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Broo Doo - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 463
Hads: 1,779
Avg: 4.23
pDev: 18.68%
Wants: 383
Gots: 204 | FT: 8
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: 463 | Hads: 1,779
Photo of emmasdad
3.53/5  rDev -16.5%
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.

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Photo of kmpitz2
4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

22 oz bomber poured into an Arrogant Bastard 23 oz glass. The beer is solid copper in color with a finger of off-white head that settles to a full coat over top of the brew. There is pretty good clarity here, and a moderate carbonation in the brew. The aroma on this one is really nice. I get a massive citrusy and candied hop aroma with a strong caramel base under it. The malt and hop sweetness really go well together. The flavor is slanted way towards the hop. Massive sweet citrusy flavors with candied hop undertones from the integration of caramel malts and citrusy American hops. The aftertaste gives some green herbal notes from the fresh hop along with a solid bitterness that clings well into the finish. The hops in this one are really brilliant, and this one hits a homerun for me in the harvest ale department. Mouthfeel is moderate with a light to moderate carbonation. Drinkability on this one is excellent. It is easy a session brew, if not prohibited by the price. Overall, I really enjoy this brew. One thing I do want to note is that 22 oz of this was 7 bucks at the brewery, while 24 oz of the SN Harvest this year was just over 3. Though I think this one is very very good, I would have a hard time grabbing this one when the SN was on the shelf. A great beer, but not my favorite price.

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Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.12/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a clear amber with a fluffy white head that laces. The nose is potent and citrusy (as expected) and semi-sweet. The taste doesn't disappoint with big juicy hops, an equally big and rich body, and distinct freshness. The mouthfeel is fresh tasting and bitter with a bite from the alcohol and lingering sweetness. A little less of a presence from the alcohol would have made this beer perfect. Also, a little separation from FFF's other potent IPAs would have made this beer a definite highlight. However, it's a quality beer that's worth trying and should be consumed ASAP!

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Photo of Hojaminbag
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this bomber as one of many beers from Gcurlow in the Secret Santa BIF. Thanks Grant.

Broodoo has a hazy, golden-orange body with a soapy off-white head that doesn't have the greatest retention, but leaves some pretty good sheets of lacing.

The nose has a distinctive, juicy hop aroma with grapefruit and pineapple coming out, with a good biscuit aroma from the malt in the background.

A little bit of biscuit flavored malt comes through, but that is followed by a ton of hops. There is a bit of bitterness, but not too much. A bunch of grapefruit and a bit of pineapple. The slight biscuit flavor pops up again toward the finish. Overall, this is a pretty good American IPA.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly creamy, with just a touch of an oily feel toward the back end.

Broodoo has some pretty solid drinkability; a pretty good IPA for sure.

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Photo of nrbw23
4.57/5  rDev +8%
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.

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Photo of pkalix
4.58/5  rDev +8.3%
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...

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Photo of mcallister
4.32/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

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Photo of grub
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

got this one from OHLRangers as part of secret santa '09. thanks ed!

22oz bottle. sampled feb 6/2010.

pours deep orangey amber with just a touch of haze. the thick dense cream coloured head drops very slowly and leaves a thick layer of lace as it falls. and i gotta say, FFF labels are usually cool, but i especially enjoy the wacky treasure troll on this one.

aroma is great. rich caramel and toffee. multi-grain bread. biscuit and cracker. touch of grain. grapefruit and a bit of resiny pine. orange and tangerine. all that combines together and reminds me of a lightly aged american barleywine - well integrated, slightly mellowed, but still entirely delicious. bit of alcohol.

taste is good. most of the players from the aroma are here. caramel and toffee. multi-grain bread and biscuit. touch of cracker. light grapefruit and slightly resiny pine. orange and tangerine. bit of alcohol. it still reminds me of an aged american barleywine in the way that it's meshed together, but it's definitely lighter as i'd expect from an ipa. it's interesting, the slightly mellow and meshed aspect in an ipa, yet it doesn't seem to have diminished at all.

mouthfeel is great. just over medium body. slightly below medium carbonation level.

drinkability is great. the depth and complexity is great, and i can appreciate that it's excellently balanced without seeming to have lost anything. it's not the typical biting in-your-face hop character that i usually expect from three floyds, but still bold and dominant in other areas. great stuff. i'll definitely be looking for more of this one!

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Photo of mfnmbvp
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, bottled on date 09/23/2015 smearing away at the bottleneck. "Harvest Ale" No abv listed on the bottle. Typical Three Floyds. 7.00% abv according to BeerAdvocate.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - Pours a golden honey orange body, semi-translucent with lots of tiny sedimentation visible in the glass. About a finger of frothy, quickly fading off-white head. Some good strands of lacing.

S - A pleasant aroma - floral, fruity, yet slightly subdued. Not terribly piney or resinous. What strikes me most is the sweetened honey malts.

T - A delicious fruity flavor. Sweet juicy apricots & peaches galore, with a deliciously sweet honeyed malt backbone. If I didn't know better, I'd think this was brewed with honey. Very fruity & juicy, but not bitter, dank, or resinous. Very delicious stuff.

M - Feel is smooth, crisp, & clean. Floral & juicy. Lightly sticky finish. Medium-bodied with excellent carb. No detectable alcohol presence.

Overall, very crisp, fresh, fruity, balanced, & delicious. An excellent seasonal IPA from Three Floyds. Very recommended.

Three Floyds Broo Doo -----4/5.

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Photo of nickd717
3.78/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bomber via trade thanks to dug.

Pours clear golden-amber with a medium-sized white head that lasts and good lacing.

Sweet aroma, with honey and pale malt along with citrusy hops and tropical fruit notes.

Nice flavor, although the hops are a little less prominent than I expected. Hop character is mainly citrusy with orange and pineapple. Lots of honey malt sweetness.

Mouthfeel is pretty standard for an IPA. Medium body and carbonation, some hop oils.

This is pretty good, but it's one of the few FFF offerings I've had where I wasn't THAT impressed. Drinkable at least.

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Photo of BeerLover99
3.85/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: slightly hazy golden yellowish/orange hue , nice 1 inch head

S: Mostly citrusy, sweet hop scent

T: wet hops, citrus, slight bitter aftertaste

M: smooth, medium body, slight carbonation.

D: Great sessions harvest ale, big flavor, but won't fill you up.

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Photo of CuriousMonk
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to funkyaudio for this great brew! Poured from bomber into tulip glass. Aroma of fresh hops, pine, citrus, caramel malt, slight grapefruit, and tropical fruit. Poured amber/orange in color with a small, creamy, dense, off-white head that diminished but nice lacing lasted throughout. Cloudy appearance. Flavor is lightly sweet and medium bitter. This reminds me of the Ruggoop and maybe a little bit of the Oatgoop (minus the oaty flavors) too. Tastes of hops, pine, grapefruit, tropical fruit, citrus, and slight caramel malt. Medium body. Tingly, dry texture. Average to lively carbonation. Hoppy, medium bitter, lightly sweet, pine and tropical fruit finish. Would really like to try this fresh come Fall when it releases their new batch.

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Photo of Crosling
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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Photo of PorterLambic
4.39/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A 650ml bottle from Nov. 2012 drunk 10 months later.

The somewhat gentle pour brings forth the sound of soda, a fizzing head like Pepsi. The head is quite big, 2" at least in a standard pint glass with only a 3/4 of liquid. It recedes fairly quickly but leaves a series of chunky, off-tan lumps of foam behind and the remnants of lace. The beer itself is cloudy though light still gets through if only in reduced amounts. An orange color with medium brown throughout.
Smell is hoppy, malt, spices, dark brown sugar with all the molasses overtones, with whiffs of floral and citrus and a touch of nut. Good balance.
Taste is very similar. Hops, malt, dark brown sugar (sweet & molasses), floral, citrus and some spices, mostly pepper and ginger. Phenomenal balance.
Medium bodied, medium+ effervescence, warming late and slightly drying. This is some good beer. Like a grown up version of an IPA, matured and in its prime. I wonder if a year of sitting caused it or the folks in Munster had it like this right out the door? Who the hell cares, it's great.

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Photo of seeswo
4.12/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First time I've seen Broo Doo this year, so it must be relatively fresh, pending distributors being bad at their jobs or year old Broo Doo shenanigans. If there was a bottle date, of course, this wouldn't be a problem. Pours a light orangey apple juice color with a nice big cap of off-white head. The nose is piney and fruity hops and smells really nice. The taste is really interesting. It has the bite of a pale ale moreso than an IPA, but the hoppiness is really interesting. Floral and a bit fruity and piney. Very nice. Bitterness lingers a bit and ends a touch harshly, but in general, this is a really nice tasting beer. The malt hangs way in the background, though this beer isn't really dry either. The mouthfeel is balanced and with appropriate carbonation. The 7% is a bit of a surprise. Overall, this beer is an interesting, pale ale-like execution of the style that I would definitely have again. Be weary though, in my experience, fresh hop IPAs fall off much faster than their dried hop counterparts.

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Photo of lackenhauser
3.68/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Moderate golden color. Heavy sized head on first pour. Ok aroma-basically grassy hops with a piney/resin scent. Soild malt flavor with a moderate hop bitterness. Big hop flavor. Well balanced between the 2. A tad thin in places though that does not make for a bad beer. A lot of flavor for sure but at 7% I am expecting a bit more in all departments.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.03/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to Lucas from Local BIF 3 for this one. A bottle with the weirdest artwork I've ever, and I think WILL ever see. WTF is that anyway?!?!? Poured from a 22oz. bomber into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

A: Standard pour yields a 3 finger off-white head with moderate retention. Beer is a clear light orange-yellow. Lacing is string and spotty with decent stick.

S: Hops, cane sugar, subtle citrus, tea leaves, and caramel. Almost like an English bitter.

T: Hops, tea leaf bitterness, citrus, all strung together on a nice, malt backbone. Tea is the second dominant flavor here though and although appreciated, it takes away from the crispness of the taste, replacing it with a more toned down flavor.

M: Light to medium bodied with surprisingly little carbonation. Very smooth and dull which doesn't do much to help the flavor. Finish is rather clean with little lingering aftertaste.

D: A solid IPA albeit not a run of the mill creation. The tea leaf flavor is much appreciated but a bit out of place. Still, a nice offering from FFF that's definitely worth trying.

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Photo of WeisGuy
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber from the brewery via twig86 - thanks, Derek!

Pours lightly hazy golden color with a good deal of suspended sediment. The ivory head is two fingers high and has good retention and lacing. Piney, earthy and green hops dominate the nose with very light notes of crystal and biscuit malts. The taste similarly and fittingly showcases the fresh hops. Bracingly bitter up front with intense piney hops leading. The midpalate has some mild caramel malt underlying the piney hops, but the piney bitterness still dominates the midpalate and finish with hints of floral and earthy hop flavors as well. The finish is quite bitter and dry with a little boozy heat. Medium-bodied with slightly higher carbonation and a dry, lightly hot finish. As expected, very fresh and crisp tasting, but the intense bitterness wears on the palette a bit, limiting drinkability. Really great fresh hop beer that certainly succeeds in showcasing the hops, but a little too one-note for my tastes. I would really like to see some more citrus hop profile to complement the pine.

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Photo of JamesS
4.64/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

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Photo of jegross2
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing the Broo Doo from Three Floyds Brewing Company.
Score: 91

2011 vintage bomber bottle poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a translucent orange copper color with two fingers of foamy cream-colored head that settles into a nice thin layer. Excellent lacing. 4.5/5

Smell: Lots of fresh tropical fruit citrus aromas -- oranges, grapefruit, mango, pineapple, and tangerines. Dank, earthy, piney hop resin too. A little floral. There's definitely some hints of sweet caramel-toffee too. There are also some very sweet malt aromas that remind me of Founders Devil Dancer in the nose. 4.5/5

Taste: Earthy, dank pine hoppiness hits first. Then a heavy malt backbone takes over. Pineapples noticeable on the mid-palate. As the beer layers, mango-lemon citrus flavors come through gradually. Toffee sweetness also comes through on the mid-palate. Lingering finish is dry and bitter and gets increasingly spicier as I get farther down the glass, which complements the beef jerky I am eating quite well. 4/5

Mouthfeel: A little oily, medium-light bodied with medium-high carbonation that makes the citrus-hops and spicy characteristics of the beer pop on the tongue. Finish is dry and bitter. 4/5

Overall: A delicious wet hop IPA that stands up to some of the best in its class, including Founders' Harvest Ale. Three Floyds found the ideal nexus of hoppy bitterness and malty sweetness with this beer, without overdoing either. Should be enjoyed fresh.

Recommendation: Beer geeks will probably love the powerful, fresh citrus aromas of this beer and savor its ample flavor. At the same time, the beer is not too hop-forward, so casual beer drinkers might find this to be a great starter IPA.

Pairings: Great Dane Scotch Ale Beef Jerky.

Cost: $9.49 for a 22 oz (bomber) bottle.

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Photo of sholland119
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a clear amber with ruby highlights, a thin white head and decent lacing.

S-Caramel malts with an undertone of citrus and earthy hops.

T-Medium caramel malt with a light citrus hop finish.

M-Medium bodied and dry.

D-Nicely drinkable. This probably has lost some hop character but it's still a fine beer.


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Photo of hooliganlife
4.52/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

poured from a 22oz into imp pint glass

poured hazy yellow with a hint of amber. smell was quite hoppy with tons of citrus notes, grapfruit comes to mind. The taste was very balanced with the wet hops dominating. slight biscuit flavor from the malts. slightly carbonated and left beautiful head retention. with the lower ABV, this is one sessionable ipa. I drank this way quicker than I wanted to so I had to get some more. I wish this was available year round.

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Photo of david131
4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

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Photo of Jayli
4.12/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a burnt cloudy orange with a one finger of off white head. Head recedes quickly but leaves nice wispy streaks of lacing. Nose is of major floral hops, some hints of grains and caramel malts underline the nose. Taste is of grassy hops up front, though somewhat muted, burnt malts fill the middle with a major floral hop burst in the finish. Medium body, medium carbonation, nice crisp feel with a slightly sticky finish. This is a great sessionable beer.

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Photo of JDV
4.47/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from trade with Holdenn
Glowing, gorgeous multi shaded amber pour with a creamy lasting beige head, and some lacing. Smell is rich, fruity hops, a bit spicy, and sweet. Very nice big bold, spicy, biting, sharp, hop flavor and some pine and lots of green fresh character as well. Crisp carbonation and rich creamy body. Citrusy flavors and a bittersweet grapefruit flavor lingers on into the finish. Probably my new favorite fresh hop beer. Very nicely done and another awesome beer by Three Floyds. Can't thank you enough for this one, Matt!

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Broo Doo from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 463 ratings.