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Broo Doo - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,653
Reviews: 446
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 375
Gots: 160 | FT: 6
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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Ratings: 1,653 | Reviews: 446
Reviews by Andrew61923:
Photo of Andrew61923
3.83/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber into Duvel tulip out of fridge. Let stand for a few minutes before drinking.

A: Cloudy orange with a thin white head that lingers. Pretty classic appearance and am excited to get into this.

S: A lot of earthy hops with a decent malt backbone showing through as well. I have to imagine this smells a bit more hop-forward when fresher, but I'm still impressed.

T: The hops I smelled aren't coming out as much as I had hoped. I'm getting a good amount of bitterness, but the sweetness of the malt seems to be taking over a bit. Again, a fresher bottle would I'm sure warrant a different taste.

M: A well-done aspect of the beer. Drinks very smooth and the 7% ABV is well hidden.

O: I had high expectations for this one as I've loved most everything I've had from FFF. Not a bad beer by any means, but a far cry from Dreadnaught in the IPA category.

More User Reviews:
Photo of sgoodship
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Creamy 2 finger head. Very hazy medium dark amber. Some spotty lacing. Head dissipates to a fine dusting.

S: Sweet candy, very bright and lively floral hops with citrus. This hop smell reminds me that hops and marijuana are close relatives.

T: I have to tell you that this is a trip for a porter/stout guy. It's a big hop taste that feels green, fresh and lively. I thought it would overwhelm me but it didn't. It has that IPA quality which is a sort of revitalizing and zingy. The floral and citrus bitter aftertaste is really intense.

M: Medium/light body. Clean and crisp.

D: Hop lovers should check this out. For such an aggressive brew, it is amazingly drinkable. I am not a huge fan of IPA's but I thoroughly enjoyed this drink and it gives me another reason to try the other 3F's offerings.

Photo of orbitalr0x
4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle picked up at the brewery for $7. Pours into my glass a clear copper orange hue with a half inch of bubbly, sticky white head on top of the brew. Harvest colors for a harvest ale! Aromas blast out of the glass with huge tropical, citric dank hop resins. It literally smells like rubbing a hop cone between your fingers. Wow, it's hard to stop smelling this one. Some slightly sweet caramel in the background, but this is all about the hops.

First sip brings a caramel, lightly toasted grain malt quickly run over by a rush of hops. Citrus and tropical fruit flavors along with green oily hop resins. There's a big bitterness but it never becomes too much. Sorta spicy. A hop lover's dream, this is one tasty brew.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth and creamy. Perfect carbonation, this brew is incredibly easy to drink and a bomber goes down without the blink of an eye. Another triumph in hoppy goodness from Three Floyds, this time in a lower abv beer. Pick this one up at all costs and drink it fresh. My favorite wet hopped harvest ale I've sampled this year. I need more.

Photo of merlin48
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bomber pours a clear amber orange body with a healthy offwhite head that has some staying power. Lots of clingy patch lace left behind on the glass.

Aroma is fresh and leafy hops. Lots of pine and grassiness here with hints of citrus and toasted caramel.

Mouthfeel is light medium to medium in body with a pleasant carbonation that enlivens. There is an herbal feel on the palate.

Taste opens with citrusy orange hops, quickly seguing into grapefruit rind and pine cone hop bitterness. Caramel malt toastiness is present throughout but never intrudes.

Very endearing and highly drinkable. An excellent harvest ale whose drinkability is limited only by price and availability.

Photo of Homebrew35
4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From memory while on our beercation.
Served in a pint glass with two fingers worth of thick and creamy white head, slightly hazy golden body. Good retention and lacing.

Smells amazing, citrus and floral hops with some piney notes mixed in. Carmel sweetness shows through as it warms up.

Tastes like orange juice mixed with piney hops. Wow! Very oily and dank. Some sweet malts are present but not enough to keep it balanced, it is an IPA after all made by FFF, yum.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. A very sticky, oily, piney resinous finish.

Overall I enjoyed this one quite. Very complex and flavorful.
$5 or 6 can't remember.

Photo of badbeer
4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Darker yellow with an off-white head. Huge aromas of pineapple, pine, mango, and other citrus. Just beautiful. In the taste I got pineapple, grapefruit, lemon, and peach; so much citrus and excellently balanced. Medium carbonation and a little less than medium bodied. Best wet hop beer I've had. Another great FFF's beer!

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Exiled for sharing this beer.

The beer pours a hazy yellow-brown color with a white head. The aroma is orange citrus and pine with a tad bit of malt. There is no doubt this beer is an American IPA. The flavor is resiny, piney and orange citrus hops with some bready malt. I also get some earthy hops. The citrus characteristics taste like orange juice. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Photo of mjtiernan
3.63/5  rDev -14.8%
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.

Photo of dogfishandi
3.88/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

huge thanks to my dad for bringing this and many other goodies home from chicago!

22oz. bottle pulled from the fridge poured into a bulb style glass.

pours out a very cloudy peach/ orange type of color with about a one finger of nice retentive white head. a little bit of stringy lace.

interesting aroma. very floral and somewhat spicy. almost hints at a meaty/ vegetal type smell(undried hops?). behind that some pine resin and a bit of sticky caramel malt.

piney resiny hops with hints of spice are balanced very nicely by a sticky candied caramel malt. a very nice sticky resiny finish that lingers.

slightly heavier side of medium bodied. lots of bitterness and resins on the palate. could almost pass for a DIPA.

overall a solid wet hop beer. the aroma wasnt that killer, but the rest of the beer was solid. id drink this again.

Photo of ehammond1
4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle (2011)

Acquired via trade
Thanks dannyfrost!

Clear, light auburn and orange with a very thin off-white head.

As expected, the aroma is quite hoppy and focuses on citrus: lots of grapefruit and orange with a bit of sweet melon. There's also some grassy aromas peeking through as well. Nearly perfect, as are most of Three Floyd's hoppier aromas.

A very floral and grassy hop flavor with a mild citrus behind it. Simple, yet obviously fresh, and incredibly tasty.

Medium mouthfeel. Incredibly drinkable.

A refreshing, drinkable, tasty fresh hop IPA.

Photo of Jagen
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brought up the river from my brother Hopapocalypse...anybody else out there been trying to get Three Floyd's in Ohio and unable to get it. Well, my bro delivered with the goods and let me in on the place carrying their stuff. He surprised me with a Broodoo to share and a 3F's Dreadnaught, althought we weren't able to make it to their Annivesary party we were still having a fine time reconnecting this one and sharing it. Pours a slightly hazed peach glowing amber with a bright orange highlighted body, head is fine whitevery thick and well formed with the fresh wet hop oils making so much sense. Aroma is full of citrus a touch of bubblegum and booming with tropical fruit mango/pineapple to be exact super hoppy aromatics coming out. Flavor has fresh hops exploding with vinous herbal citrius and tropical fruit notes, again a nice sugary coated malt presence joins the party to balance out the raw wet hop profile. Big bone dry bitter hop finish is great, the kind of hops I whole heartedly enjoy. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a slick hop oil texture gliding across the palate with each swig, finishes with a clean citric hop bitterness. Overall an excellent harvest and definitely one of my favorites out of the gate really good drinking beer as long as your splitting 22's with good company.

Photo of brow1901
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass.

A- Bright glowing orange color with a thin white head. Slight chill haze. Not muc retnetion but decent lacing. The way the beer glows makes it look outstanding though.

S- Fruity citrus smell, not grapefruit or pine just fruit. Mostly grapes and green apples in my opinion, maybe some lemon. So stron it burns the nostrils like ammonia some times. Smells fantastic, you would guess it's hoppy from the smell though.

T- Taste is great. Not as good as it smell though. Real strong hop bite, followed by more spicy earthy hop flavor. All wrapped up in a nice smooth toasted carmel malt backbone.

M- Great mouthfeel, nice light carbonation. Leaves the mouth slick. I like my ipa's to have some thickness and this delivers.

D- Very easy to drink the entire bottle in no time. Overall a great beer, close to my favorite wet hop ever.

Photo of Tilly
4/5  rDev -6.1%

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.

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

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer has a crystal clear warm deep orange body with a gentle carbonation of tiny bubbles. There is a thin off-white spongy head that last for a short bit.

S- The smell of big green herbal hops with a peach note finishes with a very nice cat pee pungency.

T- The soft pale malt sweetness gives way to the green resiny smooth hops flavor that has a hop water quality. There is a grapefruit zest note then a smooth hop bitterness that lingers after the finish.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a slightly creamy texture to it and no alcohol heat at the finish.

D- This beer has a good bold but smooth hop flavor with some nice malt flavors underneath for support.

Photo of pwoods
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

22oz. brown bomber poured into an imperial pint. Notes.

A: Pale grapefruit pour. Decent head with some retention and some lacing.

S: Smells like a juiced up Pride and Joy. Good citrus hops, loads of resin.

T/M: bitterness is decent with nice citrus notes. Malts are very sweet and cut the bitterness nicely. Body is medium or so and carbonation is nice and cleansing.

D: Very drinkable and low ABV.

Photo of Brenden
4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

Photo of wmtxbb
4.82/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle poured into pint glass

Appearance: cloudy peach gold with a thick finger sized head on top.

Smell: Hops, almost a type of hops I've never smelled before. Almost like a fruit version of a hop. It's light and pleasant.

Taste: many layers to describe. First there is the crisp malt flavor, mild bitterness, hops and this weird chocolate flavor that looms over the tasting. Ends with this...peanut flavor. Best IPA I've ever had.

The one thing I hate about Three Floyds, is that there is never enough. Binny's is sold out most of the time and now the local liquor store I buy Three Floyds at has closed. fml.

Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to THECPJ for the share! From notes on 12/5.

A: Pours a hazy amber/orange with a nice white, fluffy head. Good head retention and lacing.

S: Mostly floral hops, slightly grassy. Get some grapefruit and a slight hint of pine at the end.

T: Lots of grapefruit and citrus on this one. Again, a grassy flavor comes out. I also get some orange as well. Nice light malts to sort of balance it out. Has a dry, bitter finish.

M/D: Medium bodied with nice carbonation. A very good IPA here, overly hopped and if you like that it in an IPA this one is for you.

Photo of Stigs
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle, served in an English-style pint glass. thanks to BA'er goodstrongbeer for a nice box with a couple of these in it.

A - pours with a solid finger of fluffy and thick, just slightly off-white colored foam. the beer is mostly clear, solid gold in color. leaves behind a thin, yet wet layer of lace. the final pour from the bottle throws a bit fo flaky hop matter into the glass, something that I am accustomed to being a homebrewer.

S - mmmm. bright and floral, slightly citrusy Amarillo hops. some wet pine and grass slowly creep in alongside a pungent yet controlled caramel malt base.

T - initial kick of citrus, loads of lightly sugared grapefruit, mango, and oranges. other notes of pine, grass, and some onion rear their head. all the while - bitterness nips away at the back of the mouth, though doesnt distract from the flavor profile. balanced subtly by sharp and punchy caramel malts.

M - medium to thinner body, with tight carbonation. slightly sticky from the hops, yet a bit oily on the way down. finishes with lingering fresh hoppy bitterness and a very minor noticeable alcohol burn.

D - one of the better Harvest IPA's I've had this season, thanks to a nice balance between classic hops, wet hops, and malt base. extremely well hidden ABV make this easy to put down. Three Floyds continues to impress.

Photo of nkersten
4.84/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from bottle into imperial pint glass. Half inch of white head, great lacing, bright orange/golden in color. Smell is soft fruits, apricots and peaches. Very mild. This one is exploding with amarillo hops. Taste is an intense leafy apricot and peach, green figs, light malts in back ground. Not very sweet. The fresh hops are incredible - smells very fresh. No alcohol in taste. Moderate carbonation and medium light mouthfeel. Not overly dry, but not sweet either. With this kind of taste, how could it not be a 5 in drinkability? I have had this in the past and i dont know if this is a better batch or fresher. Either way i think this one needs to be drank as fresh as possible.

Photo of cokes
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy toasted gold with a dense rise of buttercream head which laces exceptionally well, and retains moderately.
Tropical fruit nose, especially passion fruit, papaya, and apricot, with a backing resinousness and orange rinds, and some traces of peppery herbals.
Malt brings a honeyed foundation into the mouth. A touch bready and sweet, but mostly it just stays out of the way. Hops bring a kaleidoscope of fruits much like the nose, but perhaps just dialed down a notch in intensity. Papaya, guava, mandarine orange, apricot. Bitterness is moderately low, considering, but some dried herbal and bitter flower notes hit late.
Carbonation is generally low, but steady as tiny bubbles feed a full mouthfeel that maintains a taut muscularity and doesn't feel bloated.
This is a thoroughly enjoyable juicy-fruit hop bomb, yet it not so mouth-rakingly hoppy as to impede drinkability. The nose promises a touch more than the flavor delivers, but it's close, and I'm not complaining. It's a great example of a wet-hopped ale.

Photo of augustgarage
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
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...

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.03/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to Lucas from Local BIF 3 for this one. A bottle with the weirdest artwork I've ever, and I think WILL ever see. WTF is that anyway?!?!? Poured from a 22oz. bomber into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

A: Standard pour yields a 3 finger off-white head with moderate retention. Beer is a clear light orange-yellow. Lacing is string and spotty with decent stick.

S: Hops, cane sugar, subtle citrus, tea leaves, and caramel. Almost like an English bitter.

T: Hops, tea leaf bitterness, citrus, all strung together on a nice, malt backbone. Tea is the second dominant flavor here though and although appreciated, it takes away from the crispness of the taste, replacing it with a more toned down flavor.

M: Light to medium bodied with surprisingly little carbonation. Very smooth and dull which doesn't do much to help the flavor. Finish is rather clean with little lingering aftertaste.

D: A solid IPA albeit not a run of the mill creation. The tea leaf flavor is much appreciated but a bit out of place. Still, a nice offering from FFF that's definitely worth trying.

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