Broo Doo - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 437
Hads: 1,662
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 4.04%
Wants: 375
Gots: 164 | FT: 5
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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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Photo of kaips1
4.52/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This was from a Growler poured in 10/23/11

This poured a color that slightly reminds you of apple juice, with a nice 2 finger thick frothy head, it doesn't disappoint in it's looks. The smell of fresh reisiny hops errupts upon opening and continues to flow from the glass. I had very citrusy notes at first then a strong pine note with small sweet malt hints at the end. The taste was no let down in it's follow up I the nose, it had all the same components as the smell from oily hop presence to the citrusy notes, the malt bill in this is nice and medium bodied and holds up to the hops but doesn't take away from them at all. The mouthfeel is nice and lively, good carbonation and a nice dry finish that makes one long for another sip. Overall id say if you can get a good deal on a grolwer of it's amazing, if you have never tried it, it's worth the price of a fresh bomber, but on any type of regular basis, it's too pricey like most 3 Floyds beers, drinkability is amazing, one that if given enough time a Growler would be awesome to finish in one sitting. (1,064 characters)

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
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. (1,303 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 jhoban19
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: cloudy, orange/peach color. Almost looks like a lighter version of apply cider. Solid 2 finger foam that settles into a light ring with full surface coverage. Strong lacing retains its shape on the glass.

S: big whiff of citrus and piney hops smacked me in the face right off the bat and mellows into a smooth hop aroma with hints of orange and honey. As it warms, I get a nice malt backbone, though I can't quite put my finger on the exact malt. My initial thought was that of sourdough bread, but that's not quite it. Definitely a sweetness in the malt aroma, but not quite caramel.

T: citrus hops, honey, lemon, and orange, with just a hint of pine. Some sweet malt mixes in with the bitterness of the hops- very well balanced. The hop bitterness really lingers throughout.

M: medium bodied and very smooth. Oily hops coat the tongue with a subtle acidity akin to OJ. Perfect carbonation adds just the right amount of fizzy tingle on the front of the tongue and roof of the mouth.

D: Another outstanding brew from Three Floyds. Hoppy, well-balanced, well carbonated, overall just a great beer. I wish I had a few more bottles, I'd crack open another without hesitation. (1,218 characters)

Photo of emerge077
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

#1 Drink fresh hop beers fresh. Oct/Nov/Dec is the window for this one. Don't bother in July, Sept, etc. PSA: Please don't trade or review old beer. Your tastebuds will thank you.

10-13-2009
Trying this as fresh as can be, figured it deserved a re-review... An extra psychedelic label this year.

Puffy two finger head that stands above the rim of the glass. 2nd pour renders the hazy orange beer murky with yeast and hop particulates. The foam is creamy and retention is good. A crown of uneven lacing decorates the inside of the glass.

First whiff is tropical, with some dank resiny herbals seizing the nostrils. Fresh grass & weed clippings, very pungent and fresh.

Orange peel, pine sap, herbal woody resins. Max IBU bitterness levels, as FFF is known for. A very dry finish, just shy of aspirin like bitterness, leaving a sticky and bone dry feel. Pretty full bodied but easy to put back. Somehow seems stronger than 5.5%. I stand corrected from my previous review, don't know how fresh it was then, but it was the 1st appearance of this wet hop FFF brew.

Original review:11-25-2007
B+ / 3.85
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | drink: 4.5
rDev: -9.9%

Way overpriced for what it is...a session ale akin to the likes of Alpha King.

Amber tone with plenty of webby lacing. Aroma is fresh floral and citrus, appealing, but not over the top in any way.

Grapefruit rind, pale malt, a little grainy but full bodied. Clean feeling overall, long hoppy finish. Not much else to say about this one, except that it bears the trademark 3F stamp of serious hoppage.

My Little Pony style label, it's great, definitely one of the most offbeat labels i've ever seen. I'm guessing it has something to do with the magical, transitive properties of fresh hops, once they get inside your head. (1,799 characters)

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

A very lively, fresh beer. Mouthfeel suggests fresh hop oil coating the toungue with a bit of prickle. Hopping is bold but not overbearing, wiht a slightly floral note atop herb flavors. Quite smooth and drinkable - in a word (two, actually) - well done. (254 characters)

Photo of ppoitras
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22oz bottle obtained via trade with kmpitz2. Thanks for the opportunity.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" beige head over the slightly cloudy orangey amber brew. Head holds its own, with average lacing. Aroma is sweet and citrusy. Taste starts with moderate sweetness, which is quickly balanced and slightly overpowered by citrus hoppiness, which carries on through the slightly numbing close. Mouthfeel is SUH-mooooth, and drinkability is awesome. Incredible rep of the American IPA style. (509 characters)

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

A medium amber color, with some carbonation visible in the glass. A two and half in head forms, that is cream in color, clings to the glass and laces slowly down the sides. A floral scent at first, followed by a grassy and citrus fragrance, with touches of pine at the end. A surprisingly a hearty malt flavor at the front, with bread and cracked grain flavors, with touches of tobacco. Then the hops make their appearance, bringing a strong citrus taste followed by a earthy and pine flavor, that seems to linger on the palate for some time. A consistent mouthfeel, staying medium bodied all the way through. This a good beer, the strong hops in the aroma and flavor are very good. One taste and you know where this beer comes from. (733 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 dcloeren
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy bright orange with bright white head. Left its mark down my glass.

Very inviting aroma of pineapple and grapefruit with some dank pine sap.

Juicy pineapple, grapefruit and orange peal dominate the taste with some dank hops. Keith Sweat... Wet!

Medium body with moderate carbonation. This bomber is disappearing REAL quick. Very easy drinking

Overall, a fantastic harvest ale. Wet, dank, juicy and very easy drinking. Fantastic (453 characters)

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

It may be a bit late in the season to catch all the hop goodness intended with this beer. The beer was chilled and served in an Imperial Pint glass.

Appearance: The body of the beer is a hazy peach coloration. The head is a thick biege coloration. Nice head retention is noted. The lacing on the beer is among the best I have seen nice concentric circles map the beers passage.

Smell: A wave of grapefruit and pine resin hits my nose. Wow!... I really wish I had gotten this a month ago. Smells like a hop soup with a caramel garnish.

Taste: I am gob smacked with bitter pine. The pine is very resinous and long lasting in my mouth. The grapefruit flavor is an after note. Almost no reprieve from the bitter hops. I got to say I like it.

Mouthfeel / Drinkability: The body of the beer is light. It never goes thin and the carbonation works well. The bitterness of the hops is long lasting through and through. This is a very nice hoppy treat. I wish FFF still came to Cincinnati and that the price point was a little better. FFF beers remain an occasional treat. (1,070 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 brewcrew76
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a clear copper with a 2 finger foamy white head and plenty of sticky lacing.

S - Resiny, dank pine, citrus and tropical fruit with a touch of caramel in the background.

T - Similar to aroma. Resiny pine, citrus, tropical fruit and grassy hop flavor with some sweet caramel and biscuit in the background. Good bitterness but still nicely balanced.

M - Just a touch light of medium body with a bit of oily slickness and a slight bitterness that lingers.

D - I haven't had Dreadnaught in a while but it tastes like a wet hopped version of Dreadnaught. My favorite fresh hopped beer so far. (600 characters)

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

3F, one of the kings (like alpha king!) of hops, has a harvest ale and I finally have been able to get a bottle by happenstance on a trip to Purdue. Thanks for Village Bottle Shop in West Lafayette for having some left. Golden IPA with a beautiful sheen, and a dirty white, fluffy, rocky head. Super clean and bright pine, lemon, and citrus nose that invites thoughts of summer with a deep whiff. Grass and spice hop bite that lingers and builds. Caramely, slightly sweet base the gives a solid base to let the hops shine. I'm a sucker for all harvest ales, but this is one of the cleanest fresh hop ales I've had in recent years. 3F rocks. (640 characters)

Photo of kmpitz2
4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

22 oz bomber poured into an Arrogant Bastard 23 oz glass. The beer is solid copper in color with a finger of off-white head that settles to a full coat over top of the brew. There is pretty good clarity here, and a moderate carbonation in the brew. The aroma on this one is really nice. I get a massive citrusy and candied hop aroma with a strong caramel base under it. The malt and hop sweetness really go well together. The flavor is slanted way towards the hop. Massive sweet citrusy flavors with candied hop undertones from the integration of caramel malts and citrusy American hops. The aftertaste gives some green herbal notes from the fresh hop along with a solid bitterness that clings well into the finish. The hops in this one are really brilliant, and this one hits a homerun for me in the harvest ale department. Mouthfeel is moderate with a light to moderate carbonation. Drinkability on this one is excellent. It is easy a session brew, if not prohibited by the price. Overall, I really enjoy this brew. One thing I do want to note is that 22 oz of this was 7 bucks at the brewery, while 24 oz of the SN Harvest this year was just over 3. Though I think this one is very very good, I would have a hard time grabbing this one when the SN was on the shelf. A great beer, but not my favorite price. (1,309 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 Ri0
4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

poured 22oz bottle into Teku.

A - A bright honey orange color with a 2 finger white head. Fades to a thin ring and leaves behind some lacing.

S - A pleasant tropical and hoppy aroma with some fresh sweet floral, grass like notes.

T - Tangerine, mango, kiwi, and pineapple all play into the sweet tropical hoppiness. Some floral, grass like notes with a touch of light malt and honey sweetness. A moderately bitter finish.

M - A light to medium feel with a good amount of carbonation. More slick that sticky.

O - As good as every year. If it weren't $9 a bomber I would enjoy more of it. (593 characters)

Photo of superspak
4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle, no bottling date but it was purchased a couple weeks ago. Pours hazy golden amber color with a nice 2-3 fingers of a dense off white head with fantastic retention that reduces to a lacing cap that lasts. Some nice lacing clings around the glass as well. Aromas of big pine, orange, grapefruit, lemon zest, pineapple, grass, and some spiciness. Some excellent and balanced aromas. Taste of big lemon zest, pine, orange, grapefruit, pineapple, caramel, bread, and spiciness. Nice amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pine, citrus, lemon zest, and spices on the finish. Medium carbonation and body with a nice creamy and smooth mouthfeel. No alcohol noticed at all in the taste or finish. Insane balance of flavor and bitterness. Fantastic drinkability. Overall this is an incredible harvest ale with perfect balance of flavors and is insanely drinkable. (891 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 GatorBeerNerd
4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

22 oz bottle purchased for me by a friend at Keg Liquors in Indiana. Poured into my Sierra Nevada Hop Tulip glass.

A: Pours a nice copper color with a with an off-white frothy head. It seems to stay around a quarter inch thick for quite a while. It leaves loads of lacing.

S: A nice citrus hop aroma. Pineapple and grapefruit seem to be the dominant smell.

T: This one is incredibly tasty. Just a bit of sweet caramel malt flavor is quickly washed away by a ton of citrus hop bitterness. The finish is very clean.

M: The feel is nice and thick for the style. The carbonation gives it a bit of creaminess. Very nice and smooth.

D: This one goes down super easy for the style. Part of that is due to the relatively low ABV, clean finish, and smooth feel. (758 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 dirtylou
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle, Riley's

I deleted my previous review, as I was somehow lucky enough to drink a 10 month old wet hopped IPA. Thanks to whatever shitty Chicago store sold me that.

ANYWAYS.

appearance: silly troll label, poured into a great dane nonic pint, bright orange body, lovely beige froth

smell: delicious - fresh FFF hop profile, tangerine, grapefruit zest, sugary orange citrus

taste: This is great stuff - wet hop IPA's are pretty hit or miss for me (Founders is a major hit, others not so much) - this tastes like liquid orange pez (in a good way) with lots of oily fresh citrus hops, evergreen, tangerine, grapefruit. Just wonderful really - 3 Floyds hops rule the day again.

mouthfeel: oily, light bitterness

drinkability: high (742 characters)

Photo of syrupjoe
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle into pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy light golden amber color with a 1.5 finger off-white head. Great, thick lacing.

Loads of pine resin and grapefruit on the nose. Slight hints of grass and a little bit of onion. Definitely dank.

Very clean and unassuming initial taste that is slightly creamy followed by a very well-balanced citrus, bubblegum, and tropical fruit taste. Malt backbone stands up to the hop explosion here, but it isn't grainy in the least. Slight resinous pine aftertaste with a lingering mint-infused alcohol flavor.

Overall an absolutely delicious beer. Hoppy enough to appeal to a hop head but well balanced and smooth enough to make it plenty drinkable. Will definitely seek this out in the future! (739 characters)

Photo of GbVDave
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bomber into two pint glasses. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist!

A: Pours a hazy golden-orange color. Virtually no head, just a faint skim and a little bit of lace.

S: Amazing hop aroma! It's got all bases covered. Oily, resinous pine, citrus, tropical fruit. Also noticed apricot, peach, and caramel. Wonderful!

T: Fresh, juicy, oily, sticky hops. Just read above for a description of the taste. As it warms I also noticed flavors of caramel malt, toasted malt, fresh cut grass, and Christmas tree clippings.

M: Oily and resinous. The hoppy mouthfeel alternates between bitter, juicy, peppery, and slick.

D: An absolute joy to drink. I wish FFF would do this one year 'round. Incredible! (716 characters)

Photo of Betmore
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

*poured from a bomber into a 16 oz pint glass*

This beer poured a hazy, light amber color with a fluffy, two-finger, off-white head that took a couple of minutes to dwindle down to a thin foam that decided to stick around. Thick lacing covered the walls of the glass.

The aroma is killing me (in an AWESOME way). I smelled this beer as soon as I cracked it open. Rich citrus hops, mostly grapefruit with some orange, followed by a dash of pine, sweet peach, and just a dab of malts are making my mouth water.

My second quaff confirms my first impression. This beer tastes just like Alpha King only bigger. Its like they took the Alpha King recipe and doubled or, even, tripled it. This stuff is GOOD. I'm getting piles of bitter grapefruit, pine, orange rind and, finally, some biscuity malts. The malts are there. I just had to search for them. Another similarity to Alpha King: To me, the aroma was more complex than the flavor.

The mouthfeel of this brew is very good. The carbonation is soft which, in a way, balances the bitterness of the hops. The body is probably a 5 on a meter where 1 is water and 10 is 5W-30 motor oil. Its viscous enough to leave a 5 minute reminder of what I just swallowed on my palate but nothing like the big Imperial IPAs or Russian Imperial Stouts out there.

While I like this brew tons, I don't feel like I could keep up with it all day. It'd be amazing with Buffalo wings or BBQ, though. The sheer level of hops and ABV of this beer make it a touch less than sessionable for me.

Overall, this beer rocks. If you like hops and are one of the fortunate people out there with access to Three Floyds beers, pick one up. You'll be glad you did. (1,684 characters)

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