Broo Doo - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,659
Reviews: 446
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 376
Gots: 164 | FT: 5
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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: 1,659 | Reviews: 446
Photo of mcallister
4.32/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Odd color almost pink. Nice head large in nature with sticky sticky lace that lasts forever.

Awesome hop character in the nose. Very floral with juicy citrus notes. Grapefruit, apple, starfruit, rose petal with a light malty affair.

Great flavor light in body yet full in flavor and mouthfeel. Very floral with other citrusy notes. Bready malts balance things nicely. Good carbonation keep things fresh and tingly on the tongue. A IPA I could drink for hours on end.

Photo of brewandbbq
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear copper with a very light haze, and a two inch head of off-white.
A slow retreat of foam allows for a partial skim-coat on the surface and some decent smearing of lacework.

Aromatics lead off with piney, pungent, floral hops, light malt, and bitter citrus oils. Grapefruit pith and pine bark. Mildy grassy and earthy. A smidge of the "wet hop" character.

Medium bodied. A crisp mouthfeel and tacky.

Piney, resiny hops, with citrus fruits and light malt start the palate. A solid, firm bitterness steps forward and drys out what malt there is nicely. A hint of warming alcohol pulls through as well as more grapefruit pith and crushed orange seeds.

Finishes with a lingering citric bitterness and pine bark shavings.

Tasty enough, but not overly hoppy or reaking of the classic herbal, grassy quality typically found in big harvest ales.

More props out to BA MacDomer for the opportunity.

Photo of goodspeed94
4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to FTownThrowDown for hooking this one up.

Right off the bat, this thing is a masterpiece. Deep ruby amber pour, syrupy, nice little head. It literally dances around in the glass, leaving an incredible lacing as it explores its surroundings. Haven't seen this for a while, and it is awesome. Great look, up and down.

As soon as I pour, although a good 18 inches from my nose, I can smell the hop aroma. Definitely a wet one. Soaking wet. The citrus, oily, sweet, almost earthy-field-like smell. Enjoying this one late in the season, and in the stout season, its like a fresh wind.

Balance is great in this one. Sometimes I feel wet-hops can get a little over-the-top (which is still fine with me) but this one is really mellow. The hop flavors work extremely well with the particular malt profile, and it creates a great sessionable beer. Come home from a long day of work and just looking for a good relief, this one is just perfect speed.

As you can expect from above, it feels good. Real good. Not overly in your face, somewhat refreshing in a hot day beach kind of refreshing, but still thick, sweet, and flavorful enough to keep me warm on a cold rainy San Diego day.

Wish I had another. This could easily become a go-to IPA. I personally like the somewhat heavier malted IPA's, little darker and meatier than a Blind Pig but not really as saturating as a Hop-15. Gotta love hop season.

Thanks again for hooking this one up. Wish Three Floyds could make it out here more often, I find I enjoy every one of their offerings.

Photo of Oxymoron
4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Toooo many O's in the name, you are going to have to share. Pours a mostly hazy light amber to orange color with a good frothy head. A good pour left a bunch sediment behind. Decent retention and lacing through the whole tasting.

The nose is mostly hoppy with a East Coast IPA aroma. The hop have a grassy and piney aroma. Some citrus and herbal notes as well. Some good notes of a wet hop aroma. The malt comes out with a light bready and caramel notes. Some alcohol and esters on the back end. Fruity notes mostly, apricots and lemongrass. Noticeable yeasty notes as well.

The taste is very similar. There is more of a freshness hop flavor than the nose indicated. Grassy notes mostly but some notes of citrus and pine. A light bitterness that could use more balance and leaves a soapy flavor in the finishing hops. The malt backs off a bit compared to the nose but does somewhat balance. The yeast really comes out, especially in the finish. Kind of a deterrent with the finishing hops. Also has that chalkiness.

The body is moderate with some warming effect. Carbonation is ok. Overall there are some really nice notes with the hops but the balance is off and there is a strong yeasty flavor that just distracts into the finish. Still a good beer.

Photo of BMoney575
3.93/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on 11-22-08
Reviewed from notes.

Pours an orange/amber with a nice head and good lacing.

Smell is all fresh hops.

Taste is strong hops, quite bitter, very fresh, fruity, and flowery.

Mouthfeel is good, resiny to go with the hops.

Drinkability is good, but this is a very bitter beer.

Photo of BeerTruth
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this one from joe1510 in the 2008 Secret Santa. Thank you kind sir!!

22 oz. bomber poured into a nonic.

Pours a murky deep copper hue with a fluffy off-white thick one finger head which remains throughout. A sticky wall of lacing remains on the sides of the glass. Smell consists of juicy wet hops, grapefruit, and a touch of pine. A good dose of sweet malts and lemon tickle the nose as well. Some gritty earth underneath all that sweetness too. Taste begins fairly malty with some caramel and bread. Hops emerge midway with sticky pine, mandarine oranges, and melon. Aftertaste is somewhat bitter with a certain graininess and spruce. A solid medium body with a very enjoyable smooth feel to it. Light and creamy carbonation in the mouth, nicey. Definitely one of the best fresh hop ales out there for sure. Lots of flavor for such a low abv beer, probably one of my favorite Three Floyd's brews.

Photo of brewdlyhooked13
4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - pours a deep amber golden color. A finger of light tan head drops to a cover, leaving a dotted netowrk of lace behind.

Aroma - good citrus presence, grapefruit and pine mostly, with some fading after the beer sets up.

Taste - biscuity grain mixes with an early bitterness, not much flavor until the swallow and exhale, when a pleasant orangey citrus shows up. The aftertaste allows the bitter to fade but it has a nice remnant to mix with the citrus. Finishes expectedly dry and bitter; A good IPA with tasty hoppy burps!

Mouthfeel - smooth, almost sparkly carbonation level. An ideal body for the style IMO.

Drinkability - a good call for just a glass or a session. Tasty and true, but what else would you expect from a beer that uses the best 'Anerican' hops that money can buy (per the label)? ;-)

Photo of Reagan1984
4.32/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice aggressive off white head forms atop this beer. Show some decent retention and slowly fades away. A bit of splotchy lacing remains. The beer is a hazy orange amber color with tiny dots of visible carbonation.

Aroma is fantastic, fresh and floral. Certainly some citrus/grapefruit notes. A bit of sweetness and a touch of malt....

Flavor is very nice and a good balance between the fresh hop flavor and a cracker malt flavor. I really like the malt profile. Cracker/ bread like... The hops certainly take over and start with a citrus bomb and some real perfume. Very fresh.

Mouth feel is a touch sticky and you can almost feel the hop oils/resin. Still kept you wanting for more. Very good drinkability.

I like this IPA.

Photo of brentk56
4.6/5  rDev +8%
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

Photo of koopa
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Received as an extra in a trade (either from Oxymoron or Beereality...both of which are excellent traders!)

Appearance: Slightly hazed amberish orange body with a 1.5 finger off white head. Ok retention and above average lacing.

Smell: More sweet malt presence than I was expecting and a good "fresh / wet hop" aroma. Not overpoweringly hoppy, but then again I'm drinking this beer a good while after it was bottled and it is a fresh hop brew.

Taste: One of the best fresh hop brews I've had to date. They actually put on the bottle in print that they use the best US Malt that money can buy and I think it shows in the flavor profile. Malt is sweet but not overly dominant. Fresh hop character is pronounced but not overpowering either. Small degree of hop bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Slightly chewy and sticky. Medium body with just enough carbonation.

Drinkability: Pretty easy to kick this one back IMHO

A new favorite for the fresh hop brews!

Photo of jjayjaye
4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Many many thanks to braddah DavidEddie for the opportunity to consider this one!!!

Pours a cloudy iced tea amber color with a HUGE stiff pastel yellow head that resists fading, in fact a pillow of a head remained through the last mouthful. Sheets of lacing in its wake. The smell is really nice; aggressive sweet and fruity, orange and pineapple and a strong piny resin. The mouth feel is medium bodied and adequately carbonated. It has a big tangy hop kick and a resin after taste that lingers nicely. Full flavored, the taste is all about the hops; very similar to the nose. Very hoppy yet quite balanced. At 5.5% ABV (are you kidding me!!!) this is one of the most sessionable ales out there. Bottom line...this is probably the best American IPA that i've ever sampled!!! Drinks a lot like Blind Pig, although is seems to have more substantial flavors and mouth. OUTSTANDING!! I think i'm going to move to Chitown!

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

I was pleased to find this one for only $6.97 at Wise Guys (!). Have had it a couple times before but not exactly fresh.

Poured a golden orange amber into my pint glass with a two inch head that quickly settles into a nice thin coating over the top. Leaves some nice looking lace on the glass.

Aroma of peaches, tropical fruit, grapefruit, and some subdued pine. Overall, the citrus tones dominate but there is a nice pleasant caramel sweetness below all of that.

The flavor is exquisite, a wonderful blend of malt and hops. There is a short burst of malty sweetness at the beginning that is quickly taken over by citrusy hops but after the initial citrus flavors come some of the tropical fruits and peaches that the aroma suggested. Finishes with that fruitiness and the grapefruit bitterness lingering on.

Mouthfeel is medium, pretty crisp, but smooth drinking.

Definitely one of the best wet hop beers that I have tried. One of the better FFF seasonal offerings.

Photo of mjryan
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky copper with a spritzy head. Decent retention and just a touch of lace. Smells floral and citrusy with a nice sweet caramel undercurrant. Flavour is all green, citrus hops with a nice bready mildly sweet malt profile. Bitterness is firm but pleasing. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. I really like wet hopped beers and this one is the best Ive ever had.

Photo of TurdFurgison
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from BuckeyeSox (thanks Dev). The beer is dark copper color and clear, wet looking tan froth. The beer smells just like a harvest ale should, really fresh green hops aroma. The taste is likewise fresh and hoppy, maybe amarillo hops (a little pine needle and spiciness). This is a great beer, probably best fresh, I'll buy more if I can find it next time I'm in IN or IL.

Photo of david131
4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

Photo of 0110x011
4.72/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I <3 Younger35

Pours dark amber, bordering on red. One finger head quickly fades to a thin collar. Nose is a sweet hop bouquet. Orange, grapefruit, pine, grass, and mint. Caramel and sourdough toast in there too. Pine, grass and grapefruit on the palate, with some sweetness from the malt balancing things out. Medium body, dry finish.

One of the best IPAs from out of California that I've ever had. Delicious!

Photo of Beerzebub
4.37/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks go to crazynelson for trading me this one.

Striking hazy amber color, with some bubbly cream colored head and fine hieroglyphs of lace.

Fresh hops dominate the aroma, powerful musky citrus and pine, with some grass, mint, and herbs.

Tastes mainly of bright juicy citrus upfront, along with herbaceous minty grass, then deep musky pine sap and citrus rind flavor and bitterness gradually build in intensity, along with a solid base of bready biscuity malt. Great balance, with moderate malt sweetness gradually succumbing to the bitterness, but never completely overpowered by it. Musky pine lingers for a long finish. Very tasty.

Fine carbonation and some oiliness make for a good texture overall, but it ends a little thin. Quite refreshing and drinkable.

Great wet hop ale, I enjoyed this.

Photo of Cresant
3.69/5  rDev -13.4%
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.

Photo of rhinos00
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 650 mL bottle into a pint glass.

A- Nice amber glow with hints of orange. Some carbonation with a half inch of white head.

S- First whiff reveals a wonderful aromatic experience. Very green and piney, fresh hops.

T- Sort of a let down. Hops presence was there, but not much else.

M- Medium to light bodied. Had a very watered down texture to it. Somewhat unpleasant.

D- Lack of diversified taste and watered down texture made this hard to stomach. I was counting down the minutes hoping this bomber would pass rather quickly.

Overall, a huge disappointment (I'm a big fan of Dreadnaught). The watered down texture really effected my experience as did the lack of taste. I'm not sure if this is the typical texture and taste of the beer but, I'm hoping that it was just this particular bottle. So far out of all the hoppy beers I have had, this has been one of the worst. I will have to review this beer to see if there is a difference.

Photo of spointon
4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

Photo of Crosling
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Incredible purity and vibrancy in the nose, pure hop glory. Notes of herbs and weeds, but also has some nice citrus and fruit notes as well. Trying to pick up malt elements iin the flavor is tough, with only light notes of biscuit. Flavor is dominated by juicy, resinous, fresh hops. No brewery makes a hoppy beer like 3 Floyds. They utilize hops so well. Possibly the best fresh hop beer.

Photo of sgoodship
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Creamy 2 finger head. Very hazy medium dark amber. Some spotty lacing. Head dissipates to a fine dusting.

S: Sweet candy, very bright and lively floral hops with citrus. This hop smell reminds me that hops and marijuana are close relatives.

T: I have to tell you that this is a trip for a porter/stout guy. It's a big hop taste that feels green, fresh and lively. I thought it would overwhelm me but it didn't. It has that IPA quality which is a sort of revitalizing and zingy. The floral and citrus bitter aftertaste is really intense.

M: Medium/light body. Clean and crisp.

D: Hop lovers should check this out. For such an aggressive brew, it is amazingly drinkable. I am not a huge fan of IPA's but I thoroughly enjoyed this drink and it gives me another reason to try the other 3F's offerings.

Photo of younger35
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bottle of this from Dobby's a couple days ago for $9.99. Three Floyds is spendy but generally worth it. Drank from my Stone India Pale Ale flute.

Hops are from vine to vat in less than a day.

Appearance- Pours a reddish orange yellow (seriously depends on the light) with a decent one finger bright white head that recedes very slowly. A cap and collar is left the entire beer with a little bit of lacing. (I know there would be more but I just washed my glass in the dishwasher as it was getting a bit dingy)
Smell- Perhaps the most pungent Harvest Ale I'll smelled. Surprisingly citrusy (these fresh hops tend to be a pit more earthy/piney IMO) with loads of pineapple, grapefruit and peach. Bits of fresh cut grass seem to sneak into my nostrils every now-and-again as well. A bit of candy sweetness is detectable with hints of bubblegum and cotton candy. Hard to believe this is only 5.5% ABV because it smells as though it'd be a little stronger than that.
Taste- The smell was pretty nice but the taste is way better! Starts with a bit of light sweetness from the malt before a fairly subtle hop bitterness kicks in. Light brown sugar and a fresh bready maltiness upfront add a nice contrast to the newborn hops. A fairly swift bitter blast kicks in as the "greenness" of the hops really show. It's not the intense hop slap like the nose lead me to believe but it's still the star of the show. Fairly grassy and piney as a bit of grapefruit and orange pith hide in the background. Finishes with a light lingering piney bitterness.
Mouthfeel- Light to medium body with a semi slick feel and moderately crisp carbonation.
Drinkability- The alcohol smells like it would make this a bit more of a chore to drink that it is. It most definitely doesn't. This is one of the few reviews where I actually finished the entire bomber before I finished my review (as you can probably tell from my grammar and liberal use of parentheses). The best fresh hopped beer that I've had to date. Seek out this beer in the limited window it's available and fresh!!

Photo of Slynger
4.07/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Broodoo pours in a lightly hazed orange amber, with a nice head of dirty white fluff.

Nice nose. Fresh citrus, fresh bread, fresh grass.

Flavor is solid as well. Bready base accompanies tons of hops. Lightly citrus fruity along with lots of freshly grass and pine needles, and then a mild citrus rind bitterness. Medium bodied, a bit slick, a bit buttery, a bit smooth, nicely fuzzy carb.

Probably not at the top of my list, but a very nice seasonal ipa.

Photo of paco1029384756
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly cloudy orange color with 2 1/2 fingers of head.

Scent of fresh, oily hops and sweet sugary citrus, some fruits add a great balance between the hops and citrus.

Taste of caramel malts, bitter hops and sugars start with a great balance of flavor. Caramel malts linger along with a slight earthiness, some hoppiness in the finish with more malts. Balanced extremely well, but it's not enough to impress.

Mouthfeel is smooth and biting with good drinkability.

A great harvest ale to be sure, one of the better harvest ales I have had. Definitely worth a try, but the usual over-the-top Three Floyds hoppiness is absent from this one, but that just gives it a better balance.

Broo Doo from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 1,659 ratings.