Broo Doo - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,658
Reviews: 446
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 375
Gots: 164 | 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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Ratings: 1,658 | Reviews: 446
Photo of barleywinefiend
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a hazy dark orangish color with a nice white cap and decent head retention

S: A nice big fruit basket with loads of tropical fruits and hint of pine

T. Big tropical fruit notes, mainly tangerine, pineapple and grapefruits. A nice biscuity malt presence as well. A little sweet with some moderate bitterness which begins and finishes the same.

M. Medium bodied, well carbonated, a bit sweet with a medium hop bitterness

O: A great fresh hop IPA.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.8/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour at Woodshop 8 held at The Hermosillo in Los Angeles, CA.

Thanks to drewone for sharing this one.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and spicy herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice spicy hop presence that comes through more in the flavor.

Photo of Stevedore
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bomber from the 2013 vintage. Poured into a FFF teku glass today, 10/27/2013.

Review #257.

Pours a beautiful clear-ish orange-copper body, with a very fluffy white head that fills up the last 2-3cm of the teku glass.. and retains a bit too well! Leaves tons of soapy lacing on the side of the glass.. and the head recedes eventually into a thick white film on top of the glass.

Smells outrageously hoppy.. not exactly intense, but just a lot of hoppiness is going on here without much hint of the malt backbone. Very dank, rather piney with a complementary amount of grapefruit and tangerine bite.

Also tastes hoppy as heck- begins with a nice pine flavour up front, with some tangerine supplementing the pine. There is a small bit of breadiness, biscuits even, all in the middle but not a ton.. just enough to make this have some semblance of balance. Near the end there is a nice, strong piney bitterness that isn't too overwhelming. This beer is entirely hop driven, which is no surprise with Three Floyds.

Medium bodied, not particularly resinous but not watery either. Smooth, good carbonation, piney bitterness leaves the palate quite dry. Refreshing.

Very hoppy as hell IPA, typical from Three Floyds. Its "wet", smells dank and tastes very hoppy. This is what I expected from a FFF wet hopped IPA, and it doesn't disappoint. They won't surprise you if you know this, and well that's quite alright by me.

Photo of macher0
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2013 vintage.

A. Dark copper color. Poured a 1 finger head that retreats to a fine bubble rim. Excellent lacing - typical of 3f.

S. Fresh hops, grapefruit, apricot, tangerine, pine and resin. Very balanced between fruit and pine.

T. Slightly bitter. As with the nose a nice balance between citrus/tropic fruit and pine from the hops. Light malts.

M. Super clean and smooth. High carbonation. Medium body.

O. Very hoppy but also very smooth. A very balanced hop profile. Im not a hop head and I prefer citrus to pine but this delivers in a very balanced way. I assume freshness has a part to play in the score of this ale. If you can get this, you should purchase. Another great vintage from 3f.

Photo of BB1313
3.85/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a transparent golden with a fluffy eggshell white head that fades slowly and leaves great lacing and retention. Wonderful looking brew. The aromas have alot of berries and pine sap. Lemon and lime zest is there. Hints of grapefruit rind and other citrus notes. Subtle hints of soap. Very subtle hints of sweet malts. The flavors are extremely sharp and crisp. Tons of lemon and lime. Lots of pine needles. More grapefruit. It's like you can taste the vine. The malts seem to take a backseat in the flavor department, but they're still there to slightly cut down on the hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is wonderful. It's medium-bodied and extremely light and smooth; carbonation is active, but subtle. Very smooth. Alcohol goes unnoticed. It's very fun and easy to drink.

This is a very nice wet-hopped IPA. I hate to say this beer doesn't remind me of what I recalled from the past, but it doesn't. I don't mean that in a negative way at all though. It's good! This beer is well crafted and very enjoyable.

Photo of cosmicevan
4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

At the brewpub shared some brews with kevanb and his pop. Poured transparent orange. Nice sticky head and great lacing. Smell is fresh hop. Wet and dank. Super enjoyable. Great beer super tasty. Great freshness and great mouth feel...fresh hop is wonderful.

Edit 10/8/14 bottle: uber fresh but the thing that stands out is the drinkability. Upped that from a 4 to 4.5 and taste from 4.25 to 4.5. Really a great beer!

Photo of Fcolle2
4.66/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours golden amber in color with a thin light white frothy head that has good retention.

Smell is incredibly fruity. Notes of fresh kiwi and pineapple are fowward along with a bright sweet orange backbone and a sweet caramel malt. Smells like candy.

Taste is incredible. Really fresh citrus like hops are forward and followed by a rich resiny pine stickiness and mild bitterness. Malt adds a really great sweetness that compliments the juicy flavors, aromas and mild bitterness perfectly.

Mouthfeel is really good. High amounts of hop oils and resins give this a big sticky feel that is cut with moderate amounts of carbonation. Overall medium body and very drinkable.

Overall this is an awesome hop harvest ale, really vibrant hop flavors and aromas.

Photo of kevanb
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

650ml bottle from the 2013 release, purchased at Local Option , shared with friends.

The beer pours a nice copper color, hues of apricot, gold and orange, slightly hazy but quite clear with a frothy, white head that rises two fingers high with very good retention and leaves some soapy lace behind. The aroma is really pleasant, bright, fresh citrus, bitter pine, crisp hop spice, very nice integration of some floral components before some sweet malt pokes through, very hop forward, very refreshing and very true to FFF's line of work. The flavors are right in queue, tropical fruit, pineapple really pops, lots of tangy citrus, wildflower is more potent on the tongue while the bitter pine is more of a supporting layer and the earthy hop spice leads right into the malt which helps to counterbalance the bitterness and provide some sweetness which helps the fruit flavors. The mouthfeel is nice, quite juicy with a little stickiness, the carbonation is right on the money, lively, perky yet smooth and finishes lightly dry.

Verdict: A really delicious Harvest Ale from Three Floyds, and a release I always look forward to. The balance is nice, hop profile is diverse and the bitterness is mild, perhaps it could use a bigger bite at the end, but this is a pretty spot on IPA.

Photo of JohnG190
4.71/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a hazy golden with a thick, white head. Good retention and outstanding lacing. Lots of tropical fruit and citrus on the nose with a faint dough aroma. Lots of grapefruit, mango, orange, and pine on the front of the tongue. Becomes increasingly bitter through the finish with faint hints of sweet caramel. Dry finish. Well balanced. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Overall, this might be the best wet-hop IPA out there!

Photo of guityler83
4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A nice agressive pour into a 3F Teku produced a big 3 finger head. Mixed size bubbles in the head and as it slowly receeds it got the chunky honey comb look. Bright white and left behind a coat of lacing along the entire side of the glass. A golden yellow to soft orange color with a slight haze on the first pour.

S: Strong sustaining tropical fruit aroma on my first impression. Melons, oranges, pineapple and grapefruit hop aromas dominate the nose. A noticable fresh cut grass scent also. A touch of alcohol comes through. malt is is almost undetectable.

T: Oranges, pineapples and juicy grapefruit hop flavor on the first sip. the grassy character comes through in the taste but balances nicely with the round hop bitterness. Very flavorful and complicated. Malt is noticable in the way of biscuit and bread crust.

M: A stickey mouthfeel that i love. the body feels on the medium to moderate side but it might be the hop oils that gives the impression of bigger body. moderate carbonation makes the bitterness pop.

O: Im really enjoying this years harvest/wet hop beers. This one has the orangey, freshcut grass, round hops just like founders but with a bit more orange. Big fan.

Photo of offthelevel_bytheplumb
4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my Samuel Smith's pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy golden with a two finger head that is dense as hell. A decent amount of lacing is left behind and a lot of carbonation is visible. A lot of citrusy notes, with orange being the most prominent, along with resiny hops and caramel. Taste is very resiny and bitter, but there is some sweetness in the middle to somewhat balance it. I'm not saying balance was needed, I'm saying it's a plus to the flavor. Long citrusy aftertaste on this one, and very easy to drink even though it's not very light.

Overall: This is an awesome hoppy beer.

Photo of brewskis
4.52/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a sunset orange color with a two and a half finger tan colored head. Lots of carbonation coming off of the glass. Beautiful lacing once the head finally dissipates. Smells of bright fruity hops. Get a good amount of floral, along with grapefruit, orange, and mango. Some sweet malt presence as well. Not as resinous in the aroma as a lot of fresh hop beers. Unlike what the aroma would lead you to believe, the taste starts with a crisp, resinous bitterness. I knew Floyds wouldn’t disappoint in the bitterness category. Bites at the tongue. Then in the middle get some floral, mango, and grapefruit notes, as well as some toast, bread, and carmel from the malt. The finish really balances the bitterness with a sweet, creamy, piney, fruity finish. Getting lots of sweet floral, orange, mango, grapefruit, carmel, and toast. No alcohol at all. Dry bitterness lingers on the palate. Nice carbonation in the beginning then get a creamy, oily mouthfeel at the end. High medium body. Well done ipa and really shows off the great qualities of hops. Three Floyds delivers again.

Photo of Jaycase
3.96/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: copper with 2 finger white head. the latter recedes leaving behind frothy lacing.

s: piney hops & loads of citrus (grapefruit, orange, mango)

t: slightly bitter hops come first transitioning into mellow wave of citrus & ending with some maltiness

m: slightly juicy though not as much as other wet hop IPAs I've had. med-high carbonation dry finish

o: Decent harvest ale but definitely not among the best I've had. Unfortunately the taste is muted in comparison to the nice aroma.

Photo of carmike813
4.66/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Broo Doo was poured from a 22oz bomber into a pub glass. This is the epidome of the FFF taste profile. Excellence...

Appearance - Hazy copper that hold a terrific 1 1/2 inch head with solid lacing on the glass to the bottom.

Smell - Piney nose right up front with a soft bit of orange citus hoppy aroma. You know this is FFF right away.

Taste - soft bitter hops, citra up front with a very smooth slight malt bill, its a crisp break from start to finish with no aftertaste - so drinkable its almost a perfect summer beer

Mouthfeel - oily ... feels heavy but the crisp finish sums up the beer

I could drink this beer consistently, the bomber went down easily with no problem - cant wait to drink again

Photo of stvanderwoude
4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Broo Doo is all about the dank hops. A punch of spicy, herbal, oily hops from the nose to the finish. One of the most pungent IPAs I've ever tasted. If you love the upfront, earthy qualities of wet hop ales, then this is your beer. I really enjoyed it for what it is: an unadulterated expression of raw hop goodness.

Photo of PorterLambic
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A 650ml bottle from Nov. 2012 drunk 10 months later.

The somewhat gentle pour brings forth the sound of soda, a fizzing head like Pepsi. The head is quite big, 2" at least in a standard pint glass with only a 3/4 of liquid. It recedes fairly quickly but leaves a series of chunky, off-tan lumps of foam behind and the remnants of lace. The beer itself is cloudy though light still gets through if only in reduced amounts. An orange color with medium brown throughout.
Smell is hoppy, malt, spices, dark brown sugar with all the molasses overtones, with whiffs of floral and citrus and a touch of nut. Good balance.
Taste is very similar. Hops, malt, dark brown sugar (sweet & molasses), floral, citrus and some spices, mostly pepper and ginger. Phenomenal balance.
Medium bodied, medium+ effervescence, warming late and slightly drying. This is some good beer. Like a grown up version of an IPA, matured and in its prime. I wonder if a year of sitting caused it or the folks in Munster had it like this right out the door? Who the hell cares, it's great.

Photo of schwemjw
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Big white bubbled head on a hazy dark orange.

S: Perfume. very aromatic. Mango, sourdough bread with a huge kick of citrus. Oranges with a large amount of fresh pine. Very floral.

T: Floral white honey suckle. Orange, sweet honey and toast. Reminds me of orange marmalade. Bitter pine and even more mouth puckering lemon zest. Mouthwatering. Caramel in the end with mandarin orange.

M: Medium bodied, very drinkable with a dry finish.

O: This drinks very easy, almost sessionable. Bursting with flavor. Pretty balanced though between the hops and malt. Just bitter enough on the finish. /94

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Three Floyds BrooDoo Harvest Ale. "A seasonal ale that glorifies American hops. BrooDoo is brewed using fresh green "wet" hops picked right from the vine and put into our beer vats, from vine to brewhouse in one day! BrooDoo also uses the best American malt money can buy. Enjoy!"

What do troll dolls in sailor suits, princesses, unicorns and rainbows have to do with a Three Floyds Harvest Ale? Perhaps it's best not to ask.

Slightly hazy, golden hued, slim, off-white head.

Aroma, grassy hops, citric hops, tropical hops, hoppy hops. Bright, bitter, and lovely.

Taste: All that and more on board the palate. Fresh, bitter, fruity, and juicy. Medium bodied, long, bitter finish. Just enough malt to hold the balance, but plenty of room for the fresh hops to shine. A touch of sweetness creeps out, but pithy, citric, little bit o'piney bitter hops hold center stage.

I like this one, but I'm thinking I had this bottle too late in the game, for it seems the freshness should have been more forward, more pronounced. Still good, still delicious, however, it feels a touch faded, if only from 3 to 4 months time.

Photo of creal92
4.07/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Had an apricot tinge. Nice white head that dissipated fairly quickly. Foam retention on glass once I started to drink it.

Smell: Had a strong citrus orange smell with pine notes. Smelled strongly of alcohol.

Taste: Quickly took over my palate with a strong floral presence. Juicy at first and then dries out. Taste similar to drinking orange juice, but with a strong alcohol after taste.

Mouth feel: Strong alcohol presence makes your tongue tingle at first, but goes down smoothly leaving a slight burn.

Got this beer for my birthday from a friend. I enjoyed drinking it and would rate it as a 4.

Photo of SerialHiker
3.64/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a deep golden apricot…fluffy, cloud-like off white head formed and a finger width remains…dense color, not overly transparent, though I can see tons of bubble action when I look close…good looking brew…(4/5)

Smell: Got earthy/piney hops aroma as I poured it, very hop forward…when I stick my nose in the glass, I get tons of (mouthwatering!) robust earthy/piney/musty/resinous hops mixed with strong caramel/toffee malt aromas…sweet and some mild citrus (orange, mandarin)…it’s nice, but I fear the hops have lost a bit of life over the past few months, leaving the sweet caramel/toffee malt to dominate…side note, I definitely get a little bubblegum, tropical fruitiness from the inside of the bottle…(3.75/5)

Taste: Much like the nose, wet hops abound…tons of robust/musty/earthy/piney/resinous hops flavor up front followed by sweet caramel malts…the flavor is somewhat robust but not overly exotic or dynamic…this brew certainly doesn’t have the same life that I normally find from FFF…it has their classic sweet/caramel malt flavor, but lacks in the zesty citrus flavors that I normally expect from them…I do get a touch of lemony citrus bitterness, but it’s faint and certainly could be more…rather straight forward and somewhat plain…(3.5/5)

Mouthfeel: Medium body…light to medium carbonation brings a hint of lemon/citrus bitterness…chewy, smooth, a touch dry in the finish…the feel is really the liveliest part of the brew and saves it from mediocrity…(4/5)

Overall: This is a good brew, but I’m sadly thinking it’s lost a step over the last 4 months as Broo Doo wss bottled in October...the hops flavor is not zesty, lively or fresh and barely hangs on to the sweet caramel malts that dominate the flavor at this point…it’s good and drinkable, but just leaves my palate wanting…I’ve had other IPA’s (Clown Shoes Supa Hero being one) that were a bit aged, caramel malt dominant, but where the citrus hops, or any hops for that matter, still were apparent and influential in the overall flavor…I’m a huge fan of Three Floyds and would put that brewery up there with the best and maybe only second to Bell’s (born and raised in MI), but this brew was a bit disappointing…I wouldn’t recommended rushing to the store in Michigan City, IN where I got this from, but I would try it again next fall when it was a lot fresher…(3.5/5)

Photo of KFBR392
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Copper orange color. About a finger worth of head on a pretty decently aggressive pour. Decent lacing on the glass. Not as much carbonation throughout as I would have hoped. May be attributed to slightly thicker texture.

Smell: Definitely getting a lot of the wet hops here. Really bright and full of tropical citrus. A very little bit of the alcohol is picked up here, but only adds a layer of complexity rather than being offensive. Just a ton of bright hops.

Taste: Some of the wet hops were going due to this being a Fall release but the overall character was still very strong. The front of this beer is orange peel, sweet hops, caramel, and bright fruits. The wet hops really carry the body of this beer. Hops just blast the palette and really do some damage in a wonderful way. Three Floyds has a very distinct hop crisp feeling which I believe is prevalent in all their beer, namely Alpha King, Gumballhead, and Pride and Joy. Its almost a honey tartness but seems to be their calling card.

Mouthfeel: Really does a number on the palette. Dryness from the hops also plays a role with a molasses caramel sweetness.

Overall: If you blind folded me and gave me this brew I feel like I could identify it as a Three Floyds brew. A lot of their characteristics shine here. Certainly worth a try if you see a bottle around.

Photo of hungarianwax
3.85/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Golden brown and lightly toasted looking. 1in head initially dies to .25in light and foamy head with a slight green tint in light.

S: Faint wet hop scent, fresh smelling.

T: Fruity wep hop character. Hops are not overwhelming. Well balanced and easy to drink.

M: Light carbonation. Body is light but with a deceptive thickness that is masked by the beer's drinkability. Pleasant aftertaste.

Overall 4
In-style 4.5

Photo of mtbdonn
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Received from by buddy Scott out in IL.
A-Pours a slightly hazy orange w/ a nice finger or so of head; excellent lacing and carbonation.
S-Extremely fresh, hoppy aroma w/ strong notes of sweet pineapple and underlying pine, hint of malts and floral.
T-Flavor has grapefruit, light hops and sweet crystal malts, moderate bitterness, and dry pine on the backside.
M-Medium bodied, ending slightly dry and remarkably clean.
O-Very nice! It stuck to my mouth and left a very nice aftertaste. It did finish a bit bitter then expected; a very nice IPA by the Floyds!

Photo of sleuthdog
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2012 vintage poured into FFF Teku glass

Pour: This is a beautiful dark copper-orange color that is hazy. There is a 2 finger off white head with significant lacing evident. Tons of tiny bubbles rising to the surface.

Smell: Wow what a huge hit of sweet candy like hops hit at first. Very typical of FFF with the tropical notes of orange, grapefruit, mango and pineapple. This is quickly followed by a resin/grass and floral hops.

Taste: Interesting as the taste has more resinous hops than the nose would suggest. Pine at first but I also am getting the tropical somewhat with orange and grapefruit. A bit more bitter than I remember other FFF offerings to be but quite good.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. This is oily and slick covering the palate with a bit of stickiness.

Overall: Once again FFF has met my expectations with Broo Doo. This is once again one of their yearly releases that I will seek out to enjoy again.

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.81/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

650 mL bottle poured into a chalice.

Appearance - Hazy orange body with an ample white head. Sticky foam clings inside the glass.

Smell - Musty pine hops. Resiny with some grapefruit notes. Lacks the hop presence of other Three Floyds IPAs.

Taste - Similar in hop profile to the nose, with a cracker malt flavor. Bitter in the finish and dry.

Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation and fairly bitter, but still easy drinking.

Overall - While better than most IPAs, it's a little disapppointing. Looking for a juicier hop profile, but this falls just slightly flat compared to regular release from Three Floyds.

Broo Doo from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 1,658 ratings.