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Broo Doo - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 437
Hads: 1,668
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 8.08%
Wants: 377
Gots: 165 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-19-2006

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
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Reviews: 437 | Hads: 1,668
Photo of adapt313
4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I've had this beer many times, reviewing more from memory than from my most recent sampling, as the last had started to fall off, although still quite good. I absolutely love harvest ipas and fff broo doo is quite a good one. Pours a nice copper color with a frothy white head. Tropical fruits dominate the aroma. The taste is a bit more layered, heavy on the tropical fruit and citrus, caramel malts in the middle, and finishes with an earthy spiciness that cleans everything up. Soft carbonation and the spice and bitterness linger briefly, just enough to make you want more. Overall a very solid havest ale, although still a notch below founder's harvest in my opinion. (678 characters)

Photo of SierraFlight
3.85/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bomber poured into shaker. Beer is clear orange with near-white head that settles to a thin cap and leaves some legs on the glass. Aroma is citrus and floral hop notes with a faint nut and caramel malt thread. Flavor is medium-high citrus and floral spice bitterness with minimal mid-palate sweetness. Medium bodied, oily and creamy, soft carbonation, with a bitter finish. Didn’t have that fresh punch that Founder’s harvest did, but really good overall. (459 characters)

Photo of FLima
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy Amber color with a thick head
Aroma with notes of pine, some caramels and orange; releases easily, but it is rather delicate (not faint).
Flavor is definitely hoppier, though far from aggressive, how an eighty IBU beer could’ve been. Notes of pine, lots of resin, flowers, fresh oranges, spices, honey, grapefruit, grass and lots of mango. Dry aftertaste with a present but amazingly smooth bitterness.
Light to medium body with mild carbonation. Alcohol of 7% abv is well hidden.
Interesting and unique American IPA, a hop juice, literally with more hop flavors than bitterness. Very well balanced. (606 characters)

Photo of spwalshesq
4/5  rDev -5%

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a Hill Farmstead tulip.
A: Hazy and slightly orange in color. Half inch off white head. Nice lacing.
S: A dank, earthy, slightly citrusy aroma with notes of grass and hay. Not the most aromatic of wet hop beers I've had.
T: What stands out the most for me is the hop bitterness that lingers on the finish. Has an astringent aspect to the finish. Citrus rind and pine. Medium maltiness.
M: This beer definitely lingers on the finish. The bitterness of the hops stays with you.
O: Another very good beer from a world class brewery. It's not Dreadnaught (one of the finest DIPAs out there IMHO), but it's not meant to be. It's a tasty hophead-oriented beer meant to be enjoyed fresh. Grab one if you can find it. (746 characters)

Photo of Rutager
4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Big want! Cheers, Steasy66!!

Appearance. Pours amber-gold with a little haze and a finger of thick white head. Really great lacing. Pretty much everything I'd want an ipa to look like.

Smell. Nice citrus rinds (oranges especially) and some tropical fruits, sweet light malts.

Taste. Big citrus fruits again, pineapple, quite juicy. Some decent malty sweetness but nothing excessive. Very nice.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, below medium carbonation, quite creamy. Pretty much bang on.

Overall. All that and a bag of rooby tonez. Seriously, great stuff. Thanks Ryan!! (565 characters)

Photo of Sparty1224
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Serving: 22 oz. bomber poured into a Founder's Harvest Party glass. Bottled on 9/25/14, making it just under 6 weeks old.

A: Very clear, golden-yellow. 1/4-finger foamy white head lingers.

S: Curious to know what hops they use for this, but I'm getting a lot of Citra. Pineapple, mango, tangerine, some pine. Very nice.

T: Big tropical fruits. Pineapple, mango, apricot, some grapefruit. Barely a hint of malt sweetness on the finish.

M: Big and full-bodied for an IPA. Perfectly carbonated.

O: I have not had Surly Wet, but this, right now, is my favorite wet-hopped/harvest ale. This is fantastic. I'm getting a lot of Citra vibes, and this almost feels like Zombie Dust if it were an IPA instead of a Pale Ale. Founder's Harvest Ale is great, but sometimes a little too aggressive for me, and the hop profile is not my favorite. This one is a little more simple and straightforward, and nicely balanced.

Recommendation: A must-try for any hophead if you can find it. Drink it as fresh as possible! Would have loved to have this a little closer to its bottled on date. (1,078 characters)

Photo of jphillips1123
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Poured from bomber into a tulip glass. Two inches of head that lingered until the end. Apricot colored. Crisp and clean, lots of hops, especially at the end. A little dry, but a well balanced and very flavorful IPA. (215 characters)

Photo of Jnashed
4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass
Bottle date 9/24/14

A) lovely dark golden slightly cloudy. Firm pour produced lot of head with long retention

S) subtle melon sweetness. Lemon as the citrus mostly. Some pineapple, really inviting sweet smell.

T)more fruit with the bitterness that is really not overwhelming. Nice sweetness prevails, although not as pronounced as nose which had you believing you were at Tropical Smoothy for a sec. Some citrus some pineapple. Faint malt but balanced once again as so many Floyd's are. Some pine notes too.

M) really a moderate body to full body some carbonation.

O) top notch wet hopped beer. For me toss up between Founders Harvest Ale and this Amazing the subtleties in the aroma. Loved it. Wish it was a year round brew and more attainable , but alas it is not on either account. (839 characters)

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Bright orange-copper brew, mostly clear, with a white head, slow fading, with significant lacing.

S - Bright pine. Green grass clippings. Lemon citrus.

T - The nose comes through here, in bold citrus flavors, although the flavor is more tangerine than lemon, and crisp pine resin. The malt is backgrounded, lending sweetness. Hints of mango come through in the middle. Bitterness is present, particularly in the close, but is subtle and does not overwhelm.

M - Brisk carbonation, slight drying. Some resin build, but not too much.

O - Three Floyds delivers a tasty wet hop IPA, delicious and full-flavored. A thoroughly enjoyable beer that avoids the overly vegetal renditions of wet hops that I've experienced. (726 characters)

Photo of John_M
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Poured from a bottle recently brought back by a friend from work (who was lucky enough to be at the brewpub a couple weeks back).

Pretty tasty IPA, with a nice balance of sweet malt and hoppy goodness in the finish. The beer has some interesting green, leafy tobacco notes in the nose and on the palate, which I assume represents the wet hop character in this beer. The finish is dry, hoppy and clean otherwise, in what comes across as a pretty big mouthful of IPA. There are better wet hop IPA's out there, but regardless, this is a very well made, easy to appreciate (if you're a hophead) IPA.

Very nice beer... (621 characters)

Photo of pkalix
4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bubble gum aromas on the nose.....?
super nice fruit and florals.... I see someone else else noted the bubble gum too? I thought that was weird. only got the distinct bubble gum off the great Belgians before....
what a great brew. special thanks to the guy who sent me this one... some great brews all around the country. too bad we have to dupe the shipping industry to get 'em there... (387 characters)

Photo of larryarms847
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a brilliant apricot hued golden yellow with a plump head of froth that leaves heavy lacing all the way down.

Bright notes of bubblegum, pineapple, pine, and caramelized sugar. You can smell this from a distance.

Bursting tropical flavors of cantaloupe, pineapple, mango, lime, and orange, balanced with a buttery smooth malt backbone that gives a burnt sugar sweetness, add a dash of pine and there ya go.

Mouthfeel is thick and sticky.

Overall one of my favorite harvest ales to note, definitely worth sampling a few times. (535 characters)

Photo of Skater_Rich
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Awesome harvest ale, love the citrus forward flavors and that FFF dankness. Is it just me, or does FFF throw anise in the brew? Either way this is amazing. (157 characters)

Photo of KYGunner
4/5  rDev -5%

Broo Doo keeps a very fruity nose with profound orange and citrus scents. The flavor keeps a fruity tone as the grapefruit, orange and tangerine mixes with a leafy, cannabis, pine, resin and floral tone. The malt backbone seems absent and doesn't provide enough heft to support the more hop-centric flavor. Overall, this is notable for its tasty hop character but misses a bit in its weaker malt structure. (406 characters)

Photo of SteveB24
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Beer pours a clear, bright amber with a huge, white head that retains well. lots of bubbles visible within the beer itself.
aroma is wonderful, with a sweet, cake-like malt smell as well as lots of pine, citrus, and a hint of fruitiness.
Taste lacks the complexity of the aroma , but it is still delicious. very clean, with nice amounts of pine and citrus and just the faintest bit of malt that takes the edge off of the hops.
Body is light/ medium, quite crisp, and reasonably carbonated.
overall this is a very tasty IPA that will satisfy without quite filling you up. One of the best fall releases i've tried thus far. (621 characters)

Photo of Bowers-Brew
4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
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! (449 characters)

Photo of blankenhoney
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bomber from 9.25.14, enjoyed out of a teku

A: Slightly hazy shade of brassy orange

S: Light melon musk; resin and pine; candied or carmelized citrus peel

T: Slightly syrupy pine, orange peel, and resin. There's a nice spicy bite on the finish. Aftertaste is pretty bitter.

M: Sticky, syrupy, dry, and lightly vinous.

O: An enjoyable beer that didn't really stand out for me. I liked it a lot last year, but now I think it can't compete with Founders Harvest Ale. (467 characters)

Photo of Cory_Brown
3.83/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a solid three floyds brew. Honestly, we just had lagunitas brown sugar substitute for the first time so this one seemed like a let down after that. Overall, I think this is a great beer to try for any hop lover.. But there really wasn't anything that stood out about this one. It has the typical resin and pine characteristics with a little citrus. It's a good brew that I would reccomend trying, but its not one of the crazier unique three floyds brews that I've had (475 characters)

Photo of Tilly
4/5  rDev -5%

Beige, lacy head. Pours a hazy copper. Melon citrus nose with a wild berry taste and pine citrus finish. Right amount of bitterness with a nice body! $13 bomber? Not sure. (171 characters)

Photo of Qbdoo
3.58/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice beer that (you've heard it before) doesn't live up to the hype. It's a pale ale with a solid malt backbone and mildly hoppy counterpoint. Unlike most FFF beers, this one is kind of normal. Nicely balanced, middle of the road. I like it a good deal but it doesn't stand out among wet hop brews. I went to the store looking for Founders Harvest, which wasn't there, bought this, enjoyed it, but wished for the Founders. If this was $7.99/bomber, I'd buy it again, but at $12.99/bomber I won't. (498 characters)

Photo of denver10
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Pours golden with a white head and great lacing to the sides of glass. Aroma is floral,nutty, a touch of citrus rind, and some toast. Flavor i s similar with the addition of some tropical fruits and pine. A crisp, light mouthfeel. Overall, solid wet hop beer. Wouldn't spend $10 for the bomber of it again though. (314 characters)

Photo of kkleu357
4.6/5  rDev +9.3%

From notes on 1/11/14

Lite golden color. Very clear. Nice fresh hoppy smell. Some pine aroma too. Great refreshing taste. Nice taste of hops. Great bitterness. This beer is awesome. (182 characters)

Photo of ShadyRigglesbee
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Citrus and very earthy aroma. With a nice malt and a hint of sugar/sweetness. A very tasty citrusy grapefruit and a hint of hop resin flavor. Along with something I can't put my finger on. I love the mouthfeel on this IPA. Has a nice dry finish. If you're looking for a big hoppy IPA, look elsewhere. Hops are very mild in this one. However, it does have a perfect balance. I highly recommend any beer from Three Floyds! They have'nt let me down once. ENJOY! (459 characters)

Photo of MV_CHI-NS
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Amber/light mahogany body with an ivory/light citrine head.

Aroma: Earth, pine, honeydew, pear - all with a somewhat sweet resolve.

Taste: Strong malt and hop profile. Hops are crisp and earthy, yet extremely smooth.

Mouthfeel: Moderately light and crisp with a smooth finish; piney aftertaste.

Overall: The first time I tried 'Broo Doo', I was not impressed; I found it dreadful and had to drain-pour it. That was a little over two years ago, when I was just introduced to craft beer. After having it two weeks ago with a greater understanding and appreciation for craft beer, along with a far more experienced palate, I can say that I was wrong to dismiss this one and relegate it to my 'shit list'. Try this and enjoy - you will not be disappointed. (768 characters)

Photo of WKyle
4.01/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I was a little dissapointed by this one, but expectations were high based on its BA rating. I could not find a "drink by" date, but since it is a wet hop ale I assume it is old, the label was peeling in the liquor store. Pours a bit light for an ipa, straw and light orange colored. Head is about three fingers with good retention. The smell is hops, citrus and honey. Taste is Hops, bread, yeast slight citrus and honey. Relatively low bitterness for an IPA (Is this really 80 IBU's?!) but the hops are well balanced. The mouthfeel is lacking in my opinion, despite a decent head the carbonation is actually pretty flat in my opinion. Overall it really is a good beer and I will definitely give it another try this fall during the harvest. (740 characters)

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Broo Doo from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 437 ratings.