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Broo Doo - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 1,360
Reviews: 414
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 361
Gots: 99 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-19-2006)
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

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3.5/5  rDev -18%

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3.5/5  rDev -18%

drevim, Nov 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

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3.5/5  rDev -18%

Stevie_Janowski, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of emmasdad
3.53/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Received this bottle as an extra in a recent trade, and shared it at a recent tasting. Poured a golden-orange color, with a little bit of a white head. Aromas of pine, citrus and sweet malt. On the palate, medium bodied, with flavors of nuts, caramel and light hops. Not a great beer, but a nice surprise.

emmasdad, Nov 15, 2010
Photo of jdskinns
3.53/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Tons of sediment in the bottom of a bomber. Split this one with a friend. Sweet bubblegum smell when poured in a glass. Started off mostly bitter with a slightly citrus, slightly sweet taste. Gets better as it warms, citrus taste really comes out and the unappealing bitterness fades. Not a bad beer overall, but there was a heavy spicyness that felt like I was drinking a shot of pepper with my beer. Very offputting.

jdskinns, Oct 23, 2009
Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.53/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed on 3/13/2010. Bottle thanks to alexsdad06. Pours a slightly hazy orange with a thick white head. Aroma of hop oils, citrus, grassy hops, caramel malt. Flavor of caramel malt, grassy hops, light citrus. Pretty decent IPA but not a favorite of mine.

LilBeerDoctor, Dec 23, 2010
Photo of Crass3000
3.55/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a real nice yellow in color. Can't see through the beer. Head was a tiny, white, and had little retention.

Smell is muted but seems to be tropical forward. There seems to be some caremal malts in the background that adds sweetness to the nose. Taste is more piny (85%) with a little tropical (15%) as far as the hop bill. There's still a little sweet caremal in the background but it really takes the back seat to the pine.

I'm assuming this must be an older bottle so take from that what you will. It seems the Three Floyds that pops up in Hudson, WI is sometimes older. Given they say October release and I just got this in the store today and its the first time I've seen it, one can only assume it must taste better fresh.

Crass3000, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of Ghenna
3.55/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Received as part of a /r/beertrade BOTM.

Lots of hops, mostly pine with an undercurrent of tangerine, on the nose. The citrus comes out to prominance as the beer warms.

The taste is pretty much standard pale ale. Not malty, dry finish.

You can tell that the real work is done on dry hopping, which provides a magnificent nose. Taste, however, is pretty standard.

Ghenna, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of LikaThaHops
3.55/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into snifter.

A- Poured golden into snifter, see through and very bubbly.

S- Smells strong of grapefruit and some fresh pine. A nice floral backside.

T- Intense hops up front. Flowery, bitter aftertaste.

M- Creamy bubbly, light, crisp.

D- Decent. for the price vs the product and other products they have put out, it's ok for a seasonal for sure.

LikaThaHops, Oct 21, 2010
Photo of oline73
3.58/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a snifter.

Appearance: Pours an orangish amber with a finger of off white head that fades to a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Just a touch of sweetness from the malt with a strong citrus hop profile.

Taste: This one has a good balance. The hops seem quite fresh, citrus peel hop bitterness. The finish is really bitter and perhaps a bit peppery.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with smooth carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This is a solid fresh hop IPA. Not my favorite from the brewery but still pretty good.

oline73, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of kbutler1
3.58/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Pours an opaque burnt orange color with a fluffy 1 finger head. Very strong aroma of citrus hops with notes of orange rind and grapefruit. Also has a sweet smell in the nose like orange. Sweet malt upfront with a full bodied flaovr balance of the citrus type hop flavors. Ends with a lingering bitterness. Medium mouthfeel. Pretty good overall and would drink again. Have to love the bottle label.

kbutler1, Sep 24, 2010
Photo of jrallen34
3.58/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I drank this from the bottle into a chalice.

This beer pours a murky orange with a light white head that had decent retention and lacing.

The aroma has hints of orange and robust hops.

The taste is decent overall but has some flaws. The start is sweet with citrus but then there is a burst of bitterness that lasts until several secods after you swallow. I don't mind a good bitter beer but there is a metallic flavor to this that makes a little unpalatable.

Mouthfeel is very stron, but the metal brings down the drinkability.

jrallen34, Oct 29, 2009
Photo of mjtiernan
3.63/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to JohnPPutz for this bottle!

As Vince Vaughn said in Dodgeball when he saw Christine Taylor’s home decor... “Dear Barbara.” SCARY 22oz bottle poured into a New Belgium Globe.

Bottled ??/??/11

A: Copper and hazy. Nice pillow of foam that dissipates until it is nearly gone except for a small ring around the outside of the glass. Leaves a very oily appearance.

S: Not as much fresh citrus and pine as I expected. Grassy with an apparent smell of malt, alcohol and what I can most closely identify as licorice.

T: Slightly sweet malt turns into pine. I get a little bit of pineapple and just a touch of the onion-y hop flavor that I dislike.

M: A little oily but not enough to be a distraction. Not as much of a tingling sensation as with some other hop-forward beers.

O: In the realm of IPAs, it was pretty good. But I expect different/more from a Fresh Hop ale. I’m not feeling the benefit of all the trouble that goes into brewing with fresh hops with this one.

mjtiernan, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of kruthar
3.63/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

picked this up at my local craft beer store, first time i had ever seen it and got really interested.

A - Rich golden color almost like an apple juice pour. Light creamy colored head that dissipates quickly.

S - Smells of a pretty traditional IPA crisp sweet strong hop smell, beautiful.

T - now here is the rub. really the only taste im getting is straight bitter. watery entry, very bitter taste, none of the sweet taste that i had hoped for in the smell.

M - smooth beginning that has a carbonated bite finish.

D - The bitter ness is a great thing if that is your style, but for those that don't thoroughly enjoy the bitterness this could be a sipper.

kruthar, Oct 14, 2010
Photo of SerialHiker
3.63/5  rDev -15%
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)

SerialHiker, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of headbucket
3.63/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I am reviewing off of the last pour from the bottle and it is more opaque than the first pours i believe. Nice oily appearance with bubbles of foam around the glass and some lacing left.

Smell of sweet candied hops and some malt. Sweetness being predominant.

Sweet candied fruits and hop bitterness leading into some sweet maltss. There is a lingering bitterness that is different from the initial flavor that im not loving. There is a ton of hop flavor but it doesn't seem as distinctly "fresh-hopped" as others do.

Smooth and slick mouthfeel.

Overall, not as good as i was hoping. As i said above, this seems more like a regular ipa than a fresh hop beer. Also the aftertaste is a bit off putting. The beer starts off with nice fruity hop flavors but turns into an odd sweet/malty bitterness that overpowers the initial pleasant flavors. I would probably try again on-tap but will look elsewhere for my fresh hop fix in the future.

headbucket, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of morimech
3.65/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark amber color with two fingers of head that had good retention. The head eventually settles to a thick cap. Moderate amount of lacing is left on the glass. The aroma is a bit timid with weak hints of citrus and sweet malt. Has a nice flavor but maybe the hops have faded a bit because there is not much flavor coming from them. Bitterness is detectable but the flavor is lacking. The malt gives a very sweet flavor that it slightly cloying. The body is medium with very good carbonation that is low and gives a nice soft texture. This is the first 3F beer that I have had that has a lower ABV so the alcohol does not get in the way of the flavor. I am not really impressed so far. Nice beer overall but I would of liked some more hop charactor.

morimech, Sep 18, 2009
Photo of mothman
3.65/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Shared by kbutler1

Pours 1/4 finger of white head. Color is a peach orange.

Aroma: a lot of fruit up front. Mangoes, oranges, pineapple. Floral hops and bready malts.

Taste: Tons of grapefruit citurs. Floral hops and bready malts again. A decent balance to this. Mandarin oranges and mangoes also show.

Mouthfeel: Bitter, but smooth. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends with a hop resin feel.

Overall, a decent wet but, but a bit too malty. Decent drinkability here. I did like all the fruit flavors.

mothman, Sep 12, 2010
Photo of Cresant
3.68/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured this 22 oz. brown bottle into a Sierra Nevada hops glass. A hard pour created a huge manilla envelop colored head. Splotchy lace remained. The body was semi-cloudy, orange/copper colored. This label is one of the most bizarre I have ever seen. Acid trip through a little girls toy drawer - Trolls, rainbows and fairies, oh my!

Smell was piney hops. Pungent yumminess. Stone fruits.

Taste was medium malty, syrupy sweetness overpowered by citrus hops bitterness. Not as bold as Dreadnaught. There is a fall-like wholesomeness. Rich, warm and bready.

Mouthfeel was thinner than expected. Not very grainy or husky.

Cresant, Nov 11, 2008
Photo of FtownThrowDown
3.68/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love these Harvest Ales. Pours dark amber in color with a nice rocky two inch head. Spotty lacing is left on the glass. Smell is bittering hops. Taste is juicy bittering hops with a substantial malt backbone for support. As easy drinking of an IPA that I've ever had. Smooth, and juicy on mouthfeel. I could drink a ton of this stuff.

FtownThrowDown, May 13, 2008
Photo of Jeffo
3.68/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got this in a big FFF trade with thomashardy. Thanks heaps for the awesome trade!

From a bomber into a snifter.

APPEARANCE: Pours a two finger, medium, off-white head with great retention. Perfectly clear with higher carbonation evident. Orange peel color when held to the light, but more burnt orange when not. Head slowly fades to a full film and clings to the sides. A good wisp remains until the end and leaves some decent lacing down the glass. Pretty good looking.

SMELL: Big nose for sure. Pale malts, caramel, and lost of hops. Loads of citrus, lemon and orange, and lots of grapefruit. Big, bad, hoppy nose for sure. Impressive.

TASTE: Pale malts and some caramel notes up front, but they're soon brushed aside by lots of bitter, bitingly bitter hops. Grapefruit for sure, and more pine comes through here than I'd expected from the nose. Lots of bitterness. Aftertaste is big and very persistent with bitterly bitter bitterness and more bitterness. There is definitely some hop flavor there, but it's almost too bitter for its own good.

PALATE: Medium body but quite light on the palate. Still quite creamy and somewhat smooth, goes down fine and finishes slightly fry on the palate. Slightly lighter than I'd hoped, but fine otherwise.

OVERALL: This was one bitter bastard. Lots of hops all over the place, and plenty of hop flavor, but the overriding bitterness almost ruined a really good thing. A little less bitterness would allow some of the flavor to come out a little more, but if you're a fan of crazy bitter brews, you'll love this one. I enjoyed it and would gladly drink another, though I think I'd have to mentally prepare myself for another encounter.

Jeffo, Feb 14, 2011
Photo of AdamThomas
3.7/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Perfect amber color with little to no translucence through the rich amber color.

S: The smell is one of the high notes of the brew. It smells like a rich IPA. My nose does not pick up on the fruity notes the bottle states.

T: I was a little let down by the taste. Don't get me wrong. I LOVE 3F but I expected a bit more bite out of this brew or a little more sweet to the 1st taste. It's little on both. It has a strong hoppy presence - good for a Hop Head like myself but not much of any interesting "Not Normal" hop flavor complex that represents the 3F line.

M: Really good body to this beer.

O: A flavorful beer that captures the IPA characteristics.

AdamThomas, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of bheilman
3.7/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I love three floyds. I have never had a bad beer from three floyds. This is a good beer, but does not live up to what I expect for a 3 floyds beer. It might be best fresh and this tastes a bit aged. It does have a nice light golden color with a decent head. The smell is pleasant with a fresh light citrus sweet scent. The taste is nice but a bit too earthy. Definitely has a hop accent and maybe it's just the type of hops that gives it the earthy flavor, but I yearn for the smooth hops flavor rather than the earthy/dirt taste. So the aftertaste follows with the same earthiness and this is a drinkable beer, but it's an expensive drinkable beer. I'd rather be drinking an Alpha King!

bheilman, Nov 07, 2009
Broo Doo from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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