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Broo Doo - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 437
Hads: 1,668
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 8.08%
Wants: 377
Gots: 165 | 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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Reviews: 437 | Hads: 1,668
Photo of malcontent
4.56/5  rDev +8.3%
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. (876 characters)

Photo of jsh420
4.57/5  rDev +8.6%
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 (528 characters)

Photo of Beerdregs
4.57/5  rDev +8.6%
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). (457 characters)

Photo of davey101
4.57/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle into a FFF .5L glass. Thanks HopsMatt!

A - Pours a hazy dark amber/orange body. Two finger off white head forms and settles into a thick cap and edging. Fantastic lacing and retention. Simply a gorgeous beer.

S - Cotton candy sweet hops lead into some grass, grapefruit and herbal bitterness. Plenty of caramel malt. Its so beyond tropical that it comes off as candy like. Such an intoxicating aroma.

T - Sweet mango candies, juicy grapefruit, caramel mats, and pine. A light bitterness cuts through all the sweetness. Insanely delicious.

M - Medium bodied and creamy, spot on carbonation. Alcohol is not noticeable. Super drinkable.

O - I think I just found my new favorite we hop ale. I wasn't expecting much considering its age, but its drinking phenomenally. Just a candy sweet cotton candy/grapefruit bomb. (829 characters)

Photo of MrMcGibblets
4.57/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

wow, was i excited to see a new 3Fs fresh hop ipa at the store, and it lived up to my expectations. pours an almost clear amber with a nice creamy white head and no visible sediment. aroma was very flowery and fresh with some notes of tropical fruit, honeyed malt and citrus. fucking phenomenal bouqet on this. taste was well-balanced between the moderately sweet malts and medium bitterness, with the aromas carrying through in the mouth along with some caramel. juicy hops. very smooth, well-integrated bitterness with a medium-long finish. a bit of astringency is the only negative quality perceived. mouthfeel was light to medium and nice and frothy. great drinkability at this low abv and high complexity, it's too bad this is not sold in sixers. definitely one of the best wet/fresh hop beers i've had. (808 characters)

Photo of ncvbc
4.57/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours clear and bright amber in color. Good, steady carbonation in big bubbles and a nice creamy white head atop that settles to a ring. Smell is quite lovely. Very fresh, juicy, citrusy hops blanketed by a malt sweetness. Quite inviting. Taste is also great. Hops are very present but very well balanced by a caramel malt flavor. Very juicy again. A nice biscuity flavor lingers with some bitterness in the finish. It's crisp and refreshing but seems more full thanks to the wet hops. Has a creamy texture that is just great. Thirst quenching beer. That's what this is. Session material in my book. Give me more!

Thanks to lightindarkness for this in the UGLY Duckling BIF (674 characters)

Photo of nrbw23
4.57/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Pours a golden orange color with a nice white head that goes away fairly quickly.

S- Amazing hop aroma! It's got all bases covered. Oily, resinous pine, citrus, tropical fruit. Very very nice.

T- Caramel malts present itself as a solid base. There's also a touch of biscuity pale malts. Hops come across the palate much more grassy than the aroma. The grassiness is accompanied by a sturdy bitterness. The sweet fruitiness is still there but not near as prevelant as in the nose. Subtle pine on the swallow.

M- Medium in body and the perfect amount of carbonation. Slightly oily and covers the tongue well.

D- All day for this one. A solid brew with great taste. (670 characters)

Photo of auroracrisis
4.57/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This year I have been really liking the harvest ales. The Founders one just blew me away so I decided to give this one a try, even though it is probably going to be a shadow of what it once was, I couldn't pass it up. Poured from the bomber into my GI pint glass.

Pour reveals a copper orange colored murky body with a two finger stone white head. Less than aggressive lacing as the beer is drank but still remains apparent.

Smells excellent! I am surprised since this brew is atleast a couple months old and was sitting on the shelves warm. Lots of light grapefruity citrus like hops in the nose of it that have a bit of sweetness to them.

Taste is pretty good. Everything that is in the smell is there with a little bit of caramel malts. Glad this one had some shelf life to it!

Mouthfeel is almost spot on for what the style should be like. Medium bodied with moderately light carbonation. Drinkability is definitely this beers strong suit since it has a lot of flavor and a low ABV. I could pound this all night.

Another excellent beer form Three Floyds. Never knew why I second guessed getting this, it's excellent even when not so fresh! (1,149 characters)

Photo of boralyl
4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Many thanks to GrittyMug345 for hooking me up with a bottle of this in the BA Secret Santa BIF.

A - Pours a big creamy off-white head that's got great retention and leaves plenty of lacing. The beer is a medium golden-orange with lots of visible carbonation.

S - Citrus, bubble gum, and cotton candy. This is one of the most unique aromas I've gotten from a harvest ale.

M - Medium in body with active carbonation that fits it well.

T - The malts certainly take a back seat in this beer. Some bitterness up front followed by light citrus, cotton candy and bubble gum, just like the nose. A grapefruit character rounds off the flavors along with some nice bitter notes.

Unique hop flavors and aromas make this a very delicious and interesting harvest ale. Don't let the cute label fool you, this is an excellent, bold beer! (827 characters)

Photo of pkalix
4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bubble gum aromas on the nose.....?
super nice fruit and florals.... I see someone else else noted the bubble gum too? I thought that was weird. only got the distinct bubble gum off the great Belgians before....
what a great brew. special thanks to the guy who sent me this one... some great brews all around the country. too bad we have to dupe the shipping industry to get 'em there... (387 characters)

Photo of tmitch75
4.59/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an orangy amber color. Thick, fluffy white head.

Bursting with resiny hop aroma with earthy spruce and grapefruit. The aroma is fresh and full. Fantastic.

Malty toffee flavor is quickly interrupted with powerful grassy spruce and grapefruit. It tastes like I imagine a huge hop flower would taste.

Mouthfeel is oily and thick - in a very good way.

The fresh hops really accentuate the wonderfully full and fresh hoppy taste. Enough malt for a sufficiently balanced hop explosion. (489 characters)

Photo of HoboAGoGo
4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Don't think I'd consider this an IPA, don't think Three Floyds considers this an IPA either. I've had this one a bunch of times, but I felt it was high time that I finally reviewed it. Ok, here we go.
Pours into the big ol' pint glass with a dark red body, orange is in there, but also very rusty. There is a tan, rusty head sitting atop the beer, thin bubbling. Nose is of hops. Really, that's about it. Oily, piny, fruity hops, more of a piny hop than any kind of fruity hops, but there is still a little bit of fruit in there. Mouth is of hops. Slick, piny, oily, bitter, delicious hops, I even detect a little bit of grassy floral hops invited as well. Despite the fact you can smell this beer from a good two feet off the glass, it is quite drinkable, it isn't too strong in alcohol and the hops don't sting like some hop bombs I've had. I want more, but I think I killed their supply last time I went in. (911 characters)

Photo of Puddintane
4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Let me start by saying that in my opinion this is about as good as an IPA can get. Pours a beautiful golden amber with small white head. Pine needles immediately explode to the forefront in the aroma followed by tremendous amounts of floral notes. The taste can be summed up by just saying Hoptastic, pine and grapefruit...juicy hops. Not quite as good in a bottle but absolutely delicious nonetheless, If I could drink this fresh year round I would be a very happy man! (470 characters)

Photo of aglose45
4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to tifosichris for bringing this one back from Indy!

A: Poured a beautiful, light golden-brown color, with a pleasantly frothy, off-white head.

S: The nose is full of tropical fruits from the hops, more specifically tart apricots and peaches, with maybe some passionfruit? .. or atleast what I think passionfruit should smell like!

T: The taste follows the nose, and is super tart, I love it. Great hop flavor gives way to a nice maltyness, caramel, before finishing with a nice dry, bitter, pine hop flavor.

M: Light to medium with an average amount of hop resin left in the mouth.

D: I assume I am having this beer at least 4-6 weeks after it was bottled, and it is still freakin' delicious! What I think sets it apart from other IPA's is that the hop flavor is more tropical, and not just your typical grapefruit, orange and pine. Fantastic beer from the midwest! (878 characters)

Photo of brentk56
4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Pours a fairly clear amber color with a sturdy head that leaves some nice lace around the pint glass

Smell: Lovely combination of pineapple and pink grapefruit

Taste: After a nod to the biscuit, we are off in the direction of hop juice, with pink grapefruit and pineapple arriving full blast; after the swallow, the profile balances out with a nice biscuity malt profile perfectly offseting the bitter flavors

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Unsurpassable for the style; just hits all the buttons for a top class IPA

Thanks, rhinos00, for the opportunity (603 characters)

Photo of corby112
4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a cloudy dark golden orange color with golden burnt orange hues when held to a light source and a two finger frothy, pillowy off-white yellowish head that slowly fades into a lasting cap that coats the glass with chunks of soapy lacing.

Floral earthy hop aroma with a very strong citrus presence as well as some earthy pine notes and a caramel malt backbone with some biscuit/graham cracker notes. Dank resinous hop oils are prominent with citrus lemon and orange peel and a large pine character. The smell of this beer makes me salivate. One of the better smelling harvest ales I've encountered.

Floral earthy hops up front with a strong citrus presence. hints of grapefruit as well as orange and lemon peel. This beer is incredibly fresh and the dank oily hops provide the perfect dry yet sweet mouthfeel with a nice balance of floral notes and earthy dry pine. The mouthfeel is on the lighter end of medium body but has a slight creaminess that increases the drinkability dramatically. Subtle caramel malt backbone with hints of biscuit and graham cracker provide a nice balance but do not interfere with the hoppy goodness in the least bit. Very slight alcohol warmth is the finish but other wise the ABV is very well masked. As mentioned above this beer should be consumed fresh when it's bursting with amazing sweet, dry bitter hoppy flavor. Dangerously drinkable and probably the best harvest ale I've ever had. Highly recommended. (1,447 characters)

Photo of kkleu357
4.6/5  rDev +9.3%

From notes on 1/11/14

Lite golden color. Very clear. Nice fresh hoppy smell. Some pine aroma too. Great refreshing taste. Nice taste of hops. Great bitterness. This beer is awesome. (182 characters)

Photo of BrewUSA
4.62/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

ThreeFloyds Broodoo This 7% American #IPA pours an Apricot Amber Opaque Orange color~ Aroma is a piney citrus heaven with a touch of cotton candy, soap and tropical flavors on the tip, almost as if they brewed it for aroma alone~ moderate body, great carbonation, a touch sticky and fairly creamy~ Wow, I haven't got to taste yet.... Such a JUICY citrus dank wet hop burst! Refreshing and satisfying, taste is everything in the aroma plus... Lemon, Grapefruit, Earthiness, honey, banana and a bit of caramel/toffee~ Every sip I take is like a juicy citrus bomb! What a delight~ My only knock is an unfair one, Im biased against IPA's because I feel as though they are soapy, bitter and taste like cat pee smells~ That said, this is delicious and Juicy! Overall: 9.4 (765 characters)

Photo of peabody
4.62/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a filtered yellow/orange with two fingers of foamy white suds. Lacing here.
Smell is piney hoppy and fruity. Burns the nose so the yeast is here also. Wonderful smell, like a good Pliny.
Taste is bitter but with hints of grapefruit and mango. The flavors come and go here and all are wonderful.
Mouthfeel is good here also. No alcohol at all detected so far and the finish doesn't dissapoint. Oily and dry and a clean finish that makes you want another sip.
Drinkability is very high here. I love this beer, too bad it's not on the menu all year long. (561 characters)

Photo of CBlack85
4.62/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass

Pours a light golden copper color with orangish highlights. A fairly aggressive pour produced a huge off white head that recedes slowly, leaving behind sheets of sticky lacing.

The aroma is huge. The big hoppy aroma is comprised mainly of grapefruit and orange zest, with hints of pineapple and some floral notes as well. If you can get past the hops you will find a nice bready malt aroma with some caramel notes as well.

The flavor follows the nose quite closely. The hops are on full display, with huge amounts of grapefruit, orange, and some mango and pineapple as well. There is just the slightest bit of bitterness in the finish. The malt profile is bready and sweet, just big enough to provide balance, but in no way big enough to detract from the show that the hops are putting on. Medium body and moderately carbonated, with a slightly dry finish. Very drinkable.

Just a terrific beer. Easily one of my favorite IPA's. (976 characters)

Photo of JamesS
4.64/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a nice mid-copper color with great initial head and some decent lacing. Very strong hoppy scent, extremely bitter in the nose, but with a nice malt backing to keep it from being hop water; aroma like it's been extra hopped during fermentation; mostly citrus aroma with a slight pine undertone. Nice deep malty flavor, very citrusy with some nice floral hints, and with more pine tastes as it warms up; a good deep malt to go with it, slight hints of caramal. Goes down fine, with just a bit of roughness from all the hops. Great pale ale, a bomber isn't too much for one person with this brew. (599 characters)

Photo of Homebrew35
4.65/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From memory while on our beercation.
Served in a pint glass with two fingers worth of thick and creamy white head, slightly hazy golden body. Good retention and lacing.

Smells amazing, citrus and floral hops with some piney notes mixed in. Carmel sweetness shows through as it warms up.

Tastes like orange juice mixed with piney hops. Wow! Very oily and dank. Some sweet malts are present but not enough to keep it balanced, it is an IPA after all made by FFF, yum.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. A very sticky, oily, piney resinous finish.

Overall I enjoyed this one quite. Very complex and flavorful.
$5 or 6 can't remember. (652 characters)

Photo of maxcoinage
4.65/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured bomber into tulip, with a nice inch and a half head that took it's time to settle down while leaving some great lacing on the glass. Color is light golden with a slight orange hue.

Aroma is full of citrus fruits--orange, grapefruit, lemon, some pine, and floral notes

Taste is so good! sweet malt and strong hop flavor. Many of the same aspects of the aroma were noticeable in the flavor. A little bit of spice and a slight bitter finish

Mouthfeel - medium carb and body, crisp and somewhat dry

Overall this is a fantastic wet hopped ale. I had no problem putting the bomber down, which is nice - sometimes I hate having 9/10% ABV bombers. I will look forward to this release next year. (697 characters)

Photo of beerwolf77
4.65/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've been eyeing this guy everytime I open the fridge. I finally couldn't wait any longer. Poured into my pint glass the beer is a bright orange gold hue. The off white head blasts a full three fingers high. It's so thick and dense you could cut it with a knife. The retention is otherworldy. I swear I waited a full five minutes for it to fade. After settling I'm left with huge webs of lace that look like horror movie cob webs.

The aroma is absolutely fantastic. Super fruity pineapple, oranges, grapefruit and apricots. The hops are piney but not super over the top piney. I'm not sure how it's possible to be so sweet and fruity and sour at the same time. Three Floyds does some amazing things with hops. Some light malt sneaks in after warming just to let you know it's still present.

The flavor is just as fruity as the nose. Insane juicy fruit sweetness is battled by sour piney hops. The malt is slighlty more of a presence in the taste. It's a very nice mix of the two oposing forces. Although the mighty hop wins out in the end.

Medium body with moderate carbonation.

Overall FFF has hit another grand slam in my opinion. This beer is superb in all facets. If it's not normal then I don't want to ever be normal. I could drink a parade of bombers of this golden nectar. (1,288 characters)

Photo of manahansf
4.65/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a semi-hazy but glowing orange/copper color. The brew is topped with a thin but creamy white head which dissipated quickly. Out of the glass flows a fruity and citrusy hop aroma. The flavor starts with a nice sweet undertone of malt and then a juicy citrus hop bitterness takes over. Slightly tart but overall a well balanced beer. The body is smooth and mild accented with moderate carbonation. Finishes sweet and juicy and fades into a tart end. Leaves behind a thick cake of sediment. (493 characters)

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