable beer that doesn't destroy your palate, but gives it something to think about.

Overall, a solid wet hop ale to start with. Not being a hop head, I think I prefer traditional dry-hopped IPA's. That being said, the wet-hopping provides a juiciness in the scent that I haven't encountered before.

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Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.12/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a clear amber with a fluffy white head that laces. The nose is potent and citrusy (as expected) and semi-sweet. The taste doesn't disappoint with big juicy hops, an equally big and rich body, and distinct freshness. The mouthfeel is fresh tasting and bitter with a bite from the alcohol and lingering sweetness. A little less of a presence from the alcohol would have made this beer perfect. Also, a little separation from FFF's other potent IPAs would have made this beer a definite highlight. However, it's a quality beer that's worth trying and should be consumed ASAP!

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Photo of headbucket
3.65/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I am reviewing off of the last pour from the bottle and it is more opaque than the first pours i believe. Nice oily appearance with bubbles of foam around the glass and some lacing left.

Smell of sweet candied hops and some malt. Sweetness being predominant.

Sweet candied fruits and hop bitterness leading into some sweet maltss. There is a lingering bitterness that is different from the initial flavor that im not loving. There is a ton of hop flavor but it doesn't seem as distinctly "fresh-hopped" as others do.

Smooth and slick mouthfeel.

Overall, not as good as i was hoping. As i said above, this seems more like a regular ipa than a fresh hop beer. Also the aftertaste is a bit off putting. The beer starts off with nice fruity hop flavors but turns into an odd sweet/malty bitterness that overpowers the initial pleasant flavors. I would probably try again on-tap but will look elsewhere for my fresh hop fix in the future.

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Photo of augustgarage
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a small mug.

Orange peel liquid with a rocky yet active crown of shock white foam. Dense funnel-webs of lacing coat the sides. Good retention.

Pure fresh hops in the nose - floral, fruity, herbaceous, and dank. A tiny bit of cotton candy or caramel malt adds contrast.

Starburst, Jolly Ranchers, bubble gum, and candied flowers in the palate entry suggest a wide melange of fruit and perfume. An almost sour citrus note suggest kumquat skins backed by a full bitterness from grapefruit pith. The flavor evolves into a grassy catty finish. Rosewater and faint pine in the aftertaste which continues to shape-shift for quite some time.

Medium-light bodied, well carbonated yet soft and vaguely oily.

A uniquely floral wet-hop ale, this is memorable, though I prefer some West Coast alternatives...

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Photo of Jules11788
4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a cloudy golden honey color, very small head that fades fast, very light lacing

S: Strong notes of grapefruit, mango, pineapple, guava, and sweet rock candy. Just loads of sweet tropical fruit with a nice little hint of jasmine/rose in the back of the nose

T: Bitter grassy hops up front, slight tinge of citrus in the back, light bitterness that lingers

M: Medium viscosity, light carbonation, no booze

O: This was a very good fresh hop IPA, definitely something I would buy if it was available in my area

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Photo of jeonseh
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a FFF tulip

A- Copper with golden hues. Slightly reflective but still clear enough to let you slightly see your hand on the other side. Poured a frothy white head that settled down to a thin layer of foam on the edges that leaves slight lacing

S - As I bring the beer to my nose, it is met with a strong, tropical hop nose with a slight pine edge to it. There is mango, pineapple, tangerine that give it a sweetness crossed with a slight pine and grassy edge. Great smelling beer.

T - At first, there is a slight pine and grapefruit hops which give it a slight bitterness. There is also a grassy, almost vegetal taste which reminds you of the freshness of the hops. This is not at all a hop bomb though as a solid malt backbone gives it a sweet pineapple and orange backbone. This helps keep it balanced and easy to drink

MF - Light with low carbonation. It is slightly astringent in the finish and leaves a slight hop resin that sits on the tongue

O - Another solid IPA by FFF that strikes a nice balance between hops and malt. It manages to be flavorful without being too heavy

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Photo of ChiPool
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into tulip glass.

A: Medium rusty orange color; inch of slightly off-white head

S: A bit of weediness; definitely hop dominated, but a small presence of grainy/bready malts. Orange peel...

T: Fresh, juicy hop burst. Honestly, just fantastic balance in this one. Despite the fresh wet hop presence, enough malt not to leave a puckering bitterness. The wet hop has an earthy taste to it, too.

M: Medium...just right.

O: Being in Chicago, I have easy access to most of the 3F offering. This might be my second favorite 3F beer (after ZD, of course!). It just works for me. Cheers...

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Photo of rlee1390
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Cloudy bright orange, some carbonation with a one finger head that tries to leave behind some lacing.

S-Hops. Earthy, pine, citrus and orange. Some floral. More Hops.

T-Lots of hop resins, earthy notes. Floral and citrus as well. Good bitterness as well.

M-Medium bodied, some carbonation, hop resins again.

O-Was expecting a little more from this beer. Still a good IPA but did not taste as good as I was expecting, when compared to other wet hopped IPAs I've had.

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Photo of Gushue3
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Chris for this extra. Poured into a Dark Horse pint.

A Clear copper/amber in color with a one finger head. Nice retention in the head and some carbonation bubbling up to the top. Some sticky lacing is left after it goes down.

S Earthy green bitterness and some citrus.

T Piney bitter bite upfront with some citrusy bitterness and lemon zest. There's some subtle malt in here but a nice hoppy bitterness is this things deal. Finish is bitter and lingers. 4/4.5

M Medium feel with a good level of carbonation. Feels crisp and finishes somewhat dry.

O Really nice wet hop IPA with a malty presence. I would love more of this.

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

Pours a caramel orange with pure white head. Good lacing with a thin layer of head retained throughout.

Smells of sweet citrus, with soft grapefruit and mandarin orange coming out the most. Caramel malts balance the nose well. Weediness rounds it out.

Taste is a fantastic citrus explosion, with the slightest sweetness from the malts making it into an incredibly flavorful beer. Not unlike grapefruit with just a bit of sugar sprinkled on it, which I happen to like more than almost any other fruit combo.

Mouthfeel is clean and slightly harsh due to the excess hops. Keeps the mouth slightly sticky but mostly clean and enhances the drinkability significantly. Overall an incredibly balanced and sensational IPA.

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Photo of yamar68
4.53/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to cfrances33 for this one!

Beautiful beer... warm golden body topped with a milky two fingers of dense head, perfect lacing, loads of pinpoint beading.

Massive hop profile - sappy pine notes, sweet mellow citrus qualities, thick mango character, not noticeably bitter on the nose, very inviting.

Sweet orange flesh hops up front, some pine resin beneath that, any contributing malt qualities are overshadowed by a wide range of well balanced hop flavors, another great example of how much hops can contribute without overwhelming the palate.

Great stuff.

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Photo of Jagen
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 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.

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Photo of TwelveOunces
4/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

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Photo of siradmiralnelson
4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of OrestesMethuon
4.86/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A bright beacon of the harvest: redolent of green fields—candied by some alchemy, and leaning autumnal in the sunshine of fast-shortening afternoons—punctuated by strange, almost alien expressions of lemon-blossoms and lemongrass. Its nose spurts fresh dry-hopping, which pairs phenomenally with the medium-bodied by extraordinarily clean mouth; meanwhile the malts are pale-orange and juicy in their turbid potency.

Really, this is one of my favorite ales: extremely sessionable, stickily juicy, wonderfully expressive, and all-around excellent.

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Photo of THANAT0PSIS
4.92/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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

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Photo of cfrances33
4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of chanokokoro
4.17/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of WastingFreetime
4.32/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

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Photo of crytion
5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is amazingly complex with layer upon layer of that delicious hoppy taste and It seems to cling on forever. It seems to swirl between that citrus taste to almost mint and even at times it tastes so fresh that it tastes nearly soapy in a sense. all at the same time it doesn't get too dry or give you that extra syrup taste in your mouth.

smells very hoppy

mouth feel is light

appears mid-orange

one of the best beers that ive had in a while!

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Photo of Thingus
4/5  rDev -5.2%
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!!

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Photo of SupaCelt
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a cloudy orange with a loose and spitty head that froths the glass up quit beautifully. lingerie lace everywhere.

the nose bounds out of the deucer as soon as the cap is popped loose. juicy and citrusy with some grass and lemon and some crystal sugar notes. chlorophyll wet hop presence lends freshness. not fresh out of the brewery at this point but still smelling amazing.

the taste is quite is enjoyable. grapefruity with pronounced toasty caramel backbone. bitterness is mild for an IPA but this is certainly within the category. again juicy comes to mind.

the mouthfeel is medium. perfect IPA base for hop showcasing on top of some substance.

overall this is solid as expected. the crusty caramel notes make me aware that this is slightly going out of peak. he hops are still lovely on the nose and their presence in the flavor remains enjoyable. a few months ago when this was funky fresh and super fly, I bet it was just bodaciously pungent because it is still rocking a nice bouquet. solid. still worth a grab...

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Broo Doo from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.22 out of 5 based on 1,881 ratings.
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