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Broo Doo - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 1,355
Reviews: 413
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 357
Gots: 97 | FT: 4
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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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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.98/5  rDev -6.8%

Big thanks goes out to enelson for sending me this one as an extra in a past trade! Served from bottle into a Stone nonic. Poured yellow-orange with a three finger off-white head that subsided to one finger slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, caramel, citrus, and citrus hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, caramel, citrus, citrus hop, caramel hop, and earth. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. Had a really nice malt backbone going on here. This bottle was a little old if I am honest as I found it hiding away in my cellar after moving but was still quite tasty. This one had a very nice appearance to it per the style. The aroma was also very inviting and pleasant on the nose. A definite must try if you get the chance without a doubt.

07-06-2011 18:47:01 | More by thagr81us
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev -3.3%

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.

07-19-2009 21:18:39 | More by bluejacket74
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twiggamortis420

Texas

4.46/5  rDev +4.4%

22 oz bottle courtesy of fthomasl's dad pours a lightly hazed gold color with an ample off white head. Nice retention and lace.

Nose is tropical as fuck...juicy and grapefruit galore. Hops are just a melange of wet grass -> citrus -> tropical -> pine. Wet, juicy fruit deliciousness

Taste is bubblegum, tropical fruit, juicy fruit gum...wow, just an amazing mix of light malt and hop flavors. Wow...a truly revolutionary brew. Love it.

11-23-2013 03:27:36 | More by twiggamortis420
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AgentZero

Illinois

3.2/5  rDev -25.1%

A - Golden orange color with a three finger, eggshell white head that had decent retention.

S - Fruity, lot of wet hops, like it says on the bottle. Also a ton of alcohol on this one that I thought diminished the smell a lot.

T - Some resiny hops, very bitter. I didn't like the combination of bitter pine and sugar, just didn't work for me. Bad phenol aftertaste in there. There's some interesting tropical fruit in here, but doesn't do enough to save the beer.

M - Medium bodied with a fairly high dose of carbonation.

D - Normally I drink the whole bomber, but gave half of this one to my friend as I didn't like it enough to finish it.

10-29-2010 03:32:24 | More by AgentZero
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vfgccp

New York

4/5  rDev -6.3%

10-20-2013 12:45:00 | More by vfgccp
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4/5  rDev -6.3%

07-04-2012 03:52:21 | More by bsuedekum
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.29/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

11-09-2013 01:48:15 | More by Axnjxn
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Duff27

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev -6.8%

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!

11-25-2010 02:55:20 | More by Duff27
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Haybeerman

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-26-2014 18:32:59 | More by Haybeerman
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gford217

Georgia

4.1/5  rDev -4%

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

An aggressive pour produces a bright, slightly hazy amber brew with a pillowy off-white head that leaves a cap and decent lacing.

The aroma is dominated by bright green hops, resulting in lots of lemon and orange aromas with hints of other light fruits such as apricot and peaches. There is also some sweet caramel malts underneath.

The taste is very citrusy from start to finish with lots of lemons and some grapefruit. The malts seem a little more biscuity than the aroma and the finish is slightly bitter with a little less sweetness overall than the aroma.

The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with lots of carbonation and a slightly dry, bitter finish.

This is a very good harvest IPA and extremely drinkable. Another nice brew from Three Floyds.

01-14-2009 23:56:18 | More by gford217
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Gobzilla

California

4.03/5  rDev -5.6%

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.

10-09-2010 08:38:49 | More by Gobzilla
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francisweizen

Alaska

4.43/5  rDev +3.7%

Fresh-ish 22oz brown glass bomber. Glowing golden orange/amber with a nice tight, white, head of foam. Lacing and retention are decent if not mind blowing. Aromas of fresh piney citrusy hops as well as bread basket biscuity malts, with a nice candy hop sweetness as well. Taste is chewy pine resin hop and fresh baked bread malt with some other nice complexities in the mix as well. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, light and refreshing which lends an excellent drinkability to this product. Awesome stuff. Probably even better fresh and on tap in the midwest.

09-24-2008 04:46:34 | More by francisweizen
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

3.78/5  rDev -11.5%

A: Pours a slightly hazy gold with a thin, creamy white head.

S: On the nose, Broo Doo is exactly what one would expect from a beer that is brewed with wet hops. Huge aromas of orange, lemon, grapefruit, mint, sage, and pine are easily detectable.

T: Resinous on the palate with notes of pine, spruce, peppermint, sage, grapefruit, bitter orange, lemon, caramel, cream, biscuits, and an earthy, onion-like bitterness. The finish is sticky and hoppy, with citrus and pine flavors galore.

M: Medium bodied and sticky, but still relatively smooth. Carbonation is not overpowering, but is still present. It has that resinous feel that one normally expects of American IPAs.

O: Don't expect restraint or subtlety here. Broo Doo is a big, hoppy beer and is clearly not trying to be anything else. It succeeds at what it's trying to do, but also brings nothing new to the table. If the resinous, citrusy, herbal flavors of the hops and the creamy, biscuity flavors of the malt were better integrated, it would be an excellent, if predictable, take on the style. As is, however, it is merely a very solid brew for the average American hophead.

11-23-2011 16:41:27 | More by mrfrancis
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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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Brenden

Ohio

4.15/5  rDev -2.8%

These notes are from a while back, but they're good.

The color is a bright, fairly thick orange with a bit of haziness along with the brightness. A nearly white head is just about a finger tall and shows some stick and substance, retaining itself well and dropping legs and patches of lacing on the glass.
Citrus is here, but pine takes the show at first. Big and resinous in the aroma, eventually some other tropical fruits and citrus are allowed to come out. As it sits, more of the fruits and a bit of caramel malt come out.
Resinous pine hits the tongue hard but doesn't kill the palate, as a creamy caramel malt brings up some sweetness before it reaches the breaking point. The bitterness is big for sure. A bit of the tropical fruits come out, but not as much as in the nose, which is slightly fresher and more complex than the flavor.
The body is medium and carbonation moderate-medium. There's crispness that never gives in, even as it slides aside to make room for a lush, smooth feel as it goes. This one flows very nicely.

12-30-2011 19:41:07 | More by Brenden
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ROGUE16

Delaware

4/5  rDev -6.3%

09-25-2013 00:00:01 | More by ROGUE16
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aasher

Indiana

4.05/5  rDev -5.2%

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.

02-03-2011 06:28:16 | More by aasher
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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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sweemzander

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

09-24-2013 14:27:32 | More by sweemzander
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enelson

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-16-2011 20:07:54 | More by enelson
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cokes

Wisconsin

4.2/5  rDev -1.6%

Hazy toasted gold with a dense rise of buttercream head which laces exceptionally well, and retains moderately.
Tropical fruit nose, especially passion fruit, papaya, and apricot, with a backing resinousness and orange rinds, and some traces of peppery herbals.
Malt brings a honeyed foundation into the mouth. A touch bready and sweet, but mostly it just stays out of the way. Hops bring a kaleidoscope of fruits much like the nose, but perhaps just dialed down a notch in intensity. Papaya, guava, mandarine orange, apricot. Bitterness is moderately low, considering, but some dried herbal and bitter flower notes hit late.
Carbonation is generally low, but steady as tiny bubbles feed a full mouthfeel that maintains a taut muscularity and doesn't feel bloated.
This is a thoroughly enjoyable juicy-fruit hop bomb, yet it not so mouth-rakingly hoppy as to impede drinkability. The nose promises a touch more than the flavor delivers, but it's close, and I'm not complaining. It's a great example of a wet-hopped ale.

12-06-2010 06:28:45 | More by cokes
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pathman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

07-14-2013 00:05:32 | More by pathman
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whartontallboy

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-15-2011 02:24:48 | More by whartontallboy
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blackie

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

a: bright, clean copper-amber color, light but fully retained head

s: fresh hops - very citrusy and tropical with a sugary sweet-tarts aroma, grapefruit, reasonably balanced with a supporting but out-of-the way pale malt base, gentle caramel sweetness, alcohol coming out after warming, like the tack of this ipa

m: carbonation light-moderate, carrying the flavors, body also light edging towards medium

t: sweet tart hops, big on the citrus, juicy tropical flavors, sugary middle, clean caramel back, strong pine bitterness in the finish, a bit flat in flavor depth - or maybe just clean and bright-flavored, but a quality ipa all told

delete and re-review, last bottle shared with mr. lou was old or something

11-22-2010 04:32:26 | More by blackie
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -6.3%

06-08-2013 14:22:11 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
Broo Doo from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 1,355 ratings.