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Broo Doo - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 1,514
Reviews: 433
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 367
Gots: 137 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

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

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-19-2006)
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4.96/5  rDev +16.2%

Andrew_Jesswein, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of Jesse13713
4.95/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Just picked up fresh at 101 bottles in Kent. Good to have THree Floyds back in Ohio!

Appearance - Almost four fingers of head on the pour. THe head is whipped and a bit clumped at the top, but laces to the glass in a soapy fashion. A bit of a musty sunrise orange color to this harvest IPA. I love this bottle art. Trolls, unicorns, princesses and plenty of rainbows! What more could you ask for?

Smell - Wow. Extraordinarily fresh hops are noticeable as soon as the cap is popped off. Plenty of citrus and lemon zest in the nose as well. Fruity overall. Just a great smelling swarm of hops. If a rainbow could give off a scent, I'd imagine it would smell a lot like this.

Taste - This here is an extremely unique beer. Smooth light malt at first, and then a light bite of fresh and delicious hops. Consistent fruit and citrus throughout. A light burn of tingling alcohol and hops in the aftertaste. This beer is so unique that my description really can't do it any justice. You just have to try it for yourself. The taste on this is blowing me away with its uniqueness.

Mouthfeel and Overall - Light to medium bodied. This beer gives me a sort of numbing tingle that makes me feel like I'm drinking something illegal. Perhaps even something experimental. It's good, though. Real good. Hoppy, citrusy, fresh and delicious. I will definitely buy this again.

Jesse13713, Oct 06, 2011
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4.93/5  rDev +15.5%
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

THANAT0PSIS, Oct 09, 2012
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4.93/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- 1" thick light tan head on a cloudy orange body with amber hues to it.
S- Huge fresh pine hops hit the nose, hints of citrus but mostly a strong pine aroma. Don't think I have smelt a fresh hopped beer with these kind of hops in it. Maybe just a hint of caramel in the back.
T- Nice thick fresh pine hop. Comes through a lot stronger in the aroma though. Sticks all over mouth and just leaves a nice sticky hop aftertaste. Caramel malts come in a bit more in the flavor than the aroma. Nice light malt to balance this out just a tad.
M- Full body with medium/low carbonation.
D- This is a fantastic beer and if not the best fresh hopped beer I have had (even with a few months on it). I would love to try this a few seconds after it being made. 3F's do it again, I am going to be pissed when I buy one of their beers and it completely lets me down.

BlindPig, Jan 20, 2008
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4.93/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The aromatics on this beer are unbelievable. Perfumy flowers, citrus, and slightly sweet hops. Not that it's necessary after such a first impression, this beer comes through again with a citrusy bitter taste. Ranks at the top of the fresh hop spectrum with Founders Harvest Ale. I'd give the overall edge, for me, to Founders' effort, but the nose on this beer is unmatched.

mystikyle71, Nov 07, 2009
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4.9/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours an opaque peach color. The head is a bright white, finger thick of different sized bubbles. Retention is slight, and a slight lace is left behind.

The smell is out of this world. The wet hopped beers you can smell from across the room and this is no different. Amazing citrus smell, pineapple. Slight orange peel and pine. Faint malt scent hides in the background.

The taste is as good as the smell. Really, as good a tasting IPA as I can think of. Extremely hop forward, but with what I'm guessing are Cascade hops, it's the way to go. Pine and citrus flirt with the taste buds. Just enough malt and yeast to keep the hops in check.

For an IPA, it's extremely soft on the palate. A split second of sweet followed by high, but quality bitterness. The bitterness lasts into the swallow, but is welcome and never overpowering. Resiny pine coats the tongue and never lets go.

Overall, it's as good an IPA as there is. Sure, it's bitter, but it's supposed to be...however, it's bitter just the way it supposed to be and that makes it an amazing beer overall. I accidentally bought a second bottle by mistake...so glad I did.

RickS95, Dec 16, 2012
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4.85/5  rDev +13.6%
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.

wmtxbb, Feb 22, 2011
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4.85/5  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.

nkersten, Oct 14, 2010
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4.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to my brother for driving this one out to me from Indiana.

Served from a 22oz bomber in my trusty SABL glass at between fridge and cellar temperature.

A - Gluggy, viscous, tarnished gold color with a slow-motion upward carbonation push to form the proud, marshmallowy off-white head. Head retention is OK, and lacing is good, although not as pervasive as I would have hoped.

S - Step 1 - Take a handful of Amarillo hops, straight from the vine. Step 2 - Place said hops in a strainer bag in an industrial vise. Step 3 - Place cup beneath said vise. Step 4 - Tighten vise completely. Step 5 - Sniff the few droplets of hop juice that fall into the cup. Ta da! Oh, that and a bit of sweet, lightly toasted malts.

T - Thankfully, it's not as sweet as it smells. The front of the tongue picks up a light sweetness that's accentuated by the floral characteristics of the hops. The middle brings forth more of the citrusy notes while the malts start to subside. In the back of the throat, bitter is king, as the malts seem to drop off completely. Swallow is medium dry and definitely bitter, but oddly enough, the mild sweetness found in the front seems to triumphantly reemerge, bringing the taste profile full circle. Very very nice.

M - Just a hair lighter than "syrupy" would describe, and oily slick from the hops. Carbonation is spot-on, with a light tingle that dares the hops to do a better job of numbing the tongue. Swallow is the wash of seafoamy hopjuice ocean.

D - Yummy. Which equals drinkability. This, to me, seems to be like Alpha King, but with a fresher hop profile, and a slightly tamer carbonation and acidity. For my money, I'd venture to say I like it better, even though it's harder to find, especially in a hop-recession year. Yea me!

EPseja, Apr 15, 2008
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4.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I wish I had access this beer on a daily basis, but, unfortunately, I live down here in Tn. so I have to drive to Indiana to get this. That sucks but what are you going to do?

This is one of the finest IPAs that I've ever had the privilege to drink. I now see what all of the fuss is about.

Very crisp hoppy aroma to this. Very fresh hops in the aroma and a taste to match. Extremely hoppy but yet very balanced.

I absolutely loved this.

Tilley4, Dec 24, 2007
Broo Doo from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
93 out of 100 based on 1,514 ratings.