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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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4.22
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9.48%
 
 
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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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Photo of zrab11
3.8/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a nice straw color with a 2 in head. Has really good lacing throughout

S-Has a nice piney aroma up front, I also et some citrus and hop notes as well.

T-Has a cirtus tropical flavor up front followed by a nice malty flavor in the middle and then ends with a carmel crisp hop flavor

M-Medium Bodied with good carbonation

D-OVerall this was a very tasty beer. Nice wet hop offering.. I think i prefer Founders wet hop beer just tad better. I think this one is just a little too dry at times to wet my whistle. But overall a solid brew and i would very much like to have it on tap sometime.

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Photo of zeledonia
3.88/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up on a recent trip to Wisconsin. Brewed in October, I believe, so it's probably past its prime, but I'm still excited to try it.

Pours a medium orangey amber, slightly hazy. One-finger of cream-colored head, decent retention, and really nice lacing. Some happy little bubble streams fighting to escape. Looks just how an IPA should.

Strong piney, resiny hop aromas come flooding out. Nose-tinglingly robust, and quite pleasant. A bit of lemon peel in the background suggests that it once had more citrus. After a few more smells, more fruit starts to creep in behind the dominant pine. Quite nice.

Once again, the pine presence is pronounced. At times I almost feel like I'm chewing on pine needles, or drinking gin, or something like that. Has a bit of the warmth that I expect from wet hop beers, but not much. Some good variety going on through the taste here, with different flavors waxing and waning. Bitter throughout, kicking up near the end, before gradually fading away.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, pleasantly sticky, and very persistent. Has that clingy feel I want. Carbonation is almost perfect - prickly up front, relaxing to a smooth low tickle for the rest of the taste.

A very tasty IPA, with a strong pine presence. Next year I will try hard to get a fresher bottle, as I can only imagine what it would be like closer to bottling. That said, I'm quite impressed with how well it's held up.

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Photo of vandemonian
3.92/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Three Floyds Broo Doo is a tasty IPA with some grapefruit flavour. Yum.

A: Orange colour and a 5 mm head that fades pretty quickly to very little head. 3.5

S: Sweet malt and floral hops. 4

T: Malty with some hoppiness resembling grapefruit. There is also some chlorine flavour from the hops. 4

M: Undercarbonated? 3.5

O: 4

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Photo of Beerdregs
4.57/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a 22oz bomber. Light orange color with ample 1 to 1.5 finger head

S: copious amounts of apple-like hop aroma.

T: medium sweetness with hops all across the tastebuds that taste pretty consistent through the swallow.

M: medium bodied with an oily resinous mouthfeel. Plenty of carbonation.

O: excellent harvest ale. One of the best harvest ales on the market IMO. Will def. seek this out again the next time I'm in Indiana (probably never).

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Photo of oline73
3.58/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a snifter.

Appearance: Pours an orangish amber with a finger of off white head that fades to a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Just a touch of sweetness from the malt with a strong citrus hop profile.

Taste: This one has a good balance. The hops seem quite fresh, citrus peel hop bitterness. The finish is really bitter and perhaps a bit peppery.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with smooth carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This is a solid fresh hop IPA. Not my favorite from the brewery but still pretty good.

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Photo of Crass3000
3.6/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a real nice yellow in color. Can't see through the beer. Head was a tiny, white, and had little retention.

Smell is muted but seems to be tropical forward. There seems to be some caremal malts in the background that adds sweetness to the nose. Taste is more piny (85%) with a little tropical (15%) as far as the hop bill. There's still a little sweet caremal in the background but it really takes the back seat to the pine.

I'm assuming this must be an older bottle so take from that what you will. It seems the Three Floyds that pops up in Hudson, WI is sometimes older. Given they say October release and I just got this in the store today and its the first time I've seen it, one can only assume it must taste better fresh.

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Photo of crewfan16
3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

poured from a bomber to a sam adams perfect pint.

a- pours a slightly hazy dark straw color with a thick billowing white fluffy head. slow to die off, it leaves some great frothy lacing down the glass

s- typical of a wet hop ipa, nice juicy hop smells. a bit of tropical citrus fruit and some pine there as well. there is some malt there as well to balance it out a little. falls a little short of its competitors though (wet, celebration)

t- decent balance for your typial wet hop. huge citrus/tropical fruit flavor. a little mango and grapefruit perhaps? thick hop flavor balanced by nice malty sweetness with a little caramel to it. tasty because of the balance, but again, not the complete hop bomb of some of its competitors

m- syrupy and viscous as it should be for a wet hop. a little thicker than the previously named competitors, which i like. abv is very hidden and the brew is very drinkable.

overall, not my favorite wet hop brew, but perhaps the most balanced. no date on the bottle, so maybe its a tad old, but who knows really if breweries dont start dating anything. Anyways, i digress. another tasty brew from three floyds that doesnt necessarily blow my mind, but is still very tasty.

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Photo of doucmehu
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

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

These notes are from a while back, but they're good.

The color is a bright, fairly thick orange with a bit of haziness along with the brightness. A nearly white head is just about a finger tall and shows some stick and substance, retaining itself well and dropping legs and patches of lacing on the glass.
Citrus is here, but pine takes the show at first. Big and resinous in the aroma, eventually some other tropical fruits and citrus are allowed to come out. As it sits, more of the fruits and a bit of caramel malt come out.
Resinous pine hits the tongue hard but doesn't kill the palate, as a creamy caramel malt brings up some sweetness before it reaches the breaking point. The bitterness is big for sure. A bit of the tropical fruits come out, but not as much as in the nose, which is slightly fresher and more complex than the flavor.
The body is medium and carbonation moderate-medium. There's crispness that never gives in, even as it slides aside to make room for a lush, smooth feel as it goes. This one flows very nicely.

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

Yes, Three Floyds makes awesome hoppy beers and this is no exception. This is a classic west coast IPA with all the citrus fruit you would expect both in the nose and taste. Tons of hops. Has that solid body that makes it viscous in the glass, almost thick if you could describe beer that way. Lots of lacing. Just a little malt there to keep it from being too rough.

Pours cloudy orange - you can tell right away what's coming. And at 7% it's not that strong, problem is it's $8 a bottle..

I'll admit this is my favorite style, and this is one of the best examples. I put it up there with Pliny, Sculpin, Alesmith IPA.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.95/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Special thanks to Billakowski for the trade on this one. This poured out as a lightly hazy orange copper color with a solid looking white head on top. The lacing on the glass is pretty sticky looking, and holds up for quite a while. The smell of this beer is citrusy, I pick up lots of lemony aromas on the nose in this one. The taste of the beer is also full of citrusy flavors too, it's very refreshing. The mouthfeel of the beer is good but I was hoping for a little more of an oily feel to it. Overall this brew was really nice I thought.

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Photo of Ghenna
3.64/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Received as part of a /r/beertrade BOTM.

Lots of hops, mostly pine with an undercurrent of tangerine, on the nose. The citrus comes out to prominance as the beer warms.

The taste is pretty much standard pale ale. Not malty, dry finish.

You can tell that the real work is done on dry hopping, which provides a magnificent nose. Taste, however, is pretty standard.

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