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Broo Doo - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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1,351 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,351
Reviews: 412
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 355
Gots: 94 | 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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FosterJM

California

4.23/5  rDev -0.9%

1619th Review on BA
Bottle to LA Teku
22oz

Thanks to Pmoney for this one

App- I liked this color. It was almost a pure orange and when you look at it, it was almost a clear peach like color in the center. A small 1/2" head that faded pretty quickly and only had a couple dots of cling on the side of the glass.

Smell- It was fairly sweet on the nose, with a bit of werthers original candy and then went into a good hoppy note with some cream and a bit of a paired earthy grass note. Overall, a nicer aromatic beer that didnt go overboard with a giant hop kick or a malt bomb.

Taste- Its a very nice IPA. Its one of the better wet hop beers that I have had. It took away some of that large caramel bite that some have and instead tamed down the earthiness and went with a more citrus, sweet and creamy hop flavor. A good amount of balance to it and fairly hidden 7% makes it quite enjoyable.

Mouth- A pretty solid medium body with a good medium creamy carbonation on the back. The finish is the creamy hops and a tinge of residual booze.

Drink- I thought it was good. As I said the flavors work well together but dont really compete all that much with eachother. The more I drank the creamier it became and then finsished it rather quickly. I would say as I did before. Best wet hop I've had.

11-19-2012 16:25:48 | More by FosterJM
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mynie

Indiana

4.18/5  rDev -2.1%

Awesome bottle, nearly perfect AIPA pour. Perfect amber orange blend with a wonderful white head that sticks around for days.

Smells of a bold, west coast hop profile and an insanely strong malt. Both are capital-I Intense, and they balance each other out quite well--it's kind of surprising that this is only 5.5%. There's also some bigs nodes of ethanol and hoppy pine, as as it gets warmer.

Tastes an awful lot like it smells, intense and maybe jut a wee too bit acerbic for its own good. HUGE pine. These are pineiest pine hops that ever pined before. Alcohol, citrus hops, and syrup malt cut into the pine, but oh good god that pine is in charge.

Good, but a little offbalance.

12-25-2008 03:25:28 | More by mynie
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tpd975

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

My brother picked this one up along with numerous other midwest brews.

A: Pours a lovely golden yellow with a big bubbly head that dies down quickly. Sheet after sheet of lacing.

S: Yeah these are fresh green wet hops. Tons of fresh cut grass and floral scents. Sweet pine sap and hints of fresh squeezed Florida grapefruit.

T: I love the smell, this baby is all about hops. Fresh green grass and and grapefruit assaults the tongue. Typical of 3 Floyd's brews not much in the malt category.

M: Medium to full bodied brew with a dry characteristic.

D: So drinkable, nearly sessionable.

Overall: My favorite harvest ale to date, and this one has a few months age on it. I love 3 Floyd's for their aggressive hops and this one does not disappoint. Tons of flavor and so enjoyable. Man I wish I had a case of this one. My favorite IPA in quite awhile.

01-16-2008 03:05:05 | More by tpd975
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

3.53/5  rDev -17.3%

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.

12-23-2010 19:45:54 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-14-2011 13:26:32 | More by EgadBananas
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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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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +1.4%

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.

11-27-2008 18:44:29 | More by Reagan1984
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Brent

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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.

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

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -6.3%

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

New York

4.38/5  rDev +2.6%

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.

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

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

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-27-2013 01:31:02 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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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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merlin48

Kentucky

4.18/5  rDev -2.1%

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.

12-07-2007 13:57:32 | More by merlin48
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-17-2014 04:48:08 | More by mattmarka1
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morimech

Minnesota

3.65/5  rDev -14.5%

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.

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

Oregon

2/5  rDev -53.2%

11-18-2013 05:05:27 | More by kscaldef
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-07-2013 19:31:13 | More by BMart
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Sean9689

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +1.4%

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.

03-20-2009 00:21:00 | More by Sean9689
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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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Florida9

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

11-05-2010 02:00:35 | More by Florida9
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ehammond1


4.1/5  rDev -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.

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

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-09-2012 02:12:50 | More by warnerry
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prototypic

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev -3.3%

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.

04-14-2009 03:00:04 | More by prototypic
Broo Doo from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 1,351 ratings.