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Broo Doo - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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463 Reviews
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Reviews: 463
Hads: 1,774
Avg: 4.23
pDev: 18.68%
Wants: 382
Gots: 205 | FT: 8
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: 463 | Hads: 1,774
Photo of Sparty1224
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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.

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Photo of dcloeren
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
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

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Photo of nlmartin
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

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Photo of SteveB24
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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.

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Photo of cjohns73
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a tulip. Pale gold, slight haze, wicked head with very fine bubbles. Fairly thick halo hangs around. Lacing looks like a humpback whale cresting. Orange and pine on the nose. The hop flavor is warm enveloping. Taste has a nice bitter backend.

Kept trying to figure out how this tastes like a wet hop IPA, then what a wet hop IPA is supposed to taste like. Don't care. Great beer.

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Photo of brewcrew76
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

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Photo of FightingEntropy
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

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Photo of hooliganlife
4.52/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

poured from a 22oz into imp pint glass

poured hazy yellow with a hint of amber. smell was quite hoppy with tons of citrus notes, grapfruit comes to mind. The taste was very balanced with the wet hops dominating. slight biscuit flavor from the malts. slightly carbonated and left beautiful head retention. with the lower ABV, this is one sessionable ipa. I drank this way quicker than I wanted to so I had to get some more. I wish this was available year round.

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4.52/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A rocky liht tan two finger head develops with lots of active fat popping bubbles. Leaves only slight scattered lace. Body is a deep amber orange. Nose is a huge hoppy floral explosion with lots of fresh sweet citrus rind notes and some prickley coriander and rich pine. Creamy hop notes jump on the tongue with an array of nicely balanced bitter and sweetness. This tasty blend is a mix of minerals, pine notes, dandilions and citrus zest. Fresh hops are very juicy and refreshing. Mouthfeel is a soft bitter hue with a hint of sweetness. Ranks up there with the best of the style. Super drinkable.

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Photo of brewskis
4.52/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

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Photo of Keffa
4.52/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Live review.

22oz bomber poured into a Duvel tulip.

A: Pours a bright and clear copper orange, 3 finger whitish head lasts for a couple minutes settling into a full cap and leaves copious lacing. Really doesn't get much better for the style.

S: Well, I'm betting this is going to be hoppy... duh. All out hop aroma, with some bready, almost toasted like malt behind it all. Literally everything I could want in an aroma though: Floral, grassy, pineapple, grapefruit, pine, some herbal pungency behind those. Fantastic, though not the best I've ever smelled.

T: And... not nearly as bitter as I expected, but FANTASTIC flavor. Starts off a bit fruity and a little bit pithy, then transitions into an extremely nice bitterness that lingers into that bready malt and back into those fruity hops. Alcohol is very well masked. I'm surprised that the bitterness isn't higher than it is.

M: Lighter side of medium, carbonation is spot on, oily, finishes decently long and dry. Bitterness sticks around.

O: Very, very little to knock here. Superb beer, one I will look for every year.

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Photo of kaips1
4.52/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

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Photo of yamar68
4.53/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to cfrances33 for this one!

Beautiful beer... warm golden body topped with a milky two fingers of dense head, perfect lacing, loads of pinpoint beading.

Massive hop profile - sappy pine notes, sweet mellow citrus qualities, thick mango character, not noticeably bitter on the nose, very inviting.

Sweet orange flesh hops up front, some pine resin beneath that, any contributing malt qualities are overshadowed by a wide range of well balanced hop flavors, another great example of how much hops can contribute without overwhelming the palate.

Great stuff.

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Photo of CurtisLoew
4.53/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought at three cellars in south milwaukee.

Pours a DEEP orange/yellow color. So deep that it really doesn't change through the light. The opposite of clear, whatever that is... perfectly cloudy? AMAZING colour! What is the score above perfect? Looks like fresh hop syrup... incredible.

Smells of fresh hops, mango, grapefruit. This is the smell of the model ipa.

Taste is incredible clean. Amazing IPA. All the juicy hop greatness you want, with none of the off flavors put off by various other IPAs. Great stuff. Could drink multiple bottle of this, even considering it comes in bombers.

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Photo of ElizabethCraig
4.53/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had Broo Doo on tap at 3 Floyds on 9/29/2011

I was excited to see how a fresh hopped beer may taste, though I'm not particularly a 'hop head'. I was not disappointed.

The appearance was a clear medium amber with a microfoam head, I didn't get a clear color from the head, probably because I was too excited to try it!

Pineapple and Orange dominated the scent, oddly enough I got none of what I'd consider a 'hoppy' scent from this at all.

The taste! .. Exceptional... Lightly bitter, pineapple/orange citrus. Sweet sweet hops taste - no bitter that I could pick up until it had warmed a bit. Medium body, low carbonation.

Intensely drinkable even for those of us who aren't the biggest hop fans - The bitter peeks out as it warms and this continues to be delightful as it warms! I'm a fan of this and my husband and I will likely pick up a bomber locally to cellar (as oxymoronic as that sounds for a 'fresh hopped' beer, I s'pose!)

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Photo of orbitalr0x
4.54/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

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Photo of badbeer
4.54/5  rDev +7.3%
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!

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Photo of blakesell
4.54/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

3 Floyds Harvest Ale

Poured from the 22oz bottle into a Belgian goblet. Relatively fresh, was bought in March this year.

Appearance- Beer pours cloudy and amber golden with a finger of creamy white head, and ample lacing on the sides of the glass. Beer appears to be a bit red when held to the light, the cloudiness is something of a surprise as there is likely no wheat to be found. It may be unfiltered I guess.

Smell- Oh Bobby. This sweet hop nectar comes leaping from the glass straight into my nose. Grapefruit and pear upfront. So rich, the comments on the bottle call it the finest American malts which I pawned off as a catch phrase, but it actually smells like they are using fine quality malt here, maybe not 2 row, maybe maris otter for this one. The grapefruit here smells fresh and I think this beer would be fine for breakfast.

Taste- Now here is our cream filled crumpet. The citrus is upfront quickly followed by a pine and grapefruit chaser with a wonderful smoothness that coats the tongue and mouth instantly. Malt is very even and balanced, slightly buttery. The finish is smooth and slightly sweet with an excellent hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel- Spicy, creamy, medium high in carbonation (it tried to gush but we were quick on the pour), medium full bodied, very tasty.

Drinkability- Very smooth and drinkable, the hop bitterness is amazingly balanced and 3 floyds is living up to their great expectations that everyone knows that they deliver with.

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Photo of stvanderwoude
4.54/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

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Photo of bobhits
4.54/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter the golden orange color, 2 inches of white head, and cloudy body entices. A very light pale ale? Oh what the heck lets just call it a harvest ale and forget trying to pick a style. This is still on the light side of colors, thinner on the head than some with a good density.

The smell is of citrus hops, fresh and citrus hints of lemon and grape fruit. A touch of caramel malt is subtle and well in the back ground, a clear sign this isn’t imperial.

The hops here don’t take on just the citrus but they take on a touch of funk and a good twang. I’d like to know what hops are used here. They remind me in part of the founders harvest, but these are at best just a blend with a few similarities. This actually as a flavor that as someone pointed out is a lot like “cat piss” though this was followed by “give me the cat piss beer” so don’t think of this has a bad thing. The malt here balances things well for hop powered beer without the malt pushing things to the sweeter levels.

There is so much hop favor here backed by just the right amount of malt to leave things wonderfully hoppy without getting too bitter to make it off putting. The body and the abv leave thins wonderful!

10 bucks a bottle? God I hate that recommend a beer this over priced, but it is a MUST try for anyone who has an interest in hops. It is simply amazing beer as all the three floyds hoppy offerings.

L 4
S 5
T 4.5
M 4
O 4.5

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Photo of chicagoabbot
4.55/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Hard to fault this incredible beer. I think there must be some wheat mash in this, because the malt is crisp but with some zing. The hop profile is excellent, plenty of fruity citrus up front and a sharp malt backbone. Mouthfeel is perfect. Recommended.

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Photo of KillerJigger
4.56/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Small white head with a great floral nose. Taste is floral yet just barely bitter w a clean to sweet finish. Damn perfect!! I highly recommend this beer!

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Photo of malcontent
4.56/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Bright orange to amber body with only the smallest amount of snow white head.

Hints of strawberry and apricots lace an exceptionally fresh, citrus hop nose. Like ruby red grapefruit with generous portions of malt thrown in. Soft brown sugar clings to a rich caramel scent. Beautiful.

So much more subtle than the average 3F's hop-themed brews. The wet hops are delicate and floral with only the softest grapefruit pith. The hops are absorbed perfectly into a fabulously balanced malt sweetness. Hint of candied fruit push into yet another burst of rich malt on the finish. Complex, refreshing and a joy to drink.

Medium bodied with a good deal of mouthfilling bubbles but with a touch of wateriness toward the middle. The high alpha acid really ties up the loose ends, however. Overall, totally drinkable and a prime example of the Floyds' brewing prowess in all its glory.

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Photo of jsh420
4.57/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

drank and reviewed on 10/24/09 but it was deleted for whatever reason

pours clear amber orange with a 1+ finger head that left some lacing

smell is powerful citrus tropical fruit hops

taste - wow - i think this beer gives sculpin/hopstoopid a run for their money - big on the tropical fruits with a good malt backbone - has a nice bitter aftertaste

mouthfeel is great - has a little bite and life to it yet not harsh

drinkability - if this beer is truely 5.5%abv - this has the best drinkability of any beer i have ever had

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Photo of Beerdregs
4.57/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a 22oz bomber. Light orange color with ample 1 to 1.5 finger head

S: copious amounts of apple-like hop aroma.

T: medium sweetness with hops all across the tastebuds that taste pretty consistent through the swallow.

M: medium bodied with an oily resinous mouthfeel. Plenty of carbonation.

O: excellent harvest ale. One of the best harvest ales on the market IMO. Will def. seek this out again the next time I'm in Indiana (probably never).

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Broo Doo from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 463 ratings.