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Broo Doo - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 438
Hads: 1,671
Avg: 4.22
pDev: 19.19%
Wants: 381
Gots: 172 | 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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Reviews: 438 | Hads: 1,671
Photo of ferrari29
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer poured from bottle into a Nonic shaped pint glass

A - Beer pours with a golden clear colored body; nice two finger+ head formed; well-carbonated; not much lacing formed on the glass though; head held very, very well; cool label

S - Rye; citrus pine notes; hop rinse blast to the nose; caramel malt; toasted pine nuts; hop smell is well-balanced and not overpowering, making the beer quite herbal; chamomile; floral; orange; grapefruit sourness

T - Caramel and roasted malt; strong pine taste; deep bitter hop blast; ginger flavor burn on the tongue; light floral and herbal flavors present themselves at the beginning of the sip, but turn to hop bitterness quickly

M - Dry taste; heavy hop-caramel malt aftertaste; way, way bitter; medium body; extremely bitter; kind of tart; also leaves behind a toasted bread taste

D - Did I mention that this is bitter? well, 3F did it again, made sure we weren't disappointed; might be hard to down for most newcomers to the beer community; if you're a hop kind of guy, this is right up your alley and something you can't miss; hop bomb

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Photo of Hojaminbag
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this bomber as one of many beers from Gcurlow in the Secret Santa BIF. Thanks Grant.

Broodoo has a hazy, golden-orange body with a soapy off-white head that doesn't have the greatest retention, but leaves some pretty good sheets of lacing.

The nose has a distinctive, juicy hop aroma with grapefruit and pineapple coming out, with a good biscuit aroma from the malt in the background.

A little bit of biscuit flavored malt comes through, but that is followed by a ton of hops. There is a bit of bitterness, but not too much. A bunch of grapefruit and a bit of pineapple. The slight biscuit flavor pops up again toward the finish. Overall, this is a pretty good American IPA.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly creamy, with just a touch of an oily feel toward the back end.

Broodoo has some pretty solid drinkability; a pretty good IPA for sure.

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Photo of Thingus
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Live tasting bomber courtesy of rmcnealy (THANKS!!) into Duvel tulip.

Appearance; pours a hazy orange/pale amber color with two fingers of bubbly straw colored head. Retention is ok, with the head falling over the course of several minutes. Lacing is good with a sticky foam clinging to the sides of the glass.

Smell; Broodoo opens with mellow pine, hints of honey and notes of citrus. Slight notes of caramel and toffee a well.

Taste; follows the aroma to a t, with a lingering pine bitterness that is quite subtle and not exceptionally bitter. A very well rounded brew, with mellow flavored all around.

Mouthfeel; Broodoo is medium bodied with crisp carbonation that really accents the finish and let's the subte bitterness hang around without being overwhelming.

Overall; a damn fine beer that I think may have been a bit more lively closer to its release, still it has held up quite well, and is much better than some fresh offerings I've had!!

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Photo of shivtim
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very solid IPA. Love the Treasure Troll motif.

Decanted into a Sweetwater pint. Nice rich golden/orange color. Very slight haze to it. Decent off-white head.
Nose is nice grassy hops.

Nice strong hop presence in the taste. Fresh grass, some pine. Lingering juicy hops.

Nice mouthfeel.

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Photo of sholland119
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a clear amber with ruby highlights, a thin white head and decent lacing.

S-Caramel malts with an undertone of citrus and earthy hops.

T-Medium caramel malt with a light citrus hop finish.

M-Medium bodied and dry.

D-Nicely drinkable. This probably has lost some hop character but it's still a fine beer.


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Photo of brew3crew
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In line at founders for CBS, thanks backfat!

A-hazy orange body with a white head that quickly disapates

S-good citra hop aroma. Better than I thought

T-follows the nose. Nice finish and very clean.

M-medium body and smooth

O-better than expected. Thanks backfat!

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Photo of ColdPoncho
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - light orange body. Slightly cloudy. Medium white head

S - grass and citrus pungent fruity hops. Nice hoppy thing here

T - fruity of the tropics. Touch bitter on he back. Nice profile

M - nice carbonation. Medium body

O - good tasty beer. FFF good job

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Photo of mattboyer182
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours an orange color with some haze and a finger of white head.

S - Smells floral. Grapefruit and pine. Smells earthy.

T - Good hops at first. Piney and bitter. It has a sweeter following. Finishes dry.

M - Medium bodied and decent carbonation.

O - My least favorite FFF IPA which tells you how good the others are.

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Photo of gory4d
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark orange with a tall, dense white head, lots of lacing. The smell is apricot, clover, pine, some alcoholic stringency. The taste is sweet summer fruit, grain, a long bitter finish. It's highly carbonated, medium in body. Drinks easy enough. A nice beer.

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Photo of spwalshesq
4/5  rDev -5.2%

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.

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Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz shared by azagthoth yesterday.

Pours a hazy light orange color (haziness is the only place the appearance lost points), 3/4" white head, good retention and good lacing. The foam was very thick and heavy, it slid down the sides of the glass like oil or something viscous.

Aroma is very resiny like it should be very bitter and sweet and malty. The hop smells were mostly piney with a touch of orange.

Flavor was alright only because the hops seem to be a bit subdued (possibly damaged in shipping or maybe the bottle is just a few months old). Good flavor regardless but not much bitterness left. Heavy on the pine, touch of citrus, very resiny.

Body is medium, possibly a bit on the heavy side for an IPA. Quite drinkable.

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Photo of THECPJ
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

reviewed from notes:
special thanks goes out to a BA but can not find my notes on who sent this one my way. so here is my Thank You.

appearance: golden orange with a finger white head

smell: citrus, hops, grass

taste: grass, hops, bitter, dry finish

mouthfeel: mild carbontion, medium body, crisp

drinkability: this is a good representation of a grassy IPA. would like to see out some more seasonals from Three Floyds.

the CPJ

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Photo of meatmallet
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Cloudy amber orange colored with an off white head.

Smell: Hops and caramel mix well with pine and grapefruit. There is an underlying spiciness also and another fruit I cant quite figure out. Mango?

Taste: Pine and hops up front with a definate caramel ending. The sweet malt flavor was very good but was not a bitter as I was expecting.

Mouthfeel/drinkability: Medium body and carbonation and a dry finish.

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Photo of WKyle
4.01/5  rDev -5%
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.

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Photo of alpinebryant
4.02/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very clear golden yellow with white lacing on the edges.
Strong Amarillo hop aromas coming out of the pour, grapefruit, citrus and lemon along with pale malt aromas.

Taste of amarillo, some earthy grass bitterness with grapefruit , citrus and orange rind. I also get a slight hint of peach in here which is nice. The one flavor I am not big on in this is the aftertaste which is very similar to earth. I guess with a harvest ale this is acceptable, I just think it could be a little more rounded out. Either way, I am definitely reminded of Alpha King and Gumballhead under a different label. Every time I blink I feel Three floyds comes out with another beer although somewhat similar to many of their other beers. Either way, cannot complain as most are very good. This one almost fits into that category, just something keeping it within arms reach of very good... maybe a little too dry on the finish.

Light mouthfeel and a medium carbonation, very drinkable, never would have guessed it weighs in at 7.0.

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Photo of drewba
4.02/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Hazed orange - it looks rich and viscous. Pours with a huge bubbly 2 finger head that craters and falls in a irregular fashion, but has very nice retention. The lacing sticks like glue on the sides of the glass.

S - Sweet lemon and mandarin orange, sweet/sticky resin & pine. This has some fresh-baked-bread malt action happening in the background. Finishes with fresh cut grass & and a semi-strange old grapefruit or something. Regardless of the strange grapefruit, the hops are coming out in full force on the nose.

T - This is one of those beers that packs all of its flavor right into the tip of your tongue, then other than a slight bitterness in the finish, has a relatively low aftertaste. Everything in the nose is apparent in the taste; lemon rind, mandarin orange, fresh grass, gobs of resin and more of that dingy grapefruit. There is some cracker-y and supersweet caramel malt action, but the hops have taken a resounding lead.

M - The mouthfeel is substantial; real thick body for an ipa with a lower tingling carbonation. It's bordering chewy; awesome.

O - This is a few months old and the hops are still alive. Broodoo has all the familiar characteristics of your standard ipa, but with some nice tweaks in mouthfeel and is without an overwhelming aftertaste. A solid fresh hopped light drinker.

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Photo of beerpirates
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottel poured into my cantilion tulip glass

Appearance: Cloudy amber orange colored with an off white head.

Smell: Hops and caramel mix well with pine and grapefruit. There is an underlying spiciness also and another fruit I cant quite figure out. Mango?

Taste: Pine and hops up front with a definate caramel ending. The sweet malt flavor was very good but was not a bitter as I was expecting.

Mouthfeel/drinkability: Medium body and carbonation and a dry finish.

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Photo of doucmehu
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber into Boulevard tulip. Bottle purchased the day it came in at $8.99, but apparently it was brewed a couple months ago? What's up with that?

A: Pours a beautiful rich golden color with some orange and mild haze. Head is moderate and creamy for an IPA, fairly bright white with average retention. Minimal lacing. This is beer is very inviting.

S: Sticky pine hops hit me first, followed by some sweet citrus and a hint of candied malt that increases as it warms. Telltale damp grass is there as well, reminding me this is a fresh hop ale.

T: Exactly as expected here, which is a good thing. Very dry pine hops with that fresh hop resin. Whenever fresh hops are done right, they do a nice job of reminding me of fresh cut grass early in the spring. This hits the mark, even though it has likely faded a bit.

M: Tight and resinous without being sticky like, say, Surly Wet. Lingers quite a while, with the bitterness hitting early and often.

O: This is a fantastic example of a wet hopped beer, and I it is too bad the price is high and distribution is spotty in my area. Three Floyd's never ceases to impress me with their hopped up ales. Well worth the purchase.

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Photo of Gobzilla
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured an opaque apricot peach orange with yellow highlights that had good retention and a white bubbly head but it didi leave a little lacing sticking to the glass.

S: It definitely had nice piney grassy hop character with good caramel malt presence along side slight citrus and some underlying booze.

T: the hop profile was pretty piney grassy like the nose with citrus grapefruit accents that help propel the bitter bite but it did have a good balance and sweetness from the caramel malts.

M: the brew was medium in body with a good amount of carbonation which had a sweet, citric, bitter hop, and sticky finish.

D: it drank really good but I'm glad that I was able to drink a more fresh version to compare how the hops have died out through time. Definitely a beer to try fresh.

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Photo of Bighuge
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Regal copper body. Thick, dense cap of dirty white froth. Retention and lace qualities are outstanding. Good nose of fruity hop goodnesss....tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple. Aroma is actually pretty delicate and refined. Flavor brings more of the same. Nice fruity hop qualities, but also a definite grassiness, which adds a little extra dimension. Nice resinous tones also backed up by a nice toffeeish malt backbone. Lightly carbonated and medium-full bodied. Bitterness makes itself known in a nice way. This is enjoyable.

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Photo of KickInTheChalice
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: Pours a mostly transparent full golden color with a hint of rosy pink. A 3 cm foamy white head forms on pouring, lingering and leaving lace splattered on the sides of the glass.

Smell: The aroma really jumps right out of the bottle. Candied hops, toffee, grapefruit, and some pine notes as well.

Taste: There is some malt presence here, but it is pretty much hops straight through. Tons of sweet, sticky pine and some lighter grapefruit overpowers the malt, which has a caramel sweetness of its own. It is bitter from start to finish, and a bitter aftertaste remains as well.

Mouthfeel: Tingly on the tongue from the brisk carbonation. A little bit of hop oil residue stays on the tongue and adds a slight astringency to the feel, but a light creamy smoothness is there as well. Medium bodied.

Drinkability: The wet hopped nature of this beer really shines through nicely, although overall the beer ends up a little bit one dimensional for my taste. Three Floyd's has put out so many hoppy beers with complex character that this one just seems simple. Not to say this is a bad beer; it is tough to describe, but the wet hops are noticeable in the fuller spectrum of hop flavor compared to a normal IPA made with pellets.

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Photo of blammasterj
4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed and reviewed: 12/10/10

Pours a hazy orange with one finger of dense sticky head.

Smell is of really juicy hops: grapefruit, mango, orange, orange juice, lemon rind, tropical, and really zesty.

The taste is much more balanced, but loses the complexity of the nose: I still get all of the citrus, but the juicy tropical fruits have faded. But, there is also a nice sweetness from the malts and a bit of honey in the middle.

The finish is long and bitter and oily and really sits on your taste buds. The finish is really nice, and with the thicker body, really ties this thing together. One of the better harvest ales that I've had and definitely the most balanced.

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Photo of spointon
4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this one on tap today at the FFF brewpub in Munster, IN.

A= This ale poured a slightly hazy dark orange copper color with a 1/2" tan head that quickly dropped to a thin cap. Lots of lace down my glass.

S= Truly and incredible aromatic experience. This ale was truly bursting with aromas of fresh hops, grass, pine, and citrus. That green "freshness" is hard to describe, but this beer is swimming in it.

T= Compared to the smell, quite a disappointment. There was a decent malt base underneath some solid hop bitterness, but there were some unpleasant features as well. I detected a moderately strong bitter taste that was neither pleasant nor was it normal for an IPA. I just could not find the words to describe the flavor of this bitterness, other that it was bad as opposed to good hop head bitterness.

MF= Medium bodied with a nice crisp carbonation feel.

D= I absolutely loved the aromas of this beer, so much that they practically carried the beer for me. The taste was 90% good and 10% off for me. Couldn't put my finger on quite what was wrong though. Overall, the good outweighs the bad on this one, its just not where it ought to be.

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Photo of drabmuh
4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I hate the label on this beer, stupid troll. Beer is slightly hazy and dark yellow in color. Not much of a head but what little head there is sticks to the glass. No lacing. Carbonation is low and made up of largish bubbles. Kind of boring looking honestly.

Smells like an IPA. Malty with a strong grapefruit hop backbone. Aroma is not in your face but its pretty appropriate for the beer.

Beer is medium to low bodied, there is a slight sweetness up front and a lot of bitterness in the back. There is some midpalate connectivity with the citrus / fruity hop flavors. This is a nice sessionable IPA. Slight sulfur in the second taste doesn't really detract from it much. Overall a good beer.

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Photo of david131
4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- An ever so slightly hazy copper liquid with a nice off white head. There is pretty good retention.

S- Some citrus, fruit including apricot, caramel, soap, and a huge load of flowers. Very aromatic and fragrant.

T- Very strange... for as potent as this smells, it is not nearly as flavorful as you would think. It is slightly bitter and very very clean. There is no depth to the flavor... not that it is a problem, just very strange.

M- Very smooth and clean. The cleanest beer I have ever had actually.

D- A surprisingly drinkable beer. It looks meaty, smells meaty, but drinks easy. Very strange and tasty. Worth a try for sure.

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Broo Doo from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 438 ratings.