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
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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Ratings: 1,659 | Reviews: 446
Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to THECPJ for the share! From notes on 12/5.

A: Pours a hazy amber/orange with a nice white, fluffy head. Good head retention and lacing.

S: Mostly floral hops, slightly grassy. Get some grapefruit and a slight hint of pine at the end.

T: Lots of grapefruit and citrus on this one. Again, a grassy flavor comes out. I also get some orange as well. Nice light malts to sort of balance it out. Has a dry, bitter finish.

M/D: Medium bodied with nice carbonation. A very good IPA here, overly hopped and if you like that it in an IPA this one is for you.

Photo of mothman
3.67/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Shared by kbutler1

Pours 1/4 finger of white head. Color is a peach orange.

Aroma: a lot of fruit up front. Mangoes, oranges, pineapple. Floral hops and bready malts.

Taste: Tons of grapefruit citurs. Floral hops and bready malts again. A decent balance to this. Mandarin oranges and mangoes also show.

Mouthfeel: Bitter, but smooth. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends with a hop resin feel.

Overall, a decent wet but, but a bit too malty. Decent drinkability here. I did like all the fruit flavors.

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared at a tasting today.

The beer is yellowish orange with a lasting white head and sparse lacing. Fresh hop aroma with tropical fruits. Oh yeah. Really nice flavor. Plenty of hop character, along with tropical fruit, citrus. Very mild and subdued malt bill, which is great. A terrific wet hop beer.

Photo of billab914
3.78/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into my Southern Tier tulip glass. Pours a cloudy bright orange color wit ha one finger white head. Good lacing on the glass as I drank it.

Aroma is hoppy and citrusy with grapefruit and pineapple. Taste has some of the citrus as well but pine and bitterness dominate the flavor. Taste reminds me a lot of Ruination.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good, it's very bitter and piney which effects drinkability for me. Could have used a little more citrus flavor to smooth it out.

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A great big thanks to lightindarkness for trading this to me and giving me the chance to taste this fine brew. I'm a big fan of harvest ales, and this is a nice one from one of my favorite breweries. Pours a slightly hazy orange/amber with a head that fades to a thin cap but leaves some spotty lacing.Beautiful fresh hop smell, herbal and citrusy and maybe even a touch vegetal- but pleasantly so. Taste has similar herbal notes as well as some citrus, but here there is much more of a piney note and the herbal notes don't go so far as to be vegetal. Nicely integrated, and somewhat soft in the mouth up front, there is a slight spiciness and herbal bitterness at the end. Very easy to drink, delicious.

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.81/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

650 mL bottle poured into a chalice.

Appearance - Hazy orange body with an ample white head. Sticky foam clings inside the glass.

Smell - Musty pine hops. Resiny with some grapefruit notes. Lacks the hop presence of other Three Floyds IPAs.

Taste - Similar in hop profile to the nose, with a cracker malt flavor. Bitter in the finish and dry.

Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation and fairly bitter, but still easy drinking.

Overall - While better than most IPAs, it's a little disapppointing. Looking for a juicier hop profile, but this falls just slightly flat compared to regular release from Three Floyds.

Photo of corby112
4.6/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a cloudy dark golden orange color with golden burnt orange hues when held to a light source and a two finger frothy, pillowy off-white yellowish head that slowly fades into a lasting cap that coats the glass with chunks of soapy lacing.

Floral earthy hop aroma with a very strong citrus presence as well as some earthy pine notes and a caramel malt backbone with some biscuit/graham cracker notes. Dank resinous hop oils are prominent with citrus lemon and orange peel and a large pine character. The smell of this beer makes me salivate. One of the better smelling harvest ales I've encountered.

Floral earthy hops up front with a strong citrus presence. hints of grapefruit as well as orange and lemon peel. This beer is incredibly fresh and the dank oily hops provide the perfect dry yet sweet mouthfeel with a nice balance of floral notes and earthy dry pine. The mouthfeel is on the lighter end of medium body but has a slight creaminess that increases the drinkability dramatically. Subtle caramel malt backbone with hints of biscuit and graham cracker provide a nice balance but do not interfere with the hoppy goodness in the least bit. Very slight alcohol warmth is the finish but other wise the ABV is very well masked. As mentioned above this beer should be consumed fresh when it's bursting with amazing sweet, dry bitter hoppy flavor. Dangerously drinkable and probably the best harvest ale I've ever had. Highly recommended.

Photo of HopHead84
4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I found this review written on an envelope under some papers on my desk. I received this as an extra in a trade with Pwoods, which is awesome because I didn't have to trade for it. I collected trolls when I was a 6 years old so this beer is nostalgic.

Poured into a pint glass, the beer is orangish gold with a nice two finger head. The retention and lacing are both excellent.

The aroma is of fresh hops. Grapefruit, and grassy, earthy, piney wet hops. Alcohol is apparent as well. The flavor is bitter grapefruit hops with a caramel malt backbone. The hops have notes of pine and an earthiness with some alcohol. The finish is long, dry, and bitter.

The beer has great carbonation, a medium-full body, and a sticky mouthfeel.

Photo of barleywinefiend
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a hazy dark orangish color with a nice white cap and decent head retention

S: A nice big fruit basket with loads of tropical fruits and hint of pine

T. Big tropical fruit notes, mainly tangerine, pineapple and grapefruits. A nice biscuity malt presence as well. A little sweet with some moderate bitterness which begins and finishes the same.

M. Medium bodied, well carbonated, a bit sweet with a medium hop bitterness

O: A great fresh hop IPA.

Photo of John_M
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Poured from a bottle recently brought back by a friend from work (who was lucky enough to be at the brewpub a couple weeks back).

Pretty tasty IPA, with a nice balance of sweet malt and hoppy goodness in the finish. The beer has some interesting green, leafy tobacco notes in the nose and on the palate, which I assume represents the wet hop character in this beer. The finish is dry, hoppy and clean otherwise, in what comes across as a pretty big mouthful of IPA. There are better wet hop IPA's out there, but regardless, this is a very well made, easy to appreciate (if you're a hophead) IPA.

Very nice beer...

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

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer has a crystal clear warm deep orange body with a gentle carbonation of tiny bubbles. There is a thin off-white spongy head that last for a short bit.

S- The smell of big green herbal hops with a peach note finishes with a very nice cat pee pungency.

T- The soft pale malt sweetness gives way to the green resiny smooth hops flavor that has a hop water quality. There is a grapefruit zest note then a smooth hop bitterness that lingers after the finish.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a slightly creamy texture to it and no alcohol heat at the finish.

D- This beer has a good bold but smooth hop flavor with some nice malt flavors underneath for support.

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

A 650 mL bomber courtesy of AnnieK at Christmas.

A: The IPA is a light orange color, especially brilliant due to its clarity. No sediment, no haze, no nothing obscures this beauty. A head of nearly 3 fingers bubbled up in my new AleSmith glass (thanks swnicholson) and is lacing nicely.

S: The hops citrusy, thick but restrained, still dripping with fresh oils. The citrus has a light mint scent that is a welcome addition.

T: The fresh hops mix nicely with the caramel malt body. The breadiness has just enough punch to really come through. The hops are, especially as the ale warms, quite bitter. They exude citrus and oily mint. The bitterness could be much bigger than it is, such is the wonder of a freshly-hopped ale. The finish leaves a pleasant, stinging bite.

M: The fresh hops really make a mark on the taste, bitter but smooth and subtle. They are also big enough, flavorful enough to really stand out as an IPA.

D: The ale has a low alcohol level that rarely ever appears, content to hide in the background behind the luxurious hops. A very enjoyable beer.

Photo of Axnjxn
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

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

Thanks goes out to beerwolf77 for this brew.

22oz. Bomber

Pours a nice cloudy dark golden yellow color, nice carbonation, nice little creamy off-white head, with some nice sticky lacing left behind. The nose is hoppy, with some malts, citrus, and pine notes. The taste is slightly sweet, a pretty nice hoppy note, with some nice malts thrown in, citrus, and some pine notes. Medium body, slight chewyness, with a nice dry/bitter finish. Drinkable, a pretty tasty IPA.

Photo of ppoitras
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22oz bottle obtained via trade with kmpitz2. Thanks for the opportunity.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" beige head over the slightly cloudy orangey amber brew. Head holds its own, with average lacing. Aroma is sweet and citrusy. Taste starts with moderate sweetness, which is quickly balanced and slightly overpowered by citrus hoppiness, which carries on through the slightly numbing close. Mouthfeel is SUH-mooooth, and drinkability is awesome. Incredible rep of the American IPA style.

Photo of JohnGalt1
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Inflatablechair brought this one over recently.... Thanks Sam! This one tasted Uber-Fresh!!

Pours hazy deep golden/orangish... very nice head and retention.

Nose shows bright hoppiness reminiscent of thick fresh cut grass and plenty of pine... smells resinous with some background grainy malts that helps push the hops up and out of the glass.

Flavor has just bits of pine up front that quickly move into waves of weedy funky grassy hops.. some pithy citrus lets you know it is definitely American.. reminds me of alot of the other FFF hop forward beers, but that is NOT a problem... some pale malts play well with the hops.. I think this was from our 10/10/10 tasting.. The "freshness" was a big player.

Thanks Sam for not bogarting this one. ;-)

4/4/4/4/4.5

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

This beer pours a apricot orange in color with a very light off white head. It's moderately cloudy for an IPA/Harvest ale. It smells excellent. There are very bitter hops upfront followed by a whole lot of citrus. I'm detect orange, grapefruit, and lemons. It also has a nice and sweet malty backbone. The flavor is definitely of bitter hops. The malty sweetness follows but it isn't nearly as strong as in the nose. A good amount of alcohol finishes off the taste, which is surprising for only being 7.5%. It drinks pretty crisp and the carbonation attacks your taste buds. It gives me cotton mouth. It's pretty drinkable but it's nothing too special as far as Harvest ales are concerned.

Photo of Duff27
3.99/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Cloudy light orange on top on an inch tall white head. Average lacing.

S- Citrus front and center. Might be my favorite part of this one.

T- Grapefruit. Piney hops, caramel malts. Deliciously drinkable.

M- Slightly thin it seems. Carbonation isn't as noticeable as I feel it should be...but what do I know?

D/O- This drinks awesome. Not too bitter, not too sweet. Putting down a bomber of this would be child's play. Thanks to PTMcB for sharing!

Photo of Gobzilla
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured an opaque apricot peach orange with yellow highlights that had good retention and a white bubbly head but it didi leave a little lacing sticking to the glass.

S: It definitely had nice piney grassy hop character with good caramel malt presence along side slight citrus and some underlying booze.

T: the hop profile was pretty piney grassy like the nose with citrus grapefruit accents that help propel the bitter bite but it did have a good balance and sweetness from the caramel malts.

M: the brew was medium in body with a good amount of carbonation which had a sweet, citric, bitter hop, and sticky finish.

D: it drank really good but I'm glad that I was able to drink a more fresh version to compare how the hops have died out through time. Definitely a beer to try fresh.

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

22 oz bottle picked up at West Lakeview liquors for $9 or so.

Pours a clear orange/amber, thin white head forms, nice chunky lacing, good retention, settles to a thin layer. Smell is 3F, caramel, pine/nice floral, oranges and tangerine, very fresh hop aroma, fruity, nice. Taste is sweet and malty, sugars, bread and caramel, nice pine and tangerine middle, sugar, balanced finished, nice fresh bitterness. Mouthfeel is is medium bodied with low to medium carbonation, very drinkable. Nicely done beer, very fresh hops, goes down easy.

Photo of Bighuge
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Regal copper body. Thick, dense cap of dirty white froth. Retention and lace qualities are outstanding. Good nose of fruity hop goodnesss....tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple. Aroma is actually pretty delicate and refined. Flavor brings more of the same. Nice fruity hop qualities, but also a definite grassiness, which adds a little extra dimension. Nice resinous tones also backed up by a nice toffeeish malt backbone. Lightly carbonated and medium-full bodied. Bitterness makes itself known in a nice way. This is enjoyable.

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

Bottle thanks to mbierz.
22oz bottle poured into a Pint, but not my Three Floyds, duh.

A - Pours a dark, murky orange with a finger and a half yellow-cream colored foamy head. Great retention and lacing left on the glass.

S - Pine and very citrusy - Orange, pineapple, grapefruit.

T - The pineapple hits me first, then some sour green apple, and a pine finish. Nice.

D - Good carbonation, slightly sticky in the mouth, a touch bitter also.

O - A nice fresh harvest. I really enjoyed this.

Photo of scruffwhor
3.98/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a great, slightly cloudy, amber color, but with very sparse, lethargic bubbling. Very little to no head also gives this beer just a par appearance. Great sell though. Like a hoppy, candied orange with some hints of flowers and syupy candy. The taste has that great, candy like citrus bitternss right up front. The hops and malt meld together so well. Can someting be so bitter that its actually sweet. Oranges,brown sugar, pine, sweet biscuits. Pretty good. But of a funky finis though. ery strong palate up front, but fades pretty fast. The sweet bitternes, is a bit too much to have more than one in a night for me.

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 bluejacket74
4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a hazy amber/orange color with a half-inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both pretty good. Aroma is citrus (grapefruit, pineapple) and pine hops along with some caramel malt. The taste is the same as the aroma, citrus and pine hops and caramel malt. It's a little more hoppy than malty, but for the most part there's good balance in this brew. There's also has a good bitter hoppy finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium and it has good carbonation. Drinkability is very good, it's smooth and easy to drink. I think this is a pretty good IPA, I'll definitely have to buy more of this in the future. I'm sure it'll be even better fresh.

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