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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
Reviews:
479
Ratings:
1,883
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
18.72%
 
 
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225
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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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Photo of eclipse54
3.93/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A 22 ounce bottle from JM03; thank you very much! Poured into a Deschutes tulip glass...

A vibrant, golden straw color that is hazy to the point of opaque. A vigorous pour yields two finger’s width of foamy, pillowy, pure white head that lingers for about a minute before complete dissolution. Generous strands of lacing remain to glass in a ring-like fashion, indicating the level of the beer at each prior sip.

The aroma is a bouquet of citrus, floral hops, pine, straw, wheat, various earthen grains, and a decent amount of caramel malt. While the malt may suggest this bottle has some age on it (the worn, illegible stamp on the bottom of the bottle is no help at all), the nose is still quite balanced and appealing.

It tastes very similar to how it presents in the nose, with grapefruit, lemon, and pine leading the way into some spicy (coriander) hops, replete with straw, wheat, and the earthen grains. A burst of caramel comes towards the very end, but a rush of pine and grass finish it off. Again, it tastes a bit aged, but I personally enjoy some malt with my hops. My score in this section is a combination of personal preference and rating to style (neither really won, I just kind of averaged the score I wanted to give in each method).

Mouthfeel is crisp and bitter up front, tantalizing on the tongue, and goes down smooth. Strangely, there is a soapy, nay, oily finish/after-texture to it that is odd. Not necessarily offputting, but strange.

Overall, this is a great IPA. While my bottle may have had some age, it was still fantastically enjoyable. I had a hard time "reviewing to style" on this one because I did still find it delicious. Despite my petty gripes with it, this is the fastest I've finished a bomber solo in a long time (the GF wasn't up to helping out with this one), so take that for what you will. You may find some strange/interesting attributes in this one, but disappointment will not be amongst them.

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Photo of willseph
4.07/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber (3 months after bottling), cloudy apricot color with visible ribbons of yeast. One finger head with lots of lacing all the way until the beer was gone. Very floral nose with that distinctive FFF hops smell. The scent became more prominent as the beer warmed. The taste on the front end was piney hops and sour citrus giving way to malty sweetness on the back. As it warmed, the citrus was more prevalent. Felt medium-bodied but seemed to go down a bit smoother, more oily. If I had another bottle, I'd let it warm a bit before serving, but certainly no significant complaints with this broo.

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Photo of jegross2
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing the Broo Doo from Three Floyds Brewing Company.
Score: 91

2011 vintage bomber bottle poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a translucent orange copper color with two fingers of foamy cream-colored head that settles into a nice thin layer. Excellent lacing. 4.5/5

Smell: Lots of fresh tropical fruit citrus aromas -- oranges, grapefruit, mango, pineapple, and tangerines. Dank, earthy, piney hop resin too. A little floral. There's definitely some hints of sweet caramel-toffee too. There are also some very sweet malt aromas that remind me of Founders Devil Dancer in the nose. 4.5/5

Taste: Earthy, dank pine hoppiness hits first. Then a heavy malt backbone takes over. Pineapples noticeable on the mid-palate. As the beer layers, mango-lemon citrus flavors come through gradually. Toffee sweetness also comes through on the mid-palate. Lingering finish is dry and bitter and gets increasingly spicier as I get farther down the glass, which complements the beef jerky I am eating quite well. 4/5

Mouthfeel: A little oily, medium-light bodied with medium-high carbonation that makes the citrus-hops and spicy characteristics of the beer pop on the tongue. Finish is dry and bitter. 4/5

Overall: A delicious wet hop IPA that stands up to some of the best in its class, including Founders' Harvest Ale. Three Floyds found the ideal nexus of hoppy bitterness and malty sweetness with this beer, without overdoing either. Should be enjoyed fresh.

Recommendation: Beer geeks will probably love the powerful, fresh citrus aromas of this beer and savor its ample flavor. At the same time, the beer is not too hop-forward, so casual beer drinkers might find this to be a great starter IPA.

Pairings: Great Dane Scotch Ale Beef Jerky.

Cost: $9.49 for a 22 oz (bomber) bottle.

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Photo of lstokes
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Split a bottle with my awesome beer-friend Chris--I wasn't sure about this at first, since it came out of the bottle very overpoweringly floral and clover-like, but it got much better as it warmed up--very fruity, tropical, apple, clover, some bitter kick from the citrus and pine but more characterized by rich flavors, really of the hop flavors you could imagine backed up with just the tiniest hint of biscuit malt. Medium mouthfeel with very good carbonation. This is a great IPA and I'd love to have it on tap next year.

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Photo of ferrari29
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer poured from bottle into a Nonic shaped pint glass

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

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

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

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

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

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Photo of Yojimbo1941
4.77/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber bottle into a tulip glass

A - Golden with tangerine hues and one and a half fingers of head.

S - Sweet grapefruit, light pine, some passion fruit, orange, lots of citrus, something that smells like Fuggles hops. Very nice and refreshing.

T - Resiny bitterness and citrus which quickly gives way to a malty sweetness, almost honey-like, and then a bit of bitterness on the backend. This doesn't seem like a 7.0% beer. Tasty.

M - Medium. After a few sips I can already feel my saliva getting thicker but it probably won't bother too many other people.

D - One bomber bottle is enough, I think, but this is so tasty I think I could polish off another one.

Overall a really great offering from Three Floyd's. Delicious, great aroma, the only thing that bugs me is the mouthfeel a bit but I think that's more of a personal issue I have with IPAs, APAs, and any other thick, bitter beers. Don't let that stop you from trying it though.

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

A: Pours a slightly hazy gold with a thin, creamy white head.

S: On the nose, Broo Doo is exactly what one would expect from a beer that is brewed with wet hops. Huge aromas of orange, lemon, grapefruit, mint, sage, and pine are easily detectable.

T: Resinous on the palate with notes of pine, spruce, peppermint, sage, grapefruit, bitter orange, lemon, caramel, cream, biscuits, and an earthy, onion-like bitterness. The finish is sticky and hoppy, with citrus and pine flavors galore.

M: Medium bodied and sticky, but still relatively smooth. Carbonation is not overpowering, but is still present. It has that resinous feel that one normally expects of American IPAs.

O: Don't expect restraint or subtlety here. Broo Doo is a big, hoppy beer and is clearly not trying to be anything else. It succeeds at what it's trying to do, but also brings nothing new to the table. If the resinous, citrusy, herbal flavors of the hops and the creamy, biscuity flavors of the malt were better integrated, it would be an excellent, if predictable, take on the style. As is, however, it is merely a very solid brew for the average American hophead.

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Photo of drewba
4.02/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

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

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

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

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

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Photo of litheum94
4.32/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear, golden body. One finger, dirty white head that settles to a short covering with moderate lacing.

Hop aromas of pine, citrus and tropical fruit. Honey malts bring some sweetness.

Oily hop flavors of pine, with some tropical fruit sweetness. Very dry cracker malts with some honey. Very bitter finish, with more citric twinge and pine.

A great wet hop ale. Drinks super easily.

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Photo of hippityhophead24
4.77/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: orange copper color. thick off white head that leaves lacing all over. I can't wait to dig in.

S: Dank pine with juicy grapefruit smack me in the face.

T: Slight bitter grapefruit hits me first. Kind of lingers in the middle and finishes sweet.

M: Nice carbonation. Medium body.

O: First FFF brew I've ever had. It's very tasty, and I can only imagine what their other brews taste like!

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

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

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

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

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Photo of mjtiernan
3.63/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to JohnPPutz for this bottle!

As Vince Vaughn said in Dodgeball when he saw Christine Taylor’s home decor... “Dear Barbara.” SCARY 22oz bottle poured into a New Belgium Globe.

Bottled ??/??/11

A: Copper and hazy. Nice pillow of foam that dissipates until it is nearly gone except for a small ring around the outside of the glass. Leaves a very oily appearance.

S: Not as much fresh citrus and pine as I expected. Grassy with an apparent smell of malt, alcohol and what I can most closely identify as licorice.

T: Slightly sweet malt turns into pine. I get a little bit of pineapple and just a touch of the onion-y hop flavor that I dislike.

M: A little oily but not enough to be a distraction. Not as much of a tingling sensation as with some other hop-forward beers.

O: In the realm of IPAs, it was pretty good. But I expect different/more from a Fresh Hop ale. I’m not feeling the benefit of all the trouble that goes into brewing with fresh hops with this one.

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Broo Doo from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.22 out of 5 based on 1,883 ratings.
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