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RATINGS: 661   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 Doos 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. October release.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (8019) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2008
22. Thanks, Pantanap! Pours a crystal clear rubied amber under a dense, somewhat fizzy tan head. Nice sweet orange and sugary grapefruit nose. Creamy medium body. Beautiful tart citrus over the top of caramel notes on the mid-palate. Long resiny finish. Classic midwest IPA, maybe even edging into juicy SD hop bomb territory a little. Lovely stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaltOMeal (1094) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2008
bomber. Pours a clear amber with an off-white head. Nose is of pine and grass. Taste is of pine and grass with a sweet malt balancing. Mouthfeel is sweet with a bitter finish. Like this a lot.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2008
Nice harvest ale take on the IPA. Lots of metal going on here, in the aroma and the flavor. Pours a golden copper color with a frothy white head. Aroma is almost all metal, with some notes of grass and maybe citrus fruit. Flavor is much the same, with metal and grass dominating. Finishes crisp, if somewhat bitter. Nice one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2008
22 oz bottle courtesy of Clint at Binnys South Loop (Chicago, IL). Pours a gorgeous medium hazed copper sunset hue with decent offwhite head that laces well. Aromas are moderate, nice citrusy floral bouquet with some sweet carmel maltiness, not strong, but satisfactory. Initial is pretty damn good: Large grapefruit and piney resinous hop body enjoyed a lot and balances by an agressive carmel and biscuity malt backbone. hops hit sharp bitter initially and move a touch mellower, but still assertive in the body. Malt profile starts to balance at this point, finishing with caramel and toffee sweetness, one of the more enjoyable malt profiles Ive had. A buy the book IPA that pushes the flavor limits and makes it past the pack and onto a rung of the top tier IPAs. Yum. Cheers!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
valpoaj (742) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2008
Pours a very deep copper color with a nice whitish head that settles quickly. Aroma is full of fruity and floral hops, ripe citrus fruit, and sweet caramel malts...this one pulls you in very nicely. There*s a lot of grapefruit in here, and it is not too unlike Dreadnaught in many respects. Flavor is a bit heavy and drinks like a double IPA, which is very nice in my book. Lots of citrus fruit (orange and grapefruit abound), bitter hops, and sweet malts offset everything. Great oily palate for a *single* IPA. Although I have left many FFF products disappointed, this one might have exceeded my expectations...a good harvest ale!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2008
The clear, dark orange-amber body is crowned with a frothy, taupe colored head that lasts. Rings of splotchy, ribbony lace coat the glass well. The aroma shows a toasty, biscuit malt background with a bounty of fruity and floral notes, including orange blossoms, marmalade, and bitter grapefruit. Flavors show great balance, with the toasty sweetness of the caramel biscuit notes countering the bold grapefruit and orange peel bitterness. The finish is very floral, citrus blossom notes lingering for a good while. Medium-plus bodied and balanced on the tongue, the mouthfeel transitions towards semi-dry on the finish, but not at all astringent. Great beer, but I am not sure that it outshines less heralded harvest ales like Sierra Nevada or Great Divide, as the scores would indicate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2008
Bottle generously shared by Jason. Ooh, this was tasty. Bright amber orange pour with a lovely off-white head. Lots of fruity goodness. Hops were not too bitter or resiny. Nice floral notes as well. Light and drinkable. Would drink lots of this if I could.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TURDFERGUSON (4057) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2008
Bottle shared by JCB. Thanks Jason. Pours an orange golden with a sudsy white lace. Nose is piney and citrus, with some light apricot. Big sweet malts and heavy hops highlight the flavor. Pretty darn good harvest ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimvy (131) - OFallon, Missouri, USA - DEC 15, 2008
My review got erased during posting...will try again later. Suffice to say, too much malt and not enough hop for a "hop harvest" beer. It has a balance similar to Alpha King, which is good, but I expected more for this type of brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2008
22oz from StFun. Thanks, Josh. Very appealing from the pour right to the finish. A lush orange color, with a slight yeasty look to it, but an overall vibrancy of color. Thick head. The aroma is extremely floral, fruity, but with a subtle undertone of earthiness. While the soft floral notes do most of the work, there is enough bitterness in the flavor to give this real balance. Full bodied, strong finish, one of the better harvest beers I have had.


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