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Broo Doo - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 1,324
Reviews: 412
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 352
Gots: 90 | FT: 4
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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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -6.3%

06-08-2013 14:22:11 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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Brent

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very lively, fresh beer. Mouthfeel suggests fresh hop oil coating the toungue with a bit of prickle. Hopping is bold but not overbearing, wiht a slightly floral note atop herb flavors. Quite smooth and drinkable - in a word (two, actually) - well done.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2010 19:11:42 | More by Brent
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-14-2011 13:26:32 | More by EgadBananas
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I got this brew from pochman, Thanks Ed!

22oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

Lightly hazed brassy color with a white head that hung around for a bit and left a sticky coat of lacing behind.
A pleasant citrus hop aroma is jumping out of the glass.
Very nice tasting beer, citrus hop hits the tongue right away with some malt sweetness to balance it out before finishing slightly bitter and dry.
Medium bodied with good carbonation, refreshing.
An easy drinking brew, that's very well done.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2009 01:19:15 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

bomber. about 3 weeks old.

pours a light copper color with a nice head. smell is insanely hoppy with fruity notes. OMG! taste starts out with fruity hops and ends with just amazingness...so good. medium bodied, mild carbonation.

overall an amazing fucking beer. thoroughly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 01:48:15 | More by Axnjxn
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-14-2011 14:19:39 | More by bpfrush
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

11-10-2013 00:58:33 | More by KevinGordon
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merlin48

Kentucky

4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bomber pours a clear amber orange body with a healthy offwhite head that has some staying power. Lots of clingy patch lace left behind on the glass.

Aroma is fresh and leafy hops. Lots of pine and grassiness here with hints of citrus and toasted caramel.

Mouthfeel is light medium to medium in body with a pleasant carbonation that enlivens. There is an herbal feel on the palate.

Taste opens with citrusy orange hops, quickly seguing into grapefruit rind and pine cone hop bitterness. Caramel malt toastiness is present throughout but never intrudes.

Very endearing and highly drinkable. An excellent harvest ale whose drinkability is limited only by price and availability.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2007 13:57:32 | More by merlin48
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

10-25-2013 21:13:22 | More by IPAchris
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eawolff99

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

10-27-2012 03:15:12 | More by eawolff99
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Sean9689

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ruby in color, perfect head, looks great. Huge hoppiness right away with some citrus notes. Hop/malt combo makes this one a great sessionable brew. Light-medium and very refreshing. Love this IPA...glad I know where to find some more or else I might be crying at the moment. Going to buy some more, that's for sure.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2009 00:21:00 | More by Sean9689
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morimech

Minnesota

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2009 22:10:36 | More by morimech
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Holland

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

12-28-2012 00:32:50 | More by Holland
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twelveinches

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

11-29-2011 07:01:34 | More by twelveinches
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ehammond1


4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle (2011)

Acquired via trade
Thanks dannyfrost!

Clear, light auburn and orange with a very thin off-white head.

As expected, the aroma is quite hoppy and focuses on citrus: lots of grapefruit and orange with a bit of sweet melon. There's also some grassy aromas peeking through as well. Nearly perfect, as are most of Three Floyd's hoppier aromas.

A very floral and grassy hop flavor with a mild citrus behind it. Simple, yet obviously fresh, and incredibly tasty.

Medium mouthfeel. Incredibly drinkable.

A refreshing, drinkable, tasty fresh hop IPA.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2011 16:26:44 | More by ehammond1
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

12-01-2012 18:06:43 | More by smartassboiler
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brewdlyhooked13

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
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)? ;-)

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2008 05:13:42 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-19-2011 18:40:46 | More by Exiled
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-27-2013 01:31:02 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-08-2013 16:31:32 | More by ShemRahBoo
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prototypic

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've been waiting to try this one for a while. Despite this bottle being a few months old, Broodoo starts kicking ass right out the gate. It pours a very hazy amber color and has a strong orange tint to it. A creamy off-white head stands over two fingers tall. It receded slowly and left waves of sticky lace on the glass. Very impressive.

The nose is very nice, but falls just shy of excellence. I'm surprised at how hoppy it smells. I don't know when this is normally released, but this bottle is a few months old. Somehow the hops managed to retain a good deal of their citrusy, piney characteristics. There's plenty of grapefruit, pineapple, and mango to go around. Sugary sweetness is noted. Pale malts are present, but I'm not picking up any of the caramel variety at all. Gotta love that. Broodoo really does have an enticing smell. I'm really close to pulling the "4.5" trigger, but it's just not quite there. Maybe I need to seek out a super fresh bottle this fall.

The flavor profile is very consistent with the nose. It's sweet and sugary up front. Grapefruit, pineapple, and a little mango are noted. They're obviously attributed to citric hops. Again, the hops have held up well. They provide a nice bitter bite and have an excellent flavor. Pale malts are present, but there's no caramel here. It should come as no surprise that Broodoo falls on the hoppy side of the fence, even with a few months on it. I was anticipating this to be pretty well balanced, but that's not the case. It's not overly hoppy or bitter, but is definitely skewed in that direction. Alcohol is not noted in the least. It's masked very well. It has a sweet, bitter, and dry finish. Once again, it's a close call as far as score goes. At the end of the day, it comes up just a tad short.

The body is medium and has a very smooth feel. Carbonation is a little active, but isn't too distracting. Maybe just a little. Drinkability is very high. I really like the flavor here and it goes down too easy. I'm not certain that this bottle is 5.5% abv, but it doesn't seem too big. At that level...well...you do the math.

There's no doubt, Broodoo is very impressive beer. I was a little apprehensive of how it'd be at a few months old, but I'm very pleasantly surprised. It's held up well. I'm guessing a fresh bottle with amped up hops would trigger an amped up score. I've already decided to pursue such a bottle this fall and will perhaps revisit this review. I'm guessing the final score here is a little short of what it really should be. Nonetheless, it's very good. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2009 03:00:04 | More by prototypic
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Florida9

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a tulip glass, resulting in a huge fluffy white head sitting on top of a slightly hazy orange-tinted amber liquid. Good retention and lots of lacing.

S: Heavily aromatic, predominantly floral hops, with notes of grapefruit, pine, and a bit of tropical fruit.

T-: Very light malt profile letting the copious amount of hops to shine through. Grapefruit, citrus, and pine. Aggressive bitterness develops at the end. As the wife put it as she took her first sip: "ooo, this one is hoppy"

M: Medium bodied with appropriate carbonation.

D: Another very good, hopped up brew from the 3F Klan. Easily drinkable for those who appreciate overly hopped beers without much of a malt profile to get in the way.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2010 02:00:35 | More by Florida9
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srandycarter

California

4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A- Pours nice deep caramel. Small off white head reduces to ring quickly. Very small bubbled sudsy lacing.

S - Oozing melted caramel. Like a candy bar. Nice pine and citrus backup.

T - Taste similar to smell, with some grassiness in the center and a clean neutral finish.

M - Medium to light body, fair coating, more than enough carb.

D - A very nice, drinkable beer!

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2008 04:18:49 | More by srandycarter
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cosmicevan

New York

4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

At the brewpub shared some brews with kevanb and his pop. Poured transparent orange. Nice sticky head and great lacing. Smell is fresh hop. Wet and dank. Super enjoyable. Great beer super tasty. Great freshness and great mouth feel...fresh hop is wonderful.

Serving type: on-tap

10-22-2013 01:25:34 | More by cosmicevan
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-17-2014 04:48:08 | More by mattmarka1
Broo Doo from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 1,324 ratings.