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Broo Doo - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 1,514
Reviews: 433
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 367
Gots: 137 | FT: 8
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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Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

t0rin0, Feb 07, 2009
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.79/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour at Woodshop 8 held at The Hermosillo in Los Angeles, CA.

Thanks to drewone for sharing this one.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and spicy herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice spicy hop presence that comes through more in the flavor.

UCLABrewN84, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of spycow
5/5  rDev +17.1%

spycow, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -6.3%

zestar, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours an amber color with a tan head and some nice lacing as it goes down.

S: Plenty of citus and floral hops atop a nice caramel malt backbone.

T: Citrus and tropical hops with some orange and pineapple. In the background is a bready, biscuity malt.

M: Medium body with good carbonation.

D: Very, very drinkable. A very nice IPA.

Thorpe429, Sep 25, 2009
Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Texasfan549, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of brentk56
4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
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

brentk56, Nov 26, 2008
Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -6.3%

kjkinsey, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of BEERchitect
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I guess that I know I'm spoiled when I taste an exceptional IPA from Three Floyds and somehow think it feels thin. How dare they make so many world class Double IPA's.

Broo Doo opens with a bright copper/orange-ish color with a bright glow, carrying a modest mystic glow. Soft and creamy white head formation retains well and laces equally as the beer falls.

Juicy and grassy-fresh aromas take the shape of grapefruit, orange zest, tangerines, pineapple, mangos, and papayas. Very characterful in the hoppy make up with a mild caramel malt buffer adding structure but never competing for attention.

Juicy hop flavors continue their dominance in taste. A mix of tropical and citrus fruits lead to a soft and zesty flavor with spicy-clean bitterness that finishes with fresh cut grass. Soft and well-attenuated malt character takes on a soft caramel and graham cracker taste- though supportive, never challenges the fresh hop flavor or attempting to balance the showcase of hops.

Expecting a large balanced flavor from all of the superb Double IPA's from Three Floyds, they show a softer, lighter side with this IPA that carries a moderate creamy texture as the beer enters the mouth. But the hop flavor ushers in the dry bitterness while the alcohols accent dryness. High attenuation leads to a very malty-dry finish-- all of which gives this beer a very, very drinkable sensation, making me drink much faster than I should. I can't help it, I'm eager to jump into the next sip.

BEERchitect, Nov 03, 2010
Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.93/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lightly hazy coppery orange with hints of russet when backlit with morning sunshine. The upper third of the glass is filled with a wonderful looking chunk of sandstone colored foam that has loads of character. It's also sticky and is more than generous when it comes to lace deposition.

The shelves of two beer stores in the Chicago area were packed with dozens of bombers of Broodoo yesterday. Since I couldn't recall the release date, I took a chance that it was fresh. According to the hop-deficient aroma, it isn't anywhere close. Toasted bready malt and a ghost of Simcoe hoppiness are all that remain. New Zealand Pacific Gem hops are used as well.

Broodoo Harvest Ale is still pretty good beer in a general sense, but wet-hopped ales are meant to be consumed as fresh as possible to get maximum mileage out of the hop oils. In the almost one year since this one was bottled, it has taken a significant hit (as expected). That said, it's one of the more enjoyable 'aged' IPAs that I've ever had.

The malt tastes like caramel-drizzed toast and the hops have retained a surprising amount of their tropical fruity flavor (orange and mango mostly). The beer even has a gentle push of bitterness on the back end, which is increasing as the ounces continue to disappear.

The mouthfeel has also held up surprisingly well. It's medium for the style and is even a little chubby for the ABV. That tells me that malt content was on the high side to begin with... and that Three Floyds knows what the hell they're doing.

If this bottle of Broodoo tasted old or bad in any way, I wasn't going to enter a review. Even though it isn't anywhere near as hoppy as intended due to advanced age, I consider $8.99 for the bomber to be money well-spent. Crystal ball says: a fresh bottle would most likely be worth straight 4.5s.

BuckeyeNation, Sep 17, 2009
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a dirty amber color ale with a quite large foamy head with good retention and very good lacing. Aroma of earthy hops and dry caramel malt with nice overtones of floral hops. Taste is also dominated by earthy hops with floral undertones and some dry caramel malt backbone which is well balanced in support of all the hops. Body is quite full with great carbonation. Very well done and not a full hops assault as this brewery seems to do very well but a more balanced approach which is very efficient.

Phyl21ca, Nov 06, 2009
Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -6.3%

GRG1313, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of ygtbsm94
4/5  rDev -6.3%

ygtbsm94, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of mikesgroove
4.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I have been seeking this one out forever. I have a huge craving for good IPA's and have heard just wonderful things about this one, so it was no wonder that I just had to seek it out and see what the fuss was all about. Received it in a BIF recently and immediately put it into the fridge. Grabbed it out last night for dinner and served it at about 45 degrees into a pint glass. The our was very nice with a rich, and very hazy dark amber color. Lots of hints at orange were riddled throughout this one and there was a tremendous amount of carbonation just streaking skyward. Nice two finger head of white froth on top that receded down into a broken crown of lace that thoroughly coated the insides of the glass. Very solid look for an IPA.

The aroma just leaped forward onto me before I was even ready for it. Huge floral notes of grapefruit and orange. Big-time citrus here. As it warmed it turned a little more fruity, giving way to some apple and peach notes mostly and a nice touch of light grass in the back. This all translated over very well to the flavor which also was wonderful. Deep notes of floral hopes were interlaced seamlessly with touches of apples and a slight chewiness. Lots of grapefruit and orange here that really pushed this one home and made it very fresh tasting. A wonderful medium body on this was laced with great carbonation all around. I was really impressed with this and that crisp, and cleaned out dry finish was the icing on the cake. A nice low ABV harvest ale that I could have literally drank endlessly it seemed. I was super impressed with this in really every aspect.

Overall this was easily one of the better IPA's I have had in a long time. It had that super fresh hop taste that left that almost resin like quality in your mouth. Sticky at times, but always finishing crisp and clean. There is no doubt that I would be thrilled to have this again, and cannot even imagine how could it would be on tap. This is a must try and one that I will seek out again for sure!

mikesgroove, Jun 28, 2008
Photo of kylehay2004
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

kylehay2004, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of Knapp85
3.95/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Special thanks to Billakowski for the trade on this one. This poured out as a lightly hazy orange copper color with a solid looking white head on top. The lacing on the glass is pretty sticky looking, and holds up for quite a while. The smell of this beer is citrusy, I pick up lots of lemony aromas on the nose in this one. The taste of the beer is also full of citrusy flavors too, it's very refreshing. The mouthfeel of the beer is good but I was hoping for a little more of an oily feel to it. Overall this brew was really nice I thought.

Knapp85, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of TMoney2591
4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Devil's Backbone willibecher.

Big thanks to brundo4 from the Spring Has Sprung BIF for this bottle!

And I thought those damn troll dolls were outlawed... This brew pours a clear copper amber with over a finger of ecru froth on top, which leaves some good, thick lacing behind as it dies away. The nose comprises sparkling pine and grapefruit, as though champagne comes in such flavors, and Salerno butter cookies (you know, the rings? Delish.). The taste holds notes of hoppy pine and citrus, with the majority favoring the former, and a nice caramel in the background. Just as an IPA ought to be. The body is medium, with a moderate carbonation and a crisp, dry finish. A model, if not altogether exceptional, IPA.

TMoney2591, Jun 20, 2010
Photo of emerge077
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

#1 Drink fresh hop beers fresh. Oct/Nov/Dec is the window for this one. Don't bother in July, Sept, etc. PSA: Please don't trade or review old beer. Your tastebuds will thank you.

10-13-2009
Trying this as fresh as can be, figured it deserved a re-review... An extra psychedelic label this year.

Puffy two finger head that stands above the rim of the glass. 2nd pour renders the hazy orange beer murky with yeast and hop particulates. The foam is creamy and retention is good. A crown of uneven lacing decorates the inside of the glass.

First whiff is tropical, with some dank resiny herbals seizing the nostrils. Fresh grass & weed clippings, very pungent and fresh.

Orange peel, pine sap, herbal woody resins. Max IBU bitterness levels, as FFF is known for. A very dry finish, just shy of aspirin like bitterness, leaving a sticky and bone dry feel. Pretty full bodied but easy to put back. Somehow seems stronger than 5.5%. I stand corrected from my previous review, don't know how fresh it was then, but it was the 1st appearance of this wet hop FFF brew.

Original review:11-25-2007
B+ / 3.85
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | drink: 4.5
rDev: -9.9%

Way overpriced for what it is...a session ale akin to the likes of Alpha King.

Amber tone with plenty of webby lacing. Aroma is fresh floral and citrus, appealing, but not over the top in any way.

Grapefruit rind, pale malt, a little grainy but full bodied. Clean feeling overall, long hoppy finish. Not much else to say about this one, except that it bears the trademark 3F stamp of serious hoppage.

My Little Pony style label, it's great, definitely one of the most offbeat labels i've ever seen. I'm guessing it has something to do with the magical, transitive properties of fresh hops, once they get inside your head.

emerge077, Oct 14, 2009
Photo of zeff80
4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a hazy, golden-yellow color with a one-finger, white head of bubbly foam. It left behind sudsy residue on the glass.

S - It smelled of citrus - mostly orange peel and pine. THere was a subtle caramel/malt nose.

T - First sip hits you with spicy hops. Good pine flavor with a sharp orange peel kick. It had a burnt toast maltiness that balanced out the overall taste.

M - It was crisp and sharp with a dry finish. A medium bodied ale that finish smooth and dry.

D - This is a really nice IPA. I love the blend of citrusy and piney hops.

zeff80, Jan 29, 2010
Photo of nickfl
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

nickfl, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brought up the river from my brother Hopapocalypse...anybody else out there been trying to get Three Floyd's in Ohio and unable to get it. Well, my bro delivered with the goods and let me in on the place carrying their stuff. He surprised me with a Broodoo to share and a 3F's Dreadnaught, althought we weren't able to make it to their Annivesary party we were still having a fine time reconnecting this one and sharing it. Pours a slightly hazed peach glowing amber with a bright orange highlighted body, head is fine whitevery thick and well formed with the fresh wet hop oils making so much sense. Aroma is full of citrus a touch of bubblegum and booming with tropical fruit mango/pineapple to be exact super hoppy aromatics coming out. Flavor has fresh hops exploding with vinous herbal citrius and tropical fruit notes, again a nice sugary coated malt presence joins the party to balance out the raw wet hop profile. Big bone dry bitter hop finish is great, the kind of hops I whole heartedly enjoy. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a slick hop oil texture gliding across the palate with each swig, finishes with a clean citric hop bitterness. Overall an excellent harvest and definitely one of my favorites out of the gate really good drinking beer as long as your splitting 22's with good company.

WVbeergeek, Nov 12, 2011
Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.68/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Acquired from pochman, courtesy of BA Secret Santa 2009 so a big "Thank You" goes out to him. Poured from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a very thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is a very nice blend of floral hops, caramelized malts and fruity citrus.

T: The taste starts with strong burst of grassy hops bitterness. Then some citrus and caramel sweetness comes in next to temper the hops bite a little bit. The malt character is on the thin side but it works very well for this beer and creates a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and very crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, decent kick, very good representation of style, this is an excellent hop bomb to drink for a whole evening.

TheManiacalOne, Jan 05, 2010
Photo of Kegatron
3.93/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazed copper, with several fingers of foamy eggshell-white head. Retains with a rich 3/4 finger of froth, that leaves some massive sticky lacing behind. Very rich look here! The aroma is floral and dank in the nose, with some light spice and a strong flush of tropical fruits emerging. A thick layer of grains and dough gives the nose some underlying thickness.

The taste is earthy and spicy, with some more resinous character showing itself as the hops move out in the mouth. Much like the aroma, a DEEP wave of grapefruit and sweeter pineapple notes come out, mixing with a malt backbone that is coming off as very dry, toasted, and grainy. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with an oily creaminess to the carbonation at first that then prickles up considerably more towards the back of the throat.

Not bad at all. Plenty of hop character was present and this drank pretty darn good for a 7% beer. Another sturdy little hop fix here from 3F.

Kegatron, May 05, 2010
Photo of russpowell
3.93/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to infextation for this one, doom on me for not drinking it fresher...

Pours an effervescent bronze with 2+ fingers of cream colored head. Hazes up a bit as this is drained, some floaties, good head retention& above average lacing

S: Piney & citrussy hops, plus some floral hops once warm

T: Piney hops, a touch of orange peel, biscuitty malt & flinty dryness up front. I get a touch of caramel as this warms, some leafy hops & a slight touch of astringency, dryness & apricot fruittyness. Finishes with earthy hops, apricot, grapefruit & tangerine, plus dryness

MF: Light/medium bodied, fairly noticeable carbonation, slight grainyness, good balance

Drinks easy enough, would love to get some fresh, otherwise, give Dreadnaught or Alpha-King

russpowell, Dec 27, 2009
Photo of MasterSki
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Was accidentally served this instead of Surly Wet - guess that makes it the ultimate blind test. Served in a pint glass.

A - Underwhelming look. Small amount of foam with some light haze and a thing ring. Hazy orange color. Nothing special here.

S - Served a little too cold, but with plenty of citrus and tropical fruit hops, some light pine and lemony bitterness, and well-balanced caramel malt.

T - Taste has lots of grapefruit and piney hops, with a good healthy doughy backbone. The residual bitterness is quite light. Well-hidden ABV. This is a beer where I'd totally give it a 4.25 if I could.

M - The texture is even better on-tap, with a great enamel-melting dry finish, some oiliness, medium viscosity, and moderate-low carbonation.

D - An easy-drinking, well-balanced East Coast style IPA. The bitterness is just right for my liking.

MasterSki, Oct 27, 2009
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Broo Doo from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
93 out of 100 based on 1,514 ratings.